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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Jawbone Mini Jambox Review and Giveaway

12th November, 2013

The Mini Jambox is the latest and greatest in a line of Jawbone Bluetooth speakers, and as such, we had to take it for a spin and see what it’s all about.


How Many Friends Do You Have On Google+? [MakeUseOf Poll]

10th November, 2013

Recently, we asked you how many friends you have on Facebook. It’s now Google+’s turn. Before we know it, Google+ just could be the social network everyone is using. Or could it?


Android 4.4 Is Out: 6+ Reasons You And Your Non-Techie Friends Should Care

8th November, 2013

Android KitKat is out, and there’s no way you’ve missed it. But should you care? Why, yes, yes you should.


Mailbird: Change The Way You Use Email [Giveaway]

7th November, 2013

Mailbird Pro currently costs $9 per year at pre-order, and will costs $12/year after the version’s full launch. But you now have a chance to get a whole year for free!


iPhone 5s vs. Nexus 5, Which Would You Rather Have? [MakeUseOf Poll]

3rd November, 2013

You wake up in the morning, and a smartphone fairy presents you with a choice. You can either have the iPhone 5s or the Nexus 5, for free. Which phone would you choose?


The Complete Guide To Cryptic Instagram Hashtags No One Understands

1st November, 2013

#instagood, #l4l, #f4f, #photooftheday, #igers… what’s up with all these hashtags? The least you can do to ease your suffering is to learn what all these hashtags mean.


EverDock Duo Review and Giveaway

31st October, 2013

We received a pre-production unit of the EverDock Duo for testing, and see if the impossible — having a small and slick dock that can charge both iOS and Android devices — is actually possible.


11 Hideously Scary Halloween Makeup Ideas You Can Borrow From The Web

30th October, 2013

Can you zip open your face? Can you look like a zombie? With some inspiration, you can. And we’ve found this inspiration for you, along with some great tutorials that can take you there.


10 Creepy Halloween Decorations & Cases For Your iPhone, iPad and Mac

28th October, 2013

There’s a surprising number of ways to dress up your Apple products for Halloween.


Tweet7 Is The Perfect Way To Use Twitter On iOS 7

28th October, 2013

There’s one thing about iOS 7 that’s almost universally liked: it’s clean and uncluttered. Tweet7 is a Twitter client made especially for iOS 7, following its flat and clean design rules.


Almost A Year Later: Are You Using Twitter’s Vine? [MakeUseOf Poll]

27th October, 2013

It’s almost a year since Twitter launched Vine. Was Vine just a short-term gimmick, or are you still using it actively without all the noise? Let’s see where MakeUseOf’s readers stand.


Your iPhone Can Create 3D Photos. Don’t Believe It? Try Seene

23rd October, 2013

Taking photos, sharing photos, photo filters…. are you still awake? While it’s a popular pastime, taking photos with your iPhone is really nothing special – but Seene changes that.


Do You Use A Third Party Firewall On Your Computer? [MakeUseOf Poll]

20th October, 2013

Most of the major operating systems come with a good built-in firewall, but the third-party firewall market is far from being dead. People still use them for extra security. Do you?


5 Fears You Can Destroy Today To Become A Kickass Blogger

19th October, 2013

Can you write a blog? Without knowing you, I can tell you the answer is probably yes. Ever since their debut at the beginning of the millennium, blogs have been an integral part of what we consider as “the Internet”. Starting as a simple way to record and share your thoughts and experiences, blogs have […]

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Pixsta Is An Instagram Client For Windows That’s Better Than Instagram

18th October, 2013

Instagram Web apps leave a lot to be desired! If you have been longing for a proper desktop client, look no further. Pixsta is an awesome alternative for both Instagram mobile and Web apps.