Switcher: A Better Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows

Switcher: A Better Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows

While working with multiple programs and open Windows, sometimes you may feel lost. The folders stack together in groups and the windows lay over each other, making it difficult to switch to a desired window quickly. We have earlier covered Outtasight – a free utility for Windows which can hide running programs and applications instantly […]

5 Places to Find Twitter Lists to Follow

5 Places to Find Twitter Lists to Follow

Despite the popularity of Twitter, there are still many people and small businesses who are either just starting out or are trying to figure out how to use it. There are tons of different Twitter 101 articles out there, this is not one of them. What you will get from this post is where to […]

How to Create Screencasts in Linux

How to Create Screencasts in Linux

MakeTechEasier.com is exploring the possibility of creating screencasts for our users, so that we can quickly visualize some of the tutorials that might make more sense in a video format. In researching this, we found an awful lot of software for desktop recording. These programs can differ widely in features like video quality, performance, and […]

Beginner’s Guide to Grep

Beginner’s Guide to Grep

There is a classic bit of computer wisdom that states “If you’ve got a problem, and decide to solve it with regular expressions, now you’ve got two problems.” This of course stems from the perception that regular expressions are a complicated mix of magic characters and Voodoo. Regular expressions can allow you to achieve elegant […]

5 Online Code Editors to Help You Code On The Go

5 Online Code Editors to Help You Code On The Go

Flame wars over one’s choice of editor are a regular occurrence on almost all the tech mailing lists that I subscribe to. In fact, in my opinion, the amount of time and energy that is spent on debating this topic can be easily spent on researching the feature set of a perfect editor that would […]

Topsy vs Tweetmeme

Topsy vs Tweetmeme

Real time search is a big buzzword these days. Almost every search engine will pull up some results from Twitter and other social sites. What happens when you want to search only social sites? Social search engines have been gaining popularity with everyone from news providers to the everyday person like you and me. They […]

How to Install QtCurve in KDE

How to Install QtCurve in KDE

In a previous MTE article, you learned how to create a unified desktop using the KDE 4 Oxygen themes for KDE, GTK, and Firefox. Oxygen is clean, simple, and visually pleasing, but some people want a little more flexibility. QtCurve is a theming system that gives you the configuring power to have varieties of themes, […]

How to Automate Your Social Media Life

How to Automate Your Social Media Life

Anyone who is on a few social networking sites knows that it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. It can take up a lot of your time, and so you are thinking of ways to continue being on top of your social media life without forsaking all the other things that are important to you. […]

Quick Review: What You Should Expect For Ubuntu 10.04

Quick Review: What You Should Expect For Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu is set to release their next Long Term Support version at the end of April, and we now have a beta version to look at and see what we can expect. There are some pretty big changes coming in Lucid Lynx, many of which are partly or fully implemented in the current beta. There […]

Yoono: Manage All Your Social Networks at One Place

Yoono: Manage All Your Social Networks at One Place

How many social networking accounts do you have to maintain? Two? Three? or did I hear five? There is Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Friendfeed and so many social networks that installing a separate desktop client for each one of them is not possible. There are individual desktop clients like TweetDeck for Twitter, Twhirl for Friendfeed and […]

5 Easy Ways to Schedule Your Tweets

5 Easy Ways to Schedule Your Tweets

Twitter has taken over the Internet by storm. In the last year and half, Twitter has become one of those companies that even the mainstream media keeps track of. Not even a single day passes by without a mention of Twitter either in the news or in newspapers. Twitter is the darling and a poster […]

How to Secure Your Internet Connection via SSH

How to Secure Your Internet Connection via SSH

Wouldn’t it be great if all the Internet connection in the World are secure and encrypted and you don’t have to worry about hackers sniffing your data in the network? Apparently, that does not exist in the real world. Most of the time, when you are using a public network, you are exposing yourself to […]

How to Selectively Color Images in 5 Minutes

How to Selectively Color Images in 5 Minutes

Using color to highlight a particular portion of your image can have drastic effects on the end result. Using photo editors like Photoshop and Gimp you can emphasize whatever colors you choose in an image. Music videos and films like Sin City used this extensively, and the resulting look can be replicated in Gimp in […]

How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.2 in Ubuntu 9.10

How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.2 in Ubuntu 9.10

Few free software projects have had as large of an impact as OpenOffice.org.  It is used by millions of users all over the world and is the primary competition to Microsoft Office in the desktop market.  The latest version of OpenOffice.org (3.2) adds a number of notable features worth trying.  Among them are: Faster startup […]

BaseKit: Easily Create a Website From Photoshop

BaseKit: Easily Create a Website From Photoshop

Let’s imagine the scenario: you are a designer, well versed in Photoshop and you wanted to convert that great design of yours into a concrete web site. How can you do this in the easiest possible way? You have two solutions: Learn HTML (you probably need to know PHP as well) and code it up […]

YuuGuu – Free and Easy Web Conferencing

YuuGuu – Free and Easy Web Conferencing

Have you ever had the need to show your screen to someone because it was too hard to talk them through something? Whether it is for school, work or just to show someone what you are doing on your computer, screen sharing is a great way to show someone exactly what you you want them […]

How To Pin Any Files/Folders To Windows 7 Taskbar

How To Pin Any Files/Folders To Windows 7 Taskbar

One of the greatest improvement in Windows 7 is the taskbar. You can now pin applications to the taskbar and launch it with a single click. There is also the jumplist where you can pin a file/folder/url/specific action to a particular application. When everything seems great, I have only one complaint. There is no options […]