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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The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School

19th August, 2013

Back-to-school time is underway, and I’m sure you teachers are already balancing your lives, your classroom, and your pesky administrations. What could make life just a little bit easier for you? Google Docs, my dear educator friend. Google Docs. Below, we have ten awesome tips to help you out when handling your students and their parents. Some of them you may know, but others, you very well may not.

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How To Win A Job Interview Via Skype

16th August, 2013

For some reason, many tech users tend to separate “reality” from what’s on their computer screen. We’re bolder people online, hiding behind text conversations, artsy profile pictures, and creative (and also sometimes off-color) user names. While Skype interviews do not necessarily provide anything for the user to hide behind seeing that everything is practically face-to-face, it’s important to establish that everything you are doing is real.

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Turn Your Internet Relationships Into Real World Friendships With A Meetup

14th August, 2013

There is one thing you must know when organizing a virtual meetup with an online compadre: don’t be creepy. The prime consideration you must have is that your friend — regardless of how close you may seem in the virtual world — is going to be on guard when they meet with you. Just because you are close friends online does not mean you are while in the outside world. You have to build trust to even meet up with a person; that’s why we have some great tips below.

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5 Uses For Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes

13th August, 2013

GIF animations aren’t just for corny memes and annoying reactions (but it doesn’t mean you can’t use them as such). Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve got a whole bag full of uses for these cool little animations. Even in a world with Vine and Instagram, GIF animations are not dead. We have five fantabulous uses for GIF animations that are both practical and beneficial for you and your audience however limited you may think them to be. Let’s get started.

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YouTube Founders Launch Challenge To Vine & Instagram: MixBit [Updates]

12th August, 2013

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen recently launched their answer to Vine and Instagram for iOS and the Web on Thursday, and the Android version is set to be released in several weeks. The new personal video app called MixBit takes a cue from its predecessors by letting users record brief 16-second videos on their smartphones.

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Tourism Radio Looks To Kickstarter To Create Google Glass Experience [Updates]

8th August, 2013

While Google Glass hasn’t been released to the general public just yet, future users already have much to look forward to. Thanks to South Africa’s Tourism Radio latest Kickstarter Project, these users will be able to take their own personal tour guide with them wherever they go.

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5 Unique Alternative YouTube Apps For iOS Devices

8th August, 2013

When iOS 6 took the original YouTube app away, many developers scrambled to create their own versions of the video app. Of course, we now have the official Google YouTube app, but this doesn’t mean its return after a brief absence has stopped these creative minds. Since that portion of the app market opened up, it never really has closed. Here are five unique alternative YouTube apps for iOS devices.

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5 Study Skills Every Online Student Needs To Have For Beating Failure

7th August, 2013

It’s not the content, the professors, or the assignments by any means. Actually, it’s the format. With online courses, everything relies on you. There’s no schedule to follow, no classes to sit through, no professors to face in person… Nothing like that. That’s why we’ve put together five skills you should learn when taking on such a course for yourself.

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Don’t Like LinkedIn? 5 Other Social Networks That Can Help You Land A Job

6th August, 2013

LinkedIn has been the goto social network for finding a job as of late, and honestly, why shouldn’t it be? However, LinkedIn isn’t the only way you can find a job. There are other social networks out there perfect for helping you finding the perfect job. Some of them are well-hidden, and some are the usual suspects. The point is that you don’t have to limit yourself, and yes, there are plenty of places out there willing to accept your resumé, especially if you style it right.

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Pinterest Adds New Price Alerts To Benefit Users [Updates]

4th August, 2013

Pinterest launched a new feature on Thursday that will help users take a step towards actually purchasing the items they see: price alerts. Coming shortly after the release of Pinterest’s “pin price” feature which allows users to see the current price of their pinned items, the new price alerts help users keep up with price changes for items that they have set their sights on.

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4 Ways Online Reviews Are Being Manipulated By Manufacturers

1st August, 2013

Manufacturers and companies actually manipulate reviews in a variety of ways right here on the Internet. It’s all about good press, of course. However, some ways are sketchier than others as you’ll soon be able to tell. Some methods companies use are rather direct while others are a little more hands-off than others. Either way, you should know that it’s very important to investigate reviews while you are simultaneously investigating potential purchases.

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6 Useful iOS Apps for Photographers

31st July, 2013

Let’s face it: people can get some pretty great shots with their iPhones, and these same people don’t even have a technical knowledge of how a camera works. Of course, this isn’t to bash the photography profession. After all, iPhones realistically can’t capture images akin to those which are made with high quality glass, right? Regardless of how you may feel about the iPhone photography trend, you too can use the device (and its tablet counterpart) to your advantage with the right apps.

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6 Places To Create Gorgeous Twitter Cover Images For A Head-Turning Profile

30th July, 2013

Your Twitter header image is an important part of your social media identity, but as always, it’s just one more thing to decide on. After all, your profile picture was hard enough, right? Fortunately for you, there are quite a few sites out there on the Internet available for you to find fantastic looking Twitter header images for your personal usage and for free.

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Google Takes On TV With The $35 Chromecast [Updates]

26th July, 2013

Media-lovers rejoice! Released on Wednesday, Google has developed a new way to bring great content from the Internet straight to your television: the Chromecast, an interesting little gadget that plugs straight into your television’s HDMI port. The Chromecast connects wirelessly to the user’s smartphone, tablet, or laptop, and can play video and music from these devices right on their television.

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Just What Should You Be Paying For A Used iPhone?

25th July, 2013

Maybe you’re still using that old flip-thing that has only survived by some miracle. Perhaps you’re an Android kind of guy and you’ve finally decided to come to the light. Whatever your reason, you want an iPhone. We understand you’re strapped for cash, though. After all, this is an Apple product, and Apple products are worth at least 5000% more than all three human basic needs combined, right? MakeUseOf has decided to put together a little buyer’s guide for cashing in on a recycled iPhone to find out just how much should you be paying.