Ubuntu Tweak is awesome Ubuntu app and we havealready discussed about it earlier. Now this tutorial explains you how you can use Ubuntu Tweak for cleaning up your system so its more likely a freshly installed one. [ALSO READ: Downloading and Installing Ubuntu Tweak]
Ubuntu Tweak provides you a cool handy feature called Computer Janitor. So first of all click Ubuntu’s Dash Home present at the top of your Ubuntu Launcher.
Type Ubuntu Tweak in search box and click top open the app. By default Ubuntu Tweak opens up its Overview tab. Click Janitor tab present on the top left corner, last tab of Ubuntu Teak.
From the left sidebar you can individually select caches you like cleaning up from your system. So tick the boxes like Firefox Cache, Software Center Cache, Personal Cache like Thumbnail Cache, System Cache like Apt Cache, Old Kernel, Packed Configs and Unneeded Packages etc.
As soon you tick any cache box, on the right site Janitor will provide you further selections you can choose. Now finally click the CLEAN button present on the bottom left corner.
Ubuntu Tweak is a free Ubuntu app for configuring Ubuntu easily without working with any terminal command and code etc. It provides you many cool desktop and system controls that default Ubuntu desktop environment doesn’t provide you. Using Ubuntu Tweak you will be able to enjoy the experience of Ubuntu.
Kindle Cloud Reader allows you to read Kindle books right inside you Google Chrome browser.Great for Chromebook as also programmed to work offline. It is an official web app from Amazon that lets you read your Kindle books, instantly. Not only this much but customize the look font and also you can write notes, make highlights and add bookmarks. Then you can view all of your notes etc from other Kindle reader apps too.
Online Typing Test WPM is a free cloud service that allows you to know how many works you type per minute by performing a free typing speed test. Using this web service you can know what’s your WPM (words per minute) speed is, you can improve your typing skills, you can practice typing and know how much you have improved since last test.
Sometime back Google released Google Play Music Manager for desktop computers that enables its users to upload their music collections to cloud and download their library to their hard drive easily. After the music files are uploaded to cloud, they can be listened from any Android Phone, desktop computers, tablets etc.
Evernote.Com allows you to save all of your ideas and experiences and afterwards you can access them any every laptop, tablet or smartphone you use. It is a popular and award-winning web service that turns your device into an extension of your brain. You can save save your ideas, experiences, inspirations to access them all at any time from anywhere. Some of its main features are:
Muki Tag Cloud is the new new WordPress tag cloud plugin that allows you to display creative, beautiful and colourful tag cloud. Install and activate Muki Tag Cloud plugin. After activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Settings -> Muki Tag Cloud page.
Now from the options page you can set you tag cloud widget’s width, height in percent or pixel. You can set Tag Cloud to display random or order them by article, you can set smallest & largest font size and color scheme. It shows you real time tag cloud preview.
Finally, you can add the widget to sidebar or any other widget area from Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets page.
Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D, for a general user it appears very difficult and for some users even impossible to resize the Ubuntu launcher. On other hand with Unity 3D, this can be done very easily from appearance settings simply by dragging the slider but this method is only available for Unity 3D not 2D. This tutorial explains you how you can easily reduce (or change) the launcher size in Ubuntu 2D.
After installing KDE Plasma desktop in Ubuntu, it automatically takes over your default Ubuntu LigntDM login screen and displays KDM instead. You can easily switch back to LightDM by running a simple command in terminal.
Follow the given steps:
Step-1 So first thing you need to do is click Dash Home icon present on the top of Ubuntu Unity Launcher, type terminal in search box and open it.
Step-2 Second step is to type or copy-paste the following command in the terminal and hit ENTER
sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm
Step-3 Now there should popping menu on your screen asking you to select default display manager. Use your arrow keys and select LightDM instead or KDM.That’s all with the settings.
Certainly, there are many popular cloud storage services out there, but today we are going to talk aboutone that offers a few more features as well. Cometdocs has been on the scene for about four years now, and while it does offer free users a hefty 2GB in storage space, it’s mostly known for the fact that it offers file conversion capabilities as well. On top of that, Cometdocs also gives users a unique way to transfer and share files with other.
The service has recently added a few more features to give users even more convenience, including a desktop conversion app, an API for app developers interested in incorporating Cometdocs’ conversion technology into their own software, and a brand new iOS mobile app that gives users on-the-go access to the service.
