If you're like me, you probably pile up a long list of articles in your Instapaper or Pocket accounts that you intend to read later. But keeping up with the books I want to read, and job-related reading requirements, I have nearly given up on reading anything later. But I also know that I tend to be a slow reader, because of my habit of subvocalizing and highlighting text as I read. I have always been aware of speed reading techniques, but I have never got around to practicing them.
Quell: The Most Relaxing Free Puzzle Game for Mobile Devices [Android, iOS]
There are many Android games that deserve praise, many of which are logic-based puzzle games like Move the Box and Unblock Me, although there are a few action games like Death Worm to seal the deal. I’ve found yet another fantastic logical puzzler that will calmly pick your mind and stump you regularly. It’s called Quell and it’s available on both Android (Free) and iOS ($1.99).
4 Websites To Play NES Games For Free & Through The Browser
Just recently, I put out an article outlining some of my favorite RPGs for the SNES and showed MUO readers how they can experience those games through a web interface. Not everyone has the time or privilege to be able to install a dedicated emulator, and there's no reason to because writing that article made me realize just how many online emulation stations there really are.
If you are looking for a fantastic application to do monetary conversions on your iOS device, look no further than XE Currency. It has a slick, easy to use interface that makes it easy to convert almost any kind of currency with ease. As far as apps that convert money on the go are concerned, this is as good as it gets.
Among all the big names in gaming consoles, Nintendo is definitely among the top favorites. As a '90s kid, I associate much of my childhood with playing Nintendo games. I remember growing up with the Nintendo 64, the GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, and Nintendo DS. Through all the different iterations, the gameplay had improved drastically with new features and visual effects. Nintendo is still going strong and has brought out their latest generation portable gaming console, the Nintendo…
Getting A New Computer, Part 4: How To Properly Protect Your Laptop
A lot of research is involved in choosing the right computer. Should you go with a laptop or desktop? If you decide on a laptop, how do you choose which one? In all of these decisions, I'm sorry to say that you're not even done if you've decided on a laptop and which one to get. In this article we will cover the security measures you should take with your new laptop.
Pinger Desktop – The Best Desktop Texting Application [Mac OSX & Windows]
Over a year ago, I introduced MakeUseOf readers to Textfree. Since then, a lot has changed. I still use Textfree to this very day, and the entire application has been rebranded as Pinger. If you didn't get to read my article or don't know what Pinger or Textfree can do for you, it's a great way to send and receive free texts in the US, Canada, and 30 additional countries.
The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are no longer toys when it comes to serious music production. No more will your "crippled" iOS devices be restricted to GarageBand when it comes to laying down a rough mix, and GarageBand itself is no longer the fluffy, family-friendly workstation it once was after a recent update which added support for AudioBus. AudioBus is serious music production technology that acts like an unending set of cables.
6 Must-See Exercise Videos For Those Of Us Who Spend Most Of The Day Sitting [Stuff to Watch]
Over the past couple of years I have traveled a lot and took my work with me wherever I went. I worked from the most ridiculous and beautiful places all over North America and Europe. My office was wherever I set up my computer. And for a while my desktop felt like home. And then I broke my laptop screen. Disaster! What do you do when you depend on your laptop; to look up information, submit work, and meet deadlines?
This article is here to help us deal with Facebook procrastination. There are tools and techniques you can use to limit your time on Facebook, but the root of the issue is your behavior. I can't help you with the latter, but I can show you how to get started with the former and form some habits that will get you out of your procrastifacebooking.
6 Safest Ways to Backup & Restore Your Files in Windows 7 & 8
By now, we're sure you've read the advice over and over: Everyone needs to back up their files. But deciding to back up your files is only part of the process. There are so many different ways to back up your files, and it can be hard knowing where to start. We'll cover all the…
How Microsoft Overhauled User Accounts In Windows 8
What's up with user accounts in Windows 8? It's not complicated - Microsoft wants everyone to use an online account to sign into their desktop operating system. Sure, they offer an offline equivalent, but they also made a few features available only to online accounts – the entire app store, for example. It's clear Microsoft would rather you use an online account, regardless of what you yourself would prefer.