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5 Tools For Outlining Ideas For Writers And Artists

Internet Windows

5 Tools For Outlining Ideas For Writers And Artists

An outline is nothing but a hierarchical breakdown of what you plan to write or create. Arranged according to levels of importance and flow, and marked by numbers, roman numerals, headings-subheadings, indentations, or any other format. Think of them as breadcrumbs for creative inspiration.

Saikat Basu May 27, 2013 27-05-2013
5 Tools For Outlining Ideas For Writers And Artists
SkyDrive vs Google Drive – Which Is Best for Office Productivity?

Windows

SkyDrive vs Google Drive – Which Is Best for Office Productivity?

As the push towards web apps has evolved, we’re now met with two powerful cloud solutions — SkyDrive and Google Drive. These two options offer all the tools needed for file synchronization and office productivity. However, while both of them can be great, only one of them can be the best solution for office productivity. In order to objectively evaluate which solution is more ideal, we will take a close look at both. Who shall be the winner?

Danny Stieben May 27, 2013 27-05-2013
SkyDrive vs Google Drive – Which Is Best for Office Productivity?
Avoid Window Overload: 5 Great Tools To Manage Multiple Windows

Windows

Avoid Window Overload: 5 Great Tools To Manage Multiple Windows

Using the Windows desktop involves managing windows. Some people may use full-screen windows, but power users know that the key to being productive is having multiple windows visible at a time, whether you’re using multiple monitors or the side-by-side Aero Snap feature in Windows. Sadly, the Windows desktop still lacks many useful window-management features. However, you can get many great new Windows desktop features by installing third-party utilities.

Chris Hoffman May 24, 2013 24-05-2013
Avoid Window Overload: 5 Great Tools To Manage Multiple Windows
Protect Your PC With IObit Malware Fighter 2

Windows

Protect Your PC With IObit Malware Fighter 2

Malware remains a potential threat for many PC owners. Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve been helping to combat that threat by offering several anti-malware apps free of charge through our Rewards Program. One of those apps has a sequel. IObit Malware Fighter 2 is a major overhaul of the company’s anti-malware app. It adds a variety of features that update the software for modern times, including cloud security and full Windows 8 support. Let’s see how IObit’s new app stacks up.

Matt Smith May 24, 2013 24-05-2013
Protect Your PC With IObit Malware Fighter 2
How To Install Multiple Bootable Operating Systems on One USB Stick

Linux Windows

How To Install Multiple Bootable Operating Systems on One USB Stick

Fellow reader Dado asked us, “How can I run multiple operating systems from a single USB?” This becomes practical if the different operating systems are Live CDs, i.e. designed to access a PC from outside of the computer’s own operating system. This can be handy if the native operating system is corrupted through misuse, poor maintenance, or worse, malware. There are several tools that can help you create your multiboot USB stick. We tested three of them: XBoot, MultiBootUSB, and YUMI.

Guy McDowell May 24, 2013 24-05-2013
How To Install Multiple Bootable Operating Systems on One USB Stick
4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures

Browsers Internet

4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures

The science (or art) of hiding messages is called steganography , and in the digital age, can be used to hide secret messages in innocent-looking images. Looking at the picture, you have no idea there’s a secret message hiding inside, but with the correct tools or passwords, the secret message can be revealed. As with everything, the digital and Internet age made creating these secret messages easier than ever.

Yaara Lancet May 24, 2013 24-05-2013
4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures
What Changes Do You Want to See in Windows 8.1? [We Ask You]

Windows

What Changes Do You Want to See in Windows 8.1? [We Ask You]

Microsoft released Windows 8 last year to a barrage of criticism from people who didn’t like the wholesale changes made to the operating system. Microsoft had legitimate reasons for building Windows 8 the way it did, but it has also listened to feedback from users and is preparing to release a major update. Windows 8.1 will be released before the year is out, with a public preview available on June 26. Your hopes for this update form the basis for this week’s ‘We Ask You’ column.

Dave Parrack May 23, 2013 23-05-2013
What Changes Do You Want to See in Windows 8.1? [We Ask You]
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