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Windows Phone 8 vs Windows Phone 7.8 – What’s the Difference & Should You Upgrade?

Windows Phone 8 vs Windows Phone 7.8 – What’s the Difference & Should You Upgrade?

As a long term user of Windows Phone 7, the decision to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 was made all the more difficult by Microsoft’s revelation that they wouldn’t be completely abandoning the older release. Instead, the older devices would be receiving an upgrade to what is called Windows Phone 7.8, an update that begins rolling out in December 2012.

28-12-2012
Windows Phone 8 vs Windows Phone 7.8 – What’s the Difference & Should You Upgrade?
Don’t Fall Victim to Keyloggers: Use These Important Anti-Keylogger Tools

Windows

Don’t Fall Victim to Keyloggers: Use These Important Anti-Keylogger Tools

In cases of online identity theft, keyloggers play one of the most important roles in the actual act of stealing. If you’ve ever had an online account stolen from you – whether it was for Facebook, Gmail, a forum, or a video game – and you couldn’t explain how it was stolen, then the likely explanation is a keylogger. They’re dangerous, and no one is safe from them. What exactly is a keylogger?

28-12-2012
Don’t Fall Victim to Keyloggers: Use These Important Anti-Keylogger Tools
Run Multiple Operating Systems At Once With VMware Player

Linux Windows

Run Multiple Operating Systems At Once With VMware Player

We’ve lavished attention on VirtualBox here at MakeUseOf, and for good reason. However, VirtualBox isn’t your only option for creating and using free virtual machines. VMware Player, VMware’s free product, is every bit as good as VirtualBox for many users. You may even prefer it to VirtualBox. VMware Player runs on Windows and Linux.

28-12-2012
Run Multiple Operating Systems At Once With VMware Player
Sing Into SoundHound To Find The Tune You’re Looking For [Android]

Android

Sing Into SoundHound To Find The Tune You’re Looking For [Android]

When you’re listening to a great song and want to know what it is, which app do you turn to? For many, it’s Shazam. However, there’s another up-and-coming app that’s available universally and seems to work just as well, which is SoundHound. Both apps work slightly differently and have a different set of tools available to you when you’re not looking for a particular tune.

28-12-2012
Sing Into SoundHound To Find The Tune You’re Looking For [Android]
Only Book Lovers Need Apply: Go On A Journey Of Book Discovery In 7 Different Ways

Internet

Only Book Lovers Need Apply: Go On A Journey Of Book Discovery In 7 Different Ways

I have been a long standing member of sites like GoodReads and LibraryThing, two well-recommended book services for timely book recommendations. But the eyes roam around, trying to pick up new book titles and authors. At most times, it is random browsing; but it has led to some cool discoveries of not only worthy page turners, but also different ways to reach the goal of finding a good book to read next. Here’s a sampling of seven places that a book lover ought to visit.

28-12-2012
Only Book Lovers Need Apply: Go On A Journey Of Book Discovery In 7 Different Ways
Save Money On Expensive Board Games With These Self-Printed Alternatives

Internet

Save Money On Expensive Board Games With These Self-Printed Alternatives

Christmas is coming, and that means getting together with friends and family around a good board game. But board games can be expensive, and many of you will only play them once or twice at most. Instead of buying something new this Yuletide, how about printing your own instead? Here’s my pick of 5 awesome printable games to suit all tastes, mostly drawn from personal experience, and BoardGameGeek’s extensive list of Print and Play games.

28-12-2012
Save Money On Expensive Board Games With These Self-Printed Alternatives
Forget Gmail – Outlook.com Also Handles Your Own Email Domain

Internet

Forget Gmail – Outlook.com Also Handles Your Own Email Domain

Now, using a webmail service to host your domain email isn’t anything new. Matt covered how you can set up email on your domain using Google Apps. But is Google really the only act in town? Isn’t there any other service out there that provides high-quality free online email service with the added bonus of letting you host mail there for your own domain?

28-12-2012
Forget Gmail – Outlook.com Also Handles Your Own Email Domain
InstaWeather Pro Allows You To Merge Weather With Instagram Photos [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

iPhone and iPad

InstaWeather Pro Allows You To Merge Weather With Instagram Photos [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

Instagram is one of the most popular ways to share photos with friends. It takes the complicated process of editing and customizing photos and scales it back so that even amateurs can make some really cool looking images. In addition to the filters and core functionality of Instagram, there are some cool third party applications that allow you to do even more with the photo sharing service.

28-12-2012
InstaWeather Pro Allows You To Merge Weather With Instagram Photos [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]
iOS Maps Showdown: Apple Maps, Google Maps, And Nokia HERE Compared

iPhone and iPad

iOS Maps Showdown: Apple Maps, Google Maps, And Nokia HERE Compared

Within a week of release Google Maps for iOS shot to the top of the App Store charts as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners rushed to get Google’s free mapping solution back on their devices. Despite the rush, the numbers don’t signal clear cut victory for Google, especially with Apple Maps deeply integrated into the OS and challenger Nokia bringing up the rear with HERE. So which is the better solution?

28-12-2012
iOS Maps Showdown: Apple Maps, Google Maps, And Nokia HERE Compared
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