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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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.

Steam Greenlight

4 Interesting Games You Can Help Bring To The Steam Platform

2nd June, 2013

Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have shown huge community support towards game-related projects. Online gaming seems as big as it’s ever been, and with new MMOs and PC releases around every corner it doesn’t seem like the trend will come to a screeching halt anytime soon. Steam, King over all PC alternatives, has definitely taken notice to this. Greenlight is a community spotlight that allows developers to introduce their games to Steam users.

Speed Dial

4 Websites To Create Personalized “Speed Dial” Homepages

31st May, 2013

If you use an obscure browser that doesn’t show any support for Speed Dial, there’s good news for you: the same feature can easily be replicated by a large number of web services. All you need to do is configure your page and set it as your browser’s homepage, and it’s as good as any add-on for the same feature. Some do it better than others.

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4 Websites To Play NES Games For Free & Through The Browser

28th May, 2013

Just recently, I put out an article outlining some of my favorite RPGs for the SNES and showed MUO readers how they can experience those games through a web interface. Not everyone has the time or privilege to be able to install a dedicated emulator, and there’s no reason to because writing that article made me realize just how many online emulation stations there really are.

Evernote & Dropbox

Have You Forgotten About The Web Interfaces For Dropbox & Evernote?

26th May, 2013

If you’ve even got the least bit of internet savvy, you definitely know of both Dropbox and Evernote. Something that a lot of people don’t take into consideration is the fact that each of these services also offer web interfaces. I think the Dropbox and Evernote web applications are completely underused and I’d like to shed a little light on them in this post.

League of Legends

2 Great Sites For League Of Legends Statistics & Analysis

24th May, 2013

I’ve made it a point to highlight League of Legends pretty narrowly in many of my recent posts related to gaming. The game is absolutely huge and it’s only going to continue growing larger. In just days, Riot will be hosting an LCS All-Star event that is expected to receive stream viewers up into the millions. The new season’s competitive structure allows any individual player or team to have a realistic shot at competing with the very best.

Ubiquitous Player

Ubiquitous Player Is An Everything-In-One Portable Suite

21st May, 2013

Windows 8 has managed to do a pretty decent job of putting all of your favorite and most-used applications right in your face with their rendition of the startup screen. Not all of us fancy it though. I personally skip straight the desktop. With all of these commonly-used applications so separated, daily tasks can seem like a hassle. Ubiquitous Player makes an attempt at alleviating that and serving as your Swiss Army Knife of application goodies.

Notepad

Notepad Not Doing The Trick? Try Out The Lightweight Alternatives Xint & Subpad

19th May, 2013

Windows’ Notepad is one of the first accessories that I learned to use on my Windows 98 machine. Notepad is possibly the most simple and easy-to-use application that ships with Windows still today, and it’s tough to pick at any of the features or functionality. It is the most-used text editor in the world and […]

Gmail

Use This Gmail Trick To Receive POP Emails On IMAP-Only Devices

17th May, 2013

Why isn’t POP extinct yet? Good question! Unfortunately, some mail providers (most notably ISPs) still aren’t supporting IMAP. You’re stuck with POP. This causes a huge problem, because a lot of today’s application developers don’t care about it, thus don’t bother to support it. In this post, I’d like to show you how to work around this issue.