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Tired Of Buffering? 3 Ways To Speed Up YouTube

Tired Of Buffering? 3 Ways To Speed Up YouTube

May 04, 2013 at 03:01AM If you ask me, Internet streaming is one of the best advancements in web technology I’ve ever experienced, at least when it comes to user experience. YouTube has made some serious strides in online video over the last decade – strides which can easily be overlooked and forgotten. But streaming will always suffer from a particular drawback – buffering.Buffering isn’t just a problem for YouTube; services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO all have to buffer their on-demand content. But YouTube is, without a doubt, the largest video streaming site in the world – it’s hard to imagine a person who has Internet access yet hasn’t ever heard of it – which means there are a lot of people out there who complain about slow YouTube buffers.The following tips may help you out if your YouTube experience has slowed down so much as to become an inconvenience.Warning: These suggestions to speed up YouTube should only be pursued at yo…

Cool Websites and Tools [May 3rd 2013]

Cool Websites and Tools [May 3rd 2013]

May 04, 2013 at 10:01AM Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. Most of the listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. If you want to have similar cool website round-ups delivered to your daily email, subscribe here.Add Your Website Here!Kikutext – Parents need to be more aware of their child’s progress in the classroom. Unfortunately, neither parents nor the teachers usually have enough time for regular meetings. What is required is a simple communication platform that lets teachers reach out to the parents. This can be achieved without an actual meeting, thanks to Kikutext. Read more: Kikutext: A Site That Lets Teachers Text Parents About Their Child’s Progress In ClassPodcastomatic – In many ways, consuming online content is better when heard than read. If you are an avid podcast listener, perhaps you’d wish that all online content goes through your podcast app. Podcastomatic is a web service that convert…

3 Plugins For Easily Migrating A WordPress Site, Tried & Tested

3 Plugins For Easily Migrating A WordPress Site, Tried & Tested

May 03, 2013 at 11:30PM For me, domain names are impulse purchases, and after developing a new site for a while, the original domain I picked sometimes just doesn’t have the same appeal anymore. Migrating content between sites then becomes an issue. Previously, I recommended the use of SSH to migrate a locally developed WordPress site, with a simple search and replace on the database. While this works in most cases and has never failed me yet, it’s a little riskier if you’re moving directories (such as mydomain.com/blog to myotherdomain.com) or if you have plugins which use serialized data (where all of a plugins settings are stored in one encoded database entry rather than a single row for each setting).So today, I’m going to try out 3 plugins which can semi-automate this entire process for you. I’ll be migrating data from an old domain of mine, to a new site, both running on a virtual private server.Duplicator (Fr…

Seafile Is A Private Cloud Storage & Collaboration Solution For Teams

Seafile Is A Private Cloud Storage & Collaboration Solution For Teams

May 03, 2013 at 08:00PM Seafile is a cloud service that allows you to create and share a private cloud library of files with friends or colleagues. Files get synced for all users, so that if one person edits a document or makes any changes to it (if they’re allowed to), Seafile automatically updates the changes for everyone in the group. I know this sounds trite, but sharing files via the cloud is an amazingly convenient thing. Still, sometimes you don’t want or need to bring the internet into the picture just to share files between colleagues and friends who are on the same local network. To accommodate this, Seafile also allows you to create your own personal cloud for sharing files between computers in the same organization using its open-source server that’s available for Linux and Raspberry Pi. It’s safe, because you use your own servers, and reliable because Seafile saves everything and you can even rest…

MRT Mixer Makes Audio Mixing A Breeze On Windows

MRT Mixer Makes Audio Mixing A Breeze On Windows

May 03, 2013 at 05:30PM If you enjoy listening to your local radio station at work, home or on the road, you might have noticed the constant genre switching on many channels every now and then. At one moment it’s playing jazz, and the other it starts sending high bass into your ears, and then suddenly, you begin hearing that boring radio ad while eagerly awaiting the next song. This constant shift of tracks is called audio mixing, which is considered an effective way of making radio more enjoyable to an audience with diverse tastes. Apart from radio, you might also find audio mixing across a multitude of other entertainment mediums. Today, we’re going to take a look at MRT Mixer - a desktop app that allows you to easily do your own audio mixing while listening to your favorite tracks. Let’s look at the things that make this app awesome.MRT Mixer sports a fairly easy-to-understand UI for audiophiles. The first thing you see when you la…

Cool Websites and Tools [May 2nd 2013]

Cool Websites and Tools [May 2nd 2013]

May 03, 2013 at 10:01AM Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. Most of the listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. If you want to have similar cool website round-ups delivered to your daily email, subscribe here.Add Your Website Here!ToomkyGames – Do you like playing video games? Of course, who doesn’t enjoy sitting down and relaxing with a nice game every now and then? However, video games are expensive, and for some people, purchasing games is just not something they can work into their budget. That is where ToomkyGames can be a real life saver. Read more: ToomkyGames: Lots Of Legal, Free Games For You To EnjoyBolide Movie Creator – is a desktop application compatible with Windows computers. The function of the application is to let you edit videos effectively. The app is aimed at people who do not want complicated interfaces and want intuitive controls that let them easily edit videos. Read more: Boli…