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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How To Create A Keyboard Shortcut For Any Mac Menu Item

15th August, 2014

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.

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How To Control Your Android Using Your Computer’s Mouse And Keyboard

12th August, 2014

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.

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A Hotel Charged $500 For Bad Reviews — What To Learn From Their Mistake

8th August, 2014

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.

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Cord Cutters: Ignore Set Top Boxes & Use A PC Instead

5th August, 2014

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.

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Your Mac Can Read Any Text To You, Here’s How

3rd August, 2014

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.

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Summarize Any Text Using This Hidden Mac Tool

1st August, 2014

Need a quick summary of an article? Your Mac can do that, without the need for extra software.

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Your USB Port Is A Security Risk, Sony Offers Streaming Gaming, And More [Tech News Digest]

1st August, 2014

Cable companies fight municipal broadband, AOL wants to robocall you, Spotify adds equalizer, play Game Boy Advanced games on iPhone, and The Onion demonstrates using Kindle to show off how smart you are.

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Your Gadgets Don’t Control You: The Problem With “Look Up” [Opinion]

29th July, 2014

Smartphones aren’t making us dumb; social networks aren’t making us antisocial. Technology is a tool, and it’s time we stopped blaming it for our problems and took responsibility for our digital habits.

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StatusDuck Replaces Your Mac’s Dock With Menubar Icons

28th July, 2014

Love your Mac, but not the dock? Replace it with something smaller. StatusDuck ($15, free beta) lets you manage your open applications completely from the menubar.

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Atraci Offers 60 Millions Songs For Free Without Ads

26th July, 2014

Can’t find a particular song on Spotify or Rdio? Try Atraci, a Windows, Mac and Linux music player powered by YouTube with no ads and no need to sign up for an account.

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Add Beautiful Widgets To Your Mac Desktop With Übersicht

21st July, 2014

Übersicht aims to replace the likes of Geektool, letting you add the output of any console command to your desktop – formatted with HTML5.

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Launch Your Mac Apps In Three Keystrokes With Twitch

14th July, 2014

Launch any Mac app, website or document in just a couple of keystrokes – without waiting for search results. If you’re tired of overly complicated launching apps, Twitch might be what you’re looking for.

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Mac Users: Control Streaming Services With Your Media Keys

11th July, 2014

You’re about to walk away from your computer, so you absentmindedly hit “Pause” on your Mac. Nothing pauses – instead, iTunes launches.

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How To Use Reddit Productively. Yes, You Read That Correctly.

7th July, 2014

Reddit’s just a huge timesink? Wrong. It’s an endless supply of relevant information, if you know where to look. Here’s how to use Reddit more productively.

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Don’t Be An Experiment: How To Control Your Facebook News Feed

3rd July, 2014

What determines what is and isn’t a top Facebook post? How often you interact with a person, topics you’re interested in, how many likes or comments the post attracts, and – apparently – psychological experiments.