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Joel Lee

Editor in Chief / Joined 8 December, 2011

Joel Lee has a B.S. in Computer Science and over eight years of professional experience in writing and editing. He is the Editor in Chief of three media sites: MakeUseOf, WhatNerd, and Modern Ratio.

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The Amazing Buzz Launcher: Over 60,000 Home Screens For You To Try

Android

The Amazing Buzz Launcher: Over 60,000 Home Screens For You To Try

I’ve explored lots of powerful Android launchers in the past but Buzz Launcher is the first one to truly blow me away with its delicate balance of flexibility and ease of use. Buzz Launcher is a whole new way of looking at home screen personalization, and it adds a social twist in the fact that you can share your setup for others to download – which means, of course, that you can download their setups as well. As far as I know, there’s never been a launcher like Buzz Launcher. It’s new, it’s sleek, and it’s revolutionary in all the right ways. How, you ask? Keep reading to find out.

27-09-2013
The Amazing Buzz Launcher: Over 60,000 Home Screens For You To Try
Want More YouTube Views? 5 Key Tips To Follow

Internet

Want More YouTube Views? 5 Key Tips To Follow

Here’s the situation: you’ve been putting out YouTube videos for a while now and you aren’t sure why your viewership hasn’t skyrocketed. It’s not uncommon, and people ask how to increase video views all the time. The fact that you’re reading this article right now says something about you — that you want to take matters into your own hands, and that’s a good sign.

20-09-2013
Want More YouTube Views? 5 Key Tips To Follow
Has Your Android Phone Been Infected with Malware?

Android

Has Your Android Phone Been Infected with Malware?

How does malware get on an Android device? After all, most users only install apps through the Play Store, and Google keeps a tight watch over that to make sure malware doesn’t squeeze through, right? Not entirely. Suspicious apps have been known to make it onto the Play Store. And then there’s the whole issue with using a third-party app distributor, which can also result in malware. Is your Android infected without you knowing? If so, how can you cleanse your device of these impurities? And how can you keep yourself protected in the future? Keep reading to find out.

19-09-2013
Has Your Android Phone Been Infected with Malware?
ShareX: Screenshot Capture, Upload, And Share All Wrapped Into One

Windows

ShareX: Screenshot Capture, Upload, And Share All Wrapped Into One

What if you could take a screenshot at any time, in any shape, in any format, all with no more than a simple click of the mouse or tap of the keyboard? What if you could instantly upload your taken screenshots to an image host, so you can share them immediately with friends? And what if you could also share image files from your computer? If any of that sounds intriguing to you, then I have the perfect program for you: ShareX, recently suggested by one of our readers. I compared ShareX to my other favorite Puush.

16-09-2013
ShareX: Screenshot Capture, Upload, And Share All Wrapped Into One
6 Great Apps To Improve a Writer’s Creativity

Android

6 Great Apps To Improve a Writer’s Creativity

Creativity is fickle. Sometimes you’re on a roll, with new ideas spawning left and right, while other times you’re stuffing your face into a pillow, screaming because your brain has been wrung dry. It may not be possible to be creative on demand, but you can always work towards cultivating said creativity on a daily basis. Nowadays, you can even use mobile apps to help give you a creative boost.

13-09-2013
6 Great Apps To Improve a Writer’s Creativity
3 Excellent Android Board Games You Should Try Today

Android Gaming

3 Excellent Android Board Games You Should Try Today

Thanks to the smartphone, you can now carry your favorite board games around with you no matter where you go. Board games have been a solid source of fun for decades – they’re even experiencing a resurgence lately – and for good reason. They offer a style of gameplay that you won’t find in most video games today. And for those of you who use Android, there are apps that recreate and improve on the classic board games of yesteryear.

11-09-2013
3 Excellent Android Board Games You Should Try Today
Need A Break? Watch These 5 Epic Rap Battles of History [Best of YouTube]

Internet

Need A Break? Watch These 5 Epic Rap Battles of History [Best of YouTube]

What do you get when you take two famous figures from history and pit them against each other in a rap battle to the death? You get Epic Rap Battles of History, an incredibly entertaining series of videos that will surely put a smile on your face and maybe even leave you impressed. If you’ve never listened to ERB before, you’re missing out.

10-09-2013
Need A Break? Watch These 5 Epic Rap Battles of History [Best of YouTube]
5 Lightweight Music Players That Don’t Sacrifice Features

Windows Linux

5 Lightweight Music Players That Don’t Sacrifice Features

For some time, I have been searching for the best free music players out there. Time and time again, I find myself coming back to my tried and trusty Foobar2000, but every once in a while I wonder if there might be anything even better. In terms of sheer power, yes, there are great programs like MediaMonkey and MusicBee, but is there anything both awesome and lightweight? Personally, I’m just bored looking at the same music player day in and day out. Won’t you join me as I explore these high-performance alternatives?

09-09-2013
5 Lightweight Music Players That Don’t Sacrifice Features