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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Keyboard Shortcuts You Aren’t Using In Your Favourite Web Apps

10th December, 2014

Keyboard shortcuts aren’t just for desktop apps: your favourite web apps use them too. From Gmail to Trello, from Facebook to Twitter, learning keyboard shortcuts is the easiest way to do everything faster.

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Clip Art Is Gone! Here’s How To Find Free Images Instead

5th December, 2014

Microsoft killed clip art and replaced it with Bing Image Search, which in Office filters for Creative Commons images. It’s one of many resources and you can still find clip art elsewhere.

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There’s A Mario Sidescroller for Wii You Haven’t Played Yet. Seriously.

4th December, 2014

Get your Wii out of the closet: some Mario fanatics put together the best fan-made Mario game in history.

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Add Superpowers To Spotlight With This Unofficial Plugin System

2nd December, 2014

Bring Google, Wolfram Alpha, the weather and just about anything else to Spotlight.

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Build Your Own Wireless Dead Drop For File Sharing

1st December, 2014

A PirateBox is a wireless dead drop, letting anyone within range upload and download files. Here’s how to build one with a Raspberry Pi (and Lego).

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How To Sync Any Files To Your Smartphone Or Tablet Without The Cloud

28th November, 2014

Learn how to directly sync any folders or files with your mobile device without having to deal with the annoyances of the Cloud.

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Turn Any Mac Dashboard Widget Into Its Own App

27th November, 2014

You probably haven’t used Dashboard in years, but there is that one widget you wish you could just turn into an app. Guess what? You can!

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I Think My Mac Has A Virus! 3 Ways You Can Tell

26th November, 2014

Is your Mac acting kind of… weird? Whether you’re seeing adverts you can’t explain, or your system is unreasonably slow, you might think the problem is malware. But you’re probably wrong.

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How To Add Absolutely Anything To Yosemite’s Notification Center

19th November, 2014

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

14th November, 2014

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.