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Don’t Install An Image Editor: Try These Cloud-Based Photo Editors Instead

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Don’t Install An Image Editor: Try These Cloud-Based Photo Editors Instead

If you want to get really good results, you need to download some kind of graphics software or other editing app, and put it through its paces. But now, you can do most of your photo editing online, and achieve some pretty impressive results. Yes, there are some things you’ll still need Photoshop and friends for, you can’t escape that, but today I’m going to show you several online editing tools that will blow you away. The future is truly here!

Yaara Lancet December 21, 2012
Don’t Install An Image Editor: Try These Cloud-Based Photo Editors Instead
2 Windows Applications To Make Launching Files, Folders, And Applications Easier Than Ever

Windows

2 Windows Applications To Make Launching Files, Folders, And Applications Easier Than Ever

My original horror story when first upgrading to Windows 8 was having no idea how to comfortably launch applications anymore. By default, there is no Quick Launch toolbar and the Start Menu has been gutted to the point where it’s almost foreign. Thanks to some third-party tweaks and advice, both issues aren’t very hard to fix. Even if you prefer the new style Windows has taken on in the latest version of their OS, let it be known that there are applications out there that can ease the pain of launching your most commonly-used files, folders, and applications.

Craig Snyder December 21, 2012
2 Windows Applications To Make Launching Files, Folders, And Applications Easier Than Ever
Photo Tutorial: Create Your Own One-of-a-Kind Phone Case Using Napkins, Glue, & Inspiration

DIY

Photo Tutorial: Create Your Own One-of-a-Kind Phone Case Using Napkins, Glue, & Inspiration

Today’s post comes from Shira Z. Carmel, a musician, teacher, and designer from Jerusalem, Israel. I met Shira a couple of weeks ago and was quite impressed with her custom phone cover. When she told me she made it herself, I had to know how. Shira was kind enough to repeat the process, and take a photo of each and every step. This process works with any phone – in fact, it works with any plastic surface, really. If you want to customize your phone’s case for a completely unique, handmade look, read on.

Erez Zukerman December 20, 2012
Photo Tutorial: Create Your Own One-of-a-Kind Phone Case Using Napkins, Glue, & Inspiration
Trouble Reaching Your Goals? Form A Habit Streak [Android]

Android Self Improvement

Trouble Reaching Your Goals? Form A Habit Streak [Android]

Picking up new habits can be a difficult task, which is why numerous popular methods exist to help you manage it. If you regularly find yourself realising that your plan to take a daily morning run is actually more like a once-a-month guilt-ridden excursion, then it’s clear you need to try a new method. Perhaps the Jerry Springer chain method will be able to help you along your way.

Angela Alcorn December 20, 2012
Trouble Reaching Your Goals? Form A Habit Streak [Android]
Ho Ho Ho, Viagra: Top Ways Spammers Can Get Your Email Address At Christmas

Internet

Ho Ho Ho, Viagra: Top Ways Spammers Can Get Your Email Address At Christmas

The problem is that not all businesses “trading” at Christmas are reputable. While you can trust your shopping center chains and online giants, there are plenty of businesses operating both in plain sight and behind the scenes that are trading not in gifts, but in data – your data. Specifically, I’m talking about email addresses, and the remarkable number of ways that scammers can farm them over the Christmas period.

Christian Cawley December 20, 2012
Ho Ho Ho, Viagra: Top Ways Spammers Can Get Your Email Address At Christmas
Take A Virtual Tour As Google Maps Rolls Out A ‘See Inside’ Button For Businesses [Updates]

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Take A Virtual Tour As Google Maps Rolls Out A ‘See Inside’ Button For Businesses [Updates]

When you type in the name of a business, Google Search displays photos and a feature to take a virtual tour of the business along with Google Maps. The user just has to click on the ‘See inside’ image on Search to enter the business and then walk around.

Saikat Basu December 20, 2012
Take A Virtual Tour As Google Maps Rolls Out A ‘See Inside’ Button For Businesses [Updates]
Peek Through: Make Any Window Transparent Using A Keyboard Shortcut

Windows

Peek Through: Make Any Window Transparent Using A Keyboard Shortcut

If you’re like most people, you’ve thought to yourself every day: “Why can’t I set windows to be transparent in Windows, so I can look through them…like actual windows?” What? You’ve never thought of that? Weird. Well, anyways, Peek Through is a program that does one thing: allow you to quickly make any window in Windows transparent. If it’s not apparent why being transparent is useful for you, use your imagination to find a situation where the key is peeking through.

Justin Pot December 20, 2012
Peek Through: Make Any Window Transparent Using A Keyboard Shortcut
Turn Your Mobile Phone Into a Survival Kit

Android

Turn Your Mobile Phone Into a Survival Kit

Picture this. You’re on vacation up in the mountains. You were hiking along, and decided to explore an interesting side trail. Before you know it, the trail disappears into a mess of weeds and trees, and as you turn around in every direction, you realize that you have no idea where the trail is. Then it dawns on you. You’re lost. Being lost is no fun. I speak from experience. So, let me tell you what helps.

Ryan Dube December 20, 2012
Turn Your Mobile Phone Into a Survival Kit
Mageia: Enjoy The New Fork Of RPM-based Mandriva [Linux]

Linux

Mageia: Enjoy The New Fork Of RPM-based Mandriva [Linux]

Mageia is an RPM-based Linux distribution which forked off Mandriva (formerly Mandrake) in September 2010 when Mandriva was experiencing severe financial difficulties. It’s first release was in July 2011, and after just about a year and a half later it’s been creating quite the buzz. In fact, there are three main aspects of Mageia which are grabbing people’s attention.

Danny Stieben December 20, 2012
Mageia: Enjoy The New Fork Of RPM-based Mandriva [Linux]
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