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An Apple (Ad) A Day: Top Ten Commercials You’re Likely To Remember

Mac

An Apple (Ad) A Day: Top Ten Commercials You’re Likely To Remember

Apple is a company that you either love or hate; there’s very little middle ground. This is because you either buy into the company and its culture or reject it outright. Seeing as I don’t own a single Apple product I guess I belong to the latter group. However, even I, as a supposed hater, have been exposed to Apple’s marketing machine over the last three decades. And while the ads haven’t persuaded me to buy anything from the company, some have left a lasting impression.

13-12-2012
An Apple (Ad) A Day: Top Ten Commercials You’re Likely To Remember
Bitdefender Security for Windows 8 Gives Security a New Look [MakeUseOf Rewards]

Windows

Bitdefender Security for Windows 8 Gives Security a New Look [MakeUseOf Rewards]

Microsoft’s new operating system has taken a radically new approach to the user interface. It’’s sleek, it’s simple – and it’s controversial. Some software developers are already learning from what Microsoft has done and packaging it into their own software. Bitdefender’s Windows 8 Security is an excellent example. It performs the same function as previous versions of software, and is just as effective. But it is also attractive, friendly and extremely easy to approach.

13-12-2012
Bitdefender Security for Windows 8 Gives Security a New Look [MakeUseOf Rewards]
Turn Tumblr Into Thumblr With The Easy iPhone App [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Turn Tumblr Into Thumblr With The Easy iPhone App [iOS]

There was a glorious shout across the land when the Tumblr app was released for iPhone. It erupted from the vocal cords of hipsters worldwide. Paired with Instagram, Tumblr for the iPhone opened up a whole new world of self-expression. Rather than waiting on the long bicycle ride home to post things using the good ol’ Macbook, the hipster could now post as many pictures of vintage sweaters as they wanted with just a few taps to the screen.

13-12-2012
Turn Tumblr Into Thumblr With The Easy iPhone App [iOS]
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
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