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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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?

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Digital Threats To Your Offline Security You Should Know About

6th September, 2013

It seems like with every passing year, the Internet flares with more talk about privacy, security, and how to protect oneself from the dangers that creep in from every nook of the web. We’ve covered topics ranging from email security tips to privacy mistakes to avoid and security myths that just aren’t true. Most of these deal with your online security, but did you know that your offline security might be in jeopardy as well?

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Spruce Up Your Website With These 12 Beautiful Google Web Fonts

5th September, 2013

Over the past decade, I’ve started a number of personal blogs that I never really followed through with, but some of my fondest memories rest on theme design and font tweaks. There’s something satisfying when you find that perfect match of fonts for your website and everything falls into place. Thankfully, with Google Web Fonts, that whole process has never been easier.

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Start Creating Games In No Time With Unity3D Free

4th September, 2013

The world of video games has gone through many changes in the relatively short time it’s been around. First it was cutting-edge with Pong and Pac-Man. Over time, it became nerds-only, then boys-only, and now people from all demographics are enjoying games that range from mobile gaming to Flash gaming to competitive gaming. But recently, […]

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4 Fantastic Tools to Manage Your Massive MP3 Collection

2nd September, 2013

Music library management can be an entirely frustrating experience, especially if you have years of unorganized music waiting to be sorted and labeled properly. Poor music library management will come back and bite you later when you’re listening to music on-the-go and you can’t navigate your songs without confusion. Fortunately, there are a few great tools made specifically to help you with tagging, naming, and generally organizing your music collection. You will wonder how you managed without them.

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How To Make Videos Your Friends Will Want To Share

30th August, 2013

What if you created the next viral video? Let’s say you want to create videos that spread like wildfire and are seen by millions. Where do you start? I’m going to list several elements that viral videos tend to share, which could help you to create a video that your friends will want to share. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll tip luck in your favor.

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Great Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Musicians

29th August, 2013

Musicians rejoice! There are several apps and extensions available for Chrome that will aid you in your life and journey of musicianship. There are apps that will let you practice the piano while sitting at your desk. Some will display guitar tabs for you. Others will help you make instrument purchases with ease. If you’re a musician and you use Chrome, you’ll want to check out these apps.

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Are You Creative? Make Designs & Sell Them On 3 Merchandising Websites

28th August, 2013

People love to buy merchandise if they can connect with it somehow: if it makes them feel warm and fuzzy inside; if it tickles their funny bone and evokes laughter; if it’s so outlandish or unique that they can’t help but think “Wow!” Merchandising is a great way to express your artistry and make money while doing it. Here are some of the best merchandising sites where you can set up your own storefront for your designs.

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How Do Webcomics Make Money?

27th August, 2013

The web is full of content ranging from general humor webcomics to webcomics for geeks. Whatever your genre, whatever your niche, you will be able to find an audience as long as you write well and put yourself out there every day. So how do you make money from it? Keep reading to find out how most artists keep their bank accounts afloat with their drawings.