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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Who Really Needs A Mac Pro?

7th November, 2014

If you’ve thought of buying a Mac Pro, you may want to reconsider.

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Find Out Which Apps Are Killing Your Android Battery

4th November, 2014

If you’re getting poor battery life on your device, you likely have an app abusing your battery in the background. Find out how to identify those apps and solve your battery problems.

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A History of Keyboard Layouts, Is QWERTY Lagging Behind?

3rd November, 2014

QWERTY is over 100 years old. It’s outdated and outclassed by several alternatives, yet it’s still the most popular keyboard layout in the world. How did we get here?

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The Life Of An Author According To Reddit

31st October, 2014

Contrary to stereotype, the life of an author is more than just laptops and lattes. Some find success, others crash and burn, but there’s always wisdom and advice to be gleaned.

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Testing A New Operating System? Stay Secure With A Virtual Machine

30th October, 2014

When Microsoft released the Windows 10 Technical Preview, many users installed it without a second thought. It turned out to be unsuitable as a main OS and users scrambled to revert back to Windows 7 or 8. None of that would’ve been necessary if they had just used a virtual machine instead. If the term […]

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5 Advanced Tips For Fans Of Goodreads

29th October, 2014

Goodreads is more than just a place to find new books and post reviews. It’s a full-blown social networking site that has several awesome features that are often overlooked, even by regular users.

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7 Non-Geeky Skills Every Geek Should Have

28th October, 2014

Pretty soon, skills that were once considered “geeky” will become the norm. Basic tech skills will be necessary for everyday life. However, we can’t leave behind the important non-geeky skills of yesteryears.

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7 Audacity Tips For Better Audio Editing On a Budget

27th October, 2014

Want to move beyond simple cut-and-crop jobs? Knowing just a few Audacity tips can make your audio-editing life a whole lot easier.

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5 Amazing Non-Gaming Ways People Are Using Oculus Rift

23rd October, 2014

“It’s just a gimmick.” That’s what people said about the Wiimote, the Kinect, and more recently Google Glass, and that’s what they’re saying about the Oculus Rift. If you’re one of them, I implore you to reconsider because the Rift is already changing the world.

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Why Steam Music Won’t Replace My Music Player

22nd October, 2014

Despite being a big fan of Steam, I can’t help but think that the music player falls flat and ends up being a big misstep for Valve.

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5 Powerful Alternatives To The Windows Task Manager

21st October, 2014

The native Windows Task Manager may as well be called a task killer since we only bring it up to kill unresponsive processes. Alternative Task Managers allow you to actually manage your processes.

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28 Geeky Jack-o-Lanterns You Can Carve This Halloween

21st October, 2014

The season of spooks has snuck up on us, but there’s still time to carve out your pumpkins if you haven’t done so already. Begin with the ideas here.

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8 Steam Curators You May Have Missed

20th October, 2014

The top curators are prominently displayed on the Steam Curators page, but we’re not interested in them. There are a handful of other lesser-known curators (who have fewer than 1,000 followers) who also provide quality lists that are worth checking out.

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How To Learn Color Theory In Less Than One Hour

16th October, 2014

Basic knowledge of color theory can mean the difference between an “amateur” aesthetic and a “professional” one – and it really doesn’t take long to learn.

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How Anyone Can Find Your Personal Details Via Twitter With Tinfoleak

15th October, 2014

Your Twitter posts can tell me where you live. If you still think the buzz around Internet privacy is a joke, maybe this will jog your senses. We’ve already established that you can’t be anonymous on the Internet, yet some continue to believe otherwise. Yes, you’re still vulnerable even if you’re careful about what you […]