By Taylor Casti and first posted on MASHABLE.
It’s been another lively week in the digital world. Here at Mashable, we’ve been so busy preparing for Social Media Day and running through Home Depot that we can’t blame you if you’ve fallen behind on your tech news. So for those of you who have been busy celebrating the fall of DOMA, we’ve got you covered.
Here are 25 digital media resources for the week, including suggestions for optimizing your Wi-Fi signal, apps for summer road trips, festivals and more.
Is It the Dawn of the Encryption App?
Amid surveillance programs like PRISM and Project Tempora, it might be time for privacy-enhancing cryptography apps.
OUYA: Fun for Hackers, But Not Ready for Retail
The $99 OUYA game console might not be a hit with mainstream users — it’s still rough around the edges.
Hacker School: Where Students and Instructors Learn Together
Hacker School is for programmers in New York City. The free school’s lack of curriculum lets students focus on passion projects.
How to Make a Customized Google Map
Did you know you can create a customizable Google Map?
How to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal
Whether you need a range extender, repeater, booster or just a better router location, these tips will help you optimize your Wi-Fi performance.
12 Google Chrome Extensions for Content Discovery
We searched high and low in the Chrome Web Store to bring you the best extensions for content discovery.
11 Chrome Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Experience
We did a little recon and found lots of Chrome Extensions that enhance the way we use social media.
78 Tools for Writing and Previewing Markdown
Here are the best and most intuitive tools for writing, editing and previewing Markdown.
4 Ways to Protect Your Tech This Summer
Show your tech a little summer lovin’ by weatherproofing and waterproofing it with these tips.
10 Top HTC First Cases
We have found some of the best cases and covers for the HTC First smartphone.
Upgrade Your Baby’s Tech With These 9 Gadgets
Combining tech with convenience is a win-win for parents and their kin alike. Check out these gadgets that go above and beyond your average baby tech.
9 Beautiful Desktop Backgrounds Designed to Make You Smarter
Educate yourself with these 9 beautifully designed, educational desktop backgrounds.
10 Fun Favors for Geeky Weddings
Looking to add a little geek flair to your wedding celebration? Try these 10 fun favors.
10 Outdoor Music Gadgets to Use All Summer
Check out these gadgets that bring your playlist outside.
5 Top First Aid Apps
Be prepared for anything with these five efficient first-aid apps.
10 Best iPhone Car Mounts
Are you looking for a simple way to secure your iPhone while you’re traveling in your automobile?
10 Free Road Trip Apps for a Smooth Vacation
Use these free road-trip apps to keep your vacation from falling apart at the seams.
How to Survive a Forced Tech Detox (AKA Summer Vacation)
Yikes — this campsite doesn’t have Wi-Fi. You will survive, we promise. Here’s a helpful guide to get you through your tech detox (a.k.a. summer vacation).
10 Best Apps for Summer Festivals
Use these apps to get ready for — and make the most of — your summer festival experience.
The History of Advertising at Cannes Lions
This series of infographics recap 60 years of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
25 Top UK Startups
The London startup scene is well-documented. But the UK innovation ecosystem is not confined to the city.
How to Solicit the Customer Feedback Your Startup Needs
Customer feedback is pivotal for a startup to achieve success. Learn how to solicit feedback, improve your product and make the most of customer sentiment.
How Much Is Your Bitcoin Worth? Use This Calculator
For a quick and easy way to determine the value of your Bitcoin in fiat money, check out this Bitcoin exchange calculator.
Social Makeover: A Cheese Merchant Sees Results on Facebook
Last month, a consultant from our Small Business Panel outlined a strategy for Cheesetique — and the owner is thrilled with the results.
5 Reasons College Students Should Be in Professional Organizations
Here are the top five reasons why students should be active in professional organizations that align with their career paths.