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 and follow him on twitter at @matthewhughes.

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The Raspberry Pi B+ Is Here. What’s Changed?

5 days ago

The Raspberry Pi Model B has been a hugely successful product, having shifted hundreds of thousands of units, and becoming an important platform for the education of computer science in schools. And it’s just received a much needed upgrade. The new configuration of the Raspberry Pi Model B is known as the Model B+, and will […]


Flying To The US, Canada or UK? Here Are The New Rules Regarding Flying With Electronics

5 days ago

Flying to the UK or US? Make sure your laptop and cell phone are sufficiently charged, as new, tighter security checks could see passengers potentially separated from their gadgets.


Fast. Reliable. Powerful. Here’s Why You Should Try Bitdefender Total Security 2015 [Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Giveaway]

2 weeks ago

This is the latest refresh to the Bitdefender antivirus package, which also comes packing some other features that make using your computer significantly more secure, without killing your performance.


No Overdubs Here: Catch Exclusively Recorded Live Music On Daytrotter

2 weeks ago

There’s something quite magical about live music. But what if you live in a town where bands seldom tour to, or if you struggle to keep track of bands touring in your area? Or what if your schedule makes it impossible to attend live music, or if you simply can’t afford the high ticket prices […]


How Does Apple’s New Programming Language Affect Me?

2 weeks ago

From the get-go, developers knew Apple’s new Swift was going to be big. But why should you care?


Create Amazing Screencasts With Bandicam

7th July, 2014

Screencasting is an awesome way to illustrate the use of software or games. Bandicamp distinguishes itself from other tools through simplicity and speed. And you can get it for free via MakeUseOf Rewards.


What Is Uber And Why Is It Threatening Traditional Taxi Services?

4th July, 2014

Uber has landed, and it’s fundamentally changing inner-city transit. And some might say, not entirely for the better.


Declutter Your iTunes With Tune Sweeper

3rd July, 2014

You literally bought into iTunes and wish it could do more. Install the Tune Sweeper plugin to add album art and track information or remove duplicate files and orphaned data. Free with MakeUseOf Rewards.


5 Refreshing Uses For A VPN

2nd July, 2014

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) like Private Internet Access is a way of pushing your network traffic through a remote server, allowing you to send and receive data as though you were from somewhere else. These have traditionally been the workhorses of the enterprise, allowing workers to remotely connect to the corporate network when away […]


The EU Just Made Using Your Phone Abroad Cheaper. Here’s Why.

1st July, 2014

Thank EU! Rules introduced by the EU designed to control the cost of using mobile phones abroad take force from the 1st of July.


4 Ways You Can Add Two-Factor Authentication To Your WordPress Blog

26th June, 2014

WordPress is a pretty useful platform for blogging and content management. This flexibility has resulted in WordPress sites becoming pretty enticing targets for hackers, and digital ne’er-do-wells. In the past, we’ve talked about how to protect WordPress from intrusion, as well as how to keep a watchful eye on it with IDS plugins. But that […]


5 Things You Will Need For A Successful Travel Blog

25th June, 2014

Sometimes, it’s not just enough to plaster Facebook with your travel photos. You need to start a travel blog. But how do you create a travel blog that’s successful?

Intimidated By Cooking? 6 Simple Tips To Conquer Your Kitchen Fears

20th June, 2014

Eating out is awesome, but it doesn’t compare to the experience of cooking a meal from scratch. But it’s far too common for people to hold a phobia of the kitchen.


Speed Up Your Computer & Fix Errors With WinOptimizer 11

14th June, 2014

Is your computer slow? Every Windows machine eventually shows signs of degrading performance. Ashampoo’s WinOptimizer 11 promises to be “the tuning specialist for your PC” and it’s free with our rewards program.


5 Apps You Need On A Big Night Out

6th June, 2014

There’s something that you absolutely must have in your arsenal before you head out: a smartphone laden with the greatest, most vital apps for anyone about to paint the town red.