How to Change All Your Mac’s Default Apps

How to Change All Your Mac’s Default Apps

The default Mac applications that come with your new Mac work well enough, but they lack certain features you might be seeking. You can change your Mac’s default applications with the instructions here.

By Alexander Fox -
How to Completely Remove Programs from Windows

How to Completely Remove Programs from Windows

Uninstalling programs in Windows is usually more than just click the Uninstall button. Here we will show you how to completely remove programs in Windows, without any third party tool.

By Robert Zak -
4 Great File Management Tools for Slack

4 Great File Management Tools for Slack

Sometimes file sharing on Slack can be very, very limited in function. If you’re looking to improve that, here are four file management tools for Slack worth trying.

By Derrik Diener -
How to Handle App/OS Freezes in Linux

How to Handle App/OS Freezes in Linux

Like any other software, Linux systems and apps can freeze and stop working at times. Here’s how you can handle App/OS Freezes in Linux.

By Himanshu Arora -
5 User-Friendly Terminal Applications

5 User-Friendly Terminal Applications

The following five user-friendly terminal based applications in this article are proof that the terminal can be intuitive, easy to use & even fun at times.

By Attila Orosz -
Using Evalaze to Virtualize Windows Applications

Using Evalaze to Virtualize Windows Applications

Would it be great if you can bring your Windows apps wherever you go? This article will show you how to use Evalaze to virtualize Windows applications and make them portable.

By Usman Khurshid -
Find Out Which Apps Are Affecting Your Battery Life in Mac

Find Out Which Apps Are Affecting Your Battery Life in Mac

Are you looking for an easy way to make your Mac’s battery last longer when there’s no outlet around? If so, a free and open-source application like gfxCardStatus lets you see exactly which apps are affecting your battery life by using power-hungry graphics.

By Charnita Fance -
Quickly Kill Running Applications from the Menu Bar [Mac]

Quickly Kill Running Applications from the Menu Bar [Mac]

How often do you open the Activity Monitor on your Mac, just to quit a running application? If you’re looking for a really quick way to kill running applications, here is a simple Mac app that lives in the menu bar and lets you kill running applications in one click.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Make Applications Run at Startup in Windows 8

How to Make Applications Run at Startup in Windows 8

In most situations, you will want to have as little apps running during startup as possible, but what if you want to do it the other way – force a particular app to run during startup? Here is how you can do it in Windows 8.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Useful Tips And Tricks For Utilizing Mission Control In Mac

Useful Tips And Tricks For Utilizing Mission Control In Mac

On an average day, I can find myself making use of at least eight applications. From emailing to iMessaging coworkers, almost every application in my dock gets used. Even during an article creation, I will make use of at least four. I would make use of one application for emailing/references, another application for getting sources, […]

By Emmanuel Banks -
How To Be A Rocking Blogger With These Apps [Mac]

How To Be A Rocking Blogger With These Apps [Mac]

For casual blogger, writing a post on your blog is easy. You just have to fire up the browser and start typing on your blog’s text editor. However, if you are a full time blogger, especially in the technology field, you will know that writing posts involve more than just writing. You will need to […]

By Emmanuel Banks -
All About Launchpad for Mac

All About Launchpad for Mac

Launchpad is one of the many programs included in OS X Lion. While it is a good concept, many individuals may find it hard to find the value in the application. If you are unfamiliar with the program, Launchpad is just like the home screen of iOS devices. You have all of your applications, spread […]

By Emmanuel Banks -
10 Juicy Applications For Windows 7

10 Juicy Applications For Windows 7

2011 is gone, and this means it’s time to turn that old bucket of bolts near your desk into a new, pleasant computer. But how do you do this without installing new hardware and spending a ton of money? That’s easy! Install some new, juicy applications that give your computer a change of pace. I […]

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
A Guide to the KDE Notification System

A Guide to the KDE Notification System

KDE offers one of the most comprehensive and flexible notification systems (KNotify). In addition to system notifications, nearly every program has notification settings that are integrated into the larger desktop environment. Moreover, KDE’s notification system is configurable for just about any type of user, including those who need specific accessibility features.

By Tavis J. Hampton -
4 Great Places to Find And Download Portable Applications

4 Great Places to Find And Download Portable Applications

The people who frequently change their computers or travel a lot want to have their data with them all the time. It is not always possible to take a laptop or a computer with them. This is where the concept of portable applications comes in. Portable applications are programs that do not depend on any […]

By Usman Khurshid -
Cog: A Great iTunes Alternative For Mac OS X

Cog: A Great iTunes Alternative For Mac OS X

After iTunes erroneously deleted my music collection a few years ago, I started looking for alternatives. Being a part-time Windows user, I had grown to love the simplicity of Winamp, with its file and folder based music management. Unfortunately there was no port available on OSX. Thankfully, I stumbled across a little open source project […]

By JJ -
StartMenuXP Restores Your Start Menu to XP Style [Windows]

StartMenuXP Restores Your Start Menu to XP Style [Windows]

