Friday, August 3, 2012

Angry Birds Added 15 New Levels For iOS Users

New version of Angry Birds 2.2 hit on the market recently with additional 15 new levels for iPhone & iPad users causing propelling challenges for the game lovers. This newly included section is comprised of 15 surf & turf levels where you are required to sling shot angry birds at the miserable pigges. These newly added levels of version 2.2 are easy in initial levels then become difficult as you move on with your game.
However, the catch of the game is power-ups that Rovio has engrossed into the new levels i.e “Birdquake”, ‘Sling Scope’ & ‘King Sling’, to name a few. Moreover Rovio has also promised to provide its iOS users with free power-ups everyday if they will upgrade their game on the new version of 2.2 which is available for the users at the meager cost of $0.99 for iPhone and $2.99 for the iPad users. In addition, this newly introduced HD version 2.2 of angry birds is not only loaded with more fun but also supports retina display of new iPad. Lastly, bare in mind, these updates and upgrades are for iOS users only but Android users would also get their hands on the latest surf & turf levels in real time soon.

Install Drupal 7.15 On Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13

Drupal 7.15 has been released recently which comprises some bug fixes and no significant features have been added to this latest release. You can go here to view the changelog for Drupal 7.15. As a reminder, Drupal is a popular cms (content management system) written in PHP that allows to facilitate content creation for small or middle sized business.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Drupal 7.15 on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or older, and any Ubuntu-based system like Linux Mint 13 or older.

LAMP Web Server Installation

To be able to run Drupal on Ubuntu or Linux Mint, we need firstly to install a web server comprising Apache, PHP, and MySQL. The simplest one is LAMP which can be installed with this command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

During the installation, you will be asked to submit a new MySQL root password. This password will be used to login to your MySQL server later on. For more information about installing the LAMP web server on Ubuntu, click here.

Drupal 7.15 Installation

Let's now install Drupal with these commands from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install php5-gd

cd /tmp && wget -O drupal-7.15.tar.gz

sudo tar -xzvf drupal-7.15.tar.gz -C /var/www/

sudo mv /var/www/drupal-7.15 /var/www/drupal

sudo chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/drupal/

sudo su

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available

sed 's/www/www\/drupal/g' default > drupal

a2ensite drupal

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Creating A MySQL Database For Drupal

You can do this with phpMyAdmin or via the terminal as follows (use your MySQL root password to login to your MySQL server):

mysql -p

create database drupal;

CREATE USER 'drupal'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '12345';

grant all privileges on drupal.* to drupal@localhost;


The commands given above will create the following MySQL details:

Database name:      drupal
Database user:        drupal
database password:  12345  (can be changed to any password of your choice)

The last step is to start the installation of Drupal via your web browser. To do this, open one of these two links (replace 127.0.01 or localhost with your own server IP address if needed):



Then follow setup instructions. At the "Database configuration" page, enter the MySQL details given above:

If the installation is successful, you may see this home page:

Download Linux Kernel 3.6 Release Candidate 1

Linus Torvalds announced earlier today, August 3rd, that the first Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 3.6 kernel is now available for download and testing.

Linux kernel 3.6 RC1 brings mostly updated drivers, but it also contains ARM/X86/PowerPC/MIPS/tile/m68k fixes, as well as filesystem and networking improvements.

"Anyway, on to the stuff merged. As usual, even the shortlog is too big to usefully post, but there's the usual breakdown: about two thirds of the changes are drivers (with the CSR driver from the staging tree being a big chunk of the noise - christ, that thing is big and wordy even after some of the crapectomy)." - said Linus Torvalds in the email announcement.

 Download Linux kernel 3.6 RC1

Tiny Core Linux 4.6 RC1 Available for Testing

Robert Shingledecker announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the Tiny Core 4.6 RC1 Linux operating system.

Tiny Core Linux 4.6 RC1 is the first release candidate in the new branch, and comes with updated packages and tools, such as:

· A new mirrorpicker GUI has been added;
· Apps GUI to add first run and menu option for mirrorpicker GUI has been updated;
· ScmApps GUI to add first run and menu option for mirrorpicker GUI has been updated.
· Apps GUI to add Orphan file check has been updated;
· tc-config improved PRETCE raid disk support;
· Renamed ab to tcb to avoid Apache name conflict and allow to start without specifying a search target.

A complete list of updates and changes can be found in the official announcement. According to the developers, the distro requires new Xprogs.tcz also in the rc testing area until final release.

Download Tiny Core Linux 4.6 RC1

Shutter 0.89 Brings AppIndicator Support

Shutter, a feature-rich screenshot program that allows users to capture nearly anything on their screen without losing control, is now at version 0.89.

Shutter 0.89 is just a minor update, fixing a few bugs and adding an important feature that can be used only in the Ubuntu operating system, starting with 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). The developers of Shutter have introduced AppIndicator support.

For those of you who don't know what AppIndicator are, then you must know that indicators provide an application icon in the notification area, in the top-right part of the screen, and offers simple, accessible, and complete access to key parts of your application.

This feature makes it easier for users to access basic controls of the application and execute commands without the use of a keyboard.

Download Shutter 0.89

IPFire 2.11 Core 61

Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.11 Core 61, a specialist Linux distribution for firewalls: "The IPFire development team has just released the 61st core update for IPFire 2.11. This update brings a lot of exciting changes, new features and several bug fixes. Since IPFire 2.11, OpenVPN net2net (N2N) or site2site (S2S) connections are supported. Here are some of the exciting new features: static routes may be defined for OpenVPN clients; connections can now be renamed when importing them; OpenVPN N2N connections are displayed with their status on the index page; optional client-config-dir (CCD) is supported which enables the option to add configuration parameters for a single client connection. On the connections page, you can now see how much traffic has been transfered over a single connection." The release announcement. Download: ipfire-2.11.i586-full-core61.iso (76.8MB, torrent).


Since the arrival of timeline layout on FACEBOOK along with many other ‘Me-Too’ features of Google+. It has been noticed that whenever you go to your newsfeed, you will figure out a lot of unnecessary friend-stories i.e. be it their liking a stuff, commenting over something or else. All would be appearing on your newsfeed to further aggravate the clutter.
So as a solution, we suggest you not to look up for any browser extension to get rid of the mess because FACEBOOK has a built-in solution for your dilemma. All you need to do is,

  1. Choose a Friend list out of the given/created lists on the leftmost side bar
  2. Choose ‘Manage List’ button on the upper-right corner of the selected list
  3. Click on ‘Choose Update Type’ option
  4. Click on ‘Manage List’ button again
  5. Now, you can choose & control the kinds of friend-updates, you would like to see in your newsfeed

BEST Android Apps of Mid-Year 2012

Based upon the Brad Spirrison – Editor of Appolicious – work of banking together top 20 apps of 2012, we, fervently, fished out the best mid year Android Apps of 2012. The criteria used for evaluation of apps is, based upon the productive value, creativity & utility for users which has been given most of the importance by the Appolicious community. However, Bare in mind that the apps picked up were either released or updated in between 1st January and 30th June, 2012. So, take a shot;


It is free to download on Android devices. It is like your social magazine which aesthetically presents stuff shared by your social circle. Moreover, now it also provides integration with G+ & YouTube which means the horizon of your social interaction has become even vaster. As a further add on, you can also read third party’s content on it in a more convenient manner including the NYT updates


It is also free to download. After having succeeded enormously over iPhone, the app has now been released over Android where it acquired more than 5 million downloads within the first week of launch. Well, the reason behind its immense success is the easy, friendly & fun way of sharing photos with friends & families that pave way for cultivation and perseverance of pop-culture

Google Drive

To all those who use Google Docs, Google Drive is now a new way of storing your documents and files. It’s an ultimate solution for all those multiple users who want to make amendments in a Google doc simultaneously. Now there’s no need to rely on Dropbox anymore because this new app is better for sure and available from 28th June 2012 for free download.


