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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3 Apps To Help You Practice Mindfulness in 2014 and Beyond

19th December, 2013

If you feel like the past year went by like a jet plane, you might be doing something wrong.

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Catch An Aurora! 5 Of The Best Tools To Spot The Magical Polar Lights

18th December, 2013

This winter is one of the best times to see polar lights. The next best time is in about 10 years, so you better catch them now. Be in the right place at the right time.

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Relax & Sleep Better With These Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

16th December, 2013

Sound Sunday music downloads are mostly free and always legal. In this edition, find ambient, electronic, and classical music to influence your mood and maybe experience the sensation of ASMR. Can you feel it?

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Everything You Must Know About The Run Dialog & Most Useful Commands

11th December, 2013

Are you using the easiest way to save time on Windows? It’s the Run dialog. We show you how to quickly create custom commands to open any program or file in two easy steps.

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5 Ecologically and Socially Responsible Geek Gift Ideas

10th December, 2013

We give gifts to express our affection. What lasts are the thoughts and actions associated with the gift. We offer ideas to make gifts that will last a lifetime and create lasting memories and friendships.

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Free Music From Iceland, The Land That Inspired Tolkien [Sound Sunday]

9th December, 2013

Iceland is the magical island that inspired Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. It has a rich and highly diverse music scene. This edition of Sound Sunday contains free downloads from 15 artists and many genres.

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7+ Great Digital Gifts That Don’t Need Shipping

7th December, 2013

Are you in a hurry to get all your gifts in time? A digital gift may be your only chance for the present to arrive on time. Choose from our creative list of ideas.

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How To Build A Desktop Start Menu Replacement In Windows 8.1

3rd December, 2013

Are you tired of the Modern interface? Windows 8.1 allows you to boot to the desktop. If only the restored Start Button would launch a proper Start Menu! Well, it sort of can.

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Let Some Steam Off: 10 Free Hard Rock & Hardcore Music Albums [Sound Sunday]

1st December, 2013

This time of year can be stressful. Sound Sunday is here to bring relief. Turn up the volume, channel your tension into semi-controlled body movements, and let loose. Use headbanging with caution.

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Is Your Software & Hardware Compatible With Windows 8.1?

28th November, 2013

Windows 8.1 is much more than a simple service pack! Upgrading could mean you’re stuck with a buggy OS. Don’t be fooled into upgrading to Windows 8.1 before checking whether your current setup is compatible!

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How To Print To PDF From Windows 8 Desktop & Modern Apps

26th November, 2013

It’s the digital age and you should stop printing to paper! Print to PDF instead. This article briefly discusses the advantages of PDF over paper and demonstrates how to print to PDF in Windows 8.

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A Quiet Thanksgiving Long Weekend Soundtrack [Sound Sunday]

24th November, 2013

Sound Sunday brings you 10 free and legal album downloads from The National, Turin Brakes, The Oh Hellos, and other talented independent artists. Kick back and enjoy your weekend with relaxing folk, pop, and instrumental music.

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How To Make Windows 8 Boot Even Faster!

22nd November, 2013

Windows 8 may have plenty of issues, but a slow boot time ain’t one. Windows 8 boots fast! Yet, there is room for improvement. We show you how to measure and optimize your Windows boot time.

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Be An Energy Star: 20+ Reddit Tips That Help To Slash Your Utility Bill

20th November, 2013

Is your utility bill killing you? Who would have thought that Reddit is a source of wisdom for saving energy & money? Reddit’s crowd wisdom can help you solve everyday problems, like gigantic utility bills.

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Electronic Dance Music: 15 Free EPs & Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]

17th November, 2013

Care for some free and legal music downloads? How about some dance-oriented electronic music, including house, IDM, drum & bass, and dubstep? Get ready to dance with this edition of Sound Sunday!