Justin Dennis

Joined June 2013

Justin is a blogger, college student, tech nerd, soccer lover, and indie author of several young adult fantasy novels. Connect with him on his jdennis@makeuseof.com

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Are Retina/Iris Scanners The Next Level Of Mobile Security?

2 weeks ago

Rumors are swirling that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could have a retina or iris scanner built-in. Sounds like a science fiction movie, but these kinds of personalized locking mechanisms aren’t always perfect.

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4 Free Android Apps You Need When You’re At Disneyland

14th August, 2014

Disneyland is huge, and you’re most likely going to be walking all day. Make your life a little bit easier with these free apps.

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What Is USB Type-C?

12th August, 2014

Ah, the USB plug. It is as ubiquitous now as it is notorious for never being able to be plugged in right the first time.

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Kindle Unlimited — Is It Really Worth It?

3rd August, 2014

Amazon’s rumored “Netflix for books” service is finally here: Kindle Unlimited. In theory, it sounds fantastic. But is it all that it is hyped up to be?

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GravityBox Vs XBlast: Which Is The Best All-Purpose Xposed Module?

29th July, 2014

Out of the two great all-purpose Xposed modules for customizing your rooted Android device, which is the best?

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Enhance Your Android Notification Experience With Floatify

28th July, 2014

For an improved notification system that pops out at you, check out Floatify.

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Top Six Best Features Of The OnePlus One — And One Drawback

25th July, 2014

I’ve been living with the OnePlus One for a few weeks now, and it’s amazing, but it’s not perfect. Let’s run through some of the best features — and one downside.

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From N64 To Wii U: The Story Of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros.

22nd July, 2014

An enormous community has grown around these games, and they faced both good times and bad since the original Smash was released. Let’s take a look at the story behind this beautiful game.

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How To Get An iOS-like Colorful Status Bar On Any Android Device

21st July, 2014

Want a status bar that matches the color of the app that you’re using? Thankfully, there’s a quick and easy way to do this on Android.

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Want To Know Who’s Trying To Unlock Your Phone? Catch Them In The Act

19th July, 2014

Each of these apps can take a picture of anyone who types a wrong password or PIN into your device while trying to unlock it and send that picture to you by email.

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Miss Melee? Transform Super Smash Bros. Brawl Into A Melee-like Game With Project M

17th July, 2014

Project M is a mod for Super Smash Bros. Brawl that changes a number of things, but the most notable being an adjustment to the speed to make it feel more like Melee.

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Get Samsung’s Multi Window Feature On Any Android Device

14th July, 2014

All new Samsung Galaxy devices come with Multi Window, an awesome feature that allows you to run multiple apps at the same time. But how do you get this on a non-Samsung device?

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No US Phone Number? No Problem – Best Free Apps For Calling To The USA

8th July, 2014

Many apps promise “free calls and texts” but require both parties to download the same app (think Skype to Skype calling). These apps are different. You can call real American phone numbers for free.

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The 3 Best Simple Android Launchers For Your Parents Or Grandparents

7th July, 2014

One of your parents or grandparents has just gotten a new Android phone — and it’s just so confusing. The best way you can help them is to download an extremely simple launcher.

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Automatically Open Apps When Headphones Are Plugged In — No Root Required

4th July, 2014

If you listen to music on your Android phone, you’ll want this app. Headphones Connect allows you to open a specific app the instant you plug in your headphones.