Mark O'Neill

Joined August 2007

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Freelance journalist, English teacher, Gun-For-Hire

Feel free to contact at mark@makeuseof.com

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OpinionCloud: Get An Overview Of A YouTube Video Or Flickr Photo By Keywords [Firefox & Chrome]

3rd May, 2012

The comments section on YouTube has a terrible reputation for bad language, trolling, and general nastiness. So much so that the famous XKCD comic made a comic about it, which was then adopted into an actual feature by the YouTube team. However, the comments section may be useful in one regard. If you are looking […]

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CISPA: What Is It & Why Should We Care? [INFOGRAPHIC]

3rd May, 2012

Back in January, the Internet got together in a co-ordinated effort to defeat a US Bill called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) which was making its way through Congress. When the Bill was finally brought to a screeching halt, everyone high-fived each other, convinced that the efforts by the US Government and various media companies […]

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Get eBay International Search Results With Geo-Ship

30th April, 2012

When searching for an item on eBay, one of the mistakes buyers make is only looking at results from sellers in their own country. But if the buyer is willing to expand their geographical horizons a little bit, they may find an amazing bargain or two. That’s where Geo-Ship comes in to help. Geo-Ship is […]

AppDetective: Monitor The Windows Apps Marketplace For Specific New Apps

30th April, 2012

Are you the owner of a Windows phone and are you constantly searching the Windows Apps Marketplace for certain must-have apps? Are you tired of constantly not finding what you want or getting a bunch of non-relevant results? Then put your time to better more productive use and automate the whole app searching process by […]

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instaDM: Send Direct Messages & Chat With Instagram Users [Web & iOS]

30th April, 2012

Instagram is an extremely popular photo sharing app which has just been acquired by Facebook. But have you ever wanted to directly chat / message with another Instagram user but became frustrated when you realised there was no way to do so from within the official Instagram app?  If so, then you definitely need to […]

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Is the Blackberry On A Downwards Death Spiral? [INFOGRAPHIC]

30th April, 2012

There was a time when every businessman and his dog had a Blackberry. Having one separated the serious executives from the non-serious ones. Everyone started obsessively checking their email every 5 minutes, leading to a medical condition dubbed “Blackberry Thumb”. It seemed that Blackberry would be like Darth Vader and rule the entire galaxy. Now suddenly the company is doing an impersonation of a Japanese Kamikaze pilot.

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Stream Chaser: Find Legal Online Sources For Your Favourite TV Shows [Firefox]

26th April, 2012

Everyone loves watching TV shows and these days, watching shows is done more and more online, with services like Netflix and iTunes.  But sometimes, it’s difficult to find your favourite show online, due to all of the illegal and questionable sources that clutter up all the search results.  Here to help you find legal download […]

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Zigmail: Streamline Your Email Inbox & Organize Your Shopping Transactions

26th April, 2012

We all buy from the Internet, some a lot more than others.  eBay, Amazon, Groupon….the list goes on and on to tempt us into getting our credit card out and start buying online.  But as we buy more and more things, the transaction emails relating to these purchases start to clog up our inboxes.  This […]

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The History Of Video File Formats [INFOGRAPHIC]

26th April, 2012

I was watching Law & Order : Special Victims Unit on my iPhone the other night, when it dawned on me how lucky I was to be able to do what I was doing. I was watching a TV programme in crisp high-definition video, as good as watching it on television (perhaps better), except I was watching it on a small mobile phone screen, small enough to fit in my pocket. Video has come a long way.

My Facecard: Create & Customise Your Own Smartphone Business Card [iOS]

23rd April, 2012

These days, paper business cards are on the way out and digital cards are all the vogue. And it’s easy to see why. Instead of having a pile of paper cards creating a mess on your desk, you can instead swap details electronically, via computer or smartphone.  One such smartphone app is My Facecard. My […]

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Spotflux: Enjoy A Safer, More Secure & Encrypted Internet Browsing [Windows & Mac]

22nd April, 2012

Sometimes, navigating the streets and lanes of the World Wide Web can be a dangerous and scary experience. Not everyone out there are nice friendly honest people so there’s a high chance of viruses, malware and people trying to steal your confidential information.  This is where Spotflux comes in. Spotflux aims to make your Internet […]

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Ypix.me: Share Images With Others In The Blink Of An Eye

22nd April, 2012

Do you need to show someone a screenshot quickly and you can’t be bothered with the hassle of email or Dropbox? Then why not try out “Yes, Pix me!”? This website gives you a unique sharing URL that you can use to instantly show anyone your images.  Anyone else with that unique URL will see […]

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Rentul: Plan Your Upcoming Trips Much Easier

22nd April, 2012

Anyone who has planned a trip will know how difficult it can be. You have so many things to organise, book and pay for. As well as the lodgings, you also have to plan for activities (tours, places to see), as well as where you’re going to eat. All in all, planning a trip can […]

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CloudFactory: Provide Millions Of People In Developing Countries With Basic Computer Work

21st April, 2012

Did you know that billions of people around the world have to try and survive on less than $3 a day?  That is a shocking statistic but it is one that CloudFactory aims to reverse by connecting skilled capable workers in the developing world with basic computer tasks online.  In this way, the workers can […]

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Convert Word To Excel: Convert Your Word Document Into An Excel File

21st April, 2012

Do you have a Word document that you quickly and painlessly need converted into an Excel document? Well then, you should consider taking a look at Convert Word To Excel. Before you can begin using it, you need Microsoft Silverlight installed and enabled. Then just click on “File” and then “Open” You can then choose […]