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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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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]
Watch That You Don’t Fall For This Common “Referral Spam” Scam

Internet

Watch That You Don’t Fall For This Common “Referral Spam” Scam

Just this week, I noticed a very popular scam resurface and begin circulating around message boards and similar Internet communities. The Internet is filled with scammers and other bad people. Those of us with years of Internet experience know all about receiving emails relating to 419 scams. They are relentless. You should consider this to be the lower tier of online scams.

03-07-2012
Watch That You Don’t Fall For This Common “Referral Spam” Scam
5 Programs To Customize The Appearance of Windows & Toolbars [Windows]

Windows

5 Programs To Customize The Appearance of Windows & Toolbars [Windows]

Even in the latest version of Windows, Microsoft manages to (probably intentionally) leave out many thoughtful customization preferences when it comes to personalizing your visual experience. I’m not the type of guy who goes nuts over features like Metro and Aero. Even so, certain enhancements provide levels of functionality that are past that of just, “Oh, this looks nice.”

01-07-2012
5 Programs To Customize The Appearance of Windows & Toolbars [Windows]
2 Ways To Force DirectX Applications To Launch As Windowed Instead Of Fullscreen [Windows]

Gaming Windows

2 Ways To Force DirectX Applications To Launch As Windowed Instead Of Fullscreen [Windows]

If you want to casually play a game in a windowed mode where you can watch other things and talk to friends through email or IMs, you should be able to. Certain games (most often, ones made years ago) won’t allow us to do that. I’ll try to fix that problem for you and open you up to two different ways

29-06-2012
2 Ways To Force DirectX Applications To Launch As Windowed Instead Of Fullscreen [Windows]
Capture & Save Any Type Of Streaming Content Using Media Sniffer [Windows]

Windows

Capture & Save Any Type Of Streaming Content Using Media Sniffer [Windows]

When we find something we enjoy on the Internet, we often want to hoard it for ourselves and keep it forever (be it legal or not). The most frequent and obvious of this type of behavior is when people are begging to know how to save YouTube videos to their hard drive. You’ve probably done that once or twice by now through means of browser extension or a third-party website.

19-06-2012
Capture & Save Any Type Of Streaming Content Using Media Sniffer [Windows]
No Sequel, No Problem! Remaster Final Fantasy VII For PC Using Bootleg [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

No Sequel, No Problem! Remaster Final Fantasy VII For PC Using Bootleg [MUO Gaming]

Final Fantasy VII is arguably the greatest game (if not RPG) in console gaming history. Unfortunately, Square made it very clear recently that an FF7 remake is not a priority to them (after years of stringing it out and teasing us). All we’ve got to cling onto are breakoffs like Dirge of Cerberus, Ergheiz, and Advent Children.

15-06-2012
No Sequel, No Problem! Remaster Final Fantasy VII For PC Using Bootleg [MUO Gaming]
Postbox 3: Completely Replace Your Email Handler in Windows or Mac [Giveaway]

Windows Mac

Postbox 3: Completely Replace Your Email Handler in Windows or Mac [Giveaway]

Postbox is widely recognized as one of the most sleek and effective email clients for the Mac OS X platform. OS X has always been about simplifying the user experience and Postbox seems to follow this exact same philosophy, creating a brilliant marriage under that operating system. As we’ve done in the past, we’re offering 25 lucky readers a completely free copy of Postbox 3 (for Windows and Mac) at an overall value of $750! Read up and maybe you’ll be one of those lucky winners.

11-06-2012
Postbox 3: Completely Replace Your Email Handler in Windows or Mac [Giveaway]
3 Ways to Instantly Create a New Email Address for Yourself

Internet

3 Ways to Instantly Create a New Email Address for Yourself

There are a lot of different ways that you and I use the Internet and sometimes they should be kept separate. That includes email inboxes. It’s nice to keep your personal emails apart from your work emails. Sometimes, you may even want to separate emails from social networks or dating sites from other personal emails.

05-06-2012
3 Ways to Instantly Create a New Email Address for Yourself
2 Add-ons You Can Use To Help Manage Favicons [Firefox]

Browsers

2 Add-ons You Can Use To Help Manage Favicons [Firefox]

It’s awfully frustrating when you’ve got a website that you really love and would like to keep sitting in your bookmarks toolbar, but there’s no favicon attached to the website that would set it apart from any other bookmark. Honestly, that’s kept me from bookmarking and more frequently visiting a few websites. If you’ve got a popular website, you need a favicon.

03-06-2012
2 Add-ons You Can Use To Help Manage Favicons [Firefox]
2 Sites To Find The Best “Socially-Selected” Desktop Wallpaper

Internet

2 Sites To Find The Best “Socially-Selected” Desktop Wallpaper

It’s pretty difficult to find a quality wallpaper site anymore. There’s a ton of them, but many are packed full of plain, boring, “stock” wallpapers that you don’t want sitting on your desktop. There are many more that are filled with adware, risky pop-ups and pop-unders, and more. That’s not the kind of stuff I’m into.

01-06-2012
2 Sites To Find The Best “Socially-Selected” Desktop Wallpaper
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