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Yaara Lancet

/ Joined 12 June, 2011

Yaara (@ylancet) is a freelance writer, tech blogger and chocolate lover, who's also a biologist and a full-time geek.

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The Young Strike It Big: 5+ Amazing Discoveries Made By Kids & Teenagers

Web Culture

The Young Strike It Big: 5+ Amazing Discoveries Made By Kids & Teenagers

You don’t have to be a grown up to be amazing. As kids, we all know we’re capable of much more than some adults expect, but when we become adults ourselves, we sometime forget that truly innovative thinking sometime comes from people half our age. That said, in today’s technology-filled world, we’re almost getting used to whiz kids developing apps, building startups and making enormous exits.

03-07-2012
The Young Strike It Big: 5+ Amazing Discoveries Made By Kids & Teenagers
Create A Kid-Friendly Homescreen That Will Keep Your Phone Safe & Your Kids Entertained [Android]

Android

Create A Kid-Friendly Homescreen That Will Keep Your Phone Safe & Your Kids Entertained [Android]

Although I don’t yet have kids of my own, I was recently introduced to the world of children through my niece. As any good tech blogger would, I tested numerous Android games on her, and came up with a list of five awesome games she really enjoyed playing. Mobile games are great for kids, but can be somewhat nerve racking for the phone owners, who never know what the child might end up doing with the phone besides playing games.

02-07-2012
Create A Kid-Friendly Homescreen That Will Keep Your Phone Safe & Your Kids Entertained [Android]
Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick

Internet

Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick

In the world of social networks, there are two really big players: Facebook and Twitter. These are not the only players, not by a long shot, but with almost 150 million users on Twitter, and an estimated 900 million on Facebook, these are two giants that cannot be ignored. In the spirit of not ignoring each other, Twitter and Facebook have recently tightened their mutual integration.

25-06-2012
Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick
End Of Bad Gifts: Use SendAsGift To Make Sure Your Friends & Family Love Your Gifts

Internet

End Of Bad Gifts: Use SendAsGift To Make Sure Your Friends & Family Love Your Gifts

Most gifts can be bought online, without even leaving your chair, which makes the buying process easy enough. But what about the other side of things? Wouldn’t it be great if your friends could choose their gift in the first place? This is what SendAsGift.com is here for.

22-06-2012
End Of Bad Gifts: Use SendAsGift To Make Sure Your Friends & Family Love Your Gifts
10 Useful Browser Add-ons That Will Transform Your Tumblr Experience

Internet Browsers

10 Useful Browser Add-ons That Will Transform Your Tumblr Experience

Tumblr is a huge blogging platform where you can create and maintain a blog (or several blogs) with minimal hassle and work. While the photo blog concept existed before Tumblr, it’s Tumblr that made them so common and popular, and it’s now the go-to solution for most people who are looking to open one. Of course, you can use Tumblr for all your blogging needs, post text, quotes, audio clips, videos, and anything else you wish.

19-06-2012
10 Useful Browser Add-ons That Will Transform Your Tumblr Experience
Save Your Favorite Recipes From All Over The Web With These 3 Great Recipe Bookmarking Sites

Internet

Save Your Favorite Recipes From All Over The Web With These 3 Great Recipe Bookmarking Sites

If there’s one thing the Internet made easier, it’s cooking. I have a big collection of cookbooks (yes, real ones) which I rarely use anymore, despite how great they are. The ease with which I can find recipes online is just too tempting. The only problem with this never-ending recipe source is that I can rarely find again the ones I really liked, and even if I bookmark some of them, I can never remember which is which in the resulting mess.

18-06-2012
Save Your Favorite Recipes From All Over The Web With These 3 Great Recipe Bookmarking Sites
Add A Customizable Webcam Widget To Your Desktop With The Simple & Lightweight CamDesk [Windows & Linux]

Linux Windows

Add A Customizable Webcam Widget To Your Desktop With The Simple & Lightweight CamDesk [Windows & Linux]

With CamDesk, you get a constant feed from any of your webcams in a customizable window, and can keep track of what’s going on no matter what you’re doing. It can be used for anything from spying on your cats and keeping an eye on your door, to getting a constant feed of yourself while video chatting or recording a video.

15-06-2012
Add A Customizable Webcam Widget To Your Desktop With The Simple & Lightweight CamDesk [Windows & Linux]
Track & Manage Your Pinterest Account With Pinerly [200 Invites For MUO Readers]

Internet

Track & Manage Your Pinterest Account With Pinerly [200 Invites For MUO Readers]

Statistics are an integral part of any service we use regularly. How many followers did we gain today? How many people liked our album? How many e-mails passed through our inbox? Around every popular service we use, stats services sprout like mushrooms after the rain. And things are no different with the latest in social networking – Pinterest.

