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Amazon Kindle International Version review

I have longed for an ebook reader for some time, but the most popular one - the Amazon Kindle - has long been reserved solely for the US market. Whilst it has […]

Quickly capture screens and share them on OS X with Skitch

Macs don't have a PrintScreen button, and if we want to take a screen-capture, the default program we use is Grab. Grab is great in a few ways; you can choose to […]

XNJB: Transfer music to and from a MTP MP3 player on a Mac

When I switched to a Mac, I did not purchase an iPod for a few months. I previously had a Creative Zen Vision M media player. Unfortunately, this device was not mass […]

Cool uses of QR codes

In March, Martin discussed QR codes, a form of 2D barcode that phone cameras can rapidly decode, with appropiate software (which can be found easily on Google). The practical uses are for […]

Help the fight against phishing with Phishtank

For anti-phishing tools to work, phishing sites must be recognized, analyzed and then added to a database so that users who use programs that work with the database are warned about it. […]

Make Wikipedia more usable with Vector

Wikimedia recently conducted a study into how to make their projects, like Wikipedia, more usable and user friendly. The study highlighted a number of interesting points, like that many users had never […]

Download and install Ubuntu faster with a Minimal CD

I recently found the need to install Ubuntu on a machine with a poor CD drive (and no USB ports) that could not read large amounts of data, but could manage to […]

Log in to websites with your site's URL as your OpenID

A few years ago, Martin covered OpenID, an open authentication system. Since then, it has become increasingly popular and a wide range of sites, from AOL to LiveJournal provide OpenIDs, and OpenID […]

A standard compliant web browser and editor: Amaya

Some web browsers don't fully respect web standards and many WYSIWYG HTML editors produce absolutely revolting code. W3C set out standards as to how HTML (and XHTML etc) should appear and whilst […]

Who shares your shared hosting?

I host my website on shared hosting. My connection is too slow and unreliable to justify running my own server and I have no need to hire a dedicated server or a […]

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Take a blind test and change your searching habits

I use Google out of habit and because I have always thought it is the best search engine. I've never objectively tried to compare major search engines and as a result I […]

Easy No-CD and No-DVD for games on Mac

Computer users often hate having to have a CD or DVD in their drive to run a game. To circumvent this, images are often burned to hard drives or cracks used. Cracks […]

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Read mailing lists without clogging up your inbox

Mailing lists still hold an important role in many free software projects and are a place where development is coordinated and support provided. When you subscribe to a mailing list, you generally […]

iPhones: they aren't as bad as you think

A couple of months ago, I did something I thought I never would do: I bought an iPhone. Technology enthusiasts generally seem pretty torn about these devices: some see them as fantastic […]

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Catalogue your DVDs, games and book

Often you will be certain that you have a DVD but cannot remember where you placed it or if you lent it someone. The best way to keep track of your possessions […]

Win more eBay auctions

Pretty much everyone uses eBay, but it is often frustrating when you're suddenly outbid on a rare or unique item. There are a number of strategies one can use to maximize the […]

Back up your files to a secure remote server with Carbonite

Everyone should back their data up in case their computer suddenly fails or is even lost or stolen. Many will back their data up on mediums like external hard drives, but it […]

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Play with and understand WiFi Positioning System

A few months ago, Mozilla generated lots of buzz through its Geode extension, which locates users through the WiFi access point they were using. Other popular tools have similar features, such as […]