The mobile app allows users to perform all of the functions that they can already perform using Cometdocs through a web browser, but quickly and effectively on their iPhones or iPads now also. The app is incredibly light-weight, sleekly designed and very easy to use. It’s also very resource efficient.
The mobile app is only useful if you are already a Cometdocs user, so if the service sounds intriguing, sign up for a free account and try the app out. Cometdocs gives its free users 2GB of storage space and five free file conversion per week, and if you like the service and need to use it more actively than that, you can sign up for a premium account, which gives you unlimited file conversions and access to Cometdocs’ OCR engine for the conversion of scanned and image-based files as well.
Here’s a look at how the mobile app works:
Download the free app from the iTunes store and install it. Once you start it up, simply enter your credentials and log in.
Uploading files from your phone:
If you ever want to upload a file to your Cometdocs account and aren’t at your desktop computer, you can do it through your mobile device as well. Whether it’s from your Dropbox, Google Drive or email, simply send it over to Cometdocs. From there you will be able to store, share or convert it. All you need to do is locate the file and choose to open it with Cometdocs.
This is the “bread and butter” of the service. Cometdocs allows users to convert PDFs into more editable files such as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Text and much more. You can also use it to convert a variety of such file types into PDFs. Cometdocs also supports XPS conversions, which not many other services do. If the file you want to convert is already in your Cometdocs account, simply tap on it and then choose from the conversion options that are presented to you.
Transfer files to collaborators
One great thing about Cometdocs is that it gives you the ability to send large files to people that you wouldn’t be able to attach in an email. The person you want to send the file to receives an email with a download link for getting the file. This is both an effective and secure way to transfer files to others. To do this, tap on the Transfer link and then enter the email address or addresses of the recipient or recipients. There’s also an option to include a personalized message along with the file if you need to explain what it is.
The resource efficiency present by the mobile app is also something worth noting. When converting files, the app simply sends your file to the online server for conversion. This means that the app itself is not performing the conversion. Therefore, conversions will never slow down or block your mobile device or drastically drain your battery life.
Android Terminal Emulator is an open source project. You can download Android Terminal Emulator tool from Google Play Store. With this app you can access your Android’s built-in Linux command line shell and unleash your inner geek. This app is not a game emulator. It won’t help you to root your phone or change your phone’s IMIE. To use this app you will be needing to know Linux command line. It is useful for accessing the Linux command line shell that is built into every Android system. It lets you run various Linux command line utilities.
Other than this Android Terminal Emulator is useful for any ordinary phone, that hasn’t been rooted. You can access the entire /sdcard file system, install and run Linux command-line applications in the parts of the /data file system that are accessible to the Android Terminal Emulator process. Also you can run command-line programs that access the Internet.
Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for secure data communication, remote command-line login, remote command execution, and other secure network services between two networked computers that connects, via a secure channel over an insecure network, a server and a client (running SSH server and SSH client programs, respectively).The protocol specification distinguishes between two major versions that are referred to as SSH-1 and SSH-2.
Now you can create beautiful world class resumes online in just a few minutes without sending a penny anywhere. Represent.io is an awesome web service where you can quickly setup your resume in a more beautiful and easier way. The service stores all your information securely in the cloud and allows you to easily update everything.
Unlike to Dropbox and SkyDrive where a folder is shared only between group members and only they can upload files, you can use OneTimeBox for sharing folders publicly where anyone can upload files. Yes OneTimeBox, is an awesome webservice that allows you to creates disposable open web folder where anyone can easily add files, only the condition is they must follow its unique URL i.e. the URL of your shared folder. Even there’s no registration required. All you will be needing to do is share the unique URL of your webfolder with your friends and they can access and upload files, also they get the delete permissions.
Adobe flash player allows you to browse multimedia content online like videos, animations , some flash games and other rich media content etc etc. It supports almost all operating systems like Linux, Mac, Android, Mobile OS, Solaris etc. You can easily install in your Ubuntu Linux, right from terminal by following few simple steps given here.
Google Chrome is built upon Chromium open source project, Google chrome is packaged and distributed by Google officially. In-short Google Chrome is a commercial and closed source product by Google which is based on open source Chromium project. Chromium, being open source is mostly used by Linux operating system users. For example: Chromium is available in Ubuntu repositories and one can download it from Ubuntu Software Centre, it maintained by Ubuntu developers and goes through their stable release and update process, same thing happens with other Linux distros and this makes Chromium more compatible for Linux based operating systems.
