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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Wireless Networking Simplified: The Terms You Should Know

2nd October, 2013

Do you know the difference between an “access point” and an “ad hoc network? What is a “wireless repeater” and how can it improve your home network? Is a “wireless router” as simple as it sounds, or is there more to it? There are a lot more wireless networking terms around that encompass more than […]

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Securing Dropbox: 6 Steps To Take For Safer Cloud Storage

1st October, 2013

Dropbox isn’t the most secure cloud storage service out there. But for those of you who wish to stay with Dropbox the tips here will help you maximize your account’s security.

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How To Live Stream Your Gaming Sessions Using Open Broadcaster Software

30th September, 2013

Live streams have become all the rage these days in the world of gaming, and with Open Broadcaster Software you can join in with your own streaming sessions for the world to watch.

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Become A Google Maps Boss With These 6 Crucial Tips

28th September, 2013

How can you make use of Google Maps to the utmost? What sorts of tricks await your utilization? Keep reading to find out how you can become a Google Maps pro in no time.

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The Amazing Buzz Launcher: Over 60,000 Home Screens For You To Try

27th September, 2013

I’ve explored lots of powerful Android launchers in the past but Buzz Launcher is the first one to truly blow me away with its delicate balance of flexibility and ease of use. Buzz Launcher is a whole new way of looking at home screen personalization, and it adds a social twist in the fact that you can share your setup for others to download – which means, of course, that you can download their setups as well. As far as I know, there’s never been a launcher like Buzz Launcher. It’s new, it’s sleek, and it’s revolutionary in all the right ways. How, you ask? Keep reading to find out.

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What Are RFID-Blocking Wallets & Which Should You Buy?

26th September, 2013

If you knew that someone could read your credit cards, passport, and even driver’s license without actually having to swipe them, would you take steps to guard against it?

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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.