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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FeelHome – Remotely Access All Your Files From Anywhere

18th March, 2010

If you want to have all your data with you at all times, you could carry an external hard drive. You could also take your laptop everywhere. You could even set up an FTP server complete with port forwarding and a static IP address. Or you could just install and run a single program and […]


Ubuntu Remote Desktop: Built-In, VNC Compatible & Dead Easy

17th March, 2010

Sometimes it’s nice to connect to your computer remotely. Hardcore Ubuntu users typically see SSH as their remote connection tool of choice, but if you prefer graphics to the command line don’t worry: Ubuntu provides an option for you as well. Using Ubuntu Remote Desktop you can have total control over your desktop from any […]


VirtualBox’s Seamless Mode: Combine Two Operating Systems Into One Desktop

11th March, 2010

Installing two operating systems at the same time isn’t just possible; it can also be downright slick. Whether you’re a Mac user looking to occasionally use a given Windows application or someone looking for a risk-free way to try out different Linux versions, VirtualBox is the go-to freeware platform for virtualization. This program allows you […]


How To Turn Boxee Into The Ultimate ROM and Game Launcher

10th March, 2010

Boxee users who also love to play their favorite retro games using emulators have wanted this for a long time: a way to launch ROMs using Boxee’s slick, remote-based interface. With some regularity Boxee’s enthusiastic users will ask about the possibility of a game launcher for their favorite games , including ROMs and native applications. […]


12 Awesome Homepages Readers Shared With Us

4th March, 2010

You guys are awesome. In my article last week about why Google is my homepage, I requested you all share with me your homepage of choice. Little did I know how many of you would share: the article received tons of comments, during which 12 really good homepage ideas were shared. I couldn’t risk these […]


Times Reader – The Perfect NYT News Desktop Reader

25th February, 2010

How newspapers will make money in the 21st century is a legitimate question. As such, the publishing world was quite excited with the prospects for new technology saving an old industry after Apple’s iPad announcment earlier this year, which included the unveiling of a New York Times app with a subscription model. The app, which […]


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 […]