Ubuntu at 10 Brave new world Quick and easy design for everyone
Evernote elephant

A place for all your notes

February 18th, 2014

ON the cork board in front of me, I pin all sorts of notes, reminders, receipts, photos and calling cards. While this analog system has a certain chaotic élan to it, it isn’t all that efficient, especially when the board gets filled up and notes start to cover each other. I ...

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Canva screenshot

Quick and easy design for everyone

February 11th, 2014

WHEN creating digital art, my weapon of choice is usually Gimp, a free and open source image manipulation program that runs both on my Mac and Linux PC. This preference for cross-platform tools means I rarely use Adobe Photoshop because it doesn’t run natively on my Linux desktop. As powerful and ...

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Money eyes

Filipinos turn to crowdfunding

February 4th, 2014

MORE and more, Filipinos are turning to crowdfunding on the Internet to raise money for projects that might not otherwise see the light of day. A quick search through the top two crowdfunding websites, Kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com) and Indiegogo (www.indiegogo.com) produces more than 100 such projects from the Philippines. Less than half ...

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An OS for hairdressers

January 28th, 2014

OPEN Source advocate Matt Asay writes in ReadWrite.com a provocative piece entitled “Why the Linux Desktop Doesn’t Matter Anymore.” In the article, Asay says that Linux has “completely failed as a desktop operating system” because it was never easy enough or useful enough for people like his hairdresser, Valerie. Asay, who ...

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owl with notebook

Learn something new today

January 21st, 2014

THERE’S been no better time than now to learn something new on the Internet. Today, anyone with a good Internet connection can visit YouTube and watch practical video tutorials on anything from how to troubleshoot car problems to how to cook a poached egg. If you’re more interested in academic learning, look ...

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Vault Boy with Firefox

Really useful websites

January 14th, 2014

THIS week, we’ll look at some useful websites that can make life easier. Most of these sites perform only one task, but do it well enough to save you a lot of trouble. So bookmark these sites for that extra touch of convenience. Is it down right now? This is a ...

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PC rut

PC retail rut

January 7th, 2014

LINUX has bloomed over the last few years into a modern, stable, secure and user-friendly operating system that can go head-to-head with any of its commercial counterparts, but you wouldn’t know it from a visit to a typical PC retailer in the Philippines. Go to any mall with a computer arcade ...

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Edward Snowden

The year in technology

December 31st, 2013

THE Summer of Snowden quickly came to dominate the entire year, making it the biggest technology story of 2013. Here is my list of year's top IT stories: 1. Big Brother. In June, The Guardian in the UK began a series of exposes based on 200,000 documents leaked by Edward Snowden, ...

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