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Using Paint.NET? Make It Even Better With These Great Plugins

Windows

Using Paint.NET? Make It Even Better With These Great Plugins

Have you ever needed to do computer artwork that involved more than simple crops and resizes? For a long time, your only real options were Paintshop Pro and Adobe Photoshop, although the rise of GIMP has provided users with a powerful free alternative. But in some cases, those tools are too powerful. What if you want something in the middle? That’s where Paint.NET comes in.

29-04-2013
Using Paint.NET? Make It Even Better With These Great Plugins
How to Access Region Locked Video on Your iPad or iPhone [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

How to Access Region Locked Video on Your iPad or iPhone [iOS]

People are willing to go to great lengths to access video content, and great lengths are indeed required when content often doesn’t become available for a big part of the world until months after its initial release. More so, even though there are websites like Hulu and Netflix boasting the infrastructure to offer that media globally, they actively work to keep people out. If you want to watch region-blocked content on your iPhone or iPad you’ll have to take matters into your own hands.

29-04-2013
How to Access Region Locked Video on Your iPad or iPhone [iOS]
Don’t Get Hacked On Twitter – What To Do To Stay Safe

Internet

Don’t Get Hacked On Twitter – What To Do To Stay Safe

Sites like Twitter are not soft targets. Twitter has even implemented security protocols like DMARC for stronger phishing protection. But even as I write this, news has come in of a hijacked Associated Press Twitter account being used to broadcast false update of an attack on the White House. The Stock Market nosedived. Twitter will beef up its defenses. We, the users are part of those fortifications. Usually, we are its weakest link too.

29-04-2013
Don’t Get Hacked On Twitter – What To Do To Stay Safe
Your Last Minute Guide To Exporting Your Posterous Blog Before It Shuts Down Forever

Wordpress & Web Development

Your Last Minute Guide To Exporting Your Posterous Blog Before It Shuts Down Forever

For a while now, Posterous has been been the home for thousands of blogs – including a few of mine. They started out marketing themselves as a way to easily blog, thus likely acquiring many less-tech savvy bloggers looking for a solution to get their blog started fast. And because of that, I feel there definitely needs to be instructions as to what you do now that Posterous is going to be gone forever… tomorrow, April 30th.

29-04-2013
Your Last Minute Guide To Exporting Your Posterous Blog Before It Shuts Down Forever
3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly

Gaming

3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly

For me, there are only two kinds of simulator games which actually get me interested – city management games and flight simulators. However, anyone who’s looked at getting a simulation game will have quickly discovered that they are not cheap. In fact, SimCity currently goes for $60, or $80 if you consider the Deluxe Edition. Good flight simulation software isn’t much different. So which flight simulators are both free and good enough to use?

29-04-2013
3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly
Hyperkin SupaBoy Review & Giveaway

Product Reviews

Hyperkin SupaBoy Review & Giveaway

The SupaBoy is a $80 handheld version of Nintendo’s console made by a company called Hyperkin. For any classic game collector, the ability to play their games on the go is an incredible proposition, and the SupaBoy delivers that and more. So should you buy one? Read on to find out! Oh, and did I mention that we are giving one away to a lucky reader as part of Gaming Month?

29-04-2013
Hyperkin SupaBoy Review & Giveaway
How Can Hackers Hijack My PC? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

How Can Hackers Hijack My PC? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Malware is usually very specific in what it does to your PC, whether that’s displaying ads, taking over your browser homepage and search bar, or nagging you to pay for some fake anti-virus. Hijacking however is potentially far more devastating, giving the hacker backdoor remote access to your entire PC. This is the holy grail for most hackers, so it’s important to understand how it can occur and what you can do to protect yourself.

28-04-2013
How Can Hackers Hijack My PC? [MakeUseOf Explains]
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