12 Google Chrome Extensions For The RSS Addicted – Make Tech Eas The Google Chrome browser is making some great strides to take over the browser game. One of the areas where it lacks right out of the proverbial “box” is its inability to handle RSS. Until recently when Chrome users on Windows machines were given the ability to add extensions, you would have to (gulp) copy and paste the feed into your reader. Pretty archaic I know. In the short time extensions have been available for the Chrome browser, quite a few add-ons have popped up to alleviate the RSS deficiencies. Below are 13 different extensions to ease your RSS withdrawal. This extension does exactly what the name implies. When you click on the icon you are taken directly to your Google Reader and given the option to add this site to your list of automatically updated feeds. The biggest difference with this extension over the Google Reader extension, is you have four preset readers to choose from. This is probably the most basic extension of the group. See what I mean?
45 Interesting Web 2.0 Services And Applications That Can Make Your Life Easier Web 2.0 is a category of new Internet tools and technologies created around the idea that the people who consume media and use the Web shouldn't passively absorb what's available. Rather, they should be active contributors, engaging and interacting with each other, helping customize media and technology for their own purposes, as well as those of their communities. So we would need powerful Web services and applications to aggregate and remix micro-content in new and useful ways. Web applications can be defined as "software delivered as a service over or on the Web" in short SaaS. These applications provide value by allowing users to create, collaborate, collect, and get work done; all within a familiar Web browser window. But when could a Web service or application be considered part of Web 2.0 generalization? Web 2.0 has definitely morphed into something more than a set of ‘fascinating’ and new technologies and services. Accounting, Finances & Invoice Email Marketing Social Media Tools
Killer Tech Tips Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro Until now. New website PortableLinuxApps features a number of portable Linux applications, which will work on any Linux distribution. These can run off your flash drive or from a folder in your home directory; it doesn’t matter. Best of all, there’s documentation out there to help you make your own program, should you not be able to find what you’re looking for. How It Works Like portable applications for other operating systems, portable Linux apps bundle each and every dependency a program has within a single executable. Because every dependency of each program is bundled in the program itself, these portable Linux apps can run on practically any Linux distro (although I’m certain someone in the comments will manage to prove this wrong). Just remember: once you download such an app, remember that you’ll need to change the permission to allow executing the file as a program. One Online Collection The collection currently is quite small but features many MakeUseOf favourites, including:
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EmergingTechs.com 5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux Advertisement Updated by Moe Long on January 8th 2017 So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it? Just one thing, you don’t know an awful lot about Linux to get you started. Free, you ask? If you are starting out on your journey towards Linux awesomeness, here are a few free downloadable eBooks to teach yourself Linux that should help you along nicely: Getting Started Guide to Linux MakeUseOf’s very own Newbie’s Guide to Linux tells you how to choose a distribution and then teaches you how to perform a basic Linux install. Stefan did a great job in keeping it simple and to the point, the way beginners want it. Introduction to Linux — A Hands on Guide Takes you from the absolute basics to basics. GNU/Linux Command Line Tools Summary One important aspect of working in Linux is that you have to familiar with the command line. Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference Rute User’s Tutorial and Exposition User Mode Linux
Company Name Generator - Need a name for your company ? Generate it ! The 70 coolest free applications in existence - Software - Seopher.com Posted on Sunday 16th of September 2007 at 14:37 in SoftwareAt the end of August I created a list of the 40 coolest free applications around which proved quite popular. As with all lists of this type the wisdom of the crowds brought forward numerous other suggestions that I'd overlooked for one reason or another - so here is the revised list. As with the original list, the purpose is to collate some of the best free applications (and sometimes online services) that can be found on the Internet. Image, Image Editing and GraphicsOfficeWeb and web developmentDevelopment Applications (IDE's)Operating SystemsVideo PlaybackAudioAnti-Virus and SecurityDownloading and Download ManagersRemote AccessUseful Applications that don't get their own categoryGames Image, Image Editing and Graphics GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a Photoshop replacement that doesn’t have "quite" as much functionality but it’s excellent for free. Office Web and web development Video Playback
How to Normalize Your MP3 Files In Windows For those who have a great collection of mp3 songs, did you come across instances where some songs are louder, and others are softer? I have several thousands of songs in my Music collection. When listening to the songs, the thing that disturbs me most is the adjustment of the volume. Download and install MP3Gain Open MP3Gain. The default target volume is 89dB, but you can change it to your preferences. There are two different modes that you can use to analyze the tracks. Track mode – MP3Gain analyzes each track’s volume and correct them to match the Target Volume. Album mode -Different albums have different sound settings, so it is not a good choice to normalize all songs to the same target volume. Click on Track Analysis (or Album Analysis). Click on the Track Gain (or Album Gain) to repair the tracks. Once the changes have been made, you can sync your music back to your MP3 player and enjoy the differences. Is this useful to you? Image credit: rt44man