Justin Pot

Joined November 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. He loves technology, people and nature and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. Check out chat with Justin on Twitter.

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4 Google Chrome Plugins Every Ubuntu User Should Check Out

26th February, 2011

Chrome is fast supplanting Firefox as the web’s coolest browser, and Ubuntu users realize this. Chrome is sleek, fast and offers a wide variety of useful additions. It’s no wonder many Ubuntu users are replacing Firefox with Chrome as their default browser. So many Ubuntu users love Chrome that a variety of great Ubuntu-specific tools […]


Penguin Pills – A Single GUI For 9 Popular Linux Antivirus Programs

24th February, 2011

Combine nine different Linux antivirus programs into a single GUI. Whether you’re a security-conscious Linux user, or just occasionally need to clean up a Windows system from a safe distance, Penguin Pills aspires to combine all the major Linux scanners into one simple GUI. Update definitions and run a scan for all nine programs quickly […]


Teams and Collaborations Made Easy with TeamSnap [Giveaway]

24th February, 2011

Managing a sports team is hard. Not only do you have to schedule games and practices, you need to know which players can make it to which games and keep track of the player’s performance. Combine this stress with the constant barrage of emails the modern coach receives from various parents and players and you’ve […]


HackerProof: Your Guide To PC Security [PDF]

24th February, 2011

It’s a jungle out there. From trojans to worms to phishers to pharmers, the web is seemingly full of hazards. Keeping yourself safe requires not only the right software, but an understanding of what kind of threats to look out for. That’s where “HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security” Comes in. This excellent guide, brought […]


Download From RapidShare Without Waiting With Tucan Manager

23rd February, 2011

Sites like RapidShare are a great way to quickly download files of any size, but they aren’t without their downsides. Downloaders usually need to wait for an arbitrary time before a download will begin, while advertisements for wait-free memberships look increasingly tempting. It’s not only annoying; the interface for doing so is usually downright confusing. […]


Npackd Automatically Downloads & Installs Windows Software

19th February, 2011

One program that handles the downloading, installing and updating of software. That’s the goal of Npackd, possibly the first package manager for Windows. With lots of MakeUseOf favorites already available, this program is growing quickly and will in all likelihood continue to get better. Ubuntu has its software center; Apple, its app store; Android, its […]


Gitso Reverses VNC Connections, Makes Helping Others Easier [Cross Platform]

17th February, 2011

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is useful, but less so if you want to help a friend with something. If they need your help to begin with they probably can’t set up their router’s port forwarding to give you access. Gitso allows for reverse VNC connections, meaning your port settings need to be set instead of your […]


BaShare Makes File Transfers Simple For Your Friends [Linux]

16th February, 2011

Do you want to send a file to a friend, or receive a file from a friend, but fear his lack of tech-savvy is impossible to overcome? Linux program BaShare surmounts that difficulty by giving your friends and family two simple links to send a file to you or receive a file from you. Just […]


Linux Live USB Creator: Easily Boot Linux From Your Flash Drive

12th February, 2011

Trying out Linux should be easy; with the help of Linux Live USB Creator it is. Quickly get any Linux distribution to boot from your USB key, complete with a persistent mode for keeping applications and documents in place. You can even install a portable version of Virtualbox to your USB key so you can run […]


4 Flipboard Alternatives For Your Computer If You Don’t Own An iPad

10th February, 2011

Wish you could use Flipboard on your PC, Mac or Linux computer? Sadly right now a desktop version of this famous iPad app is only a rumor. Don’t worry though, there are lots of web-based alternatives that include some of FlipBoard’s features. Much virtual ink has been spilt discussing FlipBoard, the social magazine for iPad. […]


4 Interactive Ways To Compare Your Country With Others

9th February, 2011

Numbers are fun; interactive charts are better. Find useful and fascinating information to compare your country to others online. We live in a large, increasingly interdependent world. For example: MakeUseOf is brought to you by a team that spreads from Europe to Australia to North America to North Africa. It’s never been more important than […]


Use “Later” Buttons To Avoid Being Distracted Online & Get More Work Done

5th February, 2011

It happens all the time. You mean to get some work done, and then find an article or video that ends up taking a half hour of your time. This is the peril of the Internet age: computers, the machines most of us use to do our jobs, are also connected to an endless source […]


Streamfree LiveTV – Watch Live Web Streams In Boxee

3rd February, 2011

Get access to lots of live streams from across the web, all without picking up a keyboard. StreamFree is a Boxee plugin that aims to make live streaming more accessible from your couch. International news addicts no doubt already know about Boxee’s LiveStation plugin, which gives users access to a plethora of international news stations. […]


Combine Dropbox & Calibre For Universal Access To All Your E-Books

2nd February, 2011

Your eBook library, synced across all of your computers, regardless of what operating system you use. That’s what you get when you mix Calibre, the ultimate in ebook management with Dropbox, the ultimate file syncing application. Since Calibre and Dropbox both work on Linux, Mac and Windows you can read your books anywhere. All of […]


Streamie: An Awesome Real-Time Twitter Client For Your Browser

29th January, 2011

A clean, feature-rich, browser-based Twitter client that updates in real time. If you’re looking for a better way to experience Twitter, but don’t want to install yet another application on your computer, you should really check out Streamie. This real-time Twitter client isn’t only attractive and fast: it’s useful. Find yourself disappointed by the new […]