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

2 days ago

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.


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

3 days ago

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.


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

5 days ago

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.


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

1 week ago

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.


Get Samsung’s Multi Window Feature On Any Android Device

1 week ago

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?


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.


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.


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.


Android Skins Explained: How Do Hardware Makers Change Stock Android?

3rd July, 2014

Hardware makers like to take Android and morph it into something that is entirely their own, but is this a good or a bad thing? Take a look and compare these different Android skins.


How To Make A Retro Game Console Out Of An Old Android Device

2nd July, 2014

That old Android phone you have lying around from when you upgraded is actually a lot more capable than you think. In fact, by connecting it to your TV and using a couple of cheap Bluetooth controllers, you can turn it into a retro gaming console with all the Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, SNES, Game Boy, and Atari games […]


3 Best Free Apps For Syncing Your Android Contact Photos With Facebook

1st July, 2014

Here are three awesome apps that will keep all your contact photos synced with Facebook so you never have to see that little placeholder head again.


Customize Google Play Music For Android With This Xposed Module

27th June, 2014

Tired of Google Play Music for Android automatically opening up to the Listen Now page? Let’s fix that. Want to open to a different section or different tab? Done.


Not Just For Phones And Tablets: What Other Devices Run Android?

24th June, 2014

Your phone runs Android, your tablet runs Android… your refrigerator runs Android? What other sorts of devices does this mobile operating system power?


How To Send eBooks, Documents, And Articles To Your Kindle App Or eReader

23rd June, 2014

Kindle makes it easy to buy and read eBooks from Amazon. But what if you want to read your own eBooks, documents, or articles on your Kindle? Amazon’s Send-to-Kindle has you covered.


How To Customize Your Windows 8 Lockscreen Using Lockscreenify

17th June, 2014

Ever wanted to customize the Windows 8 lockscreen and been frustrated by its limitations? Lockscreenify knows how you feel, and it can remedy your situation. If you want full control over your lockscreen, read on.