Joel Lee

Joined December 2011

Joel Lee is the Creative editor at MakeUseOf and a jack-of-all-trades technology writer from Philadelphia. In his free time he pursues fiction, game design, and photography.

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Stand Out From The Insta-Crowd: How To Make Your Photos Truly Unique

15th July, 2014

These quick tips can help boost the popularity of your photos to the next level. I guarantee that the effort will be worth it. Ready to set yourself apart? Keep reading!


Smartphone Viruses Are Real: How To Stay Protected

14th July, 2014

The last thing you want is a latent Trojan that sits in the background and steals all of your sensitive data. Think you’re safe from a smartphone infection? I wouldn’t be too sure. Viruses are most prevalent on PC platforms, yes, but these past few years have proven that smartphone viruses are real. Are you […]


7 Blogs You Should Really Read If You Are A Student Programmer

11th July, 2014

The field of programming is so broad that you’ll never come out on top if you participate from a distance. Fortunately, blogs are a readily accessible medium keep you in the loop.


Buying Used Camera Gear Online? Protect Yourself With These Tips

10th July, 2014

Photography is a rewarding but expensive hobby. With the right mindset and the proper precautions, buying used photography gear online can be incredibly convenient, affordable, and safe.


Why RAM Boosters And Task Killers Are Bad For Your Android

9th July, 2014

At first glance, RAM boosters and task killers sound incredibly useful, but a closer look shows that they could actually be harming your phone instead.


4 Ways To Change Your Android Fonts

8th July, 2014

Want to change the font on your Android device? Luckily there are a few simple ways to do this and find beautiful fonts in the process.


The Best Roguelikes To Play When You’re On A Coffee Break

7th July, 2014

Some roguelikes can take a while to beat. What if your time is limited? Introducing the coffeebreak roguelike!


30 Years Of Tetris: A History Of The World’s Most Beloved Puzzle Game

4th July, 2014

This year, 2014, marks the 30th birthday of Tetris. In remembrance of its history, join me as I explore the past and future of the world’s most famous puzzle game.


How To Download Free Fonts & Manage Them In Windows

3rd July, 2014

Fonts are the building blocks of digital aesthetics. Since Windows doesn’t come with a font manager, we’ve looked at third-party alternatives.


Pull Out The Tissues: 5 Video Games That Will Make You Cry

2nd July, 2014

Video games offer something that no other narrative medium can: interactivity. And when it comes to emotional gaming, there are some seriously impactful scenes that will take your breath away.


7 Extensions Firefox Users Love That No Other Browser Has

1st July, 2014

Extensions aren’t always supported across all browsers. Check out these beloved Firefox-only extensions that are so useful that you may be swayed over from whichever other browser you currently use.


TrueCrypt Is Dead: 4 Disk Encryption Alternatives For Windows

30th June, 2014

If you haven’t heard, TrueCrypt is no more. If you still have older versions of the program, you can continue to use them but be aware that there may be unfixed security issues in those versions. The safer course of action would be to migrate over to another solution entirely. You had a good run, […]


What Is The Turing Test And Will It Ever Be Beaten?

27th June, 2014

The Turing Test is meant to determine whether machines think. Did the Eugene Goostman program truly pass the Turing test, or did the creators simply cheat?


Be All Powerful: 3 Superhero Games You Need To Play

27th June, 2014

Tired of dark fantasy and science fiction games flooding the market? There exists another genre that can quench your thirst for heroism: the superhero game.


5 Critical Skills To Teach Yourself Before Starting Your First Business

26th June, 2014

Entrepreneurship requires a certain kind of person — a jack of all trades. If you want to succeed, you’ll need to wear every hat at some point. That’s a lot of skills to learn.