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Tina Sieber

Chief Operating Officer / Joined 18 December, 2007

Tina has been writing about consumer technology for over a decade. She holds a Doctorate in Natural Sciences, a Diplom from Germany, and an MSc from Sweden. Her analytical background has helped her excel as a technology journalist at MakeUseOf, where she's now managing keyword research and operations.

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10 Free Electronic Dubstep Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]

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10 Free Electronic Dubstep Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday caters to all tastes. Apparently, our audience most appreciates electronic music, which is reflected in high numbers of shares. Hence we continue to explore this genre with another fabulous dubstep edition. There also is an underlying theme in this edition: Do what you love! In case you didn’t know this secret recipe already, I recommend listening to the Intro track of SniteVille’s In The Mist Of Darkness. Like other genres better? Make sure you let us know by sharing or commenting next time I cover it!

08-09-2013
10 Free Electronic Dubstep Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]
5 Laptop Maintenance Tips To Extend Its Life Expectancy

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5 Laptop Maintenance Tips To Extend Its Life Expectancy

Laptops are replaced every few years. We crave fancier hardware, novel features, and maybe our old device has become unresponsive and suffered some damage over time. Consequently, most laptops get thrown out prematurely. Unless you are looking for a silly excuse to buy a new and shiny device, you will love to hear that there are many ways to make your laptop last longer.

03-09-2013
5 Laptop Maintenance Tips To Extend Its Life Expectancy
9 Free Music Albums: The Electronic Dance Edition [Sound Sunday]

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9 Free Music Albums: The Electronic Dance Edition [Sound Sunday]

Following a series of down-to-earth genre editions, this installment of Sound Sunday is prepared to lift you up. In this article you will find a collection of energetic albums to get you moving. Throw a party and get all your friends to dance with you. Sound Sunday is a weekly MakeUseOf column promoting free music downloads from independent artists from around the world. Enjoyed the music in this edition? Or caving something else? I take suggestions and listen to feedback. Post your comments and expect a response!

01-09-2013
9 Free Music Albums: The Electronic Dance Edition [Sound Sunday]
3 Creative Upcycling Ideas For Your Old Hard Drive

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3 Creative Upcycling Ideas For Your Old Hard Drive

Care to get the most out of your old hard drive? Even if the drive is dead, there may be one more creative use left in it before submitting its remains for recycling. It is called upcycling! When you’ve re-used your old hardware in every conceivable way, it’s usually time for it to leave its current form of existence and break it apart to create something new.

27-08-2013
3 Creative Upcycling Ideas For Your Old Hard Drive
10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]

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10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday is back this week with a fine selection of free pop and rock albums. Whether you are craving indie dream pop or alternative roots rock, there is an album for every taste. All albums are available as free or name your price downloads from Bandcamp. Please leave a donation with artists you like or at least share their work. Feel free to contact me (tina at makeuseof dot com) with suggestions and genre requests for upcoming editions of Sound Sunday.

25-08-2013
10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]
Manage Firefox Tabs Like A Pro With Tab Mix Plus

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Manage Firefox Tabs Like A Pro With Tab Mix Plus

Be honest! How many browser tabs do you have open right now? More than a decade ago, Firefox — then known as Firebird — introduced browser tabs to the masses. Tabbed browsing quickly became a standard, and today it’s hard to imagine a browser that doesn’t support tabs. TabMix gives you even more control.

21-08-2013
Manage Firefox Tabs Like A Pro With Tab Mix Plus
5 Good Reasons To Save Your Old Hard Drive From The Trash

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5 Good Reasons To Save Your Old Hard Drive From The Trash

Most of us have our data spread across several devices, storage media, or services. Storage capacities continue to expand at affordable prices, digital devices diversify, and as a result we are increasingly moving data to the Cloud. Do you even have a use for your old hard drive anymore? Don’t trash it just yet. First, hear what I have to tell you about old hard drives.

07-08-2013
5 Good Reasons To Save Your Old Hard Drive From The Trash
Stop For A Grammar Check: 4 Areas Where You Can Improve Your Spelling & Grammar

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Stop For A Grammar Check: 4 Areas Where You Can Improve Your Spelling & Grammar

Being a freelance writer or journalist isn’t easy, particularly if you write in a language that isn’t your mother tongue. Yet, many foreign speakers are tempted to write in English because it promises a greater audience and thus better opportunities to earn a living. The drawback is that we are constantly struggling with the details of the little devils in the language.

30-07-2013
Stop For A Grammar Check: 4 Areas Where You Can Improve Your Spelling & Grammar