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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Summoners Rift

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.

Google

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.

Gabe Newell

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.

gamesecurity

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?

google search

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.

vine

4 Places To Find The Best & Hottest Vine Videos

21st July, 2013

Vine is to YouTube as Twitter is to a blog. On Vine, you’re able to submit six-second video clips on the fly. What can you do in six seconds? You’d be surprised. We’ve covered Vine already and showed you some of the best Vine videos to date, but not all Vine videos are worth watching. In this post, I’d like to show you how to get a constant stream of quality Vines to enjoy in a number of different ways. Bookmark or subscribe to the following sites and stay updated with only the best Vine content.

League Legends

3 Competitive League Of Legends Matches To Turn You Into A Fan

19th July, 2013

Just in the past two weeks, we’ve learned of huge developments in the League of Legends eSports community. Professional League of Legends players are now being given visas, just like players from the NFL, NBA, and MLB. It’s a big move to recognize these players in that same type of field. We’ve also learned that the 2013 World Finals will be hosted at the Staples Center in LA, an arena where some of the world’s biggest events have been held.

Yahoo!

Yahoo! Alerts Is A Solid Google Alerts Alternative

16th July, 2013

Not everyone cares about world and national news, though. Sometimes you want to know when information is put online about a topic that’s a little bit obscure. Maybe you’d even like to monitor the web for any content that may includes info like your name or phone number. That’s all completely possible, and if you’ve ever used Google Alerts then you know that. In this post, let’s take a look into Yahoo!’s similar service, Yahoo! Alerts.

Should I Remove It?

Know What Software To Uninstall With Should I Remove It?

14th July, 2013

Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve put out many articles reviewing and highlighting software that allows you to completely and cleanly uninstall applications from your system. One issue many of you run into is not knowing which of your installed programs are essential. When you buy a new PC, it’s going to come with at least one or two pre-installed programs that you will want to remove immediately. You need a way to tell apart bloatware from useful software. Should I Remove It? will tell you just that.

Cube World

2 Exploration Games That Could Give Minecraft A Run For Its Money

12th July, 2013

As with every trend in games, there will be imitators and competitors. You may have heard of Terraria. It wasn’t exactly like Minecraft, but it obviously took many of its gameplay elements from the success that Minecraft saw. It brought a unique flavor to this style of game, but ultimately it has been considered a failure in the gaming community. Development is dead and it’s being openly pirated and picked apart. Let’s look at two more games that have a shot at making a bigger splash than Terraria did and maybe even competing with Minecraft.

Twitch.tv

4 Games You Might Not Expect To Find On Twitch.tv

9th July, 2013

There are certain games that you’d imagine are watched the most on Twitch: League of Legends, StarCraft II, Dota 2, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, etc. Though they may be the most popular, there is a lot more to watch. Let’s look at gaming as a spectator sport, and I’ll share with you four of my favorite not-so-popular games to be watched on Twitch.

Windows

4 Windows System Parts You Should Be Extra Careful With

7th July, 2013

I believe it was 1998 when my family invested in our first PC. Late by many’s standards, but I was only a nine-year-old kid at the time. Since then, if I had to take a stab in the dark. I’d say I’ve been through about eight different PCs. One of the biggest learning experiences is finding out what parts of your computer are sensitive to tweaking. It’s good to be cautious, but not too cautious. If you consider yourself a novice to the Windows platform, here are four areas that I recommend you stay far away from.

Windows 98

3 Windows 98 Bugs Worth Revisiting

5th July, 2013

Is it just nostalgia that keeps me attached to this OS, or was Windows 98 actually worth remembering? This operating system released 15 years ago had its ups and downs. Critics have been pretty harsh on the recent versions of Windows. Vista took it the hardest, but there are a lot of you who don’t seem to be the biggest fans of Windows 8 either. Maybe we should take a trip back in time and remember just how bad certain parts of Windows 98 were. Love it or hate it, you were in for some pretty big problems.

Flash

4 Ways To Improve The Performance Of Flash Games

2nd July, 2013

When it comes to casual gaming, Flash may be the very best platform to play on. The Flash client has one distinct advantage over alternatives, and that’s the fact that it can be played within the browser. However, there’s a trade-off. Flash games are often not as optimized as games that run through a standalone client.

Idea

8 Websites That Offer Something You’ve Never Read Or Seen Every Day

30th June, 2013

There are very few questions that the Internet can’t answer for you, and that’s one of the many reasons that I love it. However, not all of us are curious enough to always know the right questions to ask. In this article, let me show you eight really cool websites that can introduce you to a piece of advice, a picture, a quote, or something else new and interesting every single day.