Yaara Lancet

Joined June 2011

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.

Feel free to contact at yaara@makeuseof.com

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Tired Of Your Keyboard? Use Mouse Gestures With These 4 Tools

10th October, 2011

The world is divided into two: keyboard lovers and mouse lovers. If you’re a mouse lover and always wished you could do everything with it (on your computer, anyway), it might be time to try some gestures tools. Take your pick from the list below and enjoy a new way to move your body even less while using the computer.

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Hide Your Facebook Messages From Facebook Itself With uProtect.it

7th October, 2011

Many people tend to forget that no matter what their privacy settings are, everything they do on Facebook is visible to Facebook. Even if you choose your status updates to be seen just by a few people, Facebook can still use it for their own agenda. uProtect.it is a tool that helps you solve just this problem, and adds an extra security layer to all of your Facebook communications.

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Adobe Announces New Creative Apps For Tablets & A New Sharing Platform [News]

6th October, 2011

Adobe has announced the upcoming release of six new apps designed for tablets, along with a new cloud sharing platform. The new apps go by the name of Adobe Touch Apps, and are aimed at creative tablet users who don’t have the need for an expensive creative suite. The new apps will sell for $9.99 each on the Android Market, and there isn’t a price tag yet nor even a proper announcement for the iOS versions.

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Microsoft Releases A Hotmail Android App & Some More Hotmail Upgrades [News]

6th October, 2011

Microsoft has announced that we should all “give Hotmail another look“. This does not mean that Hotmail’s whole interface is changed forever, but there are certainly some new additions that are mainly aimed at e-mail organization and war against “greymail”. The most exciting part of this announcement is the release of an official Hotmail Android […]

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7 Reasons Facebook Should Not Be Blocked At Work

4th October, 2011

Many workplaces nowadays find it prudent to prevent their employees from surfing certain websites. Leading that pack of blocked websites is Facebook. Facebook is a true phenomena in our social lives today, and many employers feel that leaving Facebook open for free surfing will cause a major waste of time and loss of productivity. But is it true? Is blocking Facebook really that smart?

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A New Humble Bundle Is Available For As Much As You Want To Pay [News]

3rd October, 2011

Humble Indie Bundle is back! Only two months after the previous installment, you can now download Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle from the Humble Bundle website. The bundle is a bit different this time, and includes only one game – Frozen Synapse – and a bonus game: TRAUMA. Both games work on Windows, Mac and Linux and are DRM free.

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How To Chat On Google Talk (Without Leaving Your Browser) No Matter What Website You’re On

3rd October, 2011

There’s one thing about Gtalk that really bothers me. I can only see it when I’m in the Gmail tab, and I easily miss new messages because the only notification I get is when the title of the tab blinks. True, I could go for a desktop client, but many times I have to use other computers, and I can’t always install whatever I want. What then? I set out to find in-browser solutions that will solve this Gtalk problem once and for all.

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New Amazon Tablet Now Available Along With Three New Kindles [News]

1st October, 2011

Amazon has finally launched their much awaited tablet – Kindle Fire. The new lean mean machine is basically a 7-inch Android tablet for only $199, on which you can do anything you would be able to do on a regular wi-fi tablet. In short, Fire is not just for books, it’s for movies, apps, music, and more.

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Tweak & Customize The Color In Windows 7’s Aero Glass With These 5 Tools

30th September, 2011

One of my favorite features in Windows 7 is Aero Glass. There’s something really appealing about the whole Aero look, and I love changing the look and feel of my system by changing Aero colors. But Windows 7 only offers 14 pre-set Aero colors, and if I need a change I have to go to my display options and do it manually. So Aero colors are a lovely thing, but let’s admit it, they’re a bit limited.

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Facebook Timeline Starts Rolling Out To User Profiles Today [News]

29th September, 2011

Today, Facebook will start rolling out their new “Timeline” profile to everyone. Some of you may have enabled it already, but for the rest, the change is dramatic and will turn Facebook profiles as we know them upside down. Your Facebook profile will now (or soon) take the shape of a timeline going all the way back to the day you were born.

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Google Launches New & Exciting Dynamic Views For Blogger [News]

28th September, 2011

Google has launched a brand new look for Blogger – Dynamic Views. These are basically seven new themes that are meant to revolutionize Blogger’s user experience. The new themes are built with AJAX, HTML5 and CSS, and are designed to create a new feel and look for both authors and users. The new designs should be easy to implement and quick to load.

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6 Ways The aMSN Clone Is Far Better Than MSN Messenger

27th September, 2011

MSN Messenger has been rising in popularity ever since it stole ICQ’s thunder back in the day. I used to be an ICQ fan and never really managed to like anything that came out under the Messenger name. Having said that, I was using it for a couple of years before finding a better solution in Miranda IM.

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Google+ Now Allows You To Share Whole Circles With Friends [News]

27th September, 2011

Google announced a new feature yesterday for Google+ called circle sharing. You can now share whole circles with your friends, and thus introduce or suggest people to them easily. This is especially useful for professional circles. If you want, for example, to share all your professional contacts with your colleagues, you can now do it in two clicks.

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Facebook Doesn’t Delete Cookies When Logging Out But Uses Them To Protect Users [News]

27th September, 2011

It seems that Facebook is actually not using cookies to track you. At least not after you log out. Users, however, should still be wary about what Facebook knows about them and what it chooses to do with this information. According to writer and hacker, Nik Cubrilovic, Facebook’s tracking cookies are not deleted when you log out of Facebook, but instead are simply altered.

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How To Download ANY File To Your iOS Device With Meteoric

26th September, 2011

Download managers have been around for ages, helping us cope with not-always-reliable connections and enabling us to pause and resume downloads at will. As the built-in downloader in Safari does not support pause and resume, the process of trying to grab a file and simply download it becomes a hassle. Here is where download managers such as Meteoric come in handy.