Tech Tips

February 2011: How to dry your mobile phone when it gets wet.

Even if a wet cellphone seems dead, there's a chance it can be resuscitated. Just make sure you act fast--the longer the water sits inside, the greater the likelihood it will destroy the phone ...

December 2010: How to password protect files and folders in Ubuntu.

Cryptkeeper is a simple power user application that will help you keep your private information safe and secure. Basically Cryptkeeper is a Linux system tray applet that manages EncFS encrypted folders. EncFS is a ...

November 2010: Google Docs Tips and Tricks for Better Productivity

Google Docs is an online application by Google which lets you create, share and maintain documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You can use Google Docs for free if you have a Google account.1. Language TranslationGoogle has its own language translation engine ...

October 2010: How To Create Multiple Google Email Addresses From One Gmail Account

Google Gmail is a free email product with a unique feature that you may not be aware of, and that is that multiple Google email addresses can be created from one Gmail account. These ...

September 2010: 11 Free Linux Apps Your Organisation Needs Now

Despite the wealth of free applications out there, many small organisations continue to spend an inordinate amount of their all-too-scarce resources on software or resort to pirated software. For example Microsoft Office 2010 – Professional edition $499. The good news ...

August 2010: Cool Things You Can Do with a USB Flash Drive

USB flash or thumb drives are a convenient way to store and transfer your files and documents. They're small, so you can slip them into your pocket or on your ...

July 2010: Free and Open Source Software you can use in MS-Windows.

For those of you using Microsoft Windows and are either using pirated versions or paying high license fees, a move to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is what you need. However, the migration can be a daunting task, therefore ...

June 2010: How to disable the gnome shutdown notification in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Command lineSimply enter the command below in your terminal windowsudo gconftool-2 -s '/apps/indicator-session/suppress_logout_restart_shutdown' --type bool trueGraphicalPress Alt-F2, enter gconf-editor,navigate to apps-->indicator-session ...

May 2010: Force Windows 7 to Recognize Firefox as the Default Web Browser

Although Firefox enjoys the largest market share in the web browser industry, Internet Explorer is still a very popular browser for many users. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to make Windows 7 understand that you want Firefox to be the ...

April 2010: How to Hide Files Inside Pictures

If you’re looking to improve data security by hiding files on your PC hard drive, you may have read about ways to encrypt folders or change the attributes on a file so that they cannot be ...