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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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


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 the 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 […]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Build Your Own Weather Dashboard In This Google Spreadsheet Master Class

1st May, 2014

Would you like to turn your Google Drive account into an intelligent weather analysis system, and live out a Star Trek fantasy? Ok!


7 IFTTT Recipes You Should Set Up For Easy Collaboration With Others

28th April, 2014

When you are collaborating with others, IFTTT offers even more opportunities to automate and simplify the process of working with others. Here are 7 useful recipes for project you’re managing with someone else.


Nine New Features Added to the Google Keyword Planner Tool

26th April, 2014

Google just rolled out nine new features to Keyword Planner, providing users with much more in depth information about search queries, including query changes over time, mobile device trends, enhanced location data and better visualizations.


Hit By a Manual Spam Action? Here’s What To Do

25th April, 2014

Imagine you’ve just created your best work of art, then someone streaks a permanent marker across the canvas. That’s what a Google manual spam action feels like.


Malicious Spam Tweets Flood Twitter From Hacked Accounts

25th April, 2014

Every now and then it’s common to see spam messages on Twitter promoting some weight loss pill or dating site, but Thursday hundreds of tweets flooded Twitter promoting a weight loss “miracle pill”.


7 Ways To Plan Ahead & Prepare For Your Next Business Conference

24th April, 2014

Get the most out of your upcoming business conference. Plan ahead and take full advantage of the chance to network with people in your industry. New opportunities could come your way with these tips.