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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 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]

Linux

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

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.

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]

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!

Justin Pot August 30, 2012 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

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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

Justin Pot August 29, 2012 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.

Justin Pot August 27, 2012 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.

Justin Pot August 25, 2012 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.

Justin Pot August 23, 2012 23-08-2012
Run Classic DOS Games On Your Wii With DOSbox
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