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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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.

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

16th July, 2013

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.

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

16th July, 2013

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.

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Pitchfork Media Launches New Movie News And Reviews Site: The Dissolve [Updates]

15th July, 2013

Film fans will soon have a new source to read about upcoming flicks. The Dissolve, a new website developed by the people behind the well-established music site, Pitchfork, was launched on Wednesday.

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Restyle Your Resume For Instant Results On The Job Market

11th July, 2013

Today, I’m not going to share with you the golden secret to resumés that will guarantee you the job. That would be stupid. However, I can guarantee that your resume will be ahead of a few others. For the most part, I’m going to tell you the basics of what to do and what not to do. We’ll cover a few topics that key in on current resume trends, old ones, and traits that will (most likely) never die out.

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9 Ways To Send Video Messages

10th July, 2013

Voicemails, emails, and texts are out when you can’t talk to someone right away and need to leave a message. Welcome to the future, guys. We have video messages now. (Okay, maybe emails and texts have their place, but voicemails don’t. Voicemails suck. Don’t use voicemails.) Today, I’m going to tell you just how exactly you can create video messages without much effort on your part.

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Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search To US Profiles [Updates]

9th July, 2013

After spending months as an exclusive opt-in feature, Facebook’s Graph Search feature is rolling out to US-only users on Monday. Graph Search is a tool that allows for users to conduct advanced searches such as “people in Nashville who like football” or “photos of my family in 2002″.

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How Do Celebrities Manage Their Social Media Accounts And What Can We Learn From Them

9th July, 2013

Celebrities are the premium fuel of the social media world, and people like you and me just keep burning it. I’m certainly not saying it’s bad thing, though. It’s just a fact! However, have you ever inspected just exactly how celebrities manage their social media accounts? They are all just a little bit different than your Average Joe’s Twitter account, and it’s for a variety of good reasons, too.

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Vine Releases Series Of Features To Combat Instagram Video [Updates]

7th July, 2013

Coming quite shortly after Instagram’s video update, Vine has released a series of new features, seemingly in an effort to compete with the long-standing photo-sharing app. Vine’s Wednesday update included a redesigned camera, more social networking features, and new ways to gain more followers.

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Spotify Challenges iTunes Radio With Discover For iPhone [Updates]

4th July, 2013

Spotify officially launched its “Discover” feature for iPhone to the public on Tuesday. The feature allows users of the app to view a news feed which offers listening recommendations based on existing listener habits and what’s currently popular on Spotify.

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Why Following Up On Email Is Important (Or How I Overreacted When Someone Didn’t)

4th July, 2013

Following up on emails is the proper thing to do. Backing up your claims is the proper thing to do. I thought I should share my experience with you as someone who was on the bad end of poor communication. This is a personal story and it goes a long way in underlining the importance of following up with emails, before any other recourse.