How To Fix A Linux PC That Won’t boot

Ever turn on your Linux PC only to find that it won't load and you don't know what to do? When your PC won't turn, troubleshooting it becomes complicated. To begin with, there's nothing you can do to run checks on your OS or your hardware. The little you can do is make sure you've plugged everything in correctly. That said, just because your PC won't boot doesn't mean it's dead or you need to refresh your OS. Don't re-install that operating system on your Linux PC just yet though. Instead, follow this tutorial to fix a Linux PC that won't boot.Read More

How To Build Your Own Linux NAS With Open Media Vault

There are many reasons why the average Linux user might want to consider having a NAS in their home. With network attached storage, accessing, backing up and sharing data becomes effortless. When it comes to Linux, there are many different types of operating systems to accomplish this task. However, those looking for ease of use need only turn to Open Media Vault: a NAS distribution based on Debian that prides itself on ease of use and convenience.  Here's how you can build you very own Linux NAS with Open Media Vault.Read More

How To Install Emby Media Server On Linux

There are many different ways to manage media on Linux. Plex is one powerful solution that you can try. You'll find it meets almost all your needs. Of course, Plex isn't the only solution out there. You're spoiled for choice and Emby is an excellent choice to make. It's an open source media streaming software that makes it easy for anyone to deliver movies, TV shows, music and pictures to many types of devices. In this article, we'll go over exactly how to set up an Emby media server on Linux, how to use it and everything in between.Read More

How To Install & Set Up Plex Media Server On Linux

When it comes to managing media on Linux, there are many different choices like local media management tools like Kodi and OSMC and server based tools like Mediatomb. Suffice it to say, there's no shortage of tools for managing your media on Linux. Plex Media server is perhaps one of the most popular solutions for managing media. It's a proprietary, free media center that can run as a dedicated media server on Linux, Windows, Mac and even BSD. Plex has support for server operating systems, but many people use the software on traditional computers, such as Linux PCs. In this tutorial, we'll be going over how to set up the Plex Media server on Linux, add media, and how to interact with Plex.Read More

How To Dual-boot Ubuntu And Windows 10

Many people want to run both Linux and Windows at the same time. The reason is pretty simple: Linux has strengths, and Windows does too, so why not get the best of both worlds and dual-boot them? In this tutorial, we'll go over how to correctly set up a dual-boot between Ubuntu Linux and Windows. This article assumes that Windows 10 (or 7/8/8.1) is already installed on the system. If Windows is not already installed, go through the standard Windows installation process, then refer to this tutorial to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 10.Read More

How To Set Up A Samba File Server On Ubuntu

When it comes to sharing files to multiple different operating systems, there is one piece of software that everyone turns to: Samba. It's a file sharing protocol for networks that has been around for quite a long time. With this tool, it is more than possible to allow Windows users, Mac users, Linux users and even Android users to access and share files in a centralized location. In this guide, we'll go over how to setup a Samba file server on Ubuntu and how to configure it and add a share.Read More

How To Install The Nvidia Beta Driver On Linux

Nvidia makes the best graphics cards but at present, Linux users may have a hard time using the stable Linux drivers. Initially, there was great support for these graphics cards with stable drivers available for Linux. It has deteriorated since. Those using the new GTX 10 series cards are experiencing glitches, and less than stellar performance. It is because of this that Linux users with these GPUs should consider using the beta drivers that are available. The beta driver is updated at a faster rate than the stable one, so fixes happen sooner. Additionally, Nvidia users on the beta release will find newer features implemented at a faster rate, and issues fixed faster as well. Here's how you can disable the open source drivers and install the Nvidia beta driver on Linux.Read More

How To Install Arch Linux

When it comes to Linux distributions, Arch Linux is considered one of the difficult ones. This is mainly because it's hard to install. Most installation instructions complicate the process. The distribution itself is meant to be used by those who are comfortable using a Linux system. It's basically a distribution for power users and that leaves a good chunk of users without options. We've simplified the steps you need to follow to install Arch Linux. You must know the basics of a Linux system and know what partitioning etc, is in order to use it. If you've never run Linux in any form, this still isn't something for you to try out.Read More

