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.

Feel free to contact at

682 Posts Published
2598 Comments Posted
2 Answers

Joel's Latest Posts


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?


5 Future Technologies That May Cause New Addictions

23rd December, 2014

In an overstimulating, constantly distracting modern world, phenomenona like videogame and even Internet addiction have become serious issues. How will the landscape shift in another ten, fifty, or hundred years?


Test Your Programming Skills With These Online Competitions

22nd December, 2014

Are you in a programming rut? Worried that your coding skills have hit a plateau? Sometimes the answer is a heavy dose of challenges that stretch your abilities to their limits.


What Is The Best Dating App For Android?

19th December, 2014

Dating apps have come a long way, and there are actually some great options on Android. Give these fantastic apps a try!


How To Identify A Facebook Scam Before It’s Too Late

16th December, 2014

Scams are everywhere. You’ve got PayPal scams, eBay scams, Craigslist scams, email scams, wire transfer scams, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Even “safe” sites like Facebook are flooded with scams every day. Can you tell whether that link you’re about to click is a scam or not? If you think you’re too […]


Master Photography By Studying It: 10 Great Online Photo Courses

12th December, 2014

There’s a lot of theory and knowledge behind a beautiful photograph, so much so that it can be overwhelming for the beginner. Fortunately, there are some great online resources that make getting started easier.


6 Basic PowerShell Commands To Get More Out Of Windows

11th December, 2014

PowerShell is what you get when you give steroids to the Windows Command Prompt. It grants you control of nearly every aspect of the Windows system. We help you leap up its learning curve.


5 Project Ideas To Help You Learn Programming Faster

10th December, 2014

There are a few ways to ease the learning curve for programming. Get your hands dirty and learn faster with side projects you can start anytime. Play around with these five.


What Is A Virtual Server, And What Can You Do With One?

8th December, 2014

Virtual machines and virtual servers — what are they and how do they differ?


The Best Entry-Level DSLRs For New Photographers

7th December, 2014

If you want to take your photography skills to the next level, or you know someone else who does, then there’s no better way than to enter the world of DSLR cameras.


7 Gift Ideas Under $150 For Coffee Lovers

5th December, 2014

As winter swoops in with its chilling bite, it’s the perfect time to sit down and enjoy some steaming hot latte or espresso. It’s also a great time to surprise your friends and family with awesome gifts that will make their next cups of java taste better than ever before. Coffee is fun and doesn’t […]


8 Gift Ideas Under $100 For Campers And Hikers

4th December, 2014

Christmas may not be ideal for hiking and camping, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start preparing for next summer. Here’s 8 awesome gadgets that will kick your next adventure up several notches.


6 Signs That You Are Not Meant To Be A Programmer

2nd December, 2014

Not everyone is cut out to be a programmer. If you aren’t completely sure that you’re meant to be a programmer, here are some signs that may point you in the right direction.


A Guide To The Best Budget Webcams For Under $60

1st December, 2014

Smartphones and is equipped with a camera these days, but the humble webcam has yet to be rendered obsolete – especially in the context of video chats and live camera streaming. It’s a niche market that presents a dilemma: good quality is important but the application is too narrow to justify spending a lot of money on it.