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How Many Facebook Friends Do You Have? [We Ask You]

Internet

How Many Facebook Friends Do You Have? [We Ask You]

The Internet has not only made the world a much smaller place, bringing us all together under one unifying cloud, it’s also changed the idea of friendship. What would once have been nothing but acquaintances are now listed as “friends” on social networks around the Web, and on Facebook in particular. For this week’s MakeUseOf poll, Yaara is asking whether social media is taking over your life.

Dave Parrack November 9, 2012
How Many Facebook Friends Do You Have? [We Ask You]
Turn Your iPhone Or Android Phone Into A Walkie Talkie With Voxer

Android iPhone and iPad

Turn Your iPhone Or Android Phone Into A Walkie Talkie With Voxer

If you’ve been searching for a cross-platform means of communication using voice messages, text and images that works on both internal wifi and cellular networks, then Voxer is the app for you. Voxer is designed to be a push-to-talk (PTT) walkie-talkie replacement that works on both local and global networks.

Tim Brookes November 9, 2012
Turn Your iPhone Or Android Phone Into A Walkie Talkie With Voxer
What Is Wardriving & What Does Google Have To Do With It? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Internet

What Is Wardriving & What Does Google Have To Do With It? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Wireless networks have become so prevalent in the first world that they could almost be considered critical infrastructure. Go from house to bus station to airport to Starbucks to the library – there’s a 99% chance you’ll find a WiFi network in each of those places. Schools and businesses are powered by wireless Internet, too. But with all of these hotspots available, there’s a hidden danger.

Joel Lee November 9, 2012
What Is Wardriving & What Does Google Have To Do With It? [MakeUseOf Explains]
4 Ways To Share Photos & Videos Privately With Your Family

Internet

4 Ways To Share Photos & Videos Privately With Your Family

Sharing photos in no longer a big deal. Whether you’re an Internet addict or just own a computer, you shouldn’t have any problem sharing your digital photos and even your old films with the world. It gets slightly more complicated when you don’t want to share them with the world, but only with a limited amount of people.

Yaara Lancet November 9, 2012
4 Ways To Share Photos & Videos Privately With Your Family
Slimming Down On Your Windows Security Regiment: It Could Help

Windows

Slimming Down On Your Windows Security Regiment: It Could Help

Though they’re almost essential, some of the worst offenders in bogging down your Windows machine are actually the applications made to keep your computer safer and faster: those made for security. If you’re a MakeUseOf reader, I trust that you use some form of anti-virus or anti-malware. As operating systems progress, it’s practically being forced upon you. But do you have to?

Craig Snyder November 9, 2012
Slimming Down On Your Windows Security Regiment: It Could Help
7 Reasons To Get A Raspberry Pi

DIY

7 Reasons To Get A Raspberry Pi

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Raspberry Pi by now. If not, you’re in for a treat. It’s a tiny little computer that’s dirt cheap and incredibly customisable. Here at MakeUseOf, along with most geeky places online, we’ve fallen in love with the Raspberry Pi. Many of us have one or more and have come up with some fantastic ways to use them for play or for work.

Angela Alcorn November 8, 2012
7 Reasons To Get A Raspberry Pi
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