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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 11:07:23 PM mt

Make YouTube Better With These Awesome Web Apps and Extensions




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As great as YouTube is, there are a few things that could be better and these websites and extensions fill those gaps till YouTube itself adds the features. There are already plenty of tools to make YouTube better, from downloading videos to turning it into a floating player. But there are still some missing abilities. Like clipping a video, for instance, or searching text within the audio. Check these out. 1. Tiny.Video: Share a Section, Loop It, and Avoid Thumbnail Spoilers Sometimes, you want to show a friend only one part of a longer video. And it would be terrible...

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 02:38:40 PM mt

This Is the Best Raspberry Pi Project of 2017



2017 was a great year for the Raspberry Pi. Now in its sixth year, the platform has been constantly improved and updated with software patches and even whole new operating systems to get the most out of these miniature marvels. DIY tinkerers and coders have also been busy, creating ever more impressive projects with the Pi. Today we round up some of the best projects from the past year and try to pick an overall winner for the greatest Raspberry Pi project of 2017. These projects represent projects which have blown us away in their innovation, scale, and practical use....

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 02:38:40 PM mt

7 Ways Open-Source Software Changed the World



Whether youre aware of it or not, open-source software has had an impact on the way you live your life. You may know of open source programs that are free to download and available for anyone to edit. But do you know how the term open source began? The phrase comes from a movement in the late 90s to rebrand free software in a more ethically neutral way. Two men involved in this movement, Eric Raymond and Bruce Perens, founded the Open Source Initiative in 1998. This organization maintains an official definition of open source software and works to expand...

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 02:38:39 PM mt

You Can Now Use Pandora Premium on the Web



Pandora Premium is finally available to use in your web browser. Since launch, Pandora Premium has been available on a number of platforms, including Android, iOS, and Chromecast. But after countless requests from users, Pandora has finally launched Pandora Premium on the web as well. In March 2017, Pandora launched a premium music-streaming service to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. Since launch, Pandora has added an infinite listening feature, and the ability to unlock sessions by watching ads. And now, finally, Pandora Premium is available on the web. Pandora Premium Lands on the Web For the...

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 02:38:38 PM mt

Phone vs. Universal Remote Control: Whats Best for a Smart Home



How many remote controls do you have in your lounge? One for the TV, your cable service, the Hi-Fi, your media streaming device, your games console, the air conditioning unit the list is endless. These days, almost every tech device we buy seems to come with a remote. The situation has gotten so out of hand that recent years have seen an explosion in universal remotes. Manufacturers claim they can replace your sea of existing remotes with a single device. On paper, they can control everything from your smart lighting to your wireless speakers. But are they the best thing...

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 02:38:38 PM mt

5 Handy Tips for Organizing Your iPhone and iPad Apps More Effectively



Often find yourself wading through pages of icons, looking for that certain app? Theres a better way. Learn to organize your iPhone home screen properly, and use a few extra tips to find the right app every time. Here are out favorite tips and tricks for a more productive iPhone. Remember: You Can Always Search With Spotlight This isnt really an organizational trick, rather a super-handy way of always finding the app youre looking for (provided you can remember its name). Simply pull-down on the home screen to reveal the search bar (or slide left and tap Search) and type...

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 10:24:51 AM mt

Administrator vs. Standard: Which User Account Should You Use in Windows



Are you the network administrator for your household or family? At some point, one of your nearest and dearest will install something nefarious or break something without meaning to, and thats why the type of Windows User Account used makes the difference. If everyone on your network is using an Administrator account, youre going to have a bad time. That said, theres a lot of confusing information regarding what Standard accounts can and cannot do. Heres what you need to know. What Are Windows User Accounts? Every time you use your Windows 10 computer, you log in to a User...

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 09:29:30 AM mt

7 Music Genres All Gamers Should Love



Video game music has evolved from sets of simple bleeps into full-scale orchestral soundtracks. It has become so diverse, in fact, that many people enjoy listening to game music for studying. While listening to original game soundtracks is great, there are entire genres of music that have inspired, or been inspired by, video games. Today, we want to highlightseveral music genres that all true gamers should love. 1. Synthwave Synthwave, also known as retrowave or outrun, is a type of electronic music that sounds straight out of the 1980s. Think music to set the scene of a tough guy in...

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 09:29:29 AM mt

Did You Know Your Amazon Fire Tablet Could Do This



The Amazon Fire tablet range continues to rise in popularity, gaining ground in what is described as a declining market. Is it all about the price? Are you missing out on important features found on Samsung and Apple tablets if you opt for Amazon? Probably not. At worst, youre missing the Google Store. Even if you have the $50 budget version, you probably dont expect that much from it. But your Amazon Fire tablet is far more versatile than you think. Here are some nifty tips you should try. 1. Install Google Play Store and Get Android Apps In fact,...

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Friday February 16, 2018 @ 07:22:11 AM mt

This Underused Technology Can Help You With Paperwork



Pulling text out of images has never been easier than it is today thanks to optical character recognition (OCR) technology. OCR allows us to do all kinds of useful things, like searching for images using text queries, reproducing documents without typing them out by hand, and even converting handwritten text to digital text. But what is optical character recognition? How does it actually work? It may seem like black magic to you, but by the end of this article, youll have a solid understanding of how computers can recognize letters and words. How Optical Character Recognition Works To understand how...

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