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Aaron Couch

/ Joined 15 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.

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5 Tools For Backing Up & Downloading Your Facebook Photos

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5 Tools For Backing Up & Downloading Your Facebook Photos

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.

Aaron Couch March 21, 2013 21-03-2013
5 Tools For Backing Up & Downloading Your Facebook Photos
Songdrop: Your Free & Favorite Song-Saving Service You Didn’t Even Know About Until Now

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

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.

Aaron Couch March 19, 2013 19-03-2013
Songdrop: Your Free & Favorite Song-Saving Service You Didn’t Even Know About Until Now
Getting A New Computer, Part 4: How To Properly Protect Your Laptop

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

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.

Aaron Couch March 16, 2013 16-03-2013
Getting A New Computer, Part 4: How To Properly Protect Your Laptop
Getting A New Computer, Part 3: Essential Programs & How To Efficiently Install Them

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

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.

Aaron Couch March 14, 2013 14-03-2013
Getting A New Computer, Part 3: Essential Programs & How To Efficiently Install Them
Getting A New Computer, Part 2: Things You Must Do Before Starting To Use It

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

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.

Aaron Couch March 12, 2013 12-03-2013
Getting A New Computer, Part 2: Things You Must Do Before Starting To Use It
Getting a New Computer, Part 1: How to Transition From Your Old PC to Your New One

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Getting a New Computer, Part 1: How to Transition From Your Old PC to Your New One

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.

Aaron Couch March 9, 2013 09-03-2013
Getting a New Computer, Part 1: How to Transition From Your Old PC to Your New One
Everything You Need To Know About Uploading Videos To YouTube

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Everything You Need To Know About Uploading Videos To YouTube

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.

Aaron Couch March 7, 2013 07-03-2013
Everything You Need To Know About Uploading Videos To YouTube
Get Your Finances In Order With 9 Financial Web Tools

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Get Your Finances In Order With 9 Financial Web Tools

Money is something that we all want more of, but to get more of it requires us to do two things – bring more in or spend less. Preferably both. But how do you do that? Budgeting plays a huge role in helping to keep that money in your pocket, and thankfully there are a lot of online tools to help do this. Now, should you use all of these? Probably not, as you might be more confused than you already are.

Aaron Couch March 5, 2013 05-03-2013
Get Your Finances In Order With 9 Financial Web Tools
Tools & Techniques For When You Must Leave Your Laptop Alone In Public

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Tools & Techniques For When You Must Leave Your Laptop Alone In Public

Ideally we would never leave our laptops from our sight, especially in public. And there are definitely areas like airports and public transit where you should never consider it an option. But since becoming a tech writer, I’ve found that public areas, specifically coffee shops, are great for working. And because I’m in coffee shops 400% (yes, I did the math…) more than I used to be, I’ve noticed the need to occasionally leave my spot to go somewhere.

Aaron Couch March 2, 2013 02-03-2013
Tools & Techniques For When You Must Leave Your Laptop Alone In Public
9 Tools To Save What You Read On The Web For Later

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9 Tools To Save What You Read On The Web For Later

Have you ever gone back searching the Internet for something you read and just couldn’t find it? I think we all have – it’s quite frustrating. The problem comes when we don’t take the time to save what we want to go back and look at. Although, that’s not the only problem – it also can be if you just don’t know what to use. there are some excellent tools that are free as well and work practically flawlessly.

Aaron Couch February 28, 2013 28-02-2013
9 Tools To Save What You Read On The Web For Later
Double The Cloud Power: How To Sync Files Across Storage Services

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Double The Cloud Power: How To Sync Files Across Storage Services

Being able to sync from our many devices to the Cloud is an awesome benefit of modern computing. We’re able to take our files with us on mobile devices, access them from other computers without the need of a device like a flash drive or SD card, and it’s an excellent solution for backing up that data that we can’t live without. Speaking of backing up that data, one of the best, but seldom used, ways to use cloud storage services is to create a redundancy backup system.

Aaron Couch February 23, 2013 23-02-2013
Double The Cloud Power: How To Sync Files Across Storage Services
How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks?

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How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks?

Just like anything, there are different levels of social media use. Some things are more severe than others. And, of course, something else that plays into it is how frequent these things occur and when they occur. Using social media isn’t bad – it is an incredible tool, but it can be easily overused. Here are some things that might indicate you are addicted and overusing social media.

Aaron Couch February 21, 2013 21-02-2013
How Do You Know When You’re Overdosing On Social Networks?
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