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April 22 2017

12:30

Reliving the 80s: ARMIGA Amiga Emulator Review and Giveaway

Retro gaming doesn’t get any better than booting up an Amiga emulator, loading up a disk image and watching as the Kickstart screen disappears, to be replaced by an amazing 16-bit game. Or does it? Well, that really depends on whether you’re using a software emulator, or a physical device. The ARMIGA Full Edition is an ARM-powered Amiga “clone”, and we’re giving one away to you lucky retro gaming fans! Read on to find out how to enter. What is an Amiga? There was a time when the PC was not the all-powerful, all-conquering behemoth. A time when the IBM-compatible...

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04:30

Make Any New Browser Tab More Useful With 5 Custom Tools

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Start a new tab on any modern browser and you meet the speed dial, a collection of your most visited sites. It’s handy, sure, but the new tab page can be much more useful. The key to productivity is finding out what works for you. Don’t just apply what a productivity guru says without thinking about your needs. The New Tab page can serve many purposes. If you don’t need a collection of your most visited sites, turn it into something you actually need. Web apps and extensions are the best way to make this happen. But when you are...

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April 21 2017

21:00

Google Play Music Is Better on Samsung Phones

Google Play Music will be the default music app on all new Samsung phones and tablets starting with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This is thanks to Samsung and Google doing a deal which benefits both companies. Thankfully, you benefit too, that is if you own a new Samsung device. All new Samsung phones and tablets will now feature Google Play Music as their default music app. The Samsung Music app will still be available, but only as a download. For all intents and purposes, Samsung is pushing Google Play Music as the only music app you’ll ever need...

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20:00

What’s the Best DSLR for Your Money in 2017

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Although cell phone cameras get better every year, nothing beats a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. DSLR cameras deliver top-tier photo quality, versatility, and longevity. However, finding the best DSLR for your needs and budget can prove difficult. Additionally, with high sticker prices, it’s often tough to find the proper DSLR. Check out the best DSLR for your money in 2017. Defining “Best” DSLR Fact: DSLRs are not cheap. Entry-level models clock in around $500 on the low end, and it’s easy to consider even a $1,000–2,000 DSLR a mid-range camera. However, we’re focusing on the best consumer-class DLSRs for your...

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19:00

Privacy and Windows 10: Your Guide to Windows Telemetry

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Windows 10 was a huge success after it launched in 2015. As of March 2017, it was running on over a quarter of Desktop computers worldwide, only trailing Windows 7, which was released six years prior. Microsoft appeared to have listened to feedback about Windows 8 and sought to mix the best of Windows 7 and 8 while pushing the OS into the future. Despite the success of the launch, there was one area in which Microsoft appeared falter: privacy. Windows 10 included mandatory and opt-out data collection for “product improvement and personalization” purposes. They further complicated the situation by being unclear...

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18:34

Learn To Make An Android App This Weekend

Right now, you can name your own price on this bundle of Android development courses and learn to make an app before you know it! If you spend at least $1, you’ll get one course that’ll cover the basics of creating an app and launching it on Google Play. If you beat the average, which is just under $15 as of this writing, then you’ll get five additional courses that will teach you everything! Buy: Pay What You Want: The Ultimate Android Development Bundle Name Your Price As long as you spend $1, you’ll get a really solid course that’s valued...

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18:00

How to Manage Your Podcast Collection Using Pocket Casts

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Take one look at any podcast directory and you’ll see just how popular podcasts are. And they are only increasing in momentum. Like many people, you probably enhance specific segments of your life with podcasts, depending on them for insight on everything from cooking to religion. Over time, your podcast collection has probably grown increasingly jumbled, making it harder to find episodes by subject matter or from certain podcasters. Due to the sheer number of podcasts you need to hear, and the fact that the options for things to listen to grow on a weekly basis, the problem you face...

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17:30

Huge Deals On Logitech Harmony, Titanfall 2, and Much More [US/CA]

Today, you can get the Logitech Harmony remote with the Hub for the only $70, Titanfall 2 for $24, Civilization Vi for $10 off, and much more! US Deals Logitech Harmony Smart Control ($69.99, 46% Off) Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Smartphone App and Simple All In One Remote - Black Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Smartphone App and Simple All In One Remote - Black Use your smartphone (available Harmony Smartphone app) or the included Harmony Remote to control your entertainment devices Buy Now At Amazon $69.99 We’re starting today’s deals off with the best, because this is the...

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17:00

Every Single Way You Can Password Protect Windows 10

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Your computer is a veritable goldmine of personal and private information. Banking details, business documents, sentimental photographs, and more must be kept safe. Luckily, Windows 10 has a raft of locking methods to help protect your data. Let’s take a look at every single way you can password protect Windows 10. Passwords Password come in a few different flavors, depending on the type of Windows 10 User Account on your computer. There are slight differences. Microsoft Account The majority of Windows 10 users will lock their account using their Microsoft account password. During the Windows 10 installation you’re asked for...

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16:00

Fall Asleep Fast: 10 Drowsy Android Apps

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According to NPR, approximately 30 million Americans (about 10 percent) suffered from insomnia in 2008. The CDC then reported that roughly 1-in-3 American adults weren’t getting enough sleep in 2016. Cited causes include unhealthy lifestyles and too much time spent in front of screens. That’s right: if you have trouble falling asleep at night, it might be due to anything from poor office habits to technology addiction to tech-related depression. But solutions exist, and I’m living proof that they can work. I used to have chronic insomnia, unable to fall asleep until 4 or 5AM every day. After a few lifestyle...

