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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.

The German Privacy Foundation Crypto Stick – How & Why It Is More Secure

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The German Privacy Foundation Crypto Stick – How & Why It Is More Secure

New technologies are constantly being created in order to increase security, and many of those technologies eventually go away because of loopholes and other issues that are eventually discovered. No form of security is exempt from this, including any kind of security that involves transfer of communications. Or at least that’s what the status quo currently is.

Danny Stieben April 23, 2012 23-04-2012
The German Privacy Foundation Crypto Stick – How & Why It Is More Secure
How To Turn A Personal Domain Into Your Own Personalized Link Shortener

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How To Turn A Personal Domain Into Your Own Personalized Link Shortener

Link shorteners are a dime a dozen. Even Google and StumbleUpon have joined the fray, because a shortened URL doesn’t just look good. They also go a long way to improving the usability of links. Even if you’re not limited by 140 characters, shortened links are easier to remember, and it keep your shares, and those of your readers, uncluttered.

Simon Slangen April 23, 2012 23-04-2012
How To Turn A Personal Domain Into Your Own Personalized Link Shortener
Which Mobile OS Is Your Current Phone Running? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Which Mobile OS Is Your Current Phone Running? [MakeUseOf Poll]

If you don’t pay attention, you may think iOS and Android are the only operating systems out there. In this poll, we will try to find out which mobile operating systems are popular among MakeUseOf readers, and maybe even discover the true mystery once and for all: are there more iPhone users or Android users out there?

Yaara Lancet April 22, 2012 22-04-2012
Which Mobile OS Is Your Current Phone Running? [MakeUseOf Poll]
3 Tactics For Dealing With Ad-Block Users On Your Site

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3 Tactics For Dealing With Ad-Block Users On Your Site

Leaving ethical discussions aside (since I made my views on that quite clear last time), it is nonetheless true that ad-blocking is a real problem for bloggers and site owners the world over whose only source of income is ad revenue. With that understood, let’s look objectively at some tactics you can use to deal with ad-block users, and the effects those tactics might have.

James Bruce April 22, 2012 22-04-2012
3 Tactics For Dealing With Ad-Block Users On Your Site
How To Be Completely Unproductive Online [Opinion]

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How To Be Completely Unproductive Online [Opinion]

Did you know, that the Internet can also make you alarmingly unproductive? It’s true! It may be hard to believe, but constant access to all the world’s information – from the average flight velocity of an African swallow to what the girl you had a crush on in college is doing right at this moment – causes some people to get less work done instead of more.

Justin Pot April 21, 2012 21-04-2012
How To Be Completely Unproductive Online [Opinion]
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