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Vine Is Dead, But These 5 Video Streaming Alternatives Are Even Better

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:30:11 +0000

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Much like Twitter focussed on short text messages, Vine brought that to videos. But Twitter is now shutting down Vine, and incorporating it as part of the micro-blogging social network. But Vine’s demise isn’t entirely bad news. It lets you explore the several other alternatives that are around, some of which do a better job than Vine ever did. If these five apps are to be believed, Vine’s shutdown might be the best thing that happened to you. 1. Streamable (Web): Upload Any Video and Share It Anywhere Streamable is an incredible tool that not many are using regularly. It’s...

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Meitu Goes Viral Despite Security Concerns

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:00:46 +0000

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Meitu, a beautifying photo app from a Chinese company called Meitu, has gone viral. It’s everywhere right now, and you may even have downloaded it yourself. However, Meitu asks for a lot of app permissions, and is collecting masses of data on its users. Which is worrying. Occasionally, an app explodes in popularity, lurching from relative obscurity to worldwide acclaim. Think Flappy Bird, Prisma, and even Snapchat back in the day. The latest app to enjoy this fortunate fate is Meitu, which turns your selfies into “beautiful” anime characters. The Problem With Meitu The problem with Meitu is it’s collecting...

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Learn Microsoft Office With These 2 Discounted Course Bundles

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:30:01 +0000

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Do you feel like there’s something holding you back from moving up or getting a new job? Perhaps you need to work on your Microsoft Office skills! Today, we’re going to peek at two massive bundles of courses that’ll teach you everything you need to know in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and so on. They’re cheap, too! Buy: Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle ($49) Buy: The Complete Microsoft Office Certification Bundle ($29) Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle This bundle offers an impressive seven courses that will teach you all the key skills you need to become an Office master. Learning Word, Excel, PowerPoint and all...

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The 10 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:25:30 +0000

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You’ve heard it a thousand times: you need antivirus protection. Macs need it. Windows PCs need it. Linux machines need it. Modern antivirus apps have gotten so easy to download and run that you barely need to do anything at all. Plus you can get some of the best ones for free. You really have no excuse. So grab one of these ten and start protecting your computer! A Note About Free Antivirus All of these companies are trying to make money. And handing out free antivirus isn’t going to do that. So there are a few things you should be...

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3 Ways to Recover Serial Numbers in Windows

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:51:22 +0000

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A fresh Windows installation feels wonderful. Whether you opt for a convenient Reset or reinstall Windows from scratch, remember to back up all your data. Don’t forget to include the serial numbers and product keys of programs you would like to reinstall. Here we’ll show you how to recover lost product keys or find serial numbers stored on your system, including your Windows product key . 1. Third Party Tools The following tools may trigger your antivirus. Be advised that this is a false positive. The utilities listed below are free, malware free, and safe to use. ProduKey ProduKey is...

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Get a Pair of Bluetooth Headpones for $13, Madden NFL 17 For $20 and More [US/CA]

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:30:59 +0000

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How often do you see a pair of solid Bluetooth earbuds for $13? The answer is almost never! US Deals AUKEY Bluetooth Semi In-Ear Earbuds ($12.99, 63% Off) AUKEY Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless Semi In-Ear Earbuds with Built-in Microphone, 6 Hours Playtime, Sweatproof for iPhone 7, iPad, Samsung & More AUKEY Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless Semi In-Ear Earbuds with Built-in Microphone, 6 Hours Playtime, Sweatproof for iPhone 7, iPad, Samsung & More Bluetooth 4.1 Technology combines with A2DP support and advanced CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation for class-leading wireless audio and optimal sound quality Buy Now At Amazon $24.99 This is quite a...

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Roll in Style With This DIY Electronic D20 Die

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000

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Want something a little unique for your next tabletop role-play game? How about an electronic D20 with custom graphics for critical hits and misses? Today I’ll show you how to build your own with an Arduino and a few simple parts. Don’t worry if you have never used an Arduino before, we have a getting started guide. Build Plan This is a simple project. An Arduino will drive an OLED display, and a button will roll the die. Custom graphics will show for critical hit or critical miss rolls. You can easily modify the code to be a D8, D10, or D12. What...

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How to Install and Use PowerShell on Linux

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:00:04 +0000

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Windows PowerShell is an excellent configuration management and automation framework. It’s comprised of a command line shell and .NET-based scripting language. Administrators use PowerShell as a means of managing Windows, Linux, and networked clients. In 2016, Microsoft open-sourced PowerShell and debuted a cross-platform iteration. This .NET Core version offers Linux and macOS installers. Because system administrators often use Linux, PowerShell on Linux brought lots of new functionality. Although it’s essentially the same program, there are key differences such as the ability to run standard Bash commands in Linux PowerShell. In this article I’m going to show you how to install, run,...

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Enter to Win a Premium Drone in Our Limited-Time DJI Giveaway

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:30:42 +0000

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This giveaway is brought to you by our friends at StackSocial. Whether you love aerial photography or want to go racing, there’s no bigger name in drones than DJI. At MakeUseOf Deals, we are giving one lucky person the choice between the flagship Phantom 4 Pro and the compact Mavic Pro — just enter our giveaway for your chance to win. 2 Quality Quadcopters Entering is easy; the hardest part is choosing which drone you want if you win: Want HD aerial shots? The Phantom 4 Pro is your ticket. This is the latest addition to DJI’s series of best-selling...

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The 3 Most Secure & Encrypted Email Providers Online

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:15:59 +0000

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In 2013, Edward Snowden confirmed what many had suspected: governments around the world are spying on you. They eavesdrop on your communications and build profiles of your online habits. Sadly they aren’t the only ones. From hackers to criminals there are many people looking to snoop on our personal communications. Perhaps unsurprisingly, free email providers often surreptitiously use software to mine information from your emails and contacts to sell you ever more targeted advertising. If you are fed up with companies trying to force more adverts on you, and malicious characters — potentially including your own Government –gaining access to some...

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Make Your Mac Dock Great Again With These 5 Shortcuts

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:00:35 +0000

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Why stick with the jumble of icons that came with your Mac’s dock when you can swap them for a bunch of super useful shortcuts? Quickly access your favorite websites, apps, files, and folders using quick links from the dock. First make sure you have space for these new dock shortcuts by getting rid of dock icons you don’t need. For each icon you want to delete, drag it up and out of the dock and release it when you see the Remove prompt. Now let’s see what you can add to the dock to make it more relevant to you. 1. Links to Your...

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The 3 Easiest Ways to Share a Printer Over a Network

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:22:24 +0000

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If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the 1990s grandiose promises of a paperless office. You’ll also know it never happened; companies use more paper today than at any time in history. Our reliance on paper – both at home and in the workplace – means printers are still a vital component in any network. Most printers are now wireless. You can connect to them using Wi-Fi. But how do you share an existing printer over a network on Windows? Luckily, it’s reasonably straightforward. Here’s an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide. Share the Printer Using Windows Tools Predictably, the methodology for sharing using...

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