Mark O'Neill

Joined August 2007

mark@makeuseof.com

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Tap Into These Powerful Ideas for a Digital Sabbatical Today

2 days ago

Have you explored the idea of a digital sabbatical? Let’s take a look at how taking an extended break away from the Internet can improve — and perhaps extend — your life.

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How to Safely Buy Online with Privacy & Security

5 days ago

Competing with established online stores are smaller, lesser known businesses trying to compete. But can you trust them with your Visa details? And how can you better protect yourself when shopping online?

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The Paranoid Conspiracy-Theorist’s Guide To Online Privacy & Security

6 days ago

Can you stay anonymous online? With not too much and the use of easy to use web-based encryption, security and privacy tools, we believe you can. Let us show you how.

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Turn Your iOS Device Into an Extra Monitor With Duet

1 week ago

You can now use an iPad app to expand your collection of screens, turning your $500 tablet into a small, portable monitor. It’s called Duet.

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BlockTogether: Why A Tool Built To Stop Harassment Is Now Used By ISIS

8th May, 2015

Block Together’s intentions are good, but the potential for it to go horribly wrong are extremely high. Twitter should step in and provide its own alternative.

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10 Geeky Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day

3rd May, 2015

With Star Wars back in business, we felt now would be a good time to think of the wackiest ways geeks can celebrate Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you!

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6 Books About Online Privacy & Security You Need to Read

1st May, 2015

As online privacy and security continue to be spicy hot topics, a whole range of high quality books are being written on the subject. Here are just six we recommend you read.

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How to Make Google Calendar Collaboration Even Smarter

28th April, 2015

There are many ways to make Google Calendar smarter. Here are eight tools to make your schedule work better for you with minimal effort on your part.

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10 Easy-to-Use Photo Editing Programs for Newbie Photographers

25th April, 2015

Some photos only look their best after a bit of editing. If Photoshop and Lightroom seem too complex for you, check out these easy-to-use alternatives.

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Don’t Want To Use Facebook Messenger? 6 Slick Alternatives To Try

22nd April, 2015

Use these Facebook Messenger alternatives to keep in touch with your Facebook contacts while on the go, if you do not want to use Messenger for whatever reason.

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The 6 Best Sites for Keeping Up-To-Date with Financial News

21st April, 2015

Keeping on top of financial news is a necessary chore for almost everyone. We take a look at six of the best sites to keep you abreast of breaking stories.

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8 Websites to Help You Plan Your Financial Future

20th April, 2015

Personal financial planning is a vital aspect of modern living and you need to understand it. These websites will help you improve your bank balance or wipe out your overdraft.

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Could the Military Really Build a Terminator?

16th April, 2015

Robots have been filtering into popular culture for decades, from C3PO to¬†HAL 9000, the Iron Giant to Wall-E. One famous robot / cyborg¬†stormed¬†theaters¬†in 1984, with his deadpan catchphrase “I’ll be back”, ¬†transforming a painfully stoic Austrian actor into an international superstar. Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Terminator. The six foot stack of murderous cyborg¬†who made us […]

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How To Clear Your Data From Google & Attempt To Regain Some Of Your Privacy

15th April, 2015

Wiping all trace of you from the web is not easy, but after reading Dragnet Nation by Julia Angwin you might just want to try. It’s time to stop willingly throwing away your privacy.

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Spice Up The Windows System Tray With These 9 Clever Features

14th April, 2015

The system tray is perhaps one of the most undervalued features of the Windows taskbar. The icons represent running programs or system functions you can manipulate. We’ll show you additional options you can add.