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Read, Study & Highlight With Diigo and eHighlighter

Browsers iPhone and iPad

Read, Study & Highlight With Diigo and eHighlighter

The best way to study and review text is to highlight and annotate what you read, and two of the most useful tools for doing this are the online and iPad app, Diigo, and the recently updated eHighlighter. I won’t pretend that making annotations with a traditional yellow highlighter and sticky notes is sometimes faster and better for study purposes, but digital annotations offer so much more when it comes to reviewing, sharing, and even archiving annotations.

26-08-2013
Read, Study & Highlight With Diigo and eHighlighter
Use Your Raspberry Pi Like a Desktop PC

DIY

Use Your Raspberry Pi Like a Desktop PC

There are so many amazing things that you can do with a Raspberry Pi, from running your own space program to building a media centre. Although ostensibly intended as a compact computer that can be produced cheaply in order for students to learn programming basics, the Raspberry Pi has developed into something of a phenomenon. But what about using it as a desktop PC?

26-08-2013
Use Your Raspberry Pi Like a Desktop PC
5 iOS Apps To Help You Become An Interior Design Master

iPhone and iPad

5 iOS Apps To Help You Become An Interior Design Master

Planning an interior design project is hard, and that is why there are people who do it for a full-time job. However, we can’t all afford to hire a professional, and that’s where these awesome iPhone apps can come in and save the day. While I will never be a professional, using these apps has certainly helped me to become more skilled with the planning and layout of my house.

26-08-2013
5 iOS Apps To Help You Become An Interior Design Master
Thought Maps Were Dull? 7 Creative Google Maps Mashups Prove You Wrong

Internet

Thought Maps Were Dull? 7 Creative Google Maps Mashups Prove You Wrong

Truth be told – I don’t have to break sweat to prove how Google Maps can show you the world in new fantastic ways. Seafarers used them to find new lands. We use them today to understand information. Oh, maps still do take us from New Delhi to New York, but they are also turning us into virtual tourists or helping us go back in time. That’s no magical trickery, because Google Maps gives you a free rein to make something amazing out of a mashup.

26-08-2013
Thought Maps Were Dull? 7 Creative Google Maps Mashups Prove You Wrong
6 Ways to Free Up Space on Your Windows Computer

Windows

6 Ways to Free Up Space on Your Windows Computer

Clutter can be a big downer on productivity. Over time, files get lost, programs go unused, and suddenly, your once spacious hard drive is packed with useless things and you have to clean it up. But how? It’s not enough to delete things left and right. You need to find the big space hogs, identify which ones are worth deleting, and make sure you aren’t causing harm to your system in the process. Fortunately, there are a few methods you can use to maximize space cleaning on your Windows computer.

26-08-2013
6 Ways to Free Up Space on Your Windows Computer
How To Make a Simple Arduino Alarm System

DIY

How To Make a Simple Arduino Alarm System

Detect movement, then scare the heck out of an intruder with a high pitched alarm sounds and flashing lights. Does that sound fun? Of course it does. That’s the goal of today’s Arduino project, suitable for beginners. We’ll be writing completely from scratch and testing as we go along so you can hopefully get some idea of how it’s all being done rather than simply installing something I’ve already made.

26-08-2013
How To Make a Simple Arduino Alarm System
4 Easy Ways To Keep Up With Breaking News Online

Android Internet

4 Easy Ways To Keep Up With Breaking News Online

In today’s world of fast-paced breaking news, it can often times be difficult to keep up with everything that’s going on. If you want a targeted experience — one that includes smartphone alerts from your preferred news networks, emails with breaking news as it happens, and, of course, a healthy dose of Twitter-delivered news — we’ve got you covered.

26-08-2013
4 Easy Ways To Keep Up With Breaking News Online
WordPress Editorial Calendar: The Most Useful Plugin You Never Knew You Needed

Wordpress & Web Development

WordPress Editorial Calendar: The Most Useful Plugin You Never Knew You Needed

If you run a blog, you have no doubt at some point made great plans to publish regular content, to keep your blog fresh and relevant to your readers. Most people do have trouble tracking their posts – and that’s because WordPress doesn’t have a calendar view by default. The WordPress Editorial Calendar is a plugin that you will instantly love. It makes all of your forward planning for your blog an absolute breeze. And the more you use it, the more you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

26-08-2013
WordPress Editorial Calendar: The Most Useful Plugin You Never Knew You Needed
4 Simple and Easy Tools to Flash Android ROMs Compared

Android

4 Simple and Easy Tools to Flash Android ROMs Compared

Ever wanted to flash a new ROM on your Android device but didn’t have the patience to deal with the whole flashing process? I remember spending hours trying to download, transfer, reboot, flash, reboot, wait, reboot, all just to try out a new ROM. I don’t have the time for that anymore and it’d be nice to be able to flash a ROM straight from an app with an intuitive interface. Fortunately, there are some available on the Play Store: Here is a look at four of the best ones.

26-08-2013
4 Simple and Easy Tools to Flash Android ROMs Compared
10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]

Web Culture

10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday is back this week with a fine selection of free pop and rock albums. Whether you are craving indie dream pop or alternative roots rock, there is an album for every taste. All albums are available as free or name your price downloads from Bandcamp. Please leave a donation with artists you like or at least share their work. Feel free to contact me (tina at makeuseof dot com) with suggestions and genre requests for upcoming editions of Sound Sunday.

25-08-2013
10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]
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