How to download apk files from Google Play Store on Linux

Suppose you want to install an Android app on your Android device. However, for whatever reason, you cannot access Google Play Store on the Android device. What can you do then? One way to install the app without Google Play Store access is to download its APK file using some other means, and then install […]
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How to access Gmail from the command line on Linux with Alpine

If you are a command-line lover, I am sure that you welcome with open arms any tool that allows you to perform at least one of your daily tasks using that powerful work environment, e.g., from scheduling appointments and managing finances to accessing Facebook and Twitter. In this post I will show you yet another […]
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How to access popular search engines from the command line on Linux

Why would anyone want to search things on the Internet via a terminal? I don’t know. There are probably a lot of reasons. But since an answer that no one asked for is always less frustrating than a question that no one can answer, here is a list of popular search engines with the command-line […]
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How to use Google Web Designer for HTML5 design on Linux

Google Web Designer is a GUI tool created by Google for designing advanced HTML5 content using an integrated visual editor interface. It can create an interactive HTML5 web page as well as animated graphic ads that can run on any device. This tool is finally available for Linux, while it is still in beta stage. […]
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How to integrate Google Calendar in Linux desktop

Google Calendar is one of the most popular web applications. One can access or sync Google Calendar across multiple devices either via web interface or with native apps. In Linux, there are several ways to access Google Calendar natively, such as by using email client plugins (e.g., Evolution or Thunderbird) or calendar apps (e.g., Sunbird […]
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How to mount Google Drive on Linux

As I speak, more than 22,000 people signed up for a petition, desperately wanting to have an official native Linux client for Google Drive, and yet their voice is still being ignored by Google. Perhaps when it comes to boosting their bottom line, Linux desktop market is not a priority for Google. They can ignore […]
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How to browse the web anonymously with Google Chrome

Collecting your online activities is a lucrative business for someone else in today’s Internet economy. As I speak, your VoIP traffic might be monitored by a secretive surveillance program in the name of national security. For whatever reason, you may want to conduct online business confidentially without being monitored by random eavesdroppers. To protect your […]
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How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux

Google Drive is a cloud storage provided by Google, which allows file sync, file sharing and collaborative editing. As of this writing, Google offers Google Drive client software on multiple platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS. Notably, however, the official Linux client for Google Drive is still missing. So if you want to […]
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How to make a static web site for free via Google App Engine

Are you planning to make or build your own homepage? For that, you may consider Google App Engine as one option, especially if the homepage will attract a small amount of daily traffic. Google App Engine (GAE) is a platform as a service (PaaS) cloud computing platform for hosting web applications in Google’s data centers […]
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