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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3 Handy Keyboard Shortcuts You Need To Program Into Your Media Center Remote

30th March, 2011

Whether you prefer Boxee, XBMC or the Hulu Desktop for your media center, it’s nice to get up from the couch as little as possible. If you don’t want to leave the couch very often, you’d better program your remote to do simple tasks.


“Are You Watching This?!” Offers Real Time Sports Awesomeness

26th March, 2011

Sports scores, highlight reels and a TV schedule tailored to your location and TV provider. Whatever sport or league you’re a fan of, “Are You Watching This!?” can fill you in with the latest about it.¬†There are no shortage of places to go to find the latest sports scores and highlights. Most leagues have this […]


Why You Should Always Keep Your Ubuntu Installation Updated [Linux]

24th March, 2011

With a new release every six months, keeping up with Ubuntu can seem overwhelming. Still, there are many good reasons to keep updating to the latest version of Ubuntu: security updates, the latest software in the Software Center, optional access to bleeding edge programs and all of the latest features Ubuntu has to offer. Next […]


People Love You? Show It Off On WordPress With Collision Testimonials

23rd March, 2011

Show off the great things people say about you, right on your WordPress site. Whether you want a dedicated page or a rotating sidebar widget, Collision Testimonials lets you display the kind words of happy clients wherever you want. You can even have a form for people to leave feedback on their own. Whether you’re […]


How The Internet Works [PDF]

21st March, 2011

The web’s place in our daily lives is undeniable. We can now access the Internet from our home computers, office, laptops and our phones. But even with this close intimacy many people still aren’t entirely sure what the Internet is and how it really works. Download our PDF guide today: The Simple Guide on How The Internet Works


Make Your PDF Files More eReader-Friendly With Briss

19th March, 2011

Crop margins out of PDFs to them reader friendly for your Kindle, Kobo or other e-reader device. Briss is a cross-platform program that makes a format, designed with printing in mind, work a little better on e-ink devices. The PDF is a fantastic document format, looking the same across all platforms and including all fonts […]


How To Create The Ultimate Boot CD For Windows

17th March, 2011

Linux users love to brag about their awesome live CDs, talking about how every Windows user should have an Ubuntu live CD. They make a good point: these CDs allow you to access your computer even when you’re having serious system errors. Some Windows users, however, aren’t entirely comfortable with learning to use Linux to […]


Getting Things Gnome Keeps Linux Users Organized

16th March, 2011

Don’t just manage your tasks; deal with them. Getting Things Gnome, a program with an unfortunately stupid name, is a simple yet complete Linux task manager. MakeUseOf readers know the web can be a distracting place. A good to-do list can help by reminding you of the tasks you need to accomplish. That’s not all […]


All My Apps – Centralized App Store For Windows With Lots Of Free Software

12th March, 2011

Install, upgrade and manage your favorite free applications from one simple interface. All My Apps is a sort of app store for Windows, allowing you to install software in just a few clicks. Downloading and installation itself is automated, meaning you won’t have to click “Next” several times or worry about add-ons. If you read […]


The Email Game: Have Fun & Earn Points Emptying Your Inbox For Real!

10th March, 2011

Turn email checking into a game, complete with a score and timer. This will prompt you to finish quickly¬†so you can get back to work. That’s the idea behind The Email Game, which feeds unarchived mail from Gmail or Google Apps to you and forces you to reply, archive or boomerang the message. Turning mundane […]

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DOWNLOAD Five-Star Guide For Your iPad [PDF]

10th March, 2011

  The iPad may not have changed the world of computing quite yet, but it is still a pretty nifty device. An e-book reader, a newspaper, an entertainment center and a workstation, this device can do a lot in a very small package. Want to get more out of your iPad? Check out “iPad: a […]


5 Great Tips For The Ubuntu Software Center [Linux]

9th March, 2011

Tweak the Ubuntu Software Center for faster download speeds, easily installed add ons and single-click installation from blog posts.¬†There’s nothing quite like the Ubuntu Software Center on any other platform. It’s an easy-to-use tool for installing tens of thousands of different programs, the vast majority of which are completely free. Simply put: if you love […]

4 Uses For Browsing In Privacy Mode (That Isn’t Porn)

4 Uses For Browsing In Privacy Mode (That Isn’t Porn)

5th March, 2011

Do you think the privacy mode on your browser has only one use, and an unsavory one at that? You’re wrong. Every major browser on the market right now features some kind of incognito mode. On Firefox, it’s called Private Browsing; on Safari, Private Browsing; on Internet Explorer, InPrivate; on Opera, private tab or private […]


Kobo – Thousands Of Free Books For Your Computer Or Smartphone

3rd March, 2011

Thousands of free books easily synced across all of your devices, automatically. Kobo is an ebook store with applications offered for Windows, Mac and Linux. This application can sync with apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Palm Pre mobile phones and devices, so you can enjoy your reading on the go. On every platform the […]


4 Google Chrome Plugins Every Ubuntu User Should Check Out

26th February, 2011

Chrome is fast supplanting Firefox as the web’s coolest browser, and Ubuntu users realize this. Chrome is sleek, fast and offers a wide variety of useful additions. It’s no wonder many Ubuntu users are replacing Firefox with Chrome as their default browser. So many Ubuntu users love Chrome that a variety of great Ubuntu-specific tools […]