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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Earn The Prize: 4 Tips To Win Online Competitions And Giveaways

10th September, 2013

Online competitions and giveaways can be found just about anywhere on the web these days, but the chances of winning them are usually pretty slim. The competition is usually terrific. Perhaps, it’s the law of averages. Perhaps, it’s plain luck. Even then, some basic tips apply.

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These Small Social Networks Have A Big Impact – Get To Know Them!

9th September, 2013

Nearly every article you see here on MakeUseOf that relates to social media features Facebook and Twitter (and occasionally — but ever so rarely — Google+). But is that really all there is? What about the smaller social networks? Is there something beyond the world of Facebook? We found it.

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Evernote 5 For Windows Desktop Officially Released

8th September, 2013

Windows users, you should know that the new update for Evernote is as big as an elephant. App developers released Evernote 5 on Wednesday with a new look and an array of super-fast functions.

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Amazon Soon To Offer Free & Discounted Ebooks Of Hard Copies Purchased Through Its Site

5th September, 2013

Do you have crates upon crates of dusty old books that you just wish could be on your Kindle? Good news! Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will soon launch Matchbook, a program that allows users to receive digital versions of books that they already own at free or discounted rates.

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How To Be An Online Entrepreneur With Thrift Store Shopping On eBay

5th September, 2013

With eBay, you can turn yourself into an online entrepreneur by flipping items you can find nearly anywhere — online or offline. Best of all, it’s pretty darn easy to do, and this means you can turn your weekend thrift store outings into a profitable hobby. Here are just a few tips to buy items in thrift shops and easily turn them around on eBay.

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Liking Can Make You Smart: 5 Ways To Use Facebook For Education

4th September, 2013

Facebook can teach us lots of stuff, but most of the time, it’s nothing that we really want to know. But what about the real educational value of Facebook? Stuff that’s — oh, how do you say it — Educational? Believe it or not, it’s out there. Whether you are the parent of students, a student at a university, or just a student of life, we’ve got a few tips that will make your Facebook experience just a bit more valuable.

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5 Ways To Get Your Friends Talking About Your Facebook Photos

3rd September, 2013

Photography has always been something considered to be admired and discussed among friends. “Cool picture!” people always say. “I remember that!” However, can’t we bring this type of discussion to the world of online social media? Facebook photographers, we know you love posting photos to get some attention. That’s why we want to help.

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6 Ways to Use WordPress That Aren’t Blogging

2nd September, 2013

Wordpress: it’s not just for blogs anymore. We’ve already discussed numerous times that you can use WordPress in a variety of ways. We’ve written articles about it before, but every once in a while, we feel as though that- – as the WordPress platform evolves — we need to issue a refresher. Below are six different ways […]

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Target Aims At Instant Video Market With Target Ticket [Updates]

1st September, 2013

US-based department store chain Target launched the beta version of their competitor service to Vudu, Netflix, and iTunes on Friday. Dubbed Target Ticket, the service offers users access to some 15,000 instantly-accessible titles.

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How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos

29th August, 2013

So you’re a new startup for an app/gadget/website/service, or maybe you’re just a freelances trying to sell yourself, and you aren’t sure how exactly to get conversation going on your Facebook Page. Look around, it seems like photos are all the rage these days, right? Below, we’ll tell you how to use your Facebook photos to start conversations on your Page.

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Get Your Kid To Read: 4 Tips To Make Reading Fun With Technology

28th August, 2013

It seems like technology has stolen this generation’s love of reading, but is it possible that it could also recapture it? Today, we have four tips for you (with tons of sub-tips written throughout) to help you use technology to make reading fun for your kids. Throughout this piece, you’ll find a few ways to charge up the reading “environment” for your child, and hopefully get him or her fall in love with reading.

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Can You Run Your Business Purely From Your Smartphone?

26th August, 2013

Ah, the smartphone. This device that many would have you believe can literally do anything. Is it even worthy of being called a mere phone? We have so many apps that can turn it into almost any tool that we need, and the word “phone” seems a bit limiting. Regardless, can your smartphone really do anything? Furthermore, […]

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Google Launches Landing Page For Helpouts – A Live Video Marketplace [Updates]

25th August, 2013

Ever wanted to bring a professional into your home to help you with fixing your computer? Thanks to Google Helpouts, you will soon be able to, and best of all, professional assistance won’t be limited to just tech support. With Helpouts, you’ll be able get help with nearly anything.

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Are You In A Rush To Make Money From Home? Spot 7 Work At Home Scams

22nd August, 2013

Wealth, speed, ethics — when it comes to money, you can only pick two. When it comes to working from home, it’s very likely that you won’t get a chance to even pick one of them. That’s because most opportunities to make money from home are simply scams. While there are some ways to make money from home, there are more ways to get scammed than there are authentic opportunities for profit.

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YouTube Android Now Allows Minimizing Of Videos While Browsing And Searching [Updates]

22nd August, 2013

Google has been rolling out some major changes to its YouTube app lately, and it looks like the Android version of the app has received a useful – albeit comparatively minor – change to its interface. In short, this significant change will allow users to minimize videos while they browse or search while in-app.