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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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 […]

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10 More Websites To Show You The Hottest Twitter Topics Now

24th May, 2010

Twitter is huge! With millions of users sharing their opinions, links to articles that are of interest to them, and tidbits and facts about the areas they live, there is no limit to how that information can be used. A couple of days ago, we showed you how to find the most popular stories linked […]

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9 Websites To Show You The Hottest Stuff on Twitter Now

22nd May, 2010

We’ve already taken a look at how to find currently popular online stuff from different sources, but there’s no denying the magnitude of content that can be found in just one place – on Twitter. There are countless ways to filter through the noise, and find the tweets about stuff that matters to you, whether […]

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Top 4 Sites To Access Your Favourite Links From One Page

17th May, 2010

There are a hundred and one ways to bookmark your favourite websites, whether it’s using your browser’s native bookmarking system or using an online service like Delicious or Google Bookmarks, each of which has its pros and cons. One con is that after a while, your bookmarks can become hard to manage. Using a visual […]

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Textie – The Ultimate iPhone Messaging App

15th May, 2010

There are a few free iPhone apps that allow iPhone users to connect with each other for free, using a functionality very similar to the much coveted Blackberry Messenger, like Ping! Lite and Whatsapp. The latest free app to hit the iTunes App Store makes it easy to keep in touch with all of your […]

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3 New Ways To Discover Most Popular Online Content

10th May, 2010

There is an overwhelming amount of information on the Internet, whether you’re getting it through your RSS reader, through Twitter, Facebook or from your favourite website. Aggregators aim to make filtering through the most popular online content just a little bit easier, whether it’s based on your own personal preferences, or simply based on what’s […]

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The Top 10 Free Tumblr Themes To Create A Portfolio

8th May, 2010

For any aspiring photographer or artist, a professional looking online portfolio for your work is essential. Tumblr provides an easy and free way to share your work with all the features that you could possibly need. You can have your portfolio up and running within minutes. Simply create your Tumblr blog, and choose one of the […]

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How To Use A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog For Project Management

3rd May, 2010

There are a lot of great free and paid project management solutions available online for teams, but if you already host your own site, you could easily put together an easy-to-use project management system using WordPress. There are several reasons to use WordPress. If you’re already hosting your own website, there’s no extra cost, unlike […]

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Turn Your Mac Into Sync-Central with SyncMate [MakeUseOf Giveaway]

3rd May, 2010

If you’re looking for an easy solution for two-way syncing for your Mac, SyncMate makes it a cinch to synchronize with other PCs or Macs; with your Gmail account; a SyncMate online account; Windows Mobile smartphone, Nokia S40 and Android phones; USB drives and even your Sony PSP. This week, we’re giving away 20 copies […]