Weekly Wrap-up: FaceTime Available On iPhone 3GS, Master Linux Command, Social Media Browser And Many More…

This week, we show you how to speed up your WordPress blog, sync local documents with Google docs, play full screen YouTube video in Ubuntu, run Google Instant in Firefox, install Ubuntu in Mac and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. 10 Useful Tools, Websites And Tricks to Help You Master Linux Command

2. Easy Organization with KDE’s Plasma Shelf Widget

3. RockMelt: A Browser For Social Media Addicts

4. 8 Alternative PDF Readers For Your Consideration [Linux]

5. How to Run Google Instant in Firefox

Poll of the week

What is your favorite PDF reader in Linux?

News of the week

1. Instant previews show up on Google search results

If you have noticed, Google search result now comes with a site review on the right hand corner of the search result. Not a bad move, but it can be rather irritating and slow at times.

2. Hotmail now comes with full-session HTTPS encryption

Microsoft’s own email system – Hotmail is getting better and better. The latest addition to the family is the full session HTTPS encryption that is activated by default.

3. Hack Kinect and stands to win $2000

Microsoft has only launched Kinect last week and Google’s engineer, Matt Cutts has come up with a hacking contest for developers to create software and API for the device. The grand prize is $1000 for each category.

4. Apple’s Ping now comes with Twitter integration

After a failed relationship with Facebook, Apple very own music social network – Ping has found new love with Twitter. The two are integrated together and users can now share their music preferences via Twitter.

5. Mozilla Launches F1, a New Way to Share Links

6. New Firefox addon, BlackSheep helps you detect Firesheep

Firesheep is the bad guy that is trying to sniff your password and login credential every time you are on an unsafe connection. Blacksheep is the new tool that detects the presence of Firesheep and gives you a warning when your security is compromised.

7. FaceTime is now available on jailbroken iPhone 3GS (in Arabic)

8. Google releases Youtube Remote for Android. You can now control YouTube from your Android phone

Other useful How-to articles

1. Refresh Google Chrome’s “Most Visited” Thumbnails [Chrome]

2. Useful Gmail keyboard shortcuts for composing CC and BCC email

3. Speed up Firefox page loading time without using a RAM disk

4 .Run IE6 Applications in Internet Explorer 8

5. How to Set Up Time Machine to Back Up to a Networked Windows Computer [Step By Step]

Software of the week

1. Evernote 2.0 for Android

2. WorkFlowy – A simple, no frill web based to-do list

3. Black Hole for Mac – Clear sensitive information from your Mac with a single click.

4. SmartXplore – Manipulate and create files with middle mouse click [Windows].

5. SoMud/ – A cross-platform P2P download and share program.

6. Linux Mint 10 – A user-friendly Ubuntu-based Linux distro.

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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