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Joel Lee

Editor in Chief / Joined 8 December, 2011

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

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6 Useful about:config Tweaks You Should Know for Firefox 8+

Browsers

6 Useful about:config Tweaks You Should Know for Firefox 8+

Are you browsing this article in Firefox? If not, go ahead and fire up the browser and take a look at all the options you can change. It’s pretty easy to customize Firefox, right? Especially with the abundance of extensions and add-ons that are available throughout the web. But did you know about about:config? Did you know that you can further customize your browser by manually editing individual settings?

24-01-2012
6 Useful about:config Tweaks You Should Know for Firefox 8+
5 Free Apps for Managing & Playing Your Music [Android 2.2+]

Android

5 Free Apps for Managing & Playing Your Music [Android 2.2+]

Whether you’re a tech-geek fanatic or a tech-illiterate layman, there’s at least one thing that resonates between both groups – a love for music. Regardless of genre, whether it’s country, metal, classical, or dubstep, most people love music in one form or another. And if you’ve got an Android smartphone, you may as well be using it to play back your favorite tunes on the go.

20-01-2012
5 Free Apps for Managing & Playing Your Music [Android 2.2+]
5 Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Goals

Web Culture

5 Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Goals

Goal setting is a great way to cut down on procrastination and boost productivity. If you don’t have goals, you don’t have direction. Without direction, it’s easy for you to feel lost and confused. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can keep track of your goals, whether you use an online goal tracker, an iPhone app, or even just a pocket notebook.

17-01-2012
5 Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Goals
3 Fun Typing Games To Race Your Friends With Your Keyboard

Internet

3 Fun Typing Games To Race Your Friends With Your Keyboard

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, yet much of our digital communication still relies on the keyboard. Starting with the typewriter – which debuted way back in the middle of the 19th century – we’ve had to supplement our speaking and writing with typing. Even now, we still use the keyboard to communicate from computer to computer – websites, forums, chatrooms, instant messengers and email.

13-01-2012
3 Fun Typing Games To Race Your Friends With Your Keyboard
The Top 10 Photoshop Blunders Of All Time

Web Culture

The Top 10 Photoshop Blunders Of All Time

Over the past decade or two, Adobe’s Photoshop image editing software has become a staple in the world of graphics and media. In fact, Photoshop’s popularity and usage is so widespread that the word “photoshop” has become a colloquial verb meaning to edit and touch up an image. Unfortunately, not every image that is put through Photoshop turns out well.

10-01-2012
The Top 10 Photoshop Blunders Of All Time
5 Best Animal Rescue Sites To Find Your Next Pet

Internet

5 Best Animal Rescue Sites To Find Your Next Pet

If you’re thinking of adding a new pet to your household, you may want to look into adopting or rescuing one from a shelter instead of buying one from the nearest pet store. Local animal shelters and rescue groups temporarily house homeless dogs, cats, and other animals that are in need of owners. Why rescue from a shelter instead of buying from a pet store?

06-01-2012
5 Best Animal Rescue Sites To Find Your Next Pet
5 Ways To Kick Your Moleskine Notebook Up A Notch

Internet

5 Ways To Kick Your Moleskine Notebook Up A Notch

Over the years, the Moleskine notebook has become a trademark staple for anyone dabbling in creative endeavors. In fact, the Moleskine is almost as iconic as the Apple laptop, the hipster glasses, and the daily visits to Starbucks. But simply having one of these notebooks won’t be enough to spark your productivity and get your steam pumping towards optimal efficiency.

30-12-2011
5 Ways To Kick Your Moleskine Notebook Up A Notch
How To Remove The Google Redirect Virus From Your Computer

Windows

How To Remove The Google Redirect Virus From Your Computer

Are all of your Google search results redirecting to weird, obnoxious, or otherwise shady websites? If so, your computer may be infected by a form of the Google Redirect Virus (GRV). While the virus can be problematic, it is possible to remove it completely off your system. Unlike most cases of malware, this virus embeds itself deeper into your system.

28-12-2011
How To Remove The Google Redirect Virus From Your Computer