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Want Windows 10 Features? Buy A Mac Today!

Windows 10 looks exciting. It reintroduces real desktop search, includes multiple desktops and adds a start menu with live tile “widgets”. Unfortunately it’s not scheduled for release until the middle of 2015 at the earliest, but Microsoft fans need not worry. Show More Summary

How To Run Android Apps in Chrome on Mac / Linux / Windows

It’s now possible to run Android apps in the Chrome browser — it just takes a little bit of work. Google has officially brought four Android apps to Chromebooks, so it would seem that it’s only a matter of time before more and more Android apps become officially available on the Chrome browser. Show More Summary

6 Markdown Editors That Play Nice With Google Drive

Markdown is the text editing format of the future. It fulfills the same role as HTML – using markup to format chunks of plain text – but it’s simpler, sleeker, and easier to use without sacrificing much power or flexibility. It’s perfect for the web era and if you aren’t using it, you’re falling behind. Show More Summary

The Google Doctor Is In, The Snappening Is Happening, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, the Tesla Model D, good and bad Netflix news, PlayStation exclusive Powers, and the quest for the perfect selfie. Google Tests Doctor Hangouts Don’t share this data with Google. It will not end well. “trust” me… http://t.co/tOjImdoqVR...Show More Summary

Cool Websites & Tools – Podcast Production, Wunderlist Tab Page, & Explore The Desert With Google Maps

Spreaker Studio – take over the entire production of your own podcast or radio show with Spreaker Studio. It transforms your device into a fully-equipped radio studio, allowing you to broadcast live or pre-record podcasts while adding tracks and sound effects. Show More Summary

How Do Your Devices Learn To Talk To You?

One of the coolest advances in technology is the ability to have our devices talk to us. Technology like Siri, Google Now, and Cortana have given us the ability to interact with our devices in a way we never thought possible, and it really does feel like we’re living in the future as we’ve seen it in science fiction. Show More Summary

What Is The Best Free Antivirus Software? [MakeUseOf Poll]

No matter how careful you are when using the Internet, it’s always advisable to have antivirus software installed on your computer. This applies mostly to Windows users, because while Macs aren’t invulnerable to malware, they’re just not popular enough for cybercriminals to target. Show More Summary

Block Out Distractions With This Excellent Selection Of Background Sounds

Can't focus? Studies show that the right amount of background noise can increase creativity, and web app Noisli lets you mix and match several sound sources. Read the full article: Block Out Distractions With This Excellent Selection Of Background Sounds

Cool Websites & Tools – Order Cash Delivered, Take Devices Apart, & Remember Your First Time

Nimbl – is changing the way you access cash. With only a few taps, registered users can request cash (up to $200) to be delivered to any location within their service area (see below). Depending on traffic conditions, runners will typically complete orders within 15-30 minutes. Show More Summary

Where In The US Are All The Coders?

Writing the applications and programs we use on a daily basis is big business in the United States and around the world. Behind every application you install is at least one developer who put in hours of work writing the code that makes it tick. Show More Summary

Create A New Alias With The Best Online Name Generators [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Your name is boring. I’m sorry to break this news to you, but it’s true. That is unless you either have strange parents who gave you a kooky name, or originate from a country where every name sounds weird and wonderful. The rest of us have to put up with a boring moniker for our entire lives. Show More Summary

Free Android Game: Play A Scumbag Lawyer In RPG Devil’s Attorney

If you love turn-based battles, but are sick of the sword-and-sorcery scenery, you need to check out this courtroom RPG. It’ll leave you saying “one more case” for hours, and Android users can pick it up free if they hurry. Devil’s Attorney,...Show More Summary

Cool Websites & Tools – Transfer Vehicles, Travel Without Clothes, & Make Website Feedback Forms

Mr Silent – is an Android application, which offers a solution to those who wish to keep their mobile phones on silent mode for specific geographical locations, time, occasions and for specific contacts. You simply need to provide the desired conditions – occasions, times and geographical locations when you would like to keep your mobile silent. Show More Summary

The Largest Vehicles Technology Has Created For Us

It’s hard to argue that advances in technology have allowed us to make things bigger and more powerful, and this applies especially to vehicles. Whether on land or sea, we’ve developed some vehicles with sizes that are truly staggering to behold. Show More Summary

App Store Creativity Sale: Day One, Procreate, djay 2 on Offer [iOS Sales]

Like every sale on the app store, all good things must come to an end – including this regular column. This week’s Apps on Sale will be the last for a while, though keep an eye out for the occasional round-up here and there as we find must-have bargains. Show More Summary

Editing Digital Photos? Pick The Right Monitor & Configure It Properly

Have you ever taken what you thought was a great photograph, only to find it looks dull when you view it on your PC? If so, your monitor may be letting you down. Inexpensive monitors suffer from a narrow color gamut, inaccurate colors, poor gamma reproduction and other visual flaws. Show More Summary

19 Games Like Tetris You Can Play Online For Free

Oh Tetris: you’ve been been around for 30 years, and you’re no less addictive now than during the Cold War. I wish I was playing you right now. Oh wait – I could be. If you love Tetris, good news: you can play that game anywhere, even if you’re at work and can’t install new software. Show More Summary

Why The Windows 10 Technical Preview Should Not Be Your Main OS

The Windows 10 Technical Preview was released earlier this month. Following positive reviews, a handful of users upgraded their main Windows 7 or 8 operating system to Windows 10. When reports emerged about Windows 10 Technical Preview recording their every keystroke, naive users were shocked. Show More Summary

Become Legend: 6 Tips for Destiny Beginners

A few months ago, our own Matt Smith played the Destiny alpha and said that “Destiny is a hugely promising game that knocks down many MMO preconceptions and forges its own, unique path,” and he was right—it’s a new animal, and it’s amazing. If...Show More Summary

Complete NaNoWriMo 2014 With Time Management Tricks & Distraction-Free Apps

November is just a few weeks away, and writers around the planet are preparing for NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, in which each entrant attempts to write a novel-length story of 50,000 words or more. Completing NaNoWriMo is tough, and requires strict self-discipline. Show More Summary

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