It is also a free app to download. It launched on Android in January of 2012. This app is more about a vacation-rental marketplace where travelers & property dealers can instantly ask questions from each other about the issues they would during a stay. Well, this is an incredible app that has almost 2000 listings around the world to be of great utility for the users


It is free to download but on ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices only. However, it works in great sync with the desktop chrome browser, allow you to swipe tabs without even opening tabs menu and many more astounding features. So if you have not got it up till now then go, grab one for ablazing browsing experience over mobile devices

10 Best Websites For Online Video Downloading

Downloading videos online through websites is definitely a better option than to keep a downloader, itself, installed on your computing device. Realizing that, there can be seen numerous websites that provide this facility ‘but’ regardless of their service being at par. Therefore, mostly online downloading results in virus-attacks to bust up your device, distorted video/audio quality or corrupt downloading of files which are, apparently, enough reasons to give you tenterhooks if you have not tried any such website. So, to your relief, we are listing 10 most feature-packed & best online websites from where you can get your videos downloaded without putting your device at the verge of collapse.

Here’s a SHOT
1.      Keepvid
This is by far the best website, we came across to download a video. It supports wide range of formats such as FLV/MPEG/MP4/WebMD/3GP/MP3 & many others, all these with different quality options that you can choose from. Moreover, it also allows you to download videos from almost all the commonly used websites including YouTube, 5min,, Break,, Clipser, CollegeHumor, Current, Dailymotion, eHow, Facebook, Flickr, Google Video, MegaVideo, Metacafe, MySpace, Ning, Photobucket, RuTube, Stagevu, TED, Tudou, TwitVid, VBOX7, VideoWeed, Veoh, Vimeo, etc et al. However, you will be needing JAVA applet to make the download possible.
2.      VideoDownloadX
It is another awesome website that allows you to download and convert YouTube videos. All you need to do is copy-paste the URL of the video on the site in order to begin the download. However, you will have to rename the file with .flv extension after downloading.
3.      Zamzar
It is a multi-purpose website from where you can download videos, convert them into different formats but moreover, you can also convert documents and songs over the website.
4.      GetYourVideo
Another online website that allows you to download files just by copying-pasting the URL of the video. It also supports various formats including, YouTube, DailyMotion, MetCafe & many other.

5.      SaveVid
It supports video formats like FLV, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV from Youtube, Google Videos, Metacafe & many other websites.
6.      MediaConverter
One of the best tools available to serve the purpose, here you can download five streaming links a day from multiple websites like Dailymotion, Facebook, Livevideo, Metacafe, YouTube and many more, just by using a free account. However, you can acquire paid service as well along with extending features.
7.      SaveYouTube
To download videos from YouTube, you can visit the site, copy-paste the URL, click on the download button and get done with the task at hand.
8.      GetVideoMp3
With GetVideoMp3, users can easily download videos from YouTube and save them in either FLV or MP4 format along with extracting MP3 audio tracks from videos as an add-on feature.
9.      KeepTube
This helps you in downloading HD videos from few streaming websites like YouTube & MegaVideo only.
10.  ClipNabber
ClipNabber let users download videos from many video sharing websites like YouTube, DailyMotion, Metacafe, Veoh, MegaVideo and many more.

Access And Sync Google Drive Using InSync Under Ubuntu/Linux Mint

InSync is a new application, still in its beta stage, that allows users to synchronize their data stored in their Google Drive accounts under Ubuntu using the Nautilus file manager. Here are some of the features of InSync:

  • Add multiple Google accounts
  • Google Docs offline editing 
  • Share from context menu (right-click menu)
  • Notifications for recent changes
  • External hard disk support
Once installed, the application will create a folder named "Insync" in your home directory containing all your Google Drive files and folders. You can easily access this folder from the top bar by clicking the InSync icon and selecting "Open Insync Folder":

Google Drive files will be now accessible via this folder. You can, for example, edit your text files using Gedit, doc files with LibreOffice, add/remove files, etc. You can also use the context menu of Nautilus to share your files or get share links:

Insync Installation

Open the terminal and install Insync with these commands under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13 or older:

mkdir ~/insyncsetup && cd ~/insyncsetup

wget -O insync-linux-metapackage.tar

tar -xvf insync-linux-metapackage.tar

python insync-installer

Then follow setup instructions (root password required). When the installation is finished, you can start Insync with this command:

insync &

A web page will pop-up, submit your Google Drive access details:

