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Evernote has put a lot of work into their popular image editor known as Skitch recently. They have just launched version 2.0 and it adds some great new features to their desktop application. They have also rolled out an iPhone and iPod touch version of the app.
There is no shortage of applications designed for listening to music on the iPhone. There are premium apps like Spotify and Rdio that allow you to listen to any song you want for a monthly fee. Apps like Pandora give you the ability to listen to randomly generated radio stations based on an artist or […]
Encrypting confidential data on your PC can be an important and time-consuming task. Making it as easy and safe as possible is the goal of any Windows user, and R-Crypto looks to be a great option. Not only does it offer deep encryption for protection, but it allows you to create entire virtual drives of […]
Wunderlist is one of the simplest ways to keep track of what you need to do. It has an elegant user interface that just makes sense. Anyone can pick it up and figure out how to use it with little or no direction. That is why I use it every day to keep track of my tasks here at MakeUseOf. I love that I can simply log in, type myself a quick description of the task at hand and save it for later.
Hackers are all over the Internet trying to steal personal information. It’s unfortunate, but security online is more important than it’s ever been. A huge part of security comes from generating passwords that are not easy to brute force or guess. Secure Passwords is a web-based app that generates complicated passwords for you, and has […]
We’re looking to come up with a definitive list of Cydia tweaks, the best resource for new jailbreakers looking to get started and discover the best tweaks Cydia has to offer. If you are an expert on jailbreaking, please share your recommendations with us, and you could be one of three lucky winners to receive 150 rewards points.
Twitter has been very busy recently. They just launched a new profile for Twitter users which includes a very Facebook-like header photo. To go along with the new style of profiles, Twitter has also rebuilt their iPad application from the ground up.
Short links are all the rage on the Internet nowadays. As the popularity of Twitter grows, the popularity of creating links that use less and less of our precious 140 characters grows with it. Most short link services do not offer much in the way of options. You create the link and send it, and […]
The video game industry always has, and always will be driven by sequels. Game publishers are always looking for ways to leverage a franchise and turn into something that can be milked for the long haul. For many franchises, this ends up being a good thing. But there are some occasions where the attempt to cash in and build a franchise is a bad thing.
Internet Explorer users may have a reason to jump ship and head over to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or any other browser. It was recently revealed that there may be a large Zero-day exploit causing problems for IE users. If an Internet Explorer user visits a malicious site that exploits this security hole, the results could be quite bad for them. This issue will not cause a problem for users of Internet Explorer 10. Only users running IE version 7,8, or 9 on a machine running Windows XP, Vista or 7 are at risk.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fun-filled edition of the Best of Reddit. This is the weekly column where we look at some of the coolest shenanigans taking place on Reddit and share them with all of you. This week we have a special all r/AskReddit edition. AskReddit is one of my favorite places to dig into the mind of the Reddit community. It is a place full of entertainment and crazy stories. Of course, we also have a Subreddit of the week.
The menu bar on the Mac is a great place for getting quick access to the things you need most. Many apps use this as a quick way to get access to key functions for the app at any time. Amelita is a Mac app that adds a smart context menu to your menu bar […]
Almost all smartphones come with some sort of calculator installed. These are great for performing basic math, but when you need to enter advanced formulas and calculations, things become a bit more complicated. Typing in fractions and exponents on a smartphone calculator is never fun. Now, Android users can download the free app called MyScript […]
Most Internet users know how to go to Google and type in what they are looking for and get some results. For most instances in daily life, this is perfectly acceptable. You will probably find the site you are looking for, and everything will be great. That being said, there are instances where you may need to use advanced search techniques to find exactly what you are looking for, and that is why Google is bringing back their Power Searching class.
Everyone knows that losing weight is difficult. It requires a certain level of commitment that not everyone is prepared for. However, when you meet those weight loss goals, it is one of the most satisfying things in the world. I am currently on a diet, as I need to drop about 20 pounds. It is not fun, but seeing the results helps me stay motivated. Of course, losing weight is easier with help.