Weekly wrap-up: Google Shows You What Is Internet, Play SIM 3 In Linux, Sync iTunes Music to Android And Many More…


This week, we show you how to fix the pidgin SSL certificate error, install and play SIM 3 in Linux, configure samba sharing in KDE, display weather condition as wallpaper in Linux, hide yourself from selected friends in Facebook chat, protect yourself from Firesheep and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. How to Play The Sims 3 in Linux

2. Having Pidgin SSL Certificate Error? Here’s The Fix

3. Easy Samba Sharing Setup with KDE

4. How to Hide Yourself From Selected Friends In Facebook Chat

5. How to Display The Weather Condition As Wallpaper [Linux]

News of the week

1. Learn about the Web the “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web” online guide book.

Google released an interactive web-based ebook teaching you what is Internet, browser and the HTML5 technology.

2. Editing Google Docs on your mobile phone

Creating/editing docs on the mobile device used to be a difficult (always impossible) task. No more. You can now create and edit Google docs right from your mobile phone’s browser. It currently supports only iPhone and Android handset.

3. Google launches Boutiques.com to let you shop for fashion online

There is no doubt that Google is dominating the World. With the release of boutiques.com, it is now flexing its muscle in the fashion world.

4. Facebook launches new messaging system, combines all your messages, conversations and emails all in one place

The rumored Gmail killer featured by Facebook turns out to be a new unified messaging system. Will this new messaging system kill Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo? Not at the moment, but who knows what will happen several months/years down the road.

5. Google voice native app for iPhone finally arrived

After a long wait, Google voice native app for iPhone has finally arrived (or should I say, finally approved by Apple). If you have not downloaded it, go grab it down!

6. The Beatles makes their debut in iTunes

7. Twitter for iPhone gets instant notification

8. Google adds Hotpot – A recommendation engine for Places

9 . The next version of Android OS will comes with Near Field Communication technology

With Near Field Communication (NFC), one can now pay their bills or make their purchases using their mobile phone. The next version of Android OS (Gingerbread) will come with this NFC capability, thus making your wallet obsolete.

10. Google Docs adds new features: auto-corrections, LaTeX in equations and images in cells

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to Create Your Own Customized Short URL

2. How to Add Google Pac-Man Game to Your WordPress Blog

3. How to rescue your friends’ email addresses from Facebook and export them to Gmail

4 .How to Sync tabs across browsers, computers and devices the easy way.

5. How to Maximize Battery Life on Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Software of the week

1. Chrome Toolbox – Google Chrome enhancement extension

2. aethyr – download iTunes music over the network.

3. PhoneMarks – Manage Android’s bookmark from Google Chrome.

4. Google voice for iPhone – Use Google Voice from your iPhone.

5. Teanviewer 6 -the All-In-One solution for remote access and support over the Internet.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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