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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Feel free to contact at justinpot@makeuseof.com

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Apple Tax: Why Do Macs Hold Their Resale Value?

28th January, 2015

You’ve probably heard it before: Macs may cost more, but they hold their value. Is this true, and if so why?


10 Things You Need to Know About Yik Yak

26th January, 2015

Yik Yak is an app that lets anyone post anonymous messages visible only to others nearby. But what does Yik Yak actually do?


TV Channels Are Dead: Why Sling Isn’t The Future Of Sports TV

12th January, 2015

Kids don’t watch channels; they watch shows. Worse, TV channels have been an obstacle for comprehensive coverage of live sports events. Sling doesn’t solve that.


Emulate Classic DOS Games Right In Your Browser For Free

8th January, 2015

Play retro DOS games in a couple of clicks, thanks to The Internet Archive.


Gamify Your Life Better With These HabitRPG Tips

31st December, 2014

This web app makes improving yourself actually addictive. Whether you’re just starting out your quest or are a long-time adventurer, learn to use it better with these insider tips.


Can’t Put Off Email Every Morning? Try This Ritual Instead

29th December, 2014

Starting your day the email way is regularly put down – even though most of us do it. Is checking email after waking up really so bad?


How Generosity Can Benefit You In 2015

23rd December, 2014

If you really want to improve yourself, consider making a habit of giving away your time and money regularly. It’s not intuitive, but it will probably pay off.


Install Mac Software From Terminal With Homebrew

23rd December, 2014

Install (almost) any free Mac app by typing four words and hitting “Enter”.


The Best Firefox Addons

21st December, 2014

Firefox is famous for its addons. But which addons are the most useful? Here are the addons we think are best, what they do, and where you can find them.


How A Little Tech Knowlege Can Save You Thousands Every Year

18th December, 2014

A good chunk of your income goes to scheduled monthly expenses – and you’re just barely keeping up. With a little tech savvy, you can get those expenses down and save thousands every year.


The Quickest Way To Install Windows Software: From The Command Prompt

16th December, 2014

One simple command from you and software will be downloaded and installed automatically. Magic? No. Chocolatey – the apt-get equivalent for Windows.


Desk Lets Bloggers Focus On What Matters: Writing

15th December, 2014

Any tool designed to make blogging easier needs to really focus on the writing experience. You only need glance at Desk for Mac see that the developer understands this.


Customize Almost Anything On Your Mac With EasySIMBL

12th December, 2014

From hiding the menubar when certain applications are open to embedding Instagram images within the official Twitter app, you can do things with EasySIMBL you probably didn’t know were possible.


Deliveries Tracks Incoming Packages, Adds Dates To Your Calendar

11th December, 2014

It’s that time of the year: all the gifts you bought for family and friends are being delivered, and you need to make sure they all make it to you before the holidays.


Keyboard Shortcuts You Aren’t Using In Your Favourite Web Apps

10th December, 2014

Keyboard shortcuts aren’t just for desktop apps: your favourite web apps use them too. From Gmail to Trello, from Facebook to Twitter, learning keyboard shortcuts is the easiest way to do everything faster.