Joshua Lockhart

Joined June 2011

Joshua Lockhart is an okay web video producer and a slightly above mediocre writer of online content. You can fawn over his work here: jlockhart@makeuseof.com

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SuperPhoto: Easily Add Effects & Filters To Your Photos [Mac]

7th March, 2013

The Instagram photo filter craze has taken over just about every smartphone out there, but for those of you who just can’t get enough, SuperPhoto is here to bring it to your Mac. SuperPhoto operates just about how you would expect it to – pick a photo, pick a filter, smash them together, and save […]

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What Are Virtual Worlds & What Are Their Uses? [MakeUseOf Explains]

6th March, 2013

Virtual worlds are, in essence, meeting places. They aren’t video games, they aren’t chat rooms, and they aren’t social networks. They’ve been around for some time now, and chances are that you have stumbled upon one yourself. The premise of a virtual world is quite simple – users carry on social activities using their avatars in an open virtual environment. While not a video game, users may play games within the world.

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Crackle: An App For Free Movies & TV Shows (And It’s Completely Legal)

5th March, 2013

The iPhone – as small as it is – can be a great platform for watching video on the go or while out of the house. However, most videos available for the little device are through the user-generated YouTube or paid subscription media services. Rarely will you find something good to watch for free. That’s where Crackle comes in, a handy little app with free Hollywood video content available to watch. No, we aren’t kidding.

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Keka: An Easy-To-Use File Compressor For Your Mac

5th March, 2013

While it’s easy to archive things into a Zip file on your Mac, you may want to occasionally compress things into a different format. With the free app Keka, file compression is very easy. The app works primarily in two ways. Your first usage option will let you drop your desired file onto the Keka icon […]

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Public Radio Player: Listen To Public Radio On The Go [iPhone]

3rd March, 2013

Public radio is a quality broadcast outlet that many people enjoy, and with the Public Radio Player app for iPhone, it’s easier than ever to tune in. The app lets you listen to your favorite local stations, access lots of others, and even download non-profit radio show recordings for free. Overall, it appears that the […]

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Adobe Releases Photoshop Touch For Mobile [Updates]

1st March, 2013

Smartphone-using photography enthusiasts everywhere can now rejoice. Feature-heavy photo-editing app Adobe Photoshop Touch has finally made its way to iPhone and Android smartphones. After originally being available only for the iPad and Android tablets, the feature-filled app was released to smartphones on Thursday.

CoconutBattery: Your Mac Battery’s Health Simplified

28th February, 2013

Your Mac’s System Report may not offer you a whole lot of practical information concerning your battery‘s health. However, thanks to CoconutBattery, you can get a better visual understanding of how your battery is performing. The information provided is very similar as to what you would find in the System Report – details about your […]

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Google Looking To Add Audio Indicators To Chrome [Updates]

28th February, 2013

Google is currently adapting Chrome to identify the annoying sound-emitting tab on your browser. This has always been a common nuisance among Internet users (especially when pesky autoplaying advertisements come around).

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DrawCast: The Most Useful & Fun Drawing App For The iPhone

28th February, 2013

We’ve all been bored on the bus, at the doctor’s office, or in the cafeteria, and sometimes, just playing on our iPhones won’t do. Reddit? Psh. Fruit Ninja? No way. Ruzzle? Not right now. Occasionally, we all like to create, and with DrawCast, you can bring that kind of creative desire to your mobile device. The app is just shy of being like an actual paintbrush and canvas, and its features – though they may be few – are powerful.

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SoundHound: The Ultimate Song Identification App [iPhone]

27th February, 2013

SoundHound for iPhone is an app that is perfect for finding the titles to your favorite songs on the radio, lyrics to the existing tunes in your library, and new music that you may have never even heard before. Pairing social interaction with technology like vocal recognition, the app is on its way to becoming one of the best general music apps on the market. With SoundHound, you’ll become the music genius that everyone loves.

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5 Great Ways To Wind Up Telephone Scammers

26th February, 2013

For a while, there has been a trend that involves scammers posing as customer support and calling up innocent people only to falsely inform them that their computers have viruses. The scammers in question will then request for remote access to these computers, allowing them to acquire all kinds of information and data. Sometimes, they will even ask for personal information right over the phone. However, you can fight back.

Devil’s Tuning Fork – A Puzzle Game For The Brave

Found: Searching That’s Better Than Spotlight [Mac]

25th February, 2013

Spotlight’s great for local searches, but Found brings a new method of information retrieval that keeps up with your cloud-based life. The free app for Mac is your ultimate search resource, and although feature-heavy, it’s incredibly simple to use. The app uses a pop-up window which comes out from the side of your screen, allowing […]

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Google Updates Google Map Developer Tools For Easy App Integration [Updates]

24th February, 2013

After only being accessible through approved API keys, the Google Maps SDK for iOS is now available for all iOS developers. This updated release will allow any third-party developer to integrate Google Maps into their apps, allowing for more reliable navigation data access to users.

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Facebook And Other Sites Block NBC After Malware Infestation [Updates]

22nd February, 2013

Facebook blocked links to NBC.com and its other related sites after a multi-site compromise on Thursday. It appears that the American TV network’s websites were infested with RedKit malware. The malware remained on the various sites for a few hours and users who visited the sites may have fallen victim to the malware. According to ZDNet, tens of thousands of people may be affected.

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AT&T Signs Deal With The Cloud To Offer US Customers Free WiFi In The UK [Updates]

21st February, 2013

Are you visiting the UK anytime soon? Well, if you’re an AT&T customer, you may be happy to know that the company has signed with BSkyB’s The Cloud to offer 1GB per month of free WiFi for its customers.