Monthly Archives: October 2014

5 posts

Google+ Photos let you add special effect on your photos for Halloween

Google+ Photos just released a new feature that allows users to add either fun effect or spooky effect on their photos to help them get into the Halloween mode, and this feature has a self-explanatory name: Halloweenify your photo. Just choose either “Try a fun effect” or “Try a spooky effect”, then choose a photo with people’s faces in it, then let Google+ Photos do the rest to add random effects on the faces. The […]

Use X2Go to remotely connect to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 7/8

In my previous post, I described how to use xrdp to enable Windows 7/8 computer to remotely connect to an Ubuntu 14.04 computer. The biggest advantage of this approach is that there is no need to install anything on the client Windows computer because the user will use the built-in Remote Desktop Connection in Windows to establish the remote connection. However, there are several features missing when using xrdp. Firstly, the connection speed is very slow even with […]

How to remotely connect to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 7/8

[UPDATE]: If you are trying to remotely connect to your Ubuntu box from Windows computer, then I highly recommend X2Go, which enables you to access a graphical desktop over a low bandwidth (or high bandwidth) connection. It works much better than other remote control programs. Check my post for more information. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Recently I am working on a research project that requires me to use Ubuntu, so I installed Ubuntu 14.04, the LTS (Long Time […]

Hewlett-Packard splits RedBox Instant shuts down, no surprise

Hewlett-Packard confirmed that the company will split into two independent companies: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise which will focus on providing various services, and HP Inc. which will mainly continue the current PC manufacturing business. In a nutshell, the company splits into a software-based (or service-based) company and a hardware-based company, and I am not surprised by the split. The hardware-based business or the PC manufacturing business around the world has been losing market because of the impact from smart phones […]