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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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.

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Gmail on Android Offers Save to Drive, Gives Spam Explanations and More

23rd May, 2014

Google just updated its popular Android Gmail app to include new features like the ability to save attachments to Google Drive, in-line spam email explanations and more.

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7 Different Uses Of Integrating Google Drive With Gmail

22nd May, 2014

Gmail and Google Drive power many of our productivity needs. Let’s see some common sense ways and some clever hacks which allow us to seamlessly bring these two services together.

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Helium Publishing Closing Doors: Back Up Your Data Now

22nd May, 2014

The Helium Network organization will be closing down the Helium Publishing 360 sites, effective December 15th, 2014.

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5 Microsoft Word & Excel Skills You Must Have To Succeed At The Office

20th May, 2014

“Get that report to me, ASAP!” A core set of Microsoft Excel and Word tricks can make this task less stressful and help you whiz up a stylish report in no time.

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How Google Keyword Planner Tool Helps You Visualize Search Trends Better

18th May, 2014

Google has really gone above and beyond in adding better visual data to the AdWords keyword search tool. Let’s review the latest version of the Keyword Planner tool with its impressive visualizations

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5 Ways You’re Using The Web Wrong: Avoid Frustration & Embarrassment

16th May, 2014

With millions of spam emails, thousands of malware websites and an unknown number of cyberattacks taking place on┬áthe Internet every day, traveling safely through these interwebs is no easy task. Thankfully, MakeUseOf is here to help. Being a newcomer on the web these days isn’t always a pleasant experience. Setting aside the fact that you’re […]

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Creative But Effective Tricks to Pull a Programming All-Nighter

14th May, 2014

It’s 7pm. The programming project you were supposed to be working on all week is due at 8am the next morning. You haven’t started it. Pulling an all-nighter is the only option.

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5 Tricks To Get Your IT Department To Help You Faster

13th May, 2014

How many I.T. techs does it take to change a lightbulb? None, you didn’t submit a help desk ticket for it.

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Plugging In Your Brain and Body – The Future Of Implanted Computers

10th May, 2014

With the current trend of technical innovation and advancement, now is a good time to explore the state of the art in computer-human technologies.

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Awesome Things You Can Automatically Import To Google Calendar

9th May, 2014

A calendar keeps every aspect of your life focused in one place, allowing you to worry less and accomplish more. Here are some useful ways to import important information into your Google Calendar.

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5 Ways You Can Use Facebook To Help & Inspire Your Friends

2nd May, 2014

Facebook is a powerful tool. Use it to make your friends’ life better.