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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Technology is a good thing. It makes life better. Having said that, stepping away from technology to enter natural places – leaving the world of the man-made and entering the wild – provides perspective.
If you still haven’t played the mobile game Duet, you should. It’s a rare gem – simultaneously easy to learn and infuriatingly difficult to complete.
For the last couple of years we’ve offered readers the chance to earn points for sharing our articles. During this time many of you did exactly that, and we’re grateful. Sadly, in September we’ll be shutting down MakeUseOf Rewards. There are a variety of reasons for this, which I’ll get to later, but before that […]
Do you need to reinstall OS X regularly to keep your Mac running well? No. Are there times when doing so might be a good idea? Possibly. Here’s when.
Playing Super Mario meant saying goodbye to productivity. But here are a few things you probably learned from Mario specifically without even noticing. Or from other games for that matter.
HitchBOT – housed in a bucket and equipped with the ability to ask for a ride – hitch-hiked Canada in under a month. Not bad, considering she can’t move without humans.
Bit by bit, Windows’ reverse compatibility is fading. Here’s how to fight that – and get incredibly old 16-bit software and games like Chip’s Challenge running.
Not a single version of Windows comes with a native print-to-PDF solution. So what’s the best alternative? We checked 8 of the most popular options to find out.
When you think about it, copy paste is kind of weird. You copy stuff, but there’s no way to see it. And if you copy over what you had, it’s gone – forever.
Is there no keyboard shortcut for something you do regularly? That’s annoying, but here’s the good news: on your Mac you can add one easily, without the need for extra software.
Whether you want to respond to texts using your computer’s keyboard or use your tablet as a second screen for research, this setup feels like magic when it’s working.
Attempted censorship is the fastest path to bad publicity – a lesson Union Street Guest House wishes they learned earlier. It’s also a lesson that other businesses can learn from.
Ditching cable? Stay away from dedicated media center devices. Your spare PC makes for an excellent alternative because it’s cheap to set up, more powerful, and forever flexible.
Whether you want to hear an article while you do something else or want another voice to read your writing back to you for proofreading purposes, OS X comes with everything you need.
Need a quick summary of an article? Your Mac can do that, without the need for extra software.