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What Is 4G, And Is Your Mobile Really Getting 4G Speeds? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

What Is 4G, And Is Your Mobile Really Getting 4G Speeds? [MakeUseOf Explains]

This ads will tell you that 4G is awesome. Fast as lightening, or a motorbike, or a race car. But what does that mean in the real world? Is a 4G phone really going to blow away a 3G one, or is the difference subtle. And are all 4G networks built the same? Let’s take a closer look.

16-11-2012
What Is 4G, And Is Your Mobile Really Getting 4G Speeds? [MakeUseOf Explains]
The Top Tech Gifts For The Man In Your Life

Buying Guides

The Top Tech Gifts For The Man In Your Life

Christmas is coming and we all know that men are the most difficult people to buy presents for. Unless they’ve explicitly told you what they want, reading their feelings is pretty much hopeless, and subtle hints just isn’t their style. Well, no worries – I’m a guy – and here I’ve picked out 8 of the top tech gifts for him this year, so you don’t get lost.

16-11-2012
The Top Tech Gifts For The Man In Your Life
Microsoft Surface Tablet Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Microsoft Surface Tablet Review and Giveaway

The Surface tablet is a flagship Microsoft product — its first foray into the tablet market as a hardware manufacturer. It’s almost as locked-down as the iPad – the only applications you can install and run being those that come from the Windows Store — yet you can also plug in a USB drive and have a full file manager at your disposal. Is the quirky Windows 8 interface truly better on a tablet? Are the touch gestures intuitive? Is there actually a desktop mode? All these questions and more will be answered; read on for the full MakeUseOf review and giveaway of the Microsoft Surface. We purchased this 32GB Microsoft Surface with a black touch cover for $599 in order to prepare this review. And now, we’re giving it away to one lucky reader!

16-11-2012
Microsoft Surface Tablet Review and Giveaway
doubleTwist: A Simple & Clean Music App With Desktop Synchronization [Android]

Android

doubleTwist: A Simple & Clean Music App With Desktop Synchronization [Android]

Ask anyone what their favorite Android music player is and you’ll get a dozen answers. The worst (or best) part is that each of those answers is perfectly viable. There are so many apps to choose from and they’re all great. So as I present you with doubleTwist Player, I just want you to know that it’s only one of the many powerful apps out there. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at this bad boy.

16-11-2012
doubleTwist: A Simple & Clean Music App With Desktop Synchronization [Android]
FxCamera Is An Instagram Alternative On Steroids – Try It! [Android]

Android

FxCamera Is An Instagram Alternative On Steroids – Try It! [Android]

Yes, Instagram is great, Instagram is cool, but why did it become so popular when there are much better apps around? The answer to that probably lies with Instagram’s own community, and not in the app itself, but when it comes to apps, there are many awesome Instagram alternatives that can get you much better results. Today I’m going to tell you about another one. It’s called FxCamera.

16-11-2012
FxCamera Is An Instagram Alternative On Steroids – Try It! [Android]
Is Linux Confusing? Here Are The Key Terms You Need To Know

Linux

Is Linux Confusing? Here Are The Key Terms You Need To Know

These days, Ubuntu and other modern Linux distributions usually install without a hitch (and without requiring any knowledge), but as you move forward using them, you will inevitably come across all sorts of terminology that isn’t always clearly explained. That’s why I’ve prepared a quick list of the most important terms you should know about Linux, each explained in the simplest possible way.

15-11-2012
Is Linux Confusing? Here Are The Key Terms You Need To Know
Amazing Ways To Experience Railway Journeys Online

Internet

Amazing Ways To Experience Railway Journeys Online

There are so many great reasons why you might want to take in a railway journey from the comfort of your own home. Whatever the reason for wanting to view railway journeys online, the trick is being able to find the best ones. So, in order to make your life a little easier, we’ve compiled this list of great virtual railway journeys you can take right now. Happy travels!

15-11-2012
Amazing Ways To Experience Railway Journeys Online
Winter Is Coming: Using A Smartphone Or Tablet In Extreme Weather Conditions

Web Culture

Winter Is Coming: Using A Smartphone Or Tablet In Extreme Weather Conditions

From time to time I have to venture outside and this can mean using my phone, tablet or even (in rare cases) a laptop to get work done while in transit. Extremes of weather can wreak havoc on digital hardware, so it pays to be aware of just what you need to do to keep using your smartphone on extremely hot days, heavy rain and freezing cold weather.

15-11-2012
Winter Is Coming: Using A Smartphone Or Tablet In Extreme Weather Conditions
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