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Joshua Lockhart

/ Joined 28 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:

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5 Uses For Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes

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5 Uses For Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes

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.

13-08-2013
5 Uses For Animated GIFs Other Than Annoying Memes
5 Unique Alternative YouTube Apps For iOS Devices

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5 Unique Alternative YouTube Apps For iOS Devices

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.

08-08-2013
5 Unique Alternative YouTube Apps For iOS Devices
5 Study Skills Every Online Student Needs To Have For Beating Failure

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

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.

07-08-2013
5 Study Skills Every Online Student Needs To Have For Beating Failure
Don’t Like LinkedIn? 5 Other Social Networks That Can Help You Land A Job

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

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.

06-08-2013
Don’t Like LinkedIn? 5 Other Social Networks That Can Help You Land A Job
4 Ways Online Reviews Are Being Manipulated By Manufacturers

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4 Ways Online Reviews Are Being Manipulated By Manufacturers

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.

01-08-2013
4 Ways Online Reviews Are Being Manipulated By Manufacturers
6 Useful iOS Apps for Photographers

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6 Useful iOS Apps for Photographers

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.

31-07-2013
6 Useful iOS Apps for Photographers
6 Places To Create Gorgeous Twitter Cover Images For A Head-Turning Profile

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

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.

30-07-2013
6 Places To Create Gorgeous Twitter Cover Images For A Head-Turning Profile
Just What Should You Be Paying For A Used iPhone?

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Just What Should You Be Paying For A Used iPhone?

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.

25-07-2013
Just What Should You Be Paying For A Used iPhone?
The Absolute Best Ways To Follow The News On Twitter

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The Absolute Best Ways To Follow The News On Twitter

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.

23-07-2013
The Absolute Best Ways To Follow The News On Twitter
8 Tips You Should Know Before Buying Your Next Digital Camera

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8 Tips You Should Know Before Buying Your Next Digital Camera

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.

17-07-2013
8 Tips You Should Know Before Buying Your Next Digital Camera
Keeping Children Safe In An Online World: 8 Ways To Set Up Kid-Friendly Search

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Keeping Children Safe In An Online World: 8 Ways To Set Up Kid-Friendly Search

The Internet can be a dirty place and you have to take steps to stay safe online, but it can also be a wonderful world where kids can let their creativity and imagination run free. Fortunately, there are a few ways to prevent its two sides from merging. Whatever your reasons, there are ways to set up kid-friendly searches.

16-07-2013
Keeping Children Safe In An Online World: 8 Ways To Set Up Kid-Friendly Search
How To Ensure Your Loved Ones Can Access Your Data Once You’re Gone

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How To Ensure Your Loved Ones Can Access Your Data Once You’re Gone

We’ve written a bit about how loved ones can access your accounts and how to prepare for your death in this digitally-influenced world. However, since we are talking about rather important data, it might be best to come up with a safer way for this information to be accessed. Personally, I would add the human element to technology.

16-07-2013
How To Ensure Your Loved Ones Can Access Your Data Once You’re Gone
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