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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3 Ways to Access And Use Cloud Storage (SkyDrive etc.) In Linux

29th October, 2013

Personal cloud storage has become so useful as you never have to worry where your stuff is: it’s easily accessible, and it’s always up-to-date. On Linux you can access your personal cloud storage in multiple ways. This is great, because you can use whatever method works the best – even if you’re a terminal junkie! […]


Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Review and Giveaway

28th October, 2013

Is the Kindle Fire HDX worth owning if you haven’t owned a Kindle before? To find out, we purchased a 16 GB Kindle Fire HDX 7″ (Wi-Fi) without special offers for $244, and we’re giving it away to one lucky MakeUseOf reader!


Do Personal Electronic Devices Really Interfere With Avionics?

23rd October, 2013

Why aren’t we allowed to use our electronic devices during a flight? What allows us to now use them except for during takeoff and landing?


RAM For Gamers: What Do The Specs Mean And How Do They Alter Performance

22nd October, 2013

If you want to experience great performance while playing games, it’s important that you use the right hardware that can do the job.


The Mana World: An Open Source MMORPG For All Platforms

21st October, 2013

Besides your typical first-person shooters or strategy experiences, plenty of people love MMORPGs, or “massively multiplayer online role playing games”. Although the most popular of this type of pastime is World of Warcraft, there are still plenty of others available for you to play. In fact, there’s even an open source MMORPG that you can […]


Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Is A Great Cross-Platform Top-Down Shooter

18th October, 2013

One of the best top-down shooters is Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, and it’s one you really should play.


Extreme Tux Racer: The Most Iconic Original Linux Game You Can Play Right Now

17th October, 2013

Historically speaking, gaming on Linux has been “meh” at best, but Extreme Tux Racer is anything but.


What’s Google’s Shared Endorsements & How To Opt Out Right Now

16th October, 2013

The new Google ads are called “Shared Endorsements” and show just how private your online information really is. Hint: it isn’t. Are you ready for your face to appear in ads?


Google Chromecast Review and Giveaway

15th October, 2013

We’re giving away a Google Chromecast, so read through our review, then join the competition to win!


Surgeon Simulator 2013: One Of The Hardest Yet Funniest Simulators

12th October, 2013

Sophistication is often a term thought of whenever you talk about well-made simulators, but sophistication may not be what you think of when you play Surgeon Simulator 2013.


Concerned About Privacy? How To Keep Google At Arm’s Length

10th October, 2013

Concerned about Google’s data collection policies in light of all privacy issues? It might not be a bad idea to keep Google away from your Internet activities. But just how can you do that?


3 Things To Check After Removing Malware From Your PC

10th October, 2013

Removing malware can be a pain. Malware removal guides ease the process, but it remains tedious. Finally, you will have to deal with after effects, like messed up browser settings or a broken Internet connection.


Oil Rush: A Fun, Cross Platform Strategy Game With Amazing Graphics

9th October, 2013

Ever since Steam has been made available for Linux, there’s been a number of great titles added (and plenty of reasons to use it!), including a relatively undiscovered gem called Oil Rush.


Why Am I Seeing This Ad? How Social Media Ads Target You

8th October, 2013

Every social media site out there shows us ads. But sometimes, those ads can get very specific towards you, often showing you ads that seem creepy and stalkerish. How do they do that?


Wacom Bamboo Create Pen and Touch Tablet Review and Giveaway

8th October, 2013

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about tablets — devices that usually run Android or iOS that look like supersized smartphones. While they’re certainly useful for various different purposes, there was something else called a tablet before the modern tablet became popular — pen tablets. These tablets don’t run an […]