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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How To Open Strange File Types In Windows

13th February, 2014

Computers know thousands of different file formats. Sometimes, both you and Windows are clueless as to how to open a strange file. Here is how you can figure out how to open those files.


Games Are More Than Fun – This Is What Flow Free Can Teach You

12th February, 2014

Is life a game? Arguably not, but since games often resemble everyday life in many different ways, plenty of life lessons can be deducted from them. A simple and fun puzzle game called Flow Free can teach you a thing or two.

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Free Music Download: 11 Instrumental Beats & Jazzy Hip Hop Albums [Sound Sunday]

10th February, 2014

You love hip hop, you just don’t know it. The subculture is characterized by four key elements. This instrumental edition of Sound Sunday allows you to focus on the aural element of hip hop.


How To Enter The BIOS On Your Computer

6th February, 2014

Inside the BIOS you can change basic computer settings, like the boot order. The exact key you need to strike depends on your hardware. We have compiled a list of strategies & keys to enter Setup.

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10 Free Soul & Modern Jazz Albums [Sound Sunday]

3rd February, 2014

Legal free music downloads from independent artists – that’s Sound Sunday. Open your mind and sharpen your ears for what you’re about to hear, you’ve never heard before.


Why Does Rebooting Your Computer Fix So Many Issues?

31st January, 2014

“Have you tried rebooting?” It’s technical advice that gets thrown around a lot, but there’s a reason: it works. Not just for PCs, but a wide range of devices. We explain why.


How To Create A Custom Windows 8 Installation ISO

30th January, 2014

Imagine Windows would install all by itself, while you went for a cup of coffee or a walk. With WinReducer, your next installation will be a breeze.

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Stop Being A Zombie! Put Your Phone Down And Return To Life

29th January, 2014

Do you sometimes feel lonely in the company of others because everyone is pre-occupied with their phones? Technology can be a problem. Try these fun ways to regain your friends’ attention.

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13 Free Contemporary Classical Music Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]

27th January, 2014

Sound Sunday features free music downloads from independent artists. In this edition, the spotlight is on contemporary classical music. It’s all you’d expect, yet filled with surprises. Give it a spin!


How To Get Published On MakeUseOf

24th January, 2014

Have you ever wanted to reach thousands of people with your words? If you love technology, enjoy explaining it to others, and can express yourself well, you should give writing for MakeUseOf a try.


3 Projects To Use Computer Downtime While Re-Installing Windows

21st January, 2014

When it’s that time again, you know you’ll be stuck at your desk for a while! Rather than wasting even more of your time, do something productive while your Windows does its thing.

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15 Free Classic Rock Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

20th January, 2014

Rock is the ultimate music genre. It’s one of the most diverse and influential styles ever seen. Rock is a state of mind and a way of life. This edition features classic & hard rock.

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This Is How And Why The Amish Live Off The Grid

14th January, 2014

There is a group of traditionalist people, who reject many of modern society’s technology, including public grid electricity: the Amish. That, however, does not prevent them from enjoying some of the comforts of technology.

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Auditory Self Test: Do You Experience ASMR? [Sound Sunday]

13th January, 2014

Sounds can trigger many reactions. Music can help you relax, influence your mood, and some sounds evoke much deeper physical reactions. Find out whether you are sensitive to ASMR or just enjoy relaxing music.


Is Electromagnetic Radiation Dangerous? How To Protect Yourself?

10th January, 2014

Can cell phones cause cancer after all? The media certainly knows how to screw with facts. How does radiation emitted by electronics really affect your body? Well, calm down! It’s not all that bad.