How To Bypass Torrent Connection Blocking By Your ISP

It appears that various ISPs from around the world are blocking Torrents by either throttling all torrent downloads or blocking open ports. It can be hard to determine which ports may be open at a given point in time, as one cannot sweep through thousands of ports to check which one the ISP might have been kept open by the Internet Service Provider. A simple solution for bypassing Torrent throttling Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Phone: Smartphone Operating System Announced By Canonical

I have been using Ubuntu since version 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and recently, I even tried the latest version, i.e.  Quantal Quetzal. While my experience of the OS has been mixed, I always thought that there was something missing, until now. Canonical has recently announced “Ubuntu for Phones”, which will be the smartphone version of the operating system which has significantly gained ground in the desktop market. After becoming a viable Continue Reading →

Best Applications For Color Blind And Vision Deficient People

Applications and websites are often designed by using Green and Red color shades. This creates a problem for color blind people as they are unable to differentiate between these colors. Furthermore, it can be a problem for professionals such as Graphic Designers to identify certain colors. We have compiled a list of some handy free applications for color blind and vision deficient people that can help them avoid the aforementioned Continue Reading →

How To Take Screenshots On Unrooted Android Gingerbread Devices

It has become quite easy to take screenshots on Android devices after the release of the latest Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. However, things were not always as simple for Android users. Moreover, many devices are still being released with the Android Gingerbread operating system, which does not provide good quality screenshots if you use the default method. While you can take screen captures in ICS with the combination of Continue Reading →

Get VLC 2.0 For Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux And Windows [New Features]

VLC 2.0 aka Twoflower has finally been released and is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This new VLC release comes with faster decoding on multi-core systems, GPU, and mobile hardware, with the ability to support more file formats than its previous version. One of the major new formats include professional HD and 10bits codecs. Unlike some previous versions, VLC 2.0 is a major VLC upgrade. Let’s take Continue Reading →

50 Handy Applications For Ubuntu & Other Linux Operating Systems

Over the past few months I have covered a number of handy Ubuntu applications that many users might not be aware of. I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of these useful applications for my readers. While I have tried to avoid very common applications like GIMP, ShotWell, TweetDeck, Pidgin, etc, some of you may or may not find the below applications common. I have Continue Reading →

Get File Attribute Information For Files In Ubuntu With QMediaInfo

When trying to obtain file information about media files such as videos and audio tracks, users go to the file’s properties by using the right-click menu in Ubuntu. However, to obtain advanced file information about a file, (such as perhaps the file format, codec information, meta tag data, the bit rate, record date, writing library, sampling rate, etc), one needs third-party applications. QMediaInfo is a QT 4 based application for Continue Reading →

Get Sigil, ePub Editor For Editing eBooks In Windows, Mac & Linux

Sigil is a free cross-platform e-book editor for editing eBooks in ePub format. For those of you who may be unaware of the ePub format, it is an open e-book standard and files of this format have a file extension of .epub. Sigil is an advanced ePub editor, which provides numerous convenient viewing options, including Book view, Code View and Split View (which displays the e-book and code). The Book Continue Reading →

Fix Trace/Breakpoint Trap Error When Installing Nautilus Actions Extra

Recently, I covered Nautilus Actions Extra, which provides a number of handy scripts for Nautilus 3 that are integrated with the Ubuntu right-click menu. While Nautilus Actions can be installed via the official PPA in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and Ubuntu 12,04 Precise Pangolin, some users are facing the Trace/Breakpoint Trap error, when installing Nautilus Actions Extra version 3.1.5. It also appears that even if Nautilus Actions gets installed, the Continue Reading →

How To Create Your Own Linux Operating System Without Programming Knowledge With SUSE Studio

Ever wanted to create your very own Linux operating system? Now is your chance. SUSE Studio is a free web service, which allows creating and downloading your very own Linux distribution in a few easy steps. Using this process does not require programming knowledge and the entire method merely involves selecting a few options, naming your Linux OS and downloading it in various formats e.g. ISO (for CD/DVDs), VMDK, OVF, Continue Reading →