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Justin Pot

/ Joined 16 November, 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He loves technology, people and nature – and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. You can chat with Justin on Twitter, right now.

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Add Firefox-Style RSS Feeds With Foxish [Google Chrome]

Browsers

Add Firefox-Style RSS Feeds With Foxish [Google Chrome]

Do you love Chrome, but miss having live RSS feeds in your bookmark toolbar and menus? Foxish brings this famous Firefox feature to Chrome, and it’s only a click away. Firefox has, for ages, offered built-in support for RSS feeds. Showing up essentially as folders in Firefox’s bookmark menu and toolbar, RSS feeds in Firefox make it easy to keep up with blogs and other websites that regularly update.

15-02-2012
Add Firefox-Style RSS Feeds With Foxish [Google Chrome]
Find Every Public Radio Station During Long Journeys With NPR Road Trip

Internet

Find Every Public Radio Station During Long Journeys With NPR Road Trip

Driving across America soon? Know what station carries public radio programs for every mile of your journey, thanks to NPR’s Road Trip tool. You’ll get turn-by-turn directions from Bing along with the name and frequency of all the NPR stations you’ll be able to listen to every mile of your trip.

11-02-2012
Find Every Public Radio Station During Long Journeys With NPR Road Trip
How To Add Your Podcast Feeds To Your XBMC Media Center

Internet

How To Add Your Podcast Feeds To Your XBMC Media Center

Get access to your favorite podcasts, video or audio, using XBMC. You don’t need any plugin to listen to podcasts, but the method of doing so isn’t entirely obvious and the official documentation isn’t exactly helpful. I spent two weeks playing around with plugins that didn’t really help before stumbling upon this method, so I feel like I should share it.

09-02-2012
How To Add Your Podcast Feeds To Your XBMC Media Center
Deepin Software Center: An Amazing Ubuntu App Store From China [Linux]

Linux

Deepin Software Center: An Amazing Ubuntu App Store From China [Linux]

Try out what may be the best way to install software on Linux – the Deepin Software Center. This software center, named for the Chinese remake of Ubuntu it was built for, offers an amazingly simple way to browse the Linux software you already know and love. You just might find something new. It looks great, functions fast and is intuitive to explore in a way the Ubuntu Software Center isn’t.

08-02-2012
Deepin Software Center: An Amazing Ubuntu App Store From China [Linux]
Make Quick Changes To PDF Files With PDF Mod [Linux]

Linux

Make Quick Changes To PDF Files With PDF Mod [Linux]

Make simple changes to any PDF file in Linux. Move pages around, edit the bookmarks, add pages from another PDF or remove pages altogether. It’s a snap with PDF Mod, a simple Linux program that does one thing and does it well. If there’s something PDF files aren’t really supposed to be, it’s editable. The format, originally created as a way to transfer data from a computer to a printer, is essentially a digital piece of paper.

03-02-2012
Make Quick Changes To PDF Files With PDF Mod [Linux]
Discover Where You Can Walk To From Any Potential Home With WalkScore.com

Internet

Discover Where You Can Walk To From Any Potential Home With WalkScore.com

Are you looking for a new place to live? Are you concerned about the cost of living? Consider this – you can save a lot of money simply by walking instead of driving to run errands or to get to work. From getting groceries to shopping for gadgets, walking is good for you and the absolute cheapest way to get around.

01-02-2012
Discover Where You Can Walk To From Any Potential Home With WalkScore.com
How to Watch Hulu TV Shows & Movies in XBMC [US Only]

Internet

How to Watch Hulu TV Shows & Movies in XBMC [US Only]

Watch TV shows and movies from Hulu without leaving the comfort of your couch. If you’ve got an XBMC media center you’d be silly to not install this plugin (assuming you live in the US: Hulu is still blocked in all other countries). A couple weeks ago I discovered that Boxee on the desktop is dead. I was disappointed, but was thrilled to discover that XBMC is not only a capable replacement but better than Boxee.

28-01-2012
How to Watch Hulu TV Shows & Movies in XBMC [US Only]
Edit Text Files In Your Dropbox From Your Browser With TextDropApp

Internet

Edit Text Files In Your Dropbox From Your Browser With TextDropApp

Edit any text file in your Dropbox from your browser. It’s easy to with TextDropApp, a web-based text editor that uses Dropbox for storage. Whether you want to edit text documents from Chrome OS or just want a simple way to do some writing while on the go, TextDropApp is easy to use and quick. TextDropApp isn’t just useful for programmers. It’s also perfect for the writer on the move.

26-01-2012
Edit Text Files In Your Dropbox From Your Browser With TextDropApp
How To Create A Windows USB Installation Disk With WinUSB [Linux]

Linux

How To Create A Windows USB Installation Disk With WinUSB [Linux]

We’ve shown you before how to install Windows 7 from a USB drive, but the process assumes you have access to a Windows computer to begin with. That’s not always the case, particularly if you’re the kind of person who regularly tries out different operating systems. Also, there are more than a few IT professionals who work on Windows computers but primarily use Linux themselves. WinUSB is perfect for them.

25-01-2012
How To Create A Windows USB Installation Disk With WinUSB [Linux]
How To Turn Off Google’s Personal Search Results

Internet

How To Turn Off Google’s Personal Search Results

Has your entire life become a frustrating chore since last week, when Google added “Personal Search”? Have you been taking your rage out on innocent squirrels and kittens, most of whom had nothing to do with Google’s decision to integrate a social network most people aren’t using with the search engine everyone is? Stop kicking cuddly creatures. There’s a simple way to stem the tide of nonsense.

21-01-2012
How To Turn Off Google’s Personal Search Results
5 Amazing Add-Ons for the XBMC Media Center

Windows Linux

5 Amazing Add-Ons for the XBMC Media Center

Make XBMC even better by adding these amazing add-ons. Whether you’re into TV, sports or gaming, these plugins will help you get the most out of your television. Last time, I lamented the end of Boxee on the desktop, but I got over it quickly when I started using XBMC. It’s the software Boxee is based on, and it’s fun to use.

19-01-2012
5 Amazing Add-Ons for the XBMC Media Center
How To Get Free Games For Your Wii Or Nintendo 3DS (Not A Scam!)

Gaming

How To Get Free Games For Your Wii Or Nintendo 3DS (Not A Scam!)

Get free games for your Wii or Nintendo 3DS, for real. It’s not a scam: all you need to do is register games you’ve already purchased and cash in the resulting points. Nintendo announced it planned to give away two different games to Club Nintendo members every month. The first two games, Super Mario Kart (SNES) and Fluidity, suggest Nintendo is planning on giving away some pretty nice titles.

14-01-2012
How To Get Free Games For Your Wii Or Nintendo 3DS (Not A Scam!)
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