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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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Get Detailed Sports Scores And Stats With ESPN Scorecenter [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Get Detailed Sports Scores And Stats With ESPN Scorecenter [Android & iOS]

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, everyone has a favorite team in at least one sport. I follow multiple teams myself across different sports and always want to be able to follow their games, both completed and in-progress ones. Thankfully, one of the top providers of sports, ESPN, has our backs covered wherever we are and with whichever device we have.

13-10-2012
Get Detailed Sports Scores And Stats With ESPN Scorecenter [Android & iOS]
Miro: An All-In-One Application To Manage All Of Your Media [Cross-Platform]

Windows Linux

Miro: An All-In-One Application To Manage All Of Your Media [Cross-Platform]

We have a lot of media that we need to keep track of before we forget that we even have them. We’re also on a constant need for new, fresh media. Ideally, it’d be great to have an application which could do all of this for us, and become our “all-in-one media application”. For a large number of people, iTunes fulfills this role fairly well, but some people may not enjoy iTunes for a number of reasons, including its very closed nature.

11-10-2012
Miro: An All-In-One Application To Manage All Of Your Media [Cross-Platform]
Enjoy Great Desktop Effects With Compiz Fusion [Linux]

Linux

Enjoy Great Desktop Effects With Compiz Fusion [Linux]

Some people just want to use something that looks really pretty. On the other hand, there are some geeks who want to trick out their systems with the same effects to make a truly interesting user experience. There’s a handful of programs for Linux which can manage and execute these desktop effects. One of the most popular choices is called Compiz Fusion.

06-10-2012
Enjoy Great Desktop Effects With Compiz Fusion [Linux]
gedit: One Of The Most Feature-Filled Plain Text Editors [Linux & Windows]

Windows Linux

gedit: One Of The Most Feature-Filled Plain Text Editors [Linux & Windows]

When you think of plain text editors, the first thing that may pop into your head is Windows’ Notepad application. It does exactly what its job description states – plain features for a plain text editor. But this is a common misconception about what plain text editors should be about. Those who need more out of them deserve something better and that “something better” is called gedit.

04-10-2012
gedit: One Of The Most Feature-Filled Plain Text Editors [Linux & Windows]
OggConvert: Easily Convert Proprietary Formats Like MP3 Into Free Formats Like OGG [Linux]

Linux

OggConvert: Easily Convert Proprietary Formats Like MP3 Into Free Formats Like OGG [Linux]

Sadly enough, the famous MP3 format for music is a proprietary product, and all devices which can play them have (or at least should have) a license to legally play them. In order to make a statement that you don’t support something proprietary, or to make sure that you are being 100% legal with your playback of music, it’s best if you convert your MP3 and similarly proprietary music files into a free format.

01-10-2012
OggConvert: Easily Convert Proprietary Formats Like MP3 Into Free Formats Like OGG [Linux]
How To Synchronize Your Gmail, Google Calendar, And More With Your Linux Computer

Linux

How To Synchronize Your Gmail, Google Calendar, And More With Your Linux Computer

A good number of users highly value the services provided by Google, including emails, calendars, tasks, documents, and so much more. But Linux users also love their desktop applications, and how they often integrate very nicely with the desktop. So what can people do who use Linux but love Google’s products? Thankfully, there are a good number of Linux applications which can connect very well to both Google’s products as well as your Linux desktop.

29-09-2012
How To Synchronize Your Gmail, Google Calendar, And More With Your Linux Computer
How To Figure Out Why Your PC Won’t Boot

Windows

How To Figure Out Why Your PC Won’t Boot

We’ve all had our fair share of computer problems, but most of them have been about being unable to connect to a network, being unable to run a certain program, or some other software-related issue. However, you have a much bigger issue if your entire computer doesn’t seem to run at all. Let’s forget about problems that might plague Windows, but concentrate solely on the hardware in your system and what might occur with them.

28-09-2012
How To Figure Out Why Your PC Won’t Boot
Why Netflix Doesn’t Run On Linux, And How You Can Get Around This

Linux Browsers

Why Netflix Doesn’t Run On Linux, And How You Can Get Around This

One of the most popular video streaming services is undoubtedly Netflix, because of its vast collection of movies and other video content which can be instantly streamed. Most people can enjoy it whenever they sign up for the monthly subscription. However, there’s the problem — most people can enjoy it. One of the few groups of people which are left out are Linux users. What’s the problem, and how can it be solved?

24-09-2012
Why Netflix Doesn’t Run On Linux, And How You Can Get Around This
Jellybean Not Available For Your Phone? Get Its Best Features With These Apps [Android]

Android

Jellybean Not Available For Your Phone? Get Its Best Features With These Apps [Android]

Not all too long ago, Google released Android 4.1, named Jelly Bean. With it comes a lot of features, which you can look at in better detail by checking out this article. While it’s fantastic that all of this new technology is already released, the update schedule for most phones is far from acceptable. A large number of phones which haven’t even got the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update won’t see the Jelly Bean update.

22-09-2012
Jellybean Not Available For Your Phone? Get Its Best Features With These Apps [Android]
Watch All Your Videos & Music With Totem Movie Player [Linux]

Linux

Watch All Your Videos & Music With Totem Movie Player [Linux]

Everyone likes a good media player, no matter what system they’re using. While I still highly recommend VLC media player as one of the best for any system because of its wide range of playable formats and open source nature, it certainly isn’t the only media player worthy of your time. In fact, most of the popular Linux distributions come with a very worthy media player which can play a decent amount of formats and is rather simple to use.

