Articles with the tag Tips

Black Friday Comes Early This Year

Hey, that’s not hyperbole. It’s fact: the day after Thanksgiving this year is November 23, the earliest day of the month it’s been in years. Since it’s never too early to get ready, here are five handy tips and tricks you can’t live without.

Cool Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone

If you’re still one of those few hold outs who still use a feature phone – those are the phones that only let you play Snakes, text and call then you need to shape up and get yourself a smartphone. With mobile phone deals on the web getting so attractive, there’s really no reason for […]

Geek Up Your Twitter Profile

It’s a new year. Isn’t it time to update your Twitter profile with a cool new background? Here’s an awesome trick for geeking up your Twitter background with any kind of theme you can imagine. The best part: it automatically updates every day!

12 Tips for Buying Geek Christmas Presents

So you’ve a geek to buy presents for this Christmas? Abide by these twelve simple steps and you’re much more likely to get it right. 1. Features matter Given the choice between two similarly priced gadgets, one with more features and the other simply covered in crystals or other “precious” bling, you should definitely pick […]

GMail Theme Tabs

Not too sure if you know about this already, but something worth your attention is waving at Gmail now offers themes… yes, themes! Well I know know it was there for a long time through third-party aps, but now Gmail has ported the theme function from their very own. Getting your theme is as […]

Firefox Quick Tip: When downloads stop working…

Sometimes Firefox freaks out and for no reason at all, the downloads (Ctrl + J) stop working and it doesn’t allow you to download anything while using the browser. Be it a simple image, or an email attachment – nothing can be done. This problem has happened to me before, and the solution to get […]

Recently Closed Tabs Feature on FireFox 2

Here’s a nifty feature I recently discovered on FireFox 2: Recently Closed Tabs. It’s good that it has been standard for FireFox to warn you if you’re closing multiple tabs. After all, Control-Q (or CMD-Q for the Mac) is dangerously close to Control-W (or CMD-W). I’ve fallen victim to this mistake many a time with […]

PSP Tips n' Tricks

Here is a blog post with some tips on doing more with your PSP than just playing games, like watching videos, listening to iTunes music and playing Flash-based games. They even work for updated PSP firmware (v2.7) First of all, this article won’t include anything “homebrewed” so if you dumb enough to update your PSP […]

Firefox Optimization Tips

Really more for those that may be new to Firefox, CNet has posted an article with 10 tips for helping to keep Firefox running lean and mean. Everybody who’s experienced the fun of customizing Firefox to his or her liking has a favorite extension. Whether it’s the improved navigation and session-saving friendliness of TabMixPlus or […]

Duplicating your Firefox profile

If you use several computers, then you’re likely familiar with the frustration of having to re-input your settings, passwords, bookmarks, history, extensions, and form auto-fill information into your new Firefox installation everytime you re-install your operating system, or get a new computer altogether (lucky you!). I recently got my hands on yet another extra laptop, […]

Check Disk Space in Linux

There are plenty of tools with which you can check your disk space. However, Linux already has a built in function to show you just what you need to know. Open a terminal window or push (ctrl+alt+F1 to go to console) and type: # df You will see something like this(your output may be different, […]

How To Use Google's Jabber Server

As I posted earlier today, Google is exptected to release a chat client within the next few says (although most sources point to Wednesday). However, there are already scores of people making use of the Google Jabber server at in their chat clients (GAIM, Trillian, Adium and iChat). Here is how to do it. […]

A Beginner's Guide to Firefox

The author of the “Whitehart”: Firefox theme has written a Beginner’s Guide to Firefox which covers everything from what exactly Firefox is, to what themes and extensions are and where to find help if you have questions. Send it around to your non-tech savvy friends after you convince them to switch, so they’ll have a […]