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How GPS Works [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

How GPS Works [MakeUseOf Explains]

As an avid gamer, I’m surprised by the correlation between GPS-like features in modern video games and the proliferation of GPS technology in mundane life. When I was a kid, paper maps and cartography were still common; if you got lost, you suffered through it and found your way to your destination. Nowadays, we’ve got the wonders of GPS to guide us there and back again. What is GPS? How does it work?

24-04-2013
How GPS Works [MakeUseOf Explains]
Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever

Self Improvement

Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever

Lately, I’ve started to realize that I’m working very hard, but if someone asked me whether or not I feel that I’m working toward a larger purpose, I’d have to say that I really don’t know. The current approach feels more like a machine-gun approach, where I’m just trying to accomplish whatever I can, and hope that it gets me where I want to be. That’s not quite the way to achieve one’s life goals. So I decided to create the ideal system from scratch.

24-04-2013
Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever
How To Resolve Windows 8 Boot Issues

Windows

How To Resolve Windows 8 Boot Issues

Windows 8 uses a new “hybrid boot” feature to improve boot times. When you shut down, your computer doesn’t actually shut down normally – it performs a sort of limited “hibernate” that stores a state with drivers, services, and other software loaded into memory. When your computer boots, it doesn’t need to reinitialize all your hardware, load drivers, and load services – it simply loads the state from your hard drive and continues the boot-up process.

24-04-2013
How To Resolve Windows 8 Boot Issues
8 Disappointing Video Game Endings

Gaming

8 Disappointing Video Game Endings

Video games offer epic experiences with the power to excite, enthrall, and entertain. At least they do on occasion, when all of the various elements needed to turn a game from a mildly amusing distraction into a piece of art are present. Unfortunately, even the best games can often turn ugly in the end. Video games often require hours of effort to complete. And there’s nothing quite like sitting back and enjoying a satisfying ending.

24-04-2013
8 Disappointing Video Game Endings
Touch Something That Isn’t There – Haptic Technology [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

Touch Something That Isn’t There – Haptic Technology [MakeUseOf Explains]

Haptics is the technology of touch. In the context of a virtual environment, it would mean being able to touch and feel something that literally isn’t there, but that’s certainly not its only use. From gaming and virtual reality to 3D modelling and making computers more accessible – virtual surgery, driving simulators, swinging a virtual sword, the texture of paper or moleskin on a touchscreen display – this is haptic technology at its most amazing, and the implications are far reaching.

24-04-2013
Touch Something That Isn’t There – Haptic Technology [MakeUseOf Explains]
Metro/Modern Apps Unstable? Try These Tricks

Windows

Metro/Modern Apps Unstable? Try These Tricks

Over the past few months I’ve been getting to grips with Windows 8 in its most ideal format, on a touchscreen device. The experience has been largely favorable, although as far as the new Metro/Modern UI goes, I tend to restrict its use to the tablet display while enjoying traditional computing through an external monitor. This setup works for me, enabling me to get on with work while able to quickly check news, weather or listen to the radio.

24-04-2013
Metro/Modern Apps Unstable? Try These Tricks
Increase Your iPhone & iPad Typing Speed With These 3 Apps & Tips [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Increase Your iPhone & iPad Typing Speed With These 3 Apps & Tips [iOS]

Though I advocate and try to use the built-in iOS dictation feature for the iPhone and iPad, there are occasions when good old touch typing must suffice. If, like me, you are not a fast or very efficient typist the built-in iOS keyboard can be a little daunting for many users. If you find yourself fumbling with the built-in keyboard, download a few of these free apps and practice typing risk-free.

24-04-2013
Increase Your iPhone & iPad Typing Speed With These 3 Apps & Tips [iOS]
DNS Jumper – Hop From One DNS Service To Another, Quickly [Windows]

Windows

DNS Jumper – Hop From One DNS Service To Another, Quickly [Windows]

Switch from one DNS server to another quickly. DNS Jumper is a portable Windows app with a long list of built-in DNS services, and you can even add your own. Do so and you can jump from service to service in just a couple of clicks. By default you use the DNS offered by your ISP, but some people switch to a different server for speed or security reasons. Some DNS services even allow you to bypass region blocking.

24-04-2013
DNS Jumper – Hop From One DNS Service To Another, Quickly [Windows]
8 Excellent Instagram Mashups You Should Have Already Checked Out

Internet

8 Excellent Instagram Mashups You Should Have Already Checked Out

Probably, photos come second to maps when it comes to mashups. Unlike a map, a photo tells a story. When you combine it with something else and create a “mashup”, it is often interactive. Mashups are uniquely Web 2.0 in their origins and spread. If you look at all popular mashups, you will often see it is a reflection of a web application’s popularity and the way we use it in our daily lives.

24-04-2013
8 Excellent Instagram Mashups You Should Have Already Checked Out
Get Creative With WordPress – 5 Interactive Ways to Use the Platform

Wordpress & Web Development

Get Creative With WordPress – 5 Interactive Ways to Use the Platform

There’s quite a lot of ways you can use WordPress beyond simply using it as a blogging platform. We’ve already taken a look at a list of 5 things you might not have known you could do with WordPress. The platform lends itself to versatility and there’s a huge variety of websites out there that you can’t even tell are created using WordPress, and there are five ways you can put the platform to use that goes beyond simply content management.

24-04-2013
Get Creative With WordPress – 5 Interactive Ways to Use the Platform
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