10 Ways to Recycle Old Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods

10 Ways to Recycle Old Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods

We live in such a throwaway society, that it’s easier to discard used items rather than figure out what else to do with them. However, there’s also a big green push out there to recycle items, making it better for the planet in the long run. With your old Apple items, whether it be Macs, […]

Wuala: An Alternative To Dropbox With Security In Mind

Wuala: An Alternative To Dropbox With Security In Mind

Update: Wuala is shutting down and won’t be available after 15 November 2015. We don’t recommend this service anymore. Dropbox is great, but it is not the best. While we love Dropbox for its versatility and cross-platform compatibility, we also hate it for its inability to secure files in the cloud. We have to either […]

Getting to Know Textile

Getting to Know Textile

At some point, you’re probably going to do some work on the web — whether you plan to or not. That work could be writing a blog post or article, adding a page to a web site, or regularly writing for a site like Make Tech Easier. No matter what you do, knowing some HTML […]

4 Options to Create a Safe Personal Cloud

4 Options to Create a Safe Personal Cloud

No matter where you turn, people seem to be talking about the cloud. And while cloud computing does have its attractions and advantages, there are still a few concerns about it. Like what? Well, your data is in someone else’s hands. And what happens if a service you’re using closes up shop, denies you access […]

5 Alternative Android Music Players To Listen To Your Tunes

5 Alternative Android Music Players To Listen To Your Tunes

Android devices from different manufacturers all have their own default Android music players. However, as I have learnt the default app does not always provide all the features I need and in some cases they do not read all my music files. Hence, I have tried a number of alternative apps which I will outline […]

How to Play MP3s From The Linux Command Line

How to Play MP3s From The Linux Command Line

At first, this may sound pointless. After all, aren’t there dozens of perfectly good GUI music apps out there? Haven’t we all found something we like, or at least don’t hate? Perhaps that’s true, but how much happier would you be if your music app of choice used a whole lot less resources? Or what […]

PeerMe: Advanced Group Messaging

PeerMe: Advanced Group Messaging

Emailing between two people is a convenient form of communication. You both have to lookout for each other’s messages in your inbox and everything remains organized. But when more than 2 people are involved, emails get forwarded, mass-replied, and your inbox gets filled with too many mails titled RE:SUBJECT. Needless to say, that is not […]

FeedSquares Lets You Read Your RSS Feed In A Visually Pleasing Way

FeedSquares Lets You Read Your RSS Feed In A Visually Pleasing Way

If you are a Google Reader user, you will know that its interface is dull, and kind of…boring. FeedSquares aims to supercharge your Google Reader experience by providing a visually pleasing interface for you to read your RSS feeds. FeedSquares is a Google Chrome extension that shows your Google Reader feeds in a beautiful feed […]

Some OS X Lion Issues & How To Fix Them

Some OS X Lion Issues & How To Fix Them

Apple’s latest big cat is a great deal for Mac owners, introducing some much needed changes, exciting features and increased eye candy too. However, like any operating system, OS X Lion has its quirks and there’s a few design choices which may irk longtime Mac OS users. Read on below for a selection of these […]

MinuteIO: An Extremely Convenient Web Tool to Record Meeting Minutes

MinuteIO: An Extremely Convenient Web Tool to Record Meeting Minutes

At meetings, there are usually many speakers who have different agendas to cover. It is easy to get bored in meetings and lose track of some of the things that are said. While this is fine for regular meeting attendees, for people responsible for recording the meeting’s minutes, this is a major problem. They need […]

Skype For iPad Review

Skype For iPad Review

It definitely seemed a little odd that Skype didn’t have a dedicated app for the iPad. Sure, the iPhone app worked, but it definitely wasn’t making good use of everything the iPad has to offer. It just seemed odd, as suddenly Skyping has become so big, it’s now considered a verb. Calling people through an […]

5 Android Video Players To Watch That Obscure Video

5 Android Video Players To Watch That Obscure Video

Android’s default video player is an efficient, but spartan app. It is simple to use, but it only plays a limited number of formats. Hence, most users will want to download a third-party app that fills in the gaps and plays those videos that the stock video app cannot handle. Additionally, third-party apps will also […]

Cog: A Great iTunes Alternative For Mac OS X

Cog: A Great iTunes Alternative For Mac OS X

After iTunes erroneously deleted my music collection a few years ago, I started looking for alternatives. Being a part-time Windows user, I had grown to love the simplicity of Winamp, with its file and folder based music management. Unfortunately there was no port available on OSX. Thankfully, I stumbled across a little open source project […]