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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Turn Back Time: 4 Tools & Tips To Restore Deleted Files In Windows

25th September, 2013

One of Windows’ biggest flaws could be your rescue, should you ever accidentally delete an important file: The Windows file system does not actually delete files. Until they are overwritten, deleted files can be restored.

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Beat the Bloat! Try These Lightweight BitTorrent Clients

24th September, 2013

Guns don’t share illegal files. People share illegal files. Or, wait, how does it go again? What I mean to say is, BitTorrent shouldn’t be dissed based on its potential for piracy.

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Forget Power Features: Yandex.Shell Keeps It Light, Clean, and Easy

23rd September, 2013

If you haven’t found your perfect Android launcher yet, I highly recommend giving Yandex.Shell a try.

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How To Find New Music You Love Using Android

23rd September, 2013

You can make use of these Android apps to explore more artists that you may not know about yet.

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Pansi SMS Makes It Easy to Manage Your Text Messages on Android

21st September, 2013

There are apps out there that transform texting from an everyday chore into an absolute breeze. Pansi SMS is one of those apps.

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Want More YouTube Views? 5 Key Tips To Follow

20th September, 2013

Here’s the situation: you’ve been putting out YouTube videos for a while now and you aren’t sure why your viewership hasn’t skyrocketed. It’s not uncommon, and people ask how to increase video views all the time. The fact that you’re reading this article right now says something about you — that you want to take matters into your own hands, and that’s a good sign.

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Has Your Android Phone Been Infected with Malware?

19th September, 2013

How does malware get on an Android device? After all, most users only install apps through the Play Store, and Google keeps a tight watch over that to make sure malware doesn’t squeeze through, right? Not entirely. Suspicious apps have been known to make it onto the Play Store. And then there’s the whole issue with using a third-party app distributor, which can also result in malware. Is your Android infected without you knowing? If so, how can you cleanse your device of these impurities? And how can you keep yourself protected in the future? Keep reading to find out.

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CherryTree: A Wiki-Style Notebook That’s Polished and Functional

18th September, 2013

Do you need help keeping your notes and thoughts organized? There is more to note taking than Evernote! Less conventional alternatives outside the mainstream include personal wiki-style notebook apps like CherryTree.

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Hack Attack: How To Keep Your Webcam Secure From Online Peeping Toms

17th September, 2013

What would you do if someone had control of your webcam without your knowledge? Fortunately, there are ways to keep yourself clean from these online peeping Toms.

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ShareX: Screenshot Capture, Upload, And Share All Wrapped Into One

16th September, 2013

What if you could take a screenshot at any time, in any shape, in any format, all with no more than a simple click of the mouse or tap of the keyboard? What if you could instantly upload your taken screenshots to an image host, so you can share them immediately with friends? And what if you could also share image files from your computer? If any of that sounds intriguing to you, then I have the perfect program for you: ShareX, recently suggested by one of our readers. I compared ShareX to my other favorite Puush.

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Sick Of Irrelevant YouTube Recommendations? Here’s What You Need To Do

14th September, 2013

YouTube’s recommendations can eventually start going wonky, suggesting weird videos that have nothing to do with your interests. When that happens, here’s what you can do to deal with it.

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6 Great Apps To Improve a Writer’s Creativity

13th September, 2013

Creativity is fickle. Sometimes you’re on a roll, with new ideas spawning left and right, while other times you’re stuffing your face into a pillow, screaming because your brain has been wrung dry. It may not be possible to be creative on demand, but you can always work towards cultivating said creativity on a daily basis. Nowadays, you can even use mobile apps to help give you a creative boost.

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3 Excellent Android Board Games You Should Try Today

11th September, 2013

Thanks to the smartphone, you can now carry your favorite board games around with you no matter where you go. Board games have been a solid source of fun for decades – they’re even experiencing a resurgence lately – and for good reason. They offer a style of gameplay that you won’t find in most video games today. And for those of you who use Android, there are apps that recreate and improve on the classic board games of yesteryear.

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Need A Break? Watch These 5 Epic Rap Battles of History [Best of YouTube]

10th September, 2013

What do you get when you take two famous figures from history and pit them against each other in a rap battle to the death? You get Epic Rap Battles of History, an incredibly entertaining series of videos that will surely put a smile on your face and maybe even leave you impressed. If you’ve never listened to ERB before, you’re missing out.

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5 Lightweight Music Players That Don’t Sacrifice Features

9th September, 2013

For some time, I have been searching for the best free music players out there. Time and time again, I find myself coming back to my tried and trusty Foobar2000, but every once in a while I wonder if there might be anything even better. In terms of sheer power, yes, there are great programs like MediaMonkey and MusicBee, but is there anything both awesome and lightweight? Personally, I’m just bored looking at the same music player day in and day out. Won’t you join me as I explore these high-performance alternatives?