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Test Your Music Knowledge With The Mr. Quizter Spotify App

Internet

Test Your Music Knowledge With The Mr. Quizter Spotify App

I regularly attend pub quizzes. Not only do these make sure I’m putting my brain to the test on a regular basis, the socializing is good for my sanity, and there’s beer available literally on tap. Unfortunately I cannot attend a pub quiz every night of the week, because I’d be both broke and an alcoholic. Thankfully there are plenty of alternative ways to quiz online, including a new Spotify app called Mr. Quizter.

13-08-2013
Test Your Music Knowledge With The Mr. Quizter Spotify App
Timbuk2 Power Q Laptop Backpack Review & Giveaway

Product Reviews

Timbuk2 Power Q Laptop Backpack Review & Giveaway

The new school year is beginning soon, and if your old laptop bag is falling to pieces, it might be a good time to start thinking of a new one. Back when I was an undergraduate student (not that long ago), almost no one brought a laptop to school. Today, not only do you bring your laptop, you bring your tablet and smartphone as well. These things have to fit somewhere, and a good laptop bag to protect your gear and ease the load is essential.

13-08-2013
Timbuk2 Power Q Laptop Backpack Review & Giveaway
Looking For Feedback For Your Fiction? Check Out These 4 Websites

Internet

Looking For Feedback For Your Fiction? Check Out These 4 Websites

The number one rule when writing fiction is that most of the writing happens in the rewrite. Once you’ve typed out that monstrous first draft, you’re going to want a fresh set of eyes (or several fresh sets of eyes) to look over your work and give you feedback. After all, you can’t fix something if you don’t know what’s wrong with it and this applies whether you’re writing novels or screenplays. One option is to utilize the free critique websites that are out there.

12-08-2013
Looking For Feedback For Your Fiction? Check Out These 4 Websites
3 Things That Almost Make Final Fantasy Feel Like A Consistent Series

Gaming

3 Things That Almost Make Final Fantasy Feel Like A Consistent Series

It’s quite ironic that one of RPGs’ most successful series of all-time doesn’t behave much like a series at all. If you’re a gamer of any sort, you’ve surely heard of Final Fantasy. It is a franchise that lifted off in 1987 and has gone big places since. While I’m of the opinion that the later games in the series stray far away from the great roots that earlier games planted, it’s not worth arguing that Final Fantasy has cemented a legacy in the genre forever.

12-08-2013
3 Things That Almost Make Final Fantasy Feel Like A Consistent Series
3 Ways To Make Your Smartphone Communications More Secure

Android iPhone and iPad

3 Ways To Make Your Smartphone Communications More Secure

Total privacy! Or so we think, as our words and information went flying through the air. Not so: First it’s word of warrantless wiretapping, then it’s word of newspapers, lawyers, insurers and more hacking your communications, who’s next? How do we stop this? Unfortunately, laws are very after the fact, so you need to take some measures right now. This is where we look at how to secure your smartphone communications to make cherry-picking your information a lot harder.

12-08-2013
3 Ways To Make Your Smartphone Communications More Secure
4 Ways To Bulletproof Windows XP Forever

Internet Windows

4 Ways To Bulletproof Windows XP Forever

Windows XP is slated to be exterminated for good by Microsoft in April of 2014. It is the last stage of a multi-year effort to kill off the operating system. Windows XP is one of those Windows Operating Systems that built a very loyal user base of people who are not very willing to let go of it at the end of its life. In this article, I’ll help you set up that Windows XP system in such a way to reduce the likelihood of it getting hit by hacker lightning or a viral epidemic from the larger Internet.

12-08-2013
4 Ways To Bulletproof Windows XP Forever
Need A New Game? Candy Crush Is Boring Compared To This One [Android]

Android

Need A New Game? Candy Crush Is Boring Compared To This One [Android]

At first glance, I Need A Hero did not seem like the right kind of game at all. The name sounds cheesy, the graphics and music did not impress me, and the background story was grossly unoriginal. The only thing going for this game was its match-3 element, which, when done right, has a definite addictive quality. Hours and hours of play later, I can tell you one thing: I was wrong.

12-08-2013
Need A New Game? Candy Crush Is Boring Compared To This One [Android]
Sismics Reader: A Simple Local Alternative To Google Reader

Android Linux

Sismics Reader: A Simple Local Alternative To Google Reader

Since Google Reader died, you may have moved on to Feedly, like many of our readers, or one of the other great Google Reader alternatives. But what happens if your chosen service decides to call it quits? Or what happens if their servers go down? The only 100% reliable way to not have your hopes and dreams crushed by another RSS service is to host your own. That’s where Sismics Reader comes in, an open source, free alternative to Google Reader that allows you to host the service on your PC, Mac, or Linux-based machine.

12-08-2013
Sismics Reader: A Simple Local Alternative To Google Reader
Internet Censorship In The UK – Why It Won’t Work

Internet

Internet Censorship In The UK – Why It Won’t Work

David Cameron’s Internet filtering plans have started a stir. The contours of his plans are still not clear, but opinions are being formed as the debate rages across the U.K. and the world. I’m completely opposed to Cameron’s Internet filtering proposals. Proposals that will not protect children from seeing sexually explicit material. Proposals that will seriously undermine the Internet’s ability to be a free forum for discourse and debate. Here, I argue my case.

12-08-2013
Internet Censorship In The UK – Why It Won’t Work
Android TV Boxes: What Are They, And What Can They Do?

Technology Explained

Android TV Boxes: What Are They, And What Can They Do?

Companies like Apple, Roku and Western Digital have already capitalized on this with their set-top boxes, but now a new wave of Android options has hit the market. Typically available for between $60 and $100, and often sold as a “Google TV” or “XBMC Streaming” player, these simple products seem attractive at first glance. But are they really up to par?

12-08-2013
Android TV Boxes: What Are They, And What Can They Do?
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