Use Facebook’s Web Based Messenger As A Desktop App

Last week, Facebook released a stand alone web interface for its popular chat service aptly called Messenger after the mobile apps that are built exclusively for the feature. The web interface can work without users needing to keep Facebook open in a separate tab. This means you can use Facebook as a chat platform and effectively avoid the distractions it has on offer. Since it's launch, developer Alexandru Rosianu has ported the web interface so that you can use it as a stand alone app on OS X, Windows, and Linux. The app is basically the same browser based version that you can now pin to the Taskbar or Dock, only now it isn't tied to your browser.Read More

New Features In Firefox 37 For Desktop And Android

You've probably read this a few hundred thousand times but we're reiterating it; rapid release cycles more often than not make version numbers irrelevant. It's been happening with Firefox for the past few release cycles with the previous versions having little to offer to end users and developers alike. Firefox 37 is out and we can't say we're impressed. There are the usual bug fixes and security fixes that are part of every release. The new version has a brand new way of getting feedback from users; a pop-up widget that will be displayed to select users once a day. Bing users will now enjoy HTTPS while searching, and for users in Turkey, the default search engine has been set to Yandex. For developers, there is a new animations tab in the Inspector panel as well as a new Security tab in the network panel. For the Android version, the new additions include an improvement to how downloads are handled and the URL bar now displays the URL instead of the page title, by default.Read More

New Features In Firefox 32 For Desktop & Android

Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, and Linux is out and with it comes a new version for Android as well. Both versions come with new features for end users and developers. One major change for end users using the desktop version is a new context menu that does away with the text based options and adds buttons for going back, forward, refreshing, and bookmarking a page. There have been the usual bug fixes and new CSS properties have been implemented. Android users once again get some UI changes. The new launch page has received a facelift and quick controls for clearing your browsing history have been added along with a nice auto-complete feature for the URL bar.Read More

New Features In Firefox 31 For Desktop & Android

Has it been six weeks already? Yes it has and that means it's time to get a new version of Firefox for both desktop and Android. Firefox 31 is now available for direct download or you can upgrade the current version by clicking the help button in the options panel. Firefox 31 for desktop brings new features for both end users and developers. Noteworthy among them is the Prefer:Safe feature which tells websites the current user is accessing the web behind parental controls. A new search field has been added to the new tab page, and a nice color picker tool has been added for developers, among other things. Firefox for Android is expanding on the home panels feature and you can now install more add-ons to add a larger variety of feeds to the home page. The API for adding content to the home page has also been introduced for developers. Users can now force sync open tabs from their Android device and reorder the home panels.Read More

Rescue Yourself In The Multi-platformer Beyond Gravity [Paid]

You may have noticed that in the past month, mobile gaming went through a bit of a slump with a handful of big name titles such as the much awaited Hitman Go for android and the multi-platform Angry Birds Epic, but not many others, coming out. The mobile gaming landscape has been humdrum, at best. This could have been because of Steam's summer sale, diverting all gamers to PCs, or it could just have been coincidence, we cannot be sure either way. What we can be sure of, is that the new releases are a sign that the mobile gaming market is picking up once more. Beyond Gravity has been out on Android since the last week of  June 2014 and has enjoyed multi-platform launches. Even though it was slated for a late 2013 release, but after a few unexpected delays, it is scheduled to be out for iOS on July 10th 2014. Here is our review.Read More

