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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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Piriform’s Suite of Tools Puts You In Control Of PC Maintanence [Windows]

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Piriform’s Suite of Tools Puts You In Control Of PC Maintanence [Windows]

Individual tools such as CCleaner and Defraggler have received their fair share of attention here at MUO, and deservingly so. As a bigger picture, Piriform (the brains behind those two pieces of software and others) has really solidified their name in the world of PC maintenance and optimization, and they continue to push out awesome tools that remain updated. For years, these guys have kept our systems in top shape.

Craig Snyder September 25, 2012 25-09-2012
Piriform’s Suite of Tools Puts You In Control Of PC Maintanence [Windows]
The 2 Best Sites For Finding Public Ventrilo Servers

Gaming

The 2 Best Sites For Finding Public Ventrilo Servers

Though often viewed as obsolete next to newer software like Mumble, Ventrilo is still my favorite way to communicate with friends in (and sometimes out if) online gaming. It’s a VOIP software that I’m incredibly comfortable with and it takes no more than 5 minutes to learn to use. One of the major inconveniences of the Ventrilo platform is finding a server to do your venting on in the first place.

Craig Snyder September 23, 2012 23-09-2012
The 2 Best Sites For Finding Public Ventrilo Servers
Is There Anything Left For Facebook Alternatives? [Opinion]

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Is There Anything Left For Facebook Alternatives? [Opinion]

Being #1 is tough. For any sports fans out there, Facebook is the Patriots, Yankees, and Heat of its kind. The social network is so methodically “good” to the point that we’re ready to jump on the bandwagon of anyone willing to come close to knocking it off. Remember when Google+ first broke news? The Internet was going nuts, buzzing with rumors that Facebook would finally be put to rest.

Craig Snyder September 21, 2012 21-09-2012
Is There Anything Left For Facebook Alternatives? [Opinion]
Is Free-To-Play Killing Competitive Online Gaming? [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Is Free-To-Play Killing Competitive Online Gaming? [MUO Gaming]

Who in their right mind would actually complain about something being free, right? That’s a hard question to pin an answer on, but I’ll bet that there are some very high-skilled online gamers who would be able to present quite an argument. The landscape of online gaming (and MMOs in particular) has felt such a significant shake in the past couple of years.

Craig Snyder September 18, 2012 18-09-2012
Is Free-To-Play Killing Competitive Online Gaming? [MUO Gaming]
MyImgur Lets You Use The Best Image Host Right From Your Desktop [Windows]

Windows

MyImgur Lets You Use The Best Image Host Right From Your Desktop [Windows]

Hugely thanks to internet superpower Reddit, Imgur is definitely regarded as the web’s most elite all-purpose image host. The website’s emergence took a huge chunk out of similar sites like Tinypic. Imgur just does free image hosting better. The look and feel of the uploading interface is so much nicer than other sites in the same class and it’ll definitely help when you aren’t barraging users with ads.

Craig Snyder September 14, 2012 14-09-2012
MyImgur Lets You Use The Best Image Host Right From Your Desktop [Windows]
Power Up Your Copy & Paste Functions With These 2 Tools [Windows]

Windows

Power Up Your Copy & Paste Functions With These 2 Tools [Windows]

There are a lot of ways to trick out your Windows clipboard. Some of the most common revolve around the idea of extending the clipboard so that it can hold numerous different things for you to paste. We’ve done an article before about some of the best clipboard managers, so if that interests you then check those out.

Craig Snyder September 11, 2012 11-09-2012
Power Up Your Copy & Paste Functions With These 2 Tools [Windows]
The 3 Best Websites to Create Shortened URL Bundles

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The 3 Best Websites to Create Shortened URL Bundles

With Twitter being the main credit to its success, URL shortening is a trend that popped up recently and is probably here to stay. A newer twist that I’ve noticed emerging are URL bundles, a way to take multiple links, crunch them through this special and new kind of URL shortener, and have the service generate a single URL to represent those multiple links.

Craig Snyder September 9, 2012 09-09-2012
The 3 Best Websites to Create Shortened URL Bundles
Clover 2 Turns Windows Explorer Into Google Chrome [Windows]

Windows

Clover 2 Turns Windows Explorer Into Google Chrome [Windows]

Since XP, and it seems that it’ll continue on through 8, one of my biggest gripes about the Windows OS is how inefficient and unstable Windows Explorer proves to be. And so far, with what I’ve seen in Windows 8, the visual “enhancements” continue to get worse and worse. Luckily, third parties step in where Microsoft seems to have failed every now and then.

Craig Snyder September 7, 2012 07-09-2012
Clover 2 Turns Windows Explorer Into Google Chrome [Windows]
How To Stream Live Video to Your Twitch.TV Channel

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How To Stream Live Video to Your Twitch.TV Channel

Launched in June of last year, the world of online gaming needed a portal to livestream events and Justin.TV’s secondary niche website, Twitch.TV, serves today as just that. What if you’re just a guy sitting at home who wants to stream yourself playing an emulator or MMO? After getting such an urge myself, I had to find this out. Tucked away on their forums, I managed to find that information.

Craig Snyder September 4, 2012 04-09-2012
How To Stream Live Video to Your Twitch.TV Channel
Notee Helps You Keep Your Schedule Synchronized To Desktop Or Web [Windows / Mac OS X]

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Notee Helps You Keep Your Schedule Synchronized To Desktop Or Web [Windows / Mac OS X]

Another area where Evernote isn’t as effective is if you’re looking to keep a schedule. Natively, Evernote doesn’t support any calendar integration or agenda features, so I’d recommend other software. The tool that I’m going to show you today, Notee, can’t be put on the same elite pedestal as Evernote but it manages to pick up where Evernote falls a little short.

Craig Snyder September 2, 2012 02-09-2012
Notee Helps You Keep Your Schedule Synchronized To Desktop Or Web [Windows / Mac OS X]
4 Digital Distribution Gaming Clients You Might Like More Than Steam [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

4 Digital Distribution Gaming Clients You Might Like More Than Steam [MUO Gaming]

Although we’ve been taught to worship anything Steam’s Gabe Newell pushes out at us, it’s very important to remember that you have other options to explore. I won’t argue that anything beats Steam’s annual sale during the summer, but make sure you keep your eyes open. Although Steam’s community is unrivaled, there are a lot of other desktop and laptop clients that will allow you to buy, download, and manage your digital copies of games.

Craig Snyder August 31, 2012 31-08-2012
4 Digital Distribution Gaming Clients You Might Like More Than Steam [MUO Gaming]
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