Ryan Dube

Joined December 2008

Ryan Dube is a freelance writer, an Electrical Engineer and an SEO expert. His writing focuses on science and tech investigations. Visit him at TopSecretWriters.com or on Google Plus.

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Feel free to contact at ryandube@makeuseof.com

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My Spouse Is Not A Geek: 5 Fun Ways To Connect The Marital Divide

1st July, 2014

Some marriages can be made in digital heaven. If you’re a relationship savvy geek, there are some creative ways to use the technology you love to bring you and your spouse even closer together.

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Investigating The Yelp Rating Algorithm: How Internet Memes Spread

23rd June, 2014

Many small businesses on Yelp believe the review service manipulates its rating algorithm. But is it true? We detail that investigation with first person accounts and interviews with Yelp managers.

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Joe Siegrist of LastPass: The Truth About Your Password Security

20th June, 2014

After NSA surveillance, the Heartbleed threat, and hacking attempts against financial institutions, are you feeling like the digital world is falling down around you? Joe Siegrist, the CEO of LastPass, is here to settle the score on what all of these threats really mean for your password security. Here at MakeUseOf, we often alert readers […]

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Learn The Art Of Web Interviewing & Help Your Career Or Business

18th June, 2014

Would you mind if I interview you? Those are words that no one minds being asked. Learning how to interview can provide you with some of the most valuable life skills you’ll ever gain.

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HEXO+: An Amazing Aerial Camera Drone That Will Follow You Everywhere

17th June, 2014

Imagine you’re hiking up the side of a mountain as your aerial drone captures the footage like a scene from an epic movie. Thanks to a new drone called Hexo+, this science fiction may soon become a reality.

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Learn How to Reboot a Spacecraft at the Space College

16th June, 2014

What do you do when a spacecraft launched in 1978 returns back to Earth after a 30 year journey into deep space? Turn it into an orbiting educational lab for programmers and makers of course!

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6 Tips For Creating An Unbreakable Password That You Can Remember

13th June, 2014

You can lock every door and window of your house, but if you use a skeleton key the odds are pretty good someone is probably going to end up robbing you blind. The same is true of your passwords. If your passwords are not unique and unbreakable, you might as well open the front door […]

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5 Nostalgic Sounds of the Technology Many People Miss

13th June, 2014

For tech geeks, the five most exciting sounds are one of the nostalgic technology sounds described in this article.

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5 Time Management Tips That Can Make You A Leader At Life & Work

6th June, 2014

Whether you realize it or not, you are a leader. Even if that means being a leader of your own life. These tips will help you become an even better one.

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Buried In Emails? Shrink Your Massive Inbox To Zero With Mailstrom

5th June, 2014

We’ve offered a number of solutions through the years to manage your Gmail account and to clean up a cluttered inbox. Nothing is more convenient than a central online solution like Mailstrom.

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ToDoist For Business Goes Live With New Per User Pricing Plan for Companies

3rd June, 2014

Today, Todoist announced the launch of Todoist for Business – an enterprise solution of its popular task management software. It offers a pricing plan for businesses at a rate of only $3 per user, per month.

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Automate Your Life And Job With ToDoist And IFTTT

30th May, 2014

Play creatively with ToDoist’s notification features, and IFTTT’s ability to accomplish really cool automations with them. We show you how combining the two powers your productivity.

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5 Examples To Help You Spot A Fraud Or Fake Email

29th May, 2014

The shift from spam to phishing attacks is noticeable, and is on the rise. If there’s a single mantra to keep in mind, it’s this — the number one defense against phishing is awareness.

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IObit Advanced SystemCare Lets You Safely Keep Running Windows XP [Rewards]

28th May, 2014

Just like the lead-up to the year 2000, many people in technology industries acted like Microsoft’s end date for supporting Windows XP marked some kind of computer armageddon. The reality is that it just meant there would be no updates to the operating system, including any security vulnerabilities. To fill this gap, IObit has stepped […]

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How To Spot A Chinese Domain Name Scam

26th May, 2014

Chinese domain name scams have become popular and successful. Don’t let them rip you off. We will explain exactly what these scams are, but first it’s more important to understand what started them.