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. You can check out his personal website or follow him on Twitter.

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Feel free to contact at danny@makeuseof.com

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8 Educational Instagram Accounts Any College Student Should Follow

16th April, 2014

When used correctly, any social network can become a great educational asset rather than an unintelligent distraction. You’re on those social networks a lot anyways, so why not make the best of them? But doing that means finding the right people to follow. Depending on your interests, that may be more difficult than it sounds. […]


Video Editing on Linux Just Got Better With PiTiVi

15th April, 2014

PiTiVi, a video editor that has historically been in the “simple home user” category, has gained several features since its early days.


7 Reasons You Should Upgrade To GNOME 3.12 On Linux

14th April, 2014

Labeled by some as “unintuitive” and “a usability nightmare,” GNOME Shell used to be crap. Not anymore.


The Best Linux Distributions For Windows XP Refugees

9th April, 2014

Are you a Windows XP user needing to upgrade your operating system? Do you dislike the idea of Windows 8, or are you hesitant to spend any money? For many people, installing a Linux operating system onto their computer is a sufficient and free way to keep your computer running and still get security updates.  […]


5 Up And Coming Gaming YouTube Channels To Add To Your Subscriptions

7th April, 2014

YouTube has some of the best gaming content on the Internet. There are plenty of YouTubers that provide content just as good as the big guys, but they’re simply not as well know.


Microsoft Office for Mac: Is It Any Different?

2nd April, 2014

There have traditionally been both good and bad differences between the Windows and Mac versions, so we were wondering if this was still true today.


8 Ways You Can Still Use Your Old Windows XP Hardware

1st April, 2014

Microsoft is killing support for Windows XP this April. If you have a computer that runs Windows XP, you should seriously consider upgrading the operating system, or finding new uses for the computer’s hardware.


Chromecast Vs Apple TV Vs Roku: Which Media Streamer Suits You?

31st March, 2014

Media streaming devices are simply awesome. Those little boxes that connect to your TV can add a wealth of entertainment options to your living room. But which device is best for you?


How To Use Google Drive To Capture Your Great Ideas & Never Lose Them

27th March, 2014

Move over Evernote — here’s how you can use Google Drive to keep and grow your ideas. With the Google tools at your fingertips, put them all to good use for nurturing your ideas.


4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Windows Computer

26th March, 2014

A reset to factory conditions is the quickest and easiest way to return to normal. Not only does it get your computer clean, it will also run at optimal performance.


Git Init: 10 Tips That Help You Start Your Own Open Source Project

25th March, 2014

Are you going to program the next big thing? Do you already have a little code to get started, but need a lot more help from others? Do you like getting the benefits of the open source community as well as giving back to it? Then you need to start your own open source project, […]


9 Useful In-Built Mac OS X Utilities You’ve Probably Never Used

21st March, 2014

While you’re not forced to become familiar with them, there are a handful of useful utilities included with Mac OS X.


Want to Get More from Your Mac Mini? Start With These Upgrade Tips

20th March, 2014

If you’ve just picked up a Mac Mini, here are some tips on what to upgrade and how to do it.


4 Cheap Ways To Obtain A Legal Copy Of Windows 7

19th March, 2014

It seems like Microsoft is hitting the nail with Windows only every other version. Windows 7 was one of them. Thing is, Microsoft doesn’t sell Windows 7 anymore. Here are your options.


Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Wireless Spy Tank Review and Giveaway

18th March, 2014

The Rover 2.0 is a wireless spy tank (and remote-controlled toy) which comes with a visible-light camera as well as an infrared camera.