Aaron is a Vet Assistant graduate, with his primary interests in exotic animals and technology. He enjoys mountain biking, photography and any active sport. When he's not writing or indulging in technological findings throughout the interwebs, he can be found interning at his local zoo. Read more about Aaron on his personal website and follow him on Twitter.
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The Internet is often thought to be a place of great information, and because of this, our guard can be easily let down assuming that all places are safe. Although it is true that the Internet is an excellent place for information and researching, not all places can be trusted. All kinds of threats are […]
Yes. It’s possible! With a simple browser extension in Google Chrome, you can listen to Pandora without any ads or even having it open. How? Let me introduce you to Anesidora. So how does Anesidora manage to pull out the audio ads and access Pandora? I have no idea, but that’s ok – I just enjoy the distraction free listening, and now you can too!
Microsoft Office has dominated the market of text documents, spreadsheets and slide shows for years, and for good reason – it’s one of the very best. However, there’s one drawback and that is the price. Sure, it’s a relatively good investment, but for one reason or another you choose to not pay for it. What do you do? Thankfully, there are other options – and good ones.
Gmail is a fantastic email client. In fact, I will go as far to say that it’s the best. With that said, can it really get any better? With these Chrome extensions, it can. And not just “better”, but also fantastically improved. Through my experience of using Gmail, I have stumbled upon lots of extensions for it – many of which I try and then uninstall. There have been some, however, that have really impressed me.
Have you seen or used Hotmail lately? Despite its rough past, it’s pretty nice and it surely gives Gmail a run for its… well, I was going to say “money” but both are free. Which, in my opinion, is quite impressive, given the amount of things that you can do with it. The “new” Hotmail has several very beneficial features now that allow you to keep your email inbox clean, organized and free of spam and “graymail”.
Sharing has always been a prominent part of what the Internet is and how it functions. And with social networks exploding in popularity in the past several years, sharing is probably the one aspect we utilize the most on the web. We share news, information, pictures and experiences, and by doing this we can build and maintain relationships as well as create new connections that we would have otherwise never met or worked with.
Although there are some things you can do to improve searching using the Windows Search – and the search application seems to be much more improved in Windows 7 – there are some excellent alternatives to the default Windows Search that you should consider. These applications are all free and allow you to get your results quicker and more efficiently.
Have you ever received an email from your boss, family member, friend or some other connection with an attachment in it, then saved that email because you wanted to access the attachment later? You probably have, multiple times. The problem with this is you end up with an astronomical amount of attachments floating all over your inbox that you have to hunt down whenever you want them.
Picture this – you’ve just found this awesome free software that you are stoked about because of all that it can do for you, but when you install it, you discover that it is packed with other “bloatware” that you accidentally installed on your computer. Now instead of using your software that you were so excited about using, you have to sift through all your programs to find the bloatware that you just installed.
We’ve all been there — you’re surfing the Internet and find a great article that you’d like to read. But there’s so much to do and you know you shouldn’t take the time to read it right now. So you decide to save it in your bookmarks to read later. When you go to save it, you realize all the other articles that you meant to read, that you’ve never followed up on, are there too.
How much do you use Facebook? Every day? Would you consider yourself an expert? It’s true that we do spend a lot of time on Facebook, but surprisingly, a lot of users still don’t completely take advantage of all the features it has to offer. To help you make the most of your Facebook experience, I’m going to go into depth explaining the best hidden Facebook tricks currently available.
TextReminders is a free website that allows to send free SMS text messages to any mobile phone in the United States. Absolutely free, no registration required. Enter your email address, provide cell number where you want it to be sent, type in the message (upto 120 characters) and click on “send text”. Done. The recipient […]
Those of you who have been reading MakeUseOf know that Google isn’t the only search search engine on earth. We have talked about some cool search engines to remember and also how you can create your own search engine with ROLLYO. Hittery is a new app which joins this league of websites. It isn’t a […]
Who doesn’t love watching videos online ? Whether it’s a video of a recent live concert, your favorite song or a tutorial on something, you name it and you’ll find the video on the popular video sites. This is the reason why YouTube is one of the top 3 websites on the internet. It just […]
Recently, there was a minor earthquake in Los Angeles and even before the news channels could broadcast the information, the news spread like wildfire through different mediums on the internet such as Twitter, social media sites and news aggregators. In fact breaking news is in itself a fully fledged business on the internet and a […]