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Chris Hoffman

/ Joined 8 December, 2011

Chris Hoffman is a tech blogger and all-around technology addict living in Vancouver, BC. Connect with him on Google+ or Twitter.

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3 Ways To Run Android Apps On Windows

Android Windows

3 Ways To Run Android Apps On Windows

Interested in Android? You don’t have to buy a device or go to a physical electronics store (do those still exist?) to try it out. You can run individual Android apps and play with the latest versions of the Android operating system on Windows. Whether you want to try Android before you buy, experiment with the latest version of Android or sync apps between your Android device and your PC, these Windows programs have you covered.

09-01-2012
3 Ways To Run Android Apps On Windows
The Top 8+ Security & Privacy Extensions For The Chrome Browser

Browsers

The Top 8+ Security & Privacy Extensions For The Chrome Browser

Google’s Chrome Web Store hosts many extensions that can protect your security and privacy while using Chrome. Whether you want to block JavaScript, plug-ins, cookies and tracking scripts or force websites to encrypt your traffic, Chrome has an extension for you. We’ve written about security and privacy add-ons for Firefox in the past, but Chrome’s add-on ecosystem has taken longer to mature.

04-01-2012
The Top 8+ Security & Privacy Extensions For The Chrome Browser
Play Music Like An Audiophile With Foobar2000 [Windows]

Windows

Play Music Like An Audiophile With Foobar2000 [Windows]

Foobar2000 is the desktop music player of choice for audiophiles, tinkerers and anyone looking for a lightweight, efficient program. We have it listed on our page of the best Windows software for a reason, although it may not be obvious when you first install it. Foobar2000’s default interface is spartan and hides powerful features and nearly infinite customizability.

02-01-2012
Play Music Like An Audiophile With Foobar2000 [Windows]
5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]

Linux

5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]

We’ve previously written about Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment, which we touted as a “big leap forward” for Linux when it was introduced with Ubuntu 11.04. Unity was certainly a big leap in a new direction, but it left a lot of users behind. Luckily, Linux is all about choice and Ubuntu’s software repositories contain a variety of excellent alternatives to Unity.

28-12-2011
5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]
Secure Your Files: 3 Encrypted Dropbox Alternatives

Internet

Secure Your Files: 3 Encrypted Dropbox Alternatives

Dropbox brought cloud-based file synchronization and storage to the masses, but it’s been hindered by high-profile security problems. Fortunately, you have another option — an alternative service that secures your files with local encryption and decryption. The encryption keeps your files private, outwitting hackers and preventing rogue employees from snooping around.

26-12-2011
Secure Your Files: 3 Encrypted Dropbox Alternatives
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