Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / Make Use Of

Filed Under:Technology / Internet
Posts on Regator:22455
Posts / Week:69.9
Archived Since:July 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

MakeUseOf’s Technophilia Podcast Episode 128 – “Real Gamer”

Are you ready for a new episode of MakeUseOf’s Technophilia podcast? We’re back with week two of our new HD format, and we’d love it if you watched!  Jump down to the comments section below and let us know what you think of the new format...Show More Summary

3 Ways Microsoft Is Forcing Windows Phone 7 Users To Abandon Ship

Remember Windows Phone 7? Of course you do, you might even still be using it. Figures released in July 2014 indicate 17.7% of all Windows Phone users are running the original version or one of its upgrades. This represents around 8.5 million of the 50 million Windows Phone devices in regular use (based on figures from AdDuplex) at the end of 2013. Show More Summary

Don’t Be Fooled! 5 Tips To Avoid Fake Apps In The Windows Store

Microsoft launched Windows 8 with a new Windows Store full of “metro” apps. Though intended to compete with the App Store and Google Play, it was spoiled by useless junkware, scams and apps that blatantly ripped off popular brands, including some owned by Microsoft. Show More Summary

6 Google Now Features That Will Change How You Search

Google Now, Google’s less sassy but arguably more useful answer to Siri, is a handy little piece of software. Once you have it, you find yourself depending on it in surprising ways. You can use it to find showtimes, search by voice, set reminders to yourself, and much more. Show More Summary

Dropbox Pro Launches 1TB Plan For $9.99/month. Adds Password Protection For Files

Storage provider Dropbox is the preferred cloud solution for many of us. The deal just got sweeter with the new Dropbox Pro plan, which gives 1TB of storage space and adds security features, all for $9.99 per month or $99 per year. The...Show More Summary

10 Daily Distractions To Improve Your Productivity

On those days when our ‘to do list’ extends as long as our arm, trying to justify distracting ourselves with something not on that list seems impossible, and fills us with irrepressible guilt. Contrary to belief though, there are some distractions that could actually make us more productive. Show More Summary

Want To Ditch Big Business And Protect Your Privacy? Here’s How

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and others have come to dominate every aspect of our online lives because they offer almost so much for free. Email, cloud storage, document editing, photo hosting and more can be accessed without paying a cent. Show More Summary

How To Start A New Job: 5 Tips You Shouldn’t Forget To Begin Well

Your first day at your new job could determine what the rest of your stay will look like. You’ve got to worry about performing well, learning more names and faces, figuring out the layout of everything, and settling into a new schedule. Show More Summary

The Productive Design Mac Bundle, $943 Value For Just $39.99

Most people think that working as a designer is all about being creative. The truth is, a designer needs to have some technical knowledge – like in Photoshop and Illustrator – and possess a sense of artistry. Just as an artist needs paint, a designer needs the right tools and applications to work. Show More Summary

Fancy A Challenge? Duet Is Simple, Infuriating and Rewarding

If you still haven’t played the mobile game Duet, you should. It’s a rare gem – simultaneously easy to learn and infuriatingly difficult to complete. Sometimes a game’s core concept is so simple, yet so engaging, it feels like it always existed. Show More Summary

Windows XP Gets Service Pack 4, Google Tests Delivery Drones, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, the iPhone scores a hot date, the Surface Pro 3 comes to more territories, the Coolest Cooler breaks Kickstarter record, a visual representation of the Internet, and Microsoft commissions a bizarre recruitment video. Windows XP Gets Unofficial SP4 Update Service Pack 4 (SP4) is being released for Windows XP. Show More Summary

Cool Websites & Tools – Track Online Changes, Hide Desktop Files, & Ambient Sound

Andrognito – With Andrognito, you can now keep your confidential and important files which you don’t want others to access, hidden inside your Android device with the advanced 3-Layer Encryption Engine. In short, Andrognito is a modern sentinel that hides and locks all your personal and confidential data from snoopers in real time. Show More Summary

Can Technology Outsmart Internet Censorship?

As Internet users, we are constantly evolving to overcome challenges and obstacles. That’s the beauty of the Internet — it’s fluid, it’s ever changing, it’s progressive. That’s why, I think, Internet censorship will never prevail. Yes, it will work to a certain extent, but technology will always beat it. Show More Summary

MakeUseOf Rewards Is Going Away – Spend Those Points Now!

For the last couple of years we’ve offered readers the chance to earn points for sharing our articles. During this time many of you did exactly that, and we’re grateful. Sadly, in September we’ll be shutting down MakeUseOf Rewards. There...Show More Summary

Mac Users: Is There Any Good Reason To Ever Reinstall OS X?

Do you need to reinstall OS X regularly to keep your Mac running well? No. Are there times when doing so might be a good idea? Possibly. Here’s when. It’s a truism among Windows users: you should re-install your operating system every year, if not every six months, to keep things running smoothly. Show More Summary

Beesy: A Smart All-in-One Project Management Tool for Groups & Businesses

When it comes to managing projects and tasks with other people, emails and phone calls are not enough. That’s why a cross-platform solution like Beesy is worth checking out. Beesy attempts to be an all-in-one platform for helping users plan and coordinate projects, setup to-dos and deadlines, communicate with clients and co-workers and much more. Show More Summary

How To Stop Your Entire Desktop PC Or Home Office From Being Stolen

Over a million computers are stolen in the United States alone every year. The majority of these systems are laptops, but desktops can also end up the victim of a heist. Modern computers are relatively small, making them easier for thieves to walk out with, and computers are easy to sell on on eBay or Craigslists. Show More Summary

3 Awesome Multiplayer Mods For Single Player Games

A single player game can actually be more than that, thanks to the power of modders. These games were created as single player experiences, but enterprising players decided to build multiplayer mods for them, and they really change the gameplay. Show More Summary

Show, Don’t Tell! Create Interactive Data Visualization With Tableau Public

No one likes looking at a spreadsheet filled with raw numbers and trying to figure out what it all means. With Tableau Public, free for Windows & Mac, you can import.xls or.txt data, and turn them into meaningful visualizations such as graphs and charts. Show More Summary

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Modular Gaming Keyboard Review And Giveaway

For PC gamers, there are two points with which they interact with their games – the mouse and the keyboard. Because of this, hardcore PC gamers tend to be pretty picky with the hardware they use. Mad Catz is hoping to have the gaming keyboard for gamers, no matter their preferences, with the $300 S.T.R.I.K.E. Show More Summary

Recent Posting Activity


Posts per Week
Posts on Regator

Related Blogs

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC