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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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Play Point-And-Click Adventure Classics On Your Wii With ScummVM [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Play Point-And-Click Adventure Classics On Your Wii With ScummVM [MUO Gaming]

Get classic, point-and-click adventures working on your Wii. Maybe you’ve got old copies of classics like Monkey Island or Day of The Tentacle collecting dust? Or maybe you want to try out classic games that became freeware, like Beneath a Steel Sky? Either way, ScummVM for Wii is a great way to play-and-click classics on your Wii. The WiiMote, of course, is a perfect controller for point-and-click adventures.

Justin Pot July 7, 2012 07-07-2012
Play Point-And-Click Adventure Classics On Your Wii With ScummVM [MUO Gaming]
Get Access To Google’s Services Via SMS With Delighta

Internet

Get Access To Google’s Services Via SMS With Delighta

Teach your phone some new tricks, without the need for any apps. Whether you want to send a single SMS message to a group, add an appointment to a Google Calendar, send data to a spreadsheet or translate text from one language to another, SMS service Delighta gives you access to a few of Google’s tools using nothing more than a text message.

Justin Pot July 5, 2012 05-07-2012
Get Access To Google’s Services Via SMS With Delighta
TinyWall Brings Advanced Settings To The Windows Firewall

Windows

TinyWall Brings Advanced Settings To The Windows Firewall

Do you like using the Windows Firewall, but wish it came with better controls? TinyWall, a free program for Windows Vista and Windows 7, gives you just that – a tray icon you can use to quickly edit the Window Firewall settings. If you like the simplicity and protection offered by the lightweight Windows Firewall but miss the control offered by whitelist-oriented options, TinyWall is what you’ve been looking for.

Justin Pot July 4, 2012 04-07-2012
TinyWall Brings Advanced Settings To The Windows Firewall
DOWNLOAD How To Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Touch, Or iPad

Announcements

DOWNLOAD How To Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Touch, Or iPad

Do you want to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but don’t know where to start? Then download the latest manual from MakeUseOf, which will teach you to do just that. From author Lachlan Roy, this guide shows you how to use RedSn0w and recommends tweaks and apps to try out once you do.

Justin Pot July 2, 2012 02-07-2012
DOWNLOAD How To Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod Touch, Or iPad
How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb

Gaming

How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb

In ancient times, running homebrew software required owning a specific game and corrupting its save data to run an exploit. It was complicated. The most recent hack, which has been working for a year now, essentially gives you access to Homebrew in a couple of clicks. It’s called LetterBomb. Here’s how to use it to install the Wii HomeBrew Channel and explore an entirely new world of free Wii software.

Justin Pot June 30, 2012 30-06-2012
How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb
Technophilia Episode 26: The Streisand Effect

Announcements

Technophilia Episode 26: The Streisand Effect

In 2003 singer Barbara Streisand noticed pictures of her home were available in a collection of free photos of the California coastline, so she sued the photographer for $50 million. The result – an otherwise uninteresting photo of a mansion on the coast became one of the most famous photos on the Internet, creating what we call today The Streisand Effect.

Justin Pot June 29, 2012 29-06-2012
Technophilia Episode 26: The Streisand Effect
How To Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account

Internet

How To Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account

It’s finally possible – you can now set any image as your background in Gmail. Two new themes give you complete control over the image behind them, allowing you to use your own picture or pick your own from a wide selection. Being able to customize Gmail themes with your own photos is, while not essential, a nice feature to have. If you love personalizing things, I recommend you check this out right now.

Justin Pot June 27, 2012 27-06-2012
How To Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account
Technophilia 25: Interview With Movies.io

Announcements

Technophilia 25: Interview With Movies.io

This week, do you think suing charities is a good PR move? If so, thanks for listening, Charles Carreon! Microsoft announces a new tablet that looks uncharacteristically promising. Characteristically, it shares a name with a previous Microsoft product that is now changing its name. And we sit down with the team behind Movies.io, which may be the web’s prettiest index of films.

Justin Pot June 25, 2012 25-06-2012
Technophilia 25: Interview With Movies.io
$72 Trillion: You Can’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet [Opinion]

Internet

$72 Trillion: You Can’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet [Opinion]

It was a fantastic story – the RIAA suing Limewire for $72 trillion – more money than exists on earth. Too bad it was fake. A year-old post taken out of context somehow convinced the Internet that tiny Limewire (remember them?) was being sued for all of earth’s money. Sites like Lifehacker, Business Insider and The Onion’s AV Club all reported it as fact. Even CBS News briefly featured the story before deleting it.

Justin Pot June 21, 2012 21-06-2012
$72 Trillion: You Can’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet [Opinion]
Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]

Linux

Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]

Easily configure Ubuntu’s Unity, without causing crashes and instability. MyUnity is an application for customizing Ubuntu’s interface and is so stable and easy to use, it’s included in the default Ubuntu repositories. If there’s one thing commenters complained about when I reviewed Ubuntu 11.04, it’s the lack of customization options.

Justin Pot June 20, 2012 20-06-2012
Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]
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