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Has Someone Used Your PC? 3 Ways to Check

Windows

Has Someone Used Your PC? 3 Ways to Check

The keyboard is misplaced. Your monitor is tilted at an odd angle. You know someone has been using your computer, but you don’t have any evidence to nail down the culprit. Or do you? The truth is that the person who used your computer not only left behind crumbs of evidence on your desk, but they’ve also likely left crumbs of evidence on the computer itself. No matter what someone might have done on your PC, nearly everything you do leaves some kind of trace on a computer. This article will help you track down the evidence.

29-08-2013
Has Someone Used Your PC? 3 Ways to Check
Can You Really Get A Good Performing Gaming PC For Under $1000?

Gaming

Can You Really Get A Good Performing Gaming PC For Under $1000?

For many the $1000 mark is an important cut-off. Computers under this are generally considered affordable, even “mainstream,” while those exceeding it are looked at as luxurious items. The average selling price for a PC has meandered between $500 and $600 for the last five years, so even $1000 is a stretch for most buyers. But can you really buy decent gaming PC for less than a grand?

29-08-2013
Can You Really Get A Good Performing Gaming PC For Under $1000?
Great Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Musicians

Browsers

Great Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Musicians

Musicians rejoice! There are several apps and extensions available for Chrome that will aid you in your life and journey of musicianship. There are apps that will let you practice the piano while sitting at your desk. Some will display guitar tabs for you. Others will help you make instrument purchases with ease. If you’re a musician and you use Chrome, you’ll want to check out these apps.

29-08-2013
Great Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Musicians
How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos

How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos

So you’re a new startup for an app/gadget/website/service, or maybe you’re just a freelances trying to sell yourself, and you aren’t sure how exactly to get conversation going on your Facebook Page. Look around, it seems like photos are all the rage these days, right? Below, we’ll tell you how to use your Facebook photos to start conversations on your Page.

29-08-2013
How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos
Sennheiser MM 550-X Wireless Travel Headphones Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Sennheiser MM 550-X Wireless Travel Headphones Review and Giveaway

Sennheiser, a German-based audio company, has produced some great audio equipment, including the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones that I reviewed not too long ago. I wanted to see what other kinds of innovative headphones they had, and the seemingly “all-in-one” package found in the MM 550-X spiked my interest.

29-08-2013
Sennheiser MM 550-X Wireless Travel Headphones Review and Giveaway
Will You Be Buying Either a “Gold” iPhone or “Cheap” iPhone? [You Told Us]

iPhone and iPad

Will You Be Buying Either a “Gold” iPhone or “Cheap” iPhone? [You Told Us]

As we enter September, we edge ever closer to Apple’s latest press event; during which the company is expected to reveal the latest iPhone, or, more accurately, iPhones. Apple always draws a crowd, but this press event is sure to draw even more than the usual levels of attention. So, were the rumored upgrades (if they can be called upgrades) enough to persuade the MakeUseOf readership commit to making a purchase?

28-08-2013
Will You Be Buying Either a “Gold” iPhone or “Cheap” iPhone? [You Told Us]
Inside Kickstarter #1: An Exclusive Look At Pressy — How A Project Is Born

Internet

Inside Kickstarter #1: An Exclusive Look At Pressy — How A Project Is Born

What does it take to launch a Kickstarter project? Can anyone do it? We’ve hunted down a promising Kickstarter project to try and find some answers. This is not a Kickstarter project you’ve heard about. It only went live a few hours ago. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking to the developers of this project, trying to glean what it’s like before the limelights are on them.

28-08-2013
Inside Kickstarter #1: An Exclusive Look At Pressy — How A Project Is Born
How to Return a Lost Phone in Four Easy Steps

Web Culture

How to Return a Lost Phone in Four Easy Steps

Every year, millions drop their mobile into the unknown. In the US, about 50% of lost devices are returned to their owners. The rest get resold or reused – while thievery may seem eco-friendly and ego-friendly, it’s horrifyingly unfriendly to the original owner. Instead of opening yourself up to lawsuits or committing felonies, return it. Mobiles contain family pictures, personal information and more that exceed the physical value of the phone. But how does one return a phone to its owner?

28-08-2013
How to Return a Lost Phone in Four Easy Steps
Myth Debunked: 5 Gadgets You Don’t Actually Need For School

Product Reviews

Myth Debunked: 5 Gadgets You Don’t Actually Need For School

Need. Want. One is a four letter word and the other is a necessity. Listen up and heed this old man’s words as I get you set to go back to school, do some real learning, and save thousands of dollars by not buying into this computer fad. Look at me! I got an iPhone! Look at me! I can film my lectures! Look at me! I made a spreadsheet that does my arithmetic for me!

28-08-2013
Myth Debunked: 5 Gadgets You Don’t Actually Need For School
4 Tools to Display RSS Feed Updates Directly on Your Windows Desktop

Windows

4 Tools to Display RSS Feed Updates Directly on Your Windows Desktop

You used to be on top of your readings. Then you got busy. What you’re suffering from is called “aging”. You have kids, your responsibilities grow, and it seems like the days grow shorter. Thankfully, RSS feeds are a way to sort of auto-browse all of those headlines without the need to click and read each one. This articles covers four of the best tools to deliver RSS feed updates directly to your desktop, either through RSS tickers, or from alert boxes that display feed information and scroll automatically.

28-08-2013
4 Tools to Display RSS Feed Updates Directly on Your Windows Desktop
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