How to Read Your Google Reader Feeds In Microsoft Outlook

How to Read Your Google Reader Feeds In Microsoft Outlook

RSS feeds let you read blog updates and news items from all over the web in a news reader. The most popular web based news reader is Google Reader and we have earlier discussed some Google Chrome extensions to maximize your RSS experience. But in some situations, reading feeds inside a browser may not be […]

Backup and Sync your Google Docs with Gladinet

Backup and Sync your Google Docs with Gladinet

Backing up anything in case of a disaster is never a bad practice. The problem with using a cloud based office suite is, you really don’t have many options to back things up. Sure you can download everything to a USB drive or keep them in an email, but it kind of defeats the purpose. […]

Snippet: How to Create a Mac Boot Entry in Grub2

Snippet: How to Create a Mac Boot Entry in Grub2

If you have just created a dual-boot system with Mac Snow Leopard and Ubuntu Karmic and find that the Grub2 does not boot up your Mac, you can follow the instruction below to add the correct boot entry in Grub2. Boot into Ubuntu Karmic. Open a terminal and type: sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom Add the following […]

18 Essential Apps For Your Android Phone

18 Essential Apps For Your Android Phone

Like any other operating system, most Android phones come preinstalled only with a minimum set of applications that are sufficient to get you started. But to really get the best out of it, you have to go into the Marketplace and grab the third-party apps. Being a geek in my circle of friends, I am […]

Easily Install Windows Applications In Linux With Wine-doors

Easily Install Windows Applications In Linux With Wine-doors

By now, you should have already heard of the popular Wine software that allows you to install Windows applications in Linux. There is also another paid application – CrossOver that utilities Wine and comes with a simplified GUI to help you get the job done easier. Now, here’s another software that is as powerful as […]

Is Google Buzz a Facebook Killer?

Is Google Buzz a Facebook Killer?

While the dust is still settling from Chrome OS, Wave, Android, and the Nexus One, Google drops another big announcement with Google Buzz, a new social networking platform. Some of you may be thinking “they’ve already tried that“. That’s true, but there are a few things that make Buzz particularly interesting. Namely, it’s integrated with […]

Get Mac OS X Features On Windows With Macomfort

Get Mac OS X Features On Windows With Macomfort

Gone are those days when you would have a sleek PC in your cabin and think you know it all. Today, more and more people are experimenting with different operating systems like Linux, Mac OS X and Chrome OS. But let’s face it – buying a brand new Mac isn’t everyone’s cup of tea as […]

Remote Control Your Mac With Your iPhone/iPod Touch

Remote Control Your Mac With Your iPhone/iPod Touch

We know that there are plenty of things that you can do with your iPhone/iPod Touch, and one of the coolest thing of all is to be able to remote control your Mac with your iPhone/iPod Touch. This gives you the convenience to move around your house (or laze in your bed), yet have access […]

8 Places to Find Free Web Templates

8 Places to Find Free Web Templates

Perhaps you want to dabble in web design. Perhaps you want a place to sell your crafts online. Perhaps the lady in the house next door really wants to post pictures of her cat. There are a lot of reasons to want a website, but not everyone is willing or able to design something nice […]

MakeTechEasier Is Now Hosted On KnownHost

MakeTechEasier Is Now Hosted On KnownHost

I am proud to announce that MakeTechEasier is now hosted on Knownhost. About half a year ago, we decided to move out of our shared Hostgator account and migrate to ServInt. Not that Hostgator is no good, it just that MakeTechEasier has grown rapidly over time and we need to get a bigger server to […]

KTorrent: KDE’s BitTorrent client

KTorrent: KDE’s BitTorrent client

Many people use BitTorrent clients to download popular movies, music, and television shows for free, although this practice is illegal in several countries. But legal issues aside, distributing files through torrents is an excellent way to reduce server bandwidth and spread them quickly. For example, many Linux distributions will distribute their ISOs using torrents in addition […]

How to Create a Customized Toolbar for Your Browser

How to Create a Customized Toolbar for Your Browser

Toolbars as they are named, provides us with invaluable help with the set of tools that they come with. But most of the time, the toolbars are from any software developer or online service provider. They serve some purpose but have a little bit of self promotion involved. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could […]

13 Ways To Customize Ubuntu Netbook Remix For Better Usability

13 Ways To Customize Ubuntu Netbook Remix For Better Usability

Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) is a modified version of Ubuntu specially for the netbooks. The latest version of UNR runs Ubuntu Karmic in the backend, but the interface has been heavily customized to make it looks/functions good in small screen. Recently, I installed UNR on my netbook (as a replacement for WinXP). While I like […]

3 Useful Tools To Optimize your Blog’s CSS

3 Useful Tools To Optimize your Blog’s CSS

CSS stands for cascading stylesheets which is an important aspect of modern day web designing. If you are a web designer and know how to design WordPress themes or blogger templates, you can not ignore CSS anymore. However, if you have a blog and want to optimize the CSS files for better performance and quicker […]

5 Useful and Fun GIMP Plug-ins

5 Useful and Fun GIMP Plug-ins

For those of you who use GIMP, you know it is a really great alternative to Photoshop. Like any program, free or not, there is always room for improvement. Plugins are a an easy way to add functionality. GIMP has two different types of plugins, Script-fu and Python-fu. Right out of the box, you can […]