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Caption Contest: No Way, Macgyver

Now Henry, I don’t care how you do it — I want you to take this PC apart and upgrade the processor using only this paper clip and toothbrush. Can you think of a witty caption for this image? Then share it with us and win an awesome MakeUseOf...Show More Summary

Sony Recalls Thousands of Vaio Fit 11A Laptops For Overheating Batteries

It’s one thing to have a hot laptop propped uncomfortably in your lap, but it’s quite another for that laptop to literally burn people. That is precisely why Sony announced on Friday that it would be recalling roughly 26,000 Vaio Fit 11A laptops. Show More Summary

Windows 8.1 Update Is Here! What It Is & How To Get It Now

Curious about the latest Windows 8.1 Update or not sure what this is about? KB2919355 is a cumulative set of important updates and new features, delivered via Windows Update. If you want to keep your system up to date and secure, you should apply this update. Show More Summary

Quick Look Plugins Make File Browsing On OS X Even Better

Bolster your Mac’s Quick Look function with better file support. If there’s a format you wish you could preview, there’s probably a plugin for the job. It’s one of those Mac features you come to depend on, once you notice it. In Finder you can highlight any file, and then press space to preview it. Show More Summary

A Mouse “Hack” That All League Of Legends Players Should Know About

Are you a League of Legends player who feels kind of stuck at your current skill level? Do you find discomfort in constantly having to alternate between modifier keys to do what you want to do in game? I felt this same way, especially as a player who mainly plays ranged Champions (although there are so many others worth playing). Show More Summary

Your Startup Should Have A Blog. Here’s Why

As a vehicle for empowerment, the Internet has no equal. Perhaps one area the Internet has fundamentally revolutionized is entrepreneurship. It’s never been easier to quit your soul-crushing 9 to 5 and launch your own startup. Indeed, all you need is a great idea, some technical aptitude, and you can launch your very own small business. Show More Summary

100+ Reasons PopClip Can Help You Become a Mac Power User

If you want to reduce the number of clicks you make on your Mac, a very useful application called PopClip should probably live in your menu bar. PopClip ($4.99) made our list of recommended productivity applications last year, and has continued to help us be productive. Show More Summary

Danger Confirmed: Heartbleed Really Does Open Up Crypto Keys to Hackers

News from Cloudflare on Friday indicates that the debate is over regarding whether the new OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability could be utilized to obtain private encryption keys from vulnerable servers and websites. Cloudflare confirmed that third-party, independent testing revealed this is in fact true. Show More Summary

Stressful Day? These Alternative Free Apps Will Help!

Russia has entered the Ukraine! The world is in and out of recession! Tickets for Kate Bush’s tour have completely sold out! Oh, it’s a stressful world we live in. But you no longer have to take up yoga (or boxing) to relieve some stress – turn to your smartphone instead. Show More Summary

Four Awesome Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom

We know Chromebooks are fantastic for users who want simplicity, that Chromebooks make excellent travel companions, and that they are perfect for those who do a lot of their computing in the cloud – but what role can Chromebooks play...Show More Summary

Superb Star Wars-Themed Apps & Games For Windows Phone 8

It’s the biggest film series of all time, it has spawned comics, board games, video games, spin-off cartoons and a new trilogy is entering production soon. Better still, Star Wars has a strong presence on Windows Phone! Star Wars Apps & Games for Windows Phone 8 Whaa?! No, it’s true. Show More Summary

Open The Box: Cloud Company Gives Back To Community With Open Source

Box has made its identity as a cloud company with generous file management features. The company showed another generous side by contributing to the Open Source movement with its own repository. Box Open Source is a way for the cloud company to give back to the community and even tapping the work of open source developers for its own projects. Show More Summary

No Pixel Wasted: How a Classic Utility Helps You Make Use Of Your Screen

If there’s one thing that’s cooler than a new app that works, it’s an old app that works. Sprinkled throughout the Internet you will find some quiet utilities that have been going strong for years now, doing just one or two things exceptionally well. Show More Summary

7 Reasons You Should Upgrade To GNOME 3.12 On Linux

Labeled by some as “unintuitive” and “a usability nightmare,” GNOME Shell used to be crap. Not anymore. GNOME released version 3.12 of its popular desktop environment recently, and it refines the Gnome Shell concept yet again. It managed to pass the “usable” threshold a few releases ago and hasn’t stopped improving since. Show More Summary

EasilyDo Or Google Now: Which Is The Better Personal Assistant?

Two years ago, Google release released Google Now. In its own simple way, this was revolutionary. It allowed you to interact with your phone and tablet using your voice, querying the Internet, sending messages and making appointments, whilst being tightly integrated with the Google’s popular social media and productivity services. Show More Summary

Listen To Audiobooks On Your Windows 8 Device With Audible

Audiobooks are the most underrated form of literature out there, but Audible’s Windows 8 app and the Audible Cloud Player make them more accessible and fun to listen to than ever before. With apps for Android, iOS, and even a quality audiobook app for Windows Phone, Audible certainly isn’t new to the game. Show More Summary

NSA Exploits Internet, IRS Retains XP, Google Glass Haters, iPad Concept [Tech News Digest]

Today in Tech News Digest, exploiting the Internet, retaining Windows XP, Googling government waste, Glassing San Francisco, Real-time Twitter, trending subreddits, and an iPad concept circa 2004. The NSA Can Exploit Internet Flaws The...Show More Summary

Cool Websites & Tools – Relax Your Mind, Control Services With Android, & Secure Communication From Iceland

Shifu – is your smart friend who lives in your Android smartphone. It observes when and how you use your phone. It knows what important things needs your attention and when is the right time to show them to you. Shifu reminds to do things which are important to you. Show More Summary

This iPad Pro Concept Is Definitely Worth Making!

What if Apple made a tablet computer with the processing power of a MacBook Pro, and looked like the iPad Air? They’d call it the iPad Pro. This concept is the brainchild of design company Ramotion, and according to them, the iPad Pro would have two A7 64-bit processors, a 12.9-inch display with a 4096 x 3072 pixel resolution. Show More Summary

Strictly Ambient: Free Music Downloads, Streams & Playlist [Sound Sunday]

If you’ve ever wanted to stream Sound Sunday in one go, finally, this edition contains a one-loop-playlist provided by minilogs. Ambient music emphasizes sound and atmosphere. Brian Eno, a pioneer of the genre, says “[it] must be able...Show More Summary

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