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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The 2014 Guide To Windows 7 For Ex Windows XP Users

15th July, 2014

Have you finally decided to upgrade from Windows XP? You will get used to Windows 7 in no time. Let us help you settle in and get up to speed. Follow me.

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Need A Soundtrack? Download Free Creative Commons Music [Sound Sunday]

14th July, 2014

Music is free to download and comes with a Creative Commons license that allows you to share the material, if you give attribution, use it non-commercially, and don’t distribute derivatives.


5 Ways To Hold On To An Old Version Of Windows

8th July, 2014

Do you find it hard to work with your new Windows? Are old software or hardware no longer working? Here is how you can combine the best of the old with the new Windows.

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Clear Your Brain With Ambient White Noise [Sound Sunday]

7th July, 2014

Let the sound waves wash over you to clear the mind. Free instrumental music downloads with binaural beats, ambient drone, and white noise.


10 Clever Ways To Optimize The Windows Shutdown Process

1st July, 2014

Are Windows shutdowns an ordeal? Time to crack down on this process and save time. Most solutions are super simple and only take a few seconds, promised!

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Got Insomnia? Fall Asleep With Relaxing Music [Sound Sunday]

30th June, 2014

Free music downloads, streaming albums, and a playlist to ground your thoughts and help you drift off into sleep.


5 Easy Tools To Listen To Online Radio Stations On Windows

25th June, 2014

Music rocks! But managing playlists and local radio stations can be boring. Consider listening to the radio online with these Windows apps.

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Rock On: 11 Fantastic Music Album Downloads [Sound Sunday]

23rd June, 2014

The legendary music genre isn’t one, but many. Get a taste of rock’s diversity with free mp3 downloads, from progressive to alternative dance, with some acoustic, blues, and progressive squeezed in between.


2015!? No Way Microsoft! How To Get Your Windows 8.1 Start Menu Now

18th June, 2014

Windows 8 won’t get a native Start Menu after all. But why wait on Microsoft? Here’s how you can help yourself with third party tools like Classic Shell or Start8 and other workarounds.

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Still Got The Blues – Free Music – For You [Sound Sunday]

16th June, 2014

Free mp3 downloads from independent artists. Sound Sunday explores music in all its flavors and incarnations.


Portable Computing In Style: 5 Fashionable Laptop Bags

12th June, 2014

Bulky, black and boring. If you’re fed up with these laptop bag features, we’ve got some style in store for you.

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Daft Punk Remixed & Reinterpreted [Sound Sunday]

9th June, 2014

All music featured on Sound Sunday is available as free MP3 download. A streaming playlist is embedded at the bottom of the article.


How To Set Up An Email Out Of Office Responder Before You Go On A Trip

4th June, 2014

Wouldn’t you love to go on vacation knowing you don’t have to check your email? If you can’t rely on an assistant while you’re away, turn to autoresponders in Gmail.

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11 Free Music Albums: An Ode To The Saxophone [Sound Sunday]

2nd June, 2014

Rock, blues, jazz, electronic music, or hip hop; the saxophone gels with any genre. This edition of Sound Sunday is dedicated to this wonderful instrument. Meet the ultimate refinement to any song.


7 Useful Toolbars You Can Add To Your Windows Taskbar

29th May, 2014

The Windows desktop can be a super productive work space. Native toolbars can help you make it even more efficient by placing shortcuts and information at your fingertips. Let’s have a closer look.