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Techmantium is a technology blog covering a wide range of technology topics and life hacks, including desktop PC, smartphones, tablets, Raspberry Pi, software, security, operating systems, mobile, storage, servers, gadget hacks and technology companies such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

Here you will find my tutorials on everything from making the switch from Windows to Linux, building your own cloud server, working with a Raspberry Pi. You can also find my tech gadget reviews, privacy and security articles and some hardware hacks.

 

iTunes - Still the Worst Software Ever Made!
30th October 2013Windows
A new stereo in my Defender for music and running out of options to make the thing work, I contemplate dusting off my iPod and installing iTunes for Windows again. Let's see how things compare to my last experience with it and if anything has changed.
Disabling Zip Files Integration in Windows 7
17th October 2013Windows
Improve performance of Windows 7 by disabling indexing and integration with ZIP and CAB archives.
Installing MCrypt and cURL on Ubuntu Server
16th July 2013Linux
For some unknown reason, the default installation of PHP on Ubuntu Server does not install two popular (and often required) extensions - MCrypt and cURL. This guide shows you how to install and configure these two extensions.
Introduction to Hacking
10th July 2013Privacy & Security
An essential guide on how websites get hacked through software exploits and bad programming practices. The guide shows you the tools hackers use, what they look for and how to protect your code from vulnerabilities, exploits and eavesdropping.
12 Fantastic OneNote Productivity Tips
7th July 2013Windows
As a recent convert to the awesomeness that is Microsoft's OneNote, I thought I take a few minutes to share some of OneNotes top productivity tips that actually work!
10 Great Notepad++ Colour Schemes
25th June 2013Windows
Here is a collection of my top ten favourite Notepad++ colour schemes and visual styles. Notepad++ is by far the best code editor I've used and the ability to change the editor colour scheme is a very nice feature allowing different colours based on time of day or programming language.
IP Address Informer - A Desktop Support Tool
28th February 2013Windows
IP Address Informer is an easy way to give your users a way to help IT support staff by providing them with the easiest IP Address lookup tool.
Long Delay After Entering Username via SSH
16th December 2012Linux
For a while now I have been plagued with long delay after entering username each time I log into my Ubuntu server via SSH. Very annoying!