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What Is TrustedInstaller & Why Does it Keep Me From Renaming Files?

Windows

What Is TrustedInstaller & Why Does it Keep Me From Renaming Files?

TrustedInstaller is a built-in user account in Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. This user account “owns” a variety of system files, including some files in your Program Files folder, your Windows folder, and even the Windows.old folder that is created after you upgrade from one version of Windows to another. To rename or delete these files, you’ll have to take ownership of them away from the TrustedInstaller user account.

06-02-2013
What Is TrustedInstaller & Why Does it Keep Me From Renaming Files?
5 Unofficial Ways To Watch Twitter Vine Videos

Internet

5 Unofficial Ways To Watch Twitter Vine Videos

Video sharing is not a new phenomenon, with YouTube having been with us since 2005, amazingly. There are also a host of alternatives to YouTube, but the Google-owned service must be considered the daddy of them all. However, there’s a newcomer on the scene, one which is gaining a lot of attention thanks to both its ease of use and severe limit on the length of videos. I am, of course, talking about Vine, which you may well have heard of already.

06-02-2013
5 Unofficial Ways To Watch Twitter Vine Videos
Moves For iPhone – Activity Tracking Done Right [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Moves For iPhone – Activity Tracking Done Right [iOS]

Moves is a new iPhone app designed to track your activity – running, walking, and cycling – over the course of a full day. It’s free, and requires no additional devices. The only requirement is that it remains running in the background. You can download Moves from the iTunes store. When the app is running (either in the background or foreground), it uses the accelerometer to measure steps taken during walking or running movements, and GPS to track routes.

06-02-2013
Moves For iPhone – Activity Tracking Done Right [iOS]
Enjoy Podcasts, Music, Talk & Sport On Windows Phone With TuneIn Radio

Enjoy Podcasts, Music, Talk & Sport On Windows Phone With TuneIn Radio

Aware that I should probably listen to the occasional contemporary sound, I became a convert to the BBC’s 6 Music channel, which plays an astounding mix of great tunes from the 1950’s to the 2010’s. Now able to get my fix of good music, it suddenly occurred to be one day when I was heading out that I would be unable to listen to this digital-only radio station in the street – without a suitable mobile app with which to do so.

06-02-2013
Enjoy Podcasts, Music, Talk & Sport On Windows Phone With TuneIn Radio
Watching TED ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ On The iPad

iPhone and iPad

Watching TED ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ On The iPad

We have published articles about the non-profit TED Conferences, including the Best of TED talks and TED’s Top 20 Most Watched Videos. The presentations are wide ranging, from Colin Stoke’s “How movies teach manhood” to Adam Davidson’s “What we learned from teetering on the fiscal cliff.” If you are a fan of TED talks, you might be interested to know that the catalog of “ideas worth spreading” can also be accessed in an official app for the iPad.

06-02-2013
Watching TED ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ On The iPad
What Is WEP Wi-Fi Encryption & Why Is It Really Insecure?

Internet

What Is WEP Wi-Fi Encryption & Why Is It Really Insecure?

If you’ve set up a wireless network before, you’ve probably read or been told to use WPA2 instead of WEP, because WEP is bad. Why is that? And what is WEP anyway? Good questions. WEP was the first standardized way of securing wireless networks. It encrypts your data – which is good – but doesn’t do so well enough to stop people from eavesdropping – which is bad.

06-02-2013
What Is WEP Wi-Fi Encryption & Why Is It Really Insecure?
Don’t Be Photo Bombed – Restore, Retouch & Repair Your Photos With InPaint [Rewards]

Windows

Don’t Be Photo Bombed – Restore, Retouch & Repair Your Photos With InPaint [Rewards]

Photoshop virtuosos who can work their magic with the clone tools, know what a mask and content fill is will probably appreciate the labor it takes to touch up a photo. Inpaint flattens out the learning curve while helping you to keep your savings from bottoming out. It costs only $19.99 and comes for both Windows and Mac. But you can claim one of 18 free licenses using your MakeUseOf points!

06-02-2013
Don’t Be Photo Bombed – Restore, Retouch & Repair Your Photos With InPaint [Rewards]
35 Top Restaurant Apps [INFOGRAPHIC]

Web Culture

35 Top Restaurant Apps [INFOGRAPHIC]

While dining in our favourite restaurant a couple of weeks back, my wife and I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of the customers were on their mobile phones. The woman on the table next to us was on Yelp, leaving a review – moments after putting her fork down. She was having a rather loud conversation with her partner about what rating to give, all the time while the waiters – and the owner – looked on nervously.

06-02-2013
35 Top Restaurant Apps [INFOGRAPHIC]
Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]

Mac

Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]

There are already a few articles on MakeUseOf about the features available for Mac’s Skype such as its group video client, experience-enhancing tips, and even some shortcuts that you may not know about. However, we’ve never really talked about the app itself. Overall, Skype for Mac is an app that performs in a solid manner, and I have a feeling that I will end up using it time and time again.

06-02-2013
Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]
How To Get Banned From Social Networks

Internet

How To Get Banned From Social Networks

The Web has opened up lines of communication that were previously closed for the vast majority of the world. Anyone with an Internet connection can now head online and talk to someone on the other side of the world using any one of a range of different services. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are the obvious options. There is unfortunately a tendency to abuse these new lines of communication.

06-02-2013
How To Get Banned From Social Networks
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