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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FREE EBOOK An Unofficial Guide To Goodreads For Readers And Writers

23rd April, 2014

Are you a self-published author who is looking to promote a book? This guide looks at how you can use Goodreads for book promotion and for getting information to your fans.


3 Dangers Of Logging On To Public Wi-Fi

22nd April, 2014

You’ve heard that you shouldn’t open PayPal, your bank account and possibly even your email while using public WiFi. But what are the actual risks? Well, your home WiFi is (hopefully) encrypted; the WiFi at the coffee shop isn’t. This means you’re at risk of people monitoring your online activity, or worse – unless you […]


5 Top Tips for Managing Your Media Center Library

17th April, 2014

TV show and movie art, shaped like Tetris pieces, falling into place. If your media center is a mess, here’s how to clean it up.


Quick Look Plugins Make File Browsing On OS X Even Better

14th April, 2014

Bolster your Mac’s Quick Look function with better file support. If there’s a format you wish you could preview, there’s probably a plugin for the job.


How To Set Up Fusion Installer On XBMC

13th April, 2014

Install XBMC addons the easy way: use Fusion. This service gives you a quick way to browse, and install, third-party XBMC repos from within the program itself.


Reeder For Mac Returns; Download The Free Public Beta Now

13th April, 2014

Reeder for Mac is back! You can download the free beta right now right now. The app is everything you remember Reeder to be, but with support for more services.


Make TV More Social With These XBMC Add-Ons

11th April, 2014

Who says watching TV is anti-social? Add-ons can bring Facebook photos, live Tweets and more to your XBMC setup.


This Android Malware Placebo Earned $40,000

9th April, 2014

Malware protection for $4, with no battery impact and no subscription fee – offered in app taking up less than one megabyte of space on your phone. It sounds too good to be true. It is.


Of Toasters And Smartphones: Apps And The Economy

7th April, 2014

Smartphones are not as simple as toasters. Everything we buy connects us to the economy differently. So, the ways the services we use make money defines your relationship with them – and is worth thinking about.


“Haunted Empire” Author Yukari Iwatani Kane: Apple Isn’t Doomed

4th April, 2014

Yukari Iwatani Kane doesn’t hate Apple – and doesn’t think her book says Apple is doomed.


Invert Your Colors, And Other Tricks For Night-Friendly Mac Usage

3rd April, 2014

Is your Mac too bright in dark places? Whether you need to work in the dark without being noticed or want your screen to be easier on your eyes, we’ve found apps for that.


Dukto Offers Cross-Platform, Drag-And-Drop File Sharing

1st April, 2014

Drag and drop a file; send it to the desktop of another computer on your network. Dukto makes local file sharing simple, regardless of operating system.


Get Easier Updates With These Alternative App Stores For Mac

27th March, 2014

Tired of manually installing and updating Mac apps? Check out these alternatives to the Mac App Store, offering downloads and updates the App Store can’t.


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 […]