How to improve gaming performance on your Linux machine

How to improve gaming performance on your Linux machine

You’ll need this: Nvidia linux driver – Head to www.nvidia.com and download the latest driver (for info on AMD on Ubuntu see this page on BinaryDriverHowto) Custom kernel – We used Zen kernel 3.8.8-zen which can be found at gitbut. Now that Valve’s digital distribution platform is here for Linux along with a collection of…

Automate backups of your Android device

Automate backups of your Android device

  Backing up is that task that every geek knows they should do but like shaving their neck don’t do as often as they should. With so many precious things now stored on your handset (I’m talking game progress as well as photos here) it’s more than just a dollar cost when you leave your…

Protecting your online identity

Protecting your online identity

A few months ago a small add-on for Firefox and Chrome was released. Called Privacyfix the add-on is designed to check and update your privacy settings for various online services including Facebook and Google. I had always been vaguely aware that Facebook is the internet’s Mac Daddy of privacy violation but even so the results…

Windows store vs App store & Google Play: The fight is on

Windows store vs App store & Google Play: The fight is on

If Apple has taught Microsoft one lesson it’s that selling your own software isn’t enough – you need to sell everybody else’s software too. Long before Microsoft announced the Windows Store we knew it was coming. Apple may have popularised and mobilised the app store concept to typical Apple efficiency but it deals only in…