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Danny Stieben

/ Joined 23 March, 2011

Danny is a senior at the University of North Texas who enjoys all aspects of open source software and Linux.

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Save the World with These 5 Ethical Apps [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Save the World with These 5 Ethical Apps [Android & iOS]

With so much access to information nowadays, it’s quite simple to find whatever interests you. However, people still neglect to research from who they buy products, and what those people or corporations stand for. You might be interested in knowing their political leanings, as well as their business practices, so you can be a responsible citizen and speak with your purchasing power.

08-06-2013
Save the World with These 5 Ethical Apps [Android & iOS]
Robots On Wheels: 5 Top Cycling Apps For Android

Android

Robots On Wheels: 5 Top Cycling Apps For Android

Riding a bicycle is a great way to get exercise, as well as train your body to be physically fit. A key component of training is tracking your progress, and that can be difficult to accomplish without the right tools. With an Android phone, you’ll have plenty of apps at your disposal to plan, calculate, and track your bicycle rides.

06-06-2013
Robots On Wheels: 5 Top Cycling Apps For Android
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Review and Giveaway

Taking pictures is a fantastic way of retaining memories through the years, and nowadays, technological advances have made it possible to take decent photos with your smartphone. However, if you take the trouble to use a digital camera, you’ll often find that they have a lot more to offer. We’ve picked up the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS as an affordable camera that people may want to get, and reviewed it. At the end of this review, you’ll also have a chance to win a camera for yourself!

06-06-2013
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Review and Giveaway
4 Astounding Linux Mouse Hacks

Linux

4 Astounding Linux Mouse Hacks

Ever since its invention, the mouse has become an extremely useful tool that makes using a computer much easier to learn when coupled with a graphical user interface. However, some of you may feel like the mouse should be capable of doing more work for you. Then there are some of you who like the keyboard better and may want to be able to use mouse functions without actually invoking a mouse.

01-06-2013
4 Astounding Linux Mouse Hacks
Tired Of Windows 8? How To Dual Boot Windows & Ubuntu

Linux

Tired Of Windows 8? How To Dual Boot Windows & Ubuntu

If you discover that Windows 8 isn’t quite your cup of tea, and you have no feasible path to downgrade, it may be a good idea to dual boot with Linux to have an alternative operating system you can use. For most people, using Ubuntu is an excellent choice because of its popularity, software selection, hardware support, and ease of use. However, if you want to dual-boot, you need to do a few things before you’re ready to enjoy your Linux installation.

30-05-2013
Tired Of Windows 8? How To Dual Boot Windows & Ubuntu
OneDrive vs Google Drive – Which Is Best for Office Productivity?

Windows

OneDrive vs Google Drive – Which Is Best for Office Productivity?

As the push towards web apps has evolved, we’re now met with two powerful cloud solutions — SkyDrive and Google Drive. These two options offer all the tools needed for file synchronization and office productivity. However, while both of them can be great, only one of them can be the best solution for office productivity. In order to objectively evaluate which solution is more ideal, we will take a close look at both. Who shall be the winner?

27-05-2013
OneDrive vs Google Drive – Which Is Best for Office Productivity?
Use These Apps to Help You Sleep Better [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Use These Apps to Help You Sleep Better [Android & iOS]

After a hectic day, the best thing you can do is to get a beneficial amount of sleep. There are always new studies appearing that prove how important sleep really is to a person, improving everything from your energy and mood to your metabolism. However, it may not be quite as easy to get that much-needed sleep, especially the deep sleep that can make all the difference. It might be a good idea to try a few apps to help you with your sleep.

25-05-2013
Use These Apps to Help You Sleep Better [Android & iOS]
7 Tools To Improve The Way You Use Evernote

Internet

7 Tools To Improve The Way You Use Evernote

For most people, the note-taking application of choice is Evernote. And Evernote users have good reasons for choosing the service for their note-taking needs — it’s very functional, highly accessible, and has add-on features that can take you beyond the default Evernote experience. Here are seven tools that help to improve the way you use Evernote.

23-05-2013
7 Tools To Improve The Way You Use Evernote
Roku 3 Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Roku 3 Review and Giveaway

As more content becomes available online, the need for a traditional television subscription may not be enough anymore to justify the costs. If you’re already subscribed to services like Netflix or Hulu Plus, now may be the time to make the switch. You will still need a computer or system that can access all of that content for you — more commonly, it’s called a media streamer or a home theatre PC. We got a Roku 3 to review and give away to a lucky reader, so let’s see whether it lives up to the hype!

21-05-2013
Roku 3 Review and Giveaway
The Archie Search Engine – The World’s First Search!

Internet

The Archie Search Engine – The World’s First Search!

Written over two decades ago and with no updates since then, Archie provides a very different search experience than we’re used to today. So how is it different, and could it still be useful today? I’ll take you on a tour of this pioneering search engine and give you a perspective of how things have changed over the past 23 years.

20-05-2013
The Archie Search Engine – The World’s First Search!
What Are the Best Stock Apps for Daily Use On Android?

Android

What Are the Best Stock Apps for Daily Use On Android?

One of the most popular and possibly most profitable way to make money off of your investments is to buy and sell stocks. As a company becomes more successful, its stocks increase in value, which you can sell for a major profit. However, if the company does poorly, the stocks lose value and make your investment a failure. The value of the stocks can change rapidly, so it’s absolutely necessary to use the best tools to keep track of the stocks you own.

