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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30 Years Of Tetris: A History Of The World’s Most Beloved Puzzle Game

4th July, 2014

This year, 2014, marks the 30th birthday of Tetris. In remembrance of its history, join me as I explore the past and future of the world’s most famous puzzle game.

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How To Download Free Fonts & Manage Them In Windows

3rd July, 2014

Fonts are the building blocks of digital aesthetics. Since Windows doesn’t come with a font manager, we’ve looked at third-party alternatives.

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Pull Out The Tissues: 5 Video Games That Will Make You Cry

2nd July, 2014

Video games offer something that no other narrative medium can: interactivity. And when it comes to emotional gaming, there are some seriously impactful scenes that will take your breath away.

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7 Extensions Firefox Users Love That No Other Browser Has

1st July, 2014

Extensions aren’t always supported across all browsers. Check out these beloved Firefox-only extensions that are so useful that you may be swayed over from whichever other browser you currently use.

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TrueCrypt Is Dead: 4 Disk Encryption Alternatives For Windows

30th June, 2014

If you haven’t heard, TrueCrypt is no more. If you still have older versions of the program, you can continue to use them but be aware that there may be unfixed security issues in those versions. The safer course of action would be to migrate over to another solution entirely. You had a good run, […]

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What Is The Turing Test And Will It Ever Be Beaten?

27th June, 2014

The Turing Test is meant to determine whether machines think. Did the Eugene Goostman program truly pass the Turing test, or did the creators simply cheat?

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Be All Powerful: 3 Superhero Games You Need To Play

27th June, 2014

Tired of dark fantasy and science fiction games flooding the market? There exists another genre that can quench your thirst for heroism: the superhero game.

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5 Critical Skills To Teach Yourself Before Starting Your First Business

26th June, 2014

Entrepreneurship requires a certain kind of person — a jack of all trades. If you want to succeed, you’ll need to wear every hat at some point. That’s a lot of skills to learn.

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Time Is Money: 4 Ways To Cure Financial Procrastination & Save Today

25th June, 2014

Wake up! The longer you wait around to get your present and future money in order, the more money you’re going to lose. Yes, that’s right. Financial management is time-critical.

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Chatting On Android: The 4 Best IRC Client Apps

24th June, 2014

These Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client apps will keep you connected even when you’re on the go.

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Confused About Copyright Law? These Online Resources Can Help

23rd June, 2014

It’s a confusing subject, yes, but it’s important that you wrap your head around it. If you’re involved in any sort of creative work, these resources will help you do just that.

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6 Android Apps Every Hiker Needs

21st June, 2014

How can your Android device improve your next hiking trip? These six apps can challenge you, help you explore, and provide incredibly useful information.

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4 Of The Best Game Developer AMAs on Reddit

20th June, 2014

There have been thousands of AMAs on Reddit that cover many topics, but if you’re interested in game development, there are a few that you won’t want to miss.

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How To Run A Successful Competition On Your Website

19th June, 2014

Need a new way to attract visitors to your website? Consider running a contest or competition. with a bit of effort and preparation, anyone can learn how to run a successful competition. Are you ready?

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Here Is What You Should Know Before Buying Used Cars Online

18th June, 2014

Online purchases aren’t just limited to clothes, supplies and devices. Nowadays, you can even purchase your next vehicle right on the Web. But before you do, there are some things you should know.