A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

While working with too many programs in Windows, you must have encountered the famous dialog box “This program is not responding”. After this dialog box is shown, the desktop freezes for a while and may be the screen goes black. Next, you are shown an option to end the program, clicking which terminates the program […]

How To Set Up And Manage Parental Control On Mac

How To Set Up And Manage Parental Control On Mac

It was almost noon and the sun shines a little bit too bright that day. I was waiting for the red light to turn to green in that busy intersection when a tired-looking newspaper boy offers me the half-priced morning edition. The headline struck me: Facebook Murder in Australia. The green light and loud inpatient […]

Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Over the past few months I have written several posts on different ways to back up your digital life. Part of the reason I keep writing about different backup options is, people STILL don’t do it. The majority of people I know are in the “I wish I had a backup.” camp. The more people […]

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

Bloggers, have you ever been in the situation where you want to make changes to your site (such as changing of theme, installing new plugins etc), but afraid that it will break your site? A lot of time, we wish to implement some changes and see how it looks like on the live site, without […]

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Backup is easily the most important step in computer maintenance. No matter how secure you believe your computer to be, having a complete copy of all your data is essential to ensure that your most important memories are safeguarded. My backup solution has evolved from the perennial “copy and paste” method to incremental backups using […]

2 Extensions to Spice Up Google Chrome’s Startup Page

2 Extensions to Spice Up Google Chrome’s Startup Page

Google Chrome is one of the fastest and easiest to use browsers developed till date. With a pile of useful Chrome extensions developed every day, nothing beats Google Chrome when it comes to customizing the browser and using it the way you want. We have earlier discussed some Chrome extensions which help you spice up […]

Peppermint OS – A New Take on the Web-Centric Desktop

Peppermint OS – A New Take on the Web-Centric Desktop

There are a LOT of Linux distros out there, so when it comes to distro reviews, we here at MakeTechEasier usually only go in for the ones offering something unique. Nearly all operating systems these days seem to be transitioning toward a faster and more web-centric experience. Some have embraced it more than others, and […]

TunesRemote: Remote Control iTunes With Your Android Phone

TunesRemote: Remote Control iTunes With Your Android Phone

There are plenty of apps that allow you to remote control your iTunes from other computers, iPhone or even iPod Touch, but when it comes to Android, the choice is limited (as of now). TunesRemote is one of the few that give you the ability to control your iTunes from your Android phone. While it […]

Beginner’s Guide To Watching HTML5 Video In Your Browser

Beginner’s Guide To Watching HTML5 Video In Your Browser

There has been much news and debate regarding HTML5 video, which is not even considered an official standard yet. The urgency from some individuals and organizations (particularly Apple), reflects the bad taste that Adobe Flash Player has left in many mouths. HTML5 video is an effort to make streaming video on the web more accessible, […]

Turn Your Ubuntu Lucid to Mac OS X

Turn Your Ubuntu Lucid to Mac OS X

We have previously done so with Ubuntu Hardy and Intrepid. Now, we are back again, this time with Ubuntu Lucid. Being a long term release, Ubuntu Lucid comes with plenty of design changes that make all our previous Ubuntu to Mac OS X tutorial obsolete. Nevertheless, with a modified Mac4Lin theme and the maturity of […]

How To Make the Most of Dropbox – Part II

How To Make the Most of Dropbox – Part II

Following on from last week’s Dropbox guide, I will demonstrate some of the more advanced tricks that can be performed using Dropbox’s sync tool. 1. Remotely launch Bittorrent downloads. I like to keep my various Linux distributions up-to-date and one of the ways I manage this is to ensure that as soon as the latest […]

6 Ways to Reclaim Your Privacy When Using Google Products

6 Ways to Reclaim Your Privacy When Using Google Products

Google knows a lot about you. To date, they’ve been pretty good about handling that information responsibly, but many people are still concerned over the quality and quantity of information held by the search giant. Additionally, other websites have learned to expect that we all use Google and have created tools to harvest as much […]

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

If you have ever used a computer, you know how from time to time you get a stubborn application that just won’t close. When you are using a Windows machine, you can summon the Task Manager with Ctrl + Alt +Delete. There are times however, the Task Manager can’t even motivate the application to close. […]

Snippet: Keep Your PC Safe from Rogue PDF Files

Snippet: Keep Your PC Safe from Rogue PDF Files

Symantec’s latest white-paper reports that the top web-based attacks observed in 2009 were primarily targeted towards vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and applications that process PDF files. Apparently 49% of all web attacks (up from 11% in 2008) was based on injecting malicious code into a perfectly innocent looking PDF file. This new type of exploit […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

Last week we discussed some safety tips on Gmail and how you can completely secure your email account from getting hacked. Twitter is not an exception and you should be very careful with your Twitter activity. There are a lot of “phishing scams” spreading on Twitter and other social networking sites everyday. People use insane […]

How to Add Image Thumbnails to Related Posts in WordPress

How to Add Image Thumbnails to Related Posts in WordPress

Q: Your site is very helpful to me. Could you please tell me how to embed that related posts like in your site in mine? I have tried a lot of alternatives, can you please tell me how you add that related posts with thumbnails? If you are frequently browsing the Web, you will notice […]

6 Screen Rulers to Make Your Image Fit

6 Screen Rulers to Make Your Image Fit

Since I started blogging for Make Tech Easier, I have had to ensure that all my photos and screenshots did not exceed the maximum size for the post. While there are numerous photo-editors that could cut down a pictures dimensions, it is often better to ensure that the original screenshot you take is of appropriate […]

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

To many people, application launchers are not really worth much attention. After all, it’s just a box to type in a command, right? Perhaps that used to be it, but these days there are some tiny programs that can make a huge difference in productivity. Not only can you run a command, but you can […]