Nancy Messieh

Joined November 2009

Nancy is a writer, photographer and editor, living between Washington DC and Cairo. You can find her on Twitter  and Google+.

Feel free to contact at nancy@makeuseof.com

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Upload, Display & Share Your Flickr Photos The Easy Way

19th July, 2010

When it comes to sharing photos online, Flickr monopolises the playing field, and with good reason. With any popular website comes many third party apps aiming to make your experience all that much better. There are all sorts of applications created especially for uploading, displaying and sharing your photographs, as well as a whole raft […]

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8 iPhone Games You Won’t Believe Are Free

17th July, 2010

There’s probably more game apps in the iTunes store than any other kind of app, and while most of them are in the 0.99 cent range, there are some great choices out there that will cost you absolutely nothing. The following is a list of 8 of the best iPhone games you won’t believe are […]

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Test Run: First Impressions of Firefox 4 Beta

12th July, 2010

Firefox 4 Beta is now available for Mac, Windows and Linux users. If you want to help Mozilla out and test-drive their latest offering, you can download the beta version and take part in the feedback process. So you probably want to know what’s new in this version before giving it a go. Below is a […]

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3 Email Productivity Boosters To Save You Time

10th July, 2010

It’s easy to get bogged down doing repetitive tasks, or checking your email when you should be doing other things. Or when you’re at work, a lot of your time can be taken up sending out form responses or chasing after replies to your emails. When you’re out of the office, you might find yourself […]

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Get 10GB of Free Storage & Share Files on the Go with quanp

1st July, 2010

We recently told you about the 4 best sites to get 10GB worth of free storage, so why not add another service to the mix. quanp is a brand new file sharing solution, open to US residents only for the time being, not only gives you 10GB of free web storage space, it also places […]

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3 Sites to Help Increase Traffic to Your Photo Blog

28th June, 2010

It’s easy to start a photoblog. It’s much harder to drive traffic to it. There are many photography communities out there like Flickr, Picasa, Zoomr and many more, which allow you share your photos with other users, receive comments, critiques and ratings. And while you can add a link to your photoblog to your profile, […]

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Sync and Share High Defintion Files with Libox

26th June, 2010

Libox makes it easy to access all your local high definition media from anywhere, and share it with friends and family as well. Signing up is quick and easy, using either your email address, or you can choose to connect Libox to your Facebook account. Once you’ve signed up and activated your account, you will […]

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Create A Professional Photography Portfolio Online In 5 Minutes With Pullfolio

21st June, 2010

There are many ways for professional photographers to put together a sleek photography portfolio that reflects their style and portrays a certain image. But what if you’re an aspiring photographer who needs a professional-looking portfolio, but don’t want to invest in anything paid just yet? A lot of budding photographers probably already have a Flickr […]

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Pluggio – A Great Online Twitter Client For Netbook Users

19th June, 2010

It seems that every other web application that is popping up these days somehow has something to do with Twitter. And why shouldn’t it? Long gone are the days when you had to explain to people what Twitter was, and it has since become a common household name. One of the latest websites catering to […]

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Good Noows – The Best Alternative to Google Reader

14th June, 2010

Google Reader might have the monopoly on RSS readers, but for those of you who don’t want to hand your entire internet life over to Google, we have some good news for you (pun entirely intended). Good Noows is the best alternative to Google Reader. The sleek online RSS reader offers a lot of the features […]

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10 Best Sites To Get Free Backgrounds For Your Mobile Phone

12th June, 2010

If you’re the kind of person who quickly gets bored with the image they are using as a background or wallpaper for their phone, having a wide selection of images to choose from is essential. Regardless of the kind of phone that you own, there are a wide variety of websites to choose from with […]

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7 More Unique & Creative Uses for the iPhone

7th June, 2010

With the advent of smart phones came the argument of whether or not you really want one device that can do everything for you. There were those who would prefer to carry around an iPod, mobile phone and camera, and there were those who would prefer to combine all three and carry only one device. […]

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8 Unique & Creative Potential Uses for The iPhone

5th June, 2010

All phones double as cameras, stop watches, voice recorders, calendars, radios and much more, but the iPhone takes alternative uses to another level, stopping short of making your morning coffee. Thanks to the ever-growing app store, there is no limit to the potential uses of the iPhone, depending on your own personal needs. What are the […]

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2 Ingenious Apps To Help Organize Files and Folders On Your Mac

31st May, 2010

Do you sometimes wish you could trash every file on your computer, and start all over, in an attempt to get yourself organised? Sadly, that never really is an option. So what do you do when you wind up with a messy desktop or hard drive, cluttered with all sorts of files and folders? There […]

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12 More Websites To Show You the Hottest Twitter Topics

29th May, 2010

In the past two articles, 9 Websites To Show You The Hottest Stuff on Twitter Now and 10 More Websites To Show You The Hottest Twitter Topics we’ve taken a look at just how much information can be found when you dig a little deeper on Twitter. Going beyond the list of people that you […]