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Local Reader – 6 Excellent RSS Extensions For Chrome

Browsers

Local Reader – 6 Excellent RSS Extensions For Chrome

The RSS game is wide open. RSS aggregators are back in the feeding frenzy. But then, the tribe of feed readers was already there…we mostly had time for the king. Google Reader will be dead in a couple of months. Long live the King! Now, it’s time to look at the princelings. Reading the feeds we subscribe to is a pretty basic day-to-day activity, and you can bet there are enough Chrome extensions for that.

08-05-2013
Local Reader – 6 Excellent RSS Extensions For Chrome
6 Fascinating Tumblr Blogs For History Buffs

Internet

6 Fascinating Tumblr Blogs For History Buffs

Are you big fans of Tumblr? Here at MakeUseOf, we certainly are. The blogging platform brings together the idea of blogging together with social networking and has become home to some of the most creative, entertaining, humorous and thoughtful posts we’ve ever come across. With an easy-to-use backend that lends itself to both creating new content and sharing content that you like, it is home to some of the most viral content on the Web.

08-05-2013
6 Fascinating Tumblr Blogs For History Buffs
Are Tablets Here to Stay? [You Told Us]

Android iPhone and iPad

Are Tablets Here to Stay? [You Told Us]

After the CEO of BlackBerry, Thorsten Heins, questioned how long a shelf-life tablets have to look forward to, we decided to seek your opinions on the matter. After a week of discussions related to the topic I sat down to pore over the results only to discover Bill Gates, the Chairman and co-founder of Microsoft, had stumbled into the discussion. In other words even Microsoft thinks that tablets are here to stay, but do the MakeUseOf readership agree?

08-05-2013
Are Tablets Here to Stay? [You Told Us]
The Digital Afterlife – Managing Your Final Affairs

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The Digital Afterlife – Managing Your Final Affairs

As you look towards the final stage of your life, you may realize that there is a certain amount of paperwork must be handled. We’ve even covered a great deal of this information in one of our past articles, Your Last Will & Testament – What Happens To Your Data When You Die? Let’s take a look at the condensed version of all this. What are the exact items that you’ll need in order to handle your most important documents?

08-05-2013
The Digital Afterlife – Managing Your Final Affairs
The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far

Web Culture

The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far

Short films can be truly amazing. Like the best short stories, short films often pack more meaning into their brief running times than full-length movies (or novels) do. There’s something about the genre that compels those who revel in it to make one really strong, overarching point, and to do so in a very short space of time. Short films can be anything up to 40 minutes long, but most are considerably shorter than that.

08-05-2013
The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far
This Tweet Will Self Destruct – How To Send Out Tweets That Don’t Last Forever

Internet

This Tweet Will Self Destruct – How To Send Out Tweets That Don’t Last Forever

Back when our favorite TV heroes received notes that self destructed, we didn’t dream of the self-destructing possibilities the World Wide Web would open for us. Today, you can have such things as self-destructing online messages, self-destructing photos and videos, temporary webpages, and even disposable email addresses. So in that spirit, why not have self-destructing tweets? Twitter’s inherent timeliness is exactly what makes efemr a good idea.

07-05-2013
This Tweet Will Self Destruct – How To Send Out Tweets That Don’t Last Forever
FireFTP is a Powerful Firefox FTP Client You Can Use in Your Browser

Browsers

FireFTP is a Powerful Firefox FTP Client You Can Use in Your Browser

If you’ve ever done any sort of web management, then you’ve probably used FTP at some point or another. Most web hosts will have a primitive file uploader than you can use straight from your browser, but those are often a pain in the butt to use. The truly powerful FTP clients tend to be desktop-only, but FireFTP is a client that plugs into Firefox and makes the whole process easy. What is FTP?

07-05-2013
FireFTP is a Powerful Firefox FTP Client You Can Use in Your Browser
It’s Fine To Rhyme – 7 Online Tools For Rhyming Words & Writing Terrible Poems

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It’s Fine To Rhyme – 7 Online Tools For Rhyming Words & Writing Terrible Poems

I am sure you know that creating rhyming poems – though high on the cheesy scale – has its uses. From birthday cards to classroom assignments, from Valentine endearments to Facebook status updates, rhyming words to make a poem is an “in-demand” art form. I reckon that if aspiring poets can have their poetry apps and poetry get-togethers on the web, we amateurs can do with a bit of rhyming help.

07-05-2013
It’s Fine To Rhyme – 7 Online Tools For Rhyming Words & Writing Terrible Poems
From Pirate Darling To Dropbox Alternative: BitTorrent Sync Lets You Keep Your Files Synchronized Across Machines

Internet

From Pirate Darling To Dropbox Alternative: BitTorrent Sync Lets You Keep Your Files Synchronized Across Machines

Cloud-based file sync services are easy to use and work well, but your privacy may or may not be your first priority. Not to mention the fact that these services always come with a storage quota, which you can work to maximize maximize, but a quota is a quota. If you’re longing for an alternative, you should check out BitTorrent Sync.

07-05-2013
From Pirate Darling To Dropbox Alternative: BitTorrent Sync Lets You Keep Your Files Synchronized Across Machines
4 New Fighting Games To Keep An Eye On In 2013 [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

4 New Fighting Games To Keep An Eye On In 2013 [MUO Gaming]

Ever since the release of Street Fighter IV, the fighting genre has seen something of a rebirth. For a long time, the genre had grown stagnant, with only the hardcore fans keeping things afloat. Since then, Capcom has saved the day, and given way to some incredible games from itself and other popular developers. With the rising popularity of the e-sports scene, fighting games have been placed in the forefront more than ever.

07-05-2013
4 New Fighting Games To Keep An Eye On In 2013 [MUO Gaming]
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