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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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Quabel – An Online, Distraction-Free Writing App

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Quabel – An Online, Distraction-Free Writing App

Try a simpler way to write. Quabel is an online text editor that stays out of your way and lets you focus. The number of simple text-only, full-screen text editors that let you write without being distracted is kind of staggering, and all too often nothing sets these programs apart from one another. So what makes Quabel different?

Justin Pot September 22, 2012
Quabel – An Online, Distraction-Free Writing App
FollowShows Helps You Keep Track Of Your Favorite Shows, Offers RSS & iCal Feeds

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FollowShows Helps You Keep Track Of Your Favorite Shows, Offers RSS & iCal Feeds

Find out when the TV shows you care about air. Whether you want to know when to tune in live or or know when your shows have aired so you can find them online, FollowShows is an aptly-named website where you can quickly check to see a schedule of only shows you choose to follow. Even better, FollowShows offers you both a custom iCal calendar and RSS feed for keeping track of your favorites.

Justin Pot September 20, 2012
FollowShows Helps You Keep Track Of Your Favorite Shows, Offers RSS & iCal Feeds
PasteAsFile: Save Images & Text From Your Clipboard Directly To Any Folder [Windows]

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PasteAsFile: Save Images & Text From Your Clipboard Directly To Any Folder [Windows]

Paste any image or text to any folder in your computer, as a file. PasteAsFile is a simple Windows program that makes your clipboard that much more useful, and it’s a dream for people who love collecting images or quotes in folders. By default you can copy an image and paste it into any program that can handle images. If you want to save the file, you can do so from within an image editor.

Justin Pot September 19, 2012
PasteAsFile: Save Images & Text From Your Clipboard Directly To Any Folder [Windows]
Technophilia Episode 37: Go Bing Yourself

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Technophilia Episode 37: Go Bing Yourself

Apple announced their sixth iPhone – the aptly-named iPhone 5, Twitter is forced to hand over the private messages of an Occupy protester, and Microsoft gives all of its employees a Windows RT tablet. When reached for comment, employees said, and I quote, “Horray.” All this and the proper way to use “Bing” as a verb in episode 37 of Technophilia: Go Bing Yourself.

Justin Pot September 19, 2012
Technophilia Episode 37: Go Bing Yourself
DOWNLOAD What’s New In Photoshop CS6, Your Ultimate Overview

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DOWNLOAD What’s New In Photoshop CS6, Your Ultimate Overview

Have you just bought Photoshop CS6? Or are you thinking about buying it? Whatever your situation, it’s worth learning about what’s new and improved in CS6 so that you can make the most of your decision. Our latest guide, “What’s New in Photoshop CS6, Your Ultimate Overview”, will have you using the best of the new Photoshop CS6 features in no time at all.

Justin Pot September 17, 2012
DOWNLOAD What’s New In Photoshop CS6, Your Ultimate Overview
Grab Emails From Your Old Account Using Gmail’s Import Function

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Grab Emails From Your Old Account Using Gmail’s Import Function

Thinking of switching to Gmail, but afraid to lose all of your old emails and contacts? Don’t be. Gmail can easily grab your old emails, especially if you were already using a web-based client. And even if you weren’t grabbing those emails is perfectly possible. Importing from an old email address isn’t a new Gmail feature, but it’s one someone switching to Gmail won’t necessarily know anything about. Here’s how it works.

Justin Pot September 15, 2012
Grab Emails From Your Old Account Using Gmail’s Import Function
GVnotifier: A Simple Google Voice Client [Windows]

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GVnotifier: A Simple Google Voice Client [Windows]

Use Google Voice from your Windows desktop without leaving your browser open. With its chat-like interface and instant notifications, GVNotifier is the best way to send free SMS messages in Windows – assuming, of course, you live in the USA. You can do this from your web browser, or using the Google Voice extension for Chrome, but there is no official desktop app for Google Voice at this time.

Justin Pot September 13, 2012
GVnotifier: A Simple Google Voice Client [Windows]
Technophilia 36: Thanks for Supporting America, James!

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Technophilia 36: Thanks for Supporting America, James!

Windows 8 Pro includes the best feature ever – a free downgrade to Windows 7. The iPhone 5 will increase America’s GDP by 0.5%, thus fixing the economy forever. And the FAA is looking into allowing some electronic devices during takeoff, meaning you might finally be able to ignore the safety demonstration without being bored. It’s Technophilia 36: Thanks for Supporting America, James!

Justin Pot September 13, 2012
Technophilia 36: Thanks for Supporting America, James!
Peppermint OS Combines Web & Desktop Apps [Linux]

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Peppermint OS Combines Web & Desktop Apps [Linux]

Try a lightweight operating system built with the cloud in mind. Peppermint OS is a Linux-based OS that combines desktop and cloud apps. Whether you want to revive an older piece of hardware or seriously speed up a relatively new machine, Peppermint just might be the right taste for you – especially if you already do most of your daily tasks online using web apps like Gmail.

Justin Pot September 12, 2012
Peppermint OS Combines Web & Desktop Apps [Linux]
Technophilia Podcast 34: I Can’t Believe My Name Is Attached To This

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Technophilia Podcast 34: I Can’t Believe My Name Is Attached To This

This week: Apple, Samsung and Google are busy fighting each other. Will Microsoft take over the smartphone market while no one is watching? Here’s a hint: no. Stealing a CD from the store is apparently better than sharing it online. Remember kids: shoplifting isn’t as bad as sharing. And Apple’s training process is kind of cultish. We outline all this and more in episode 34 of Technophilia: “I can’t believe my name is attached to this”.

Justin Pot September 6, 2012
Technophilia Podcast 34: I Can’t Believe My Name Is Attached To This
VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice

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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.

Justin Pot September 5, 2012
VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice
DOWNLOAD How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual

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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.

Justin Pot September 4, 2012
DOWNLOAD How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual
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