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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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.


Get A Windows 7 Makeover With These Awesome Themes

7th May, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Windows 7 has already been out for over four years. That’s a long time to be staring at the same old Aero theme day in and day out. Are you ready for a change? If so, we’ve got a treat in store for you. The theme system that powers Windows […]


3 Better Ways To Store Your Files Than On The Desktop

5th May, 2014

Did you know that storing files directly on your desktop can harm your productivity? Desktop storage is simple, but it comes with hidden drawbacks you may not know about. You can do better!


Indecisive? Make The Right Choices With These Apps

3rd May, 2014

Have you heard of the paradox of choice? If you’re like me and suffer from analysis paralysis, these apps will change your life.


4 Seemingly Innocent Online Activities That Track Your Behavior

2nd May, 2014

Online privacy is a big topic these days. Many people have heard about potential privacy issues with big name players like Facebook, Google, and the NSA. However, your privacy may be at risk in less obvious places, ones that you should be aware of… Social Share Buttons The web is plagued with social share buttons. […]


Get Paid To Search With The Bing Rewards Program

29th April, 2014

Google is king, but Bing is pushing its case. The Bing Rewards Program helps you earn credits while you discover the Web. It’s a simple way earn little rewards for your browsing.


How Nielsen Ratings Determine What You Watch on TV

25th April, 2014

Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead. What do these shows have in common?


Be A PC Hero: 7 Tools & Facts To Make Someone’s Day

24th April, 2014

Are you everyone’s computer guru? IT skills are a superpower in high demand! Prep yourself with tools & tips to better help the people you care about and upgrade from guru to wizard.


Do You Really Need A Premium Mouse To Be A Competitive PC Gamer?

23rd April, 2014

Whether you’re trapped in the addiction vortex of Dota 2 or simply nailing headshots in a first-person shooter, you may often wonder: “Do I need a special mouse to compete with everyone else?”


Need Help Songwriting? Try These 4 Tools For Inspiration

20th April, 2014

Sometimes the songs just spill out of you. Other times, you sit there staring at a blank notebook. If you’re feeling stuck, these tools and apps may help you get your muse back.


How To Make Sure You Buy The Best Headphones For Your Budget

19th April, 2014

There’s no such thing as a “best” pair of headphones. The one you should get is entirely dependent on your budget, your setup, and what you’re going to be using the headphones for. Forget about price tags. Sometimes, the $50 headphones may end up being better for you than a $400 pair. It’s all about […]


Pacmania: 4 Of The Best Pac-Man Clones Throughout History

18th April, 2014

Would games even exist if Pacman had never existed? Maybe, maybe not, but it’s impossible to deny that this game paved the way for arcade gaming and beyond.


Be Healthy, Save Money: Cook Your Own Meals With These 5 Recipe Apps on Android

17th April, 2014

When you need quick recipes at the snap of your fingers, you’ll find these Android recipe apps indispensable.


The Camera Tripod Buying Guide For Beginners

15th April, 2014

Tired of camera shake ruining your photos? Want to take time-lapse shots or long exposure photos? Tripods allow for all of these, so if you don’t have one, why not?


5 Crazy Difficult Games You Can Get On Steam

10th April, 2014

Thanks to Steam, you can play these games without spending too much money.