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13 Easy & Free Ways to Watermark Photos

Internet

13 Easy & Free Ways to Watermark Photos

Have you ever needed or wanted to mark an image as yours to prevent others from duplicating it and/or claiming it as their own? You might already know that this is called watermarking. The process is pretty simple, but finding an efficient, easy and inexpensive way isn’t always as simple. There are some very powerful do-it-all photo editors out there, such as Photoshop, which can watermark photos.

13-12-2012
13 Easy & Free Ways to Watermark Photos
How To Create A Home Server With Ubuntu, Amahi & Your Old Computer

Linux

How To Create A Home Server With Ubuntu, Amahi & Your Old Computer

You’d have thought the world was coming to an end when James discovered that Windows Home Server – Microsoft’s $50 set-and-forget network storage solution – was being axed in favour of a far more expensive successor. Thankfully he soon discovered that all hope was not lost thanks to Amahi, a free Linux-based home server. If you’ve been thinking about doing a spot of home improvement recently then why not start with your very own home server?

13-12-2012
How To Create A Home Server With Ubuntu, Amahi & Your Old Computer
Keep Conversations Going Outside Your Gmail Inbox With Google Talk

Internet

Keep Conversations Going Outside Your Gmail Inbox With Google Talk

Google Talk is Google’s own desktop instant messaging program. You can log in using your Google account. And if you are on Gmail, you have already been using Google Talk, possibly without noticing. With the Google Talk desktop application, you can stay in touch with your contacts and continue the conversation after logging out of Gmail. The tool supports text chat, file transfers, voice calls and voicemail.

12-12-2012
Keep Conversations Going Outside Your Gmail Inbox With Google Talk
So What Is a Database, Anyway? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

So What Is a Database, Anyway? [MakeUseOf Explains]

For a programmer or a technology enthusiast, the concept of a database is something that can really be taken for granted. However, for many people the concept of a database itself is a bit foreign. SQL calls, queries, tables, records, keys – all of those terms and more make up the field of database design and database management, and there’s not a whole lot that’s simple about it.

12-12-2012
So What Is a Database, Anyway? [MakeUseOf Explains]
Modern Or Broken? Important Tips For Troubleshooting Windows 8 Apps

Windows

Modern Or Broken? Important Tips For Troubleshooting Windows 8 Apps

Windows 8 is shiny and new, bringing an entirely new and different application model and ecosystem. No matter how experienced you are at troubleshooting previous versions of Windows, you won’t be fully prepared to start troubleshooting Windows 8 when you first sit down with it. We’ve gathered some Windows 8 app troubleshooting tips. This is all still new to everyone, so this isn’t the ultimate guide to troubleshooting Windows 8 apps. That will come later.

12-12-2012
Modern Or Broken? Important Tips For Troubleshooting Windows 8 Apps
Windows RT – What You Can & Can’t Do

Windows

Windows RT – What You Can & Can’t Do

Windows RT edition was discreetly launched about a month and a half ago with the flagship Microsoft Surface RT tablet device. Though visually indistinguishable from Windows 8, there are some key differences as to what you can and can’t do with it. Today I hope to explain those to you in detail. I also did a full review of the Surface RT device, and the rest of the MakeUseOf writers have weighed in on Windows 8 in general.

12-12-2012
Windows RT – What You Can & Can’t Do
MakeUseOf Experiments: Going Tablet-Only For a Week & Staying Productive

Web Culture

MakeUseOf Experiments: Going Tablet-Only For a Week & Staying Productive

You took one look at the headline and thought “this guy is crazy”, right? That’s pretty much what I thought at first, but as the week progressed I found myself struggling with apps, multi-tasking and spending too much money in cafes (and I only went once!). What’s worse is that this article was my idea. Anyone else could have taken it, but it fell to me. Perhaps the rest of the team were trying to tell me something; perhaps I should have heard the alarm bells ringing?

12-12-2012
MakeUseOf Experiments: Going Tablet-Only For a Week & Staying Productive
Your Guide To The Awesome New Features Of iTunes 11

Mac

Your Guide To The Awesome New Features Of iTunes 11

Apple recently released the 11th version of its popular media player iTunes, and its re-design and new features have gained lots of praises from critics of the older versions of iTunes who found the player bloated with features, and difficult to browse. The new version is still a cross-platform Mac and PC player, and it contains nearly all the features of the previous version of iTunes.

12-12-2012
Your Guide To The Awesome New Features Of iTunes 11
How To Stream Video From Your PC To Your Nintendo Wii

Gaming

How To Stream Video From Your PC To Your Nintendo Wii

From your PC to your TV, by way of your Wii. That rhymed and was annoying. I apologize. But seriously, you can play almost any video that’s on your computer right now using your Wii; it’s not hard. Your Wii is hooked up to your network via WiFi and so is your computer. All you need to do is share the video from your PC and open it on your Wii. Sharing the video is easy – Windows comes with that ability built-in.

12-12-2012
How To Stream Video From Your PC To Your Nintendo Wii
Sleep Pillow – The Best Way To Use Your Phone To Help You Sleep [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

iPhone and iPad

Sleep Pillow – The Best Way To Use Your Phone To Help You Sleep [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

Sometimes, we have trouble getting to sleep. There are all kinds of reasons this can happen. For example, you could be really stressed and have a brain fully loaded with thoughts and problems that are keeping your mind from shutting down. Sometimes, you can’t even figure out a good reason why sleep is being difficult; all you know is you need to sleep, and you just can’t make it happen.

12-12-2012
Sleep Pillow – The Best Way To Use Your Phone To Help You Sleep [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]
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