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We love the Internet here at MakeUseOf, and are forever scouring it for the best of the Web. Find our picks for the best websites, tips and tricks, and popular trends across the WWW.

Block Inappropriate Websites With OpenDNS’s FamilyShield Service

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Block Inappropriate Websites With OpenDNS’s FamilyShield Service

I think it’s safe to say that for as long as the Internet has been around, there have always been inappropriate websites – and I’m not just talking about adult entertainment! Think of all the nasty websites out there that are just waiting to make your life miserable – phishing sites, malware and spyware, prank sites, screamer Flash videos, etc. OpenDNS first launched back in 2005 as a free way to filter web content.

Joel Lee May 22, 2012 22-05-2012
Block Inappropriate Websites With OpenDNS’s FamilyShield Service
Gmail Search Improves With Auto-Complete Based On Actual Email Content [Updates]

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Gmail Search Improves With Auto-Complete Based On Actual Email Content [Updates]

Google has been paying more attention to its search feature lately, and after launching the Knowledge Graph last week, it’s now also improving search in Gmail as well. We all know that Google’s auto-complete feature is one smart cookie, and now we can enjoy this same functionality in Gmail, with suggestions based on the actual content of our email.

Yaara Lancet May 22, 2012 22-05-2012
Gmail Search Improves With Auto-Complete Based On Actual Email Content [Updates]
9 Beautiful Water-Themed Wallpapers To Cool You Off On a Hot Spring Day

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9 Beautiful Water-Themed Wallpapers To Cool You Off On a Hot Spring Day

Spring has sprung, and for some of us, it feels more like summer. As I sat sweating in front of my computer, I decided it might be time for some cool inspiration – and I mean “cool” in the literal sense of the word. So I went searching through Flickr for Creative Commons licensed images that show water in creative and interesting ways, and might remind me (and you) of what it feels like to be nice and chilly.

Erez Zukerman May 22, 2012 22-05-2012
9 Beautiful Water-Themed Wallpapers To Cool You Off On a Hot Spring Day
5 Things You Can Do NOW To Secure Your Facebook Account & Make It Recoverable

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5 Things You Can Do NOW To Secure Your Facebook Account & Make It Recoverable

To most of us this is the biggest nightmare. You want to log into your Facebook account and your password no longer works. In the worst of cases, someone managed to hack your account and changed your password. So what do you do? You can find the answer here, but these tips only work if you took precautions. This article shows you what you can do NOW, while you can still log in, to secure your Facebook account.

Tina Sieber May 22, 2012 22-05-2012
5 Things You Can Do NOW To Secure Your Facebook Account & Make It Recoverable
5 Post-Apocalyptic Short Films On YouTube You Have To Watch

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5 Post-Apocalyptic Short Films On YouTube You Have To Watch

As I’ve discussed before, there seems to be a something about fictional post-apocalyptic worlds that draw modern viewers in. Perhaps it’s the notion of a world with limited technology. Maybe it’s the idea of actual danger. These are two things that most of us reading MakeUseOf do not necessarily have to face, and with a post-apocalyptic world, we can view these possibilities at a safe distance.

Joshua Lockhart May 22, 2012 22-05-2012
5 Post-Apocalyptic Short Films On YouTube You Have To Watch
This Is Why I’m Broke – A One-Of-A-Kind Internet Mall

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This Is Why I’m Broke – A One-Of-A-Kind Internet Mall

If there’s one thing that there’s no shortage of on the Internet, it would be things that are weird, unique, and otherwise foreign to our beady little eyes. While I don’t particularly advise spending your money on these sorts of things (because you’ll run out of cash quicker than either of us can imagine), This Is Why I’m Broke is your one-stop website for finding the Internet’s strangest products.

Craig Snyder May 22, 2012 22-05-2012
This Is Why I’m Broke – A One-Of-A-Kind Internet Mall
8 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Beginner Eclipse IDE Users

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8 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Beginner Eclipse IDE Users

I recently had two pair assignments for class, each of which had to be with a different classmate. With the object of programming for Java, we utilized Eclipse as our IDE simply because that was what we were taught to use. I tried learning VIM editor keyboard shortcuts, but I have not been using it daily so I was fine with using Eclipse, which seemed to make everything a lot easier.

Jessica Cam Wong May 22, 2012 22-05-2012
8 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Beginner Eclipse IDE Users
6 Short Movies Shot With An iPhone [Stuff to Watch]

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6 Short Movies Shot With An iPhone [Stuff to Watch]

In addition to being a communication, entertainment and organisational god-send, the iPhone 4 and 4S are fairly capable video recorders. The iPhone Film Festival (IFF), a bi-annual celebration of handheld motion picture goodness, has taken this to the next level. If you’re considering shooting a short film, documentary or music video then you’ve probably already got a long list of equipment you’ll need to invest in.

Tim Brookes May 21, 2012 21-05-2012
6 Short Movies Shot With An iPhone [Stuff to Watch]
New LastPass Wallet Stores Your Passwords & Secure Information For Free [Updates]

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New LastPass Wallet Stores Your Passwords & Secure Information For Free [Updates]

If you’re using LastPass to store passwords and other sensitive information, or if you’ve always wanted to give it a try, a new iOS app from LastPass is going to make your life just a bit easier. LastPass Wallet is the new addition to the LastPass mobile suite, and can be used by both regular members and premium members of LastPass.

Yaara Lancet May 21, 2012 21-05-2012
New LastPass Wallet Stores Your Passwords & Secure Information For Free [Updates]
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