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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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The Moblin Netbook OS – Giving Chrome OS A Run For Its Money

10th December, 2009

Google’s new netbook-oriented operating system, Chrome OS, got more than its fair share of press when its source code was released (including a download from our very own Jorge Sierra.) But Google’s not the only major tech company developing a speedy, open-source operating system for netbooks – Intel’s been working on Moblin netbook OS since […]

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Two Minimalist Linux Text Editors That Make Writing Easy

9th December, 2009

It took decades of writing, but I’ve come to a realisation: word processors do way more than what I need. Programs like Microsoft Office and Open Office are intended for laying out content visually to be printed on sheets of paper. You can use them to format text in your desired font, to add tables […]

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4 Unique and Cool Ways To Use Dropbox

23rd November, 2009

I personally love the Dropbox file sharing program, and it’s not hard to explain why “” instant synchronization across all three major platforms is inherently awesome. Drop a file into your Dropbox on one computer and it shows up almost instantly on all your other computers, be it at home or work. MakeUseOf writers have […]