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Have you been saving your MakeUseOf Rewards points? If so, get ready to spend them, because July is going to be a great month for the program. Here’s a preview of what’s around the corner. Wait, What’s Rewards? Are you new to the site, or simply haven’t heard of Rewards before? If so, here’s the […]
In rare instances the proper OS X kill processes go wrong, greatly increasing shutdown times. Here are a few potential fixes.
Google Calendar is arguably the easiest, most intuitive and most versatile way to organize your day. The only problem users commonly encounter is syncing it with their devices.
Share your files directly from where you use and store them – your computer. Desktop apps offer advanced sharing features and can be used to keep files backed up in the Cloud.
Users of Windows XP (and, to a lesser extent, Windows Vista and 7) have an unhappy upgrade path ahead of them. Maybe it’s time to ditch Windows entirely and pick up a MacBook Air instead.
Google is a technology giant that provides a huge variety of services, many of which are free. Gmail, Google Drive and Google Hangouts can be used without paying a dime. Instead, pay by providing information about yourself, which Google can use for advertising. Though it started in search, the lion’s share of the company’s profits […]
Your smartphone is a computer in your pocket, and it often contains just as much private data. All of your emails, location history, web history and app usage are likely accessible through the device on your pocket. This makes it well worth protecting, but the threats you should worry about extend beyond. Viruses Exist Since […]
RAM, the final frontier. You always seem to run out of it. We’ll show you how you can free up internal memory and extend your RAM, both virtually and physically.
Mac OS X has a number of accessibility features built-in which can accommodate the needs of most users. Here’s what they are, and what they do.
A game controller isn’t a terrible remote, but it’s not a great one, either. A tablet or, in some cases, a smartphone provides a better way to access console features.
There are some “free-to-play” decks that can compete with those containing far more impressive cards.
If you’re serious about music, you may be disappointed by the audio quality your mobile device manages – particularly when paired with high-end headphones. The solution? A headphone amplifier.
Microsoft Office remains the gold standard in office applications. Sure, Office alternatives exist, but Microsoft’s file formats dominate. People with access to Office tend to have an easier time than those who lack it, because while alternatives like LibreOffice can export to .doc or .xls, the formatting isn’t 100% compatible. Still, many people flinch at buying Office because it’s […]
Video has become a common part of everyday life. You’d think, then, that free video editors would be common. Turns out the selection is limited for Windows users. Here are our five top choices.
Set up your wireless network properly by learning from these ten avoidable mistakes.