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Joel Lee

Micropost Editor and Technical Copy Editor / Joined 8 December, 2011

Joel Lee has a BSc in Computer Science and over a decade of personal game development experience. He is the technical copy editor for MakeUseOf and spends his free time reading and writing novels.

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5 Free Apps That Will Improve Your Portable Reddit Experience [Android]

Android

5 Free Apps That Will Improve Your Portable Reddit Experience [Android]

Ever since the fall of Digg back in 2010, I’ve been an avid member of Reddit. And by “avid member,” I totally mean “lurker.” I browse it on a daily basis, consuming its user-generated content like a baby eats Gerber. Do you not know what Reddit is? Have no fear. But for those of you who are already Redditors and want to browse it while on-the-go, then this article’s for you.

04-05-2012
5 Free Apps That Will Improve Your Portable Reddit Experience [Android]
4 Ways In Which Internet Piracy Can Be a Good Thing [Opinion]

Internet

4 Ways In Which Internet Piracy Can Be a Good Thing [Opinion]

Back in January, users of the Internet were faced with an interesting phenomenon – the SOPA/PIPA blackout. When American legislators introduced a bill that would give unprecedented power to the government over the Internet, consumers had no choice but to react. To be fair, the heart of the SOPA/PIPA bills were innocent. But let’s open up a can of worms and think about this for a minute. Does piracy really need to be combated?

01-05-2012
4 Ways In Which Internet Piracy Can Be a Good Thing [Opinion]
5 Reasons Why Guild Wars 2 Will Be A Revolutionary MMORPG [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Reasons Why Guild Wars 2 Will Be A Revolutionary MMORPG [MUO Gaming]

Ever since World of Warcraft’s debut in 2004, pretty much every succeeding MMORPG has been compared to it. WoW has become the gold standard in the world of MMORPGs, and those MMORPGs that are supposed to be revolutionary are dubbed as “WoW killers.” Here are 5 reasons why Guild Wars 2 truly will change the genre on a fundamental level.

27-04-2012
5 Reasons Why Guild Wars 2 Will Be A Revolutionary MMORPG [MUO Gaming]
5 Easy Tips That Would Protect You Against A Computer Hacker

Windows

5 Easy Tips That Would Protect You Against A Computer Hacker

Over the past few decades, we’ve seen many technological advancements. In fact, the advancements have been so quick that even tech-savvy individuals can end up falling by the wayside. I speak from experience. There is a downside to this technological growth speed, though. Hackers. People who create malicious software in order to inflict harm against users.

24-04-2012
5 Easy Tips That Would Protect You Against A Computer Hacker
Take TvTropes With You Anywhere With The DroidTropes App [Android]

Android

Take TvTropes With You Anywhere With The DroidTropes App [Android]

Across all forms of fictional media, there are certain similarities and archetypes that pop up time and time again. The damsel in distress. The flawed anti-hero. The wise old mentor. The pervasive evil mob of doom. And in my study of fiction, I’ve come across a wonderful site that documents all of the instances of these storytelling tropes.

20-04-2012
Take TvTropes With You Anywhere With The DroidTropes App [Android]
Cut Through Procrastination With These Pomodoro Technique Apps & Software

Internet

Cut Through Procrastination With These Pomodoro Technique Apps & Software

Procrastination is a malady that pervades students and workers in all corners of the world and it infects amateurs and professionals alike. As a writer, I suffer from procrastination on a daily basis. Some people call it “writer’s block”. If you can find a way to quell your desire to procrastinate, then you’ll drive towards success. If not, you’ll never get anything done.

17-04-2012
Cut Through Procrastination With These Pomodoro Technique Apps & Software
Use XSplit Broadcaster To Stream Yourself On The Internet

Windows

Use XSplit Broadcaster To Stream Yourself On The Internet

Technology is always advancing. One big example of how our society is changing is the shift towards putting everything on the Internet. Diaries have been pushed out of the spotlight by blogs and social networks. Photo albums have been replaced by image services like Imgur and Flickr. Visual media is starting to shift away from the television to Internet streaming.

13-04-2012
Use XSplit Broadcaster To Stream Yourself On The Internet
4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion

Internet Self Improvement

4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion

Creativity. Inspiration. Passion. These are all concepts of which we are very much aware, but not many of us can precisely pinpoint their source. Where does creativity come from? What is it that causes a moment of inspiration? How can you cultivate passion? Thanks to a number of TED Talks related to these subjects, ordinary laymen like me and you can better understand these concepts.

10-04-2012
4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion
7 Apps That Will Help Motivate You To Write More [Android]

Android

7 Apps That Will Help Motivate You To Write More [Android]

Writing is tough. As a writer, I know how much of a struggle it can be. Blank pages are terrifying. New assignments even more so. Procrastination is an activity I know all too well. Yet ironically enough, there has been plenty of material written about the difficulty that exists in writing. I guess it’s easier to write about our troubles than it is to actually face them head on.

06-04-2012
7 Apps That Will Help Motivate You To Write More [Android]
6 Places You Can Find Great Creative Writing Prompts

Internet

6 Places You Can Find Great Creative Writing Prompts

Writing can be difficult, and it’s not only full-time writers who suffer from “writer’s block”. Students have papers to write. Programmers have documentation to write. Teachers have curriculums to write. Marketing agents have advertisements to write. Small business owners have copy to write. No matter who you are, you’ve likely sat in front of a blank page without an idea of how to start.

03-04-2012
6 Places You Can Find Great Creative Writing Prompts
6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior

Internet Self Improvement

6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior

The human brain is complex and confusing, which explains why human behavior is so complex and confusing. People have a tendency to act one way when they feel something completely different. Here are a few interesting TED Talks that delve into human psychology and try to explain why we are the way we are.

30-03-2012
6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior
7 Womens Style & Fashion Blogs That You Should Follow

Internet

7 Womens Style & Fashion Blogs That You Should Follow

Let me start this post off with a sort of disclaimer: I’m not a woman. Because of that, this article will inevitably be skewed in a certain way. I’m not a woman, so I don’t know what women want. Thus, I can only say what I think women want. But I’m pretty in tune with that. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. So have no fears! I’ve gone through numerous fashion and style blogs aimed at women – yes, I did this willingly.

27-03-2012
7 Womens Style & Fashion Blogs That You Should Follow
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