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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Why I Decided To Make Google My Home Page and Never Looked Back

24th February, 2010

Home pages have perhaps never been less relevant than now, the age of tabbed browsing and browsers capable of restoring previous sessions. Since I decided to make Google my home page in 2003, I’ve never really thought of switching. There are some good reasons for my decision to make Google my home page. Google’s home […]


Jolicloud: The Operating System Download for Netbook You’ve Been Looking For

18th February, 2010

I’ve finally found my ideal netbook operating system. It’s called Jolicloud. Let me explain. A netbook is not a laptop. It is smaller, less powerful and considerably cheaper. This isn’t to say a netbook is inferior to a laptop; on the contrary, I use my Eee PC more often than any other computer. I mean only […]


5 Awesome Greasemonkey Scripts That Work In Chrome

17th February, 2010

One of the main things that held back Chrome, Google’s offering in the browser wars, was its lack of plugins. Compared to Firefox, famous for its thousands of extensions, Chrome was static and unchangeable – even though it was by far the fastest browser on the market. That changed recently when Google unrolled extensions for […]


ViGlance & 3 Other Tweaks To Make XP Or Vista Look Like Windows 7

11th February, 2010

Like what you’ve seen of Windows 7, but can’t afford the upgrade anytime soon? It’s been said that most of the features of Vista and Windows 7 can be replicated on XP using only freely available software. While that statement is certainly debatable, one thing is for sure: you can easily replicate some of the […]


Connect To Your Home PCs From Anywhere With DynDNS

10th February, 2010

Have you ever found yourself at a friend’s house, wishing you could access the music on your computer? Or maybe you wish it was easier to connect to your VNC share from web cafes or your office? Maybe you’ve even tried writing down your IP address before leaving home specifically so you could connect? The […]


Deluge – An Awesome But Unappreciated Cross-Platform BitTorrent Client

4th February, 2010

By now, most MakeUseOf readers should know all about BitTorrent, the most popular peer-to-peer technology on the web. We’ve talked about the protocol more than once, and even released the Big Book of BitTorrent“”a great place to start if you find BitTorrent too confusing for your use. There are thousands of BitTorrent clients on the […]


How To Use The Playstation EyeToy On Windows, Ubuntu And Mac

3rd February, 2010

If there’s a Playstation 2 somewhere in your closet gathering dust, chances are you have an EyeToy in there somewhere too. And if you have an EyeToy, you have a USB webcam. That’s right: the EyeToy can be used as a regular webcam on Windows XP, Linux and Mac computers. If you’ve been meaning to […]


The Top 5 Free WORST Microsoft Products & Why They Suck

24th January, 2010

We all love Microsoft. Okay, that’s not entirely true. But the company did somehow become the most powerful software outfit on the planet, so they can’t be total morons, right? The software you’re about to see – the worst Microsoft products – suggests otherwise. I’m going to warn you: this article is not for the […]


6 Really Good Sites with FREE Video Lectures from Top US Colleges

22nd January, 2010

There’s lots of ways to watch TV online, or to watch news online. But if you want your video viewing to be an educational experience, consider watching entire university courses online. Watching free video lectures is easier to do than you might think. All around the world top-tier universities are offering videos of entire college […]


1Cast – Watch Latest News From World News Channels [US Only]

20th January, 2010

I live in the United States and I have to say cable news here is painful to watch. Most of the stories are irrelevant Hollywood fluff, and the rest is almost entirely talking-head gibberish. In the past, we’ve offered a variety of alternative ways to keep in touch with the news online, the most recent […]


Boxee Beta – The Best Media Center App for Your TV

15th January, 2010

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there’s no need for cable television in this day and age. The Internet is simply full of sites where you can watch TV on the Internet with your television for free; hook your television up to a computer and you can enjoy it all without paying […]


Four Funny Ways To Prank Your Parents With The Family Computer

14th January, 2010

Maybe it was the alarm clock hidden under your mattress, set to go off at 3 AM. Or the invisible plastic wrap on your toilet bowl. Or the crumpled newspapers that so completely filled your closet you couldn’t find a thing. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided your pranking parents need to be taken down a […]


FoxIt Reader – A Great Alternative PDF Reader for Linux

10th January, 2010

Windows users are familar with FoxIt Reader; we mentioned it when we talked about light alternatives to Adobe Reader. It’s a lightweight, closed-source but free alternative to Adobe PDF Reader which ““ unlike Adobe Reader ““ loads up instantly. It’s pretty snappy when compared to Adobe’s infamously bloated reader. Linux users probably aren’t family with Foxit, however, because […]


How To Easily Share Your Wireless Connection in Ubuntu 9.10

18th December, 2009

Ubuntu users are adept at fishing for tutorials and how-tos. Between the official Ubuntu help page , the Ubuntu Forums and our very own MakeUseOf Ubuntu Bible, almost any problem can be solved. Almost. Recently I tried setting up the laptop computer in my office to share its wireless Internet connection via Ethernet. That might be a little confusing, […]


Did You Know: 5 Illegal Website Ideas For The United States

16th December, 2009

Nothing’s more American than speaking your mind, which is probably why freedom of speech has been enshrined throughout the nation’s history. This right to free speech is something almost all Americas agree on, regardless of political affiliation. The Internet is freedom of speech’s ultimate incarnation ““ a place where anyone can start their own website […]