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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Boost Productivity With These Excellent Google Spreadsheet Scripts

3rd December, 2013

If you use a spreadsheet application to crunch data, then custom scripts could be the master key. Start rolling with these excellent Google Spreadsheet scripts and make use of your data in new ways.


2 Ways To Encrypt Your Files From Your Browser

2nd December, 2013

Do you want to send a file across the Internet to a friend or coworker? You’ll want to encrypt that file, but in the quickest and easiest way possible.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 Review and Giveaway

30th November, 2013

Samsung released the third generation of the Galaxy Note in October, updating the phablet with a larger screen and improved hardware.


Is That Girl Really Following You On Twitter? Spambots Exposed

28th November, 2013

You open up your Facebook or Twitter and see that this pretty girl has requested to follow you or be your friend. What could possibly go wrong? A lot.


You Can Have It All: Enlightenment Is A Light Linux Desktop Environment That Looks Good

27th November, 2013

Enlightenment deserves a little more attention because it’s a worthy Linux desktop environment that could fit the needs of many people.


Create Scalable Graphics With Open-Source, Cross-Platform Tool Inkscape

26th November, 2013

Why does professional graphics editing software have to cost an arm and a leg? How about a free alternative to handle scalable vector graphics. See how Inkscape gives Adobe Illustrator a run for its money!


4 Ways to Speed Up Your Linux PC

22nd November, 2013

Is your Linux setup not as speedy as you’d like? Here’s how to speed it up.


GIMP: A Quick Walkthrough Of Everyone’s Favorite Open Source Image Editor

21st November, 2013

Many people enjoy GIMP as one of their favorite open source tools, and with good reason: it’s among some of the most developed ones out there. We’ve covered all sorts of things about GIMP here at MakeUseOf, but we never really gave a rundown of what it can do. Is it just an over-hyped version […]


Google Nexus 5 Review and Giveaway

15th November, 2013

Approximately a year after Google released the Nexus 4, the company behind Android has come out with its successor — the Nexus 5.


8 Issues Plaguing Battlefield 4 And How To Fix Them

14th November, 2013

It’s been a little over a week since Battlefield 4 has been released to the general masses after its month-long beta phase, and there are still plenty of players having issues with the game. While it’s a pity that there are still that many problems with the game despite the beta, there was simply not […]


7 Windows 8.1 Upgrade Issues & How To Fix Them

13th November, 2013

Windows 8.1 is more than a Service Pack. The significant Windows 8.1 upgrade has been reported to cause several issues during and after the update. We show you how to fix the most common ones.


FreeCol Is A Cross-Platform Game Akin To Civilization But With A Twist

6th November, 2013

Games like Civilization are fantastic ways to see a society grow, thrive, and dominate other civilizations, but what about a twist on that idea: colonies? Instead of growing, you must fend off your ruling country and fight for independence. Can do it? FreeCol is the game for you to find out.


Live in Historic Ages and Become the Dominant Civilization in 0 A.D.

5th November, 2013

If you’d like a historic twist on games like Civilization akin to Age of Empires, but want a free, open source, and cross-platform game, then 0 A.D. is exactly what you’re looking for.


Ricoh Theta Review and Giveaway

5th November, 2013

If you’re after a very easy way to take a 360-degree picture, you’re pretty much out of luck. Unless, that is, you get the Ricoh Theta. Maybe.


Create The Ultimate Transportation System in OpenTTD

31st October, 2013

OpenTTD, is easily accessible, free, and available for all major platforms.