Aaron Couch

Joined June 2012

Aaron is a Vet Assistant graduate, with his primary interests in wildlife and technology. He enjoys exploring the outdoors and photography. When he's not writing or indulging in technological findings throughout the interwebs, he can be found bombing down the mountainside on his bike. Read more about Aaron on his personal website.

Feel free to contact at acouch@makeuseof.com

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Improve Pandora With These Chrome & Firefox Browser Add-Ons

11th June, 2013

With over 35 million listeners, Pandora is easily one of the most popular Internet radio sites. Despite Pandora being awesome at linking similar songs together, there’s always room for improvement. For instance, controlling it requires you to manually go to the website. Or what if you want to listen to a specific song you’re in the mood for? The best you can do is listen to a preview.

4 Browser Extensions For Searching Multiple Words On A Webpage [Chrome, Firefox]

4th June, 2013

Do you ever find yourself needing to search things on a webpage? The find function (CTRL+F) is an awesome keyboard shortcut and feature in browsers – chances are you already know about it and use it. However, you’re limited to one word as boolean search functions have yet to be added to browsers – a shame really. So what do you do whenever you want to search multiple words?

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From Minimalistic To Highly-Customizable: The Most Modern & Free Tumblr Themes

31st May, 2013

On Tumblr, you’re limited to the features that each theme has, and many of them are different. If you’re willing to spend some money, there are some awesome Tumblr themes, but depending on your needs and budget, you’ll quickly find that free ones with a unique look and useful features aren’t as easy to find as you hoped.

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Enginuity: Get The Socially-Relevant Searches You’ve Been Looking For

30th May, 2013

The web has changed a lot since the first search engines erupted through the surface. One of those major changes have been social networks, enabling us to connect with each other all over the world – pretty incredible really. However, it seems that search engines haven’t fully used the power of the social networks.

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Ubooq: Not Just An Online Booking Website, But A Complete Appointment Manager [Giveaway]

27th May, 2013

Ubooq is an excellent online tool that can help you cut down the time your on the phone by providing your clients a way to book appointments with your company through on online portal, without ever making a call. We have ten 1-year paid subscriptions of your choice to give away!

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10 Puppy Finding Services To Find Your Next Best Friend

16th May, 2013

Where do you go to find your next best friend? There are a lot of places locally, but some are difficult to discover. Also, if you do not have an idea of what kind you want, it may be difficult to find that perfect dog. That’s where websites come in handy. They help you sift through the Internet looking for the perfect puppy and where you can get it. In this article we will cover ten different websites.

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Making Your Own Website: Your Career Will Thank You Later

14th May, 2013

A personal website is probably one of the biggest aspects of your online presence. Sure other areas such as social networks and blogs are important, but your website is like a home base – a hub that everything branches off from. Let’s now explore some reasons how just such a website will benefit you tremendously.

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You Are Missing Out By Not Creating A Personal Website: Disproving The 6 Myths

11th May, 2013

Have you ever considered having a personal website? You know – a place where people can go to read about who you are, what you do, your goals and aspirations, and of course to contact you. This is the first article of a two-part series where we will explore the benefits of creating a personal website. Today, we’ll cover the common misconceptions that are keeping you from creating an awesome personal website.

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OUTDATEfighter: Keep Your Computer Updated And Bloatware-Free With This Fantastic Tool [Windows]

9th May, 2013

Do you ever feel like keeping all your software updated is too much of a hassle? OUTDATEfighter, created by FIGHTERtools, is a new program that allows you to scan for software and Windows updates, without leaving the program’s window. That means no need to open a browser and manually download each program, like some other programs do.

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Dropmark – The Easiest Way To Share Files And Collaborate With Anyone [Web & Mac]

7th May, 2013

How do you typically collaborate with others on projects? By email? Or do you try to get everyone to sign up for the latest cloud file sharing service that you use? Neither of those options are very practical. This is where most collaboration tools fall short – everyone involved must have an account to work together and access the information. There are some great ways to share files, some of which don’t require signing up for, but in exchange their feature set is pretty sparse.

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Stop Annoying UAC Prompts – How To Create A User Account Control Whitelist [Windows]

2nd May, 2013

Ever since Vista, we Windows users have been pestered, bugged, annoyed, and tired of the User Account Control (UAC) prompt telling us a program is starting up that we intentionally launched. Sure, it has improved, but not to the extent that we’ve hoped. It still comes up for good and reputable programs like Geek Uninstaller, Everything, CCleaner, and others. So what do you do?

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Speed Up Your Imgur Uploads With These Apps & Browser Add-Ons

30th April, 2013

Imgur is an awesome website for hosting your photos – we all know that. Its clean interface, awesome community, and integration with social networks make it one of the best places on the Internet to look for and post your images. But you still have to go to the website to upload your photos. Just another tab to have open right? Not necessarily.

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Your Last Minute Guide To Exporting Your Posterous Blog Before It Shuts Down Forever

29th April, 2013

For a while now, Posterous has been been the home for thousands of blogs – including a few of mine. They started out marketing themselves as a way to easily blog, thus likely acquiring many less-tech savvy bloggers looking for a solution to get their blog started fast. And because of that, I feel there definitely needs to be instructions as to what you do now that Posterous is going to be gone forever… tomorrow, April 30th.

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Get The Most Out Of Using Twitter Privately

27th April, 2013

If you use Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that by default your profile is set to public. Have you ever wondered how to make your Twitter account private or even why you should? It’s probably safe to say that the majority of users have their profiles set up to be public, but there are many reasons you might want to make your tweets protected instead. In this article we’ll explore how to protect your account so that only those you approve can see what you tweet.

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Losing Twitter Followers? 10 Dos & Don’ts To Keep Your Followers & Attract New Ones

25th April, 2013

Probably the toughest aspect of Twitter is acquiring and keeping your followers. You might be annoying people on Twitter and not even realize it. Thus, you begin to lose the followers you worked so hard to get. So what do you do? Keeping trying to get new ones? Sure – that’s good, but if you don’t change how you’re using Twitter, you’re going to find yourself going in a circle.