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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Microsoft: we need to talk. Yes, it’s about those Scroogle ads. No, I don’t think they’re funny, and no: I don’t think Google is worried about them.
Surplus information is what makes the Internet suck – it creates the feeling that you’re missing something if you don’t check. Get that happy Internet feeling back: cut the crap. Start now.
Still using Microsoft Word to write for the web? You’re doing it wrong.
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Do you love YouTube playlists, but wish you could watch them outside your browser? You can use VLC for the job, thanks to a simple extension. Here’s how.
Use Hangouts outside the browser. An overlooked Chrome extension from Google lets you chat without opening Gmail or Google+.
There seems to be some terrible advice out there about how to reach me. Let me explain. Every day I get dozens of emails from would-be entrepreneurs hoping for a mention on our site. I love responding to people who seem human, but many people go out of their way to portray themselves as spam […]
Not sure what to do with your old PowerPC Mac? Here are some ideas.
Start your own online store. Our latest manual is sponsored by (mt) Media Temple and written by James Bruce.
Remember Growl? It’s weird to say this about an app so famous many assumed it was part of OS X, but Growl notifications are slowly fading from the corners of most Mac computers. Why?
Still looking for an RSS reader? Try something simple. Sputnik is a Windows and Mac RSS reader that focuses on your feeds and little else. Set it up and start reading.
How long has it been since you used your Mac’s Dashboard? If you’re like most users, it’s been a long time – and that’s too bad.
Heard about Tor, but not sure how to use it? Find out how this software can protect your privacy in the latest MakeUseOf manual.
Manage your calendar, completely, from your Mac’s menu bar. Fantastical isn’t just a way to quickly see your upcoming events: it’s a way to never look at Apple’s default Calendar again.
Are you annoying the people you share files with services like Dropbox? Maybe; here are some things you do that may bug others, and some rules you can use to avoid doing so.