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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Black Menu: Access All Google Services Within A Single Menu [Chrome]

9th April, 2013

Let’s face it – Google is awesome. If you’re like me, you use it for everything: emailing, scheduling, file storage, navigation, apps, your browser (Chrome), etc. But there’s one major problem – how do you easily access those apps and services? Google’s solution is a black bar across the screen. I’m not really a big fan of that, plus I can’t customize it. So what’s a better solution? How about one button for all the services?

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Currently: The Modern Way To View The Weather And Time, All In One Tab [Chrome]

6th April, 2013

Are you ready to be introduced to the best New Tab/Start Page since the beginning of Google Chrome? Well you better get ready because it’s coming! Actually, it has already been around for several months now and has built quite a user base of “currently” over 120,000 users. The extension is called Currently and it is a fast loading “theme” for your New Tab page.

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How To Become A Chrome Power User, Part 2: Bookmarks, Settings & Extensions

3rd April, 2013

Google Chrome has built a huge user base that other competing browsers could only dream about. And although there are still some good alternatives, Chrome still has won many of us over. If you’ve coming here from part one of this series, welcome! If this is the first article you’re reading, you don’t have to read part one first as this one can stand alone by itself. That said, you still should read it as using keyboard shortcuts is a huge asset to Chrome.

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How To Become A Chrome Power User, Part 1 – Master The Keyboard

2nd April, 2013

Google Chrome for some time has been the browser of choice for many and although the majority of our web browsers can do some pretty impressive things, Chrome has continued to snatch up power users, one after another. I was one. And when we asked you, our readers, why you prefer the browser you use, the answer was clear that Google Chrome reigns among the MakeUseOf readership as well.

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20 Evernote Search Features You Should Be Using

30th March, 2013

It’s one thing to use Evernote, but it’s entirely another thing to master Evernote. If you’re new to Evernote, I don’t want to come across like it’s something complicated – it’s not, in fact, it’s the complete opposite. But there is a lot to Evernote – more than most of its users probably don’t take advantage of. My goal in this article is to help you understand the search tools available in Evernote.

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KustomNote: Experience Evernote Like Never Before With Custom Templates

28th March, 2013

There often isn’t a lot mentioned about the actual organization within notes. Evernote provides the basic tools in its simple text editing interface, but wouldn’t it be nice to create more of a structured environment within Evernote? That is possible, but it’s not the easiest of tasks and is rather cumbersome. There’s an easier way – KustomNote.

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How To Use LinkedIn To Research Your Next Job

26th March, 2013

LinkedIn is one of the greatest resources we have at our fingertips for finding jobs. And yet it still seems that people often forget to include it in their job searching process. There might be several reasons, but perhaps one of the main ones is that people simply don’t know how to use it. If […]

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Why You Should Be Using Evernote As Your Go-To Place For Remembering Everything

23rd March, 2013

Remember Everything. That’s the Evernote motto and that’s what it allows you to do best. If you aren’t familiar yet with Evernote, you’re in for a real treat! If you have heard of it, but never really understood what the big hype was about it – my goal is that you will, after this article. Evernote is a cloud-based service that allows you to save anything you want and then easily find it.

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5 Tools For Backing Up & Downloading Your Facebook Photos

21st March, 2013

Facebook has for a long time been the place where we post our photos online. Why? Because it’s a convenient place where everyone we know can see what we’re up to. But what about an easy way to make sure those photos are safe should anything happen to Facebook or our own profile? Thankfully, there are several tools you can use.

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Songdrop: Your Free & Favorite Song-Saving Service You Didn’t Even Know About Until Now

19th March, 2013

The streaming music all of us listen to is scattered throughout the web, so when you want to listen to that one song that you can’t remember the name of, but saved it somewhere online… it could take a while, and that’s if you saved it. Songdrop, which we covered previously in the MakeUseOf Directory, is your solution to this problem.

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Getting A New Computer, Part 4: How To Properly Protect Your Laptop

16th March, 2013

A lot of research is involved in choosing the right computer. Should you go with a laptop or desktop? If you decide on a laptop, how do you choose which one? In all of these decisions, I’m sorry to say that you’re not even done if you’ve decided on a laptop and which one to get. In this article we will cover the security measures you should take with your new laptop.

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Getting A New Computer, Part 3: Essential Programs & How To Efficiently Install Them

14th March, 2013

One of the great things about a new computer is that you get to reassess what programs you really need and even try new ones that perhaps you haven’t tried because you already had a comparable alternative. In this article we’ll explore some programs you must have on any computer and the best way to go about acquiring those programs – because there’s a much better way than visiting each individual program’s download page.

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Getting A New Computer, Part 2: Things You Must Do Before Starting To Use It

12th March, 2013

The first thing you probably want to do when you get that new computer is jump right into using it. But hold on! There are some things that you must do and take care of before you get to that point. In this article, the second in the Getting A New Computer series, we will cover the first things you must do before starting to use your new computer for those everyday tasks.

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Getting A New Computer, Part 1: How To Transition From Your Old PC To Your New One

9th March, 2013

Ahhh! The joy of a new computer! An opportunity to start fresh and leave all the worries of your slow, dusty, old computer in the past. However, whether you’ve just purchased a new computer or are thinking about it, it is crucial to start out with it the right way in order to have the best experience possible. There are several aspects in doing this, all of which will be covered in this series of 4 articles. This is the first article in the series.

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Everything You Need To Know About Uploading Videos To YouTube

7th March, 2013

One of the best websites that we have available to us is YouTube. You can find a vast amount of content from useful information to cute and funny videos, like kittens. So what if you want to post videos of your own kittens, but don’t know the ins and outs of YouTube? Fear no more – after reading this article you will be an expert in everything YouTube.