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Are you looking for a cool way to make some new fonts? Perhaps simply letters and numbers are not sufficient, and you want to make a font out of symbols instead? Well if so, fear not, IcoMoon has you covered. It has a lot of vector icons available to download, and from these, you can […]
The holiday season is upon us. The hardcore gamer in your life is going to want some cool video game paraphernalia to go along with their hobby. There are plenty of cool things for gamers out there that you can grab at the last minute and make their holiday one to remember. Sure, Christmas is only about a week away, but fear not, with a little extra cash for shipping, or a trip to the mall, you can still get some cool gamer gifts and make your favorite gamers happy.
For iPhone owners who want a fun game that fits in with the winter theme, Ski Safari is a perfect choice. It offers fun gameplay, good visuals, and is just downright fun. Not only that, it’s a relaxing game that’s themed around the world’s most popular winter sport; skiing. Admittedly, the skiing is not realistic in this game, but it’s also not supposed to be. If you want a game that lets you take part in one of the best parts of winter, without the cold, Ski Safari is the game for you!
By default, the Camera Roll on iOS is not exactly the most functional part of the mobile operating system. It lets you view your photos, but it does not do it in the most functional and organized way. It just shows you a giant list of photos which is easy enough to scroll through, but it most certainly could be better.
SoundCloud is the premier website for people to share the music they have created. For a while, SoundCloud has had a new version brewing, and it has been hanging out in a private beta waiting to unleash itself upon the world. What was once a private beta is now available to masses, and it certainly brings some awesome changes to the music sharing website.
One of the most expensive parts of owning a car is keeping it filled with fuel. Fuel prices are constantly on the rise, and a great way to combat the rising cost of fuel is to make sure to keep track and manage your fuel properly. Knowing exactly how much fuel your vehicle uses helps […]
Sometimes, a video game is able to blow you away with visuals. Generally speaking, I am not a gamer who gets too caught up in visuals. I am far more concerned with how the game plays than how it looks. However, every so often, a game offers visuals that are so impressive that it actually outshines the gameplay. Of course, a game needs to have fun mechanics in order to keep you coming back for more, but great visuals can most certainly draw you in.
For people who have multiple email accounts, managing them can be quite difficult. Sometimes the emails just get backed up, and often, the best way to keep on top of them is to check them immediately as they come in. The easiest way we have seen that accomplishes this task is by using Gmail Notifier. It makes […]
Sometimes, we have trouble getting to sleep. There are all kinds of reasons this can happen. For example, you could be really stressed and have a brain fully loaded with thoughts and problems that are keeping your mind from shutting down. Sometimes, you can’t even figure out a good reason why sleep is being difficult; all you know is you need to sleep, and you just can’t make it happen.
Very recently, Instagram pulled support for showing its photos directly in Twitter cards and Twitter seemed relatively quiet on the issue. It seemed as if Twitter did not care, and immediately after that happened, Twitter issued an update for its mobile applications that added photo filters that work in a very similar way to those of Instagram. This clearly explains why Twitter did not seem too concerned by Instagram pulling support; Twitter had its own Instagram competitor right on the horizon.
An important aspect of any video project is sound effects. They help take a video and bring it to another level. The more authentic the sound effects, the better the video will end up being. There are plenty of websites out there that provide sound effects, but many of them require the creator to pay […]
Twitter and Instagram just cannot seem to get along. Suddenly users have found that their Instagram photos are no longer showing up on their Twitter timeline. Obviously, this has left users confused, as they had no idea if there was something wrong with their photos or there was some other reason why they had fallen off the map. It turns out, this was done on purpose by Instagram, as they disabled support for Twitter cards.
As mobile phone owners, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to share photos with friends or loved ones. Gone are the days of taking pictures to a local pharmacy to get them developed and then ordering duplicates to send to friends and family. Instead, we use apps and social media to share […]
Nintendo recently released the Wii U, and that seems to be the hot item that gamers are talking about. However, Nintendo has another fairly new console sitting in the background that seems to be mostly forgotten. The Nintendo 3DS is quietly doing its thing, and it has some really good games ready to hit the market. While 2012 was not exactly a landmark year for the 3DS, Nintendo’s price drop kicked it in gear a little more.
Skype is one of the most popular ways to communicate with friends and loved ones. One of the features people often miss out on is the handy keyboard shortcuts, simply because they cannot remember them all. Well, with our handy cheat sheet, you will be able to see all the useful shortcuts at a glance! […]