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Tutorial: How to Install Wallabag on Ubuntu 14.04

Wallabag is a free and open source webpage saving application used to store webpages for future reading or referencing. Wallabag saves the text and images from a webpage and reconstructs the page within the application for an easy to read interface. It even predicts how long it will take to read the article! Read on […]

Creating a Home Server Part 6: How to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04

WordPress is the most popular website builder on the internet. It has thousands of plugins and themes that allows making dynamic and professional websites simpler. Many functions do not need any familiarity with HTML, CSS, or Javascript to produces these sites. Find out how to install WordPress on an Ubuntu computer.

Creating a Home Server Part 5: How to Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04

As we continue with our Home Server series, ownCloud allows the storage of files on our server, but does not have the added benefit of playing media effectively. Plex Media Server provides video, music, and picture playback on any desktop or mobile device. In addition, it is available on XBox, Playstation, Roku, Chromecast and AppleTV. Find […]

Creating a Home Server Part 3: How to install no-ip client in Ubuntu

We have the hardware and operating system. Now we have to make our server accessible outside of our home network. Since many home accounts have a dynamic IP address, it is very difficult to constantly remember what set of numbers is the IP address of your home network. With a dynamic DNS client, instead of […]

Creating a Home Server Part 2: Installing the Operating System

The last Home Server article discussed the benefits, functions, and hardware related to setting up a home server. Some of these functions included a file backup system and a media centre. By now you have hopefully selected the appropriate hardware needed to create your home server. The next step is installing the operating system. While […]

Tech Review: Chromecast – making your TV smart

With internet video streaming services such as YouTube and Netflix, Smart TVs have gained in popularity. However, if you already have a functional TV, purchasing a new one for online functionality is unrealistic. Instead, new hardware such as Apple’s Apple TV or Google’s Chromecast can add functionality without breaking the bank. Which solution is best […]

Creating a Home Server Part 1: Why should I? Hardware and Software

With the ubiquity of cloud solutions such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s OneDrive, it seems irrelevant to have files stored on a home computer. However, with the new revelations about online privacy and security such as Gmail reading our emails and Facebook conducting psychological experiments on their users, keeping information on a private server […]