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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Switching From Windows To Mac? Ensure You Can Still Access Your Data!

14th May, 2014

Whether you’re trying to avoid Windows 8 or just considering something new, you might be thinking about switching to a Mac. One thing bothers you, though: can you keep your data?


XBMC Users: Turn Your Browser Into A Remote Control With Chorus

13th May, 2014

Chorus is a new XBMC web UI and it just might be the best. Explore and queue up your XBMC music, TV and movie collection from your browser – in style.


Pimp Your Mac’s Menu Bar With The Best Tweaks & Apps

6th May, 2014

Those icons at the top-left of your computer? You’re not using them enough, and that’s too bad. This area of your Mac can be a great way to quickly find information or even get work done.


7 Ebook Readers For Your Mac Compared

30th April, 2014

Read books on your Mac. Sure, tablets and e-ink devices are better ways to read than your computer – but sometimes you need to open a book on your Mac.


Scapple Lets You Organize Your Thoughts However You Like

28th April, 2014

Scapple is a note-taking and mind mapping software that lets you write down ideas, move them around and connect one concept to another – and it couldn’t be easier to use.


7 Places Where You Can Download Premium PC Games Free & Legally

24th April, 2014

Want great games, but don’t want to pay? If you’re looking for the latest, you’re out of luck. But if you go a little older, you might find something perfect for you.


FREE EBOOK An Unofficial Guide To Goodreads For Readers And Writers

23rd April, 2014

Are you a self-published author who is looking to promote a book? This guide looks at how you can use Goodreads for book promotion and for getting information to your fans.


3 Dangers Of Logging On To Public Wi-Fi

22nd April, 2014

You’ve heard that you shouldn’t open PayPal, your bank account and possibly even your email while using public WiFi. But what are the actual risks? Well, your home WiFi is (hopefully) encrypted; the WiFi at the coffee shop isn’t. This means you’re at risk of people monitoring your online activity, or worse – unless you […]


5 Top Tips for Managing Your Media Center Library

17th April, 2014

TV show and movie art, shaped like Tetris pieces, falling into place. If your media center is a mess, here’s how to clean it up.


Quick Look Plugins Make File Browsing On OS X Even Better

14th April, 2014

Bolster your Mac’s Quick Look function with better file support. If there’s a format you wish you could preview, there’s probably a plugin for the job.


How To Set Up Fusion Installer On XBMC

13th April, 2014

Install XBMC addons the easy way: use Fusion. This service gives you a quick way to browse, and install, third-party XBMC repos from within the program itself.


Reeder For Mac Returns; Download The Free Public Beta Now

13th April, 2014

Reeder for Mac is back! You can download the free beta right now right now. The app is everything you remember Reeder to be, but with support for more services.


Make TV More Social With These XBMC Add-Ons

11th April, 2014

Who says watching TV is anti-social? Add-ons can bring Facebook photos, live Tweets and more to your XBMC setup.


This Android Malware Placebo Earned $40,000

9th April, 2014

Malware protection for $4, with no battery impact and no subscription fee – offered in app taking up less than one megabyte of space on your phone. It sounds too good to be true. It is.


Of Toasters And Smartphones: Apps And The Economy

7th April, 2014

Smartphones are not as simple as toasters. Everything we buy connects us to the economy differently. So, the ways the services we use make money defines your relationship with them – and is worth thinking about.