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What Is Onion Routing, Exactly? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Browsers

What Is Onion Routing, Exactly? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Internet privacy. Anonymity was one of the greatest features of the Internet in its youth (or one of its worst features, depending on who you ask). Leaving aside the sorts of problems that spring forth from anonymous interaction, such as the lack of consequences, Internet privacy and anonymity is important for preventing some serious crimes, like identity theft. And so when topics related to Internet privacy pop up, you’ll often hear of “private browsing” and “proxy servers”.

05-04-2013
What Is Onion Routing, Exactly? [MakeUseOf Explains]
What Are The Best Linux Web Browsers?

Linux

What Are The Best Linux Web Browsers?

Linux desktops offer many of the same web browsers you can use Windows and Mac, with Chrome, Firefox, and Opera all available for Linux. We’ll take a look at the best browsers you can use on a Linux system, including some lesser-known browsers that aren’t available on Windows or Mac. We’ve covered the best browsers for Windows before, and much of comparison holds true on Linux, too.

05-04-2013
What Are The Best Linux Web Browsers?
Banned: What Happens When Facebook Doesn’t Like You [Feature]

Internet

Banned: What Happens When Facebook Doesn’t Like You [Feature]

When I interviewed Mark S. Zuckerberg, I thought that he was a charming, polite guy. When he talked, he did so with a typically Midwestern drawl. He has raised a large family and has a massively successful bankruptcy law practice in Indianapolis, and is widely regarded as an expert in his field. Searching YouTube with the query ‘Mark Zuckerberg Indiana’ brings up countless media interviews and appearances. He also has no connection to the Facebook founder, other than his name and his Jewish heritage. And yet, this got him banned from Facebook.

05-04-2013
Banned: What Happens When Facebook Doesn’t Like You [Feature]
Have Better Social Conversations With Replies And More For Google+ [Chrome]

Browsers

Have Better Social Conversations With Replies And More For Google+ [Chrome]

I will say that Google+ has moved out of the shadows and is a viable social network for a lot of specific purposes. The Google+ experience is growing on me. That’s why I really liked what the Chrome extension called Replies and More for Google+ brought to my social conversations. It is a recommended install from our Best Chrome Extensions page.

05-04-2013
Have Better Social Conversations With Replies And More For Google+ [Chrome]
Don’t Waste Your Sleep – Apps and Hardware to Induce Lucid Dreaming

Self Improvement

Don’t Waste Your Sleep – Apps and Hardware to Induce Lucid Dreaming

It’s rare for technology to have such a developed presence in what are otherwise considered quite holistic practices, but lucid dreaming is one of those subjects where technology has indeed come a long way. Today I’m going to take a look at lots of different hardware and software that’s been developed to help lucid dreamers the world over.

05-04-2013
Don’t Waste Your Sleep – Apps and Hardware to Induce Lucid Dreaming
AppsFire – The Best App Finding Deals & Paid Apps Free [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

AppsFire – The Best App Finding Deals & Paid Apps Free [iOS]

Are you looking for a way to get some great applications on iOS without spending a dime? There are plenty of good applications on the App Store that are already free, but it’s even better when you actually manage to find an application that would normally cost money for free during a promotional period. The problem is, of course, that there are a lot of applications on the App Store going free at arbitrary times.

05-04-2013
AppsFire – The Best App Finding Deals & Paid Apps Free [iOS]
5 Essential Websites For Planning A Trip To The Beach

Internet

5 Essential Websites For Planning A Trip To The Beach

A day at the beach is often imagined as the most relaxing vacation possible. But, like any trip, a visit to the beach isn’t always ideal. Coastal areas can have weather conditions dramatically different from those just fifty miles inland and water temperatures may be cold even when the weather is nice. Just a few minutes of planning can ensure that your day (or week) at the beach is beautiful rather than windy, rainy or cold.

05-04-2013
5 Essential Websites For Planning A Trip To The Beach
Don’t Pay Up – How To Beat Ransomware!

Windows

Don’t Pay Up – How To Beat Ransomware!

Just imagine if someone showed up on your doorstep and said, “Hey, there’s mice in your house that you didn’t know about. Give us $100 and we’ll get rid of them.” This is the Ransomware Scam in its original form. There actually used to be people that would go around, let pests into your house and then knock on your door and point them out to you. “Good thing we saw them while driving by!” This scam must be making someone some good money because it’s still going on.

05-04-2013
Don’t Pay Up – How To Beat Ransomware!
Got Drums? Funkbox Emulates 14 Vintage Drum Machines [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Got Drums? Funkbox Emulates 14 Vintage Drum Machines [iOS]

Yesterday I reviewed AudioBus, a system for iOS that allows users to connect compatible music apps together. AudioBus offers a taste of the future when it comes to tactile music creation, but in order to use it you’ll need some compatible apps – apps like Funkbox. Funkbox provides faithful emulation of a series of classic drum machines, many of which have been used countless times.

05-04-2013
Got Drums? Funkbox Emulates 14 Vintage Drum Machines [iOS]
Make Animated GIFs & Cinemagraphs [Android]

Android

Make Animated GIFs & Cinemagraphs [Android]

The GIF image format is one of the staples of the Internet, allowing for animations to be shared with other people who aren’t standing in the same room as you. It’s one of the oldest image formats to have become mainstream, but it’s still used regularly even today and creative people are pioneering new uses for GIFs, such as the cinemagraph. A cinemagraph is a GIF that is mostly a still image with one small section being animated.

05-04-2013
Make Animated GIFs & Cinemagraphs [Android]
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