Another key difference between Google Chrome and Chromium is chrome is red where as Chromium is blue in color ;-) You should know that both web browsers share majority of code and features, only a few minor differences makes them a little bit different from each other.
For creating Chrome from Chromium, Google uses its source code and adds following features:
In-built print preview and print system
Google name and a different logo trademarked
In-built PDF viewe with proprietary license and code
Auto-update and tracking system called GoogleUpdate
Integrates Flash Player with proprietary license and code
Opt-in option for users to send Google their usage statistics and crash reports
By default Chromium only supports Vorbis, Theora and WebM codecs for the HTML5 audio and video tags whereas Google Chrome supports these as well as AAC (patent-encumbered) and MP3 (formerly patent-encumbered). Although there are more differences but these are the technical ones which affect user user experience.
Mural.ly is a visual collaboration service for teams. Using this web service creative teams can easily think & share ideas and work in a better and easy way together. It is build for enabling netizens to easily shape their ideas together and fully unleashing their imagination without getting in the way of their flow. Murals provides you with online zoomable walls having web content like videos, links, photos and more used for visualizing imagination of teams and further they can discuss about their ideas from anywhere, anytime.
Google Play Music is Chrome app by play.google.com. This application allows you to play your music instantly anytime from anywhere. You can keep up to 20,000 songs on Google Play and you can listen to them easily using web or any android phone or tablet even when you’re not connected and all for free.
Shardul Pandey: I welcome you Sergey at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself, your story.
Sergey Golovach: First of all, I thank you for your interest in my personality and my projects.
My name is Sergey Golovach. I am Russian but for several years I stay in Asia. I used to stay in China before and now I am staying in Vietnam.
I started my first business in 1999 when I was student. Later I realized what I can do well and what I am interested in. I like to solve problems and find the best ways to optimize business operations and minimize expenses of companies. So I provide consultancy services: private label / OEM manufacturing projects; finding suppliers and buyers; mediatory and negotiations; technologies.
I have imported and exported a lot of products, worked with many suppliers, made different projects so I have good experience and relations in different fields.
Shardul Pandey: Why you decided to go for crowdfunding ?
Sergey Golovach: Some time ago I began to watch some projects at Indiegogo, Kickstarter, etc. And I could see that it is a great tool for some business projects to find investment and customers at the same time. Staying in Asia I have some friends who have manufacturing capacities but can not find enough customers to minimize their expenses and production cost. So now I am using crowdfunding platform to collect orders for good quality and rather cheap products. Now I have launched 2 campaigns:
I do not tell that these are new inventions made by me or my team. No. By the way, some project teams at crowdfunding platforms offer some known things made in Asia and tell they have developed them from zero. For example, some electronics, wooden accessories, etc. I do not tell the same. All I do is collect mass orders and investment to minimize the production prices. That’s easy to understand and absolutely fair.
After some time I will publish another project: 100% natural wooden and bamboo cases for iPhone and maybe other mobile phones hand-made in Vietnam. With this campaign I will support good local manufacturer and introduce a great product to the world. So watch my crowdfunding activity!
Shardul Pandey: What is your main plan ? Which project are you launching right now ? Where are you spending all your time and energy?
Sergey Golovach: From 2004 I have been in good relation with some teams inventing new technologies. I used to help them promoting their “know-how” and made some negotiations for these great people. Now we have checked with small pilot line and different kinds of raw materials the way of producing high-purity silicon dioxide (SiO2, aka silica), with purity minimum 5N (99.999%) using new environmental friendly and economical technology. We have successfully finished all the test and we are absolutely ready for mass production. I plan to build the factory in Vietnam as it is a great place for raw materials and I have good experience doing business here. It will be a really great project which will help minimize the prices for Si finally. And it will be a great investment opportunity with good return. From now I am ready to communicate with investors who can be interested in supporting this project. And I am ready to collect pre-orders for really cheap high-purity SiO2. Will I use crowdfinding for this? Maybe if I can not find enough investment to launch the project. What will be the perks? Good interest on investments. Is it risky? Absolutely not as the technology has been checked carefully during several years. Is it ready to start? Absolutely, we have all the necessary schemes, plans, calculations, etc. We are ready to build the factory. New SiO2 project will be launched here www.sio2factory.com
You are the first online magazine I have shared these “secrets”.
