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4 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Cyclists [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

4 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Cyclists [iOS]

Are you the kind of person who prefers to ride on two wheels instead of four? Do you prefer those wheels be powered by your own strength and not a motor? If so, you just might be a cyclist. Riding a bike is great for exercise, and it helps the environment because you are not using a car with all the emissions and fuel cost that accompany it. We’ve found four of the best applications for cyclists of all kinds, whether street, mountain, or beyond.

04-05-2013
4 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Cyclists [iOS]
Connect Your Xbox 360 Controller To Your Linux Gaming Rig

Linux

Connect Your Xbox 360 Controller To Your Linux Gaming Rig

Linux gaming rigs? Yup, they’re happening. With Valve’s Steam on Linux and a forthcoming Valve Steambox using Steam to run Linux games, the future is looking up for gaming on Linux. You can even install Ubuntu and Steam on a computer today, plugging it into your TV and using the big picture mode interface. The missing piece of the hardware puzzle is a controller. Luckily, Microsoft’s ubiquitous Xbox 360 controller functions well with Linux.

03-05-2013
Connect Your Xbox 360 Controller To Your Linux Gaming Rig
Want to Rid Yourself of the Android Play Store? Kiss Google Goodbye and Try F-Droid

Android

Want to Rid Yourself of the Android Play Store? Kiss Google Goodbye and Try F-Droid

Did you know that Android allows the installation of app stores other than the Play Store? You might already use apps from the Amazon Appstore and GetJar—but you probably never heard that a completely free, and open source, library of apps exists: F-Droid. Standing out in striking comparison, it emphasizes security, transparency and open source products—an outstanding departure from the competitors.

03-05-2013
Want to Rid Yourself of the Android Play Store? Kiss Google Goodbye and Try F-Droid
How to Use Remote Desktop Connections Like an IT Pro

Windows

How to Use Remote Desktop Connections Like an IT Pro

If you work in the IT department of a company that has an internal network, the odds are pretty good that you’ve had to make use of Remote Desktop once or twice. Remote Desktop is one of those utilities that, like many utilities, gets used a whole lot, but the extended features or little bits of functionality go unused for a long time. Even some veterans of remote desktop are sometimes surprised to discover that you can do something with it that they never realized.

03-05-2013
How to Use Remote Desktop Connections Like an IT Pro
Find Your Next Solid State Drive With SSDBoss

Internet

Find Your Next Solid State Drive With SSDBoss

We recently covered two sites, CPUBoss and GPUBoss, launched to provide a fast, easy way to determine what you next hardware upgrade should be. Shortly after our last review, the people behind the sites reached out to tell us another site was one its way, too, and it would cover solid state drives. Hard drives may not seem like an obvious extension of the Boss mission, but I think it makes sense.

03-05-2013
Find Your Next Solid State Drive With SSDBoss
Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?

Web Culture

Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?

This is by no means a legal document and don’t think that this substitutes for the opinions of an officer of the court. Let me be clear – I’m going to present to you the research that I’ve done and what it means to me. It is NOT legal advice. Now that is out of the way, lets get to the heart of the matter on whether buying second-hand software legal or illegal.

03-05-2013
Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?
Discover New Music With Twitter #music for Desktop & iPhone [Web & iOS]

Internet iPhone and iPad

Discover New Music With Twitter #music for Desktop & iPhone [Web & iOS]

Twitter’s new music discovery service for finding bands and artists has been out for nearly two weeks now and that has given us plenty of time to put the aptly named #music through its paces. Available in the form of a free iPhone app and as a web app that works in a standard desktop browser, it’s time to find out whether the service is the powerful discovery tool that many of us have been hoping for.

03-05-2013
Discover New Music With Twitter #music for Desktop & iPhone [Web & iOS]
Can I Sync iTunes With My Android? Three Sync Apps, Compared

Android

Can I Sync iTunes With My Android? Three Sync Apps, Compared

When I speak to friends who prefer iPhones over Androids, many of them cite “ease of synchronization” as one of their most important reasons. I have to hand it to Apple on that point: even though they like to create exclusivity with their products, they make integration between their products very easy – in particular, syncing from iTunes to a mobile device. But what if you have an Android?

03-05-2013
Can I Sync iTunes With My Android? Three Sync Apps, Compared
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