Author: billy24

Install Simplenote in Ubuntu made easy via Snap

Simplenote, a note-taking application with markdown support, now is available in Ubuntu Linux via Snap package for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04 and higher. Simplenote is a free cross-platform note-taking application that features: Markdown with previews and extensive syntax support. instant notes syncing across devices (Linux, web, …

Enable ‘Shell theme’ in Gnome Tweak Tool in Ubuntu

This quick tutorial is going to show Gnome Desktop beginners how to enable the ‘Shell theme’ drop-down box in the Gnome Tweak Tool. A Gnome Shell theme changes shell buttons, colors, panels, etc. The setting is disabled by default in Gnome Tweak Tool, and you’ll see …

How to Install VLC 2.2.5 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04

VLC media player 2.2.5 was released recently with a great number of improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 16.04. It has been almost one year since the last VLC 2.2.4 was released on June 2016. VLC 2.2.5 features: Fix green line …

LiVES Video Editor 2.8.5 Adds Experimental Wayland Support

The LiVES video editor and VJ tool has reached the 2.8.5 release. The new release features experimental support for Wayland. Besides the Wayland support, LiVES 2.8.5 includes following changes Fix audio loss when inserting without audio in clip editor (regression). Fix compiler error and warnings for …

10 Platforms to Build a Chatbot for Your Business

Chatbots are conversational applications that can be integrated into messaging platforms to perform automated tasks, such as collecting information from customers or helping shoppers find the right products. Chatbots don’t require users to install additional apps. And they are relatively simple and inexpensive to build. Here …

NoSQL Databases May Be Your Next Competitive Advantage

NoSQL databases offer improved performance, spur ecommerce innovation, may be less expensive than other options, and could improve management of big data. In short, your ecommerce business’s next competitive advantage could be your database. Competitive advantages are slippery things. For example, a few years ago you …

7 Elements of a Return Policy That Sells

Merchants give so much thought into making the sale that they tend to forget some of the post-sale components that savvy shoppers look for first. One of these is the returns policy — that page of text that explains to shoppers what they can do if …

13 Extensions to Enhance a Magento Store

Magento is a powerful ecommerce platform, used by more than 250,000 merchants worldwide. With hundreds of extensions on the Magento Connect marketplace, Magento is a flexible and appealing solution for many merchants. Here is a list of extensions to customize a Magento store. There are extensions …

Google Optimize: Setting Up Experiments

In my previous article,”Google Optimize: No Excuse Not to Test,” I explained how to get started on that platform and prepare it for testing. In this article, I’ll create a real experiment, for hands-on learning. Setting Up an Experiment Create an experiment. To create an experiment, …

SEO: Harnessing Domain Authority across Multiple Websites

Every domain acquires authority based largely on the quality and quantity of links pointing to it. When your business model necessitates multiple domains, harness them in a mutually beneficial linking strategy to strengthen natural search performance across them all. Companies that operate in multiple countries or …

Tips for Rapidly Processing Ecommerce Orders

Reduce the amount of time it takes for an online retail order to be picked, packed, and given to the package carrier, and your ecommerce business will have gone a long way toward meeting customer expectations for fast shipping. Online shoppers often want both free shipping …

Using Server Logs to Uncover SEO Problems

Sometimes websites have search-engine-optimization problems that Google Search Console, Google Analytics, and off-the shelf SEO tools cannot locate. When this occurs, I often rely on an old-school method: web server logs. What Are Web Server Logs? You may assume that Google Analytics or similar analytics platforms …

Krita 3.1.3 Released! How to Install it via PPA

Krita 3.1.3 was released with a ton of bug fixes and some new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10 via PPA. Krita 3.1.3 features: scale around pivot point added implement context menu actions for default tool (cut, copy, paste, …

How to Enable Flash in Chrome for Specific Websites

If you’re a Chrome user, which you should be, you probably have noticed that Flash is blocked by default in the browser. Google does not like Flash because of the major security flaws inherent in Flash and therefore does everything in its power to force you …

7 OS X Tips for Windows Users

If you recently purchased a Mac or if you have been required to use a Mac for work, you might be frustrated trying to use OS X if you have been a long-time Windows user. This is completely understandable and Apple really doesn’t care to change …

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Has Reached the End of Life

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin LTS (Long-Support Term) reached the end of its life yesterday on April 28 2017. The news team announced on the Ubuntu Fridge a month ago: Ubuntu announced its 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) release almost 5 years ago, on April 26, 2012. As with …