SOPA – Its Concerns and What can You do to Stop it

SOPA – Its Concerns and What can You do to Stop it

I start this post by quoting Mahatma Gandhi. Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. Be it freedom against oppression or the freedom to express oneself, it’s the very fundamentals on which our nation or rather any democracy is based on. It should be the very foundation on which the leaders/politicians should rule the […]

     
 
 

Understand the Basic Android Terminologies

Understand the Basic Android Terminologies

I am quite sure that if you are an android owner, once in a while you might have encountered some terms which would have made you utterly confused. Things like rooting, ROM etc. may just sound to you like a waste of time, but to be honest they are the biggest strength of this platform. In past we have written […]

     
 
 

Facebook Timeline Scares the Shit Out of Me

Kudos to Mark Zuckerberg for yet another achievement with Open Graph. It brings so much to table. It adds a whole new dimension to Facebook and makes it an even richer ecosystem. But, coming to the most important revelation of F8 conference ‘Facebook Timeline’, which has impressed many, including many here at Technically Personal, but I can only say that […]

     
 
 

Customize Your Ubuntu to Optimize Your Productivity.

Customize Your Ubuntu to Optimize Your Productivity.

An important note to start with – This guide can be applied with any ‘Gnome’ based desktop. Since I am using Ubuntu 11.04, I am writing this for the same. Let me demonstrate what do I intend to do. I want to change my desktop from this: to this: While I go on about ‘how to‘, I will also point […]

     
 
 

Is Facebook Heading the MySpace & Orkut Way – Down the Hill?

Before I rant out my frustration on the topic, I would like to point out that I am one of the early adopters of Facebook, almost at the same time it was launched in India. What really drew me away from Orkut & MySpace was the simplicity Facebook had. It was neat, no stupid posts and certainly no mindless app […]

     
 
 

Block Unwanted Results From Google Search Without Extension

Block Unwanted Results From Google Search Without Extension

In the last few weeks, Google has taken various steps to counter spam in its search result. From modifying its algorithm to bringing up a new extension for Chrome, Google is leaving no stone unturned. Continuing their pursuit further, Google has added yet another feature to its search page. Keeping in mind that not everyone uses Chrome, the extension feature […]

     
 
 

Pwn2Own Day 1: Safari and IE8 First to Fall, Chrome Undefeated

Pwn2Own Day 1: Safari and IE8 First to Fall, Chrome Undefeated

On the day one of Pwn2Own, a hacking contest as part of CanSecWest security conference, three web browsers were put to test. Apple Safari, Microsoft IE8 and Google Chrome. The first browser to be tested was Safari 5.0.3 running on fully-patched Mac OS X 10.6.6. The objective for the hackers was to make these browsers run some arbitrary set of […]

     
 
 

Custom Gingerbread ROM for HTC Vision and HTC Desire Z

Custom Gingerbread ROM for HTC Vision and HTC Desire Z

Team Villain from XDA have launched custom ROM for HTC Vision and HTC Desire Z. Custom ROM called SenseGinger, has Sense UI running over Android 2.3 Gingerbread. According to the developers, this custom ROM is a merge of the Huashan leak and the Wildfire S leak. Before trying this custom ROM you are required to know about some of the […]

     
 
 

5 Must Have Applications for Ubuntu

5 Must Have Applications for Ubuntu

While trying to unravel the depths of Linux operating system, I came across various such posts which included an exhaustive list of applications having various well known Ubuntu apps like Thunderbird, Wine etc. which according to me are very obvious. So going beyond obvious here are 5 applications for Ubuntu which you will appreciate and will enhance your experience with the […]

     
 
 

5 Geeky Things to Lookout for in 2011

5 Geeky Things to Lookout for in 2011

A fantastic year is about to end, and we joyously embrace a new dawn. I wish all our readers a very Happy New Year! Though this year may end, it was an year full of innovation, ideas coming to life and technology taking new strides. But the coming year is expected to be full of surprises. There are a few […]