16-05-2013
What Are the Best Stock Apps for Daily Use On Android?
Ubuntu 13.04: What’s New In Raring Ringtail? [Linux]

Linux

Ubuntu 13.04: What’s New In Raring Ringtail? [Linux]

On April 25th, the newest version of one of the most popular Linux distributions was released — Ubuntu 13.04, codenamed “Raring Ringtail”. Unlike previous releases of Ubuntu, 13.04 doesn’t bring extraordinary new visual features which may make some people even more skeptical about this release than others. So what exactly is new, and should you really upgrade?

11-05-2013
Ubuntu 13.04: What’s New In Raring Ringtail? [Linux]
iCan’t: 5 Things Android Users Take For Granted and iPhone Users Just Can’t Do

iPhone and iPad Android

iCan’t: 5 Things Android Users Take For Granted and iPhone Users Just Can’t Do

Have you ever thought that there might be a reason Android users brag about their customizability? Sure, as an iPhone user, you can add and configure apps, change your wallpaper, and otherwise make yourself feel at home. But at the end of the day, you’ve only changed a few small details. If you happen to have jailbreaked your iPhone and are enjoying Cydia, you can do more. But users with stock iOS are able to do much less. Don’t believe me?

06-05-2013
iCan’t: 5 Things Android Users Take For Granted and iPhone Users Just Can’t Do
How To View & Edit The Source Code Of An Open-Source App

Internet

How To View & Edit The Source Code Of An Open-Source App

While going open source might be a good choice, you’ll also need to invest in the right community. GitHub is one of the best places to do this, not only because of the sheer amount of users who visit the site, but also because of the features that GitHub offers. If you find an open source app on GitHub, I’ll show you a few things you can do with it, including viewing, editing, and forking the code.

04-05-2013
How To View & Edit The Source Code Of An Open-Source App
5 Minecraft How-To Tips To Start Crafting Like A Pro

Gaming

5 Minecraft How-To Tips To Start Crafting Like A Pro

Minecraft has steadily gained popularity with no signs that the trend will change anytime soon. I’m a big fan of the game and I have plenty of friends who play it or would like to get a copy for themselves. But let’s say that you liked the game so much, you bought your own copy. Of course you can now play a round of survival, but that’s too basic. What other cool stuff can you do with Minecraft, and what essentials do you need to know?

02-05-2013
5 Minecraft How-To Tips To Start Crafting Like A Pro
3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly

Gaming

3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly

For me, there are only two kinds of simulator games which actually get me interested – city management games and flight simulators. However, anyone who’s looked at getting a simulation game will have quickly discovered that they are not cheap. In fact, SimCity currently goes for $60, or $80 if you consider the Deluxe Edition. Good flight simulation software isn’t much different. So which flight simulators are both free and good enough to use?

29-04-2013
3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly
Create 3D Images With An Android Smartphone: It’s Easier Than You Think

Android

Create 3D Images With An Android Smartphone: It’s Easier Than You Think

Android phones are increasingly shipping with powerful cameras with at least 8MP for their backside camera. Additionally, there are some phones such as the HTC Evo 3D which come with two cameras in the back, allowing you to take 3D photos. But what if you’d like to take 3D-like pictures with your single-camera phone? As the concept of 3D-enabled devices/TVs and 3D photos becomes more popular, chances are that you will want to dive into this new form of photography.

25-04-2013
Create 3D Images With An Android Smartphone: It’s Easier Than You Think
Nintendo Wii U Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Nintendo Wii U Review and Giveaway

Despite the increasing shift to mobile gaming, consoles are still very popular devices for playing immersive, graphics-intensive games; and that won’t change anytime soon as long as the major console makers continue to improve with newer generations. Nintendo has been the first console maker to update its last-generation console, the Wii. As a result, we’re now greeted with the Wii U, ahead of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox (720). Luckily for us, we get to review this next-generation console; and for you, since you’ll have a chance to win one at the end of the review!

23-04-2013
Nintendo Wii U Review and Giveaway
Considering Switching to T-Mobile USA? Here’s What You Need to Know About Plans, Service, and Phones

Internet

Considering Switching to T-Mobile USA? Here’s What You Need to Know About Plans, Service, and Phones

T-Mobile USA recently made major changes to the way they are providing service with a new “Un-carrier” initiative. This new perspective for a wireless carrier has made plenty of people wonder whether those changes can benefit them. However, before you jump carriers on a whim, it’s always best to do your research to make sure that you’re getting the best deal for the service that’s right for you. I’ve done that research, and the answers are inside.

22-04-2013
Considering Switching to T-Mobile USA? Here’s What You Need to Know About Plans, Service, and Phones
Five Tech Myths Debunked: Who Really Created Linux, And More

Internet

Five Tech Myths Debunked: Who Really Created Linux, And More

The world is full of urban legends, and the technological world is no exception. While device or software rumors usually make up the largest portion of these, they are temporary as any rumors are proven correct or incorrect whenever official announcements are made. However, there are always a few myths which are much more complex, and the truths about them are hidden deep inside the Internet.

20-04-2013
Five Tech Myths Debunked: Who Really Created Linux, And More
Send It Later: 4 Useful SMS Scheduling Apps To Text At Just The Right Time [Android]

Android

Send It Later: 4 Useful SMS Scheduling Apps To Text At Just The Right Time [Android]

MS messages have become one of the most common forms of communication. They can also be extremely flexible, with scheduling and delivery reports. While delivery reports are usually included in stock SMS apps, scheduling is not. It would be great to have that ability, so you can easily send regular reminders to friends and coworkers, wish someone a happy birthday right at midnight, or otherwise pre-type a message that you want to send later because you know that you will be busy. There are plenty of apps available for Android which can take care of this for you.

18-04-2013
Send It Later: 4 Useful SMS Scheduling Apps To Text At Just The Right Time [Android]