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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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.


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.


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.


Firefox Freedom! Four Things Chrome Doesn’t Let Users Do

26th June, 2014

Think Chrome can do everything? Think again. Here are four things Firefox users can do easily that Chrome users basically can’t.


Net Neutrality, As Explained By YouTube’s Geniuses

24th June, 2014

Are you still not sure what Net Neutrality actually is? Don’t feel dumb: it’s a nuanced concept. So, we tracked down videos from some of the smartest people on the Web.


How To Stream Live TV To Your XBMC

22nd June, 2014

Watch live, streaming TV on your XBMC media center – without a cable subscription. Here are some add-ons worth checking out.


Browse Your Games In Style – Even ROMs – With LaunchBox

20th June, 2014

Launch all of your games – be they PC titles or emulated classics – from one beautiful interface. LaunchBox makes it easy to browse – or show off! – your game collection.


Find The Best Music To Boost Your Productivity Online

18th June, 2014

Listening to music helps you focus and get more done, according to music therapists. What kind of music will improve your mood, and make you more productive? And where should you start looking for music?


Cord Cutters: Watch Live TV Online With NimbleTV – Even Cable!

13th June, 2014

Watch your favorite shows at your convenience. With NimbleTV watch what you want, whenever you want, on any device you want, anywhere you want. It does online live television legally.

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Save Videos From Any Site – Even Netflix – With Applian’s Replay Capture Suite

3rd June, 2014

If you can watch or listen to something, you can record it. All you need is the right tool.


The Best Mac Apps For Listening To Pandora

23rd May, 2014

Love Pandora, but not in your browser? Here are the best Mac apps for the job – regardless of whether you’re a Pandora One subscriber.


Watch Live TV Online, For Free, With FilmOn

22nd May, 2014

Watch TV, on your computer – without the need for an antenna, TV card or subscription. FilmOn is a free service offering a wide variety of TV channels in the US and UK.


Mac Acting Weird? Yasu Is A Great First Step

21st May, 2014

Tune up your Mac – the easy way. Yasu is a free app designed to be your first step while troubleshooting.


Switching From Windows To Mac? Ensure You Can Still Access Your Data!

14th May, 2014

Whether you’re trying to avoid Windows 8 or just considering something new, you might be thinking about switching to a Mac. One thing bothers you, though: can you keep your data?


XBMC Users: Turn Your Browser Into A Remote Control With Chorus

13th May, 2014

Chorus is a new XBMC web UI and it just might be the best. Explore and queue up your XBMC music, TV and movie collection from your browser – in style.