Saturday, August 30, 2014

How to export your iPhone music library without iTunes

The iPhone is a great device but getting your iTunes purchases out of the device can be a pain when you are not relying on iTunes.

iTunes is available on Windows and OSX.  But what about Ubuntu?  Here a tutorial to show you how to do it using MusicBrainz Picard app (also available on other OSes).

ScreenStudio 1.2.8 has been released

A new version (1.2.8) of ScreenStudio has been released.

  • Trying to fix the default location on the screen when having a second monitor to the left
  • Minor tweaks
  • Added animated splash

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ScreenStudio 1.2.7 is available!

ScreenStudio 1.2.7 is available!

  • Fixed Tray Icon display
  • Added "None" as an audio source for both Mic and Desktop
  • Added support for SteamOS (with support for FFMPEG)
  • Fixed global shortcuts that were not updating

You can grab the latest version at

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Connecting to Twitter, Facebook or Google with Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a great operating system.  One neat feature is being able to connect to your online social network account.  See the tutorial on my Youtube channel:

Have a great day!

OOOOHHH! Twitter Analytics

A brand new tool has arrived in town: Twitter Analytics

It is now available for all Twitter users for free and it looks like an amazing tool to monitor your Twitter account and the activity related to it.  Twitter Analytics arrived just in time for me as I am currently investing more time into my account (@patrickballeux) to promote this blog and my Youtube Channel (

With social networks, it is hard to evaluate the impact of your shared posts.  Using Google Analytics, you can do this monitoring on your blob/website quite easily.  But with your accounts (Facebook, G+, Twitter), it was near impossible.

Now, time to explore and investigate this new tools in my arsenal and start learning a bit more about my social network exposure.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monitor your network without IT knowledge!

Ever wished you could find out who is using your home network bandwidth?

There is an easy solution called EtherApe, available from the Ubuntu Software Centre.  Check it out!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge funny pics

With the current trend of Ice Bucket Challenge videos going around the web, I got inspired to create a few funny pics...

Hoping it has brighten your day!

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