logo-background menu search search-start close email bookmark facebook google twitter pinterest stumbleupon whatsapp amazon youtube youtube label-rectangle triangle-long down
Headshot of MakeUseOf Writer, Justin Pot

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.

1131 Articles
3959 Comments
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]
Search Or Browse One Million Public Domain Legal Torrents In The Internet Archive

Internet

Search Or Browse One Million Public Domain Legal Torrents In The Internet Archive

Browse and download over one million public domain movies, audiobooks and live concerts using BitTorrent. It’s all thanks to The Internet Archive, who you might know as the organization behind the Wayback Machine. They’ve started adding torrent files to their massive archive of public domain files, all of which are hosted by two different Archive servers alongside the usual seeders and peers.

15-08-2012
Search Or Browse One Million Public Domain Legal Torrents In The Internet Archive
DOWNLOAD Getting Started With Illustrator

Announcements

DOWNLOAD Getting Started With Illustrator

Do you want to get started learning Illustrator, but feel overwhelmed? Check out “Getting Started With Illustrator”, the first Illustrator manual from MakeUseOf and TrueKolor.net. With easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of annotated screenshots, this manual makes learning Illustrator simple. Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing program. It is often used to create logos, icons, illustrations, charts, and more.

15-08-2012
DOWNLOAD Getting Started With Illustrator
Indicator Remindor Lets You Set Up Reminders For Anything [Ubuntu]

Linux

Indicator Remindor Lets You Set Up Reminders For Anything [Ubuntu]

Set up regular reminders to do things on Ubuntu, or set up an alarm for later today. Whether you want to remember to let your cat out of the swimming pool today around 3 or pick up the dog from his job every weekday at 6, the oddly-spelled Indicator Remindor (yep, with an “o”) can help you out by playing a sound, displaying a notification or even running any command.

09-08-2012
Indicator Remindor Lets You Set Up Reminders For Anything [Ubuntu]
How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC

Gaming

How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC

Turn your neglected Wii into a media player. Listen to music and watch videos from your computer on your TV, or browse a bit of the best the web has to offer using your Wiimote. With WiiMC it’s easy. I’ve shown you how quick it is to set up the Homebrew Channel on your Wii with Letterbomb – all you need is an SD card. There’s a lot of great software you can install when you do, including several media players.

08-08-2012
How to Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC
4 Alternative Models To Advertising That Are Working Right Now

Internet

4 Alternative Models To Advertising That Are Working Right Now

Advertising shouldn’t be the only way for content producers to make money. Luckily, it isn’t – plenty of reputable organizations fund themselves without ads, online and off. You, the readers, had a few things to say when James called AdBlock evil and when Chris asked AdBlock users to whitelist us. Many of you understood their point of view, but one recurring theme in the comments was alternatives to advertising.

02-08-2012
4 Alternative Models To Advertising That Are Working Right Now
DOWNLOAD Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual

Announcements

DOWNLOAD Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual

Do you own a Kindle Fire, but not sure what it can and can’t do? It’s time to download “Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual,” the latest free eBook from the team at MakeUseOf. By our very own Christian Cawley, this manual outlines how to do just about anything with Amazon’s combination tablet and e-reader.

01-08-2012
DOWNLOAD Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual
New Version Of Androidx86 Emulates ARM Processors, Supports More Apps

Android

New Version Of Androidx86 Emulates ARM Processors, Supports More Apps

Set up Android on your netbook or install it on your PC in VirtualBox. Run games like Angry Birds or Amazing Alex perfectly, or just try out Android apps without the need for an Android device. I showed you guys how to run Android on your netbook and since then you’ve flooded me with comments and questions. This surprised me – I expected the post to be a niche topic.

28-07-2012
New Version Of Androidx86 Emulates ARM Processors, Supports More Apps
1 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 95