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Bypass the YouTube Age Check

YouTube has a “feature” to protect you from content that may be considered “inappropriate for some users” – forcing you to log in to pass an age check before you can view a video. We’ll go through a quick URL … Continue reading

Now Posting to

Just a heads up to Third Error subscribers – I’ll be contributing to as well as this site. You can catch my posts at my own author RSS feed there, but I recommend subscribing to the entire MakeUseOf feed. … Continue reading

Setup a Personal Forum

In this post we’ll be describing the process to install a personal forum on your computer using the XAMPP server for Windows, and phpBB3, a free forum script with a decent number of features. We’ll be describing how to setup … Continue reading

Record Game Sounds with Fraps

For those of you wondering how to record the sounds outputted by your computer, this simple post should configure Windows to allow you to record the sounds with programs such as Fraps. Load up Fraps and hit the Movies tab. … Continue reading

Check if Your Computer Can Run a Specific Game

System Requirements Lab is a simple tool designed to help you check your computer’s hardware and detect whether it meets the official minimum and recommended requirements of a PC game. It requires the installation of a quick Java applet (SRLApplet … Continue reading

Back Up Pidgin Settings and Data

Pidgin stores the buddy list, pounces, preferences, and other data as XML files in a “hidden” directory in Windows. This data can be useful for transferring data between Pidgin clients without reentering your data each time. To copy/backup your data, … Continue reading

Three Ways to Get Gmail Redesigned

Gmail Redesigned is a free style that completely changes Gmail’s look by overhauling the color scheme and adding new graphics: We’re going to detail three various methods to get Gmail Redesigned. All of these methods require Firefox.

Hold Online Meetings with Adobe ConnectNow

Adobe ConnectNow is a free service offered by Adobe as part of the suite of tools, by far offering the easiest method to holding a meeting online. It features a number of tools, including screen sharing, collaborative whiteboard, chatroom, … Continue reading

Custom Buddy Notifications with Pidgin

Alert yourself to events in instant messaging, such as a contact signing on or sending you a message using Buddy Pounces in Pidgin. Buddy Pounces allow you to notify yourself in a variety of ways, including playing custom sounds and … Continue reading

Keep Pidgin Always on Top

For Windows – Keep Pidgin’s buddy list “always on top” of other windows for easy access to instant messaging without the hassle of switching windows. First, head to Tools → Plugins in the buddy list. Scroll to the bottom, make … Continue reading