MacBook: Disable Chrome from auto starting

I recently purchased a MacBook Air and had to install Google Chrome to use Webex and Hangout calls. Post installation, each time I started/restarted my MacBook, I was greeted with a blank Google Chrome window. This functionality is great if Chrome is your primary browser but irritating if you primarily use Firefox like me and use Chrome for specific activities as needed. After going through various forums, I finally arrived at the below steps which are simple and straight forward: 1....

August 15, 2017 · 1 min · Mr. Kamath
Laptop at night

Reduce Eye Strain at Night using F.lux

What happens when someone flashes a torch right at your face? You would be blinded for some while before the eye can adjust to the normal lighting around. This is what happens when we work on computers or laptops at night. The computer screens are normally set to emit very bright blue light which is suited for work during the day but as night arrives the computer screen would be brighter than the lighting around which strains the eyes and spoils the sleep when one goes to sleep after working on computer....

November 10, 2012 · 3 min · Mr. Kamath
Memory card

Recover deleted files from Memory card in Linux

For the past few months I have been using my Sony Cybershot W80 extensively and taking photos left and right. One of the features that I use is that of creating folders on the memory card. On one such occasion I created a new folder which was for experimenting with the camera options next day. Once I finished with the experimenting I wanted to delete them, since there were lots of photos deleting them individually did not make any sense so I used the ‘delete all photos in the folder’....

October 6, 2011 · 3 min · Mr. Kamath