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Craig Snyder

/ Joined 25 October, 2011

Craig is a web entrepreneur, affiliate marketer, and blogger from Florida. You can find more interesting stuff and keep in touch with him on Facebook.

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mp3DirectCut Lets You Manipulate MP3 Files In Almost Every Way [Windows & Linux]

Linux Windows

mp3DirectCut Lets You Manipulate MP3 Files In Almost Every Way [Windows & Linux]

Every so often I stumble across a piece of software that will eventually end up on every computer that I touch from there on. Such names would be Dropbox, Spotify, uTorrent, Skype, Steam, and so on. One of the lesser-known applications that belong in this same category for me is mp3DirectCut. While audio software like Audacity isn’t foreign to most of us, this little tool has some major advantages.

29-07-2012
mp3DirectCut Lets You Manipulate MP3 Files In Almost Every Way [Windows & Linux]
Switch Between Startup Configuration Profiles With StartupSelector [Windows]

Windows

Switch Between Startup Configuration Profiles With StartupSelector [Windows]

I’m a little old-fashioned in the sense that I prefer to use my desktop computer when it comes to just about anything online. No laptops or tablets for me, just a nice comfortable seat at a desk and a powerful desktop that can get me through the day and then some. One problem with using a single computer so regularly is that it can be a little tough to transition between “modes.”

27-07-2012
Switch Between Startup Configuration Profiles With StartupSelector [Windows]
WinISO: A Complete ISO Workbench [Giveaway]

Windows

WinISO: A Complete ISO Workbench [Giveaway]

Fans of disc management software like Daemon Tools and UltraISO will be able to appreciate WinISO, a tool that combines the features of being able to create, extract, and edit ISO files while also giving you the ability to virtually mount and burn image files to a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray. We’ll be giving away 25 copies of WinISO Standard 6 (retails for $29.95) this week, at a total value of nearly $750! Interested? Read through this article to get familiarzed with the features of this software and check out the bottom of this article for participation instructions.

26-07-2012
WinISO: A Complete ISO Workbench [Giveaway]
Soft2Base Automatically Updates 61 Popular Windows Applications

Windows

Soft2Base Automatically Updates 61 Popular Windows Applications

iOS and other platforms come built around automatic updates to core functionality and additional software that you should install. That’s one huge benefit of having the App Store. Windows isn’t quite there yet. However, that hasn’t kept certain third-party developers from molding that sort of a feature for you. As mentioned before, Ninite makes that easy on you. Soft2Base makes it even easier, and I’ll show you how today.

26-07-2012
Soft2Base Automatically Updates 61 Popular Windows Applications
Look Forward To A New Twist On The MOBA Genre With SMITE [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Look Forward To A New Twist On The MOBA Genre With SMITE [MUO Gaming]

I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say that I was just a little bit obsessed with League of Legends. It’s one of the most fun and competitive games I’ve ever played over the Internet, and it’s not the only game of its kind. League of Legends acts as a successor to the late DotA (though now, there is Dota 2). LoL and Dota 2 really stand alone in the realm of Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (or MOBA).

24-07-2012
Look Forward To A New Twist On The MOBA Genre With SMITE [MUO Gaming]
How To Create Fake Website Screenshots With Firebug

Browsers

How To Create Fake Website Screenshots With Firebug

When you think of faked or edited screenshots, programs like Photoshop probably pop into your mind. I’ve never been very creative when it comes to design and graphical work, so that’s nearly out of the question for me. If you’re trying to swap faces in a picture, you’ll need to learn how to use programs like that. If you’re trying to do something like change the text in a Facebook conversation, there’s no need. All you need is Firebug and a PrtScrn key.

20-07-2012
How To Create Fake Website Screenshots With Firebug
Xfire vs. Raptr: Which Should You Use To Track PC Gaming?

Gaming

Xfire vs. Raptr: Which Should You Use To Track PC Gaming?

Statistics, metrics, and achievements. This is what new-age gaming has taught the average person to look forward to. In the early ’90s, PC gaming was nearly non-existent and a real shining achievement was being able to play through an entire NES game (no memory cards back then) without some freak accident happening, like your power cutting off. Things sure are different today.

17-07-2012
Xfire vs. Raptr: Which Should You Use To Track PC Gaming?
4 Things You Can Use Google Alerts To Monitor The Web For

Internet

4 Things You Can Use Google Alerts To Monitor The Web For

Some of you may have forgotten due to all of their recent developments and projects on the side, but Google is still a search engine at its core. With tens of millions of pages indexed, there’s no reason why Google shouldn’t be your go-to search solution over competitors like Yahoo! and Bing. One thing Google has always really excelled in is integrating features of their properties separate from Search, like Gmail, Plus, Blogger, Google Calendar, into Search.

15-07-2012
4 Things You Can Use Google Alerts To Monitor The Web For
2 Best Tools To Change Or Remove File Type Associations [Windows]

Windows

2 Best Tools To Change Or Remove File Type Associations [Windows]

Having unused file types associated with software that you don’t use isn’t a big deal, but some of us are a little OCD with our Windows. That’s fine, and we should have that control. Now, let me share with you two of my favorite pieces of software when it comes to switching up file types in Windows.

13-07-2012
2 Best Tools To Change Or Remove File Type Associations [Windows]
The 3 Best Unofficial NBA Sites To Get That Insider Information

Internet

The 3 Best Unofficial NBA Sites To Get That Insider Information

Having just wrapped up the 2011-2012 NBA season (with my home-state Miami Heat winning it all, I should mention), one of the hottest and most active times of the NBA year is upon us – the offseason. Rumors begin to fly, free agency starts going nuts, and the smaller and more niche basketball sites are able to weasel their way up amongst the elite by offering quality information, speculation, and entertainment.

10-07-2012
The 3 Best Unofficial NBA Sites To Get That Insider Information
Force Specific Applications To Use Different Internet Connections With ForceBindIP [Windows]

Windows

Force Specific Applications To Use Different Internet Connections With ForceBindIP [Windows]

In my home, I’ve got several different devices that require a constant connection to the Internet. A lot of those same devices are pumping out constant throughput. As someone who tries to balance a life of personal computing, gaming, and business all (primarily) through a desktop, it’s tough having to flip-flop around. First world problems, right?

06-07-2012
Force Specific Applications To Use Different Internet Connections With ForceBindIP [Windows]
Backup4all Pro: A Complete Solution to Windows Backup [Giveaway]

Windows

Backup4all Pro: A Complete Solution to Windows Backup [Giveaway]

The world of backup software is very extensive and competitive on the Windows platform. Software like Backblaze, Crashplan, and Mozy are some of the most well-known proprietary titles in this area. Backup4all Pro is a different piece of software in the respect of how how much detail and control the user has over their backups and logs. After using it a bit, I’d recommend Backup4all Pro to any backup enthusiast, novice or not. Here at MakeUseOf, we’re going to be giving away 25 copies of one of the best all-around Windows backup solutions on the web, totaling at a cost of near $1250!

05-07-2012
Backup4all Pro: A Complete Solution to Windows Backup [Giveaway]
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