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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Can’t Put Off Email Every Morning? Try This Ritual Instead

29th December, 2014

Starting your day the email way is regularly put down – even though most of us do it. Is checking email after waking up really so bad?


How Generosity Can Benefit You In 2015

23rd December, 2014

If you really want to improve yourself, consider making a habit of giving away your time and money regularly. It’s not intuitive, but it will probably pay off.


Install Mac Software From Terminal With Homebrew

23rd December, 2014

Install (almost) any free Mac app by typing four words and hitting “Enter”.


The Best Firefox Addons

21st December, 2014

Firefox is famous for its addons. But which addons are the most useful? Here are the addons we think are best, what they do, and where you can find them.


How A Little Tech Knowlege Can Save You Thousands Every Year

18th December, 2014

A good chunk of your income goes to scheduled monthly expenses – and you’re just barely keeping up. With a little tech savvy, you can get those expenses down and save thousands every year.


The Quickest Way To Install Windows Software: From The Command Prompt

16th December, 2014

One simple command from you and software will be downloaded and installed automatically. Magic? No. Chocolatey – the apt-get equivalent for Windows.


Desk Lets Bloggers Focus On What Matters: Writing

15th December, 2014

Any tool designed to make blogging easier needs to really focus on the writing experience. You only need glance at Desk for Mac see that the developer understands this.


Customize Almost Anything On Your Mac With EasySIMBL

12th December, 2014

From hiding the menubar when certain applications are open to embedding Instagram images within the official Twitter app, you can do things with EasySIMBL you probably didn’t know were possible.


Deliveries Tracks Incoming Packages, Adds Dates To Your Calendar

11th December, 2014

It’s that time of the year: all the gifts you bought for family and friends are being delivered, and you need to make sure they all make it to you before the holidays.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.