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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The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Safari on Mac

25th February, 2015

Customize Safari. From adding favicons to your tabs to changing how Reader Mode looks, Apple’s web browser is way more flexible than you think.

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Why You Have a Responsibility to Keep Your Hardware Secure & Malware Free

24th February, 2015

Keeping your computer clean isn’t just smart: it’s your civic duty. A malware-ridden computer doesn’t just slow you down, it infects your friends’ and family’s computers, putting them at risk.

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How To Make Your Mac Start Up Faster

20th February, 2015

Is your Mac taking forever to boot? Here’s how to speed it up.

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How To Increase Your Virtual Desktop Space

19th February, 2015

Feeling overwhelmed by all the windows you need open for various tasks or jobs? If this windows clutter causes you stress, virtual desktops are for you.

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ClickToPlugin Blocks Flash in Safari, Lets You Watch Videos Anyway

18th February, 2015

Stop Flash and other plugins from automatically loading in Safari. ClickToPlugin doesn’t just block Flash: it also lets you play videos without it, or even play them using AirPlay.

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Cursive Writing Is Obsolete; Schools Should Teach Programming Instead [Opinion]

17th February, 2015

Cursive writing is an anachronism. Spending any classroom time on it is a waste because as a day-to-day skill, it is not at all practical in the modern, connected world.

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How to Uninstall Programs on Windows 8

16th February, 2015

Looking to get a particular program off your computer? Whether it’s a desktop or a modern app, here’s how to do that on Windows 8.

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Need a Break, but Don’t Want to Get Caught? Check out These Slacker Sites

13th February, 2015

Look busy at work without actually doing anything. Here are some sites that let you browse Reddit, play 2048 or even go for a walk without your boss thinking you’re a slacker.

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How & Why You Need To Install That Security Patch

12th February, 2015

Updates can be infuriating. They’re also necessary – and putting them off can put you and your personal information at risk. Yes, it’s annoying when Windows or OS X insists on updating – especially when you were starting to get some work done. But these and other updates don’t exist just to bug you: they […]

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Easily Share Files Between Windows 7, 8 and Mac OS X

11th February, 2015

Cross platform file sharing sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to get a PC and and a Mac to share files with each other.

yosemite-fixes

Use Google By Default and 5 Other OS X Yosemite “Fixes”

10th February, 2015

If you’ve installed OS X Yosemite, you might be enjoying all the new features. Then again, you might not be.

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Watch Mystery Science Theatre and Other Classic TV for Free Right Now

9th February, 2015

For every cord cutter. Watch classic TV shows – like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Twilight Zone – or beloved cult classics – like The Weird Al Show and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 – free of charge.

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Faster, Sleeker, Better: How To Switch From Chrome/Firefox To Safari

9th February, 2015

Thinking about using Safari on your Mac, but worried you might lose features and bookmarks? Here’s a quick guide to comfortably moving to Apple’s web browser, without missing out.

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4 Ways To Get Windows On Your Mac

8th February, 2015

Want Windows 8 running on your Mac, but don’t know where to start? Let us show you how.

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Pop Ups on Your Mac? How to Stop Them Once and For All

6th February, 2015

They break your focus, get in the way and sometimes baffle you. Why won’t these pop ups go away?