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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FileSnack: Upload & Share Files Without The Distractions

29th January, 2013

Many file-sharing websites extensively use deceptive ads and tiered download speed rates. Unlike them, FileSnack is a web app designed to get past these distractions and offer people what they really want – downloads. The app skips the usual song-and-dance and goes straight to the files, and to sweeten the deal, the entire website is […]

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Instagram Requests Government-Issued IDs For Profile Verification [Updates]

29th January, 2013

Government ID requests issued by the Facebook-owned Instagram led to frustration and confusion across the Internet last week. Users flocked to Yahoo Answers with questions, concerned about a possible phishing attempt.

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Take Your iPhone Photos To The Next Level With Adobe Photoshop Express [iPhone]

29th January, 2013

Adobe is already known for its amazing artistic applications like After Effects, Flash, and Photoshop. However, it has always typically established its home in the desktop realm. The company’s software was typically meant for professionals, and since most professionals do not use their iPhone to create work for clients, there was not much of a reason to venture away from this territory.

Portfoliogen: Create A Teacher Profile For Prospective Employers

28th January, 2013

Education is important, but finding a job is important, too. For educators in training, it can be a little tough in between all the tests, student teaching, and papers to create a solid online presence. However, Portfoliogen is a website with a goal to help those with that intent. All in all, the website doesn’t […]

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Adobe Edge Inspect: Preview Web Designs On Your Mobile Device

27th January, 2013

Web developers aren’t just faced with the challenge of producing websites for a variety of browsers – they have mobile devices to worry about, too. Fortunately, there’s Adobe Edge Inspect, a free app for seamless desktop and mobile website comparisons. To make the app work, you’ll need three different downloads – the desktop app, the mobile […]

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New H.265 Video Format Could Bring 4K To Broadband Connections [Updates]

27th January, 2013

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced its approval of the H.265 video format standard on Friday. The new codec may bring 4K video to broadband and also limit bandwidth usage for HD streaming, offering both higher resolution video and lower data use. H.265 video is designed to divide bandwidth usage in half.

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Picovico: Turn Your Photos Into Amazing Videos

27th January, 2013

Making photo slideshows can be time-consuming and tedious, but with Picovico, all the hard work is done for you. Simply select a preset theme, upload a few photos, and choose your favorite tune for background music. Picovico does what home videomakers have struggled with for years – editing. Now, videos can be done within minutes. You’ll […]

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What Is Fair Use? A Basic Explanation For Aspiring Creatives [MakeUseOf Explains]

24th January, 2013

Half of the videos I find on YouTube always have some note in the description about how it’s totally legal for the creator to use songs from their favorite band as background music. Their reasoning tends to always be in the form of two words: fair use. Unfortunately, this is often because of complete ignorance. Other times its just a total disregard for the law.

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Spraffl iPhone App Tests Out A Totally Anonymous Social Network [Updates]

23rd January, 2013

UK-based social networking experiment Spraffl launched for the iPhone on Wednesday. Unlike its predecessors, the iOS app focuses on the total anonymity of its users with a disregard for features like real name policy, friending, and check-ins. Instead, experiment participants share “hyper-local” information in the form of status updates and comments.

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Strikebase: Plan & Collaborate With This Work Management Web App

23rd January, 2013

With so many conflicting tasks and deadlines in our fast-paced world, it can be very hard for both companies and freelancers to juggle multiple projects. Fortunately, there’s Strikebase – a work management web app designed for establishing your workflow and helping you collaborate with co-workers online. Essentially, the service merges the best parts of project planning and social […]

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Umano: Listen To The News As Read By Real People

23rd January, 2013

In the technological world, some of the best news sources are in the form of online print publications, but unfortunately, we can’t read all the time. However, that problem can be solved with Umano – an app that lets you listen to print publications in audio form. Even better, all scripts are read by professional voice actors, and […]

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How To Respond To Content Thieves With a DMCA Takedown Notice

23rd January, 2013

If you have ever had a piece of work stolen and published elsewhere online, you know that it can feel pretty hopeless. Nasty content thieves just don’t seem to care how they acquire anything, and their plagiarism occasionally rewards them with sweet advert revenue. Don’t despair, though, for there is hope, and it comes in the form of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Clipular: Save & Share Searchable Screenshots On The Web

22nd January, 2013

Clipular is a Chrome extension designed for taking and saving screenshots of in-browser images and websites. These screenshots can be saved for archival use and also shared with friends or colleagues. The app is also perfect for researching purposes. Instead of bookmarking articles and cluttering Chrome’s folders (or bookmark bar), you can simply save only […]

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Why Your Eyes Hurt Using a New iPhone, iPad Or iMac

22nd January, 2013

The Apple LED screen is a common source of complaint among consumers. Many new iPhone, iPad, and Mac users have reported that it causes eyestrain and general discomfort, yet if you look around on the Internet, you can’t find much backing for the problem. Apple itself hasn’t offered a solution, and some people think that it’s even some kind of conspiracy.

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Recognizing Danger: 5 Warning Signs Showing Your Mac Has A Problem

17th January, 2013

It’s safe to say that the Apple Macintosh computer is a great piece of hardware with a fantastic operating system, but it’s definitely not impervious to errors. Sometimes it acts funny, and because continuing on with our day is more important than actually getting something fixed, we’ll ignore it. After all, it’s a Mac, right? It’s invincible! The god of all personal computers (yeah, right).