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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Keep Your Hard Drive Healthy With Ashampoo HDD Control 3

18th November, 2014

What was the last thing you did to ensure that your hard drives are healthy?

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Media Streamer, Media Player or HTPC: Which One Is For You?

18th November, 2014

TVs are no longer limited to watching straight television. Have you ever wanted to stream YouTube on the big screen? Wouldn’t it be nifty if you could play videos from a USB drive directly on the TV? With media players, media streamers, and HTPCs, all of that is possible. The problem: what’s the difference between […]

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Boost Your Productivity With Windows PowerShell Scripts

17th November, 2014

What if you could bring the productivity of Linux over to Windows? Most Linux distros come packaged with the powerful Bash shell. PowerShell is an equally powerful terminal for Windows.

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3 Online Fraud Prevention Tips You Need To Know In 2014

14th November, 2014

You can do everything right and still have your identity stolen. If 2014 has taught us anything about security, it’s this: you cannot trust companies to keep your data safe. That doesn’t mean you should stop using their services, but you should be wary and learn how to protect yourself. “It Won’t Happen To Me” […]

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9 Lethal Linux Commands You Should Never Run

13th November, 2014

You should never run a Linux command unless you know exactly what it does. Here are some of the deadliest Linux commands that you’ll, for the most part, want to avoid.

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5+ Sandbox Games Like Minecraft You Must Play

12th November, 2014

Perhaps Minecraft has grown stale for you over the past few years. The good news is that there are plenty of other games like Minecraft that provide a compelling survive-in-a-sandbox environment.

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Everything You Need To Start Making Webcomics For Free

11th November, 2014

Given enough time and determination, anyone can make webcomics for free – and that includes you.

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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.