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Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2012? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Internet

Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2012? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Last December, exactly one year ago, I asked you to choose which company was your favorite during the year 2011 . Surprisingly, although many things have happened in 2012, the list I presented last year is still very relevant. A year ago, the company most people chose as best was Mozilla, who will it be this year?

Yaara Lancet December 23, 2012
Which Major Company Is The Best Of 2012? [MakeUseOf Poll]
2012 Internet & Mobile Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

Internet

2012 Internet & Mobile Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we come to the end of another year, it’s time to look back and see how things have progressed up to now, and being a tech blog, we are naturally going to examine the tech scene during the past year or two. Today’s infographic breaks down and dissects the stats with regards to the way we consumed Internet content up to now. Did the regular PC win out or was it roundly defeated by other forms of communication? And where in the world does the Internet rule supreme?

Mark O'Neill December 23, 2012
2012 Internet & Mobile Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]
Playing Classic Gameboy Games On The PC With Visual Boy Advance [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Playing Classic Gameboy Games On The PC With Visual Boy Advance [MUO Gaming]

As the first major handheld console and a gem of the Nintendo brand, Gameboy pushed out some incredibly cool and classic video games, such as Super Mario, Mega Man, Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon, which are just a few major series that made the transition to this platform (or even started there). Tim did a great article last year reviewing some of the best emulators for handheld consoles, but of that group I think that VisualBoyAdvance really shines.

Craig Snyder December 23, 2012
Playing Classic Gameboy Games On The PC With Visual Boy Advance [MUO Gaming]
New Facebook Poke iOS App Lets Users Send Media & Messages That Expire [Updates]

Internet

New Facebook Poke iOS App Lets Users Send Media & Messages That Expire [Updates]

Facebook released a new mobile application for iOS called Poke on Friday, leveraging the social network’s longstanding “Poke” feature in order to send short text, picture and video messages as well as the more traditional poke. Users have the option of adding their location to each poke, as well as sending each message to multiple recipients at once.

Tim Brookes December 22, 2012
New Facebook Poke iOS App Lets Users Send Media & Messages That Expire [Updates]
What’s Your Favorite MakeUseOf Post of 2012? [We Ask You]

Web Culture

What’s Your Favorite MakeUseOf Post of 2012? [We Ask You]

MakeUseOf may not have been the dominant thing in your life in 2012, but it probably played a part in your daily routine. To think, we don’t even charge for this stuff, giving most of it away for free. It’s now your turn to give something back, not only to us but also to your fellow readers. It’s easy enough, all you need to do is nominate one or more pieces of content as your favorite MakeUseOf post of 2012.

Dave Parrack December 22, 2012
What’s Your Favorite MakeUseOf Post of 2012? [We Ask You]
How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]

Mac

How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]

Set iTunes (or any Mac music player) to pause every time you unplug your headphones and play when you plug them back in. BreakAway is a simple app for Mac that prevents you from filling a room with your music when you unplug your headphones. If this sounds familiar, it should: my iPod shuffle used to automatically pause when I unplugged my headphones.

Justin Pot December 22, 2012
How To Automatically Pause Your Music When You Unplug Your Headphones [Mac]
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