Shardul Pandey: Would you like to tell us more about Wireless Micro HD ? Its brief history ? How it works ? How did you come with its concept ? What makes it different ?
Sergey Golovach: As I told before and wrote in the comments at Indiegogo page here http://igg.me/at/wireless-micro-hd-camera/ it is just an OEM / re-branding manufacturing project. I do not not tell that it was developed by our team, I do not disassemble it to show how it looks inside to prove it is unique and I made all this myself. I want to be fair. It’s well-developed product and it was not my idea. Crowdfunding just helps to collect mass orders to make the production cost and final price cheaper. It’s good and useful product. It can be used as wearable camera, car DVR, surveillance camera, etc. And it has 2-way voice transmitting. It can work using wireless connection in cloud mode or direct mode and is compatible with iPhone / Android mobile phone and PC.
Shardul Pandey: How it will improve professional lives of its users ? Does it already exist anywhere ?
Sergey Golovach: Yes, it exists already but unfortunately many people do not know this product or consider it expensive. I try to change this situation. As this camera has a lot of possible applications and it’s rather affordable it can help people in many fields: Security monitoring – you can use this camera for real-time remote wireless surveillance directly via your mobile phone or PC, you can use it to control your children’s and pets’ activities and surroundings – because it can be mounted and it’s also wearable, and it has 2-way voice connection function, you can record videos, make photos everywhere you go – just use neck strap and wear this camera with you, or you can mount it in your car and use it as car DVR, it can be used as usual webcam, etc. etc. etc.
Shardul Pandey: How many people got associated for working together on this project ?
Sergey Golovach: Two of us are making this project. Me and my Asian partner. And of course a lot of people at the factory :)
Shardul Pandey: What is your business philosophy ? What drives you doing this ?
Sergey Golovach: When you see an opportunity just do it. Don’t loose time if you are sure you can do it well, and of course if you are sure customers will be satisfied.
Shardul Pandey: What makes your endeavors unique ?
Sergey Golovach: Not sure it is so unique. I just want to give a good product at good price to maximum of people.
Shardul Pandey: How other netizens can help you in this regard ?
Sergey Golovach: Sharing, recommending and sharing, sharing, sharing…
Shardul Pandey: What are your future plans ? Are you working on some other projects also ?
Sergey Golovach: I have one more project launched already with simple and cheaper product, see here: http://igg.me/at/new-ultra-portable-wifi-camera/ This is an ultra-portable WIFI wireless camera that allows users to view and record audio and video wirelessly on their PC or smart phones. It is simple & it has a great price. Soon I will launch another small project to promote products by one good Vietnamese manufacturer, hand-made natural wooden items. Coming soon… All that are manufacturing projects. They help people get good products at good prices but do not change the world generally. But the main project I spend all my efforts on is high-purity Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) production using new environmental-friendly and economical technology. We have spent several years for laboratory works and trial production and now we are absolutely sure for the mass production. We can produce high-purity (minimum 5N, 99.999%) SiO2 with very low production cost. I am not sure whether we will use crowdfunding for this because it’s a very good investment opportunity for potential investor as we give good interest with 100% success of the project. We CAN produce already and all we need is build a full-size factory. The demand for this product is very high, and until now it’s expensive due to old production technology. We will change the situation. What will it give to the world and people? Well, it’s another step to minimize the cost of SiO2 and end products like solar panels, etc. We will go this way also. You can watch this great project at www.sio2factory.com – launching soon.
Shardul Pandey: What is your web address ? Where netizens can grab latest news feed of your projects ?
Sergey Golovach: I have several web addresses for different businesses. As I told you in the last e-mail I am doing several businesses, for example I produce coffee in Vietnam. So I recommend to watch www.sio2factory.com – it will be really great and interesting after launching. Or better follow me in G+ (sergey.golovach) / Twitter (GolovachSergei). I am not active user of social networks but if I have an audience I will do my best to publish more interesting news and information. I will change :)
Shardul Pandey: What is your ultimate message for netizens?
Sergey Golovach: Be active, do what you think you must do, be confident in what you do, be fair and love your family!
Turn Off the Lights is an amazing chrome app, works both on Google Chrome & Chrome OS. This app increases automatic focus on video you are watching and gives you better experience by turning off the screen lights i.e. it darkens all screen areas excluding video thus provides you better video watching experience in just one click. Clicking again returns the page to normal.