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Stealing Passwords With An Android App Is Easy: Learn How To Protect Yourself

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Stealing Passwords With An Android App Is Easy: Learn How To Protect Yourself

You read that headline right: If you and I were on the same WiFi network, I could probably log in to some of your sensitive accounts — and I’m not even a hacker. This is thanks to an app for rooted Android devices called dSploit. It may sound pretty malicious then, but its intentions are surprisingly good. If you understand how other people could hack your information, you can learn to protect yourself. Do not use any of the information in this article to steal other people’s information.

23-07-2013
Stealing Passwords With An Android App Is Easy: Learn How To Protect Yourself
How To Copy Data From A Laptop

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How To Copy Data From A Laptop

Laptops have a particularly short lifetime. While it is possible to upgrade laptop hardware, one day the time will come when that is just not possible or worth it any more. This is when you will want to copy your data from your old laptop to a new device. How you can do this essentially depends on how much data there is to back up and whether or not the old laptop is still booting.

23-07-2013
How To Copy Data From A Laptop
7-inch vs. 8-inch Tablets: Do You Really Need The Extra Inch?

Technology Explained

7-inch vs. 8-inch Tablets: Do You Really Need The Extra Inch?

The tablet’s rise has predictably led to a diversification of the devices available. Display sizes now ranges between seven to eighteen inches, and everything in between. Consumers are certainly spoiled for choice. Most people, however, end up looking at a device between seven and ten inches. Here, too, there’s plenty of variety, including tablets that have just an inch of difference between them and are otherwise very similar. Does an inch really make a difference, or is it a trivial non-issue? Let’s take a look.

23-07-2013
7-inch vs. 8-inch Tablets: Do You Really Need The Extra Inch?
Kobo Aura HD eReader Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Kobo Aura HD eReader Review and Giveaway

Despite Amazon’s dominance of the eReader market, some competitors manage to keep their heads above water, and one of these strugglers is Kobo. With an impressive line of five different eReaders, its own bookstore, and its own desktop eBook manager/reader, you’d think Kobo would be a good Amazon alternative. But is it really? We took the Kobo Aura HD eReader for a thorough test drive, and the results are in front of you. As usual, one of you will also win this $200 eReader for free! Continue reading to find out how.

23-07-2013
Kobo Aura HD eReader Review and Giveaway
How To Make Good Use Of Google’s Search Operators

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How To Make Good Use Of Google’s Search Operators

With operators, you’re able to display results that pertain only to certain websites, search through a range of numbers, or even completely exclude a word from your results. When you master the use of Google’s search engine, finding the answer to nearly anything you can think of is a power that you have right at your fingertips. In this article, let’s make that happen.

23-07-2013
How To Make Good Use Of Google’s Search Operators
Learn How To Develop Apps On Your Windows Phone With TouchDevelop

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Learn How To Develop Apps On Your Windows Phone With TouchDevelop

A dearth of third-party applications has always been the ‘Achilles heel’ of the Windows Phone 8 platform. Since its inception, users of Microsoft’s bronze medal OS have found that they need to do without some of the cooler apps that are found on WP8’s cooler siblings, including Vine and Instagram. Redmond’s Microsoft Research has apparently taken note of this, and has responded by releasing TouchDevelop; a curious combination of IDE, programming language and app store. It allows you to write apps for your phone, on your phone.

23-07-2013
Learn How To Develop Apps On Your Windows Phone With TouchDevelop
The Absolute Best Ways To Follow The News On Twitter

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The Absolute Best Ways To Follow The News On Twitter

Twitter is the coolest, most user-friendly way to keep up with the news of the world, yet sometimes we still over-complicate it. With all of the different accounts and followers and feeds flying around, it can be a little difficult to aggregate news to your individual taste. Fortunately, MakeUseOf is here to bring you the best ways to follow the news on Twitter.

23-07-2013
The Absolute Best Ways To Follow The News On Twitter
The Art of Stopping Phone Thieves With Uglification

Web Culture

The Art of Stopping Phone Thieves With Uglification

Smartphone theft worldwide reached epidemic proportions in 2013, prompting manufacturers, like Samsung, to announce plans to create a device kill-switch. The kill-switch design will turn stolen phones into lifeless hunks of glass and plastic. Can we really trust a kill-switch or can other methods reduce theft?

23-07-2013
The Art of Stopping Phone Thieves With Uglification
The Ultimate Guide To Instagram Video: Everything You Need To Know

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The Ultimate Guide To Instagram Video: Everything You Need To Know

Another major update seen in Instagram since it was acquired by Facebook is the addition of Video updates in June. Are you using Instagram video? Do you know how to shoot a good one? Everything you need to know about how Instagram videos work — how to shoot them, how to get creative with them, how to make sure your videos get more attention, can be found in this post.

23-07-2013
The Ultimate Guide To Instagram Video: Everything You Need To Know
6 Quick Ways To Get Familiar With A New Operating System

Android

6 Quick Ways To Get Familiar With A New Operating System

In the past, the only consumer operating systems that mattered were Windows and maybe Mac OS X and Linux. Now, we also have Chrome OS, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone to worry about. And new versions of these operating systems are coming out even more frequently. Things are changing frequently. The days of learning a single operating system like Windows XP and using it for ten years are behind us. Here are some tips for keeping up with new operating systems and learning how they work.

22-07-2013
6 Quick Ways To Get Familiar With A New Operating System
5 Ways You Can Make Money with Your Webcam and Stay Fully Clothed

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5 Ways You Can Make Money with Your Webcam and Stay Fully Clothed

So you have a webcam that you bought a while ago for recording YouTube cat videos but that never really took off and now you don’t know what to do. Making money with a webcam can be difficult – unless you take the one route that everyone already knows about, if you catch my drift – and it will require some real effort out of you but it’s definitely possible.

22-07-2013
5 Ways You Can Make Money with Your Webcam and Stay Fully Clothed
TotalFinder Is The Finder Of The Future

Mac

TotalFinder Is The Finder Of The Future

Finder, the official Mac OS X file browser, is likely one of the most used applications on your computer. That’s really not surprising. What is surprising, is how outdated the this part of Mac OS X really is. Apple plans to bridge the gap with Mac OS X Mavericks, but you’ll get more bang for your buck by replacing Finder with software like TotalFinder or XtraFinder. Perhaps, in five more years, this is what Finder will look like. You’re welcome to wait, but we definitely won’t.

22-07-2013
TotalFinder Is The Finder Of The Future
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