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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On A Diet? Google Lets You Compare Any Two Foods’ Nutritional Information

26th March, 2014

You can now compare the nutritional content of any two foods by searching Google. Whether you’re avoiding carbohydrates or just generally interested in nutritional information, getting these comparisons couldn’t be quicker.


How To Spot, And Avoid, Ads Disguised As Download Buttons

26th March, 2014

You think you’ve found the program you’re looking for, so you click the big, green “Download” button. You end up with something completely unrelated. You’ve fallen victim to one of the most annoying things on the web: ads that look like download buttons. Why do these exist, and how can you avoid them? Here’s a […]


FREE EBOOK Learning Markdown: Write For The Web, Faster

26th March, 2014

If you want to learn Markdown, but don’t know where to start, this free MakeUseOf Guide is for you.


Windows XP Lasted Longer Than World Wars I & II Combined

19th March, 2014

Think Microsoft is letting Windows XP die too soon? You’re not alone. Many think this is a cash grab. What if I told you Windows XP is the longest supported version of Windows ever?


New Phishing Scam Uses Scarily Accurate Google Login Page

19th March, 2014

You get a Google Doc link. You click it, then sign in to your Google account. Seems safe enough, right? Wrong, apparently. A sophisticated phishing setup is teaching the world another online security lesson.


Reddit + XBMC = Virtual Crack. Here’s How To Set It Up.

17th March, 2014

Reddit always finds the best videos; XBMC is the best media center. Combine these two things to browse the best videos on the web right now, from your couch.


4 Classic Operating Systems You Can Access In Your Browser

14th March, 2014

Ever wonder what the operating systems of the past were like? Find out now, online, without the need to install anything. You can try Windows 1.0, Mac System 7, Amiga OS, and DOS – along with a few games – without leaving your browser.


How To See And Respond To Facebook IMs in Messages for Mac

13th March, 2014

Love Facebook chat, but don’t want to leave Facebook open for fear of entire days disappearing? Here’s how to integrate Facebook’s chat service with Messages.app and more.


Rymdkapsel Is Strategy Gaming Stripped To Its Essence

12th March, 2014

Love strategy? You need to try rmdkapsel. This game goes from soothing to stressful so quickly you’ll barely notice – but you won’t want to stop playing.


FREE EBOOK: Learn To Build With PHP, A Crash Course

12th March, 2014

You’ve heard of PHP. This is the language that Facebook, WordPress and Wikipedia use to serve billions of requests, daily. It is the de-facto language used for teaching people to program for the Web.


Download The Beta of XBMC 13, “Gotham”, Right Now

7th March, 2014

The dark night of waiting is over: XBMC 13, codename Gotham, has reached beta status. It feels faster, and looks better, than ever before.


4 Alternatives To YouTube’s Constantly Changing Interface Mess

7th March, 2014

Love YouTube, but wish it was laid out differently? You’re not alone. Some yell about it for a while, then move on. But not everyone. Here are the best alternative YouTube interfaces out there.


Can’t Get Anything Done? Block Distractions With Focus For Mac

6th March, 2014

Force yourself to work instead of browsing. Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting sites that shows you an inspirations quote when you try to visit a site you shouldn’t.


FREE EBOOK: How To Write A Privacy Policy For Your Website

5th March, 2014

Launching a website? This guide goes through what you need to know about creating, and writing, a privacy policy for your website.


Sequential Is The Image Preview Tool All Macs Should Come With

3rd March, 2014

Sequential for Mac does what you wish Preview.app did out of the box: browse multiple images using the arrow keys.