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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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5 Websites To Instantly Convert Text To Speech

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5 Websites To Instantly Convert Text To Speech

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?

03-04-2012
5 Websites To Instantly Convert Text To Speech
3 Sites To Study The Roots Of Your Favorite Artists & Songs

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

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.

01-04-2012
3 Sites To Study The Roots Of Your Favorite Artists & Songs
3 Online Tools To Defend Yourself Against Cheaters At Word Games

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3 Online Tools To Defend Yourself Against Cheaters At Word Games

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.

27-03-2012
3 Online Tools To Defend Yourself Against Cheaters At Word Games
Let EyeLeo Prevent Eye Strain While Using Your PC

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Let EyeLeo Prevent Eye Strain While Using Your PC

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

23-03-2012
Let EyeLeo Prevent Eye Strain While Using Your PC
10 Single-Serving Sites That Are Useful, Funny, Or Weird

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

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.

20-03-2012
10 Single-Serving Sites That Are Useful, Funny, Or Weird
Make Your Plaintext Emoticons Snazzy Using Emojicons

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Make Your Plaintext Emoticons Snazzy Using Emojicons

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!

18-03-2012
Make Your Plaintext Emoticons Snazzy Using Emojicons
4 Interesting Countdowns For 2012 & How To Make Your Own

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4 Interesting Countdowns For 2012 & How To Make Your Own

Like every year, there are some big events happening in 2012 and you should stay on top of them. What’s better than to have your own virtual countdown playing as a constant reminder of a looming day? Sometimes a simple calendar doesn’t do the trick for the visual person like me. Seeing those days tick off really gets me prepared and, depending on what’s happening, builds up a little excitement.

13-03-2012
4 Interesting Countdowns For 2012 & How To Make Your Own
4 Portable Application Sites & Suites You May Not Know About

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4 Portable Application Sites & Suites You May Not Know About

At MakeUseOf, we have provided you with countless articles on perfecting your USB flash drive with portable applications. If you’ve yet to see our Best Portable Apps page, you need to give it a look. Portable software can really change the way you work and enjoy your personal Internet experience. I don’t go anywhere without 16GB of portable goodness on me. It’s as essential as my keys or wallet.

11-03-2012
4 Portable Application Sites & Suites You May Not Know About
6 Websites That Will Bring You Back To The ’90s

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6 Websites That Will Bring You Back To The ’90s

Oh, man. I may have a biased opinion, being born in ’89, but were the ’90s not incredible? Nostalgia just drives me nuts and the ’90s felt like the peak of music, movies, gaming, and the blossoming of the Internet. Maybe that’s just reminiscing and wishing I was still a kid, but I know some of you agree with me, right? Vanilla Ice, Nickolodeon, Super Nintendo, pop music, less-corporate Internet; how could you not love that?

09-03-2012
6 Websites That Will Bring You Back To The ’90s
Review: What’s New In Minecraft 1.2 [MUO Gaming]

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Review: What’s New In Minecraft 1.2 [MUO Gaming]

With snapshots being released on an every-other-day basis, Minecraft 1.2 is right around the corner. Looking at the list of updates cited on the official Minecraft wiki, it seems like this update is quite sizable in comparison to 1.1. March’s eventual update should leave many happy and few disappointed, with mob AI updates, new creatures, varying new item drops, and more.

06-03-2012
Review: What’s New In Minecraft 1.2 [MUO Gaming]
Is Minecraft Really That Great? [Opinion]

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Is Minecraft Really That Great? [Opinion]

Minecraft is quite possibly the most viral and addictive indie game that we’ve ever come to see. Who knew that a concept as elementary as playing with toy blocks could become such a sensation? I play it, you or your friends probably play it, and more than 20 million people worldwide have legally purchased an account. Are we overrating this game though? Is Minecraft getting a little too much credit?

04-03-2012
Is Minecraft Really That Great? [Opinion]
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