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Joel Lee

Editor in Chief and Micropost Editor / Joined 8 December, 2011

Joel Lee has a BSc in Computer Science and over five years of professional writing experience. He is the Editor in Chief for MakeUseOf.

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6 Interesting & Exciting Workstations From All Over The World

Web Culture

6 Interesting & Exciting Workstations From All Over The World

Suppose you have a long thesis paper that you need to write for school, or you have a number of reports that need to be finished for work, or you just have a lot of computer-related activities to do. Would you rather do all of that in a ragged room of splintering walls, chipped paint, and moldy ceilings? Or would you prefer a clean, well-maintained room with proper furniture?

10-07-2012
6 Interesting & Exciting Workstations From All Over The World
The MakeUseOf Toolkit Against Online Trolls [Part 1]

Internet

The MakeUseOf Toolkit Against Online Trolls [Part 1]

How many Internet arguments have you witnessed? Or better yet, how many Internet arguments have you participated in? I visit a number of forums and communities on a daily basis, and I see arguments all the time. But what really bugs me are the people who make crappy arguments and think that they’ve won. You might know these kinds of people as “trolls” – people who will come up with any and all types of nonsensical logic.

03-07-2012
The MakeUseOf Toolkit Against Online Trolls [Part 1]
Take A Break From the Internet – You’ll Thank Yourself Later [Opinion]

Internet

Take A Break From the Internet – You’ll Thank Yourself Later [Opinion]

Oh, the Internet. One of the most world-changing inventions of the past century, perhaps even in all of human history. Never before has everything been so available in so little effort for so low a cost. But as a result, the Internet can become an addictive force–a timesink that makes you look up at one moment and wonder where your life has gone.

29-06-2012
Take A Break From the Internet – You’ll Thank Yourself Later [Opinion]
5 Of The Funniest & Best Written Epic Rap Battles Of History [Best Of YouTube]

Internet

5 Of The Funniest & Best Written Epic Rap Battles Of History [Best Of YouTube]

Every once in a while, somebody on YouTube manages to come up with an amazing idea that just seems so simple in hindsight. It’s even better when the people behind that idea are talented and know how to have fun. Meet Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD, the two rappers who created Epic Rap Battles of History.

29-06-2012
5 Of The Funniest & Best Written Epic Rap Battles Of History [Best Of YouTube]
Stay Safe Online with the New Bitdefender Total Security 2013 [Giveaway]

Windows

Stay Safe Online with the New Bitdefender Total Security 2013 [Giveaway]

Bitdefender Total Security 2013 is packed full of features without the impossible learning curve. This thing is a gargantuan software package that has everything you’ll ever need when it comes to computer security. This week, we’ll be giving away 25 copies of Bitdefender Total Security 2013 worth a total of $2,000 for FREE! Do you want a copy? Of course you do.

27-06-2012
Stay Safe Online with the New Bitdefender Total Security 2013 [Giveaway]
GoHow Airport: An Excellent Free App for Frequent Flyers [Android & iPhone]

Android iPhone and iPad

GoHow Airport: An Excellent Free App for Frequent Flyers [Android & iPhone]

Traveling is a stressful activity. While lounging around at a warm Cancun resort or enjoying the beauty of the frosty Swiss Alps is something that most of us would love, the actual preparation and planning that goes into such a trip is often a nightmare. Airports have a reputation for being chaotic and frenzied, but now there’s an app that can help take the edge off.

26-06-2012
GoHow Airport: An Excellent Free App for Frequent Flyers [Android & iPhone]
Alchemy: A Great Puzzle Game When You Need to Pass the Time [Android]

Gaming

Alchemy: A Great Puzzle Game When You Need to Pass the Time [Android]

Over the past few years, Angry Birds has been the predominant mobile game that everyone has heard about. I mean, they’re even making an Angry Birds feature film. It’s been rather polarizing, too, with people either loving or hating the game – very few people find a middle ground. Other games, like Plants vs. Zombies, have also gained traction with the casual gaming crowd.

19-06-2012
Alchemy: A Great Puzzle Game When You Need to Pass the Time [Android]
Mantano Reader: Effortlessly Read Ebooks On Your Android For Free!

Android

Mantano Reader: Effortlessly Read Ebooks On Your Android For Free!

A few months back, I wrote an article about Aldiko Book Reader, an ebook reading app for Android. I thought it was a great app that could’ve used a few more features. I think I’ve found a replacement app that far outshines the one I used previously. It’s called Mantano Reader. It’s pretty, it’s fast, it’s sleek, and it’s free.

15-06-2012
Mantano Reader: Effortlessly Read Ebooks On Your Android For Free!
Secure Your Online and Desktop Passwords with Sticky Password Pro 6 [Giveaway]

Windows

Secure Your Online and Desktop Passwords with Sticky Password Pro 6 [Giveaway]

There are so many websites and communities out there that require unique credentials for logging in. Sticky Password Pro 6 steps in to solve those problems. The program acts as a master database of all of your usernames and passwords, taking care of the memorization and letting you relax your brain just a bit. This week, we’ll be giving away 25 copies of Sticky Password Pro 6 worth a total of $750 for free!

14-06-2012
Secure Your Online and Desktop Passwords with Sticky Password Pro 6 [Giveaway]
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