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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Tina's Latest Posts


Windows 10 Upgrade – Free Doesn’t Mean It Won’t Cost Anything

5 days ago

There’s a catch to the free Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft understands its audience all too well; they are more likely to pay for the freedom of control, rather than for extra features.


Apples vs. Oranges: A Long Time Windows User Meets OS X

1 week ago

What could happen when a long-time Windows user drops their defense and uses a Mac for the first time in years?


When Does Windows 10 Come Out, How Can You Get It & What Happens to the Technical Preview?

1 week ago

Windows 10 is coming soon. Still confused about how the upgrade will work and wondering about the timeline? We have some answers, although more questions remain.


Use Your Computer the Right Way to Increase Productivity

3rd May, 2015

Given the time we spend with our computers, you’d think we’d all master them like craftspeople masters their tools. The problem is, we rarely commit to learning. Let’s change that!


An Introduction to Office 365 — Should You Buy Into the New Office Business Model?

29th April, 2015

Office 365 is a subscription based package that offers access to the latest desktop Office suite, Office Online, cloud storage, and premium mobile apps. Does Office 365 provide enough value to be worth the money?


How to Change Your Password on Any Desktop or Mobile Device

21st April, 2015

Your password is the only thing standing between a stranger and your most private data. When was the last time you updated your device password? We show you how to change it right now.


Project Spartan: a Lean and Unfinished Browser for the Modern Web

13th April, 2015

Spartan picks up the fight with browser competitors like Chrome and Firefox. Will it live up to the ideals of Spartan soldiers? We’ve put this first version to the test and were not impressed.


Run Windows Programs from Any Browser & Access Your Files on the Go

31st March, 2015

Software should be used, not installed. Use Cameyo to run your favorite Windows apps from anywhere. You just need a browser tab and Dropbox.


Unlock Windows Potential: Control Panel Demystified

23rd March, 2015

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

20th March, 2015

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.