Guy McDowell

Joined December 2008

The Hi-Tech Redneck ® has 20+ years of IT and Technical Trades experience. Working with people, or on my own, I strive to do the best job possible in the best manner possible. Keep in touch: Twitter - Google+

Feel free to contact at guy@makeuseof.com

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3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping: Future or Fad?

4 days ago

What went through your mind the first time you saw 3D printing in action? Did you think, “Hey that’s moderately cool”? Or did you think, “Wow. I could build ANYTHING with that!”

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Chrome 64-bit Vs 32-bit For Windows – Is 64-bit Worth Installing?

27th September, 2014

Anyone who is using Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 on a computer with a 64-bit processor can use Chrome 64-bit. What’s the difference? I’m glad you asked.

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Ten Android Apps Every College Student Needs

24th September, 2014

If you’re at College or University this semester, you need these ten apps.

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Types Of Internet Access Technologies Explained, And What You Should Expect

22nd September, 2014

What kind of Internet access do you really have? Broadband? High Speed? Wireless? Satellite? Fibre?

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Metadata – The Information About Your Information

11th September, 2014

Do you care about your privacy? You should. Or are you one of those people that thinks, “I’ve got nothing to hide, so they can look at whatever they want!” Sorry, you may have something to hide and not even know it. “What?”, you ask, “I just told you I have nothing to hide. I’ve never done […]

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8 Fun Social Media Knick-Knacks You Can Actually Buy

26th August, 2014

Did you know that there are many cool gadgets out there that will help you interact with your friends over the Internet without being on Twitter or Tumblr?

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6 Awesome YouTube Videos To Help You Learn Android Development

30th June, 2014

Want to learn how to develop Android apps? Then these YouTube videos are perfect for you.

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10 Easy & Quick Online Mockup Tools That Help You Imagine Anything

27th June, 2014

Make the best use of instant-creation technologies, with your own mock-up designs. Mock-ups help evaluate, fix flaws, and tweak designs before creating them. Design just about anything with these tools.

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DIY Droid: 6 Apps To Help With Your Next Home Improvement Project

6th June, 2014

Imagining your summer home renovation project? Get started with some Android apps to help you every step of the way, from inspiration to planning to building.

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Keep Up With The Latest Data Leaks – Follow These 5 Services & Feeds

5th June, 2014

Oh eBay! How could you let this happen!? All of those passwords lost, all of us scrambling to change our passwords. Why doesn’t this happen to anyone else? It does. Daily. And it will continue to happen if companies and governments continue to ignore the security of your data. For you, Joe Sixpack and Joan […]

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How To Securely Delete Files From Your HDD Or SSD In Windows

3rd June, 2014

Did you know files never actually get deleted? That’s why they can be recovered; by you or someone else. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, learn how to securely delete files.

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9 Proven, Tested Tips To Extend Your Android’s Battery Life

30th May, 2014

No matter how long your phone’s battery life lasts, there are ways that you can definitely make it last longer. Let’s take a look at some different ways.

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Is Your Android Leaking Information? Check With ViaProtect

8th May, 2014

Ever wonder just who your Android communicates with in the background? Perhaps you’re not as inquisitive (or paranoid) as I am, yet you should give this app a try anyway. What your Android device tells others, and who those others are, just might surprise or shock you! The primary goal of the viaProtect app, developed by […]

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3 Dash Cam Apps For Android, Compared: Which One Can Protect You Best?

2nd May, 2014

Should you spend a few hundred dollars on a stand-alone dash cam or should you use the camera and GPS device you already have – your Android smartphone? Let’s find out.

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Buying A Paper Shredder For Your Home Office

16th April, 2014

Not concerned about identity theft? How about cyberstalking? Are you sure that no one is going through your garbage? How about your paper recycling? Sure, no one is parking beside your house and going through the bags, but what about after it’s picked up? Dumps aren’t renowned for their security. You should consider getting a […]