Matt Smith

Joined May 2010

Matthew Smith is a freelance writer living in Portland Oregon. He also writes for Twitter or .

Feel free to contact at mattsmith@makeuseof.com

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Take Your Tunes Mobile With Your Rewards Points And The Oontz Angle [Rewards]

12th May, 2014

Mobile phones are incredibly capable, but even the most powerful have trouble providing enough sound to fill anything but the quietest room. Podcasts, music and videos are usually impossible to hear without earbuds. Fortunately we have a solution; the Oontz Angle. This small Bluetooth speaker, designed by Soundworks, can greatly improve the audio of your […]

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Has Your Online Security Been Breached? 6 Signs That Say It Has

7th May, 2014

Protecting your online privacy and security seems to become more difficult with every month. Recent exploits like the Heartbleed bug have proven that even someone who diligently guards their own security isn’t invulnerable. A breach in your security usually doesn’t stay secret for long, however. Someone who has your account credentials for one or more […]

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What Are Celebrity-Endorsed Headphones And Why You Should Avoid Them

6th May, 2014

Celebrity endorsements are nothing new. There is one type of product, however, that’s become notorious for its epidemic of endorsements; headphones.

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How To Deal With Your Job Search In The Internet Age

5th May, 2014

A job that might have been obscure is now a single Craigslist posting away from tens or hundreds of applications. To stand out you’ll need to refine your tactics – both old and new.

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8 Worthy Alternatives To The iPad’s Native Mail App

1st May, 2014

The iPad’s native Mail app isn’t for everyone, so here are some alternatives that you may prefer.

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Grab A Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Lifetime License With Your Rewards Points!

29th April, 2014

The battle against malware never ends. Updates are constantly be produced to keep up with new threats and, as a result, most anti-malware apps charge a yearly subscription fee. Paying every year can become tiresome, but it’s necessary if you want anything more than the basic protection free malware suites provide. Fortunately, we have a […]

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Trading In Your Video Games – Is It Really Worth It?

27th April, 2014

Does trading in a game really make sense for you and your wallet? Or are you leaving money on the table by handing your used games over to a retailer?

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5 Insider Secrets Of Buying Used Electronics

24th April, 2014

Used electronics can be an amazing deal. You can also end up screwed, though, which is why it’s important to know what to look for when buying used electronics.

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Graphics Aren’t Everything: 5 Ugly Games That Are Crazy Fun

23rd April, 2014

Not all games look good. Here are five fun games that’ve received strong reviews in spite of ugly graphics.

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Buying A New Smartphone? How To Understand The Hardware Specs

18th April, 2014

There was once a time when buying a cell phone was like buying a CD player. Over time, however, phones have become miniature computers – and the specifications are nearly as complex as a PC’s.

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3 Ways To Stream Video Games From Your PC To Your Main TV

16th April, 2014

While hardcore gamers often buy a HDTV computer for their living room, most gamers can’t afford two gaming rigs. Here are a few ways you can stream games from your existing desktop or laptop PC to your television.

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Should You Buy The Elder Scrolls Online?

15th April, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online, is now live for players in North America and Europe. It promises open, multiplayer gameplay, but it sells for full retail with a subscription fee. Is it worth it?

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Why You Should Replace Microsoft Security Essentials With A Proper Antivirus

11th April, 2014

Microsoft threw its hat in the anti-virus arena in 2009 with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), a tool that runs on Windows XP, 7 and 8. The move received early praise, as it seemed strange that the company had gone so long without providing even the most basic anti-virus protection, and early tests showed MSE to […]

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How To Free Up Disk Space Without Booting Into Windows

10th April, 2014

Can you no longer boot into Windows due to low disk space? You can easily free up space without booting into the operating system by using the right tools. We show you how.

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Earn An iPod Shuffle With Your Rewards Points!

9th April, 2014

One of our favorite programs here at MakeUseOf is Rewards, which gives our readers the chance to earn free software simply by sharing articles with friends. Every now and then we like to give a bit extra, however, with a special hardware reward aimed at our most loyal fans. Well, guess what; it’s time for […]