Justin Pot

Joined November 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. He loves technology, people and nature and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. Check out chat with Justin on Twitter.

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Feel free to contact at justinpot@makeuseof.com

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How To Add Absolutely Anything To Yosemite’s Notification Center

3 days ago

Add anything to Yosemite’s Notification Center – all it takes is the right command.

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Chat Outside The Browser With Current, A Facebook App For Mac

1 week ago

Sick of opening Facebook in your browser, just to use chat? Current for Facebook is a Mac app that brings your favourite social network to the OS X desktop.

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Learn Almost Anything Online; Find Out Where With SlideRule

3rd November, 2014

Do you want to take an online course, but aren’t sure where to start looking? Try this search engine for online classes, with over 18,000 courses indexed. What do you want to learn?

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These Add-Ons Let You Make Firefox Look However You Want

31st October, 2014

Make Firefox look however you like. Whether you want something to create space, a dash of colour, or to bring back the old Firefox look, there’s a theme or extension out there for you.

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These Notification Centre Widgets Make Dashboard Irrelevant

22nd October, 2014

The Dashboard is dying. Most users ignore it, and not many developers are building things for it. Replace all of your Mac’s Dashboard widgets using the new Today view in Yosemite.

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Android File Transfer: How To Transfer Files Between Android And Mac

13th October, 2014

Need to transfer files between your Android device and your Mac? You’re in luck.

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Block Out Distractions With This Excellent Selection Of Background Sounds

12th October, 2014

Can’t focus? Studies show that the right amount of background noise can increase creativity, and web app Noisli lets you mix and match several sound sources.

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Free Android Game: Play A Scumbag Lawyer In RPG Devil’s Attorney

11th October, 2014

This free game is a hilarious spin on the classic turn-by-turn RPG genre. Get it now while it’s still free!

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19 Games Like Tetris You Can Play Online For Free

10th October, 2014

If you love Tetris, you can play it anywhere, even if you’re at work. There are many places to play Tetris online; here are a few of the best.

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How To Make Windows 8 or 8.1 Look Like Windows 7 or XP

7th October, 2014

Is Windows 8 too modern for your taste? Maybe you prefer a retro look. We show you how to resurrect the Start menu and install classic Windows themes on Windows 8.

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Looking For Wii Homebrew Apps? These Are The Places To Go

3rd October, 2014

At this point you’ve probably played most of the games for the console you were interested in, but if you want to find another use for the biggest console of the last decade, homebrew just might be the answer.

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Memorize Anything Using Active Recall Memory

2nd October, 2014

Your memory sucks, but it’s nothing you can’t improve. Whether you’re trying to learn a language, geography or even basic programming skills, active recall learning lets you commit details to memory.

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5 Smart Home Gadgets You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

22nd September, 2014

Smart home technology isn’t all about thermostats and lighting. Here are automated ways to feed your cats, track your eggs and even find out about plumbing problems in your house. Conversations about smart home technology tend to revolve around a few stand-bys. There are smart lamps, which lets you automate and control light levels from […]

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Is Smarter Technology Dumbing Down the Human Race?

19th September, 2014

As a child, you memorized your friend’s phone numbers; now you just add them to your phone. You used to memorize directions; now you just use your GPS. Are humans becoming stupid?

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Hypnotic Photos Of Dying Malls, And Where To Learn About Them

18th September, 2014

All across the planet, shopping malls are being abandoned. If there’s something about massive structures being abandoned that speaks to you, click and enter.