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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What Is The Sharing Economy, And What Does It Mean For You?

2 days ago

It’s really just ordinary people meeting a demand with resources they own, in order to make a profit – but what does that look like?

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7 Techy Gifts For The Homeowner

2 weeks ago

Do you know someone who loves technology and has recently moved home? With the holiday season looming, you might be wondering what to get that person.

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6 Gifts For The World Traveller In Your Life

2 weeks ago

What do you buy for someone who prizes experiences over things? Here are 6 awesome gifts you can get for the intrepid adventurer in your life.

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Hands On With WinX HD Video Converter (PC/Mac) + Unlimited License Giveaway

5th December, 2014

It’s one of the best tools for managing diverse types of video.

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Can Hackers REALLY Take Over Your Car?

29th November, 2014

Zubie is a small box that plugs into the On-Board Diagnostics (ODBII) port found in most modern cars. It allows users to find out how well they’re driving, and offers tips for extending their mileage with sensible, economical driving. And until recently, Zubie contained a serious lapse in security that could leave users vulnerable to […]

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7 Of The Best Xbox 360 Games You Can Get On The Cheap This Black Friday

27th November, 2014

Black Friday presents itself as an opportunity to get the latest and greatest games for not very much money. And you don’t even need to leave your house.

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Glyph Studio Review And Giveaway

27th November, 2014

Another week, another hard drive. This one is the Glyph Studio – a $199 external drive aimed at creative professionals. Read the review, then enter to win your own!

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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful To Your Computer’s Health?

26th November, 2014

It’s been a rough few months for the embattled e-cigarette industry. Although intended to be a safer alternative to tobacco, the devices have been under attack by regulators in the US and Europe who have expressed health concerns about the nicotine-enriched liquid used. And now, there’s a new worry surrounding them that nobody expected. Your […]

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Hands On With Nokia’s New Z Launcher For Android

22nd November, 2014

Nokia’s brand new Z Launcher is here, but is it any good?

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What To Expect From Firefox Developer Edition

19th November, 2014

Eager to cement their reputation with developers even further, Mozilla have launched Firefox Developer Edition; a cutting-edge spin on the popular browser loaded with features designed to make web development even easier.

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A GNU Beginning For Microsoft: What An Open Source .NET Framework Means For The Rest Of Us

16th November, 2014

Microsoft just released a significant part of its code under a permissive open source license. This move breaks with years of tradition. But why and what does it mean for you?

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Glyph BlackBox Portable Hard Drive Review And Giveaway

14th November, 2014

Can a 500gb portable hard drive really be worth $100? There’s a company in New York who thinks so. Meet Glyph Technologies, the makers of the BlackBox.

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Windows Users Beware: You’ve Got A Serious Security Issue

13th November, 2014

Running Windows? You should probably run your updates about now. A serious new vulnerability has been confirmed as present in all versions of Windows from Vista onwards which has the potential to let hackers execute their own arbitrary code. The issue (CVE number CVE-2014-6321) is rated critical by Microsoft, and affected users are being strongly encouraged […]

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Credit Card Processing On Android: Best Tools For Accepting Payment

11th November, 2014

Want to process credit card payments on your Android device? Here are the best tools for getting it done.