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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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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 19-09-2012
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 17-09-2012
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 15-09-2012
Grab Emails From Your Old Account Using Gmail’s Import Function
GVnotifier: A Simple Google Voice Client [Windows]

Windows

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 13-09-2012
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 13-09-2012
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 12-09-2012
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 06-09-2012
Technophilia Podcast 34: I Can’t Believe My Name Is Attached To This
VoiceMac: Send And Receive Texts From Your Mac Using Google Voice

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.

Justin Pot September 5, 2012 05-09-2012
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 04-09-2012
DOWNLOAD How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual
Find 6 New Uses For Your Old Wii With A Few Homebrew Solutions

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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.

Justin Pot September 1, 2012 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.

Justin Pot August 30, 2012 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]

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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!

Justin Pot August 30, 2012 30-08-2012
Enjoy Free Over-The-Air TV Shows in HD with Mohu Leaf [Giveaway]
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