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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4 Online Relationship Tips That Actually Work

25th November, 2014

There are plenty of examples to show that Happily Ever After is attainable for online and long distance relationships. Here are some of the best tips and advice to keep you on the right path.


5 Amazing Uses For Drones In The Future

24th November, 2014

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly called drones, are now infamous for their surveillance capabilities, but like most tools, the usefulness of a drone depends on who’s in control.


Take Better Night Sky Photographs By Getting The Basics Right

23rd November, 2014

Tired of taking night-time photos that come out dark, empty, and boring?


How To Set Up YouTube For Better Learning

21st November, 2014

If you are not using YouTube to expand your mind and learn new skills, it’s time to catch up. There’s so much free knowledge available out there. Why not take advantage of it?


How To Lose Weight And Save Money With Smart Feedback

20th November, 2014

Are your attempts at self-improvement met with nothing but frustration and lack of progress? Fortunately, the simple technique of smart feedback, could help you tackle your long-term goals.


3 Gamer Dating Sites For Finding Geeky Dates

19th November, 2014

Gamers deserve love too, and several sites have popped up over the years that can help gamers find romantic partners who also share a love for video games.


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?


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 […]


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.


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” […]


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.


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.


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.


Who Really Needs A Mac Pro?

7th November, 2014

If you’ve thought of buying a Mac Pro, you may want to reconsider.


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.