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Are you or someone you know new to using the Internet? If so, it can be a daunting place for the uninitiated. Family Ribbon Lite is an app for the iPad designed to integrate some of the most popular web services into one easy to use place. For someone who is not accustomed to using Facebook, Gmail and […]
The buzz around Nintendo’s Wii U has been rather lackluster. Much like the Wii, people seem confused by the new controller that is looking to revolutionize gaming, as we know it. In an effort to add to consumer confusion, Nintendo is rolling out a new handheld system called the 3DS XL. But what is the 3DS XL?
Do you want to know more about who follows you on Twitter? More specifically, do you want to know how influential and powerful your Twitter followers are? If so, Fruji is an incredibly powerful platform for finding out this valuable information. You simply log in with your Twitter account and it does the rest. Running the report on […]
There is already an official Google Drive app for Mac, so why would you want a third-party application instead of the one made by Google? Well of course it is a matter of preference, but the official Google app is not the most user friendly program out there. If you are looking for some a […]
Are you looking for an easy way to generate CSS3 on/off switches for a website? If you are looking for switches that are easy to make and feature smooth, stylish animated transitions, On/Off FlipSwitch is a fantastic option. I am not the greatest programmer, and I was able to get a variety of switches up and running […]
Are there certain links that you would prefer to open outside of Firefox? Maybe there is a certain website you frequent that only supports Internet Explorer? Do you have a live podcast you listen to that you would prefer plays in an external music player instead of the browser? Fear not, because Browser View Plus is […]
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fun-filled edition of the Best of Reddit. This week we have an IAmA with a guy who believes love is blind, some Batman knowledge, some cool stuff to buy, the Subreddit of the week, and more juicy bits of goodness. So sit back and get ready for the Best of Reddit.
Do you have some things you want to put on paper, but don’t want anyone to be able to read it? If you are looking for a place to log your bank account and credit card numbers, you need a writing app with encryption. Losing your MacBook or iPhone is never good, but losing it […]
Google’s mobile payment platform, known as Google Wallet, has just gone through some major changes. They are moving stored payment information to Google’s secure servers. Previously, payment information was contained in a secure storage area on a user’s device. Google says this will cause faster integration with major credit card companies. Google is also adding the ability to pay with Visa, American Express and Discover. Before this update, users could only pay with MasterCard and their PayPass product. This opens up the service to many more potential users who do not currently own a MasterCard.
Microsoft is finally looking to put Hotmail to rest with the introduction of their new email service called Outlook.com. Hotmail has been a staple of many email users for a long time, and it has changed little over the course of that time. Microsoft is looking to shake things up with this new service. It offers many changes and improvements over Hotmail. The UI is looks nothing like Hotmail. The design has that “Metro” look and feel that Microsoft has been using in most of their services. Microsoft calls the new interface, “modern”, “clean”, and “fresh”. It certainly looks and functions substantially better than Hotmail.
Two of the more popular gaming genres on iOS are the endless runner and endless jumper game types. In these games, you are tasked with moving either forward or up through a level and attempt to survive as long as possible. While they may not be the deepest games available, they are well suited to mobile devices. Today, I am going to show you some endless runners and jumpers on iOS that are at the top of the heap.
PhotoChron is designed for you to keep track of changes through a time lapsed video that you can share with your friends. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, you can take a photo every week and have your metamorphosis show in an easy to create video. Of course, it is not enough to simply take […]
Watch out Instapaper; Facebook is getting into the read later game. Facebook is launching a new feature that allows users to save interesting articles that they come across in their news feed for later reading. There’s also a chance Facebook will choose to take this feature to the next level and roll it out on other websites.
Years ago, I was fully into gaming on my PC. I owned a PlayStation 2 and barely ever hit the power button to turn the thing on. I just did not see the value in console gaming and I was a PC gaming loyalist to the end. So I thought. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 launched with graphics that rivaled mid to upper range PCs and I figured it could not hurt to dabble in console gaming for a little while.
Are you a Gmail user who enjoys the video chat feature? Starting now, and rolling out gradually over the next few weeks, that feature is going to be going through a major change. The feature will now go through Google+ Hangouts instead of the standard chat it used before. For people who do not use Google Plus, you will still be able to make use of the improved features that come with this update.