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Saying Goodbye: 5 Alternatives To The Optical Disc

Technology Explained

Saying Goodbye: 5 Alternatives To The Optical Disc

With computers growing smaller and lifestyles going mobile, less devices offer sufficient space for internal optical drives. Presently, the market is kept afloat by Blu-ray consumer home video sales, but in terms of data storage, optical discs are slowly becoming obsolete. Moreover, while most movie buyers still prefer to own a physical copy of their purchase, this market, much like the music market, will soon be taken over by streaming services.

20-11-2012
Saying Goodbye: 5 Alternatives To The Optical Disc
What You Need For An Energy-Efficient Gaming PC

Technology Explained

What You Need For An Energy-Efficient Gaming PC

Gaming computers are some of the most powerful consumer PCs on the market. Though beefy dual-processor workstations exist, they’re for work rather than play. People who buy a powerful computer for personal use usually do it so they can play the latest games. These computers are impressive, but they also draw a lot of power. This can slightly increase your power bills.

20-11-2012
What You Need For An Energy-Efficient Gaming PC
Stick Cricket Brings The World’s Most Popular Cricket Game To Your Pocket [Android]

Android

Stick Cricket Brings The World’s Most Popular Cricket Game To Your Pocket [Android]

One of the main reasons this game has stayed on in my Android is for its sheer addictiveness. You may not understand cricket in all its nuances, but if you love hitting a ball out of the park with a bat, you just might love Stick Cricket. Stick Cricket is perhaps the most popular cricket game in the Google Play Store. Again, the reason is simplicity.

20-11-2012
Stick Cricket Brings The World’s Most Popular Cricket Game To Your Pocket [Android]
4 Common Ways We Give Away Our Own Privacy

Internet

4 Common Ways We Give Away Our Own Privacy

Privacy is one of the most valuable things that people have, and with every new wave of social media, we give another little bit of it away. I’m definitely not one to talk, though. I use Facebook and Twitter just like the lot of you, so don’t think I don’t fall victim to the online social world as well. Below, I’ve revealed four very common ways that people give away their own privacy.

20-11-2012
4 Common Ways We Give Away Our Own Privacy
Make a Better Recycle Bin With These Great Tools & Tricks

Windows

Make a Better Recycle Bin With These Great Tools & Tricks

Most of us are very familiar with the Recycle Bin. We use it regularly, and it seems like a feature we can’t do much to customize – deleted files go there, and we can permanently delete them later. But there’s a lot more you can do to customize and tweak your Recycle Bin, from placing it in your system tray and automatically clearing old files to changing its icon and name. The tips here apply to Windows 7 and should work similarly on Windows 8 and Vista, too.

19-11-2012
Make a Better Recycle Bin With These Great Tools & Tricks
How To Sync Multiple Google Calendars To Windows 8

Windows

How To Sync Multiple Google Calendars To Windows 8

A decent calendar service is indispensable. No matter what alternative I tried using – Windows Live, iCloud – I’ve always turned back to Google Calendar. It’s easy to use, and widely supported. Even most (desktop and mobile) operating systems now provide out-of-the-box support. However, for some unknown reason, synchronising multiple calendars has always been at least a bit tricky to set up. It’s no different for Windows 8.

19-11-2012
How To Sync Multiple Google Calendars To Windows 8
Silver Bird Brings Twitter To Your Finger Tips [Chrome]

Browsers

Silver Bird Brings Twitter To Your Finger Tips [Chrome]

A while ago, I checked out TweetDeck for Chrome as an in-browser solution for Twitter. TweetDeck for Chrome is exactly like the regular TweetDeck only you don’t have to leave your browser to use it. As great as it is, it’s still a full-fledged client, even when it’s sitting in a browser tab. In order to really keep up with Twitter, I was looking for something lighter, easier to use, and that will always be just one click away. And then I found Silver Bird.

19-11-2012
Silver Bird Brings Twitter To Your Finger Tips [Chrome]
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