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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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.

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How To Turn Random Snapshots Into A Uniform-Looking Photo Series

8th January, 2014

A few tricks can save you hours of editing in Photoshop. Let’s say you want to combine a random set of photos into a harmonious series. How about taking a creative shortcut?

Nature Is My Medicine

6 Ways To Make Nature Sounds A Part Of Your Day

6th January, 2014

Scientific studies have shown that nature sounds can significantly decrease anxiety, stress, and pain. Next time you’re bursting from stress, try relaxing to the sounds of nature before automatically popping a pill.

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The Free Lounge & Chillout Playlist [Sound Sunday]

6th January, 2014

Educate your ear and build your music collection for free with Sound Sunday! Here’s a formidable lounge & chillout collection. All 11 albums are free downloads from Bandcamp. Your next party won’t be quiet.


Meditation Made Easy: Tools & Resources To Aid Your Well-Being

1st January, 2014

If you have come to the conclusion that meditation is a method to calm your mind and achieve well-being worth trying, then we can help you with resources and tools.

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The Best Free Music Downloads Of 2013 [Sound Sunday]

30th December, 2013

The best things in life are free and Sound Sunday certainly proves that this can be true for music. This edition is dedicated to the best music of 2013: 12 months, 12 best editions, 12 amazing artists.