Danny Stieben

Joined March 2011

Danny is a senior at the University of North Texas who enjoys all aspects of open source software and Linux. He is also a contributor for the Fedora Project. You can check out his here.

Feel free to contact at danny@makeuseof.com

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What’s a Custom Recovery? Exploring CWM, TWRP, and Friends

12th January, 2014

If you’ve ever considered tinkering with your Android device, you’ve probably read that you need to flash a custom recovery onto it before you can do anything serious. But, that begs some questions.


What Is A Nandroid Backup and How Exactly Does It Work?

11th January, 2014

You need that backup at the ready.


4 Great Flight Simulators From A Forgotten Gaming Genre

10th January, 2014

Flight simulators can be great fun to play, but you don’t really hear of any others besides the main three options: Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane, and FlightGear (which I wrote about a while back). While these three are certainly great, there’re far from the only ones you should consider when looking at the flight simulation genre. Here are four other flight sims that are sure to get your attention.


Resolutions, Accomplished: 9 Android Apps For Building Habits

4th January, 2014

Resolutions can be good for you if you actually keep them, and there are plenty of Android apps available that can help you with that.


4 Reasons You Should Re-Open Your Facebook Account Today

1st January, 2014

“That’s it! I’m deleting my Facebook today.” Have you ever said that? It might be time to reconsider.


Does Your WiFi Speed Drop? Here Is Why & How To Fix It!

27th December, 2013

One moment you’re absolutely dominating in your online game while downloading some movies (legally, of course), and the next moment you can barely load a simple web page. What gives?


Nexuiz: A High Quality Futuristic Shooter With Linux, Mac, And PC Support

25th December, 2013

Linux gaming has recently seen an increase in popular titles, but that doesn’t mean that it didn’t have good games before the arrival of Steam. Nexuiz is one of several such titles that remains a popular game to play on Linux for both old and new users.


Use 11 Desktop Environments At Once with Hybryde Fusion (Because You Can)

24th December, 2013

Most Linux distributions are designed for productive work. This isn’t one of them. Hybryde Linux isn’t meant for actual work: instead, it wants to allow the user to see which desktop environment they like best. This is useful, because there are many desktop environments. Hybreyde is intended mostly for testing: developers recommend that you don’t install […]


Google Glass Review and Giveaway

23rd December, 2013

We were lucky enough to get a pair of Google Glass to review, and we’re giving it away!


How To Choose A Smartphone For Trouble-Free Unlocking & Flashing

18th December, 2013

Smartphones are extremely capable, but the bloatware from their manufacturers and/or carriers limits them from their full potential. To get the absolute most out of your phone, you need one that can be easily flashed with a custom Android ROM or jailbroken for the case of iOS devices. Not every phone is made equally for […]


Do More, Faster In The Linux Terminal With Midnight Commander

16th December, 2013

File browsing in a Linux terminal is alright, but it could be so much better. Midnight Commander is the program you’re looking for –  it gives you a two-paned file browser that makes working in the terminal so much easier. And the best part? It’s simple to get and use. Getting Midnight Commander To install Midnight […]


Skype on Linux: Is It Functional, Or Falling Behind?

13th December, 2013

Is the Linux port of Skype still a functional application, or is it in need of some tender loving care by its developers? Let’s take a look.


Every Different Android Screenshot Shortcut, Revealed

12th December, 2013

Not sure how you can take screenshots on your Android device? Let us count the ways.


What Is UEFI And How Does It Keep You More Secure?

10th December, 2013

Computers with Windows 8 preinstalled on them no longer have a BIOS — instead, they use what is called a UEFI, or “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface”. A UEFI is far more capable than an old BIOS, plus it helps keep your computer more secure. What Does UEFI Do? A UEFI can perform the same functions […]


5 Ways You Can Make And Mine Bitcoin Currency

6th December, 2013

The revolutionary and controversial method of payment has been making headlines. There are plenty of reasons why you might want to start performing transactions using Bitcoins. But first, you have to earn some for yourself.