Category Archives: GNU/Linux

How To Know Whether Email Is Seen By The Receiver?

Now you can easily know whenever your email message is seen by the receiver. By using a simple browser addon you can enable tracking and get notification for seen emails.

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How To Change Password Of An Encrypted LVM System In Linux?

During installation, many Linux distros like Ubuntu and Elementary OS etc asks you to encrypt your hard drive using LVM encryption. This simply makes all you data encrypted and one with its password can only open you laptop to use operating system or access your data files.

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How To Create Bootable Live Linux USB Of Your Favorite Distro?

You can now keep your favorite Linux distribution handy inside a USB flash drive. You can create a bootable USB drive to live boot or install any Linux distribution on your local drive.

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How To Clean Up Noise Music Library In Elementary OS Linux?

Noise (Music) is the default music player for Elementary OS Linux. One common problem experienced by its users is that it doesn’t provides any visual option to clear-up unwanted music files from library in order to fresh start.

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How To Avoid Google Chrome Freeze On Ubuntu & Other Linux Distros?

Google Chrome freeze is a common problem experienced on Linux operating systems, specially on 64 Bit OS. This happens only with Google Chrome and Chromium browsers and it is happening since a very long time.

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How To Disable Hardware Acceleration In Google Chrome?

For rendering web pages Google Chrome doesn’t need to depend completely on the CPU. This is because, it supports GPU hardware acceleration.

This may be a good idea as it speeds things up but in many cases it becomes the main cause of system freeze, mouse and keyboard issues, slow web pages and many performance issues.

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Now You Can Run Desktop Linux On Your Android Device

Android is Linux and in a few steps you you can get the benefits of running a complete desktop Linux system with in your Android device. You can turn Android into a desktop Linux working station running Debian, Ubuntu or any other popular distro.

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How To Easily Backup Gmail To Ubuntu Using Thunderbird?

Thunderbird is a free email application with easy customizations and set up, loaded with awesome features. It is default email application on various Linux distributions like Ubuntu. So first thing you need to do is visit your Gmail account to enable POP in Gmail.

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How To Make Ubuntu HotSpot Wifi Network Visible For Android Devices?

A few months ago we discussed about using your Ubuntu laptop as a wifi router. In other words, creating a hotspot with your Ubuntu Linux. Default Ubuntu Wifi network is not visible for Android devices, specially for devices using Android 4.1.2 versions like Samsung Galaxy etc. In that case you may give a try to ap-hotspot from the webupd8 repository for creating an infrastructure AP but here a much better universal solution who need creating detectable hotspot with Ubuntu Linux.

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Quickly Locate All Your Family Members Right From Your Android Device

life360Life360 – Family Locator +more is a powerful Android app that lets you locate all your family members and friends near your vicinity. The app works with latest GPS tracking technology, you can create groups, called as “Circles” of your family & friends and then you can easily track their locations on a private map, You can know about their safety or when they need your help. The application also allows you to chat one-on-one or with everyone within each of your circles and chatting is all free.

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Create New Faces Using Swap & Morph Feature On Android

Face Switcher For AndroidFace Switch is a fun app designed for switching two faces in order to create new ones. The app is really entertaining and gives you a great bit of fun but the fun only comes if you spend some time playing on the app. It is not very easy but if you start evolving the app it will certainly lets you crate some exciting stuff. What actually this app lets you do is swap and morph between any two faces instantly in seconds.

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Top 5 Free Web Browsers For Android Users

Chrome Browser – Google

The most popular PC web browser is also available for Android users. The browser provides all web browsing features which you get with classic chrome browser like faster web browsing for Android phones and tablets. User can sign in to Chrome and keep everything on sync so that you can share your web browsing experience and all important information, app and settings etc between your devices. And all other Google Chrome web browsing  features including private web browsing via incognito mode. The only problem you might encounter with Chrome is that it might freeze on some devices. The same problem is experienced by many Linux users, Chrome repeatedly freezes on OS like Ubuntu Linux also.

UC Browser for Android

As said by one of its users, this web browser is popular for its speed & dependability. It uses high-end compression technology rendered by a server in order to provide faster web browsing and less data usage. Its main features are:
Main Features:

Download Management – It can be used as a downloading tool. You can download multiple files, download also works in the background like Firefox and Chrome. Gives automatic reconnection if the download is interrupted etc.

Add-ons – Add-on plugins are also available for enhancing Android’s web browsing experience like add-ons for Photo Uploading to Facebook, Gesture Controller, Webpage Translator and there are more.

Auto Pager – For scrolling up on for infinite scroll pages like on Facebook, Twitter, Google and more.

Themes – You can decorate your web browser by downloading themes and wallpapers from the UC Theme Center just like you do for Chrome & Firefox or even you can use your own pictures which you have on your hard drive.

Web Application Center – You can add your favorite web apps to UC Browser.

New Image Viewer which enables you to view all photos attached on current web page are into a photo album style view.

Cloud Sync – Sync works here too. You can sync bookmarks and tabs between various devices using your Google, Facebook or UC account.

Fastest download speed of any mobile browser – Download 15% faster on 3G and Wi-Fi. Performance on 2G networks has also been accelerated.

Firefox Browser for Android

The most popular web browser among free software users is also available for Android. This free web browser gives the power of the free web in your hands and unlike to Google Chrome it doesn’t freezes on some Android devices. But that doesn’t mean it has no bugs like if you save your passwords, it would get permanently saved and deleting the web browsing history and cookies etc is of no use if you are doing that for removing your password. Instead, if you need removing you saved password first type any wring password and then click update password button visible in a pop-up. Otherwise the official Firefox for Android is fast, easy to use, & customizable web browser.

Dolphin Browser for Android

Dolphin also gives a very good web browsing experience with Android devices. It doesn’t shows freezing & saved password bugs like Chrome & Firefox. It has gives easy web browsing experience and provides you web surfing via personalized home screen, gives you voice and gesture control features and the web browser is increasingly getting popular among Android users. At present it has over 100,000,000 downloads on Android and iOS.

Opera Mini browser for Android

Opera is a popular smartphone web browser from a long time. The browser is specially been designed for the smartphones. You can set all your favourite websites on the home screen (just like speed dial add-on available for Chrome & Firefox and there is no limit to the number of website speed dial entries you add. Other traditional Opera features works same like you can know what’s happening with Smart Page. It delivers instant updates from Facebook, Twitter and the latest news. You can save web pages and read them later or for times you’re not connected to the internet. Better download manager and Opera Mobile Classic browser is also available for Android users.