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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Web Of Discretion: When Not To Trust Web Of Trust

31st August, 2013

Web of Trust scores a website based on criteria like trustworthiness, reliability, privacy, and safety. These scores aren’t determined by Internet security experts. They’re generated by normal people like you and I. Sounds like it can be a system vulnerable to manipulation and improper use? You’re absolutely right! There are a few common instances where you’ve got to scratch your head and second-guess a scorecard.

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Emulate Android On Your Desktop Using Windroy

23rd August, 2013

Do you wish you could run your favorite Android apps from the comfort of your Windows computer? You’ve probably heard of BlueStacks before, and if you haven’t then you’re missing out on the most popular Android emulator for PC. Using BlueStacks, you can completely emulate Android in a window on your Windows computer. An issue that has really eaten away at me is that I cannot get BlueStacks to install properly on my Windows 8 desktop. Therefore, I’ve had to look for an alternatives and found Windroy.

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5 Special Edition Video Games That Every Collector Wants To Have

22nd August, 2013

As gaming has grown, there have since been some pretty impressive bundles and special/collector’s editions. Another of our authors, Dave, put out a great article outlining some of the most quality collector’s editions of video games. It’s a great list of popular games, all worth playing, but there are many more out there that could impress you. In this article, let’s look at five more of them.

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4 Alternatives To Fiverr Where You Can Buy & Sell Services Online

20th August, 2013

Every few months, a web application or a particularly unique idea hits the Internet and captures the attention of everyone. From that, a waterfall of copycats and alternatives pour in. Fiverr is in that same mold. Fiverr is so big that there are literally hundreds of websites out there that follow the same model. We take a look at four Fiverr clones who have the space locked down.

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Missing Shark Week? Enter The Amazing Animal World On The Smithsonian Channel

19th August, 2013

Shark Week seems to be a pretty big deal to a lot of people, at least here in in the United States. If you’ve not heard of the Smithsonian Channel, you’ll be delighted to know that it brings us quality content very similar to what the Discovery Channel has to offer. This includes shows and series featuring some of the wild’s largest, scariest, and most unique animals. In this post, I’ll show you three of those that you can begin watching today.

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3 Series From The Nintendo 64 Worth Bringing Back

19th August, 2013

The Nintendo 64 was a console that changed the world of gaming and brought us things that we’ve never seen before. As the latest of all fifth-generation consoles, it came attached to a launch title that represents the entire brand: Super Mario 64. With nearly 40 million units sold worldwide, it goes without saying that […]

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3 Things That Almost Make Final Fantasy Feel Like A Consistent Series

12th August, 2013

It’s quite ironic that one of RPGs’ most successful series of all-time doesn’t behave much like a series at all. If you’re a gamer of any sort, you’ve surely heard of Final Fantasy. It is a franchise that lifted off in 1987 and has gone big places since. While I’m of the opinion that the later games in the series stray far away from the great roots that earlier games planted, it’s not worth arguing that Final Fantasy has cemented a legacy in the genre forever.

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AIM Blast: Group Messaging For AOL Instant Messenger

9th August, 2013

I don’t think you or I need to look at any official statistics to come to the conclusion that AOL Instant Messenger has been on a bit of a slope for the past few years. Skype, the messaging client of this decade, does everything that AIM can do, and usually even better. One of the nicest features available to Skype is the ability to create group conversations. I’ve come to realize that many users of AIM never knew that a similar feature has existed on AIM for years. That feature is AIM Blast.

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2 Handy Tools To Monitor Your Windows Files & Folders

6th August, 2013

We’ve all lost a sock or two in the dryer, but how about losing disk space in your Windows folders? It seems like it happens out of nowhere, and before you know it you find yourself at a point where your computer is just growing inside of itself. What if you had the ability to monitor your folders, both in real-time and on demand, to constantly know what was going on within your system? It’s completely possible and not difficult at all. Let me introduce you to two tools that can help you do just that.

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4 Easy Ways To Know If You’re On A 64-Bit Version Of Windows

4th August, 2013

Are you using a processor that supports a 64-bit operating system and are you running a 64-bit operating system? The average off-and-on PC user probably doesn’t know the answers to these questions, although they should. The 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems offer many advantages, such as practically unlimited RAM. There are so many reasons why 64-bit operating systems are better! Now, let’s look into four ways that you can figure out if you’ve already got the 64-bit goodies.

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New To MOBAs? Here’s How To Find Out Which One Is For You

2nd August, 2013

If you’ve not been gaming from under a rock for the past few years, you’ve caught on to the MOBA genre of games, or have at least heard of them. While there is a handful of games in this genre, few stand above all others. By this, I mean they are some of the most played and viewed games in the entire world. Right now, it’s all about Dota 2, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth and SMITE. But which one is for you? Let me help you find out.

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3 More Awesome Google Services That You Probably Never Knew Existed

30th July, 2013

Though it’s where its fame and fortune first came from, Google has advanced far beyond just being the world’s most popular search engine. You and I both know that Google plays host to many amazing services that we use on an everyday basis. Beyond their alerts system and floundering social network, Google has developed a wealth of web applications that just aren’t given enough shine.

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Who Is Gabe Newell And Why Do Gamers Care?

28th July, 2013

In every area of technology, we have figureheads. For the desktop, laptop, and now even smartphones, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs should both be names that ring bells. For our internet and social networking, someone like Mark Zuckerburg is viewed as the key example. For many years now, and especially for those of us with personal computers, gaming has been represented very well by a man named Gabe Newell.

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What’s Wrong With Security In Online Gaming?

26th July, 2013

We’re getting to a point where gaming is a business for both developers and the players themselves. People make money by streaming themselves playing games. Players can now “go pro” in the most popular games and literally sign contracts that will qualify them for a salary on a professional team. Games like Diablo III have changed the face of online gaming completely by offering features like the real-money auction house. Losing access to an account for an online game in 2013 isn’t quite what it was back in 2003. We are invested in our games. So what is up with the slack security?

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How To Make Good Use Of Google’s Search Operators

23rd July, 2013

With operators, you’re able to display results that pertain only to certain websites, search through a range of numbers, or even completely exclude a word from your results. When you master the use of Google’s search engine, finding the answer to nearly anything you can think of is a power that you have right at your fingertips. In this article, let’s make that happen.