Category: Features

  • Top 25 (Non-Obvious) Ways RSS Feeds Can Make Your Life Easier

    RSS feeds are a great way to stay on top of news and blogs, but that's hardly all they're good for these days. If you're looking for ways to more fully incorporate RSS into your technology repertoire, here are 25 applications, sites and ideas that can help you make the most of RSS.
  • 69 Techie Uses for Duct Tape

    As one of the world's most useful products, pretty much everyone loves duct tape, but techies seem to have a special place in their hearts for the versatile adhesive. From the practical to the slightly silly, here is a list of some of the best techie uses for duct tape.
  • GreenDev: 50 Environmentally Friendly Apps, Hosts and Resources

    As a web developer, you probably assume that your work is pretty environmentally friendly, and for the most part, you're right. But despite all of your paper saving and working at home, your work, specifically your websites, still contributes to rising CO2 levels.
  • Top 50 Open Source VoIP Apps

    For many businesses, open source VoIP programs and apps offer a great way to save thousands of dollars every year in telephony costs. Here are a few of the open source programs and developers out there that have had loads of success as VoIP and open source solutions for it become more and more common in businesses around the world.
  • Whoops! The 15 Biggest Screw-ups in Internet History

    Everybody makes mistakes sometimes, but when those mistakes are made online by high-profile figures, it's hard not to stare at the train wreck. Whether you've accidentally launched a virus, or given control of your company blog to a stranger, it's obvious you've screwed up big time. Check out these 15 Internet screw-ups that will live in infamy.
  • Top 50 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Google Maps

    It shouldn't be any surprise to those used to the easy and flexible functionality of Google's products that Google Maps is good for a lot more than mapping the quickest route on your next road trip. Some uses of the technology are just for fun, but there are also many practical, real-life applications that can make your life on and off the Internet easier.
  • How to Homebrew Wii Games: 37 Tips, Tutorials and Resources

    Certainly you've heard that fully integrated Wii homebrews are in the near future, but did you know that developers are already homebrewing for the Wii? Through the Internet Channel, you can play Flash and Javascript games, and yes, even make your own. So if you've spent all your money on a bidding war to get the Wii and you're out of cash for games, follow this guide to some of the best Wii homebrew resources out there.
  • Top 50 Apps That Fit on a USB Drive

    Sometimes you just need to take your apps on the go. Whether you're providing support or just trying to make a strange computer feel more familiar, having a collection of portable applications is very useful. From development to security, these apps are some of the best tools you'll ever keep in your pocket.
  • Google Calendar: 50 Tips, Tweaks & Hacks

    Much like Gmail, Google Reader and Google's other products, Google Calendar is fast becoming the application of choice for users all over the world. With great functionality and integration with Google's other products it's no wonder its popularity is growing. But chances are good that you're not maxing out all the features of Google Calendar that you could be. Here are a few ways you can try to add to your Google Calendar experience.
  • 50+ Killer Resources for Computer Science Students

    Computer science students are lucky because the Internet is like a living textbook, full of information and advice for their field. Many professors, experts, and other people skilled in computer science have created essays, tutorials, and resource points, all designed to make your life easier. We've compiled over 50 of the best here.
  • 30 Google Apps You’ve Never Heard Of

    Whenever Google officially decides to take over the world, we will already be well-acquainted with their unending sets of online tools and applications and overall knack for simplifying our lives. If, for some reason, you're still unaware of how the Google enterprise is revolutionizing the way even non-techies gather information and play on the Web, read below for 30 of the best Google applications that you need to try.
  • The Web Worker’s Stress Busting Toolbox: 50 Tips to Improve Your Life

    Many Web employees work from the comfort of their own home and don't even have to get out of their comfy PJs to go to work if they don't feel like it. But that doesn't mean working on the Web isn't stressful from time to time. Online projects pile up and deadlines loom just like they do for those working in an office. They've also got the added stress of sometimes unreliable Web hosting and no IT department to fix a troublesome PC. So how can you beat the stress of day-to-day Web work? The following are 50 ways you can become happier and healthier by reducing the stress in your life.
  • Top 20 Hilarious and Creative Internet Scams

    If you've had an e-mail account for more than a couple of years, or even just a couple of months, you've probably received an e-mail hoax promising you the opportunity to make millions working from home, asking you to donate money to a fraudulent fund, or just passing along a fascinating (but false) story to elicit a widespread response from the public. While many, truly damaging scams are designed to covertly steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from innocent people, this list is mostly comprised of those hoaxes that are just downright ridiculous.
  • WebDev Rage Hall of Fame: 10 Hilarious (and Familiar Sounding) Rants

    Oh, to be a Web developer or designer these days. Great jobs, great pay, great respect. Right? Okay, so maybe we're a little off. Web workers actually have it pretty rough. From dealing with dopey clients to making do with little pay, it's a wonder you're still in the biz. Give yourself a little break and check out this list of 10 funny (but true) rants about the Web world.
  • 10 Hilarious Stories Involving Monkeys

    Who doesn't love monkeys and apes? They're cute, weird, scary, and of course, hilarious. Whether you're watching them at the zoo, monitoring the poor things for research purposes, or just trying to smuggle them under your hat, monkeys are a barrel of fun and surprises. Take a break and check out this list of 10 hilarious real-life stories involving monkeys.
  • 10 Famous Hackers I’d Like to Date (and Why)

    Using their powers for good rather than evil, these hackers also possess a slight element of danger, giving them just enough of that bad boy or bad girl edge to sweep you off your feet. Take a look at this list of the 10 famous hackers I'd like to date.
  • 8 Ways a Competitor Can Sabotage Your Site

    Competition on the web is fierce and getting more ruthless by the day. Some webmasters have resorted to using dirty tricks, known as "Google bowling," to sabotage competing websites. Arm yourself with knowledge and protect your site from these techniques that may be used to undermine your site's reputation.