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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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 […]

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Sync RSS Feeds to Your iPhone With Byline

13th February, 2013

Byline is what I would consider to be a meta-reader. It takes your feeds from Google Reader (as well as Instapaper and Pocket), and converts each title to be readable on your iPhone. Of course, there are other apps that do the same thing, so in this case, it’s all about your flavor of choice. With that said, take a look at Byline, and see if you like it.

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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, […]