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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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6 Live Professional News Streams You Can Watch Online For Free

Internet

6 Live Professional News Streams You Can Watch Online For Free

Watch what’s happening in the world right now, without paying for a cable subscription. Several TV stations from around the world stream their English channels directly to the web, giving you access to what’s happening right now from your browser. A growing number of broadcasters, seeking new audiences, are putting their shows onto the Internet for everyone to watch.

29-06-2011
6 Live Professional News Streams You Can Watch Online For Free
Google Music Puts All Your Tunes Online [Currently US Only]

Internet

Google Music Puts All Your Tunes Online [Currently US Only]

Upload your music to Google’s servers and stream it from anywhere. It’s called Google Music Beta, and it just might change the way you listen to music. Uploading your music to Google is a bit of pain, but Google Music is useful as soon as your songs are there. Even the uploading process is relatively painless thanks to a well thought out uploading tool. But the real highlight here is the web-based interface.

25-06-2011
Google Music Puts All Your Tunes Online [Currently US Only]
3 Resources For Deleting Your Unwanted Online Accounts

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3 Resources For Deleting Your Unwanted Online Accounts

Delete unused user accounts for web apps you’ve abandoned. Don’t leave personal information in the hands of services you’re not using. Find out how to get rid of such accounts, then do it. However, deleting an online account is sometimes easier said than done. There are sites that can help though, which summarize in simple terms how to delete your various online accounts.

23-06-2011
3 Resources For Deleting Your Unwanted Online Accounts
Encrypt & Protect Your Computer Files With CryptKeeper [Linux]

Linux

Encrypt & Protect Your Computer Files With CryptKeeper [Linux]

Easily add encrypted folders to your Linux computer. Locking down your files doesn’t get any easier than CryptKeeper, a shockingly simple piece of encryption software that locks down individual folders. Just tell CryptKeeper where you’d like your new encrypted folder to be and what password you’d like to protect it with. It does one thing and does it very well.

22-06-2011
Encrypt & Protect Your Computer Files With CryptKeeper [Linux]
3 Places Online To Find Long, Fulfilling Articles To Read

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3 Places Online To Find Long, Fulfilling Articles To Read

Do you feel like your online life is lacking substance? Find longer, substantial things to read from around the web. You just need to know where to look. The age of Twitter, cable news and paragraph-long blog posts can leave you feeling intellectually unsatisfied. Sometimes you need to immerse yourself completely into a particular story; longer articles allow you to do this.

16-06-2011
3 Places Online To Find Long, Fulfilling Articles To Read
Five Streaming Alternatives To Google Music, Amazon Cloud Drive & Apple’s iCloud

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Five Streaming Alternatives To Google Music, Amazon Cloud Drive & Apple’s iCloud

Steam your music from the cloud right now, without waiting for invitations or paying for the privilege. The headlines may currently be dominated by Google Music, Apple iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive, but cloud-based music is not a new thing and by no means limited to those three companies. The alternatives are definitely worth checking out.

15-06-2011
Five Streaming Alternatives To Google Music, Amazon Cloud Drive & Apple’s iCloud
Cloud Save: Save Files Directly to the Cloud [Chrome]

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Cloud Save: Save Files Directly to the Cloud [Chrome]

Cloud Save sends would-be downloads directly to web-based services, including Dropbox, Google Docs, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and more. Simply right-click a file, then decide where you’d like to send your file. It’s a feature so mind-bogglingly useful you’ll wonder why it’s not built into Chrome to begin with, particularly as Google prepares to sell laptops sporting Chrome OS.

11-06-2011
Cloud Save: Save Files Directly to the Cloud [Chrome]
Re-Add Functionality To Ubuntu’s Tray With Indicator Applets

Linux

Re-Add Functionality To Ubuntu’s Tray With Indicator Applets

Add new functionality to your Ubuntu panel. Whether you want to see the weather at a glance, disable your touchpad or manage your clipboard, indicator applets are what you’re looking for. As of Ubuntu 11.04, they have replaced the old system tray completely, so it’s worth knowing how to find more. Among the many changes in Ubuntu’s new Unity interface is the replacement of the system tray with indicator applets.

04-06-2011
Re-Add Functionality To Ubuntu’s Tray With Indicator Applets
How To Find Files Online Without Having To Use P2P Software

Internet

How To Find Files Online Without Having To Use P2P Software

Find music, movies and more without the use of peer to peer (p2p) software. You just need to know where to look. For most people, Bittorrent is the definitive way to find less-than-legal files on the web. On the modern web, however, it’s not necessary to use a p2p network to find the files you want; you can find them straight from your browser. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look.

02-06-2011
How To Find Files Online Without Having To Use P2P Software
Easily Configure Ubuntu’s Unity Interface With Confity [Linux]

Linux

Easily Configure Ubuntu’s Unity Interface With Confity [Linux]

Customize Ubuntu’s new Unity desktop, all from an easy-to-use interface. Confity allows you to re-enable the Ubuntu system tray, resize or hide Ubuntu’s dock and remove the Fisher-Price color scheme. Unity is brand new, and reaction to it has been mixed. Love it or hate it, however, most people agree that it could be a lot easier to customize. Confity makes it possible for the average user to quickly change settings.

01-06-2011
Easily Configure Ubuntu’s Unity Interface With Confity [Linux]
Try Out Some Awesome Unity Lenses [Ubuntu]

Linux

Try Out Some Awesome Unity Lenses [Ubuntu]

Quickly browse the latest news from Reddit, that particular book you’re looking for or answers to your Ubuntu problems. Ubuntu’s new Unity interface features Lenses, which can put a variety of different searches just a quick click or a keyboard shortcut away. The “Lens” concept is new to Ubuntu’s Unity interface. By default Ubuntu includes two lenses, found in the launcher: one for applications and another for programs.

28-05-2011
Try Out Some Awesome Unity Lenses [Ubuntu]
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