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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We’ve all been there, some more than others, but at one point or another we’ve all had to convert a file. But whether we knew how to or not, was the question. Sometimes with this sort of thing it’s simply the lack of knowledge of what to use. The other common issue is how to […]
There is something nice about being able to blog from your desktop and simply clicking “submit” and then having it appear on your blog. Of course since you are creating it locally on your computer you’re also able to save it locally, which for many bloggers is a plus – backups are always nice, especially when you don’t have to think about it. Windows Live Writer (WLW) can do that and more.
Have you ever received an email and wondered if it was legitimate or not? Or maybe you have corresponded with someone and were curious to know more about them. Of course you could ask, but it might come across awkward or simply off-topic to what is being discussed. Plus, do you really want to ask each person you encounter online through email what their social accounts are, what they do, where they’re from and so on? Likely not.
Are you constantly being asked for computer help? Or perhaps you’re the one doing the asking. Either way, seeing and controlling screens remotely can save time and confusion on both ends. Remote access programs aren’t just for helping someone or being helped with a computer problem, they can also be very beneficial in assisting in holding meetings over the computer without actually meeting in person.
Portable applications are no secret – they have grown in popularity as their benefits continually become more well known. PortableApps.com should be given a lot of credit for this. Sure there are several portable application suites available, but PortableApps.com has contributed a great amount to how portable applications are being used. In fact, I hadn’t heard of portable applications in general until I discovered PortableApps.com.
With eBooks on the rise, eReaders, specifically Amazon’s Kindle, are becoming more and more popular. If you have a Kindle are you aware that you can do more than just reading on it? There are many other features included with the Kindle that you can take advantage of to make your reading experience even more […]
Paperless – a term that is used quite often now days. But what does it mean? And to what extent does it apply? Certainly we all still use paper to some degree despite the advancements in technology, so how can we go completely paperless? Well, the truth is, there will likely always be some form of paper, but the problem doesn’t lie in using paper itself.
You may have already heard about the brand new, and currently free, release of Office 2013 (also codenamed Office 15). If not, now you have! And better yet, it’s available to anyone to download and try. So why should you upgrade to the new Office from your previous version which you have finally become familiar with?
Filling out forms online is something we all do. Whether it’s checking out our purchase on an online store, signing up for the online store, logging into an online store or adding new information to the online store. There isn’t one of you who hasn’t ever had to fill out an online form. It takes so long doesn’t it? There’s good news though, in fact, I feel it’s great news. There are tools that you can use to automatically fill in these forms.
How many photos would you say you have? More than a hundred? Six hundred? A thousand? Pictures are a big part of all of our lives, but there is else something which is equally important and that is where those precious pictures are stored. You likely keep the majority of them on your computer (although more and more, we are relying on smartphones). But what happens when you add them to your computer? Do you organize them?
There are a lot of ways to collaborate online these days, but few offer a way to collaborate while talking to and/or seeing who your collaborating with. LiveMinutes does this and so much more. LiveMinutes’ motto is “we make meetings memorable” and their features do just that. When you sign up, LiveMinutes walks you through their very thorough tutorial, so instead I will just touch upon the primary features.
Are you a blogger? What about a blogger of multiple blogs? If you have several blogs to share and all of the popular social networks (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to share them on, you might be a bit overwhelmed. However, there are some excellent services to assist you with this process. I will show you both what the services themselves look like, as well as how the shared blog post appears.
If you have an e-reader, you will know how convenient eBooks are. I have a Kindle and I love it. It makes reading anywhere a breeze and I read a lot more too. However, the easy purchasing of eBooks and sending them right to your e-reader can also be a negative — even just $6-10 per book can add up pretty quickly. The solution to this is borrowing them. But how?
If you have files on your computer, you need to backup. Plain and simple. Many of us are familiar with backing up and there are lots of methods and programs to use. Another aspect that is somewhat different from backing up is synchronizing files. This means that you are duplicating files from one folder to another and vice versa. SyncToy, which has been previously covered on MakeUseOf once before, is from Microsoft and is a free program.
We all edit images to some degree. Whether it’s a simple crop or resize, or maybe just adding some text, it’s nice to have an image editor that is reliable, fast, easy to navigate and assists you in getting the job done quickly. There are a lot of fancy image editors available such as the well-known Adobe Photoshop and even the quite popular GIMP. These are full-fledge image editors however, and often more than what the average user needs.