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5 Interesting New Photo Viewing and Editing Apps to Download

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:30:42 +0000

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When you think of editing images, Adobe Photoshop is the first name to pop into anyone’s head. But it costs a pretty penny and might not be worth it for a lot of regular folks. Thankfully, there are good free alternatives. Recently, the world of photo-editing programs has seen several new contenders crop up, both on desktop and mobile. And we don’t just mean apps to turn photos into paintings. From open-source creations that mimic Photoshop’s best abilities to simple viewers with basic editing tools, here are five free apps you should check out. 1. Krita (Windows, Mac, Linux): Free...

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Get Access to Over 1000 Courses in 15 Fields for Life + Bonus Deals

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:30:59 +0000

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Right now, you can get lifetime access to over 1000 courses for $89! That’s not $89 a year, or $89 every other year. It’s a one-time fee to get courses in 15 fields for life! Virtual Training Company: Lifetime Subscription This service is all about teaching you new skills. And instead of spending the money and committing to one field, your $89 will get you access to 15 different ones, so you can experiment. Many popular tech-related fields are covered, so whether you’re looking to improve in your current job, or move into a new career, you’ll find what you need...

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Get Ready For National Battery Day With These Deals

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:30:44 +0000

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I just found out that National Battery Day existed, and apparently, it’s on February 18th. To get ready, we’ve found the best deals on backup batteries for your smartphone and tablet! ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30000mAh QC 2.0/Type-C/USB-C 5 Outputs Power Bank ($67.99, 48% Off) ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30000mAh QC 2.0/Type-C/USB-C 5 Outputs Power Bank, Dual Layer Rugged External Battery/Portable Charger for Apple MacBook, iPhone, Google Pixel XL, Samsung & More - Black ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30000mAh QC 2.0/Type-C/USB-C 5 Outputs Power Bank, Dual Layer Rugged External Battery/Portable Charger for Apple MacBook, iPhone, Google Pixel XL, Samsung & More - Black High Capacity: World's...

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YouTube Is Killing Unskippable 30-Second Ads

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:00:18 +0000

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YouTube is one of the undisputed cornerstones of the internet. It offers a vast repository of videos covering all manner of different subjects. Which is why billions of people have visited it since it was launched in 2005. There’s just one problem with YouTube… those damn adverts. YouTube ads come in all different shapes and sizes, but the ones most people will be familiar with are the pre-rolls. These are the ones which play before a video, forcing viewers to sit through them. However, YouTube has now committed to abandoning the worst kind of pre-roll ad. 30 Seconds Is Just...

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What Are Levitating Speakers and Should You Buy Them?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000

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They may look futuristic, but levitating Bluetooth speakers have been around for years. Until recently, however, these speakers hadn’t caught the eye of major electronics brands, so they never became overly popular. This situation changed at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) when LG introduced the Levitation Station. In this article, you’ll learn more about LG’s newest device and see how it compares to other levitating speakers that are already on the market. What Is a Levitating Speaker? Levitating speakers use magnetic levitation, or maglev, which occurs when an object suspends in mid-air, using only magnetic fields for support. Strong magnets in both...

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11 Sites for Parenting Tips and Advice When You Need It

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000

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You do not receive parenting instructions at the hospital after bringing a baby into the world. Most of us learn as we go and use what our own parents taught us. But, we all need a little help now and then, especially new parents. Thanks to the internet, assistance is just a few clicks away. Here are 11 websites with parenting tips and advice to give you that help when you need it. 1. Parents.com Parents magazine has been around for years and whether you subscribe to it or not, the Parents.com website has a wealth of information. From babies...

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Giphy Helps You Learn Sign Language Using GIFs

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:30:03 +0000

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Giphy has added 2,000 GIFs designed to help you learn American Sign Language. These GIFs, which contain one word or phrase apiece, have been clipped from Sign With Robert. It turns out that GIFs are a surprisingly effective way of learning sign language, so there’s now no excuse not to try. As most people are already aware, GIFs are short, silent, looping video clips. Although they have been around since 1987, they’ve exploded in popularity in recent years. While GIFs are generally used for fun and frivolity, Giphy has discovered they can be used in a more meaningful way. Learn...

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Which Mechanical Keyboard Should You Buy? 6 Keyboards for Typists and Gamers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000

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While CPUs and GPUs remain essential to computer performance, there’s an underappreciated peripheral: the keyboard. Everyone uses keyboards, but few people think about them when buying a new PC. Today’s best keyboard technology is called the mechanical keyboard. However, mechanical keyboards vary in price as well as target audience. Prices range from sub-$50 to a few hundred dollars. Moreover, mechanical keyboards cater to gamers, typists, and general users. Learn about the top six mechanical keyboards you should buy. Why Are Mechanical Keyboards So Great? So what’s a mechanical keyboard? Whereas most keyboards employ mushy silicone parts, mechanical keyboards use springs and...

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Enter to Win Your Very Own Microsoft Surface Book in Our Limited-Time Giveaway

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:30:39 +0000

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This giveaway is brought to you by our friends over at StackSocial. Laptops have come a long way in the past few years, so if you’re still dealing with an older machine…this may be your lucky day. Enter the Microsoft Surface Book Giveaway at MakeUseOf Deals, and you could get your hands on the most versatile Windows 10 laptop in existence—for free. A Microsoft Masterpiece If you haven’t been enlightened as to the utility of using a touchscreen laptop, get with the program already! The Microsoft Surface Book is one of the most noteworthy models on the market, offering a...

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Make Your Right-Click Menu More Useful: Customize the “Send To” Menu

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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Your right-click menu contains many shortcuts you never use. What’s worse, the Send to menu, one of its sub-menus, is missing useful shortcuts. Let us show you how to customize your Send to menu to remove links you don’t need and add shortcuts you’ll want to use. Send to Folder Basics If you haven’t seen the Send to folder in a while, or haven’t ever used it, it’s easy to access. Open up a File Explorer window and right-click on any file. Near the bottom of the context menu that pops up, you’ll see a Send to entry with an arrow next to...

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7 Best iPad News Apps to Follow the Latest Headlines

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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The iPad’s Retina screen and form factor make it a really good machine for lounging around and consuming content without being tethered to a desk and chair. That means it makes the perfect companion for your morning news routine, but you’ll need the right apps for the job. So we thought we’d bring you a special report detailing the best ways to consume news on your iPad, whether you’re hungry for the very latest happenings or just looking to catch up on the week’s events. Here’s the scoop. 1. Flipboard Flipboard is no longer the startup darling it used to be, but it’s...

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5 Signs That Show You’re a Linux Geek

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many of them do you follow? Are YOU a Linux geek? Let’s find out! 1. The Terminal Is Your File Manager To people new to Linux, command lines can be quite intimidating, complicated, and confusing. You however, find benefits of using one outweighs the small learning curve. It’s consistent, and a jack of all trades. Who could ask for more? While...

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