Saturday, 15 June 2013

How to Make .docx the Default Format of Libreoffice

I have been pretty much an open minded person when it comes to software. And after using various versions of Windows over 15 years, I can say for sure that there are tons of reasons why anyone should look beyond Windows for a similar experience if not better.

I am proud of my new found interest for Linux powered operating systems, especially Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Apart from the fact that they are free, I think most of them come preloaded with great open source software at least my favorite two distros do. And Linux powered operating systems aren’t far behind in terms of productivity thanks to productivity software like Libreoffice.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Adding a CSS Hover Effect in Your Blogger Post Images

There are times when writing a blog post makes you want to highlight something for the sake of presentation. Speaking of blog posts, which are basically HTML, all block level elements can be highlighted with coloured backgrounds using style properties. But for convenience, CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) is preferred for formatting HTML elements, because it brings in a lot more functionality to the table.

In this blog post, I am going to show you how to add an interesting effect, using CSS, to your images in your blog posts. The effect is very popular and you must have seen on other blogs and websites; usually it’s triggered when the mouse hovers over an image, and as a result the image tilts either left or right. This is a good way to make your readers pay attention to your images.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Four Must Have Apps for Budget Android Phones

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Source: MIKI Yoshihito of flickr under CC BY 2.0
It’s great to have all your important data aggregated in one place or, rather, in a device, isn’t it? Truly speaking, this has turned into a need with the turn of the decade, not just only for people who stay up to date with technology. And this need for consolidation is becoming stronger as we are more than ever connected to various online services for a better life.

Thank God! There’s an Android phone for every pocket, which is why people who are tight on budget go for either a low or mid-range Android phone. And users of almost all low cost and a few mid-range phones face an inevitable problem of low internal memory. This is the reason why you need apps that save you internal space as well as give you utility, and I have taken these two requirements as a premise in creating a list of important apps, which reflects my opinion.