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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The Best Tweaks You Can Make To Your Android Without Rooting

15th January, 2015

Customizing your Android device isn’t only for the tech savvy. Learn how to get the most out of your unrooted Android phone or tablet!


Oculus Rift VR Simulations You Have To See To Believe

14th January, 2015

You’ve seen the Oculus Rift, but you haven’t seen some of the insane uses it’s been put to. Check out these awesome Oculus Rift demos from around the world.


14 Tips For Better Group Portrait Photographs

12th January, 2015

Group photos will rarely be easy, but it’s definitely possible for you to become comfortable with this kind of shot. Here are some tips to help sharpen your skills.


3 Smartphone Security Flaws That You Should Be Aware Of

8th January, 2015

What are the hidden dangers of using a smartphone? If your worst worry is someone snooping through your phone, you may want to think again. Smartphone technology is relatively young in the grand scheme of history, which means there are still several security flaws that have yet to be solved. With that being said, don’t […]


5 Apps That Really Clean Up Your Android Device — And Aren’t Placebos!

7th January, 2015

Spring is sneaking up around the corner and that can only mean one thing — spring cleaning. Android devices are sophisticated enough that regular maintenance isn’t necessary, but it’s still a good idea to clean out the system every once in a while. Don’t underestimate the impact of staying digitally organized. The trick is finding […]


The 7 Best Online Banking Features For Simplifying Your Life

6th January, 2015

Does money management stress you out? What if you could effortlessly alleviate some of that stress for good? Online banking offers a lot of benefits that can help to simplify the headaches of money.


3 Lies About Gamers That People Still Believe

5th January, 2015

Not all gamers are stinky, fat introverts dwelling in a basement. Not all gamers are socially awkward teens with four eyes and greasy hair. In fact, if we all took a step back and ignored pop culture’s depiction of gaming enthusiasts, we might come to see that most video game fans are just normal folks who […]


4 Surprising Ways Google Will Soon Impact Your Life

2nd January, 2015

We won’t be seeing interstellar spaceships and time travel machines any time soon, but here are a few Google projects that are going to change the way you live within the next few years.


Why Replacing Humans With These Robots Makes Sense

31st December, 2014

Are there any jobs where automation and precision are so valuable that robots are actually more deserving of them than humans?


3 Ways JavaScript Can Breach Your Privacy & Security

31st December, 2014

JavaScript is a good thing for the most part, but it just happens to be so flexible and so powerful that keeping it in check can be difficult. Here’s what you need to know.


How To Keep Your Digital Life Organized In The New Year

30th December, 2014

Clutter is the death of organization. How much time does it take away from you every day? What if you could become more efficient while expending less effort?


5 Life-Ruining Ways You Can Be Victimized Online

29th December, 2014

The Internet is not as anonymous as you might think it is. If somebody wants to find out who you are and where you live, the tiniest bit of information can lead back to you…


6 Lessons From Pixar That Will Set You Up For Success

26th December, 2014

The secrets of storytelling tend to reflect the secrets of success in real life. You owe it to yourself to take one minute and consider how Pixar might make you more successful.


Discover The Secrets Of Your Own Writing Process

24th December, 2014

Are you sick of writing 500 words per hour when you know you’re capable of so much more? This extension will allow you to diagnose areas where you struggle and slow down when writing.


How To Take Better Festive Photos This Christmas

23rd December, 2014

Christmas is nearly here and the festivities are soon to begin. Are you ready to capture those wonderful moments with your trusty DSLR camera?