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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Windows Defender: 7 Things You Must Know About Microsoft’s Antivirus Solution

28th April, 2015

Is Microsoft’s built-in security good enough? Microsoft continuously improves its security tools. We’ll show you the upsides and downsides of Windows Defender in Windows 8,


Blast from the Past: 7 Famous Programs & Games that No Longer Exist

27th April, 2015

Do you remember the programs you were running in the 1990s? Join me as we take a trip down memory lane and reflect on how far we’ve come over the past two decades.


Fact Beats Fiction: The Best TV Shows Teaching Science

26th April, 2015

Rather than fawning over what could be, we should be marveling at what we already know. The next time you turn on your TV, watch these real science shows instead. You won’t regret it.


Smart TV 3D: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

24th April, 2015

If you’re unfamiliar with smart TVs, now may be the time to catch up and see what you’ve been missing. With Smart TV 3D technology, you have even more options to consider.


5 Best Dynamic DNS Providers You Can Lookup for Free Today

22nd April, 2015

DynDNS was always a top mention when free dynamic DNSes were brought up. But now that it’s gone, are there any good alternatives? There sure are.


Remember These? 7 Ancient Windows Programs Still Used Today

21st April, 2015

They say technology advances at an exponential rate. But did you know some programs have been around for multiple decades? Join us for a walk down Nostalgia Lane and discover the oldest surviving Windows programs.


Save More Money by Using These 4 Online Banks

20th April, 2015

Online banks frequently offer much better rates and perks than their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Here are four of the best options for American residents.


4 TED Talks to Help You See Your Money in a New Way

17th April, 2015

Personal finance can be a scary and intimating subject. Luckily there is a wealth of information to help you learn. Here are some of the best TED Talks on the subject.


Cinema Is Dying: How Movie Theaters Can Ensure Their Survival

16th April, 2015

Movie theaters need to offer more than just a way of watching the latest films. They need to stop competing on “convenience” and start focusing on “experience.” Here’s how.


5 Minimalist RSS Readers Still in the News Feed Game

15th April, 2015

The numbers show that RSS is still alive and kicking. Feedly is very popular and other alternatives exist. But what if you want something simpler? A reader that delivers news without any distractions?


What Makes a Good Programming Tutorial?

14th April, 2015

Not all programming tutorials are made equal. Some benefit you and others end up wasting your time. Here’s what to look for in a quality programming tutorial.


Discover Your BIOS & Learn How to Make the Most of It

13th April, 2015

What the heck is the BIOS, anyway? Is it really that important to know? We think so and fortunately it’s pretty easy. Let us introduce you.


Should You Refresh, Reset, Restore, or Reinstall Windows?

12th April, 2015

Ever wanted to reset Windows 7 without losing personal data? Between a factory reset and a reinstall, it was tough. Since Windows 8, we have two new options: Refresh and Reset. Which one is right for you?


OneNote Is Now Truly Free with More Features Than Before

9th April, 2015

Evernote no longer rules the roost of note taking apps. Microsoft recently announced OneNote would be more free than ever before. Let us show you what this means in terms of features and functionality.


5 Ways to Refresh Your Morning Routine and Be Happier

8th April, 2015

The first hour of the day dictates how the remaining 23 will go. Take control of your day by taking control of your morning and become a happier you.