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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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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 12-06-2012
DOWNLOAD An Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop, Part 4: Advanced Features & Fun Photo Effects
Search News, Torrents, Spotify & More On Ubuntu’s Dashboard [Linux]

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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 09-06-2012
Search News, Torrents, Spotify & More On Ubuntu’s Dashboard [Linux]
Nitro: An Advanced To-Do List [Linux & Web]

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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 07-06-2012
Nitro: An Advanced To-Do List [Linux & Web]
How To Ask Questions Online & Actually Get Answers [Opinion]

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How To Ask Questions Online & Actually Get Answers [Opinion]

Do you want quality responses to your questions online? Ask quality questions. What are quality questions? They’re friendly, relevant, to-the-point and provide enough information that the question can actually be answered. If you want quality answers to your queries, however, there’s one principle you need to know.

Justin Pot June 6, 2012 06-06-2012
How To Ask Questions Online & Actually Get Answers [Opinion]
Technophilia 22: Talking Ducks In Japan

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Technophilia 22: Talking Ducks In Japan

This week: Facebook’s terrible IPO, the dangers of using Android and why Kaspersky is angry with Apple. All this and so much more in episode 22 of Technophilia: Talking Ducks in Japan. MakeUseOf writers live all over the world. Every week, three of these writers virtually get together to talk about the latest technology news and what they’ve been up to.

Justin Pot May 31, 2012 31-05-2012
Technophilia 22: Talking Ducks In Japan
Skype Wrapper: Better Integrate Skype With The Ubuntu Desktop

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Skype Wrapper: Better Integrate Skype With The Ubuntu Desktop

Skype-Wrapper is a third party program that forces Skype’s aging Linux client into the current decade of Ubuntu’s desktop. With modern notifications, integration with the notification applet, and various tweaks that make Skype easier to use in Unity, Skype-Wrapper is a collection of tweaks the Skype team should have added years ago.

Justin Pot May 31, 2012 31-05-2012
Skype Wrapper: Better Integrate Skype With The Ubuntu Desktop
DOWNLOAD Buying Laptop Computers: Your 2012 Guide To Finding Laptop Deals

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DOWNLOAD Buying Laptop Computers: Your 2012 Guide To Finding Laptop Deals

Are you thinking of buying a new laptop? Make sure you know what you’re doing by reading “Buying Laptop Computers: Your 2012 Guide to Finding Laptop Deals”, written by Matt Smith of SmidgenPC. This manual explains everything you need to know to find the laptop of your dreams. We hope that you’ll feel more informed by the time you’re done.

Justin Pot May 30, 2012 30-05-2012
DOWNLOAD Buying Laptop Computers: Your 2012 Guide To Finding Laptop Deals
TTYtter: Use Twitter From The Command Line [Linux & Mac]

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TTYtter: Use Twitter From The Command Line [Linux & Mac]

Check out your Twitter timeline, or leave a tweet yourself, from the comfort of the command line. Whether you’re a long-time console junkie or an aspiring one with a love for social media, TTYtter is a worthwhile diversion and possibly a Twitter client you’ll love to use. No one will ever accuse us of under-covering Twitter. What we haven’t done, so far as I can tell, is teach you to take advantage of Twitter entirely from your command line.

Justin Pot May 26, 2012 26-05-2012
TTYtter: Use Twitter From The Command Line [Linux & Mac]
Do It (Tomorrow) Is An Extremely Simple Online To-Do List

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Do It (Tomorrow) Is An Extremely Simple Online To-Do List

If you love the idea of an online list of things you need to do, but never manage to actually use one for longer than the time it takes for you to add all of your tasks, Do It (Tomorrow) might work for you. With only two panels–one for today, one for tomorrow–it doesn’t get much simpler than this.

Justin Pot May 24, 2012 24-05-2012
Do It (Tomorrow) Is An Extremely Simple Online To-Do List
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