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What Is Abandonware & Is It Legal? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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What Is Abandonware & Is It Legal? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Most websites that offer formerly paid software for free do so with little to no illusion of legality. However you feel about torrents of paid software and media, it’s unarguable that they are illegal in most countries. Which is why torrent sites are often harassed by law enforcement. There is one type of site that’s managed to avoid most scorn, however – abandonware. Does this mean abandonware is legal?

07-02-2013
What Is Abandonware & Is It Legal? [MakeUseOf Explains]
Spraffl: Is Anonymous Local Networking The Way Of The Future?

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Spraffl: Is Anonymous Local Networking The Way Of The Future?

After writing up a news article about Spraffl, I grew very curious about how it worked. The app is described as one that connects people to an “anonymous social experiment”. I chatted up a few of my peers about the peculiar piece of software, but all of the responses I received were fairly similar – “what’s the point?” Each person I spoke to offered very valid reasons. However, I still see some potential in Spraffl.

07-02-2013
Spraffl: Is Anonymous Local Networking The Way Of The Future?
Secrets Of The Amazon: 7 Useful Amazon Tips & Tricks

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Secrets Of The Amazon: 7 Useful Amazon Tips & Tricks

Amazon is, without a doubt, one of the best and most popular places to shop online. It’s got there due to awesome features like Amazon Prime, Super Saver Shipping, the Wish List browser extension, the Kindle reader app for the web, desktop and mobile, and great mp3 prices. But there is a lot more to Amazon than just that. Below are seven Amazon “diamonds in the rough” that you probably don’t know a lot about.

07-02-2013
Secrets Of The Amazon: 7 Useful Amazon Tips & Tricks
Always Be Connected: What You Need to Get Internet Anywhere

Android iPhone and iPad

Always Be Connected: What You Need to Get Internet Anywhere

We live in a world where we are accustomed to being connected at all times. It’s almost impossible to go out without wanting to have Internet. Between email, social networks, settling arguments, and chatting with friends, we all feel like the Internet is not optional at this point. I am not here to debate whether being connected at all times is a good or bad thing for society as a whole.

07-02-2013
Always Be Connected: What You Need to Get Internet Anywhere
Pocket Planes: A Pixel Perfect Airline Management Sim From The Creators Of Tiny Tower

Gaming iPhone and iPad

Pocket Planes: A Pixel Perfect Airline Management Sim From The Creators Of Tiny Tower

After spending the last 48 hours passing through various airports, sleeping very little and being crammed into economy airplane seating I don’t think I’ll ever consider a career in commercial aviation. Jet lag aside, there are only so many impatient travellers and take-off procedures I can stomach in one week. I’d rather pretend with the aid of my iPhone and Pocket Planes, another of those oh-so-popular micro-management games.

07-02-2013
Pocket Planes: A Pixel Perfect Airline Management Sim From The Creators Of Tiny Tower
Better Than The Default: 5 Fantastic Dropbox Apps [Android]

Android

Better Than The Default: 5 Fantastic Dropbox Apps [Android]

I’m a huge fan of Dropbox. I have been using it extensively for team collaborations, to transfer files between platforms, and for backup purposes. Dropbox’ key to success is its ease of use, which is firmly rooted in its nearly flawless integration across different platforms. The native Dropbox Android app is great for basic access to files and downloading, but it is lacking some features essential for power users.

06-02-2013
Better Than The Default: 5 Fantastic Dropbox Apps [Android]
How To Set Up a Paypal Account To Pay For Anything

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How To Set Up a Paypal Account To Pay For Anything

I have to admit that Paypal has become my own vehicle of choice for conducting business online. It has become the most common vehicle that clients prefer for sending in payments for work. This makes Paypal the vehicle of choice for running an online business and it has been for a very long time. However, what you may not realize is how much Paypal has grown, and how many new options are now available these days for paying for things with your Paypal account.

06-02-2013
How To Set Up a Paypal Account To Pay For Anything
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