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 www.topSecretWriters.com or on Google Plus.

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Feel free to contact at ryandube@makeuseof.com

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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!


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 […]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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