08-06-2012
Track & Manage Your Pinterest Account With Pinerly [200 Invites For MUO Readers]
Listen To Your Craving & Visit The Top 6 Websites For Chocolate Lovers

Internet

Listen To Your Craving & Visit The Top 6 Websites For Chocolate Lovers

I love chocolate. I love it so much, I would live on chocolate alone it if were possible. The best present anyone can give me is a box of assorted chocolates, complete with a little index where I can identify which one is which and choose the order in which I will devour them. Luckily, I am not alone in my passion, and there are many around the world who share it.

05-06-2012
Listen To Your Craving & Visit The Top 6 Websites For Chocolate Lovers
Which Windows Version Is The Best Of All Time? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Windows

Which Windows Version Is The Best Of All Time? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Sorry Mac and Linux users, this week’s poll is all about Windows, but even if you don’t currently use the most popular OS in the world, you’re bound to have an opinion in the matter. This week we want to find out which is your favorite Windows version of all times.

03-06-2012
Which Windows Version Is The Best Of All Time? [MakeUseOf Poll]
6 Cool DuckDuckGo Features You Won’t Find on Google

Internet

6 Cool DuckDuckGo Features You Won’t Find on Google

In a world ruled by Google, at least where search is concerned, it’s sometimes hard to imagine a worthy alternative. DuckDuckGo is one website that is trying to offer such an alternative. If you’ve been using it the same as you would use Google, not taking advantage of its cool features, this article is for you.

01-06-2012
6 Cool DuckDuckGo Features You Won’t Find on Google
The Top 7 Multiplayer Games You Can Play With Friends On The Same iPad

iPhone and iPad Gaming

The Top 7 Multiplayer Games You Can Play With Friends On The Same iPad

If there’s one thing we’ve established in these monthly iPad games columns, it is that the iPad is an excellent gaming device. You can literally pass away hours just playing games on the iPad, which is quite handy if you need to keep yourself busy during a long flight or some free hours of boredom. But playing games on the iPad needn’t be a lonely experience. There are plenty of iPad games you can play together with family or friends.

29-05-2012
The Top 7 Multiplayer Games You Can Play With Friends On The Same iPad
Create & Share Websites Instantly With The Slick & Practical CheckThis

Internet

Create & Share Websites Instantly With The Slick & Practical CheckThis

Have you ever wanted to share something with your friends or colleagues that was more than just a sentence, an image, a video or a link? Did you ever want to create and invite people to an event without limiting it to Facebook? Did you ever want to sell something without having to use eBay or Craiglist? Many times the big websites or your personal blog are not suitable for the task. CheckThis was created to fill this hole.

28-05-2012
Create & Share Websites Instantly With The Slick & Practical CheckThis
7 Stylish Ways To Bring Instagram To The Web When Mobile Is Not Enough

Internet

7 Stylish Ways To Bring Instagram To The Web When Mobile Is Not Enough

Instagram’s popularity calls for a way to use Instagram on the web, but an official way to do this still doesn’t exist. The lack of official solution brought about an abundance of unofficial means to view and use Instagram on the web. Here is a list of the best ones currently available.

25-05-2012
7 Stylish Ways To Bring Instagram To The Web When Mobile Is Not Enough
10 Best Websites To Find Awesome Camping Recipes & Outdoor Cooking Tips

Internet

10 Best Websites To Find Awesome Camping Recipes & Outdoor Cooking Tips

Summer is almost upon the northern hemisphere, and official camping season is just around the corner. An important and integral part of any camping trip, be it car camping, backpacking or just a day camp in the woods, is camping food. It never ceases to amaze me how simple ingredients cooked on a fire can become so delicious just by the change of settings.

15-05-2012
10 Best Websites To Find Awesome Camping Recipes & Outdoor Cooking Tips
Bring Some Life Into Your Browser With These 5 Brilliant Start-Page Extensions [Chrome]

Browsers

Bring Some Life Into Your Browser With These 5 Brilliant Start-Page Extensions [Chrome]

Chrome’s default start page has nothing to be ashamed of. With its neat appearance and quick access to apps, most visited pages and recently closed tabs, it’s fast becoming a great option for a default start page, which doesn’t require any additional installation. However, Chrome’s start page is not perfect for everyone, and other great options do exist out there in the form of browser extensions.

