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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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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.

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.

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.

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

Linux Windows

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?

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.

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!

14-03-2013
Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review and Giveaway
Why You Should Upgrade To USB 3.0

Technology Explained

Why You Should Upgrade To USB 3.0

It’s been quite a while since USB 3.0 has been included in motherboards, but now we’ve come to the point where most devices and computers come with the new and improved ports. We all know about the technical data of the new specification, but what does all of that gibberish translate into? What real reasons are there to use USB 3.0 or actively seek devices which offer the port?

11-03-2013
Why You Should Upgrade To USB 3.0
How Do I Install Ubuntu on a New Windows 8 Computer?

Linux

How Do I Install Ubuntu on a New Windows 8 Computer?

The introduction of personal computers with Windows 8 preinstalled with them also introduced a controversial under-the-hood modification – Secure Boot. Secure Boot is a technology which is included in any new computer that has Windows 8 preinstalled and the official sticker. It is meant to check that you have a certified operating system installed on your computer before it tries to boot it.

09-03-2013
How Do I Install Ubuntu on a New Windows 8 Computer?
What Is Bitrate & Why Is It Important? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

What Is Bitrate & Why Is It Important? [MakeUseOf Explains]

With today’s technology, we can expect high amounts of speed and quality with everything that we do on our computers, our smartphones, and any other recent gadgets. However, while this increase in speed and quality has a number of factors, a lot of it relates to something called bitrate. What bitrate means depends on the context in which you use it, but it’s very important to know what it is.

07-03-2013
What Is Bitrate & Why Is It Important? [MakeUseOf Explains]
How To Setup a Minecraft Server

Gaming

How To Setup a Minecraft Server

Minecraft has exploded over the last couple of years to become one of the greatest indie games of all time. There’s simply so much you can do with the game – not only by its own, but also with the wealth of plugins that are now available. With so many people playing the game, there’s no better time than now to set up your very own Minecraft server. It’s not too difficult to get started, and with some time you can turn your server into the next big thing.

04-03-2013
How To Setup a Minecraft Server
6 Top Uses For Bluetooth On Your Android Phone

Android

6 Top Uses For Bluetooth On Your Android Phone

Bluetooth has been an impressive wireless technology to enable all sorts of cool functionality with multiple gadgets. While it was rather limited during the early stages of its life, Bluetooth has evolved to be capable of plenty of different data communications. Especially now that the latest revisions of the Bluetooth specifications include some great energy efficiency, now is better than ever to connect devices to your Android phone via Bluetooth.

02-03-2013
6 Top Uses For Bluetooth On Your Android Phone
How To Tether Your Smartphone In Linux

Linux

How To Tether Your Smartphone In Linux

Our smartphones are amazing tools as they receive Internet service almost wherever we travel, unlike most laptops which are limited to whatever WiFi hotspot they can find. While some carriers place limits on the amount of data which you can consume, others have plans which have higher limits which allow tethering, as well as unlimited data.

28-02-2013
How To Tether Your Smartphone In Linux
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