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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Get Desktop RSS Update Notifications With Feed Notifier [Windows]

10th February, 2012

I work online, and when the Internet is your workplace then you know things move fast. You’ve got to keep up with trends and you’ve got to be on the ball or you might miss out on opportunities, excitement, or (in my case) money. Feed Notifier does a fantastic job of delivering RSS notifications more effectively than any software I’ve used. It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur or just someone who likes to keep up to date with the news.

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How To Automatically Join IRC Servers & Channels With HydraIRC

6th February, 2012

Last week, I made my attempt at welcoming newbies to the wonderful world of Internet Relay Chats. This week, we’re going to step things up to the next level for those of you who have decided that HydraIRC belongs in your taskbar. If you’re anything like me, you feel it’s necessary to be in 50 different channels at once. It’s time for you to learn how to save yourself a lot of time at every startup.

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Chat On IRC Like It’s 1995 With HydraIRC [Windows]

5th February, 2012

You may be taking your Skype instant messaging and video calls or your iPhone FaceTime for granted, but way back before the standalone IM client was even an idea, there was one major solution: IRC (Internet Relay Chat). There are a lot of multi-IM clients that support the IRC protocol, but nothing really beats the efficiency and oldschool feel of a standalone chat client.

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3 Websites To Find Software Compatible With 64-Bit Operating Systems

31st January, 2012

Chances are, those of you who are buying a brand new computer in the next year will be getting your hands on something running a 64-bit operating system. x64 has its pros and cons, but it is the future. Not even the strongest personal complaint about software incompatibility is going to be enough to bring technology to a halt! Here are three solutions that ought to put you on to some brand new, 64-bit compatible goodies.

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My 3 Favorite & Easiest Ways To Download Videos Off The Web

29th January, 2012

It seems that every year a promising new video service emerges (most recently, perhaps Vevo) and another hits the dust (most recently, MegaUpload/MegaVideo). As the trend continues, we storage junkies must adapt. We’ve talked a lot on this subject in the past, but I’m confident that you’ll find my ways to be the easiest and most effective. Storing remote video content locally is a challenge no more.

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Why MegaUpload, And Who’s Next?

24th January, 2012

In the middle of some very aggressive anti-SOPA/PIPA protests, the feds managed to prove that they don’t need to pass such a bill to pull the plug on a certain internet website. The casualty this in this instance was long-time file sharing giant MegaUpload (along with the entire “Mega” network of sites). All that’s left to ponder now is why it happened and what site may get hit next.

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4 Sites To Find Interesting New Startups & Betas To Join

22nd January, 2012

Through the caverns of the Internet, I’ve managed to get put on rather quickly to some of today’s hottest Internet startups such as ifttt, Instagram, and turntable.fm. Startups and betas are as popular as they’ve ever been, but until recently, it’s been pretty tough finding these little guys in the wide space of the Internet.

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Is The New AIM Preview A Skype Competitor?

17th January, 2012

We’re in the age of Skype, which has quickly taken over as the world’s most popular and used platform. Our younger readers may not even know what the hell AIM is anymore, actually. AOL seems to recognize that sentiment and they’ve recently and unofficially dropped AIM 1.0.0.3 on us, dubbed “AIM Preview”. It looks like Skype, it chats like Skype, and it weighs like Skype. But it’s AOL Instant Messenger.

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How To Safely & Easily Update Your Video Card Drivers

15th January, 2012

Hunting for device drivers isn’t such a task anymore, anyway. Most of your Windows drivers will never need to be touched right out of the box. Your video card is in its own sacred territory though. Video card drivers are updated more frequently than, for example, your network card’s drivers. Updating your video card drivers can show a huge performance boost across your system, as well. Keeping these drivers up to date is quite essential if you’re a gamer.

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5 Must-Have Bukkit Plugins For Your Minecraft Server

10th January, 2012

Don’t worry, things definitely haven’t changed since a week ago when I shared how to use ModLoader to easily install mods to your Minecraft client. Minecraft is still a phenomenon. Notch is still considered to be a genius. The game is still going strong as the greatest indie title of all time. Let’s all gasp now. One thing that is going to be changing, though, is my vantage point.

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The Best 3 Private Torrent Trackers That You Should Be Invited To

8th January, 2012

Just like the good old Napster days though, public torrent sites and trackers are riddled with trojans and other garbage. The best way to enjoy your filesharing experience is getting an invite to one of the many (but few illustrious) private trackers. While invite-only web is becoming a slight trend, I’m here to share three niche-specific and very reliable private sites that I use to get my complete media fix. Let’s get started.

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4 Crazy Websites All About Crazy Food

3rd January, 2012

Although you can find pictures and news on just about anything online, as of recently I’ve become more of a “foodie.” It’s not much of a secret that we, here in America, are big on food. It’s slowly becoming more of a trend online though, and people worldwide are becoming more interested in seeing others’ crazy edible creations.

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4 Little-Known And Portable Browsers That Should Be On Your USB Drive

1st January, 2012

Your browser is the centerpiece to your internet experience and keeping it nice and portable is an awesome luxury. You may not have heard of a couple of these browsers, but each and every one brings a unique benefit to your portable arsenal. Don’t let the fact that you may not have heard of them stand in the way of finding your new favorite browser.

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Use ModLoader To Make Installing New Minecraft Mods Very Easy

27th December, 2011

To put it simply, you’re really not enjoying the full Minecraft experience if you’re running the client right out of the box. There are way too many user-contributed modifications that can soup up and trick out your Minecraft. To build up the game with mods, here’s a step-by-step walk-through on how to get ModLoader up and running smoothly.

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5 Sites To Find Fun And Free Massively-Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs)

25th December, 2011

Though possibly the most popular, the world of MMOs spans far beyond the realms of Everquest and World of Warcraft. There are hundreds to thousands of well-developed and even free online games for you and all of your friends to enjoy. You’ve just got to know where to look. So I’m here to share five MMO directories that I’ve had plenty of luck with in narrowing doing the choices.