Jackson Chung

Joined March 2008

Jackson Chung, M.D. is MakeUseOf's Chief Visionary Officer. You may get in touch with him via email. Find Jackson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google +

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15 Must-Have Free Apps For Your Mac & Giveaway

1st March, 2010

11 great Mac apps worth $5000. That is what’s waiting for you at the end of this post. But hey, what’s a great list without a spoiler? The very first Mac article ever published by MakeUseOf was about Things. That was about 2 years ago. Since then we’ve continued to serve the Mac community well, […]


How To Download Google Books As A PDF File [Mac]

23rd February, 2010

Google comes up with the coolest services. Every time I look at the diversity of the things it can do, my jaw drops in awe. If you don’t agree with me, well — just think back. This little company began amazing us by providing the largest email inbox in history. Email! And now? We can’t […]


Get A FREE Copy of Windows 7 Plain & Simple From O’Reilly [MakeUseOf Giveaway]

22nd February, 2010

Recently switched to Windows 7 and find yourself lost in the transition? Are you just starting to use a PC and consider Windows 7 too advanced or complicated? Don’t be too hard on yourself — there are others just like you. That’s why we’re giving away 15 copies of Windows® 7 Plain & Simple from […]

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We Have 3 Copies Of McAfee Total Protection 2010 [MakeUseOf Giveaway]

1st February, 2010

We decided to reward our readers with even more benefits and this is what we’ve come up with. Every month, we’ll feature a cool product to give away. It could be an application, a subscription to a web service, a cool gadget; the sky’s the limit! This month, we’re giving away 3 copies of McAfee […]

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How To Remotely Trigger A Torrent Download Via Email [Mac]

31st December, 2009

For a long time now, I’ve been searching for a way to start a torrent download from a remote location. And since I’m on the road most of the day, Transmission’s WebUI isn’t any good to me. I couldn’t be bothered to set it up anyway, it would involve having a fixed IP address or […]


How To Change The Default Screenshot Image Format & Other Properties [Mac]

30th December, 2009

Let’s cut to the chase and begin with the basics. Do you know the common screenshot keyboard shortcuts? If not, this would be a good time to memorise them. Command+Shift+3 – Takes a screenshot of the entire screen. Command+Shift+4 – Allows you to take selective screenshots. Command+Shift+4 then hit Spacebar – Takes a screenshot of […]


How To Create Windows-Compatible ISO Disc Images on Mac OS X

28th December, 2009

I ran into this enigma a couple of days back. Here’s what happened: I needed to create a clone of a disc to be shared with friends and it had to be compatible with Windows (because it was a Windows-only disc anyway but that’s not the point). I knew for a fact that using Toast […]


Pocket Lint – A Money Management App For Paupers [Mac]

23rd December, 2009

I’m sure everyone will agree with me when I say that students are literally, amazingly and unbelievably close to living like paupers. Any students in the house? How many of you barely get by, working the late shift in the library or crunching odd hours as the uni’s technical assistant? I hear you. We bottom-feeders […]


The Best Free Alternatives To Top Commercial iPhone Photography Apps

21st December, 2009

World-renowned photographer Chase Jarvis acknowledges that the best camera you can have is the one that’s with you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 20- or 2-megapixel camera as long as you’re able to capture that moment. One of the many reasons why the iPhone has gotten so popular since its birth wasn’t because it […]


The Best iPhone Tower Defense Games 2009 + Giveaway

19th December, 2009

“Warning, meltdown imminent!” Your mission: build defenses to kill the creeps and protect the tower. Sounds easy enough, right? Don’t for one moment think that it’s not going to be a challenge. We’ve come to love these tower defense games for what they have to offer — they’re simple, easy to learn and most importantly, […]


Sleep Better & Re-Energize On The Go With Pzizz For The iPhone + Giveaway!

16th December, 2009

Like most people, I enjoy lying on a comfortable bed with fluffy pillows, wrapped up a cozy blanket. Unfortunately, that’s about it for me, most of the time. I just lie there. Either that or I roll around until fatigue finally strikes me down at four-ish in the morning. It’s unbelievably tough, especially when I […]


Going Twitter Crazy With Echofon For Mac, Firefox and iPhone + Echofon Pro Giveaway!

12th December, 2009

I don’t consider myself a hardcore Twitterer (tweeter?) even though I joined the Twitter scene pretty early on. I only started actively tweeting when social networks began aggregating content among each other. Since I’m an organisational freak, that worked out well for me. I pulled in stories from my tumblelog, loved tracks from my Last.fm […]


Inspect Your Apps For Snow Leopard Compatibility With SnowChecker [Mac]

9th December, 2009

For those who missed out on my last post, I’m continuing the habit of writing my work in OmmWriter. For more information about it, check out: Get Over Writer’s Block With OmmWriter, A Zen Distraction-Free Writing App [Mac]. Now on to the feature of this article. Snow Leopard has been around for a couple of […]

Get Over Writer’s Block With OmmWriter, A Zen Distraction-Free Writing App [Mac]

Get Over Writer’s Block With OmmWriter, A Zen Distraction-Free Writing App [Mac]

7th December, 2009

As a writer, I sometimes find myself struggling to spew out a proper sentence. Every profession has its drawbacks. In my case, it’s writer’s block — a creative dry spell that I desperately need to overcome. It’s not always easy. To be creative, one needs to be inspired, centered and focused. The tiniest distraction can […]


How To Auto-Post “Loved” Last.fm Tracks to Twitter [Mac]

4th December, 2009

In a recent poll on our Facebook fan page, we found out that Twitter still isn’t very popular among the general public. Although, I believe that I will get an earful from hardcore Twitterers begging to differ. The truth is, Twitter is popular but its popularity is confined to a particular niche. Nowadays, more and […]