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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3 Signs Your Political Viewpoints Are Completely Accurate [Opinion]

24th December, 2013

It’s the holidays, and that means meeting with friends and family – and politics might come up. Are you wondering if your political viewpoints are correct?


Speed Up Firefox: Use QuickJava To Block Flash, Silverlight And More

23rd December, 2013

Is your browsing too slow? Block the stuff that’s bogging you down. QuickJava is a simple Firefox extension that gives you the ability to temporarily turn off browser plugins and make Firefox faster.


OK, Google: We Get It. Just Go Ahead And Add Google+ To Everything. [Opinion]

20th December, 2013

Don’t worry Google, I think you can get everyone onto your network in just a few months if you really push. Here are my suggestions.


Give Your Mac’s Folders Some Personality: Change Their Icons

19th December, 2013

Tired of all your folders looking the same in Mac OS X? Boost productivity and beautify your desktop, add custom folder icons for your most visited directories.


Twitter Adds Embedded Images & Profiles To Official Mac App

19th December, 2013

Twitter’s Mac app brings a number of updates. Users can now preview images in the timeline, check out a user’s profile and quickly see more details about any tweet – all without leaving the app.


Stop iTunes From Taking Your Media Keys Hostage: Use Vox Instead

12th December, 2013

Stop iTunes from launching, and use your media keys with a program you don’t hate. Here’s how.


6 Things You Can Prepare For Internet Downtime

10th December, 2013

The Internet’s down, everybody panic! If you’ve ever said that, out loud, maybe it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare for outages.


FREE EBOOK: Research Your Family Tree Online

4th December, 2013

Could you be trying to understand your family, and the values that you and your siblings have?


Microsoft, You’re Embarrassing Yourself. Please Stop. [Opinion]

3rd December, 2013

Microsoft: we need to talk. Yes, it’s about those Scroogle ads. No, I don’t think they’re funny, and no: I don’t think Google is worried about them.


Use Your Computer, Don’t Let It Use You: Five “U”s For Reduced Stress Online

29th November, 2013

Surplus information is what makes the Internet suck – it creates the feeling that you’re missing something if you don’t check. Get that happy Internet feeling back: cut the crap. Start now.


Lightpaper Is A Free Tabbed Markdown Editor For Mac

27th November, 2013

Still using Microsoft Word to write for the web? You’re doing it wrong.


FREE EBOOK: The unofficial, beginner’s guide to tumblr

27th November, 2013

No password or login required. Read online, download PDF, EPUB or Amazon version.


Watch Entire YouTube Playlists In VLC, Here’s How

26th November, 2013

Do you love YouTube playlists, but wish you could watch them outside your browser? You can use VLC for the job, thanks to a simple extension. Here’s how.


Hangouts Extension For Chrome Brings Conversations To Your Desktop

22nd November, 2013

Use Hangouts outside the browser. An overlooked Chrome extension from Google lets you chat without opening Gmail or Google+.


How To Get A Technology Blog To Ignore Your Press Release

21st November, 2013

There seems to be some terrible advice out there about how to reach me. Let me explain. Every day I get dozens of emails from would-be entrepreneurs hoping for a mention on our site. I love responding to people who seem human, but many people go out of their way to portray themselves as spam […]