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jQuery Tutorial (Part 5): AJAX Them All!

Internet

jQuery Tutorial (Part 5): AJAX Them All!

As we near the end of our jQuery mini-tutorial series, it’s about time we took a more in-depth look at one of the most used features of jQuery. AJAX allows a website to communicate with a server in the background without require the entire page to reload. From Facebook-style infinite status streams to submitting form data, there’s a million different real life situations in which this technique can be useful.

James Bruce March 10, 2013 10-03-2013
jQuery Tutorial (Part 5): AJAX Them All!
What Do You Think Of The New SimCity? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Gaming

What Do You Think Of The New SimCity? [MakeUseOf Poll]

In case you’ve missed it, the new SimCity launched several days ago, but has been unplayable to many who bought it due to server errors. Are you one of those who couldn’t play? Or are you among the lucky who are already enjoying it? Or maybe you don’t feel like parting with $60 just for a SimCity game? Let’s see where you stand!

Yaara Lancet March 10, 2013 10-03-2013
What Do You Think Of The New SimCity? [MakeUseOf Poll]
PWGen – A Very Advanced Password Generator [Windows]

Windows

PWGen – A Very Advanced Password Generator [Windows]

If you aren’t using cryptographically-strong passwords by now, you’re late. Trusting LastPass is not for everyone. No matter how much security software you have installed, a secure password is always going to be the foundation of basic online security and you’ve got to get used to it. A few years ago, I went through a phase where I spent several hours in a single day revising all of my passwords.

Craig Snyder March 10, 2013 10-03-2013
PWGen – A Very Advanced Password Generator [Windows]
Watch TV Shows on XBMC With These Add-Ons

Internet

Watch TV Shows on XBMC With These Add-Ons

Do you love TV? Then you also love XBMC, even if you don’t know it yet. The ultimate media center software offers a wide variety of ways for you to catch up with your favorite shows online, legal and otherwise. Set up a few plugins and you can watch whatever you want in a couple of clicks, from the comfort of your couch. Legally watching TV shows can be insanely complicated, depending on where you live.

Justin Pot March 9, 2013 09-03-2013
Watch TV Shows on XBMC With These Add-Ons
How Do I Install Ubuntu on a New Windows 8 Computer?

Linux

How Do I Install Ubuntu on a New Windows 8 Computer?

The introduction of personal computers with Windows 8 preinstalled with them also introduced a controversial under-the-hood modification – Secure Boot. Secure Boot is a technology which is included in any new computer that has Windows 8 preinstalled and the official sticker. It is meant to check that you have a certified operating system installed on your computer before it tries to boot it.

Danny Stieben March 9, 2013 09-03-2013
How Do I Install Ubuntu on a New Windows 8 Computer?
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