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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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.

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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.

YouTube

4 More YouTube Channels Worth Your Attention

28th June, 2013

A little over a year ago, I hit MUO readers with a short list of lesser-known YouTube series and personalities worth checking out . This list featured video game commentary, a guy who spends his time eating cat litter and shoes, an attempt at putting an iPhone through a blender, and more. It’s about that time to come up with another batch, this time of four!

Glitch

4 Of The Biggest Glitches In Gaming History

25th June, 2013

As long as gaming exists, glitches and bugs will be a part of them. They have always been around, and they will not be going anywhere. It’s one of things that just happens. Games on the NES were filled with glitches and errors, and games on the PS4 will eventually have them, too. There are even certain gamers out there who take a certain amount of pride in finding these mess-ups and exploiting them.

Google

More Than Search: 5 Things Google Has Done For The World

23rd June, 2013

Google has come a long way since starting up as a rinky-dink search engine that played second fiddle to what Yahoo! had to offer. If you’re the average person, you’re probably using Google in some way every single day. It may sound dramatic, but Google is a huge part of our lives. It’s good to know that the company isn’t necessarily evil, either.

NBA

5 NBA Players To Follow On Twitter During The 2013 Offseason

21st June, 2013

If you’re an NBA fan, the offseason is torture for you. It’s weeks and weeks of chatter and speculation with nothing interesting to offer, aside from the draft. What can you do to hold yourself over until next season? One of the things that kept me interested in the happenings around the league last season was staying informed via Twitter.

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Getting A New PC? 12 Must Have Applications To Install First

17th June, 2013

It’s a fuzzy feeling when you unbox that brand new desktop or laptop and consider how fast and responsive of an experience you’re about to be in for. When you purchase a new computer, treat it like a new car. Take care of it and give it no more or less than what it needs. Is there really a need for you to download six different media players? None of that! If you consider buying a new PC, or you’ve just purchased one, go down this list and let me make your job easier on you.

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Are You Taking Advantage Of All The Money Saving Deals On Amazon?

16th June, 2013

I’m such a big fan of Amazon, and if you’re someone who shops online then you have almost no choice but to be. You can get anything and everything on Amazon. It’s trusted and reliable. It should be the first thing that comes to your mind when you turn to the internet to purchase something. Another thing that Amazon does quite well is offer some really great deals.

NES Games

5 NES Games That You May Have Never Heard Of That You Can Play Online

14th June, 2013

Everyone knows of Mario, Contra, Excitebike, Rad Racer, Metroid, and a few others, but there are some really awesome and under-appreciated NES games that still deserve some love even today. With Nestopia, you can always find and download ROMs to experience these games by PC. Even easier, there are many websites popping up recently that allow you to play NES games through the browser. In this post, I want to turn your head towards five NES games that, with just a click of the mouse, you can give a try right now!

Pidgin

Add The World’s Largest Social Network & Online Game To Pidgin

11th June, 2013

With MSN (or Windows Live Messenger) being recently laid to rest and Skype not offering a protocol for us all to connect through, it’s safe to say that all-purpose messengers like Pidgin are slowly falling out of favor. Nevertheless, it’s still my all-time favorite and – although it’s ancient – I am still a firm believer in AIM as a messenger. I still use it and many of my friends still use it. Text-based IMing is all I really care for and AIM gets the job done.

Neverwinter

Check Out These 5 Links Before You Start Playing Neverwinter [MUO Gaming]

9th June, 2013

It’s been about a week since I first downloaded and started playing Neverwinter (not to be confused with Neverwinter Nights), and I’m very happy that I made the decision. For a while, I’ve been looking for an interesting new MMO and Neverwinter sounded like everything I could want. It’s a free game, the visuals are […]

Toona

Toonami Aftermath Brings You Back To The Days Of Cartoon Network’s Greatness

7th June, 2013

Cartoon Network featured a few lackluster shows, but nothing on the planet could beat their action-animation block: Toonami. Debuting in 1997, Toonami featured cartoons and anime like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, and more. Toonami was sort of a huge revolution for cartoons, and introduced a hip new style with a twist of Japanese culture to American television.

Google Reader

Only One More Month: Turn Google Reader Into CommaFeed Or Reedah In A Few Steps

4th June, 2013

Since the news first broke, several new RSS readers have surfaced online and many of them have really taken advantage of Google Reader’s shutdown. Leaving behind Google Reader isn’t so hard when moving on to the next service is as simple as a few keys and clicks. CommaFeed and Reedah are two services that have come up since then that offer to do just that.