Month: November 2015

Why Are Websites Suddenly Asking Me To Save Cookies?

Cookies, not the chocolate chip kind, have long been a familiar term to anyone who uses the internet. It’s our general understanding that websites store cookies on our computer. Occasionally, someone will write about ‘privacy’ and ‘tracking’ concerns regarding these cookies upsetting people. The more naive …

How To Change Your Nickname In iOS Game Center

Game Center is an excellent feature in iOS that lets you challenge other players anywhere in the world. It’s because of this feature that games like Tall Chess and Letterpress are possible. The sheer joy of being able to challenge a random stranger to a game …

What Is The Difference Between An HDD And An SSD?

If you’re looking to build a PC, or perhaps ready to upgrade your laptop to a newer, faster, more powerful model, you will likely have to familiarize yourself with the major components that collectively contribute to its power. The components depend on your needs which may …

How to Install 0 A.D. Alpha 19 Syllepsis in Ubuntu via PPA

The nineteenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare, was released yesterday. PPA’s ready for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04. 0 A.D. Alpha 19 named ‘Syllepsis’. It features new victory modes, a ceasefire game mode, attack coordination, …

How to Install GIMP 2.8.16 in Ubuntu 16.04, 15.10, 14.04

GIMP image editor 2.8.16 was released on its 20th birthday. Here’s how to install or upgrade in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint 17.x/13, Elementary OS Freya. GIMP 2.8.16 features support for layer groups in OpenRaster files, fixes …

How to Install Wireshark 2.0 in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily

Wireshark has reached the new table 2.0 release recently and it has been made into Ubuntu 16.04′s official repositories. Here’s how to install Wireshark 2.0 in Ubuntu 15.10 using a PPA. Wireshark 2.0 features a completely new user interface that provides a smoother, faster user experience. …

How to Install NVIDIA 358.16 Driver in Ubuntu 15.10, 14.04

NVIDIA 358.16, the first stable release in NVIDIA 358 series, has been announced with some fixes to 358.09 (Beta) and other small features. NVIDIA 358 added a new nvidia-modeset.ko kernel module that works in conjunction with the nvidia.ko kernel module to program the display engine of …

Install Intel Graphics Installer in Ubuntu 15.10

Intel has announced a new release of its Linux graphics installer recently. Ubuntu 15.10 Wily is required and support for Ubuntu 15.04 is deprecated in the new release. The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for …

Install FeedReader RSS Client in Elementary OS Freya

FeedReader is a modern desktop client for popular RSS-Web-Services such as TinyTinyRSS, ownCloud News or Feedly. The application features: Desktop notifications Fast search and filters Full articles instead of previews for known sites Tagging (plugin needed for Tiny Tiny RSS) Sharing to “read-it-later” services like Pocket …

Flatabulous – Best Flat Theme for Ubuntu

Flatabulous is a new GTK theme said to be the best flat theme for Ubuntu and other Gnome based Linux Systems. The theme is based on the Ultra-Flat theme. It was designed specially for the Unity environment on Ubuntu. Here are some screenshots: Like theme? Below …

Install Komodo Edit 9.3 via PPA in Ubuntu 15.10, 14.04

Komodo IDE finally reached the 9.3 release with language updates, new features and tons of improvements. Here’s how to install its free and open-source counterpart Komodo Edit using PPA. Komodo 9.3 added support for PHP 7 and Python 3.5, syntax highlighting & checking support for Lua, …

Why Freemium HR Tech Services Are Still a Good Idea

Troubles tripping up technology unicorns are spilling over into human resources (HR) tech, a development that could spook small to midsize businesses (SMBs) deciding whether or not to shift personnel tasks to cloud services. At this point, though, it's not enough to stop an SMB from …

Freshdesk vs. Zendesk: Battle of the Help Desks

IT departments can respond to customer and employee requests faster and in more helpful detail—without the hassle of convoluted ticketing—when they're working within a fast, efficient help desk solution. Freshdesk and Zendesk are two of the most comprehensive help desks out there, but not all help …

OnePlus Offers USB-C Cable, Adapter Refunds

The devices "are safe to use with the OnePlus 2, but are not exactly playing nice with non-OnePlus devices. OnePlus is offering refunds on its USB-C charging cables and adapter after a Google engineer warned that they could be dangerous. The devices "are safe to use …