If you have two GPU in your computer, you can now choose which GPU to use for specific applications in Windows 10.
The full-screen mode on Mac allows you to make full use of the maximum working space. Here’s how to make Mac apps always open in full-screen mode.
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 default, you can’t pin an app to the top and above others in macOS. Here is how you can use Afloat to add the “Always on Top” solution in macOS.
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.
The KDE Community have developed a ton of high-quality applications for different needs. Here are some of the best KDE Plasma applications you should try.
Thanks to the Ubuntu community there is a great deal of third-party software that integrates perfectly with Gnome Shell. Here are 10 of the best Gnome applications.
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.
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.
If you’re using Windows Defender as your antivirus and want it to protect your system from any potentially unwanted applications like bundled adware and spyware, here’s how it can help.
Windows has all kinds of amazing features, but there is no option that lets you control how much bandwidth certain apps use. If you want to change that, here’s how to limit bandwidth in Windows 10.
The .NET Framework is, in truth, a vital part of many applications from around the Web, no matter their purpose. Read on to see exactly what that means.
Looking for distraction-free writing software for Linux? You’re in luck. Here are three applications for you. Check them out.
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.
When you reinstall Ubuntu, you also have to reinstall all your favorite packages. Aptik can backup your installed apps and restore them on a new machine.
Tired of bloated software slowing down your system? Try these lightweight alternatives to bloated software for Windows. You won’t be disappointed.
If you need to quickly launch a program in OS X, one useful option is to bind it to a keyboard shortcut. Here is how you can create hot keys for apps in OSX.
While the newer Macs are more energy efficicent, you may still have a poor battery life.Check out which app is draining the most battery in your Mac.
Most OS set the CPU to run at a third of its speed so as to save battery life. If you are looking to run an application at full CPU speed, FullThrottle is a useful app for you.
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.
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.
Ever get caught up in activity, grow tired and forgetful, and wish there were a way to recover passwords for Windows apps? Here is a great Password recovery tool and we have a giveaway for it.
If you prefer to use the screen corner to manage your apps, Preme is a useful utility that lets you manage your application windows more efficiently.
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.
If you want to make your workflow even easier, you can consider having specific applications open up automatically into separate workspaces in GNOME, saving you from having to rearrange windows the old-fashioned way.
The Mac dock is the region on your Mac where you can have access to your entire computer. The following will take a closer look at what it’s capable of.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We have written plenty of articles on the Android OS, mostly on the apps review and various tips/tricks. One assumption that we make is that our readers are all Android proficient, or at least know how to use their Android handset. Apparently, this is not the case. Some users who have switched from the normal […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]