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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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.

How to Prevent Text and Instant Messaging from Smothering a Relationship

3rd July, 2013

Ladies and gents, ever heard of the old phrase, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder?” It’s not just some silly cliché. In fact, it’s quite possibly more relevant in this day and age than it ever has been. Why? Simple: It’s nearly impossible to be absent anywhere these days. Unfortunately, constant communication kills relationships – emphasis on the word “constant”. However, by looking past technology and into human interaction, there are ways to prevent text and instant messaging from smothering a relationship.

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Stop Spam Texts Forever with These Tips

2nd July, 2013

Spam texts are dumb. I could have provided a much more detailed introductory sentence, but I believe we can all agree here. Ever had this kind of moment? “Oh man! A new text message! Wonder who it could be– NO I DO NOT WANT THIS OBVIOUSLY FAKE LOAN.” We’re still in the relatively early days of spam texting, so it’s going to take a little while longer for us to instantly recognize them as well as we recognize a Nigerian prince scam. Here are some tips to stop them from hitting your inbox.

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Can Magnets Ruin An SD Card? 6 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Use Your SD Card

27th June, 2013

Guess what – magnets can’t ruin your SD cards. Let’s just get that one out in the open. Flash memory just doesn’t work that way! I mean, magnets could work, but it would have to be really, really powerful. Nothing that you have in your household would ruin one, for the record. So yeah, let’s just dispel that myth. However, there are a variety of reasons that you can’t your SD card, and it seems as though nearly everyone faces the same issues.

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How To Recognize And Avoid Free Gift Card Scams

25th June, 2013

These types of scams are almost always supposedly sent out by seemingly trustworthy sites such as Amazon or eBay, and much like the web URL, they may appear to be sent by the sites themselves. However, scammers are sneaky, and they thrive on carelessness.

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How To Access A Deceased Relative’s Digital Accounts

25th June, 2013

While the Internet has already provided for ways to remove your deceased loved one’s digital accounts , there is occasionally the need to access them. Sometimes it’s for will information – other times it has to deal with financial reasons. Whatever your objective may be, I understand how tough it is.

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Tips To Maximize Your Listening Pleasure In iTunes

20th June, 2013

With Spotify, Pandora, and – sigh – The Pirate Bay in the mix, it’s very rare that you hear someone say they just love listening to iTunes. It’s not like people don’t do it, though. It just seems as if it has faded into the background as the simple default music player for Macs, iDevices, and more. So here are five tips to aid you in maximizing your listening pleasure with iTunes. These basic cheats can be customized according to your listening preferences, so grab your headphones and check ‘em out.

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iOS & Facebook Integration: Genuinely Useful or Waste of Time?

19th June, 2013

When Facebook iOS integration came onto the scene, Apple and Facebook joined forces in an effort to enhance your life – not to burden it. Cook and Zuckerberg didn’t get together in some secret layer on a private island in the Pacific to concoct some evil plan that would ruin millions of peoples’ lives by adding Facebook to the iPhone. I’m not one to view the world through rose-colored glasses, but let me at least show you some of the benefits and their nuisances of having Facebook on your iPhone.

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7 Facebook Status Ideas That Show How To Engage Better With Your Social Network

18th June, 2013

Facebook can suck. Really. That’s a blunt statement, but regardless of the medium, it’s the content that makes up in publication. In Facebook’s case, it’s a great medium, but sometimes it has some horrible content. Only the users are to blame. Fortunately, I’m here to help you enhance your content output so you can develop some truly engaging status ideas to help you connect better with those on your social network.

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Google Announces Balloon-Powered Internet With Project Loon [Updates]

16th June, 2013

Google announced on Friday that it will release a new product that incorporates balloons and wireless Internet. Dubbed Project Loon, Google explained most of the details in its company blog, but some questions are still left unanswered.

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Foursquare Developers Release New Time Machine Feature With Samsung [Updates]

16th June, 2013

Foursquare developers introduced a new feature on Friday: the Foursquare Time Machine. The Foursquare Time Machine is an in-browser app to play an animation that artistically depicts the entirety of a user’s check-ins in their most-visited city.

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Reddit Upgrades Multi-Reddits For A More Customized Experience [Updates]

14th June, 2013

The developers of Reddit announced on Friday that it will effectively introduce a new way of presenting its already-existing “multi-reddits”. Users will soon be able to streamline the process of creating multi-reddits and be able to share them using unique URLs.

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Getting Results In The Jobs Market: The Modern Resume

13th June, 2013

Your resume? Well, it’s just a simple piece of paper, now. This certainly isn’t to say that your resume no longer has a purpose. It most definitely does, my friend. Instead of serving as the all-around bio that gets you the job, it should serve as an attention-getter to make your future workplace want to know more.

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Winning At eBay Classifieds – How To Write Great Ads

12th June, 2013

You probably already know about eBay, but believe it or not, the core site has a secondary site: the eBay Classifieds. The site is quite a bit like Craigslist in functionality and purpose, but it has a much cleaner, fresher design. However, in order for your item to sell, you need to know how to sell it. Fortunately, MakeUseOf has pulled its resources together to develop a fantastic article about writing great ads for the eBay Classifieds.

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Selling Stuff On Facebook: Everything You Need To Know

11th June, 2013

With Facebook, we can take to the Internet, raise our For Sale signs high, and proclaim “Yes! I do want your money for this toaster with an unpredictable short in the cord!” Before you decide to go selling items on Facebook, check out these tips below. Here on MakeUseOf, we really do have everything you need to know for selling stuff on Facebook.