Matthew Hughes

Joined June 2013

Matthew Hughes is a software developer, student and writer from Liverpool, England. He is seldom found without a cup of strong black coffee in his hand and absolutely adores his Macbook Pro and his camera. You can read his blog at http://www.matthewhughes.co.uk and follow him on twitter at @matthewhughes.

Feel free to contact at mhughes@makeuseof.com

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10 Simple, Customisable Invoice Templates Every Freelancer Should Use

15 hours ago

Being a freelancer is hard. You’ve got to constantly be on your A-Game.

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5 Games From The 90s You Can Play On Your Mac Today

2 days ago

The 90s were an awesome time for gaming. And you can play five of the best games easily on your Mac.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Internet Freedom, Here’s How

2 days ago

ACTA and SOPA might be dead and buried, but the specter of draconian copyright law still lingers, as the leak of the latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty shows us. The treaty – currently being written and developed by twelve countries – could soon see ISPs liable for the activities of their users, extended […]

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The Risks And Rewards Of Renting Out Your Apartment On AirBnb

4 days ago

Are you thinking about renting your spare rooms out on AirBnB? Here’s why you should, and also a cautionary note on why you should think twice.

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Love Free Games? Here Are 10 You Can Play For Free This Weekend On Steam

4 days ago

Steam’s largest ever free weekend begins today, and with it brings 10 awesome games to play for free for the next few days.

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10 Amazingly Useful Spreadsheet Templates To Organise Your Life

4 days ago

Is your life a hotch-potch of missed deadlines, forgotten shopping and reneged commitments? Sounds like you need to get organized.

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Nexus 6, 9, Player, and Android Lollipop: Everything You Need To Know

4 days ago

It’s official: Android 5.0 Lollipop is here and is bringing with it three new devices: the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. Here’s a comprehensive rundown of all the new hardware and software.

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Share Your Photos, Not Your Phone With Microsoft Xim

5 days ago

Sharing photos with a group of people just got easier. One person controls the show, everyone can join at their own devices via a link, and when all was seen, the presentation self-destructs.

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Facebook Is Bringing WiFi To The Masses With Drones

7 days ago

Almost two thirds of the world’s population lack Internet access. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg seems eager to address this very real inequality with autonomous drones that will provide free Internet access.

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The Snappening: Hundreds of Thousands of Snapchats May Have Been Leaked

1 week ago

Each day, hundreds of millions of people use Snapchat to send pictures and videos to their friends. The messages can only be viewed for a few seconds, upon which they self-destruct, never to be seen ever again. This concept allows for sensitive – even intimate – photos to be sent, with an expectation of them being kept private. That […]

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10 Helpful Spreadsheet Templates To Help Manage Your Finances

2 weeks ago

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew where your money was, at all times?

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Your USB Devices Aren’t Safe Anymore, Thanks To BadUSB

2 weeks ago

If you bought a computer before 1997, you probably noticed that the back was a pock-marked mess of connectors and ports. And if you bought a new printer and scanner, odds were good it would only work with a certain type of port. And if the pins on the connector broke, your device was worthless. […]

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Meet Ello: The Hip New Social Network You Need To Know About

27th September, 2014

It has been said that when a social network makes a small change, it cause a schism, sending users fleeing elsewhere. They’re heading to ello.co.

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Worse Than Heartbleed? Meet ShellShock: A New Security Threat For OS X and Linux

26th September, 2014

A serious security issue with the Bash shell – a major component of both most UNIX-like operating systems – has been discovered, with significant implications for computer security worldwide. The issue is present in all versions of the Bash scripting language up to version 4.3, which effects a majority of Linux machines, and the entirety […]

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This Android Browser Bug Will Make You Upgrade To KitKat

25th September, 2014

A serious issue with the stock browser on pre-KitKat phones has been discovered which could allow malicious websites to access the data of other websites. Sounds scary? Here’s what you need to know.