Then click Allow access to grant Insync permission to access Google Drive:

In the next page, click "Link machine to this account" to finish:

Your Google Drive account is now successfully linked with Insync. You can now sync your files and folders from within Ubuntu. If you want to start Insync from the Unity Dash, run the following commands from the terminal:

cd /tmp

wget -O Insync.png

wget -O Insync.desktop.desktop

sudo mv  Insync.png /usr/share/icons/

sudo mv Insync.desktop.desktop /usr/share/applications/

You can now search and open the application from Unity Dash:

To start the application automatically at system startup, open "Startup Applications" from Unity Dash, click Add and insert the following details:

Name:           Insync
Command:    insync

InSync Home Page

How to use location entry in Caja in Linux Mint MATE

In Linux Mint 13 MATE, the file manager Caja is set to use the path bar instead of the location entry for the directory path. Using the location entry has some advantages over the path bar, such as when you want to copy paste the directory path into the terminal, or when you want to access to a folder quickly by typing the path instead of searching and clicking.

Caja file manager path bar
Caja file manager using path bar

Caja file manager location entry
Caja file manager using location entry

To switch to the location entry display, the fastest method you can use is to hit Ctrl + L when Caja is opening. To switch back to the path bar display, just hit "Escape". However, this method is only temporary, if you close the current Caja window and open a new one, the path bar display will still be used by default.

If you want to enable the location entry display by default, you can hit Alt + F2 then type "mateconf-editor" to open the configuration window. On that window, you go to apps > caja > preferences then check the "always_use_location_entry" option. After that, Caja file manager will always use the location entry display by default:

Caja file manager enable location entry

New Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Concept Looks Amazing

After introducing last week a very nice video that presented an amazing mockup of the Unity interface for Ubuntu OS, we're now proud to announce today, August 2nd, another nice concept that looks simply marvelous.

First of all, be aware that the above mockup of Ubuntu's Unity interface is unofficial, created by an Ubuntu user, and it has nothing to do with Canonical.

So, if you click the screenshot above, you will be able to see a bunch of Unity mockups that look simple, and simply amazing.

It shows a very nice futuristic login screen where you can see existing users, a new entry in the System Settings panel allowing users to add applets to the Unity Launcher, as well as various configuration options for both Panel and Launcher.

A new search, as well as bottom Unity Launcher are also shown in this concept, and I have to admit that I really want that!

The Unity concept you see above even has a motto: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler."

Vote for the Official Wallpaper of Lubuntu 12.10

More than a month ago, Lubuntu developers have started a contest to determine the wallpaper that's going to be used in version 12.10 of their operating system.

A special website was created to manage the voting and the candidates. Users can follow a few simple rules in order to vote:

1) Choose your FIVE favourite wallpapers.
2) Cast your vote!
3) Spread the word, the poll will be running until August 20th.

By the time we have published this story, there were 2350 votes. This contest is public, erveryone can vote! Results of this contest are also public and can be checked online here.

The Lubuntu project started in March 2009, with the purpose of creating a lighter and less resource demanding alternative to the Xubuntu operating system, using the LXDE desktop environment.

Download Lubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 

openSUSE 12.2 RC2

Will Stephenson has announced the availability of the second and final release candidate for openSUSE 12.2: "Today the openSUSE project makes available openSUSE 12.2 release candidate 2 for widespread testing, with a final release targeted for mid September. In the two weeks since the previous release candidate, a flurry of last-minute fixes have arrived, mostly in higher level packages as the basic stack has been stabilized and locked. In a late change to the layout of the release, it was decided to move many manuals and books off the DVD medium to save space. These are now part of a 'books' pattern which can be installed separately. Smaller low-level fixes were made to systemd, KIWI, clicfs and udev." See the full release announcement for further information. Download: openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0091-i686.iso (670MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0091-i686.iso (670MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-Build0091-x86_64.iso (677MB, MD5, torrent), openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-Build0091-x86_64.iso (678MB, MD5, torrent).