Craig Snyder

Joined 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.

Feel free to contact at csnyder@makeuseof.com

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Google Search

12 Alternate Looks To Your Google Search Homepage

15th April, 2012

Google is Google, and we know it by that all-white search page and multicolored logo. Isn’t it a little bit bright and harsh on the eyes, though? In this post, I’m going to try to fix that for you. I’m here to put you on to a list of Google Search pages that change the color scheme and design of your homepage.

eXtra Buttons

Use eXtra Buttons To Completely Control The Windows Of All Applications [Windows]

13th April, 2012

For quite a long while, I was a big Minime enthusiast. I’ve got some major OCD and I hate having windows constantly cluttering my taskbar, so I like to tuck them away into my system tray. However, there’s a lot more flexibility that Windows should offer by default (in my opinion). I want to have more control over my applications, more than just the ability to maximize or minimize them. eXtra Buttons offers exactly that.

NANY 2012

3 Cool & Useful Programs From NANY 2012

10th April, 2012

If you’re not familiar with NANY 2012, it’s this year’s annual application coding competition held by the guys over at DonationCoder.com. Entering the event means that you’re putting your effective, free piece of software out to the public to show your generosity. Out of this year’s results, I’d like to share three of my favorites and explain their functionality.

cyberpowergiveaway

CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXi220 Review and Giveaway

9th April, 2012

Everyone knows that a hardcore gamer should probably build their dream PC from the ground up. But do you really have to? We’re giving away a CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXi220 worth $1050!

Forms

Automate Repetitive Forms And Registrations In A Snap With Autofill Forms [Firefox]

8th April, 2012

If there’s any downside to working online, it’d have to be the repetitive tasks that hit you in the face on a daily basis. That same burden weighs on those of us who use the Internet on our personal time. Who wants to be constantly filling out the same exact signup information on every new website they visit? It’s a waste of time and it isn’t necessary. Luckily, if you use Firefox, there’s a very simple solution.

Windows 8

A Handy Keyboard Shortcuts List For The Upcoming Microsoft Windows 8

6th April, 2012

Not having to reach for your mouse to do the most routine task is one huge benefit I enjoy every day. That’s because I’ve memorized my list of Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts, and I use applications like Fingertips. Though there have been so many changes to the perspective of personal computing since Windows 7 was dropped, Windows 8 did a good job in recognizing that these are important.

Text to Speech

5 Websites To Instantly Convert Text To Speech

3rd April, 2012

Text to speech (and the inverse, in instances like Dragon Naturally Speaking) is a brilliant technology that can be used in a lot of different ways. Ever since Windows’ Microsoft Sam, text to speech has been pretty accessible to your desktop commoner. Speech to text is usually the more popular sister to this technology, but can text to speech actually be used for any real benefit?

Music

3 Sites To Study The Roots Of Your Favorite Artists & Songs

1st April, 2012

Life without music is a life that would be much less enjoyable for most of us. Even before smartphones and iPods, we were finding ways to listen to our favorite songs everywhere we go through classics like the Walkman. Some people just can’t be pulled off of their headphones or earbuds. As we grow older, our musical tastes begin to transform and branch out a little more. At 22, I’m going through that phase.

Goblin

Manage Addons For WoW & Other Games With Curse Client

30th March, 2012

One little tool that doesn’t get enough shine in the MMO community is the Curse Client. The Curse client is Curse, bundled all up in one little program, that will allow instant access to installing mods and managing your games. I just started using it last week and I’ve been thoroughly impressed.

Scrabble Solver

3 Online Tools To Defend Yourself Against Cheaters At Word Games

27th March, 2012

Don’t you just hate it when you’re in the middle of a great Words With Friends game and someone manages to luck out with a word like “atropine”? Maybe it’s only frustrating when the rest of their words up until that point were elementary level. Either way, cheating sucks. The only thing that sucks more than cheating is wanting to cheat and not knowing how to. Sometimes you’ve got to fight fire with fire.

Altitude

Altitude: 2D Side-Scrolling Airplane Shooter Game [MUO Gaming]

25th March, 2012

There aren’t many quality 2D games around anymore. People seem to think that because the 3D technology is available to us, that it’s the only design platform we should use. Erik and Karl of Nimbly Games seem to think much differently, and I appreciate that. That appreciation and the quality of this game has me wanting to share it with you.

Eye Strain

Let EyeLeo Prevent Eye Strain While Using Your PC

23rd March, 2012

You never get your eyes back. They’re sort of like your teeth. Once they go bad, there’s really no natural recovery. You can eat carrots all day long, but if you’re staring directly at your monitor for hours each day it won’t really matter. EyeLeo strives to make sure that we keep our eyes healthy

Measuring Cup

10 Single-Serving Sites That Are Useful, Funny, Or Weird

20th March, 2012

A single-serving website is a website that serves a single purpose. This same website usually contains just a single page. They are very narrowly-targeted and typically come attached to a vanity domain name. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain us and see where they go. Some single-serving websites have become huge due to their very simple, unique nature.

Emoticon

Make Your Plaintext Emoticons Snazzy Using Emojicons

18th March, 2012

Whether our IM client or SMS interface converts them to graphical smilies or not, every single one of us has typed out an emoticon before. There’s so much more possibility when it comes to textually expressing those feelings. It’s time for you to learn how to show some real, unique emotion online!

IM Clients

3 Revisited & 3 New Web-Based IM Clients For Chatting On The Go

16th March, 2012

As we jump into the world of mobiles, web-based clients are slowly becoming obsolete while everyone hoards apps onto their tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean that we’ve all stopped bumming usage of our buddies’ laptops though! Rather than installing the client, these web-based solutions really help.