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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6 Ways To Get Busy People To Answer Your Emails

12th November, 2013

There are a whole different set of rules when it comes to emailing that will encourage or discourage a person to hit the “reply” button and answer you. Learn the rules of email success.


Use Your Android Tablet To Make Black Friday Shopping Painless [US & Canada Only]

8th November, 2013

It appears that Black Friday is a tradition that’s here to stay. So, why not arm yourself with a few tools for your tablet, to make your shopping mission just a little bit easier?


How The Internet Has Revitalized Legitimate Work At Home Jobs

6th November, 2013

Is there any truth to the work-from-home stigma? We would like to introduce two examples of today’s “online workers” who work exclusively online and you can decide for yourself.


How To Create An Automated PC Health Reporting System

2nd November, 2013

You’re out having lunch as your mobile alerts you to an important text. The SMS reads: “Home Computer Alert: 3 hacking attempts.” This is not fiction! Let us show you how to do this!


3 Steps To Get Google Authorship For Yourself And Your Website

1st November, 2013

Setting up Google Authorship for yourself is well worth the effort for all its benefits. But really, it’s hardly any effort at all as these three simple steps show you how easy it is.


Tips to Write Successful Blog Posts and Draw in More Readers

30th October, 2013

If you have something important and relevant to say, why aren’t you shouting it from the rooftops? Why aren’t you sharing your knowledge with the world? Why aren’t you blogging? For a lot of people, blogging is a painful process of trying to drudge up some interesting topic to write about, struggling to piece together […]


A Little Bit Of Me: 4 Reasons Why You Should Set Up Google Authorship

29th October, 2013

Have you established Google Authorship yet? Beyond the aesthetic value of your profile photo in the search results, Google Authorship has a few more benefits. Find out what they are here.


Is Facebook Going The Same Way As MySpace?

28th October, 2013

It happened with the massive community of AOL Online during the dialup days, it happened with Yahoo Search during the late 1990′s. And history is more likely than not to repeat itself with Facebook. Why?


How To Change Your Browser’s Default Search Engine

24th October, 2013

So, what are you searching with? Bing? Google? You might know how to use any search engine you want on the Internet, but do you know how to change the default search engine for your browser?


7 Best Resources To Monitor The Latest Google Search Algorithm Changes

23rd October, 2013

Do you worry a lot about Google’s next major algorithm change? The skill is to know exactly when the change took place in the algorithm, and to understand exactly what changes were made.


Find Out Who’s Eating Your Bandwidth With These Tips

21st October, 2013

Click….wait. Click….wait. Click….ARG! Does that seem familiar? It’s you when you run out of Internet bandwidth! Let’s find out what occupies your Internet connection and how to get it back.


How To Create An Automated Google Spreadsheet Report From Analytics Data

18th October, 2013

What’s working smart? Well, it’s constantly looking for ways to streamline and automate just about every single “process” in your life – from making coffee and tying your shoes, to creating slideshow presentations and studying for a final exam. One very time-consuming task is analyzing information about your website in Google Analytics, and then somehow presenting that data […]


How To Automate Firefox Or Chrome With Excel VBA And Selenium

17th October, 2013

The key to automation is doing things faster and easier than you’ve ever done before. So what part of your workload would you like to automate? Let’s see what we can do!


Monitor Your Network and Watch Your Bandwidth With NetworkMiner

16th October, 2013

When your Internet connection slows down to slow motion, it’s not always the ISP’s fault. The culprit could be in your house! Let’s see how you can identify it.


Breathing New Life Into an Old Android: How I Revitalized A Motorola Droid

15th October, 2013

This article is about my effort to transform an old, dog-tired Motorola Droid into a useful phone that can still be used to check email, post on Facebook and research online.