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  • 5 of Google’s Best New Apps and Updates You Need to Know
    by Mihir Patkar on December 16, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Google is doing so many things all the time, it’s difficult to keep a track of every new release or update. Plus, not everything that the internet giant releases is gold. But in the past few months, five of their launches are worth knowing. From freeing up space on your phone to weekend techie projects for beginners and kids, there’s a little something for everyone here. It’s all free, of course, but there is the cost of giving Google access to your information. 1. Google Maps Space (Web): Explore the Great Beyond With Google Maps You’re probably familiar with Google...Read the full article: 5 of Google’s Best New Apps and Updates You Need to Know […]

  • Top 10 Gifts for Health Nuts & Fitness Freaks
    by Tim Brookes on December 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Only weeks before Christmas, and in a mad rush; you realized your best gift ideas weren’t up to much. You’ve bought for the children, and diminished your wealth; but what do you buy for a fit freak who’s focused on health? Terrible, clichéd Christmas rhymes aside, buying a suitably techy gift for those obsessed with health and fitness shouldn’t be a chore. It’s time for the MakeUseOf health and fitness gift guide. Activity Trackers & Trainers Wearable activity trackers are the obvious choice for anyone who likes to stay in shape and monitor their fitness level from the comfort of a smartphone. However, the recipient may already own one, so...Read the full article: Top 10 Gifts for Health Nuts & Fitness Freaks […]

  • Twitter Admits People Don’t Know How to Use Twitter
    by Dave Parrack on December 15, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Twitter has released two new ads designed to persuade people to join Twitter. However, the social networking site, or rather its ad agency, has taken a rather novel approach to achieving this end. The ads admit Twitter can be hard to understand, before shattering that misapprehension. It feels like Twitter is more important than it actually is. It’s always getting cited on the news, especially when President Trump tweets, and every brand has a hashtag it wants you to use. However, in actual fact, Twitter “only” has 330 million users, and growth has virtually stalled. Romesh Ranganathan Is a Twitter...Read the full article: Twitter Admits People Don’t Know How to Use Twitter […]

  • Is Kaspersky Still Reliable Antivirus Software?
    by Gavin Phillips on December 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Security news is currently awash with a series of accusations against one of the world’s leading antivirus developers, Kaspersky Lab. The claims come on the back of months of speculation regarding Russian intent in foreign political events. This article isn’t delving into those accusations. This article is focusing on the allegations leveled at Kaspersky Lab, and whether it is safe to use their security products. Alleged Spying The Wall Street Journal reports that Kaspersky Lab is merely a tool of the Russian security services and is undermining U.S. government agencies by stealing data. Hackers targeted a specific contractor after identifying critical...Read the full article: Is Kaspersky Still Reliable Antivirus Software? […]

  • 8 Gift Ideas for Linux Lovers to Fit Every Budget
    by Aaron Peters on December 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Linux users are a discerning bunch. Part of the reason they choose this operating system is because they like things just so. Open source software allows them to tweak things to achieve that. It follows that they might be the same way in other areas of their lives, which means they’re probably difficult to buy gifts for. With the holidays coming up, you may be a little nervous deciding what to get for the Linux lover in your life. Below we’ve gathered some Linux gifts ideas for any budget. Because if there’s one thing Linuxers love, its when someone new...Read the full article: 8 Gift Ideas for Linux Lovers to Fit Every Budget […]

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