New Features In Firefox 30 For Desktop & Android

Firefox 30 is out and you can upgrade now from the help menu. Since it's the first update after the new Customize options were introduced in Firefox 29, you might need to search for the upgrade option. Click the options button at the top right, and you will see a help button next to the large Customize button at the bottom. Click it to reveal a new pane of help options which include the About Firefox option. The new update is mostly fixes and many new developer options. In this new update, plugins are disabled by default except those that have been whitelisted or that are installed when you install an add-on. A new button has also been added for toggling the visibility of the bookmarks and history side bar. With the new desktop version, a new mobile version has also been introduced and it offers more for end users. You can add your favotire share functions to the context menu just by tapping it, and you can subscribe to RSS feeds from any web page and read them on your home page with the aid of a new add-on called Home Feed.Read More

Nightingale Is A Media Player With A Wide Array Of Third Party Extensions

There are a truckload of programs out there that you can use to manage your music library, but it’s because numerous options are at your disposal that make it taxing to decide which media player should you choose.  Nightingale is one such open source media player that lets you play music and video files on your computer. But that’s precisely what most media players let you do, right? So Nightingale makes itself standout from the crowd by its wide array of third-party extensions that further improve its functionality. For instance, there’s an extension that lets you stream SoundCloud. And then there’s one you can use to scrobble your Last.fm. And more!Read More

Identify Tons Of Different File Types Without Opening Them With TrID

Nothing can be more bothering than getting stuck with an unknown file type. You may have faced numerous situations when you received a file attachment from a friend or downloaded one from the internet, but you couldn’t quite guess its actual format. Perhaps, you didn’t know how to open the file or which program you needed to use? The first thing you’d probably do is Google it, but what if the file under the disguise is actually a virus? Today, I’m going to share an awesome tool that may help in such worriment. TrID is a small app that’s designed to identify unknown file types from their binary signatures with ease.Read More

New Features In Chrome 35 For Desktop & Android

Chrome 35 for desktop and Android is out. The changes and new features introduced for the desktop version are disappointing for end users but developers are going to welcome it. Chrome 35 supports more touch input, some new JavaScript features, and new extensions and APIs. Chrome 35 for Android has a lot more to offer end users; for select devices it now supports multiple windows. For all other devices, the new version supports full screen video playback with HTML controls and subtitles, and a new 'Undo closed tab' that is pretty self explanatory.Read More

How To Sync Browser Data Between Desktop And Android In Firefox 29

Mozilla has finally launched Firefox 29, the latest version of the company’s massively popular web browser, for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. With version 29, Mozilla has debuted the new Australis interface borrowing heavily from Google Chrome. But besides  that, Mozilla has also revamped the sync feature of the browser; the new sync feature is better than ever, and doesn’t now require you to store the pesky auto-generated authorization code (as in previous releases), but rather all your data is now synchronized via email and password through a Firefox Account. In this guide we’ll highlight the difference between the new and old sync methods, as well as show you how to sync data between desktop and Android in Firefox 29.Read More

New Features In Firefox 29 For Desktop & Android

Firefox 29 is out and the update is a huge one for the browser and it’s users. The update finally brings the much talked about Australis theme to the stable channel and it was well worth the wait. Austalis isn’t just beautiful it’s also the most minimal that Firefox has ever been. Other new features on desktop and mobile include brand new customization options for the buttons that appear on the Menu Bar, Firefox Sync which is now set up exclusively through the Firefox Account, and new repositioned buttons for bookmarks have been added. Developers get new features too with the implementation of <input type="number"> and <input type="color"> on both desktop and Android. Additionally on Android new share options, and customization options for the home panels have been introduced.Read More

Mikogo Is A Free LogMeIn Alternative For Screen Sharing & Remote Access

LogMeIn is one of the most popular remote desktop screen sharing tools, letting desktop and mobile users easily access and share their screen remotely via the web or native applications for the supported platforms. A few days ago, however, the company pulled the plug on its free accounts for both new and existing customers, raging its freemium user base and industry pundits alike. The company no longer offers free registration to new users, while existing free account holders were politely asked to either pick a paid plan or switch to another service. If you've been looking for an alternative, try Mikogo - a LogMeIn-like screen sharing app for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and web.Read More