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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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.

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.