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 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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


The Minimalistic Approach To Firefox Tab Overload

16th November, 2013

Do you have a tendency to open dozens of tabs? You won’t solve the dilemma by installing more and more extensions. Efficient tab management isn’t necessarily about the tools you use, but about your mindset. You can, however, use browser features and add-ons to organize tabs for different projects and better navigate between them. This […]


How To Upgrade To Windows 8.1 & How To Downgrade Back To Windows 8

11th November, 2013

The Windows 8.1 update is free, easy, and gives you access to new and improved features. It is, however, impossible to simply downgrade to Windows 8, unless you plan to before updating. Let us show you how!

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11 Free Ambient Beat Albums To Chill Out & Relax [Sound Sunday]

10th November, 2013

This week, Sound Sunday tunes into the incredibly diverse world of ambient electronic beats music. Pick your favorites from 11 legal and free albums & EPs. Stream before you download and leave your requests for future editions.


Beat The Loneliness: Find Friends & Let The Internet Help You

4th November, 2013

Feeling lonely? Virtual friends won’t make that feeling go away. The best cure is to meet people and make friends in real life. This can be really tough, but the Internet can help you!

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Let There Be Rock! 10 Free Music Albums [Sound Sunday]

3rd November, 2013

Rock comes in a range of flavors. This selection spans from instrumental, garage, blues and plain rock to modern, post, psychedelic, desert, math, industrial, and new wave rock. Open your ears for some crazy talent!


Invest A Minute A Day Into Making The World A Better Place

30th October, 2013

You like the idea of changing the world, but you’re too busy? What if you could easily support others to make the world a better place with very little time, money, and commitment?


7 Things You Can Do With Your Old Electronic Devices

29th October, 2013

We all have them in a drawer or on a shelf somewhere; outdated or broken electronic devices. Are they even good for anything now? Surprisingly, they can be quite valuable!