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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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Skype Wrapper: Better Integrate Skype With The Ubuntu Desktop

Linux

Skype Wrapper: Better Integrate Skype With The Ubuntu Desktop

Skype-Wrapper is a third party program that forces Skype’s aging Linux client into the current decade of Ubuntu’s desktop. With modern notifications, integration with the notification applet, and various tweaks that make Skype easier to use in Unity, Skype-Wrapper is a collection of tweaks the Skype team should have added years ago.

31-05-2012
Skype Wrapper: Better Integrate Skype With The Ubuntu Desktop
TTYtter: Use Twitter From The Command Line [Linux & Mac]

Linux Mac

TTYtter: Use Twitter From The Command Line [Linux & Mac]

Check out your Twitter timeline, or leave a tweet yourself, from the comfort of the command line. Whether you’re a long-time console junkie or an aspiring one with a love for social media, TTYtter is a worthwhile diversion and possibly a Twitter client you’ll love to use. No one will ever accuse us of under-covering Twitter. What we haven’t done, so far as I can tell, is teach you to take advantage of Twitter entirely from your command line.

26-05-2012
TTYtter: Use Twitter From The Command Line [Linux & Mac]
Do It (Tomorrow) Is An Extremely Simple Online To-Do List

Internet

Do It (Tomorrow) Is An Extremely Simple Online To-Do List

If you love the idea of an online list of things you need to do, but never manage to actually use one for longer than the time it takes for you to add all of your tasks, Do It (Tomorrow) might work for you. With only two panels–one for today, one for tomorrow–it doesn’t get much simpler than this.

24-05-2012
Do It (Tomorrow) Is An Extremely Simple Online To-Do List
Use Sopcast To Get Real-Time Streaming With TV Maxe [Linux]

Linux

Use Sopcast To Get Real-Time Streaming With TV Maxe [Linux]

Play Sopcast streams on your Linux computer, easily. With a built-in playlist including several big TV networks and support for Sopcast and other video streaming services, TV Maxe provides Linux with a better sopcasting experience than the official Windows client. Sopcast, in case you didn’t know, is a peer-to-peer (p2p) system for live streaming. This means that Sopcast is made to help anyone broadcast in real time.

23-05-2012
Use Sopcast To Get Real-Time Streaming With TV Maxe [Linux]
Polly: A Fast, Customizable Native Twitter Client [Linux]

Linux

Polly: A Fast, Customizable Native Twitter Client [Linux]

Try a fast and feature-filled Twitter client for Linux. Polly is a native Linux app for Twitter that features multiple customizable columns, support for multiple accounts and desktop notifications. Sure, I’ve shown you Twitter clients for Linux before. Some are great, but not all of them survived the Oauthpocolypse. And don’t get me started about Gwibber, the social client built into Ubuntu.

19-05-2012
Polly: A Fast, Customizable Native Twitter Client [Linux]
Macsome Audio Editor: Quickly Edit MP3 & AAC Files On Your Mac

Mac

Macsome Audio Editor: Quickly Edit MP3 & AAC Files On Your Mac

Quickly edit any MP3 or AAC file on your Mac. If you need to make a quick edit to a file–like creating a ringtone or cropping a hidden track from a song–Macsome Audio Editor is a great free tool. It’s certainly not the most advanced audio editor on the planet, but it’s perfect for quick jobs.

17-05-2012
Macsome Audio Editor: Quickly Edit MP3 & AAC Files On Your Mac
Geary: A Quick And Simple Linux Email Client With Threaded Conversations

Linux

Geary: A Quick And Simple Linux Email Client With Threaded Conversations

When it comes to Linux email clients, Thunderbird and Evolution come to mind quickly. Both of these programs are great if you need advanced features. Both clients can feel heavy at times, however. Exploring their settings can be confusing, and they tend to run slowly on older hardware. If you’d rather use something lighter, Geary might be what you’re looking for.

16-05-2012
Geary: A Quick And Simple Linux Email Client With Threaded Conversations
How FBI DNS Changer Shutdown Might Break Your Internet and What To Do About It

Internet

How FBI DNS Changer Shutdown Might Break Your Internet and What To Do About It

FBI actions mean 350,000 computers – all infected with the “DNSchanger” malware – will be cut off from the Internet on July 9, 2012. Does this sound like science fiction at best or a scam at worst? Well, it’s neither. Keep reading to hear the crazy story behind the FBI and the DNSChanger trojan, and what you can do to make sure your Internet will keep working.

12-05-2012
How FBI DNS Changer Shutdown Might Break Your Internet and What To Do About It
Evernote Clearly Removes Clutter From Webpages For Reading, Clipping Or Printing

Internet

Evernote Clearly Removes Clutter From Webpages For Reading, Clipping Or Printing

Remove everything from any webpage – the header, the sidebar, the advertisements – except for what you want to read. Then, if you like, send the article directly to Evernote or print it, clutter free. With Evernote Clearly, an extension for Firefox and Google Chrome, this only takes a couple of clicks. Clearly is created and supported by the Evernote team, so you know it’s not just some cheap hack.

09-05-2012
Evernote Clearly Removes Clutter From Webpages For Reading, Clipping Or Printing
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