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Skye Hudson

Senior Writer / Joined 24 May, 2017

Skye was the Android Section Editor and Longforms Manager for MakeUseOf.

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Wickr Brings Secure Messaging And Snapchat-like Message Destruction To Android

Android

Wickr Brings Secure Messaging And Snapchat-like Message Destruction To Android

With the recent NSA scandals, many people have lost confidence in the privacy of their communications; Wickr is the app to change that. While it has been on iOS for a while, the Android edition just hit the Play Store.

18-09-2013
Wickr Brings Secure Messaging And Snapchat-like Message Destruction To Android
Play Music From Multiple Android Devices At Once With SoundSeeder

Android

Play Music From Multiple Android Devices At Once With SoundSeeder

Imagine being able to a play a song from your phone and your tablet at the exact same time, essentially giving you surround sound speakers. That’s JekApps’s goal with their new set of apps: SoundSeeder Music Player and SoundSeeder Speaker. The concept is similar to the Galaxy S4’s Group Play feature, where users can play the same song at the same time across multiple Galaxy S4s, but really, do you and all your friends have a bunch of Galaxy S4s lying around?

03-09-2013
Play Music From Multiple Android Devices At Once With SoundSeeder
How To Control Your Windows 8 PC From Your Mobile Device

Android Windows

How To Control Your Windows 8 PC From Your Mobile Device

Sometimes it’s nice to just plug your laptop into an HDTV and watch some Netflix — until you have to pause it or adjust the volume. Then you have to get up and walk across the room to click around on your computer. There just has to be a better way to do it. Apps like Team Viewer or Pocketcloud come to mind, but you don’t always need complete remote access to your computer; sometimes you just need an easy to use remote for your computer. That’s where Windows 8 Controller comes in.

02-09-2013
How To Control Your Windows 8 PC From Your Mobile Device
Did You Know You Can Make Your Own Chromecast For Free?

Android

Did You Know You Can Make Your Own Chromecast For Free?

A brand-new shiny Chromecast may only be $35, but what if you can’t easily get one in your area? Lucky for you, a free app called CheapCast has hit the Play Store that can use your Android device to emulate a Chromecast dongle. With the app running in the background, any other Android device can send YouTube videos to the device running CheapCast. It’s still in an early beta phase, so streaming for apps like Netflix still isn’t supported, and you can’t stream entire Chrome tabs from your PC, but the potential for this app is incredible.

31-08-2013
Did You Know You Can Make Your Own Chromecast For Free?
All The Back To School Gear You’ll Need For Under $1000

Product Reviews

All The Back To School Gear You’ll Need For Under $1000

I know the summer might feel infinite, but the school year is approaching quickly whether you’re prepared or not. Don’t let it sneak up on you and then struggle at the last minute to get all your stuff together. Buying new stuff for school might seem like a daunting task, but you can actually get a good amount of awesome tech gear for under $1,000.

28-08-2013
All The Back To School Gear You’ll Need For Under $1000