If you have installed lots of applications in Windows 7, you will find that your Start menu is cluttered, messy and finding the applications you need is no longer a quick and simple task. What makes it worst is that the more applications you have, the slower the Start menu loads. A task that needs […]

By Damien -
How to Try Mac App Store Applications for Free

How to Try Mac App Store Applications for Free

It’s easy to get caught up in the Mac’s App Store trying different applications, and an hour into browsing having spent $100 for a handful of applications, only to find out only one of them is something that you would actually use. There’s actually an easy way to try many of the paid applications for […]

By Laura Tucker -
How to Change Default Programs in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard

How to Change Default Programs in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard

When you choose a file, your Mac tends to open it with a default program, even if you have multiple programs that are designed to work with that type of file. The odds are that your HTML files will open in Safari, your text documents will open in Pages (or if you don’t have Pages […]

By Katie Gatto -
Bartender Lite = A More Useful Android Notification Bar

Bartender Lite = A More Useful Android Notification Bar

One of the most under utilized parts of an Android phone is the notification bar. While it is useful for alerting you of emails, calendar appointments and SMS messages. The Android navigation bar can do so much more. Previously on Make Tech Easier,  we showed you how to put a reminder note in your Android […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
5 More Intriguing KDE Apps

5 More Intriguing KDE Apps

Ever so often, I take a stroll over to KDE-Apps.org and look at some of the fantastic creations people from the KDE community develop. There are a wide range of apps in nearly every category, but I have selected 5 that stand out and would be very useful additions to my desktop and hopefully yours […]

By Tavis J. Hampton -
Android Market (Web) Vs. Appbrain

Android Market (Web) Vs. Appbrain

If you have not heard, the Android Market is now available to view on your desktop browser. I was pretty excited to see the features offered in the web version of the Android Market. However, much like many of you, I have grown comfortable using Appbrain for my Android app searching needs. I’m not going […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
Mastering The Mac App Store, And Its Alternatives

Mastering The Mac App Store, And Its Alternatives

Along with Mac OS X 10.6.6 update, Apple released the Mac version of App Store. The concept of finding, downloading, and updating applications from one place has been proven to be very successful with mobile applications, so Apple wanted to try this also on desktop apps. Despite the controversy, Mac App is also a huge […]

By Jeffry Thurana -
Easily Search And Manage PPAs With Y PPA Manager

Easily Search And Manage PPAs With Y PPA Manager

Installing applications in Ubuntu, in most cases, is as easy as going to the Ubuntu Software Center, search for the application and press the install button. However, there are times when the applications you are looking for is not available in the Ubuntu repository, or that the software version in the repository is outdated. This […]

By Damien -
15+ Useful AppIndicator Applets For Ubuntu

15+ Useful AppIndicator Applets For Ubuntu

Appindicator was first introduced in Ubuntu karmic as a replacement for the Gnome panel applet. It is a small applet to display information from various applications consistently in the panel. It can also be used as a access point to access (and control) the application without having to open the application. if you are running […]

By Damien -
Easy Organization with KDE’s Plasma Shelf Widget

Easy Organization with KDE’s Plasma Shelf Widget

Balancing work, home, school, or any other component of your life can be hectic. Many people use computers with the intention to simplify their lives, but that does not always happen. One of the biggest obstacles to effective use of computers is file and application organization. File managers, docks, panels, task bars, and other similar […]

By Tavis J. Hampton -
How to Selectively Disable UAC Prompt For Certain Applications

How to Selectively Disable UAC Prompt For Certain Applications

Compared to Windows Vista, Windows 7 comes with a less annoying UAC (User Account Control) and also a mean to control how and when you want it to appear. However it is not perfect yet. There are several instances where it will show a prompt when you start an application, and that can be annoying […]

By Damien -
How to Preview Application Window The Quick and Easy Way [Mac]

How to Preview Application Window The Quick and Easy Way [Mac]

In Windows 7, its super easy to see what windows you have open for each application without leaving the window you’re currently in. In OS X however, this is not the case. While there is always Exposé, this requires an extra key-press or gesture, and takes you away from your currently active window. In trying to solve this problem, […]

By Colin Scattergood -
Ninite For Linux: Install Multiple Applications Without Any Hassle

Ninite For Linux: Install Multiple Applications Without Any Hassle

The one thing that almost everyone does after a system reformat is to re-install all the applications and restore the system back to its previous state. A troublesome, boring, and sometime tedious task. It can get worst if you do not have access to the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great if you can install all […]

By Damien -
How to Limit The CPU Usage of Any Process in Linux

How to Limit The CPU Usage of Any Process in Linux

Have you ever experienced the situation where you open one particular application (such as Firefox) and it brings the whole system to a standstill? If you are running a web server, the last thing that you want to see is to have an application crashes the whole system and bring all the websites down. Cpulimit […]

By Damien -
Relooking at Cairo Dock For Linux

Relooking at Cairo Dock For Linux

More than a year ago, we reviewed Cairo Dock for Linux and how you can install and configure it in Ubuntu Intrepid. Fast forward to the present moment, Cairo Dock (now known as Glx-Dock) is still very much alive and has become one of the best dock application for Linux. The release of the latest […]

By Damien -