Author: Zach

Instagram Direct is Much Better Than Snapchat

With Instagram 5.0 (Google Play Store, Apple App Store), released earlier today, you can now send photos to specific people with a feature called “Instagram Direct.” It’s obvious that Instagram developed this feature to compete with Snapchat. I’d like to

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Build an Awesome Custom PC on Any Budget

I’ve been building custom PCs for nearly 10 years now, and I greatly enjoy helping others build their own computers. Friends, acquaintances, and strangers often approach me, asking for advice on their next custom PC build. Every time I part

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27 Essential Android Apps – Tools, Widgets & More

Updated on November 4, 2016! Users of Google’s Android operating system have access to over 1,000,000 apps on the Google Play Store. With such a huge catalog of applications, it can be difficult for new and veteran Android users alike

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17 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions You Should Use

Chrome is the most-used Internet browser in the world, and for good reasons – it’s fast, powerful, and well-designed. Users can also install extensions for Chrome via the Chrome Web Store, which further expand its functionality. I’ve compiled a list

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iOS 7’s Design: My Problem with Borderless Buttons

  I like Apple. Their hardware, which epitomizes modern design, is powerful and revolutionary. Their sleek software embodies a near-perfect user experience for a majority of their audience. When Apple revealed iOS 7, their latest mobile OS, I was very

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24 Beautiful Android Themes for CM Theme Chooser ROMs

Android custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod 10.1 and 10.2, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid enable users to apply a custom theme or skin to their device. These themes modify graphics such as the status bar, various icons, selection boxes, and list backgrounds. They

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Tutorial: Project M 3.6 (Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mod) on the Dolphin Wii Emulator v4.0.2

UPDATED download links on December 8, 2015 after Project M officially ceased development.  Project M is an incredible mod for Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii which changes the gameplay to more closely resemble its more competitive, more skill-based,

Games for Windows Live Problems (0x80151909)

I tried to play Dark Souls PC today and couldn’t sign into Games for Windows Live. Event Viewer says this is error 0x80151909. There’s a thread on the Xbox forums about this issue – Microsoft knows about it.

A Simple 2D Processing Sketch for Beginners

Here’s a simple Processing sketch that renders some 2D graphics. Maybe it’ll inspire or help you if you’re looking to get into 2D graphics using Processing. As part of my Computer Graphics course, I’m required to write multiple 2D and

Nvidia 3D Vision – Huge Improvement on Passive 3DTVs (EDID Override)

Last June, I purchased an LG 47LM7600 Passive 3DTV for use as my PC monitor, and I absolutely love the 2D and 3D picture quality of the set in general. Using Nvidia’s 3DTV Play addon (purchasable here) to play games in 3D

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