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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3 Ways You Can Contribute & Be A Leader Without A Title

4th June, 2014

You’re a leader, even if you don’t realize it. What are the qualities of a leader and how can you apply them when everyone in your group is separated by thousands of miles?


Make Money Gaming: 5 Games You Can Get Paid To Play

3rd June, 2014

If you could make a living by playing video games, would you do it? It’s definitely possible – hundreds and thousands of people do it every year.


What Is A Theme Framework, And How Can It Improve Your WordPress Site?

2nd June, 2014

Coding a new theme from scratch is tedious and repetitive. What if you could design a custom site, without re-inventing the wheel? That’s what a theme framework is. Not sure where to start? Here’s a brief introduction and a few recommendations to get you going. Understanding Theme Frameworks You’ve probably heard the term “theme” before. […]


4 Video Game Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of That You Should Read

27th May, 2014

Dig a little deeper and you’ll find some awesome sites that offer new value to the gaming blogosphere.


Change Your Bad Habits & Your Data Will Be More Secure

26th May, 2014

Your data may be vulnerable and you may not even know it. The truth of the matter is, most people practice bad security habits on a day-to-day basis, leaving themselves susceptible to data hackers and thieves. If you think this doesn’t apply to you, you may want to think again. That’s the kind of attitude […]


Smart TVs Are A Growing Security Risk: How Do You Deal With This?

24th May, 2014

“Your TV has been hacked.” Just a few years ago, this nonsensical statement would’ve been enough to render most of us confused. On top of computers and mobile phones, you’re telling me that my television can be hacked now, too? If you have a Smart TV, then yes, it can be hacked. The good news […]


The 4 Best Period Tracker Apps for iOS & Android

23rd May, 2014

Attention all women: your phone can now relieve you of the burden of having to track your menstrual cycle.


5 Ways You Can Get Better At Video Games

22nd May, 2014

The journey from noob to pro won’t be easy, and it won’t be quick. If you want to get better, you must be patient and be willing to put in the effort. Are you ready?


How To Get The Best Features Of Mac, Linux & Co On Windows

20th May, 2014

Operating system envy: You admire certain Mac and Linux features, while using Windows. What if Windows was a canvas and you could add all the neat gimmicks you like? Here’s how.


New to EVE Online? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do

16th May, 2014

Unlike most MMORPGs, EVE Online doesn’t hold you by the hand and guide you along with signposts. You need to forge your own destiny or die trying.


Focus! 4 Best Tools To Temporarily Block Facebook & Co

15th May, 2014

You’re not alone, we have all done it – wasting hours browsing the web instead of getting stuff done. Need a spike in productivity? Find the best tools for escaping social media here.


Off The Beaten Path: 4 Lesser-Known Gaming Subreddits

13th May, 2014

If you’re a gamer and you don’t frequent Reddit, you’re missing out. It’s one of the world’s biggest web communities, and it’s populated with gamers aplenty.


4 Unexpected Ways To Make The Best Of Powerful Online Discussions

12th May, 2014

There are places online where you can find serious discussions that are well-moderated and more meaningful than the usual drivel. When you encounter such threads, how can you make the most of them?


4 Yawn-Stifling Alarm Apps To Make Sure You Get Up In The Morning

8th May, 2014

Tired of waking up late, struggling to pull out of bed every morning? You aren’t alone.


Sleep Better & Improve Your Health By Changing How You Use Your Computer

7th May, 2014

Computer work must not be hard on your body. Simple changes that only cost you minutes each day can have a great impact. Here are some tools to help you out.