Tina Sieber

Joined December 2007

Tina is a freelance editor, natural scientist, and cosmopolitan with a strong interest in sustainability. During her free time she enjoys live music, nature, and traveling around the world. You can find Tina online or in Berlin, Germany.

Windows Editor

Feel free to contact at tina@makeuseof.com

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Unlock Windows Potential: Control Panel Demystified

1 week ago

If you want to be the master of your Windows experience, the Control Panel is where it’s at. We untangle the complexity of this power tool.


Windows on Every Device – This Is How Microsoft Is Realizing Its New Ecosystem

1 week ago

Windows was never gone, but it’s about to make a comeback nevertheless. You can currently observe how Microsoft is getting its flagship up to speed. Last week on Microsoft…


7 Quick Tips & Hacks To Optimize Your Windows 10 Experience

12th March, 2015

Windows 10 is more than an upgrade to Windows 8, it’s an evolution. We’ve covered many of the big changes, but lots of minor things changed, too. Maybe we can teach you a new trick.


Free Up Disk Space by Removing Windows.old Folder

9th March, 2015

Windows prepares an automatic backup before you re-install. The Windows.old folder includes user profiles and personal files. Here’s how to restore the data and remove the folder to free up space.


Under the Hood: 6 Hidden Windows 10 Features You Can Unlock

19th February, 2015

Windows 10 is full of secrets and surprises. Some new features are just not very well known, yet. Here are six tips for customizing your Windows 10 experience.

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Microsoft Office Leaps Into a New Era with Touch First Apps & New Desktop Suite

5th February, 2015

Office has been the gold standard for office suites for a very long time. Microsoft is working hard to keep it that way as it’s expanding to new platforms and technology.

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6 Ways to Hack & Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu

3rd February, 2015

The Start Menu in the Windows 10 January edition is a step back, lacking customization options. Until this gets fixed with future updates, we can show you how to make it more usable.


Windows 10 January Build Includes Many Exciting Changes & Some Bugs

26th January, 2015

Windows 10 Build 9926 is a big leap forward. It comes with novelties, most notably Cortana, Continuum, and some overhauled features. It remains an early build that still contains bugs, but fixes are coming soon.


Windows 10: The Dream Of A Cross-Device Operating System Is Becoming Reality & It’s Free

23rd January, 2015

Microsoft is boldly stepping into the future with innovative software and hardware. Windows as a service and mobility of experience were the major keywords from the recent Windows 10 briefing. Most importantly, Windows 10 will be free.


Should Google Announce Vulnerabilities Before They Have Been Patched?

20th January, 2015

Whyis Google reporting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows? Is this Google’s way of teaching their competition to be more efficient? What about the users? Is Google’s strict adherence to deadlines in our best interest?


10+ Sites To Find The Perfect Free Printable Calendar Template All Year Long

20th January, 2015

You can never have enough reminders that your most valuable personal resource is limited. Our selection of printable weekly, monthly, and yearly calendars will help you manage your time wisely.


Improve Collaborative Editing Of Office Files With Dropbox & Project Harmony

5th January, 2015

Dropbox has made a promising move towards collaborative writing and editing. Project Harmony offers Dropbox for Business users early access to a new desktop collaboration feature.


What’s In Store For Windows 10 In 2015?

30th December, 2014

2015 will be Microsoft’s last chance to win businesses and consumers back. Here’s what happened with Windows 10 in 2014 and the milestones you can look forward to in 2015.


The Best Windows Software

23rd December, 2014

Windows is swimming in a sea of free applications. Which ones can you trust and which ones are the best? If you’re unsure or need to solve a specific task, consult this list.


Get A Modern Start Menu For Windows 7 & 8

17th December, 2014

A new Start Menu can be a good way to bring something fresh to any version of Windows. This article looks at creative Start Menu alternatives and replacements that work on both Windows 7 and 8.