Joel Lee

Joined December 2011

Joel Lee is a passionate freelance writer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his free time, he likes to read and write fiction, play video games, and talk theology.

Feel free to contact at joellee@makeuseof.com

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Testing A New Operating System? Stay Secure With A Virtual Machine

20 hours ago

When Microsoft released the Windows 10 Technical Preview, many users installed it without a second thought. It turned out to be unsuitable as a main OS and users scrambled to revert back to Windows 7 or 8. None of that would’ve been necessary if they had just used a virtual machine instead. If the term […]

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5 Advanced Tips For Fans Of Goodreads

2 days ago

Goodreads is more than just a place to find new books and post reviews. It’s a full-blown social networking site that has several awesome features that are often overlooked, even by regular users.

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7 Non-Geeky Skills Every Geek Should Have

3 days ago

Pretty soon, skills that were once considered “geeky” will become the norm. Basic tech skills will be necessary for everyday life. However, we can’t leave behind the important non-geeky skills of yesteryears.

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7 Audacity Tips For Better Audio Editing On a Budget

4 days ago

Want to move beyond simple cut-and-crop jobs? Knowing just a few Audacity tips can make your audio-editing life a whole lot easier.

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5 Amazing Non-Gaming Ways People Are Using Oculus Rift

1 week ago

“It’s just a gimmick.” That’s what people said about the Wiimote, the Kinect, and more recently Google Glass, and that’s what they’re saying about the Oculus Rift. If you’re one of them, I implore you to reconsider because the Rift is already changing the world.

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Why Steam Music Won’t Replace My Music Player

1 week ago

Despite being a big fan of Steam, I can’t help but think that the music player falls flat and ends up being a big misstep for Valve.

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5 Powerful Alternatives To The Windows Task Manager

1 week ago

The native Windows Task Manager may as well be called a task killer since we only bring it up to kill unresponsive processes. Alternative Task Managers allow you to actually manage your processes.

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28 Geeky Jack-o-Lanterns You Can Carve This Halloween

1 week ago

The season of spooks has snuck up on us, but there’s still time to carve out your pumpkins if you haven’t done so already. Begin with the ideas here.

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8 Steam Curators You May Have Missed

2 weeks ago

The top curators are prominently displayed on the Steam Curators page, but we’re not interested in them. There are a handful of other lesser-known curators (who have fewer than 1,000 followers) who also provide quality lists that are worth checking out.

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How To Learn Color Theory In Less Than One Hour

16th October, 2014

Basic knowledge of color theory can mean the difference between an “amateur” aesthetic and a “professional” one – and it really doesn’t take long to learn.

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How Anyone Can Find Your Personal Details Via Twitter With Tinfoleak

15th October, 2014

Your Twitter posts can tell me where you live. If you still think the buzz around Internet privacy is a joke, maybe this will jog your senses. We’ve already established that you can’t be anonymous on the Internet, yet some continue to believe otherwise. Yes, you’re still vulnerable even if you’re careful about what you […]

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5 Hottest Social Networking Sites Without Your Grandma

14th October, 2014

Is the social network market saturated? Isn’t everyone already on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and LinkedIn? Not quite.

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6 Markdown Editors That Play Nice With Google Drive

13th October, 2014

Markdown is the text editing format of the future. It’s simpler, sleeker, and easier to use than HTML without sacrificing much power or flexibility.

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Is It Illegal To Play World of Warcraft On A Private Server?

8th October, 2014

Maybe you’ve considered playing WoW on a private server, but you’re wary of the consequences. Are they legal? Is it okay to play on them?

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4 Cyber Security Myths That Must Die

8th October, 2014

Everyone thinks they understand cyber security but most are misinformed in one way or another. Entire books could be written on all of the security myths that continue circulating even after they’ve been debunked. You might be spreading misinformation and not even know it. Cyber security is always shifting and never constant, so some of […]