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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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.

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Get Bumpin’ With Bump For iPhone: Your Easy, Instant File Sharer [iPhone]

21st February, 2013

Transferring your photos, videos, and other media between devices has always involved a mess of hoops or cables. However, Bump for iPhone strives to take the in-between chaos away and replace it with something a bit easier: bumping. Yep. All you have to do is bump your device into another, and all your desired files can be shared nearly instantly. But is it too good to be true?

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SubtlePatterns Bookmarklet: Revise Your Website’s Design

21st February, 2013

Have you ever wondered what your website’s plain, white background would be like if it was a little more interesting? Normally, you would have to create a graphic mock-up or go into the code and mix things around. However, thanks to Brad Jasper’s SubtlePatterns bookmarklet, this is a relatively easy task. The Subtle Patterns tool […]

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Orchestra: Set Up To-Do Lists For You And Your Friends

20th February, 2013

I have been looking forever for a simple to-do list app that doesn’t require me to map out calendars, manage projects, or set up checklists for the to-do lists. With Orchestra, I don’t have to worry about any of the extras. The app only lets you make one continuous to-do list, and for the most disorganized people like me, sometimes that’s just what we need.

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Poutsch: Ask Questions & Offer Answers On This Social Networking Site

19th February, 2013

Poutsch could very well be the angriest virtual place on Earth, but fortunately it’s not. You see, the website uses the power of inquiries as its fuel, and as history often repeats, questions tend to ruffle feathers. But we’re not here for philosophy class, are we? We’re here to look at a legitimate, awesome social […]

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Listen To Your Favorite Music With Jango Personalized Radio [iPhone]

19th February, 2013

Whether you’re reading, cleaning, cooking, or hiding dead bodies, music can always help enhance your favorite activities. With the advent of smartphones, this makes it so much easier! (Except the dead bodies part – that’s always pretty difficult. I’m not saying this from experience, though – or am I?) However, there’s a wide – and somewhat overpopulated – selection of music apps out there to choose from.

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Microsoft’s Messenger Transition To Skype Pushed To April 8th [Updates]

17th February, 2013

Back in January, Microsoft announced that it would be retiring its long-time Messenger service and replacing it with recently-acquired Skype on March 15th. However, users can now expect that the big change won’t even get started until April 8th.

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Bookish: Read, Buy, And Get Recommendations With This Great Website

14th February, 2013

This collaborative project between Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and Penguin is designed for book-lovers everywhere. In a nutshell, Bookish is part book review publication, part bookstore, and part industry-saver. You’ll arrive on the homepage only to discover what appears to be a type of e-magazine. The homepage features updates on new releases that can be purchased on-site with […]

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Will Emailing The Executives Of The Company Who Built Your Computer Really Help?

14th February, 2013

We live in a very personal world where PC brands try to connect with us on a more intimate level. Sure, it’s just another form of advertising, but with social networking, it’s easier than ever to get in touch with these companies for support, information on new features, and insight on future products. It’s all rather great, but shouldn’t we able to contact the head honchos of these businesses, too?

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Apple Releases iOS 6.1.1 To iPhone 4S Devices [Updates]

13th February, 2013

Have you dealt with iPhone connectivity, battery life, and heating issues after the iOS 6.1 update? This has been a common complaint among users since Jan. 28. However, since Apple released its iOS 6.1.1 to users on Monday, your worries may soon fade away.

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Img2tab: Open All Images On A Page In A New Tabbed Window (Chrome)

13th February, 2013

If you tend to mindlessly scroll through Reddit (or any other image-sharing site), merely looking at memes and ignoring actual, informative articles, you probably realize how repetitive opening these images can be. In fact, that goes double if you don’t use the Reddit Enhancement Suite. However, the Chrome extension Img2tab is a unique tool that […]