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5 New Year Resolutions Every Geek Should Aspire To [Opinion]

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5 New Year Resolutions Every Geek Should Aspire To [Opinion]

What about resolutions that geeks in particular should consider? Tech enthusiasts tend to have different priorities than other people – watching less TV, for example, may not be applicable if you’ve already replaced it with YouTube and video games. Here are five resolution ideas that even the most hardcore geek should consider.

01-01-2013
5 New Year Resolutions Every Geek Should Aspire To [Opinion]
10 Free MP3 Albums To Celebrate The End Of 2012 [Sound Sunday]

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10 Free MP3 Albums To Celebrate The End Of 2012 [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday is your weekly source of legal and free music downloads. This is the final edition of the year 2012 and a chance to say thank you! Thank you to all artists who share their music, thank you to everyone who support them by buying their music or attending their live shows, and thank you to all of you who keep this feature going. Happy New Year 2013!

30-12-2012
10 Free MP3 Albums To Celebrate The End Of 2012 [Sound Sunday]
Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Customer Service Experience?

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Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Customer Service Experience?

Have you ever called customer service, only to end the call frustrated, disappointed and without resolution? Or perhaps there was a resolution, but it was unfavorable and certainly not worth the time you spent on the phone? We’ve actually covered in detail how good the customer service is by some of the major tech companies, like Apple, Amazon and others. But have you ever considered that there are things in your power that you can do to change the outcome of these calls?

29-12-2012
Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Customer Service Experience?
The Secret To Profitable Printing With Your Inkjet In Three Easy Steps

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The Secret To Profitable Printing With Your Inkjet In Three Easy Steps

Ironically, while printer ink costs more than champagne, cost-savvy consumers can actually make money using their inkjet. It just takes three simple steps—none of which lead to jail. In addition to saving consumers’ money, selling or donating rebuilt ink cartridges offers an environmentally friendly alternative to the rubbish bin. Also, aside from being inexpensive and eco-friendly, it can be profitable.

29-12-2012
The Secret To Profitable Printing With Your Inkjet In Three Easy Steps
Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion]

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Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion]

The digital age we’re now living in has changed our ideas of ownership and copyright. For better or worse. It’s also changed the way we do various things. In the field of photography moving to digital formats has made a huge difference. Most of it positive. However, there is one aspect of the switch that may not be so positive, and could in fact come back to haunt many of us in years to come.

26-12-2012
Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion]
The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2012 [Opinion]

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The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2012 [Opinion]

2012 ended up being a pretty disappointing year for some of the most successful and well-respected companies including Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. Tim Cook, Steve Ballmer, and Mark Zuckerberg might want to ask Santa for a better 2013, but it’s far more important that they learn from the mistakes they made this year. Let’s take a look at what went wrong for tech’s biggest companies in 2012.

20-12-2012
The 4 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2012 [Opinion]
More Authentic Than Instagram – 5 Smart Tips For Scanning Vintage Photos

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More Authentic Than Instagram – 5 Smart Tips For Scanning Vintage Photos

If you’ve been turned onto sepia, black and white and the authentic effects of old cameras thanks to apps like Instagram, you might have considered heading for your parents’ old box of photographs to see what can be scanned and saved to your computer. Unfortunately, this is where the headache starts! You might find, for example, that the photos are dirty or dusty; that they’re creased or blemished; that there are too many for you to scan in one go.

19-12-2012
More Authentic Than Instagram – 5 Smart Tips For Scanning Vintage Photos
5 Simple Steps To Making a Perfect Mixtape

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5 Simple Steps To Making a Perfect Mixtape

Anyone reading these words will likely belong to one of two groups of people: those who love music mixtapes, and those who haven’t a clue what one is. This article is aimed at both groups, and, consequently, at everybody. It offers a set of simple steps that need to be followed in order to create the perfect mixtape. Mixtape veterans will likely already know the formula, but will hopefully gain inspiration from this piece to start curating once more.

19-12-2012
5 Simple Steps To Making a Perfect Mixtape
So What Is a Database, Anyway? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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So What Is a Database, Anyway? [MakeUseOf Explains]

For a programmer or a technology enthusiast, the concept of a database is something that can really be taken for granted. However, for many people the concept of a database itself is a bit foreign. SQL calls, queries, tables, records, keys – all of those terms and more make up the field of database design and database management, and there’s not a whole lot that’s simple about it.

12-12-2012
So What Is a Database, Anyway? [MakeUseOf Explains]
MakeUseOf Experiments: Going Tablet-Only For a Week & Staying Productive

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MakeUseOf Experiments: Going Tablet-Only For a Week & Staying Productive

You took one look at the headline and thought “this guy is crazy”, right? That’s pretty much what I thought at first, but as the week progressed I found myself struggling with apps, multi-tasking and spending too much money in cafes (and I only went once!). What’s worse is that this article was my idea. Anyone else could have taken it, but it fell to me. Perhaps the rest of the team were trying to tell me something; perhaps I should have heard the alarm bells ringing?

12-12-2012
MakeUseOf Experiments: Going Tablet-Only For a Week & Staying Productive
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