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Write Faster To Work Better: 5 Essential Tips To Improve Your Writing Speed Online

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Write Faster To Work Better: 5 Essential Tips To Improve Your Writing Speed Online

How do you write things at work without wasting the entire workday doing it? How do you pump out even more articles as a freelancer, without sacrificing quality? In this article, I’m going to draw from 7 years of paid freelance writing work, and 13 years of professional engineering technical writing experience, to answer those questions.

12-07-2013
Write Faster To Work Better: 5 Essential Tips To Improve Your Writing Speed Online
Kinect Is Not The Only Game In Town: 3 Awesome Gesture Recognition Projects

Technology Explained

Kinect Is Not The Only Game In Town: 3 Awesome Gesture Recognition Projects

The potential for gesture recognition seems massive, but so far, it’s also an unknown. How should developers create apps for it, what’s the best hardware, and how should the feature be standardized? These important questions are up in the air, so several companies are trying to answer them. Let’s take a look at the front-runners.

12-07-2013
Kinect Is Not The Only Game In Town: 3 Awesome Gesture Recognition Projects
Super Zoom & Lens Tips for Your Smartphone

Android iPhone and iPad

Super Zoom & Lens Tips for Your Smartphone

While our smartphones are equipped with better cameras than ever before, we’re still stuck with the same digital zoom technology that’s been around for years. That’s because there’s no fixing digital zoom – it’s permanently broken, and has been all along. There are better ways of taking smartphone photos than to use digital zoom, avoiding blurry images and pixellated subjects. Today’s article is all about getting more from your iPhone, Android or other smartphone lens.

12-07-2013
Super Zoom & Lens Tips for Your Smartphone
Best of OCRemix: Chill Out to These 5 Earthbound Remixes

Gaming

Best of OCRemix: Chill Out to These 5 Earthbound Remixes

Earthbound is one of those games that didn’t meet a lot of fanfare upon release, but slowly built up a fan base over time until today when it has become a cult classic. It’s known for being a whacky and unconventional RPG with a storyline that eschews swords and sorcery in favor of yoyos, bats, and psychic powers. The music for the game is just as outlandish, and the remixes are something to admire.

12-07-2013
Best of OCRemix: Chill Out to These 5 Earthbound Remixes
Don’t Waste Time: Create Perfect Profile Pictures & Cover Images For All Networks Under One Roof

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Don’t Waste Time: Create Perfect Profile Pictures & Cover Images For All Networks Under One Roof

A big part of our online and social media presence is visual. It starts with a profile picture, continues with various cover images, and reaches into customizable backgrounds. When you have 3-4 social networks to take care of, on top of accounts on YouTube, Tumblr, Skype or even Gravatar, there’s extra work to be done to make sure everything’s covered. Fortunately, there’s a tool that can help you create and maintain all your profile images, covers and backgrounds in a breeze.

12-07-2013
Don’t Waste Time: Create Perfect Profile Pictures & Cover Images For All Networks Under One Roof
2 Exploration Games That Could Give Minecraft A Run For Its Money

Gaming

2 Exploration Games That Could Give Minecraft A Run For Its Money

As with every trend in games, there will be imitators and competitors. You may have heard of Terraria. It wasn’t exactly like Minecraft, but it obviously took many of its gameplay elements from the success that Minecraft saw. It brought a unique flavor to this style of game, but ultimately it has been considered a failure in the gaming community. Development is dead and it’s being openly pirated and picked apart. Let’s look at two more games that have a shot at making a bigger splash than Terraria did and maybe even competing with Minecraft.

12-07-2013
2 Exploration Games That Could Give Minecraft A Run For Its Money
Try MindMup Mind-Mapping Via Google Drive

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Try MindMup Mind-Mapping Via Google Drive

If you’ve ever tried to create a mind-map for your brainstorming sessions, you’ll know that using the right tool is essential. There are many sites with mind-mapping tools to choose from, and choosing between them can be a huge hassle as they’re all quite good in their own way. Today though, we’ll take a good look at MindMup and show you why this should be the first one you try.

11-07-2013
Try MindMup Mind-Mapping Via Google Drive
Which Game Consoles Can You Use as a Media Center?

DIY

Which Game Consoles Can You Use as a Media Center?

Looking at Microsoft and Sony’s next generation offerings, it seems that bringing video, TV, music and your photo collection (and probably social networking) into the mix of games and achievement unlocking is now part and parcel of owning a game console. It’s a major selling point, one that should deliver the ultimate entertainment experience to living rooms and dens across the developed world. But hold on – why wait for an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4 when you can already stream video and music from computers across your home network and from the Internet into the existing Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo consoles?

11-07-2013
Which Game Consoles Can You Use as a Media Center?
Encrypt Your Gmail, Hotmail, And Other Webmail: Here’s How

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Encrypt Your Gmail, Hotmail, And Other Webmail: Here’s How

Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations brought shock and awe into American households, as individuals and families started to realize that their communications were not quite as private as they had originally thought. To partially calm some of those nerves, I’d like to offer a few easy ways that you can encrypt your webmail to at least try and maintain some semblance of email privacy in a world filled with snoops and spies.

11-07-2013
Encrypt Your Gmail, Hotmail, And Other Webmail: Here’s How
What’s The Difference Between Linux Distributions If They’re All Linux? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Linux Technology Explained

What’s The Difference Between Linux Distributions If They’re All Linux? [MakeUseOf Explains]

When a user is first introduced to Linux, they might be told they’re using Linux, but they’ll quickly learn that it’s called something else. Yes, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, Debian, openSUSE, and so many others are all variants of Linux, or “Linux distributions”. That’s cool and all, but if you give it a little thought, you’ll be asking yourself why there are so many different distributions in existence, especially if they’re all Linux anyway.

11-07-2013
What’s The Difference Between Linux Distributions If They’re All Linux? [MakeUseOf Explains]
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