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Danny Stieben

/ Joined 23 March, 2011

Danny is a senior at the University of North Texas who enjoys all aspects of open source software and Linux. You can check out his personal website or follow him on Twitter.

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For Literary Penguins: 4 Great Writing Tools [Linux]

Linux

For Literary Penguins: 4 Great Writing Tools [Linux]

A great amount of productivity comes from writing tasks, whether it be for school assignments, articles for your blog, or much more. While full-featured office applications tend to be the norm for such tasks, it may sometimes be a good idea to go in the opposite direction and use some simpler or specialized tools, depending on what you’re working on. Often, this can either help you focus more on the work that’s ahead.

Danny Stieben April 4, 2013 04-04-2013
For Literary Penguins: 4 Great Writing Tools [Linux]
3 Free Alternatives To Adobe Photoshop Touch [Android]

Android

3 Free Alternatives To Adobe Photoshop Touch [Android]

There’s no denying the fact that Photoshop is the de-facto standard for image editing. It is the preferred program for all editing professionals, and plenty of amateurs seek to use it as well. And I don’t blame them – the software is absolutely packed with plenty of features that can probably do more than your imagination is even capable of. However, in case you didn’t know, Adobe has also released a touch version made for both Android phones and tablets.

Danny Stieben April 1, 2013 01-04-2013
3 Free Alternatives To Adobe Photoshop Touch [Android]
Google Nexus 10 Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Google Nexus 10 Review and Giveaway

Google has recently come out with a number of intriguing products, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and multiple different Chromebooks. I’ve recently reviewed a Samsung Chromebook, and Jackson has taken a look at the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. Therefore, naturally we have to take a look at the Google Nexus 10 and see how it performs, how useful it is in real life scenarios, and whether it’s worth the price. The best part is, you’ll have the chance to win this incredible tablet for yourself! Read the review and giveaway details after the jump.

Danny Stieben April 1, 2013 01-04-2013
Google Nexus 10 Review and Giveaway
How To Fake Camera Blur On Your Android For SLR-Like Photos [Android]

Android

How To Fake Camera Blur On Your Android For SLR-Like Photos [Android]

The cameras on our Android devices have been getting some impressive upgrades over the last few years, and there’s been a reinforced push towards making Android devices complete replacements for good quality cameras. While these cameras are able to take clear, sharp images, they still don’t have the quality that SLR cameras provide. These cameras can make amazing pictures as they are able to focus strongly on foreground objects.

Danny Stieben March 30, 2013 30-03-2013
How To Fake Camera Blur On Your Android For SLR-Like Photos [Android]
Modern Droid: Add a Windows 8 Style Interface to Your Android Device

Android

Modern Droid: Add a Windows 8 Style Interface to Your Android Device

The introduction of Windows 8 brought along its most controversial feature — the Modern desktop interface, formerly known as Metro. If you’re an Android user, you should already know about the high customizability of your device in practically every aspect. Therefore, if you like the Modern interface, then check out these apps that can replicate it on your own device.

Danny Stieben March 28, 2013 28-03-2013
Modern Droid: Add a Windows 8 Style Interface to Your Android Device
Teach Yourself Baking With Android

Android

Teach Yourself Baking With Android

For some people, it’s already pretty hard to get good at relatively simple cooking, but there are plenty of apps available for Android which can help you in this regard. However, cooking and baking are often seen as two completely separate events, so most cooking apps tend to be skimpy when it comes to baking items. This is because baking makes extreme use of the oven, sugar, and precise measurements of the needed ingredients.

Danny Stieben March 25, 2013 25-03-2013
Teach Yourself Baking With Android
4 Creative Multitasking Apps For Android

Android

4 Creative Multitasking Apps For Android

As our smart-devices are being more and more capable, we want to be able to make the most use out of them. There’s simply no better way to do just that than to become a multitasking pro. The newest versions of Android already make multitasking a fairly easy affair, but it also places a strong importance on simplicity, staying rather slim with the number of features.

Danny Stieben March 21, 2013 21-03-2013
4 Creative Multitasking Apps For Android
5 Interesting Ways To Learn To Code

Internet

5 Interesting Ways To Learn To Code

Many people have realized the importance of learning how to code as a life skill. No matter where you go, and what job you have, it’s always seen as in a positive light if you know how to work some code, even if that’s not your profession. As this importance increases ever more, there are plenty of new initiatives to get kids to learn code in school. While it’s great to see them, you can take control of your coding education by taking some steps on your own.

Danny Stieben March 18, 2013 18-03-2013
5 Interesting Ways To Learn To Code
Windows 8: A Review From A Linux User’s Perspective

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Windows 8: A Review From A Linux User’s Perspective

Many people have feared that Windows 8 would be an entirely new experience, and that our traditional workflow would be disrupted. Some people have even claimed that Windows 8 may cause them to abandon the operating system family and switch to Linux so that they can run up to date code without upgrading Windows. However, is any of this really the case?

Danny Stieben March 16, 2013 16-03-2013
Windows 8: A Review From A Linux User’s Perspective
Leaving Cash Behind: Using a Digital Wallet For a Week

Android

Leaving Cash Behind: Using a Digital Wallet For a Week

It’s been just under two years since Google came out with Google Wallet, a revolutionary way to use your Android smartphone or tablet’s NFC capabilities to pay for stuff that you regularly buy. Since the service first came out, there are now a number of devices which are capable of using it, provided you’re also on the right carrier. It also supports MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit cards.

Danny Stieben March 14, 2013 14-03-2013
Leaving Cash Behind: Using a Digital Wallet For a Week
Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review and Giveaway

There are only a few things which can unite people more than music. People who enjoy the same tastes in music tend to get along better, or simply enjoy sharing their favorite bands to each other. In any case, great music is good to have, but you also have to give it justice by playing it through great hardware. Forget about those cheap $10 earbuds, you’ll need to invest in some quality headgear to hear your music the way it was meant to be heard. Therefore, a good start would be listening through some audiophile-quality headphones, such as the $250 Sennheiser HD 598. And, if luck would have it, you may be able to win one at the end of this review!

Danny Stieben March 14, 2013 14-03-2013
Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review and Giveaway
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