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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life360 – 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.
Face 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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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 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.
Tasker is not a single purpose app. instead it enables you to automate many different things. Tasker can perform from over 200 inbuilt actions all automatically and if perhaps 200 is not enough for you then you can install its addon plugins as well. Tasker brings total automation starting from setting up configuration options to sending SMS and much more like Triggers: App, Time, Day, Location, Hard/Soft State, Event, Shortcut, Widget, Timer, Plugins. Tasks: loops, variables, conditions, designing your own screen overlays, creating your own standalone apps to share or even sell etc.
Screencasting your desktop, web browser and webpages is now very easy and you can do it right from your Google Chrome browser. Yes, Screencastify is an awesome chrome app we have tested and passed for this tutorial. It does what it says, best for YouTube channel owners. Some reviews say that the app doesn’t works for Windows8 but who cares, Windows8 users have many other options and the important thing is that it works with Chromebook where you don’t have much options.
Aviate is a free Android app that completely changes your working experience with your Android device. The application was made by ThumbsUp Labs which is now acquired by Yahoo. The application provides you completely unique new take on Android’s home and that dynamically changes throughout the day and night for presenting you with the apps and info according to your location, time and other factors.
Event Flow is a clean & beautiful Android calendar widget that shows your agenda or calendar and hence is a very good app for the busy people who don’t want missing any other tasks, appointments or whatever. It comes packed with many customization options, various styling options and features.
WordPress Website Email Signature – by WiseStamp is a chrome app that lets you promote your WordPress blog’s address, recent post and social links on every email you send using a customizable signature template and it does that automatically. To start first install WordPress Website Email Signature – by WiseStamp in your Google Chrome’s web browser.
Here is a list of some of the best Android Widget apps like Picture Dial widget that lets instantly SMS, Call & Email contacts directly from your android home screen, a widget last call displays the last call you made, another cool widgets life.contacts (beta) makes your communication quick by showing up pictures of your most frequently used contacts right and you just a tap away to get in touch. Other apps include audio manager, colored sticky notes, moon phase.
Here are some good Google Chrome extensions that most Chrome/Chromebook users would like giving a try. Like all internet users at some point require capture screnshots of web pages, may be the whole page or any portion, annotate screenshot, blur sensitive info etc. Video Downloaders are very popular and useful for all internet users, not only videos but sometimes you need downloading other files; may be the song file which is autoplaying on any website in background. Sometimes you need sending something from your Chrome to your mobile device so what app should be used then. When you like saving anything in your pocket so that you can read it later. And finally, all Internet users like sharing things on social media, so what extension should be use for social sharing purposes? Which is the best one? Ofcouse the one which is fast, covers all popular social networks and is easy to use.
Videoporama is available both for Linux & Windows. It is a free software you can use for creating videos or slideshow videos from images. It is mainly designed to make image slideshow and export them as video files.
There are many mice and some touchpads available that provides you a middle mouse button. In general mouse and touch pads doesn’t provides you the third click button i.e. middle click but now problem you can use third click by pressing both mouse buttons at the same time. This is more easy on laptops becuase there you have to put your finger on the place where both (left & right) click buttons meet each other (in center) and press both of them together, it seems difficult but its very easy. Or on a mouse with a a scroll wheel, you can usually press directly down on the scroll wheel to middle-click.