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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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.
Whether you just graduated, are returning to school or are looking for a new job, within or outside your career, you need a resume. But not just a resume. You need a great resume. One which will stand out among the rest and help you land that job which you’re hoping will make some positive impact on your life. Lastly, you might be thinking “Writing a resume has nothing to do with technology.” Au contraire. It has everything to do with technology.
As writers, there are a lot of tools at our disposal. And since I’m also interested in technology, I’m constantly finding applications and techniques that are helpful. I wanted to keep it simple by providing only web-based apps. That is, tools that don’t need to be installed in a browser and will work across all platforms. The categories these fit in are distraction-free writing, blogging, research, note taking and creating time blocks.
Advanced SystemCare is an all-in-one computer tool. It can remove software no longer needed, delete junk files that bog down your computer’s hard drive and fix registry issues, as well as tons more. Literally, tons. So much that it is practically impossible and certainly impractical to list everything it can do in this article. Instead what I will cover are the updates which have been added.
For the longest time I’ve struggled with time management, and in some aspects I still do. One of my many methods in “overcoming” my lack of time management was to use task management applications. I began to realize the problem didn’t lie in the task management app itself, but more within the device I was using to access the app – my computer. In my own experience, if you’re addicted to the computer like I am, task management apps can only worsen the problem.
File backup is not a new conversation or topic by any means. If you search Google for “file backup” you will likely be overwhelmed by services and articles on the topic. It is a vast market and there is a lot to choose from. Within this market, however, only a few stand out. We know most of them: Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and others like Mozy, SpiderOak, and on and on. Among all of those there is still one that rises above the rest and that is SugarSync.
Microsoft occupies the majority of the personal computing market, and much of the business market as well. It’s seen its downfalls though, too. There have been many products that it has launched that have only left me disappointed and frustrated. However, in the recent years, it seems Microsoft has gotten their act together with many of their products. Improvements will always be needed and made; however compared to what these past products were, they’ve improved tremendously.
Coding. A topic that is avoided by many. There are an abundance of free resources and tools, all of which are available online. Sure you could take some courses on the topic at a nearby community college, and you might still want to. However, if you’re on a budget, have limited time or just simply want an additional source of quality education, these websites can be a tremendous help.
Craigslist has become the go-to site for anyone looking to buy, sell, hire, be hired, etc. However, at the same time, it has the reputation of attracting “sketchy” people. But this article isn’t just about using Craigslist. It’s about getting the best results, and that can be hard no matter how savvy you are. However, I have had quite a bit of success in a number of areas, which I attribute to a number of things that I have done.
It’s frustrating isn’t it when you can’t find that file? When you’ve searched every folder imaginable on your computer, and somehow it got lost….or worse, deleted. Now, there are excellent search tools for Windows that allow you to find your files, but they only work if you know the name of the file. And you don’t want to open up a program to find every file and folder that you need. It’s just nice to have things neat and easy to access whenever you need them.
Your desktop is a mess. Admit it. Just like a desk with papers all over, a messy computer desktop is far from productive. Plus, it just doesn’t look nice. If you’re having issues finding the recycle bin on your desktop, it’s probably a sign from the Computer Gods that you need to change things up a bit. This doesn’t just mean removing a couple icons here or there, but instead starting with a clean slate…er….desktop.
Have you ever wanted to find that one link you posted on Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn, but couldn’t seem to find it anywhere?! It’s frustrating. You might say “well, bookmark it!” And that’s good advice. But the thing is that we often think of that later. After reading an article, you might bookmark it, but you may also just share it to a social network. So, how do you find it? Delicious.
Have you ever wanted to drive everyone crazy on your social networks? For a long time this has been a goal of mine that I have aspired for. It takes a lot of hard work, persistence and dedication, but the result is very worth it. That result is causing resentment among all your online contacts on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
What do you use to manage your music library? iTunes certainly is the popular choice, even on Windows. There are other options like Winamp, Songbird, Mediamonkey and Foobar just to name a few. I stumbled across MusicBee — a powerful, but easy-to-use media player for your music. What attracted me to it was that it was something new (or at least new to me). What kept me, though, were the impressive features.