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15:00

5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch WhatsApp for Viber

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While traditional voice calls and SMS are on the defensive, WhatsApp seems to be taking over. Each day, WhatsApp‘s 1.2 billion users send tens of billions of messages to each other. The numbers are staggering. Staggering enough, in fact, to make you think that WhatsApp holds all the cards when it comes to instant messaging apps. But it doesn’t. With over 800 million users, Viber is WhatsApp’s closest competitor, and it too has a steadily growing user base. Yet somehow, you’ll barely hear Viber mentioned in the U.S. and the U.K. This is largely because WhatsApp managed to capture a...

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14:30

You Can Now Use Instagram for Android Offline

Instagram is going offline, but don’t worry, this is a feature, not a flaw. As announced at Facebook’s F8 conference earlier this week, Instagram is gaining offline functionality. Which means you’ll still be able to feed your Instagram addiction even when your internet connection craps out. More and more tech companies are realizing there’s a big world out there. So, while they’re on solid ground in the U.S. and beyond, there are plenty of people in other countries keen to use their apps and services. The problem in many developing countries is spotty internet connections. Designing Apps for Developing Countries...

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14:00

Smart Devices in the Washroom? It’s Not as Crazy as You Think

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For centuries, the washroom has arguably been the most private room in the house. You could shut yourself away inside, lock the door, and escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Not anymore. Hundreds of companies are trying to join you in there, ready to log, record, and advise on every aspect of your bathroom routine. Whether that’s for better or for worse is highly debatable. However, I’m not here to discuss the relevant merits of smart devices in the washroom — I just want to let you know about the best gadgets available right now. Here’s what an...

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13:00

7 Back Exercises You Should Never Do Without a Partner

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When it is time to do exercises and stretches to strengthen your back, you likely have several that you do on your own. But, you can give your routine more variety and work those muscles differently by buddying up. Exercising with a partner has many benefits and might be just what you need for a terrific back-strengthening workout. Benefits of Exercising With a Buddy If you have never worked out with buddy, you might just be missing out. Whether it is your best friend, coworker, or family member, here are several advantages to exercising with a partner. Increases accountability. Helps...

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12:00

Is This the End for Ubuntu Touch?

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Following its release in 2016, the Ubuntu Touch platform (often referred to as “Ubuntu Phone”) hasn’t exactly set the world alight. But it hasn’t been a complete disappointment, either. I took a Meizu device on holiday and spent the day with it at Legoland Resort, Windsor to extremely favorable results. But in 2017, short of a security update, Ubuntu Touch vanished. News from Canonical in early April revealed that the end was nigh. No new devices are coming your way — Ubuntu Phone is joining Unity on the scrapheap. Investment has ended. This is a dead OS. There will be...

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09:30

How to 1-Click Reinstall Windows 10 Without Losing Personal Data

Reinstalling Windows is a lot easier than it once was. In the days of Windows XP, you didn’t have much choice aside from erasing everything and restoring from a backup. Fast-forward to Windows 10 and Microsoft has added plenty of options for getting a fresh start. Coming in the imminent Creators Update (which you can download now) is a new way to reinstall Windows 10. Titled Fresh Start, this completely reinstalls Windows while keeping your personal data and settings. To start, head to Settings > Update & Security and click the Recovery tab. Under More recovery options, you’ll see a...

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08:30

This Hack Turns WhatsApp Into a Private Storage for Files and Notes

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WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular messaging apps out there. It’s cross-platform. It provides end-to-end encryption making it a secure option. And with a little hack, you can use it to send yourself notes, files, and more. Unlike with iMessage and other messaging apps, you can actually text yourself using WhatsApp — all you need to do is create a group with no other contacts. Here’s how to do that. Fire up WhatsApp on your phone and on the Chats tab, tap the New Group link in the top right corner. You’ll have to first add a participant to the group to...

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07:00

Celebrate Earth Week with Savings on Certified Refurbished [UK]

Early Day is held annually on 22nd April in order to raise awareness for environmental protection and climate change. To sell more stuff raise awareness of our need to reuse and recycle Amazon is discounting some items from their Certified Refurbished store. Certified Refurbished products have been brought back to “as-new” status and come with a full one year warranty. It can save you a great deal of money to shop refurbished, especially if you don’t mind waiting a few months after the product’s initial release. Today you can save yourself even more with Amazon’s Certified Refurbished deals. Apple iMac...

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April 20 2017

22:00

Google Home Now Supports Multiple Users By Voices

Your Google Home speaker now supports up to six different users at any one time. Google Home will recognize each user’s voice, and deliver customized results accordingly. This is a feature Google Home devotees have been requesting since day one, and Google has finally acquiesced. Google Home is, for the uninitiated, a smart home speaker similar to the Amazon Echo. The two are currently embroiled in a battle for control of the smart home market, although Apple is rumored to be working on its own competitor. The problem for Apple is the Google Home is getting better all the time....

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18:00

15 Desktops That Reveal How We Work at MakeUseOf

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Whatever platform you’re on, your desktop can reveal a lot about how you’re using your computer. It could even give us a peek into your personality — and completely mislead us. Maybe you keep your Windows desktop meticulously clean, but your physical desk is a mess. If you’re curious to see how members of the MakeUseOf team use their desktops, get a rare peek now. The Genius Desktop Several members of our team fall into this category. You could call their desktops messy, but we all know that true genius lies in navigating chaos. Besides, who’s got time for cleaning...

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