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Get Ready for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

According to the official release schedule for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, a RC (release candidate) build was released yesterday and the final release is only one week away: April 26, 2018. Are  you ready for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? But why Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is so important? LTS stands for Long Term Support and a LTS release of Ubuntu means Canonical (the company who created Ubuntu) will provide support for 5 years until April 2023 which a […]

CCleaner not clean, distributed with malware

CCleaner is a popular and powerful PC tool that helps users to clean up their PCs by deleting temporary files, emptying recycle bins, deleting registry leftovers after program uninstall, etc. The free version is at the top of the popular software list on FileHippo.com. On September 13, 2017, Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity reported that CCleaner has been distributed with malware for almost one month, and the infected version is the 32-bit version of CCleaner 5.33 which […]

Digitizing your photo prints with Google PhotoScan in one tap

Over the years I have taken many pictures to capture various precious moments in my life, such as the birth of my children, their first steps, and the first day of school etc., and the memories captured in the pictures bring me great joy every time I look at them. I didn’t have a digital camera 15 years ago (let alone a smartphone with good camera feature), so all my pictures taken back then were […]

The world of Pokémon GO has expanded with 80 more Pokémon

A new version of Pokémon GO was released yesterday with many new update and the most exciting update is the addition of over 80 additional Pokémon. Even though I have not caught any Pokémon as shown in the promotional picture above, I did catch some very cute new Pokémon such as Sentret, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Spinarak, Snubbull, etc. This update also added two new Berries: Nanab Berry which can calm down a Pokémon, making it less erratic and Pinap Berry which makes […]

JavaScript inventor and Mozilla ex-CEO creates new Brave web browser

Brendan Eich, the inventor of JavaScript and the ex-CEO of Mozilla, got media’s attention again, only this time it is for his new invention: Brave web browser. It is based on the Chromium web browser and it aims to block website trackers and ads. Take a look at the two screenshots of CNN website in Google Chrome and Brave for comparison: CNN website in Google Chrome shows advertisement CNN website in Brave does not have advertisement All […]

[Review] Is Swagbucks legit and worth the time?

Swagbucks is an online rewards and cash back program that allows users to earn points (called SB) by doing activities such as watching videos, playing games, searching the web, shopping online stores, answering surveys, and so on. Swagbucks is a legitimate business and it is definitely worth your time, and let me show you why. Disclaimer: Swagbucks is a legitimate business and rewards you with good amount of gift cards or cash, but do not […]

Resurrection of Windows Live Writer: Open Live Writer

The famous blogging provider WordPress.com recently released a desktop app for customers managing their WordPress.com blogs, and this reminds me an old and discontinued desktop blogging application I used before: Windows Live Writer, so I did some search and happily found that it has come back to life. Windows Live Writer is a desktop application from Microsoft for blog publishing. It was first released in 2007 and then became part of the Windows Live Essential […]

Facebook down on Friday the 13th

Do you believe the combination of Friday and 13 is bad? Well, today is Friday and the 13th of November, and a BAD thing just happened: Facebook IS DOWN! And millions of people panicked and didn’t know what to do. Their productivity has dropped tremendously. The only explanation that Facebook gave us is “Sorry, something went wrong.” No Facebook, it is not that simple, I think the end of the world is coming! Please don’t […]

Google Maps offline feature may replace GPS devices

Google recently updated Google Maps with a new exciting feature that might eventually make the traditional GPS navigation devices history. This new feature allows user to download a map of an area on their phone, whenever the user is in the area with no connectivity, Google Maps will continue to work including turn-by-turn directions, and I think this is so cool. Currently whenever I am on the road to another city, I will have my Garmin […]

Microsoft OneDrive storage plans change drives users to competitors

On November 2nd, 2015, Microsoft OneDrive suddenly announced they will soon discontinue Office 365 unlimited storage plan and also reduce the free storage plan from 15 GB down to 5 GB. It is not surprising that this announcement is not welcome and there are thousands of users (and counting) are expressing their disappointment and frustration on OneDrive’s official blog where this absurd decision was posted. Here are the irritating changes: We’re no longer planning to offer unlimited […]