Posts Tagged ‘Mac’

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Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

We had tried earlier to mimic the look and feel of Mac OS (Snow Leopard) for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04, but with only limited success. The process was not only cumbersome, the final product wasn’t as perfect as you would like it to be. Things have changed and changed for good, with the advent...

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Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote desktop viewing and controlling capability is built in most Linux systems. In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick or any older version (10.04, 9.10 etc.) via vino-server. You can enable remote desktop viewing and control capability by going to System > Preferences > Remote Desktop In the preferences box tick the appropriate options. It is strongly...

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Make Video Call Using iPod Touch 4G / iPhone

Make Video Call Using iPod Touch 4G / iPhone

iPhone and iPod 4G face time feature is currently of no use. If you want to do video conferencing with people who are not using iPhone or the latest generation iPods. Strangely enough Skype had been keeping quite on this front and they haven’t updated the iOS version of Skype to support the camera...

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Best Remote Desktop / Multimedia Streaming App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Best Remote Desktop / Multimedia Streaming App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

Splashtop Remote is the clearly the best and most affordable Remote Desktop App for your iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad. There are plenty of remote desktop apps based on VNC and other protocols. But what Splashtop Remote has taken remote desktop sharing to the next level and it is only priced $0.99 which...

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How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

There is no beating Time Machine when it comes to backing up your Mac system. I use both windows and Mac on a daily basis and like to backup all my data to an Ubuntu server. There are many cross-platform softwares that allow you to do so, but I really wanted to stick to...

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Readability – Safari Reader functionality for all web browsers

Readability – Safari Reader functionality for all web browsers

Safari 5 comes with an excellent reader that removes the clutter on the webpage making reading articles very enjoyable. It is one of the ideas that I feel should be bundled with all the web browsers. Here is Safari Reader in action. As it senses an article on the page, a Reader icon displays...

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Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Synergy is an open source free software that works like a virtual or software KVM switch allowing one to share  one keyboard and one mouse with multiple computers in the LAN. Only requirement is that all these computers must be connected to network. Since Synergy is available for multiple platforms, you can use it...

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Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Earlier I had discussed using your iPhone or iPod Touch as Air Mouse for Windows and Snow Leopard, it is possible for Linux as well using Hippo Remote (it supports Mac and Windows too). Look for it in the App store. The Lite version which is ad supported has the basic mouse and keyboard...

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Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Windows 7 has good inbuilt UPnP capabilities as long as you try to stream your music and video to XBOX or another Windows Media Player or Dedicated clients like XBMC or GeeXboX. But if you want to stream your media (musiv, video, pictures) to PSP or iPod touch/iPhone or Blackberry or PSP or Wii...

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Apple iPad and Why iDon’t Like It: True Story of iPad Dude

Apple iPad and Why iDon’t Like It: True Story of iPad Dude

Let me put the record straight by saying Apple’s so hailed magical iPad makes no sense to me. To me even the keynote yesterday felt flawed and lackluster. I will try and justify my case, hopefully better than  what S J did yesterday. If not, who cares, it is not exclusive right of Apple...

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Apple iPad: Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy It!

Apple iPad: Top Ten Reasons to Not Buy It!

Steve jobs in his introductory statement for iPad said that this is better than a Netbook, and Apple’s website claims it to be “Our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price”. But it seems that iPad is the worst implementation of the most advanced technology out there. It...

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Make Ubuntu 9.10 Look Like Windows 7

Make Ubuntu 9.10 Look Like Windows 7

The fun of using Linux is that you can make it look like any OS out there. Lets see what all we need to do to make Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic look like Windows 7 (this is also applicable to Fedora 12, only that you might have to install the GnoMenu themes manually). I would...

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All About LaTeX

LaTeX is the markup language of choice for writing technical articles. It formats documents enabling you to focus more on content than style. Small files can be easily combined to create large documents, and since the actual documents are simple text files you can also put them under version control of your choice. I...

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Use iPod Touch/iPhone as Air Mouse (Windows 7, Snow Leopard)

You can use your iPod Touch or iPhone as air mouse/keyboard using Mobile Air Mouse Pro. And it would cost you only $1.99 (as of Jan 6, 2010). You just need to install the free server program on your desktops/laptops (it supports both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard). On windows 7 after the installer...

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How to Write Better Fortran Programs

I was never a good programmer, but I tend to learn from my mistakes, and would certainly not want other to make the same mistakes that I made. Hence, let me talk briefly about the basics of the art and science of computer programming. I do mostly Fortran programming (number crunching stuff), so what...

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Make Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

Make Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

If you are using Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 see the updated post here. You can make your linux (Fedora 12, Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 etc.) desktop look like Mac OSX. You can do this in four simple steps. The steps described above need that you already have Compiz Fusion and Emerald window decorator installed. You...

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Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

Writing on NTFS volume in Snow Leopard – MacFuse

I found it the hard way that the windows compatible external drive (NTFS formatted) is read only in Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.4 and higher can only read and not write to NTFS format volume. Among other messy ways to make NTFS volumes writable, easiest is to install MacFuse. As per the description...

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AdBlock for Safari 64-Bit – Safari Adblocker

AdBlock for Safari 64-Bit – Safari Adblocker

Safari Adblocker is a must-have plugin for anyone using Safari. It is based on the famous Adblock Plus addon for firefox. People using Adblock on earlier version of Safari running on Leopard found that update to Snow Leopard comes with 64-bit version of Safari and the Safari Adblock doesn’t work with it anymore. You...

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Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Update: Simplify Media would no longer be developed or supported by its developers. So instead consider Subsonic, which offers lot more possibilities than Simplify. Consider the situation around me; I have a Windows based PC in the office, a personal Mac running Snow Leopard and a Windows 7 based HTPC at home which primarily houses all...

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Merge Changes in Git without Discarding Local Changes

If you need to merge an updated branch which you just fetched from another repository but you have outstanding uncommitted  local changes. If the changes you have made don’t matter to you, you can easily go ahead and merge by first resetting the local changes with: git reset --hard But, if you want to...

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