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Ryan Dube

Senior Writer / Joined 13 December, 2008

Ryan has a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering. He's worked 13 years in automation engineering, 5 years in IT, and now is an Apps Engineer. A former Managing Editor of MakeUseOf, he's spoken at national conferences on Data Visualization and has been featured on national TV and radio.

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Quickly Access & Report All System Devices With DevManView [Windows]

Windows

Quickly Access & Report All System Devices With DevManView [Windows]

If you’ve ever had to deal with troubleshooting hardware on your computer, then you probably have some experience with the Windows Device Manager. It is a simple tool that comes with Windows and lets you browse through all of the devices to check for device properties and conflicts.

However, I’ve always found that the stock Device Manager that comes with the Windows OS is a bit lacking. The one thing I like about it is the fact that it’s easy to navigate, as the main screen has all devices nicely categorized, but that’s the extent of anything good I have to say about it.

01-04-2011
Quickly Access & Report All System Devices With DevManView [Windows]
Search YouTube Videos From a Desktop With Desktube TV

Windows

Search YouTube Videos From a Desktop With Desktube TV

With all of the things that I do in my browser, the last thing I need is to open yet another tab in an already busy and cluttered browser session. When it comes to YouTube, I personally use the popular video service for four or five different purposes, including embedding interesting video content into my blog, researching information and sometimes just to sit back and watch random and entertaining videos.

31-03-2011
Search YouTube Videos From a Desktop With Desktube TV
3 Cool Things You Can Do With A Rooted Android Phone

Android

3 Cool Things You Can Do With A Rooted Android Phone

By now you will know that there are a bunch of us here at MakeUseOf that love Android phones. Paul’s article on writing an Android app is a good example of how thoroughly we dig into these little gadgets. However, for a long time none of us were really brave enough to root our phone – it’s a bit nerve-racking to consider that you could turn your expensive new gadget into a brick.

30-03-2011
3 Cool Things You Can Do With A Rooted Android Phone