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Apps We Use: James’ Essentials [OSX & iOS]

Mac iPhone and iPad

Apps We Use: James’ Essentials [OSX & iOS]

As the lead developer and head of everything tech here at MakeUseOf, most of my time is spent coding things and emailing people. My requirements aren’t hugely complicated, and I don’t use any “getting things done” systems, nor am I am productivity hound. I find simple works best and don’t enjoy life in the fast lane. Read on to find out the tools and apps I consider essential – on both OSX, and iOS.

31-03-2013
Apps We Use: James’ Essentials [OSX & iOS]
FeedRoller – One Of The Most Interesting Ways To Read Your RSS Feeds [Windows]

Windows

FeedRoller – One Of The Most Interesting Ways To Read Your RSS Feeds [Windows]

The grave has been dug for Google Reader. It’s almost dead and gone, and I’ll surely miss it. It definitely surprised me to hear that they were putting an end to this beloved service, but it didn’t worry me. Savvy folks like you and I will always know of alternatives. You should see this as an opportunity, not a letdown. Maybe you’ll find something new that you would have liked more than Google Reader all along.

31-03-2013
FeedRoller – One Of The Most Interesting Ways To Read Your RSS Feeds [Windows]
10 Fun & Surprising Operating System Easter Eggs

Internet

10 Fun & Surprising Operating System Easter Eggs

Find hidden hilarity and otherwise odd stuff, built right into the operating system you’re using. They’re hiding in plain site, in software you use every day, and when you find them you’ll be delighted – it’s no wonder these hidden gems are called Easter Eggs. From a full version of Tetris hidden in the Mac version of emacs to a mysterious cow dwelling in Ubuntu’s default package manager.

30-03-2013
10 Fun & Surprising Operating System Easter Eggs
How To Fake Camera Blur On Your Android For SLR-Like Photos [Android]

Android

How To Fake Camera Blur On Your Android For SLR-Like Photos [Android]

The cameras on our Android devices have been getting some impressive upgrades over the last few years, and there’s been a reinforced push towards making Android devices complete replacements for good quality cameras. While these cameras are able to take clear, sharp images, they still don’t have the quality that SLR cameras provide. These cameras can make amazing pictures as they are able to focus strongly on foreground objects.

30-03-2013
How To Fake Camera Blur On Your Android For SLR-Like Photos [Android]
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