14-05-2012
Bring Some Life Into Your Browser With These 5 Brilliant Start-Page Extensions [Chrome]
Use Pinstamatic To Pin Text, Music, Websites & Locations To Pinterest

Internet

Use Pinstamatic To Pin Text, Music, Websites & Locations To Pinterest

Lately, I’ve been exploring Pinterest for all its possible applications. After telling you about 5 useful Pinterest tools, I still wasn’t sure what to do on Pinterest. After the first wave of ideas was done, I couldn’t find things I truly wanted to pin no matter how hard I tried. It was around this time that I heard about Pinstamatic. Despite the somewhat unfortunate name, Pinstamatic offers a solution for anyone who is looking for something more out of Pinterest.

11-05-2012
Use Pinstamatic To Pin Text, Music, Websites & Locations To Pinterest
How To Add A Snooze Function To Gmail Without Using Third-Party Apps

Internet

How To Add A Snooze Function To Gmail Without Using Third-Party Apps

An overflowing inbox is a problem, and one almost everyone has to face daily. We’re all trying to avoid leaving a huge stack of unread e-mails in our inbox, but let’s face it, we can’t deal with everything the minute it comes in. The confusion a full inbox creates is sometimes so big, it becomes a reason to delay answering all by itself. There are many solutions and add-ons to create e-mail reminders and have e-mails return at specific times.

08-05-2012
How To Add A Snooze Function To Gmail Without Using Third-Party Apps
11 Unique Uses For The iPad That You’ve Probably Never Thought Of Before

iPhone and iPad

11 Unique Uses For The iPad That You’ve Probably Never Thought Of Before

The iPad is awesome. It’s great for games, it’s excellent for productivity, it can be used for sketching, taking notes, reading books and articles or as entertainment for children. All of these are pretty straightforward uses most of us have thought of and even utilized. But what else can the iPad do?

07-05-2012
11 Unique Uses For The iPad That You’ve Probably Never Thought Of Before
6 Beautiful Apps That Look Great Even Without a Retina Display [iPad]

iPhone and iPad

6 Beautiful Apps That Look Great Even Without a Retina Display [iPad]

We’ve all heard of the fantastic new iPad and its amazing new Retina display. While many might not be overly impressed with this new iteration, I have yet to hear one bad word said about the new display, and many apps are adjusting accordingly. There’s no lack of apps that look great on a Retina display, and no wonder, the Retina display is pretty awesome.

04-05-2012
6 Beautiful Apps That Look Great Even Without a Retina Display [iPad]
Say Anything To Anyone With Say Anything – An Unusual App For iOS

iPhone and iPad

Say Anything To Anyone With Say Anything – An Unusual App For iOS

Do you remember sitting in school next to your friend and writing to each other on pieces of paper? I sure do. It was fun, yet time consuming, but I never imagined a different way to communicate when silence was required. So when I first discovered Say Anything, I finally had to believe in Apple’s “there’s an app for that” slogan.

30-04-2012
Say Anything To Anyone With Say Anything – An Unusual App For iOS
iPad Games Galore: Kick Up The 80’s & 90’s With These 5 Retro Games

iPhone and iPad Gaming

iPad Games Galore: Kick Up The 80’s & 90’s With These 5 Retro Games

Everyone loves retro. Whether you actually grew up in the 80’s or laid eyes on Pac-Man for the first time on a Windows PC, we can’t help but love these games. Recently, I discovered there is a whole drove of retro game available for the iPad, and not only that, they tend to be quite expensive. It’s hard to find a full version of a true retro game for less than $4.99, and many of them can go up to $9.99.

27-04-2012
iPad Games Galore: Kick Up The 80’s & 90’s With These 5 Retro Games
11 Awesome, Funny & Informative Tumblr Blogs You Should Be Following

Internet

11 Awesome, Funny & Informative Tumblr Blogs You Should Be Following

Tumblr has been around for quite a while, but only recently did I decide to open one of my own. When that happened, I suddenly became more aware, and found that there are fascinating, hilarious and beautiful things hidden in the web in the form of Tumblrs. What I love about Tumblrs is how lean on text they can be. This way, I can follow multiple blogs, learn new things and get my dose of laughs.

24-04-2012
11 Awesome, Funny & Informative Tumblr Blogs You Should Be Following
Save for a Rainy Day: The Top 6 Instagram Alternatives You Really Should Try [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Save for a Rainy Day: The Top 6 Instagram Alternatives You Really Should Try [Android & iOS]

Instagram has been in the news non-stop these past two weeks. It started with the launch of its much anticipated Android app, and continued with the subsequent acquisition by Facebook. Both moves created heated reactions from Instagram users, which were not always positive. I only recently got to try Instagram, and although it’s a fun little app, I wasn’t blown away.

23-04-2012
Save for a Rainy Day: The Top 6 Instagram Alternatives You Really Should Try [Android & iOS]