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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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VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice

Mac

VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice

Use Google Voice’s SMS functionality like it’s a chat program on your Mac. VoiceMac is a free Mac desktop client for Google’s free, USA-only phone service, and it offers you the SMS interface you’ve been looking for. There’s an official Google Voice app for iPhone and another for Android, but so far Google hasn’t released an official desktop app for Mac, Windows or Linux computers.

05-09-2012
VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice
DOWNLOAD How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

Announcements

DOWNLOAD How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) for all your scanned PDFs get you excited in a way only seriously organised people could ever understand? If so, Evernote is the tool you need right now – and we’ve got the perfect manual to get you started using it like a professional.

04-09-2012
DOWNLOAD How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual
Find 6 New Uses For Your Old Wii With A Few Homebrew Solutions

DIY

Find 6 New Uses For Your Old Wii With A Few Homebrew Solutions

The Wii, and every game console, is basically a computer hooked up to your television. By default this doesn’t mean much – you can only use the Wii to do things Nintendo intends – but with a little imagination and (occasionally) a little bit of Non-Nintendo-approved code you can do anything from watch your digital video collection to controlling your PC using VNC.

01-09-2012
Find 6 New Uses For Your Old Wii With A Few Homebrew Solutions
SlideWall: Rotating Wallpaper With Images From Your Computer Or The Web [Linux]

Linux

SlideWall: Rotating Wallpaper With Images From Your Computer Or The Web [Linux]

Want rotating wallpaper in Ubuntu, but don’t want to use the default slideshows? Design your own with SlideWall. This easy-to-use software lets you pick which photos you want to rotate and when, and can even automatically download and rotate high-quality wallpapers from the web. You can even set your wallpaper to a real-time depiction of where the sun is an isn’t shining on earth, if you want.

30-08-2012
SlideWall: Rotating Wallpaper With Images From Your Computer Or The Web [Linux]
Enjoy Free Over-The-Air TV Shows in HD with Mohu Leaf [Giveaway]

Product Reviews

Enjoy Free Over-The-Air TV Shows in HD with Mohu Leaf [Giveaway]

The Mohu Leaf is a paper-thin TV antenna you can hang on your wall to get HD-quality television, for free. We’re giving away one Mohu Leaf Plus and two regular Mohu Leaf antennas valued at $150. Read on to find out more about the Mohu Leaf antennas and how to win them!

30-08-2012
Enjoy Free Over-The-Air TV Shows in HD with Mohu Leaf [Giveaway]
Nitroshare: Easily Share Files On Your Network Between Multiple Operating Systems

Linux Mac

Nitroshare: Easily Share Files On Your Network Between Multiple Operating Systems

It’s not hard to set up home networking, including file sharing, in Windows and OS X Lion includes a quick file-sharing feature between Macs. If you want to quickly share a file between computers running two different operating systems, however, things can get complicated quickly. Not with Nitroshare. This program gives you a box you can drag any file or collection of files to. Pick a receiving computer and you’re basically done: a speedy transfer will begin

29-08-2012
Nitroshare: Easily Share Files On Your Network Between Multiple Operating Systems
DOWNLOAD Your Guide To Google Analytics

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DOWNLOAD Your Guide To Google Analytics

Do you own a website or a blog? If so, do you have any idea how many visitors you get each day? And even if you’ve installed a counter and you’ve figured out how to gauge your traffic, do you have any idea where your visitors are coming from, what browsers most of them use, what search engines they use, or which of your pages is the most popular? These are the things that Google Analytics can do for you. Want to learn more? Download “Your Guide To Google Analytics” by Ryan Dube a staff writer at MakeUseOf and the mind behind topsecretwriters.com.

27-08-2012
DOWNLOAD Your Guide To Google Analytics
Quickly Learn Gmail’s Keyboard Shortcuts With KeyRocket For Gmail

Internet

Quickly Learn Gmail’s Keyboard Shortcuts With KeyRocket For Gmail

Get the most out of Gmail by learning all of its keyboard shortcuts. With Keyrocket for Gmail you’ll be shown a notification every time you use the mouse instead of a keyboard shortcut, helping you learn the shortcuts and reminding you to actually use them. This Chrome extension shows you a simple popup every time you do something with your mouse that could be done with your keyboard. This means you learn to use the shortcuts while you’re actually using Gmail, saving you the time of actively learning them.

25-08-2012
Quickly Learn Gmail’s Keyboard Shortcuts With KeyRocket For Gmail
Run Classic DOS Games On Your Wii With DOSbox

Gaming

Run Classic DOS Games On Your Wii With DOSbox

Run DOS software on your Wii, just because you can. DOSbox for Wii puts the complete DOS experience – command prompt and all – on your Wii. DOSbox isn’t just for Windows, though: it works on Linux, OS X and almost any platform you can imagine…including, believe it or not, the Wii. You’ll need to know your way around DOS to get your favorite games working, but if a DOS prompt doesn’t scare you it won’t be a problem.

23-08-2012
Run Classic DOS Games On Your Wii With DOSbox
How To Copy Crap-Free URLs From Google’s Search Results

Internet

How To Copy Crap-Free URLs From Google’s Search Results

Stop getting a garbled mess every time you try to copy a link from Google search results. Install one simple plugin or userscript and solve this problem entirely. Google uses these far longer than necessary URLs to help track who is clicking which searches, which in turn helps make search results better.

22-08-2012
How To Copy Crap-Free URLs From Google’s Search Results
Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC

Linux Mac

Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC

Set up your media center exactly the way you want it. Aeon Nox 3.5 is the most recent version of what is perhaps the best theme for XBMC, and it is a rare combination: beautiful and customizable. Impressed? Keep reading and I’ll show you how this all works – and where you can find it.

18-08-2012
Aeon Nox 3.5: Beautiful And Customizable Theme For XBMC
Page Eraser – Remove Unwanted Elements From Any Webpage [Chrome]

Browsers

Page Eraser – Remove Unwanted Elements From Any Webpage [Chrome]

Remove any element or section from any website in just two clicks. Page Eraser is an extension for Google Chrome that lets you customize any website in just two clicks. The web can be a cluttered place full of stuffed sidebars, capricious comments and stupid social shortcuts. With Page Eraser you can rid of these annoying elements one at a time and slowly make your personal Internet into a place that only shows what you want to see.

16-08-2012
Page Eraser – Remove Unwanted Elements From Any Webpage [Chrome]
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