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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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Manage A Soccer Team & Improve It To Become The Best In Big Win Soccer [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Manage A Soccer Team & Improve It To Become The Best In Big Win Soccer [Android & iOS]

Something that doesn’t appear often when it comes to mobile apps are sports games, which is weird because they aren’t (or in my opinion shouldn’t be) all that much harder to make than the many puzzle games available in both the Android and iOS app stores. Therefore, if you’re a big sports fan, it’s great to have a couple of games on your smartphone related to your favorite sports.

Danny Stieben January 19, 2013
Manage A Soccer Team & Improve It To Become The Best In Big Win Soccer [Android & iOS]
Empathy: Use One Application To IM Chat On All Networks [Linux]

Linux

Empathy: Use One Application To IM Chat On All Networks [Linux]

There are still plenty of people who use instant messaging networks to talk with each other, as it’s very quick to exchange messages or ask a simple question. In fact, there are plenty of corporations who run their own networks, to make communication between employees a snap. Therefore, it’s good to have a capable instant messaging client by your side so that you can keep in touch with just about everyone.

Danny Stieben January 17, 2013
Empathy: Use One Application To IM Chat On All Networks [Linux]
Cheese Tower: Don’t Let The Cheese Fall Over In This Great Puzzle Game! [Android]

Android

Cheese Tower: Don’t Let The Cheese Fall Over In This Great Puzzle Game! [Android]

After playing a puzzle game for a while, you tend to get bored of it because it’s still the same despite increasing difficulty. So it’s a good idea to have a variety of puzzle games in hand to keep it interesting, and I have a great addition that I would recommend to your mobile puzzle game assortment.

Danny Stieben January 14, 2013
Cheese Tower: Don’t Let The Cheese Fall Over In This Great Puzzle Game! [Android]
PCLinuxOS: A Linux Distribution Which Mixes And Matches Software For A Better Experience

Linux

PCLinuxOS: A Linux Distribution Which Mixes And Matches Software For A Better Experience

It’s an understatement to say that Linux users have plenty of choice when it comes to which distribution they’d like to use. There are multiple approaches to accomplishing the same tasks, from what kind of packages (such as .deb or .rpm) are used to what packages are included by default on installation media to the purpose of a distribution — whether it’s stable or cutting edge and if its pure or accepting of proprietary software.

Danny Stieben January 12, 2013
PCLinuxOS: A Linux Distribution Which Mixes And Matches Software For A Better Experience
Gentoo: A Linux Distribution Where You Compile Your Own Optimized Software

Linux

Gentoo: A Linux Distribution Where You Compile Your Own Optimized Software

The sheer number of different ways in which Linux can be run is astounding, as there are plenty of choices to go around. While there are plenty of distributions which rely on either the .deb or .rpm package formats, there’s also a handful which use their own formats, if any at all. One of those distributions is very unique compared to most others as the distribution’s developers don’t compile software into binary packages for easy installation.

Danny Stieben January 10, 2013
Gentoo: A Linux Distribution Where You Compile Your Own Optimized Software
Debian: Enjoy One Of The Most Stable And Trusted Linux Distributions

Linux

Debian: Enjoy One Of The Most Stable And Trusted Linux Distributions

There are plenty of Linux users out there who are using distributions such as Ubuntu or one of the many distributions which are based from Ubuntu, including Linux Mint. However, no matter what you’re using, as long as it uses .deb packages, there’s one main distribution where it all comes from – Debian. There are a good number of reasons why Debian is such a popular choice for people who have high expectations.

Danny Stieben January 7, 2013
Debian: Enjoy One Of The Most Stable And Trusted Linux Distributions
Enjoy A Better Typing Experience With SwiftKey 3 [Android]

Android

Enjoy A Better Typing Experience With SwiftKey 3 [Android]

We type a lot on our mobile devices. We constantly text people, browse the web, type up documents, and so much more. Therefore, keyboards have become one of the most important apps on your device, so it’s important to be using one that you like the most. Plenty of recent Android devices come with the Swype keyboards, which, if you like the swiping mechanism which it uses, is perfectly fine. But there’s room for improvement.

Danny Stieben January 5, 2013
Enjoy A Better Typing Experience With SwiftKey 3 [Android]
Turn CD Tracks Into MP3s With Sound Juicer [Linux]

Linux

Turn CD Tracks Into MP3s With Sound Juicer [Linux]

When you look around today, you’ll notice that virtually everyone now uses some digital device, whether it be an iPod or other generic MP3-capable device, to listen to their music. This is very different from a decade or two ago, where most people would carry around portable CD players to listen to their music on the go. As the technology for MP3-playback and storage became dirt cheap, more and more people started adopting the new devices.

Danny Stieben January 3, 2013
Turn CD Tracks Into MP3s With Sound Juicer [Linux]
Become The Best Grocery Bagger In Bag It! [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Become The Best Grocery Bagger In Bag It! [Android & iOS]

All of the concepts in the different puzzle games are unique and pretty entertaining, while others seem quite strange at first. For example, who knew that bagging some groceries in a game could be so fun? I’m not so sure myself, but there’s a game that revolves all around that and actually makes it surprisingly fun to play!

Danny Stieben December 29, 2012
Become The Best Grocery Bagger In Bag It! [Android & iOS]
Improve Your Security Defense By Going On Offense Using Backtrack Linux

Linux

Improve Your Security Defense By Going On Offense Using Backtrack Linux

We constantly hear about new security threats and companies that have been breached. As such, it’s understandable for some of us to be paranoid about security in order to prevent any possible attacks. If you’re not at least a little bit paranoid, you might want to read up on which site was the last one to have passwords stolen from. Even if you have good security measures in place for your computer, you’ll also have to place equally heavy emphasis on your home network.

Danny Stieben December 27, 2012
Improve Your Security Defense By Going On Offense Using Backtrack Linux
Mageia: Enjoy The New Fork Of RPM-based Mandriva [Linux]

Linux

Mageia: Enjoy The New Fork Of RPM-based Mandriva [Linux]

Mageia is an RPM-based Linux distribution which forked off Mandriva (formerly Mandrake) in September 2010 when Mandriva was experiencing severe financial difficulties. It’s first release was in July 2011, and after just about a year and a half later it’s been creating quite the buzz. In fact, there are three main aspects of Mageia which are grabbing people’s attention.

Danny Stieben December 20, 2012
Mageia: Enjoy The New Fork Of RPM-based Mandriva [Linux]
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