Simon Slangen

Joined June 2008

I'm a writer and computer sciences student from Belgium. You can always do me a favor with a good article idea, book recommendation, or recipe idea. You'll also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Feel free to contact at simon@makeuseof.com

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How To Configure Android USB Tethering on Mac OS X

5 days ago

On Windows, Android USB tethering usually works as advertised, but Mac OS X is missing some essential USB network drivers. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Use the PS4 Controller on your Mac or PC

3rd April, 2014

Sony made a host of improvements to their controller, with the PlayStation 4′s DualShock 4. It seems slightly smaller, but the handholds are thicker, giving it a markedly more comfortable grip. The joysticks have been modified too, now convex and with a button click that’s easier to trigger. These and other changes make the DualShock […]

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Use Your iMac As A Monitor With Target Display Mode

24th March, 2014

More is not always better, but it’s probably true in terms of screen real estate.

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How To Import Other People’s Save Games On Your PS3

7th March, 2014

Don’t start your precious game all over if you lose a save. Instead, copy one from a friend (or download), and enjoy that end game content.

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Mind Mapping On The iPad: Here Are Your Options

25th February, 2014

Whether you’re studying or brainstorming: making mind maps can be an essential skill. Paper works fine in a pinch, but technology makes the whole process ten times easier.

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5 Things You Should Do With A New Android Phone

20th February, 2014

Small features can make all the difference in day-to-day use and cool apps will tailor the device to your needs.

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How To Add Storage To Your MacBook With An SD Card

13th February, 2014

With SSD memory costing several times as much per gigabyte as traditional storage, newer MacBooks often don’t have as much storage as their older hard disk counterparts.

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6 Amazing Alfred Workflows To Make You More Productive

1st January, 2014

Now that users and developers are able to extend Alfred’s capabilities by adding their own workflows, calling it an ‘application launcher’ seems a bit limiting.

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Origami Live Wallpaper Brightens Up Your Day

11th December, 2013

You’ll spend a fair amount of time ogling that home screen. You might as well make it a pleasant sight to behold.

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The 3 Best YouTube Applications For Mac OS X

27th November, 2013

We’ve scoured the web for the best desktop YouTube clients that Mac OS X has to offer.

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AppDialer Pro is a Lightning Fast T9 App Launcher

20th November, 2013

On Android, there are generally two ways to launch an app. AppDialer Pro offers a third, much faster way.

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8 iTunes Hacks For Improved Functionality

14th November, 2013

iTunes is a rich and feature-packed music management application, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for improvement. Some simple changes and additional features can make the application even better.

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5 OS X Mavericks Quirks, And How To Deal With Them

6th November, 2013

It’s hard you get things right the first time around. The same is true for Mavericks, the latest iteration of Mac OS X.

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4 AirPlay Receivers That Are Cheaper Than Apple TV

19th October, 2013

Built as a veritable entertainment box, the Apple TV isn’t cheap. It’s tempting to look for alternatives – AirPlay receivers that are cheaper than the Apple TV. We’ve laid out four options.

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Preparing An External Hard Drive For Use With Mac OS X

4th October, 2013

If you’ve just purchased a new external hard drive for your Mac, it’s important to take the time to prepare your hard drive for use with Mac OS X.