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8 Things You Thought You Couldn’t Learn On A Smartphone

Smartphones have become such an essential part of our lives that it is getting rather difficult these days to find something that the phones don’t do. The classic phrase “there’s an app for that” has never been more true. A smartphone...Show More Summary

7 Audacity Tips For Better Audio Editing On a Budget

Audacity is a free audio editor that you can use to touch up interviews, voiceovers, music, and whatever other sound files you have. Want to move beyond simple cut-and-crop jobs? Then listen up! Knowing just a few Audacity tips can make your audio-editing life a whole lot easier. Show More Summary

Microsoft Made An Android App: Meet Your Next Lock Screen

The Next Lock Screen is targeted at users looking to maximise productivity. Its purpose is to show your notifications, give you shortcuts to apps depending on what you’re doing, and inform you of calendar events. Google doesn’t think...Show More Summary

Sort Mobile Photos The Easy Way: Swipe Right to Keep, Left to Delete

You have a lot of photos on your smartphone, but not all of them are great. Sorting through them is usually a pain. But you can simplify the process with apps that show you a preview of each photo, and let you swipe in either direction to keep it or delete it. Show More Summary

6 Spooky Halloween Games Perfect For Kids

Ask any kid. Halloween is more than just an hour spent walking from door to door, collecting enough sugar-laden candy to induce a diabetic coma. It’s an entire day spent celebrating the supernatural. The scary. The bizarre. You get to wear eyecatching costumes, and decorate your house like the set of the Adams Family movies. Show More Summary

Clips Uses Your iPhone Keyboard & Widgets As A Clipboard Manager

The problem of copying and pasting text still remains unsolved in iOS 8, but a few new widgets and share apps provide some time-saving solutions. While there are plenty of clipboard managers for copying and pasting multiple text andShow More Summary

iPhone 6 Plus Review and Giveaway

The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s latest and perhaps strangest addition to its range of tablets and smartphones. Not only is the screen considerably larger than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, the device comes with a few other perks like improved battery life and better camera performance. Show More Summary

PC Gaming at 4k: Is It Worth the money?

A resolution revolution is on its way. Ultra HD televisions and monitors are finally starting to drop to reasonable prices and that, of course, means a lot of gamers are thinking about buying one for their PC. The appeal is obvious. Higher resolution means sharper, more detailed graphics. Show More Summary

Apple Pay Suffers Major Blow, Facebook Accused Of Plagiarism [Tech News Digest]

Also, Twitpic lives on thanks to Twitter, PS4 owners can share games online, selling the brutal truth for $10, and a meta Google Glass review. Dirty Tactics Thwart Mobile Payments @CVS_Extra I will be moving all of my prescriptions due to your greedy stance on #ApplePay. Show More Summary

How Secure Is Your Company’s Cloud Storage?

Lots of companies use some sort of private cloud storage solution for keeping track of important data and information. Usage of the cloud just keeps growing, and with it, security becomes a concern. Just how secure is your company’sShow More Summary

20 Halloween-themed Android Apps You Shouldn’t Miss

Trick or treat time is almost here with the chance to dress up, have fun, and eat cakes and goodies that you might normally avoid. Or at least watch a scary movie. Halloween isn’t necessarily party time for everyone, but with an Android...Show More Summary

Will You Ever Use Apple Pay? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Apple Pay is now available to use. At least for those resident in the U.S. who have an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.1, a credit card they haven’t already maxed out, and faith that Apple will keep their financial data safe and secure. DoesShow More Summary

Disable Hibernate On Your SSD For Warranty Purposes

Solid State Drives (SSDs) offer durability, speed and low power consumption, compared to “mechanical” hard drives. But if not properly configured, you can destroy your drive. Dead SSDs just require a bit of laziness. SSDs can absorbShow More Summary

Cool Websites & Tools – Broadsheet Webpages, Math Camera Calculator, & Drone Flight Video Collection

Broadsheet – is an easy-to-use digital publishing tool designed to create modern, eye catching webpages for any device. Broadsheet’s cutting edge design tool lets you visually construct webpages of almost any size, shape or format – without the restrictions of other content management tools. Show More Summary

Can You Find All The Hidden Messages In These Brand Logos?

Chances are great that you’re probably heard of most of the brands featured on this infographic. You’ve probably seen each of these logos. But have you really examined them? Turns out there’s more to each of them than meets the eye. Take a look, and see if you can find all of the hidden messages. Show More Summary

Waste Away Your Life Playing All The Games On Pong.com [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Video Games are absolutely everywhere these days. On dedicated games consoles, high-end PCs, set-top boxes, TVs, tablets, smartphones, and even dumb phones (who could ever forget Snake, God rest his soul). Games permeate through our lives so much that you don’t even have to buy or download them in order to enjoy them these days. Show More Summary

Does Drinking Coffee Really Make You More Productive?

Everyone loves coffee. It’s filled with caffeine that helps us make it through a busy work day… or does it? Check out the graphic below that provides you with all kinds of information about coffee, and a look at some data about just how coffee alters your work, and the best ways to use it to your advantage. Show More Summary

Trick Or Treat? Install Spooky Halloween Windows Themes & Sound Effects

Halloween is upon us once again. What better time of year to learn how to terrorise your PC than with haunting Halloween themes? Forget the pumpkin-spiced lattes, Day of the Dead celebrations and hordes of (undead!) children attacking your homestead. Windows is surprisingly customisable. Show More Summary

1.2 Million Routers Are Vulnerable To Being Hijacked. Is Yours One Of Them?

Millions of switches, routers and firewalls are potentially vulnerable to hijacking and interception, after American security firm Rapid7 discovered a serious issue with how these devices are configured. The problem – which affects both...Show More Summary

How To Stop The POODLE Exploit From Biting Your Browser

When do people not like a puppy? When they know it’s not a puppy, but a browser exploit aimed at stealing their vital information. The POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) we’re talking about is a serious security attack. Show More Summary

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