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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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Barcode Scanner: Discover More Information From Barcodes & QR Codes [Android]

Android

Barcode Scanner: Discover More Information From Barcodes & QR Codes [Android]

Barcodes are found practically everywhere in the world. Any item you can find at a store will have one, representing a number which helps identify the item. Additionally, more and more QR codes are found on all sorts of media, from simple leaflets to T-shirts to TV advertisements, no matter if that’s good or bad. Without the appropriate tools, these barcodes and QR codes will have little meaning to you, essentially leaving you out of the loop.

Danny Stieben December 10, 2012 10-12-2012
Barcode Scanner: Discover More Information From Barcodes & QR Codes [Android]
Better Than PowerPoint: 3 Online Tools For Creating Gorgeous Presentations

Internet Productivity

Better Than PowerPoint: 3 Online Tools For Creating Gorgeous Presentations

Whether it be for school, your professional life, or pretty much any other reason, presentations are some of the most useful tools for organizing and conveying information to others. Everyone creates them on a regular basis, including any kids you may have! Microsoft Office’s PowerPoint is the most commonly used application for this task, but it’s not the only tool which can get the job done.

Danny Stieben December 8, 2012 08-12-2012
Better Than PowerPoint: 3 Online Tools For Creating Gorgeous Presentations
Stay Connected With All Your IM Accounts Using Trillian [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Stay Connected With All Your IM Accounts Using Trillian [Android & iOS]

We have an unlimited amount of means to communicate with each other using common gadgets found in practically every household. We can call, text, email, post on walls, and instant message. No matter what you may believe, there are still a large number of people who use instant messaging, especially when you include everyone who uses Facebook Messages, which can be used with many IM applications.

Danny Stieben December 6, 2012 06-12-2012
Stay Connected With All Your IM Accounts Using Trillian [Android & iOS]
Enjoy Hassle-Free HD Video On YouTube With Auto HD For YouTube [Chrome]

Browsers

Enjoy Hassle-Free HD Video On YouTube With Auto HD For YouTube [Chrome]

Practically everyone uses YouTube to watch their favorite videos as well as recommended viral ones. However, in case you’ve noticed, there’s a small issue that tends to get in the way if you’re using a powerful computer: the videos tend to only start up in 360p resolution, which is even lower than a regular TV signal before HD channels came out. There are smart people out there, so there must be a fix for this!

Danny Stieben December 3, 2012 03-12-2012
Enjoy Hassle-Free HD Video On YouTube With Auto HD For YouTube [Chrome]
Love Candy & Cute Little Monsters? Play Cut The Rope! [Android & iOS]

Android

Love Candy & Cute Little Monsters? Play Cut The Rope! [Android & iOS]

The pool of ideas for games seems to be endless, no matter how many new and exciting titles get released. Thankfully because of this endless amount of creativity, there have been many exciting titles that we could all enjoy, especially those which truly grab our attention and challenge our minds to think of common conceptions in a different way. One of those is Cut The Rope.

Danny Stieben December 1, 2012 01-12-2012
Love Candy & Cute Little Monsters? Play Cut The Rope! [Android & iOS]
Get Stuff Done With These 4 To-Do List Tools [Linux]

Linux

Get Stuff Done With These 4 To-Do List Tools [Linux]

Most of us lead extremely busy lives that we’re expected to keep track of at all times. Whether we have stressful jobs, school work, or plenty of social events, it’s crucial that we remember what we have to do and when we have to do it by. Therefore, to-do list applications can become one of our best friends because they are a reliable aid to keeping our lives in check.

Danny Stieben November 29, 2012 29-11-2012
Get Stuff Done With These 4 To-Do List Tools [Linux]
Try To Last The Longest Without Getting Electrocuted In Jetpack Joyride [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Try To Last The Longest Without Getting Electrocuted In Jetpack Joyride [Android & iOS]

Jetpack Joyride is a game from the creators of Fruit Ninja, and is available for Android and iOS devices in which the player attempts to “escape” from a lab and last as long as possible before hitting some sort of obstacle. It’s impossible to literally escape from the lab, as the scoring is based on the distance you’ve gone. There are plenty of customizations which you can add to your in-game character, as well as other items which can become useful during gameplay.

Danny Stieben November 26, 2012 26-11-2012
Try To Last The Longest Without Getting Electrocuted In Jetpack Joyride [Android & iOS]
4 Best Linux PDF Viewers – And Adobe Reader Is Just One Of Them [Linux]

Linux Productivity

4 Best Linux PDF Viewers – And Adobe Reader Is Just One Of Them [Linux]

When it comes to distributing forms and other information over the Internet, the file type of choice tends to be PDF. This file type is popular because it has decent compression rates, can prevent editing, allows for interesting visual elements, and allows interactivity (especially when it comes to filling out forms on the computer). Thankfully, there are plenty of applications all over the web which can read these files.

Danny Stieben November 24, 2012 24-11-2012
4 Best Linux PDF Viewers – And Adobe Reader Is Just One Of Them [Linux]
Kill Windows Viruses With An Ubuntu Live CD

Windows

Kill Windows Viruses With An Ubuntu Live CD

Today’s anti-virus solutions are pretty reliable, protecting you from most of the common threats out there in the world. With safe browsing habits, there’s a rare chance that you’d ever get infected with malware. However, there’s never a guarantee that you’ll be completely safe if you are simply careful and run your anti-virus software. Especially when it comes to zero-day threats, sometimes things just happen to you that you can’t blame on yourself.

Danny Stieben November 22, 2012 22-11-2012
Kill Windows Viruses With An Ubuntu Live CD
Discover New Music & What It’s Actually Called With Shazam [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Discover New Music & What It’s Actually Called With Shazam [Android & iOS]

Music is one of the great forces that can bring people from all walks of life together. Most of us love at least one genre of music, and we tend to get along with those who like the same genre(s). Such groups will respect your love for a genre of music if you’re knowledgeable in it, but it’s sad if you can’t even name a song that you want to share with others.

Danny Stieben November 19, 2012 19-11-2012
Discover New Music & What It’s Actually Called With Shazam [Android & iOS]
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