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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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.

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How to Delete Any & All History on Your iPhone

24th July, 2013

How you can purge your iPhone’s entire history in the next fifteen seconds? Many people will tell you it’s not possible, but whether you you clear you history because you’re a digital neat freak or for more scandalous reasons, clearing your iPhone’s most personal logs is a lot easier and less complicated than a lot of people think. It’s none of my business: I’m just here to tell you how.

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Apple Developer Site Infiltrated – Encrypted User Data Remains Safe [Updates]

23rd July, 2013

Some readers may know that Apple’s Developer Site was shut down for unspecified maintenance on Friday for about 24 hours. However, Apple confirmed on Sunday that this was due to a security breach. According to TechCrunch, who spoke with an Apple representative on the phone, basic user iTunes accounts were not accessed and credit card data was not compromised.

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The Absolute Best Ways To Follow The News On Twitter

23rd July, 2013

Twitter is the coolest, most user-friendly way to keep up with the news of the world, yet sometimes we still over-complicate it. With all of the different accounts and followers and feeds flying around, it can be a little difficult to aggregate news to your individual taste. Fortunately, MakeUseOf is here to bring you the best ways to follow the news on Twitter.

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Yahoo Preps Username Recycle Program With Facebook Verification [Updates]

18th July, 2013

Yahoo recently set out to recycle usernames that have not been accessed in over a year and will utilize Facebook verification to confirm ownership. The new program will allow existing users to claim these names while still retaining their data.

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8 Tips You Should Know Before Buying Your Next Digital Camera

17th July, 2013

Regardless of what you have been told, there is no such thing as a “do-it-all” camera. If there was a “do-it-all” camera, competition in the industry would suffer, seedy patents would be made, one company would monopolize everything, prices would skyrocket, their profits would fail, and eventually, we would no longer have cameras at all. At least that’s how I see it. It would suck. We at MakeUseOf know that purchasing a camera is a big deal, so we want to help.

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Tumblr Releases Important Security Fix For iOS & Requires Password Change [Updates]

17th July, 2013

Tumblr, which was recently acquired by Yahoo, released a “very important” security fix for its iOS app on Tuesday and requests that users change their Tumblr password and the password for any services using the same password. The fix was issued in response to an unspecified security problem found within the service.