20-09-2012
Watch All Your Videos & Music With Totem Movie Player [Linux]
Edit System Menu Items With Alacarte [Linux]

Linux

Edit System Menu Items With Alacarte [Linux]

When you think about it, our Linux desktop environments are pretty smart. Whereas Windows just creates a new folder for a newly installed program in the Start Menu, the Linux desktop environment automatically organize all installed applications into different categories. While this system can work very well, there are some packages that place shortcuts into categories which you deem to be incorrect. You may need to go into the menus and add/edit/remove items, but it can all be achieved using an application called Alacarte.

17-09-2012
Edit System Menu Items With Alacarte [Linux]
Play & Manage Your Music Collection With Rhythmbox [Linux]

Linux

Play & Manage Your Music Collection With Rhythmbox [Linux]

Music is a way of life for a lot of people, and their music collections often reflect that to a massive degree. We all enjoy our music, and should be able to keep tabs with what music we have. This requires a good program that can easily organize our music so that perfect song is only a short distance away. Whatever your needs may be, it’d be ideal to take care of it all using just one program.

13-09-2012
Play & Manage Your Music Collection With Rhythmbox [Linux]
Access Facebook From The Linux Command Line

Linux

Access Facebook From The Linux Command Line

Virtually everyone, especially in first world countries, is on Facebook. Friends, events, pictures, and plenty more are all commonly found on Facebook unlike any other location. However, an ultimate geek may not want to use Facebook like everyone else — namely via their website. Instead, the most geeky way to access the social network is to use the command line.

10-09-2012
Access Facebook From The Linux Command Line
Have Fun Taking Photos With Cheese Photo Booth [Linux]

Linux

Have Fun Taking Photos With Cheese Photo Booth [Linux]

Taking pictures is always a great way to keep memories, wherever you are. They’re also a fantastic way to spend some time and bond with friends and family. However, taking ordinary pictures with a camera or webcam can get pretty boring after a while. Mac OS X’s photo booth program can get pretty interesting with all of the possible effects that you can select, but what about Linux? Thankfully there’s a fairly popular application which gets the job done.

06-09-2012
Have Fun Taking Photos With Cheese Photo Booth [Linux]
Organize Firefox With These Superb Tab Management Tools

Browsers

Organize Firefox With These Superb Tab Management Tools

Multiple tabs are a common reality to modern web browsing. It doesn’t take long at all before you have a good number of tabs open, and that’s natural. However, despite the great convenience that tabs bring us, it’s not always easy to sift through them, especially when we start reaching 20 tabs or more. Therefore, there are tons of extensions which can help you tackle those tabs with ease.

03-09-2012
Organize Firefox With These Superb Tab Management Tools
What Is A Processor Core? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

What Is A Processor Core? [MakeUseOf Explains]

Every computer has a processor, whether it’s a small efficiency pro or a large performance powerhouse, or else it wouldn’t be able to function. Of course, the processor, also called the CPU or Central Processing Unit, is an important part of a functioning system, but it isn’t the only one. Today’s processors are almost all at least dual-core, meaning that the entire processor itself contains two separate cores with which it can process information. But what are processor cores, and what exactly do they do?

01-09-2012
What Is A Processor Core? [MakeUseOf Explains]
Which Is More Secure, A Password Or a Pattern Lock?

Android

Which Is More Secure, A Password Or a Pattern Lock?

Our smartphones carry a lot of personal information. All of your text messages, emails, notes, apps, app data, music, pictures, and so much more are all on there. While it’s a very great convenience to have all of these on your phone, it’s also a major security risk if all of this data is easily accessible. The best way to prevent simple unauthorized access is by setting some sort of lock on your phone. Two popular choices, especially on Android phones, are passwords and pattern locks. However, which one is the most secure to use? In order to answer that, we’ll have to use our brains and some math.

30-08-2012
Which Is More Secure, A Password Or a Pattern Lock?
Top Reasons Your New Game Won’t Run On Your PC

Gaming

Top Reasons Your New Game Won’t Run On Your PC

Even as a casual computer user, it’s absolute devastation if a piece of software you bought doesn’t work on your system. While programs which help you get work done will most likely work as they have relatively few requirements, the same cannot be said for games. Yes, games aren’t nearly as important as software you may need for work, but you’ll still feel the same frustration.

27-08-2012
Top Reasons Your New Game Won’t Run On Your PC
What’s A Sandbox, And Why Should You Be Playing in One

Web Culture

What’s A Sandbox, And Why Should You Be Playing in One

Highly-connective programs can do a lot, but they’re also an open invitation for bad hackers to strike. To prevent strikes from becoming successful, a developer would have to spot and close every single hole in their code, which simply isn’t possible. Instead, developers have to take that fact and plan their code with that in mind. The most common and effective solution: a sandbox.

25-08-2012
What’s A Sandbox, And Why Should You Be Playing in One
LastPass Premium: Treat Yourself To The Best Password Management Ever [Rewards]

Browsers

LastPass Premium: Treat Yourself To The Best Password Management Ever [Rewards]

If you’ve never heard of LastPass, I’m sorry to say that you have been living under a rock. However, you are reading this article, so you’ve already made a step in the right direction. LastPass is one of the best password managers currently available, and it’s basic feature set is pretty hefty, and should be enough for a lot of people. But if you love it so much (like most people do), then it’s worth going straight for the Premium version of the service

23-08-2012
LastPass Premium: Treat Yourself To The Best Password Management Ever [Rewards]