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How To Build A Cheap Standing Desk From Ikea, And What It’s Like To Use

DIY

How To Build A Cheap Standing Desk From Ikea, And What It’s Like To Use

There’s a current craze emerging for standing desks, literally desks that you stand at while working. Having spent the last five years as a self-employed freelance writer who spends most of his days sat at a desk, I’ve experienced back problems as well as instances of the seemingly unavoidable repetitive strain injury. Perhaps a standing desk is the solution to my problems.

08-11-2012
How To Build A Cheap Standing Desk From Ikea, And What It’s Like To Use
What Should Microsoft Do to Sell Windows 8 to the Masses? [You Told Us]

Windows

What Should Microsoft Do to Sell Windows 8 to the Masses? [You Told Us]

Have you got Windows 8 installed on your PC or tablet yet? Millions have, by either upgrading their existing computer or buying a new device powered by Microsoft’s latest operating system. Perhaps they’ve even shelled out and bought the Microsoft Surface, though I haven’t seen much evidence as yet. I very much doubt that many mainstream consumers have made the switch to Windows 8 at this early stage.

08-11-2012
What Should Microsoft Do to Sell Windows 8 to the Masses? [You Told Us]
The Anatomy of Nerds & Geeks [INFOGRAPHIC]

Web Culture

The Anatomy of Nerds & Geeks [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you are a regular reader of MakeUseOf, and you like computers & technology, then there’s a good chance you fall into one of two camps – the Nerd or the Geek. Both have their own interests and identifying marks, but on the other hand, there is also a lot that they have in common. The question is, which camp do you fall into?

08-11-2012
The Anatomy of Nerds & Geeks [INFOGRAPHIC]
Make Your Computer Truly Personal With These Top Customization Tools

Windows

Make Your Computer Truly Personal With These Top Customization Tools

What does it mean to customize your computer? Does it mean to have the coolest looking desktop? Well, that’s part of it, but not completely. First off, you want your desktop to be functional. Not just “cool looking.” That said, customizing your desktop does have a key role in personalizing your computer. And also, since the desktop is a primary location for where we do our work, it tends to also be the home of many customization tools.

08-11-2012
Make Your Computer Truly Personal With These Top Customization Tools
MyWi: The Best Way To Tether With An iOS Device [iOS, Cydia]

iPhone and iPad

MyWi: The Best Way To Tether With An iOS Device [iOS, Cydia]

Many cell phone carriers offer the ability to tether, but some don’t, and many of the ones that do charge insane amounts per month. Sharing your Internet connection with another device is incredibly useful and can be a real lifesaver if you need to get some work done and you happen to find yourself somewhere without a Wi-Fi connection. If your carrier does not offer tethering, and your iPhone is jailbroken, there is a way to get tethering without a monthly charge.

08-11-2012
MyWi: The Best Way To Tether With An iOS Device [iOS, Cydia]
Find Great Free Magazines for Your iPad

iPhone and iPad

Find Great Free Magazines for Your iPad

Digital editions emerged at a time when the Internet had already made a sufficient dent in the print industry’s funds, but a little too late to stem the flow of free information from new entirely web-based sources. This very website is a prime example, providing daily tips, reviews and articles that print magazines used to rely on to sell copies.

08-11-2012
Find Great Free Magazines for Your iPad
Add Anything To Your Amazon Wish List With This Browser Addon [Chrome]

Browsers

Add Anything To Your Amazon Wish List With This Browser Addon [Chrome]

Occasions to give and receive gifts happen throughout the year. Likewise, you have the whole year to craft your own wish list and collect gift ideas for friends and family. But do you have a good place to manage your gift list? If you regularly shop at Amazon, you probably have at least one wish list with them. Amazon wish lists are actually very cool because you can add comments to each item, set a priority, and keep several public and private lists.

07-11-2012
Add Anything To Your Amazon Wish List With This Browser Addon [Chrome]
Updating Ubuntu OS & Applications: The Essentials Any Ubuntu User Should Know

Linux

Updating Ubuntu OS & Applications: The Essentials Any Ubuntu User Should Know

Updating your Ubuntu operating system and its installed applications is a fairly simple process, but it works very differently from Windows. All the software you install from the Ubuntu Software Center comes from Ubuntu’s software repositories, so you can get updates in one place – think of it like an app store for your computer. When a new version of Ubuntu is released, you’ll be able to upgrade right from within Ubuntu.

07-11-2012
Updating Ubuntu OS & Applications: The Essentials Any Ubuntu User Should Know
Annoy Everybody With Infinite Gangnam Style

Web Culture

Annoy Everybody With Infinite Gangnam Style

I’m thankful that not everybody in the world likes the same things. It’s a fortunate fact of life that each of us as individuals has different interests and hobbies, and also gravitates towards certain genres, whether it be in movies, television shows, games, or music. However, there are certain things that possess an indefinable quality that means they transcend the vagaries of personal taste. Gangnam Style by PSY is one example.

07-11-2012
Annoy Everybody With Infinite Gangnam Style
Use Your Webcam For Home Surveillance With These Tools

iPhone and iPad Windows

Use Your Webcam For Home Surveillance With These Tools

I live in England, the country with the highest number of CCTVs than anywhere else in the world – about 1 camera to every 30 people, it’s estimated. Obviously, that’s not enough (yes, that is sarcasm), so today I’m doing a round-up review of useful tools for adding CCTV to your own home. In all seriousness, having your own home surveillance system can be a powerful deterrent to would-be intruders or office workers who tend to pinch your stapler.

07-11-2012
Use Your Webcam For Home Surveillance With These Tools
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