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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 Create & Install Custom Ringtones On Android Phones

Android

How To Create & Install Custom Ringtones On Android Phones

Has it already been over 3 years since Android was first released to the public? But it’s always nice to take a step back and return to the basics every once in a while. Remember ringtones? As a newbie, I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to create and install ringtones on my device.If you own a n Android phone and still don’t know how to do that, then read on.

23-03-2012
How To Create & Install Custom Ringtones On Android Phones
7 Men’s Fashion & Style Blogs That You Should Follow

Internet

7 Men’s Fashion & Style Blogs That You Should Follow

Ever since the proliferation of services like Blogger (formerly Blogspot) and Wordpress in the mid-2000’s, blogging has grown to become one of the largest corners of the Internet. Recently, this corner has been dubbed the blogosphere. And guess what makes up a big portion of this so-called blogosphere? Fashion blogs!

20-03-2012
7 Men’s Fashion & Style Blogs That You Should Follow
Need A New Job Or Want To Volunteer? Check Out IdeaList.org!

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Need A New Job Or Want To Volunteer? Check Out IdeaList.org!

If you happen to be looking for a new job, whether it’s because you don’t have one currently or you hate the one you have, then there are a few options: networking connections, Craigslist, Monster, as well as others. But on top of all those other options, have you considered IdeaList?

16-03-2012
Need A New Job Or Want To Volunteer? Check Out IdeaList.org!
Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World

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Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World

So what happens when our world experiences some sort of apocalyptic disaster that renders modern civilization incapable of sustained existence? Or, I guess the more pressing question is, how are you going to survive? If we’ve learned anything from movies, you’ll spend a few years scavenging run-down supermarkets and grocery stores, looting canned goods and Twinkies. But then what?

13-03-2012
Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World
10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing

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10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing

Did you know that taking breaks is an essential aspect of maintaining your productivity levels? I’ve compiled a list of ten of the funniest 5 Second Films for you to enjoy. They are quick, they’re clever, and they pack a punch. At 5 seconds per clip, you can watch these, have a laugh, and get back to work in record time!

09-03-2012
10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing
15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About

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15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About

Although Facebook continues to defend its position as the most popular social networking platform, you shouldn’t focus all of your attention there. Where else can you go? Twitter! Twitter is a great resource for social networking, but especially so for writers. By taking advantage of hashtags, you can separate the useless and boring tweets from the ones that are interesting and pertinent.

06-03-2012
15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About
Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]

Windows

Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]

As of 2012, there are a ton of media players available on the market, and many of them are free. With such a large selection, sometimes it can be hard to pick which software will suit you best. For media players, I have tried a bunch of them but ultimately settled on Media Player Classic – Home Cinema.

02-03-2012
Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]
6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers

Internet

6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers

Are you stuck in a writing slump? Have you ran out of story ideas? Are you puzzled and confused over the publishing industry? Do you need guidance on becoming a professional wordsmith? There are lots of resources – good and bad – out on the web, and they all claim to improve your writing, improve your sales, etc. But who has the time to browse and keep up with dozens, if not hundreds, of writing-related websites?

28-02-2012
6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers
Should You Quit Your Job? Use QuitOrNot To Help You Decide

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Should You Quit Your Job? Use QuitOrNot To Help You Decide

Tell me if this sounds familiar. One day, after sending out numerous resumes and attending job interview after job interview, you finally land that job you so desperately need. You settle into the work environment, finish all of the tasks that are thrown your way, and everything seems to be going well. That is, until one day, you wake up and wonder whether or not this is the job you actually want for the rest of your life.

21-02-2012
Should You Quit Your Job? Use QuitOrNot To Help You Decide
The Top 7 Best Free IRC Clients for Windows 7

Windows

The Top 7 Best Free IRC Clients for Windows 7

For most of us, chatrooms might seem like a relic of the past, but they’re still around. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, you’ll want to look into the IRC protocol. For those of you who are already familiar with IRC, you can jump past the next section to the list of awesome IRC clients for Windows 7. For those of you who have never heard of IRC, here’s a quick crash course.

17-02-2012
The Top 7 Best Free IRC Clients for Windows 7
8 Inspirational Videos That Will Instantly Pump Up Your Motivation

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8 Inspirational Videos That Will Instantly Pump Up Your Motivation

How do you feel about motivational videos? You may think that they’re nothing more than glorified, digital pep rallies where overly optimistic people preach empty words of success, victory, and ultimately happiness. And to some extent, you may be right. Many motivational speakers give off a manipulative vibe, which often detracts from their message – and often times, motivational videos are no better.

10-02-2012
8 Inspirational Videos That Will Instantly Pump Up Your Motivation
5 Best Free Nature Galleries When You Just Want to Sit Back & Look at Beautiful Photos

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5 Best Free Nature Galleries When You Just Want to Sit Back & Look at Beautiful Photos

Have you been feeling stressed out lately? Or have you been feeling the urge to view and enjoy everything nature has to offer? Or do you just need a quick and simple way to kick back, relax, and let go – even temporarily? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you may want to consider taking a trip out into the wild, blocking out the stress from your mind and taking in nature in all its beautiful glory.

07-02-2012
5 Best Free Nature Galleries When You Just Want to Sit Back & Look at Beautiful Photos
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