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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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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.

Justin Pot August 2, 2012 02-08-2012
4 Alternative Models To Advertising That Are Working Right Now
DOWNLOAD Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual

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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.

Justin Pot August 1, 2012 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.

Justin Pot July 28, 2012 28-07-2012
New Version Of Androidx86 Emulates ARM Processors, Supports More Apps
Cuttlefish: Set Up Actions And Reactions To Automate Ubuntu

Linux

Cuttlefish: Set Up Actions And Reactions To Automate Ubuntu

Automate things you’re currently doing yourself. Cuttlefish is a new Ubuntu program that allows you to set simple rules that can save you time. It’s kind of like ifttt, which automates your web apps, but works entirely on your Ubuntu desktop. It’s actually very easy to use, and no programming skills are required to use this GUI-based tool.

Justin Pot July 26, 2012 26-07-2012
Cuttlefish: Set Up Actions And Reactions To Automate Ubuntu
Visible Tweets: Full-Screen, Animated Display Of Any Twitter Search

Internet

Visible Tweets: Full-Screen, Animated Display Of Any Twitter Search

Show off any search on Twitter from your TV screen. Visible Tweets is a web app that offers large, crisp text, quick search and beautiful animations, and is perfect for displaying tweets from across the room. Maybe you want to show off tweets about your business, at your business. Maybe you want to passively keep up with a certain topic. Or maybe you just enjoy seeing live information in the comfort of your own home.

Justin Pot July 25, 2012 25-07-2012
Visible Tweets: Full-Screen, Animated Display Of Any Twitter Search
Technophilia Podcast Episode 29: This Series Of Tubes

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Technophilia Podcast Episode 29: This Series Of Tubes

Google builds the world’s biggest collection of pirated media, Yahoo gets its monthly new CEO and Microsoft adds ads to a service people are already paying for. It’s episode 29 of Technophilia: This Series of Tubes. This week: Justin is back, meaning you get to hear some rants he’s saved up. And James is completely giving up on Windows so he installs OS X on his remaining PC.

Justin Pot July 24, 2012 24-07-2012
Technophilia Podcast Episode 29: This Series Of Tubes
DOWNLOAD Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking

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DOWNLOAD Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking

Are you setting up your home network, but you don’t know where to start? Start here with “Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking”. By MakeUseOf author Matt Smith, this guide outlines everything you need to know to manage your own home network. Home networking doesn’t always work as simply as it should, and while every company is making efforts to simplify it, not all attempts have been successful. This guide will help de-mystify home networking for you.

Justin Pot July 23, 2012 23-07-2012
DOWNLOAD Connected: Your Complete Guide To Home Networking
4 Great Emulators You Can Run On Your Wii

Gaming

4 Great Emulators You Can Run On Your Wii

Get retro games working on your Wii, regardless of whether they’re on sale on Virtual Console. A variety of emulators await everyone with the Homebrew Channel installed on their Wii. In this article, we’re going to show you how to get games made for the NES, the SNES, the Sega Genesis and the Game Boy Advance working on your Wii.

Justin Pot July 19, 2012 19-07-2012
4 Great Emulators You Can Run On Your Wii
Lightread: A Simple Google Reader Client With Offline Mode [Ubuntu]

Linux

Lightread: A Simple Google Reader Client With Offline Mode [Ubuntu]

Do you love Google Reader, but wish you could access it offline? Ubuntu client Lightread lets you do just that, and also gives you an extremely simple user interface to read with. Lean back and browse, because with Lightread you only need the arrow keys to navigate your feeds. You can read your feeds and even star articles and sync changes later.

Justin Pot July 18, 2012 18-07-2012
Lightread: A Simple Google Reader Client With Offline Mode [Ubuntu]
Google Apps: Use Nicknames & Catch-All To Avoid Spam

Internet

Google Apps: Use Nicknames & Catch-All To Avoid Spam

Do you use Google Apps for email on your domain? You’re going to want to learn these two tricks, which give you access to as many incoming email addresses you could want without creating new accounts. Multiple incoming email addresses are useful for preventing spam, because you can track who is giving out your email address. Even better, if that address is spammed constantly you can set up a filter to block all mail going to it.

Justin Pot July 14, 2012 14-07-2012
Google Apps: Use Nicknames & Catch-All To Avoid Spam
The Origins & History Of Mario [Geek History Lessons]

Gaming

The Origins & History Of Mario [Geek History Lessons]

An Italian plumber created by a Japanese artist somehow became one of the most recognizable characters on earth. Featured in over 100 games, it’s hard to imagine Nintendo or even video games without this mustachioed man in red. But where did he come from? Our story begins in the early 1980’s with a struggling card and toy company – Nintendo.

Justin Pot July 11, 2012 11-07-2012
The Origins & History Of Mario [Geek History Lessons]
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