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In the same vein as the recent flurry of console emulation articles, today we’re focusing on classic computer platforms of decades gone by. Whilst there were quite a few, we’ve chosen 5 of the most popular and well-known systems along with their respective emulators.
Did you know that the New York Times spent an incredible $40 million on their recent paywall solution? Did you also know that it can be circumvented with all but a few clicks? If you’re interested in how the Internet has rendered $40 million worth of effort redundant, then read on.
If you own an Xbox 360 console there’s a good chance you’ve used the Xbox Live online service. If not, then it’s not too late to unlock a whole world of free online goodies for your console. This includes full games, add-ons for games you may already own, themes and other Xbox Live content. If […]
Unwitting Facebook users may soon find themselves starring in adverts for free by simply using the service. The new feature known as ‘sponsored stories’ will recommend products and services to your friends based on your tastes and whether your profile settings allow it.
Here at MakeUseOf, we strive to bring you the very best tutorials, reviews and articles to make your daily tech life that little bit easier. We’re not alone (of course!) and occasionally it’s only right to highlight some of our own favourite resources elsewhere on the web. Ubuntu has grown in popularity immensely over the […]
These days we change our mobiles, laptops, cars and decor more than ever. If you’re on a rolling 12 month mobile contract, chances are you’ll get a brand spanking new smartphone each and every year. This results in a drawer full of disused cellular devices, none of which are as good as your current iPhone, […]
Xbox Live is Microsoft’s premium online content delivery and multiplayer gaming service for the Xbox 360. Whilst it’s free to join for a basic account, a subscription opens up the world of online play and exclusive content – when it works. If you’ve recently signed up for a paid Xbox Live account and are unable […]
Recently a beta version of the new GNOME desktop environment was released for testing, before the final scheduled release some time in April. As GNOME is the preferred graphical user interface for a considerable amount of Linux distributions, it’s only right that we check it out. Many Linux users will already be using GNOME 2 […]
Valve’s original hit first person shooter Half-Life gave birth to some wonderful third-party development. Thanks to the free software development kit (SDK) modders, mappers and modelers were free to hack and mould the engine into completely different games. Many of these games survived the jump from the original Half-Life engine to the Source engine, first […]
The whole world is going security mad these days. With Facebook and Gmail both already offering a constant secure HTTPS connection, it was only a matter of time before Twitter followed suit. Whilst users are already able to browse Twitter via a secure connection by visiting https://twitter.com in their browsers, the micro-blogging giant has now […]
In my experience Windows tends to have a habit of going wrong when you least expect, and at crucial moments. If you dread that sinking feeling as your system screws the pooch on startup, maybe it’s time to make a Linux live CD. There are plenty of reasons the average Windows user may want to […]
The ability to use a virtual drive to mount optical media from a file will undoubtedly save you time and effort, but if you’re a Windows user then your operating system can’t do it without a helping hand. For years DAEMON Tools has been regarded by many as ahead of its class in this field, […]
Another day, another Google announcement and whilst not as exciting as yesterday’s Chrome 10 launch the new Smart Labels feature in Gmail Labs promises to help organise incoming mail so you don’t have to. At the moment it is an optional extra, which must be enabled in Gmail Settings under the Labs tab.
It’s time for the concluding part of my home console emulation series, and today I’m on the hunt for some tools to emulate some fairly recent machines. If you’ve missed the series so far you might want to check out home consoles of the 70s, early 80s and the transition from 16 bit to 32 bit […]