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Crackle: An App For Free Movies & TV Shows (And It’s Completely Legal)

iPhone and iPad

Crackle: An App For Free Movies & TV Shows (And It’s Completely Legal)

The iPhone – as small as it is – can be a great platform for watching video on the go or while out of the house. However, most videos available for the little device are through the user-generated YouTube or paid subscription media services. Rarely will you find something good to watch for free. That’s where Crackle comes in, a handy little app with free Hollywood video content available to watch. No, we aren’t kidding.

05-03-2013
Crackle: An App For Free Movies & TV Shows (And It’s Completely Legal)
Augmented Reality Apps: Useful, Or Just Hype? MakeUseOf Tests

Android

Augmented Reality Apps: Useful, Or Just Hype? MakeUseOf Tests

In 2011, analysts predicted the rise of Augmented Reality mobile apps. The nascent technology would revolutionize the way we interact with our mobile devices. Flash forward two years and dozens of AR apps populate all mobiles stores, but does that mean the technology finally evolved into software worth using? This article examines four such apps. Like most AR apps, these examples have relatively steep system requirements.

05-03-2013
Augmented Reality Apps: Useful, Or Just Hype? MakeUseOf Tests
8 Tumblr Blogs Every Writer & Book Lover Should Follow

Internet

8 Tumblr Blogs Every Writer & Book Lover Should Follow

Tumblr is known as being a great blogging platform for visual content, and is a photographer’s smorgasbord of just about everything you could possibly imagine. That said, there’s also an incredible wealth of content that can provide inspiration to writers, poets and book lovers. We’ve already introduced to you to 10 creative blogging ideas to try out on Tumblr if you’re suffering from writer’s block, and you can now combine them with these 8 blogs.

05-03-2013
8 Tumblr Blogs Every Writer & Book Lover Should Follow
The BIOS Explained: Boot Order, Video Memory, Saving, Resets & Optimum Defaults

Technology Explained

The BIOS Explained: Boot Order, Video Memory, Saving, Resets & Optimum Defaults

Your computer’s BIOS (basic input/output system) is the low-level software that starts when you boot your computer. It performs a POST (power-on self test), initializes your computer’s hardware, and passes control over to the boot loader on a connected device. The boot loader then boots your operating system – Windows, Linux, or whatever else you’re using. The BIOS has a setup screen, which is used to configure a variety of low-level system settings.

04-03-2013
The BIOS Explained: Boot Order, Video Memory, Saving, Resets & Optimum Defaults
Schedule A Shutdown In OS X With These Tools [Mac]

Mac

Schedule A Shutdown In OS X With These Tools [Mac]

Computers often pose a dilemma of power consumption. You’d like to do batch jobs like downloading, system repair or back-ups at night, when you aren’t bothered by it. Then again, it seems a bit wasteful to keep your computer running all night long, especially if it should finish its work in an hour or three. Sure, it’s easy that way, but it’s also an incredible waste of energy.

04-03-2013
Schedule A Shutdown In OS X With These Tools [Mac]
Some Things Should Remain Private: What Not To Share On Facebook

Internet

Some Things Should Remain Private: What Not To Share On Facebook

Ah, Facebook. The grandfather of all social networks, where we all share all sorts of weird things without a second thought. Despite its horrible reputation when it comes to privacy, Facebook still manages to lull us into a comfortable and safe feeling, in which many of us forget ourselves, the world, and the fact that absolutely anyone can see what we post on Facebook. What is it about Facebook that makes it so easy to forget?

04-03-2013
Some Things Should Remain Private: What Not To Share On Facebook
How To Create a Video Of Your Life One Second A Day [iPhone]

iPhone and iPad

How To Create a Video Of Your Life One Second A Day [iPhone]

For the last several years, I’ve committed to completing at least one year-long project that requires only my time and discipline. Such projects include completing a daily creative self-portrait project, keeping a private online jazz music appreciation journal, and reading 50 books in 52 weeks. My project for this year is based on an app called 1 Second Everyday, which consists of capturing a second of my life for an entire year.

04-03-2013
How To Create a Video Of Your Life One Second A Day [iPhone]
Beat Your Office Frustrations By Aiming For The Waste Basket On Paper Toss 2.0 [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Beat Your Office Frustrations By Aiming For The Waste Basket On Paper Toss 2.0 [iOS]

Ever since man has started to suit up for a day at the office, aiming for the waste basket has been a cure for frustration, and sometimes a fun office game. Somebody had to come along and turn it into a casual game. Backflip Studios came up with Paper Toss for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad. Many favorable ratings and reviews later, Paper Toss can be qualified as a success.

04-03-2013
Beat Your Office Frustrations By Aiming For The Waste Basket On Paper Toss 2.0 [iOS]
How To Setup a Minecraft Server

Gaming

How To Setup a Minecraft Server

Minecraft has exploded over the last couple of years to become one of the greatest indie games of all time. There’s simply so much you can do with the game – not only by its own, but also with the wealth of plugins that are now available. With so many people playing the game, there’s no better time than now to set up your very own Minecraft server. It’s not too difficult to get started, and with some time you can turn your server into the next big thing.

04-03-2013
How To Setup a Minecraft Server
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