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.

Feel free to contact at tina@makeuseof.com

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Wondering How To Reformat Windows 8? Let Me Explain

21st September, 2014

You probably want to perform a clean installation. With Windows 8, this typically doesn’t involve formatting anymore. Let’s find out what you can do instead.

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Windows XP Update: More Tools To Keep You Safe

16th September, 2014

Windows XP Unofficial Service Pack 4 provides a quick way to apply updates released since SP1. RollBack XP offers an easy system restore feature and you can even deep freeze your installation via scheduled tasks.

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Exploring International Music East To West [Sound Sunday]

15th September, 2014

Sound Sunday offers legal & free music downloads from around the world.

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Relax & Drone Out With Free Ambient Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

8th September, 2014

Clear your brain with sound waves. This collection of legal free music downloads is packed with ambient drone compositions. Allow them to distract your mind from its usual noise.

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What Can You Expect From Windows 9? Threshold Rumors Summarized

1st September, 2014

In a few weeks, Microsoft will release its first official preview of Windows 9, code-named Threshold. Let’s see whether this new Windows incarnation could meet your needs.

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Free Legal Creative Commons Licensed Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

1st September, 2014

The free CC licensed music featured here is free to copy, distribute, remix, transform, and build upon for non-commercial projects. Besides, it’s great to listen to. Come in for a sound-packed playlist.

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Don’t Dance, Just Move: Electronic Dance & House Hits Remixed & Inspired [Sound Sunday]

25th August, 2014

The Beastie Boys, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, Skrillex, and Deadmau5 have been inspiring generations of electronic music. Here’s a taste, free to download.

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8 In 10 Desktop Computers Runs Windows And So Should You

19th August, 2014

Getting a new computer? One devil urges you to buy a Mac or Chromebook, while the other insists you try Linux. And here’s me explaining why you should stick with a Windows device.

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Rock Your Life – Alternative Rock & Indie Pop To Get You Through The Week [Sound Sunday]

18th August, 2014

Sound Sunday explores the diversity of pop and rock, a range of genres that unites generations. All music can be downloaded for free. Consume at your own risk.

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When Windows Update Fails, This Is How You Fix It

17th August, 2014

Did a Windows Update crash your system? Here’s a quick list of troubleshooting steps that will help you restore Windows to a functional state.

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How Portable Apps Can Make Your Life Easier & Save Resources

13th August, 2014

If you frequently switch computers and have cloud storage space or USB drives to spare, here’s an idea: outsource your applications.

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Is Windows 8.1 Done After This Unspectacular August Update?

13th August, 2014

The much anticipated August Update for Windows 8.1, formerly known as Update 2, has arrived and it’s not what we expected; but then we already knew that. Is it even worth bothering? In short: YES!

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Play It, Sam: Relax To The Soothing Sound Of Piano Music [Sound Sunday]

11th August, 2014

Sam’s original piano from the film Casablanca is expected to sell for a seven figure sum in November; no pianist included. We offer contemporary piano music for free. Download & play, again and again.

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Free & Legal Music For Your Creative Commercial Projects [Sound Sunday]

4th August, 2014

A few chords is all it takes to get your audience hooked. Dive into this edition of Sound Sunday for great music and free downloads you can legally use in commercial projects.

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Stressed At Work? How To Relax & Focus In An Open Office

31st July, 2014

Does working in an open plan office kill your productivity? You can probably blame the Germans for its wide adoption. But let’s reconcile after you tried these tips.