Yaara (@ylancet) is a freelance writer, tech blogger and chocolate lover, who's also a biologist and a full-time geek. Find her also at lnct.org.
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Surprisingly, Internet Explorer 11 isn’t terrible. Whether you’re on Windows 8 or 7, now it’s time to decide — will you be giving IE11 a chance, or will you not even try it?
Oh no! Yesterday you had 68 followers on twitter, and today you have only 65! What happened? Why did someone unfollow you? Who did? Unfollowers.me will help you figure that out.
With so many hashtags out there, how can you tell which ones are best to use? Which are actually popular, and which ones did you just make up? What do some obscure hashtags even mean?
Answer quickly: which is better, Firefox or Chrome? Browsers keep changing, computers keep changing, and most importantly, our needs keep changing. How many times have you changed your default browser in the past several years?
The Windows 8 Start and lock screen may not strike you as particularly interesting. That’s until you discover the “artwork.”. Let me show you how to get your hands on these gems!
Have you ever wanted to grab an image from a video? Grabbing the perfect frame can be tough. Here I show you three tools and how to use them for this task.
Are you buying a new iPhone? Or maybe you’re waiting for the iPhone 6? Are you an Android user who wouldn’t touch an iPhone with a stick? All your opinions count, make them heard!
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, news, favorite websites, Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail…. are you out of breath yet? This is just a fraction of the services an average user deals with on a daily basis. How do we do it? The hard way. OneFeed attempts to bring all of these together under one roof.
10 days into its launch, Pressy has now made over 10 times its initial goal. The project passed its $40,000 target the day it was launched, making it one of the shining stars of the week on Kickstarter. How did it happen? Why did it happen? How does it feel to be inside?
Kobo, currently Amazon’s strongest eReading competitor, has a whole line of eReaders available, including the Kobo Arc (2012) — a 7-inch Android tablet. Kobo’s lead e-ink reader, the Aura HD, is definitely impressive, but is not a strong enough competition for the Kindle Paperwhite. How does the Kobo Arc fare? Is it a valid competitor for the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7?
As I’m sure you’ve noticed already, we have a new look. What do you think of it? What parts of the new look do you especially like? What parts need to change? What would you like to see on MakeUseOf that is missing from the new theme? Now’s your time to tell us!
Some people use Facebook just for close friends, some people use it exclusively for people they’ve met in person, and some use it to actually meet new people, adding friends they’ve never met before. Some have 30 friends, some have 3000. Where are you? Do you even use Facebook? Let’s vote!
Your calendar is a big part of your productivity, and managing it right can make a real difference. The right IFTTT recipes can help you take charge of your Google Calendar, and make it perform feats you didn’t know were possible. Use them.
What does it take to launch a Kickstarter project? Can anyone do it? We’ve hunted down a promising Kickstarter project to try and find some answers. This is not a Kickstarter project you’ve heard about. It only went live a few hours ago. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking to the developers of this project, trying to glean what it’s like before the limelights are on them.
From now on, you can use your Buffer account to post and schedule updates to your Google+ Page, which joins the already supported Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and App.net. After recently adding custom scheduled updates, Buffer continues going over its most requested feature list, ticking off one by one.