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Software Tricks Technology

Steps to Install Vidyo Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 – [SOLVED]

Have you tried to install Vidyo Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 (including Server Edition) ? If you have, then you might have noticed that it doesn’t work. Here are the steps those need to be followed to setup Vidyo Desktop on Ubuntu linux machine. Steps to Install VidyoDesktop on Ubuntu 16.04 (Server Edition): Uninstall any failed […]

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Software Tricks Technology WordPress

How to install the free SSL certificate from “Let’s Encrypt” on NameCheap Shared Hosting Server without SSH access. [Working]

Do you want to make your website secure by enabling https:// by installing Free SSL certificate from “Let’s Encrypt” on NameCheap Shared Hosting Server without SSH access? If the answer is YES, then follow the steps below to achieve the same completely free. In fact, this will work on any hosting server which allows installation […]

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Database PHP Software Tricks

Install Postgres database on Windows and allow password less access

Install Postgres Database on Windows and allow password less access for the database to be used in various applications. Install Postgres database on Windows machine by downloading the executable file from here: https://www.enterprisedb.com/downloads/postgres-postgresql-downloads pgAdmin tool can be downloaded and setup on Windows machine to view and manage the databases and tables by downloading the executable […]

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Mac OS X Software Tricks

How to get rid of the “searchguide.level3.com” hack ? [Solved]

Somedays back I noticed that when I type something into my browser it takes me to a different search engine called “searchguide.level3.com” which I don’t remember installing or set in the browser. I looked into my browser settings for anything suspicious but didn’t find any. Now, how to get rid of the “searchguide.level3.com” hack ? […]

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PHP Software Tricks

How to stop outgoing emails being sent through postfix from your local machine in Mac OS X ?

In latest versions of Mac OS X, by default the postfix is set to send emails from your local machine to outside world. This might cause you troubles if you are developing applications on your local machine and your application has email sending functionality to customers. Unfortunately if you have some customers’ email addresses in […]

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PHP Software Tricks

How to compare files on Mac OS X

Questions those come into mind when someone switches from Windows to Mac OS X for web development and wants to compare files: Which editor has support for file diff or file compare functionalities on Mac OS X ? Which is the best tool for file comparison while developing on Mac OS X ? How to […]

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Software Tricks

How to integrate DiffMerge with Sublime Text for comparing files

The other day, I was searching for some ways to compare two files(one from production and another from the local development of the same file) in Sublime Text. I found that there is no default tool to compare two files, thats why I installed “FileDiffs“, a package which provides the above needed functionality. What this […]

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Software Tricks Technology

Get your website on https and get ranked higher on Google

In a recent blog, Google has announced that TLS, SSL enabled websites(https://) will be getting added advantages in SEO ranking. In order to make the Internet more safe and secure, Google has started using HTTPS as a ranking signal, that means if you site is HTTPS enabled you will get ranked higher. However they have […]

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Social Life Software Tricks Technology

How to block the USSD notification/balance update messages on Android smart-phones ? [Solved]

Problem description: In India, whatever internet plans you take for your smartphones, be it 3G, 2G Internet, GPRS etc. it always keeps randomly disconnecting. Sometimes it reconnects automatically, sometimes it takes a while. So, during this process we keep getting a remaining balance message or notification for the data usage which is nothing but a […]

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PHP Software Tricks WordPress

Timthumb not showing images and throws “Warning: file_exists() [function.file-exists]: open_basedir restriction in effect. ” error. [Solved]

Recently I faced a situation where the timthumb script was unable to crop the images and was throwing error messages. There are themes those still use timthumb even though its a bad practice to use in themes when we have already functions available in core WordPress. Anyway I had to fix the issue as I […]