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Joel Lee

Editor in Chief / 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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How To Block An Annoying User On Twitter

Internet

How To Block An Annoying User On Twitter

One of the big problems with social media – and the Internet in general – is the delicate balance of having to maintain one’s privacy without being a completely boxed-in hermit of anonymity. As useful as Twitter can be, it’s easy to become stalked and harassed through their system. Fortunately, there are a few ways to get around this and keep yourself sane.

24-08-2012
How To Block An Annoying User On Twitter
Looking For A Space & Universe Simulator? Try Universe Sandbox! [Windows]

Windows

Looking For A Space & Universe Simulator? Try Universe Sandbox! [Windows]

If a picture speaks a thousand words, then how many words would an entire simulated reality speak? All we know about our universe is gleaned from photographs (granted, not only of the visual light spectrum kind) and first-hand accounts from rovers, probes, and astronauts. But what if you could explore the universe through a surprisingly accurate simulation – for free? Universe Sandbox is the self-proclaimed “interactive astronomy software for everyone”.

22-08-2012
Looking For A Space & Universe Simulator? Try Universe Sandbox! [Windows]
The Energy of The Future, Today: How Do Solar Panels & Heliostats Work?

Technology Explained

The Energy of The Future, Today: How Do Solar Panels & Heliostats Work?

Renewable resources. It’s a problem that we face every day whether we realize it or not. With every pump of a gas handle, with every press of a car’s accelerator, with every plug of our smartphone chargers, we’re consuming fuel. And one day, that fuel’s going to run out. So why don’t we use the one energy source that won’t run out – the sun? The sun is a magnificent entity. It provides the world with enough energy to power all of civilization.

17-08-2012
The Energy of The Future, Today: How Do Solar Panels & Heliostats Work?
Inside 5 Of The World’s Biggest Data Centers [Stats & Pics]

Web Culture

Inside 5 Of The World’s Biggest Data Centers [Stats & Pics]

The “data center” has become one of the most important aspects of our computer culture’s existence. Without it, we’d be plunged once again into a world of faces and physical contact. There are hundreds, even thousands, of data centers all over the world. But which ones are the biggest? After all, the bigger the data center, the more data can be processed and stored. Size does matter, so get out your rulers and follow me as we take a look at the world’s 5 largest data centers.

10-08-2012
Inside 5 Of The World’s Biggest Data Centers [Stats & Pics]
Satisfy Your Sudoku Cravings With Andoku Sudoku! [Android]

Android Gaming

Satisfy Your Sudoku Cravings With Andoku Sudoku! [Android]

Puzzle games are all the rage these days. As with all things related to technology, puzzle games have been evolving – and quite rapidly, too. Have you seen the new Alchemy game? Yet even as they continue to change and improve, the classics will always remain, and what greater classic is there than Sudoku? It’s extremely easy to play, though hard to master.

10-08-2012
Satisfy Your Sudoku Cravings With Andoku Sudoku! [Android]
How To Kickstart An Online Community Around Anything

Internet

How To Kickstart An Online Community Around Anything

Online communities are all the rage these days. Blog popularity is still on the rise. Social networks are booming with activity. Social media is only getting started. Some sources report that approximately 1 in 4 people spend more time online than they do sleeping. What does this all mean? Online communities are more relevant and prevalent today than they ever were before. Listen up. I’ve got some good news and bad news for you.

07-08-2012
How To Kickstart An Online Community Around Anything
How Exactly Websites Track and Stalk You With Their Ads

Internet

How Exactly Websites Track and Stalk You With Their Ads

Privacy, privacy, privacy. The Internet is known for its anonymity. Without personal privacy, it would be a very dangerous place. But are these companies infringing on privacy rights? How exactly does a website track its users? And what do companies do with that data? Let’s look into it here.

03-08-2012
How Exactly Websites Track and Stalk You With Their Ads
Use TED Downloader v3.0 To Download TED Talks With Ease [Windows]

Self Improvement Windows

Use TED Downloader v3.0 To Download TED Talks With Ease [Windows]

If you spend any time scouring the Internet for videos of any kind, you’ll find that there are loads of different video sites that serve a number of different purposes: YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. Sometimes you’ll come across a particular video that you want to save for later. For the popular sites, e.g. YouTube, there are many downloader tools available. And then you have sites, like TED, that use their own web video formats.

03-08-2012
Use TED Downloader v3.0 To Download TED Talks With Ease [Windows]
How To Install & Use The Amazon Appstore To Get Awesome Free Apps! [Android]

Android

How To Install & Use The Amazon Appstore To Get Awesome Free Apps! [Android]

How many apps do you currently use on a daily basis? The phenomenon of mobile apps has truly changed the way we operate when it comes to customization of our devices. Years ago, you would buy a phone based on the features it came with – there was no way to add programs and tools that weren’t there to begin with. Nowadays, we sometimes take apps for granted.

31-07-2012
How To Install & Use The Amazon Appstore To Get Awesome Free Apps! [Android]
3 More Free WordPress Frameworks When Themes Just Aren’t Enough

Wordpress & Web Development

3 More Free WordPress Frameworks When Themes Just Aren’t Enough

They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Unfortunately, the way of the world is that books are judged by their covers. People are judged by their clothing. And websites are judged by their aesthetics. And for this reason, if you run a website of your own, the layout and design is one of the most important aspects of drawing readers in and keeping them interested.

27-07-2012
3 More Free WordPress Frameworks When Themes Just Aren’t Enough
6 Excellent Wedding Registry Websites

Internet

6 Excellent Wedding Registry Websites

Weddings are one of the hallmark moments in the life of any person, regardless of culture or nation. For many couples, having the “perfect wedding” is an extremely high priority – and often, perfection implies expense. But what can you do when you don’t have that much money to spare even for a wedding? For a long time, the solution has been the wedding registry.

24-07-2012
6 Excellent Wedding Registry Websites
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