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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 25: Interview With Movies.io

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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
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
$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
Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]
DOWNLOAD Monetization Manual: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Making Money Blogging

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DOWNLOAD Monetization Manual: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Making Money Blogging

Do you run a blog or website, but have no idea how to make it profitable? Check out the latest book from MakeUseOf: “Monetization Manual: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Making Money Blogging”. From MakeUseOf staff writer and Technophilia Podcast host James Bruce, this manual avoids get-rich-quick Internet schemes in favor of practical advice for the blog and website owner.

Justin Pot June 20, 2012
DOWNLOAD Monetization Manual: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Making Money Blogging
Webmailer: Set Any Webmail Service As Your System-Wide Default [Mac]

Mac

Webmailer: Set Any Webmail Service As Your System-Wide Default [Mac]

It’s pretty much the worst thing that can happen to a human being. You innocently click a link only to find Mac Mail opening and asking you to set up your default email account. Such is the occasional, profound misery of the Mac user who prefers a web client to Cupertino’s default email software. I may be exaggerating the extent of the problem, but it’s still pretty freaking annoying.

Justin Pot June 14, 2012
Webmailer: Set Any Webmail Service As Your System-Wide Default [Mac]
Technophilia 23: Oatmeal All Over My Funny Junk

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Technophilia 23: Oatmeal All Over My Funny Junk

The Oatmeal raises $100,000 in a day, BitCoin’s prices stabilize, and Bill Gates’ legacy will outshine that of Steve Jobs. All this and so much more in episode 24 of Technophilia: Oatmeal All Over My Funny Junk.

Every week, three of these writers virtually get together to talk about the latest technology news and what they’ve been up to. It’s called Technophilia.

Justin Pot June 14, 2012
Technophilia 23: Oatmeal All Over My Funny Junk
DOWNLOAD An Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop, Part 4: Advanced Features & Fun Photo Effects

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DOWNLOAD An Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop, Part 4: Advanced Features & Fun Photo Effects

Do you love learning Photoshop? If so, you’ll be happy to know our popular series of Photoshop tutorials continues today. “An Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop, Part 4: Advanced Features and Fun Photo Effects”, from author By Azamat “Bohed” E. of TrueKolor.net. To master Photoshop, you need to practice. The more tutorials and guides you go through, the more methods and tools you will have at your disposal.

Justin Pot June 12, 2012
DOWNLOAD An Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop, Part 4: Advanced Features & Fun Photo Effects
Search News, Torrents, Spotify & More On Ubuntu’s Dashboard [Linux]

Linux

Search News, Torrents, Spotify & More On Ubuntu’s Dashboard [Linux]

Add a variety of powers to Ubuntu’s dashboard, allowing you to quickly find news, stock information, the weather in any town, or even torrents. It’s just a matter of finding and installing the right lenses, and the “Scopes” PPA contains several. Not everyone loves it, but Ubuntu’s dashboard is great for searching. Bring up the menu, start typing and quickly find the program or document you want.

Justin Pot June 9, 2012
Search News, Torrents, Spotify & More On Ubuntu’s Dashboard [Linux]
Nitro: An Advanced To-Do List [Linux & Web]

Internet Linux

Nitro: An Advanced To-Do List [Linux & Web]

Put together a to-do list, then do your work. If that’s what you want to do, but you’ve not yet managed to find software that works, give Nitro a shot. This Linux software, which also works in the cloud, is fast and easy to use. Even better, it lets you sort your tasks, meaning you’re only looking at what you need to do right now.

Justin Pot June 7, 2012
Nitro: An Advanced To-Do List [Linux & Web]
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