Joel Lee is a passionate freelance writer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his free time, he likes to read and write fiction, play video games, and talk theology.
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Voice communication allows gaming to transcend to the next level. It’s one thing to play a multiplayer game with your friends – it’s something else when you can talk with your friends while playing. However, voice chat software can be a pain in the butt, hard to set up, and resource intensive. RaidCall may be the solution. Whether you’re a gamer with an extensive history with voice communication software, or you’re someone who has never used voice chat before, you should really check out RaidCall.
I’m a big fan of voice communication when it comes to gaming. Wearing a headset while gaming adds a social element that makes the gaming experience that much better. While TeamSpeak may have started off as a solution for competitive gaming teams to discuss strategy and tactics in real-time, it has evolved into something beyond the bare essentials. It is used by casual gamers and fierce e-sports enthusiasts alike. TeamSpeak is a great program for talking with your gamer friends.
Voice communication is a fantastic bit of technology that truly complements the fast-paced nature of multiplayer gaming. It frees up your hands from typing out long messages, allowing you to chat in real-time without any sacrifice in game play. Established gaming brand, Razer, has recently come out with a great new voice communication program for free. Even though it is still in beta, Razer Comms puts up a formidable bit of competition even against the alternatives that have been around for many years.
When Songbird first hit the Internet in 2006, it promised a new era in media management and web integration. Sadly, many of the critics turned on Songbird when it failed to deliver after a number of years and, today, it seems like this music player is nearly forgotten. Back in 2010, the cross-platform Songbird dropped support for Linux as part of its plan for reinventing itself as it moved forward. Has Songbird refined itself and progressed enough to warrant a second chance? Let’s see!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so a video must be priceless – and there are times when a video is more convenient and effective than simple words. A screencast, also known as a video screen capture, is a recording of your computer screen outputted in video format. It can include the audio sounds from your computer, or a voiceover using a microphone, or both. It might seem like a difficult task, but screencasting is surprisingly easy thanks to the software available.
Finding that one perfect music player can be tough. Finding one that’s free? Nearly impossible. Rocket Player has been my near-perfect choice for the past few months, but I recently found a successor: Shuttle Player. I would never have found this gem if it weren’t for MakeUseOf reader Jarrod Bush, so shoutouts to him. And wow, what a find. This may just be the most polished free music player available on Android.
Eye strain is a huge issue for those of us who spend a lot of time looking at screens. Improper screen brightness settings can cause your eyes to fatigue faster, and overly bright screens at night can make it difficult to fall asleep. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app that reduced, or even eliminated, this impact? What about apps that kept your eyeballs from being blinded by overly bright screens when you’re in the dark?
Not too long ago, I found myself impressed by the sleek functionality of GOM Audio for Windows. It turns out that GOM has its own free video player as well – GOM Media Player – and I knew I just had to check it out. I wanted to see if GOM could match the big players like VLC in performance and quality. GOM Media Player originates from South Korea and is the number one media player in that country. Join me as I explore this powerful piece of software to see what it can do.
When it comes to burning and ripping CDs and DVDs, there are a lot of free tools for creating and mounting discs. A lot of them are even pretty good and get the job done, but they can be hard to learn, have confusing interfaces, and sometimes botch up an otherwise normal operation. Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 is a professional solution that focuses on a shallow learning curve and ease of use. We’re giving away 10 copies of Burning Studio 12 worth a total of $500 for FREE! Keep reading to see how you can take advantage of this sweet, sweet offer.
There are a lot of factors that play into email efficiency – not just writing the emails, but setting up the inbox, managing emails, knowing when to check emails, and more. Boosting email efficiency means boosting productivity, and that ultimately means getting everything done in less time. That’s exactly what we want.
Sometimes you don’t really know what you want until you’re holding it in your hands. There are not-so-resource-intensive music players out there that are bland and there are monster RAM hogs that provide tons of eye candy and aesthetic pleasure. What if you want something in the middle of the road? Oh, hello Clementine! I recently stumbled across this music player and let me tell you: it offers the best of both worlds and there’s no other music player like it.
YouTube is a revolutionary service, but that doesn’t mean that it’s without its flaws. There are many features on the site that are designed for convenience, other features that are meant to satiate legal requirements, and then there are features that are plain missing. Here are some ways to easily spruce up your YouTube experience.
Last year, I wrote about identifying fake reviews. In the overall discussion about purchasing site activity (whether it be comments, posts, reviews, or whatever else you offer), it’s safe to assume that buying comments is pretty much the same thing as buying user reviews. There’s a lot of overlap between the two and they pretty much achieve the same purposes. But there are also a few subtle differences.
Can you control your smartphone using only your computer? The answer is a resounding YES. The real question is: how much of your smartphone can you control? As I sat down to write this article, I had no clue what the answer to that question was, and to my surprise, the answer is quite a lot. From texts and call logs to full blown mouse-and-keyboard input, we can actually do much more than you might expect.
Fads come and go. That’s been a universal truth for centuries, perhaps even millennia. We have an innate tendency towards trends, popularity, and flavors of the month, and all of that has been made clearer with the advent of the Internet. Web trends come on the scene and die out faster than you can blink, but some stick around for a while. For example, tag clouds.