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No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center

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No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center

Use Chrome to completely control XBMC. Whether you want to browse and play your media or send a video you’re watching on your laptop to your media center, a variety of extensions and tricks lets you control everything about your media center from Chrome. Are you hosting a YouTube party? You can use your laptop to send videos to your TV, meaning there’s no crowding around a tiny screen or dealing with on-screen keyboards and mediocre search results.

19-12-2012
No Remote? No Problem. Use Chrome to Control Your XBMC Media Center
The Tiny CoolPlayer Could Be The MP3 Player Of Choice For Your Portable Drive [Windows]

Windows

The Tiny CoolPlayer Could Be The MP3 Player Of Choice For Your Portable Drive [Windows]

What would you say about an audio player that’s rounds up to a size of an average Chrome extension? What would you say about this MP3 player that is not only tiny in size, but is actually tiny in the space it occupies on a screen’s real estate as well? Well, you can say that good things come in small packages, or you can simply say – CoolPlayer.

19-12-2012
The Tiny CoolPlayer Could Be The MP3 Player Of Choice For Your Portable Drive [Windows]
5 Easy Ways To Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop

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5 Easy Ways To Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop

A diptych consists of 2 images displayed side by side, and can often be a creative and attractive way to tell an even more elaborate story with your images. While with a little bit of effort, you can create a diptych or photo collage using Photoshop, there are now web-based, desktop and mobile options that make the process a lot easier. Each of the options below offer users a different experience.

19-12-2012
5 Easy Ways To Create Diptychs & Other Photo Collages Without Photoshop
TuneIn Radio Takes Traditional Broadcast To Mobile [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

TuneIn Radio Takes Traditional Broadcast To Mobile [iOS]

Speaking of the iPhone and Spotify, it is a little disheartening to think that radio could give way to these newer, sexier modes of listening to (and sharing) music. But even still, radio has fought harder battles before. Televisions came along, and stations survived. Even with satellite radio, the AM and FM frequencies didn’t give up. However, I bring to you a new form of radio that brings it to your iPhone with the convenience of Spotify – TuneIn Radio.

19-12-2012
TuneIn Radio Takes Traditional Broadcast To Mobile [iOS]
5 Simple Steps To Making a Perfect Mixtape

Web Culture

5 Simple Steps To Making a Perfect Mixtape

Anyone reading these words will likely belong to one of two groups of people: those who love music mixtapes, and those who haven’t a clue what one is. This article is aimed at both groups, and, consequently, at everybody. It offers a set of simple steps that need to be followed in order to create the perfect mixtape. Mixtape veterans will likely already know the formula, but will hopefully gain inspiration from this piece to start curating once more.

19-12-2012
5 Simple Steps To Making a Perfect Mixtape
Too Many Clicks? Follow These Tips To Save Time With Gmail’s New Compose

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Too Many Clicks? Follow These Tips To Save Time With Gmail’s New Compose

In a recent poll we held here at MakeUseOf, we found that over 75% of you already use Gmail’s new compose. By reading that poll’s comments, I’ve also gathered that while many of you are using the new compose, there are things many of you find annoying. The most common complaint, and one which I agree with wholeheartedly, is the increased amount of clicking, hovering and clicking this new interface requires.

18-12-2012
Too Many Clicks? Follow These Tips To Save Time With Gmail’s New Compose
IFTTT Automation For Your Facebook Page [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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IFTTT Automation For Your Facebook Page [Weekly Facebook Tips]

Facebook Page administrators realise that it takes time and effort to create a vibrant, useful page for fans to enjoy. While some administrators are paid for their efforts, many more are merely volunteering their time for a cause they believe in – their band, a local club or a cause. For these page admins especially, it’s incredibly useful to be able to automate as many of their tasks as possible. Now, when it comes to automating social media tasks, the best place to turn is IFTTT.

18-12-2012
IFTTT Automation For Your Facebook Page [Weekly Facebook Tips]
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