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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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Crash Course: Entertaining YouTube Courses On History & Biology

Internet

Crash Course: Entertaining YouTube Courses On History & Biology

Stop watching the same old crap on YouTube. Check out this great set of history and biology lessons instead. They’re hilarious, engaging, entertaining and enlightening, all at once. I promise you, they’re not boring and not a waste of your time. YouTube can be a cultural wasteland at times. A cornucopia of cats, cleavage, crazies and other crap.

07-04-2012
Crash Course: Entertaining YouTube Courses On History & Biology
How To Trick Websites By Changing Your User Agent [Chrome]

Browsers

How To Trick Websites By Changing Your User Agent [Chrome]

Fool websites into thinking you’re using a different web browser or device. Whether you want to trick that ancient IE-only website into letting you in or explore what the web looks like for iPhone users, User Agent Switcher for Chrome is a great way to fool sites you visit by changing your user agent. The Internet used to be just that – the Internet. There was more or less one version, and everyone saw it. That’s no longer true.

05-04-2012
How To Trick Websites By Changing Your User Agent [Chrome]
Review All Of Your Notifications On Your Ubuntu Desktop [Linux]

Linux

Review All Of Your Notifications On Your Ubuntu Desktop [Linux]

Do you think you’re missing too many notifications on your Ubuntu computer? Then keep a running list of them all in your system tray, ensuring you’ll never miss a single one. An easy-to-install applet gives you a list you can look over and clear whenever you want, similar to the tray on Android devices and the notification center on Macs running the upcoming Mountain Lion version of OS X.

04-04-2012
Review All Of Your Notifications On Your Ubuntu Desktop [Linux]
DOWNLOAD Get Into Google+: A Guide For Everyone

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DOWNLOAD Get Into Google+: A Guide For Everyone

Are you curious about Google+, but you don’t know where or why to start? Check out “Get Into Google+: A Guide For Everyone”, the latest free guide from MakeUseOf. This guide, by author Maggie Marystone, teaches you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Google’s fledgling social network. It outlines what Google+ is, what it does and why you should learn to get the most of it.

02-04-2012
DOWNLOAD Get Into Google+: A Guide For Everyone
Why Some BitTorrent Users Are Spoiled Children [Opinion]

Internet

Why Some BitTorrent Users Are Spoiled Children [Opinion]

Imagine this – you get all of your entertainment free of charge, courtesy of people who record it for you in their spare time and put it on the Internet. Then these people, who you’re not paying, change the format they are offering this free entertainment in. Would you, realizing that you’re getting free entertainment because of volunteers, just accept it? Or would you complain about it in the comments section of torrent sites?

31-03-2012
Why Some BitTorrent Users Are Spoiled Children [Opinion]
Trelby: A Free Screenplay Writing Software For Windows & Linux

Linux Windows

Trelby: A Free Screenplay Writing Software For Windows & Linux

Want to learn the art of writing a screenplay? Check out Trelby, open source screenwriting software you can try right now if you’re a Linux or Windows user. Trelby is completely open source, meaning you can download it and start writing right now, free of charge.

29-03-2012
Trelby: A Free Screenplay Writing Software For Windows & Linux
Deepin Screenshot Tool: A Mac OSX-Like Tool To Select Your Exact Screenshot [Linux]

Linux

Deepin Screenshot Tool: A Mac OSX-Like Tool To Select Your Exact Screenshot [Linux]

Take Mac-style screenshots on your Linux computer. Pick the part of the screen you want a screenshot of and voila! You’ve got your exact selection, meaning you don’t need to edit an oversized picture. It’s called Deepin Screenshot tool, and it’s a shame Ubuntu and other Linux distributions don’t have it by default.

28-03-2012
Deepin Screenshot Tool: A Mac OSX-Like Tool To Select Your Exact Screenshot [Linux]
mc2xml: Easily Download & Convert TV Listings To XMLTV For Your Media Center

Linux Mac

mc2xml: Easily Download & Convert TV Listings To XMLTV For Your Media Center

Download TV listings in your area to a XMLTV file you can use with your media center. It’s easy, fast and – unlike other solutions – free with mc2xml. Plus, unlike other solutions, it works in the US and Canada. This script pulls down and converts movie information from Microsoft’s servers so you can use it with whatever software you like. Even better, it’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

24-03-2012
mc2xml: Easily Download & Convert TV Listings To XMLTV For Your Media Center
Four Reasons QR Codes Are Unquestionably Awesome!

Internet

Four Reasons QR Codes Are Unquestionably Awesome!

There’s only one universal truth in the world of technology today: people can’t get enough of scanning QR codes. Whether they’re driving to work, reading a magazine or just taking a walk, people love the opportunity to use their phone’s camera to load websites. Why the insane popularity? I’m glad you asked: find just a few reasons here.

22-03-2012
Four Reasons QR Codes Are Unquestionably Awesome!
Program The Binaural Beats Of Your Brain With Gnaural

Internet

Program The Binaural Beats Of Your Brain With Gnaural

Every music fan knows a good tune can change your mood, but is it possible for sounds to actually alter your brainwaves? Believers in binaural beats think so. They claim these sounds, when listened to through headphones, can help relieve fatigue, help with relaxation or even induce meditation. Does it actually do these things?

21-03-2012
Program The Binaural Beats Of Your Brain With Gnaural
DOWNLOAD Understanding Windows Phone 7: Your Complete Guide

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DOWNLOAD Understanding Windows Phone 7: Your Complete Guide

Microsoft isn’t messing around when it comes to phones anymore. Windows Phone 7 doesn’t just catch up with Android and the iPhone – in many ways it surpassed those platforms. Whether you think that statement is absurd or you are the happy owner of a Windows Phone, you should really read “Understanding Windows Phone 7: Your Complete Guide” from MakeUseOf staff writer Christian Cawley.

20-03-2012
DOWNLOAD Understanding Windows Phone 7: Your Complete Guide
4 Reasons I’m Glad I Own A Netbook And Not A Tablet [Opinion]

Web Culture

4 Reasons I’m Glad I Own A Netbook And Not A Tablet [Opinion]

A key argument is that tablets are killing the “netbook” market. I can see that: if you want a small device with great battery life for browsing the web it’s hard to beat a tablet. I, however, am thrilled to own a netbook instead of a tablet. Am I crazy? Probably, but that’s unrelated. Here’s why I’ve no regrets with my netbook purchase.

17-03-2012
4 Reasons I’m Glad I Own A Netbook And Not A Tablet [Opinion]
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