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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Your Last Email & Testament – What Happens To Your Data When You Die?

12th February, 2013

I know it’s a morbid subject, but the reality is that we live in a virtually immortal society. While our bodies may cease to exist, our virtual profiles go on appearing in emails, automatic notifications, and even advertisements. To the living, this can be a bit depressing, and in fact, when my grandfather died, the first action I took was to delete his Facebook account to protect my family’s morale. But what will you do to make the transition process easy on your loved ones?

Mind42: Clear Your Head With In-Browser Mind Mapping (Chrome)

11th February, 2013

Creating mind maps can easily be done on paper, but sometimes its easier to just focus on what you really need to do. With Mind42, you can use Google Chrome to create mind maps in minutes. The app is clean and user-friendly, and starting your first mind map is a breeze. All layout creation is […]

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The Pirate Bay Documentary ‘Away From Keyboard’ Released, And It’s Free [Updates]

10th February, 2013

Simon Klose, the Swedish documentary and music video maker, wants you to pirate his film, TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard, and he’s not even kidding. His documentary about file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is available for sale, on YouTube (free), or via Pirate Bay torrent (also free). The documentary covers the stories of Pirate Bay administrators Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and Peter Sunde as they handle their 2009 Sweden court case about civil and criminal copyright laws.

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Macaulay Library: Listen To The World’s Largest Collection Of Wildlife Sounds

9th February, 2013

Cornell University’s Macaulay Library is the world’s largest and oldest collection of naturally occurring wildlife sounds, and it’s now completely digitized and available for you to listen to from your home computer. Consisting of about 150,000 sounds totaling out to be around 10 terabytes of data, the site offers around 7,513 hours of listening time. No, […]

InFocus Pro For iPhone: Manage Your Life With This All-In-One Productivity App

9th February, 2013

InFocus Pro is magnificent idea with a slightly rocky execution, but nevertheless, it could be usable by some. The app essentially pack five apps into one: a calendar, a list-maker, a to-do checklist creator, a project manager, and a note-taker. Three of those tools are quite similar to one another, but they are designed to […]

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Smooth Key Scroll: Use Your Keyboard To Smoothly Scroll Websites

7th February, 2013

Using your keyboard for Internet browsing often leads to a jerky and annoying reading session. On the other hand, using your cursor can sometimes be just too much effort. You may be scoffing at me now, but I’m sure you’ve been in situations where this is the case. With Google Chrome’s Smooth Key Scroll, this […]

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Collaborate With Neil Gaiman Using BlackBerry ‘Keep Moving’ Projects [Updates]

7th February, 2013

Fans will now have the opportunity to work with artists such as Neil Gaiman and Alicia Keys in collaborative projects. The series of projects was announced on Monday as part of the ‘Keep Moving’ campaign, a promotion for the Blackberry Z10 mobile device (formerly RIM).

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Spraffl: Is Anonymous Local Networking The Way Of The Future?

7th February, 2013

After writing up a news article about Spraffl, I grew very curious about how it worked. The app is described as one that connects people to an “anonymous social experiment”. I chatted up a few of my peers about the peculiar piece of software, but all of the responses I received were fairly similar – “what’s the point?” Each person I spoke to offered very valid reasons. However, I still see some potential in Spraffl.

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FirePlug: Read The News You Care About [iOS]

6th February, 2013

FirePlug is a unique feed aggregator that is both aesthetically pleasing and incredibly practical. The iPhone app offers various streams of content from different sources, letting users build and customize as they please. Upon first downloading, a quick, informative tutorial gives users a concise explanation of what the app actually does. Of course, an account […]

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Skype For Mac: Video Call All Your Friends, Apple-Style [Mac]

6th February, 2013

There are already a few articles on MakeUseOf about the features available for Mac’s Skype such as its group video client, experience-enhancing tips, and even some shortcuts that you may not know about. However, we’ve never really talked about the app itself. Overall, Skype for Mac is an app that performs in a solid manner, and I have a feeling that I will end up using it time and time again.

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Google Glass To Make Use Of ‘Bonephones’ [Updates]

5th February, 2013

The Google Glass project is making use of bone conduction technology in order to transmit sound to the wearer of the device and save users from needing headphones. Google’s Project Glass was filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday.

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Get A Visual Taste Of History With Google Maps & Google Earth

5th February, 2013

Google Maps and Google Earth have always been known for helping mobility-impaired wunderlusters virtually adventure all over the globe. However, despite any of your current obstacles, it’s always possible – whether it be after time or financial gain – to travel at least once in your life. Our technological TARDIS remains on Earth, but nevertheless, the potential that Google Maps and Google Earth offer is impressive.

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Typic: Add Text, Frames & Filters To Your Favorite Pics [iOS]

4th February, 2013

Typic is a basic iPhone photo editing app that offers the much-needed ability to add text to pictures. By combining the words “typography” and “pic”, this is exactly what we get – a “typic”. Opening the app for the first time is a little confusing at first since there is no tutorial. However, once you’ve […]

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Netflix Publicly Releases Premiere Episode Of New Series ‘House Of Cards’ [Updates]

2nd February, 2013

Netflix announced the release of its unique 13-episode remake of the series House of Cards on Friday. In a promotional effort, the video content subscription service will allow non-subscribers to watch the first episode free of charge and without any obligations.

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Tranquillity: The Perfect Web App For Poetry Writing

2nd February, 2013

Tranquillity is a web app that was made with the poet in mind, and after looking at the given features, it may be perfect. Available on the site is a fairly blank canvas free from distractions, designed purely for putting fingers to keys. Ease of use is prevalent in the website since users can pull it up […]