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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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Turn Your Life Into An Engaging Film With Timeline Movie Maker

Internet

Turn Your Life Into An Engaging Film With Timeline Movie Maker

Like it or not, everyone has seen the Timeline profile movie when it was first introduced in September. This short movie introduced the concept so well, and made it look so romantic, we all secretly wanted one of our own. Well, our dreams have come true: A joint project from Facebook and marketing agency Definition 6 called Timeline Movie Maker, lets each and every one of us create their very own Timeline movie.

14-02-2012
Turn Your Life Into An Engaging Film With Timeline Movie Maker
6 Fantastic Ways To Discover Cool Music You’ve Never Heard Before

Internet

6 Fantastic Ways To Discover Cool Music You’ve Never Heard Before

If you’re a music lover, you’re familiar with the constant need to discover new music. You already know lots of good music you like, but the thirst for more is unstoppable. There’s lots of good music out there most of us never even heard of – Indie artists and small bands that haven’t yet made their way to the big websites or labels. But this doesn’t mean they’re not worth listening to.

07-02-2012
6 Fantastic Ways To Discover Cool Music You’ve Never Heard Before
New Skype Version For Windows Brings Facebook Video Calling From Within Skype [News]

Windows

New Skype Version For Windows Brings Facebook Video Calling From Within Skype [News]

Skype is tightening its Facebook integration, and has released a new version for Windows, Skype 5.8 (the same update for Mac is on its way). The new version introduces audio and video-calling with Facebook friends, even if said friends are not even using Skype.

06-02-2012
New Skype Version For Windows Brings Facebook Video Calling From Within Skype [News]
Overwhelmed By Selection? How To Find The Perfect Laptop, Tablet Or Camera

Internet

Overwhelmed By Selection? How To Find The Perfect Laptop, Tablet Or Camera

Recently, I had to purchase a laptop for a family member, who couldn’t even begin to find her way amongst all the possible options. Even for me, the selection was overwhelming. Where do you start? So imagine my joy when I found out that the makers of Geekaphone now offer a similar service for other items, such as tablets, cameras, TVs and even laptops.

31-01-2012
Overwhelmed By Selection? How To Find The Perfect Laptop, Tablet Or Camera
5 Chrome Extensions That Are Going To Make Your (Browsing) Life Easier

Internet

5 Chrome Extensions That Are Going To Make Your (Browsing) Life Easier

Some people say our lives are getting harder the more technology we have. While I’m not here to argue that point, I am sure of one thing – some things only get easier. In this post, I will share with you a list of truly awesome Chrome extensions which can truly make your life easier. At least those aspects which have to do with browsing the web.

30-01-2012
5 Chrome Extensions That Are Going To Make Your (Browsing) Life Easier
Dolphin Browser For Android Now Features Skitch & Evernote Add-Ons [News]

Android

Dolphin Browser For Android Now Features Skitch & Evernote Add-Ons [News]

Dolphin has recently announced the release of two brand new add-ons for its popular Android browser. The Dolphin browser already features a number of useful add-ons such as Read It Later, Dolphin Translate, Dolphin.fm, and various tab management add-ons, and has now added the Skitch add-on and the Evernote add-on.

28-01-2012
Dolphin Browser For Android Now Features Skitch & Evernote Add-Ons [News]
Create Your Own Unique & Personal Timeline Covers For Facebook With CoverCanvas

Internet

Create Your Own Unique & Personal Timeline Covers For Facebook With CoverCanvas

A lot of bad things have been said about Facebook over the years, many of them justified. But there is one thing about Facebook that even the most zealous critic can’t ignore – it makes people more creative. What do I mean by that? Well, can you imagine yourself designing something like your Timeline page just right before Facebook came along?

24-01-2012
Create Your Own Unique & Personal Timeline Covers For Facebook With CoverCanvas
Facebook Scam Offers A Free Amazon Gift Card, Don’t Fall For It! [News]

Internet

Facebook Scam Offers A Free Amazon Gift Card, Don’t Fall For It! [News]

Yet another Facebook scam has been revealed this weekend, and this one is a really tempting one. According to this scam, Amazon is offering a $500 gift card if you only click a few links and share them on Facebook. Please don’t. These links are false and you will not get an Amazon gift card if you share it.

24-01-2012
Facebook Scam Offers A Free Amazon Gift Card, Don’t Fall For It! [News]
How To Easily Enable & Customize The New Google Tool Bar

Internet Browsers

How To Easily Enable & Customize The New Google Tool Bar

Several weeks ago, Google launched a brand new Google bar in all its services. This new bar replaces the famous (or infamous?) black bar on top of all Google products, and includes a slick dropdown menu, a new Profile menu and a generally cleaner look. Surprisingly, not everyone can enjoy the new bar yet and Google also “forgot” to make the bar customizable.

20-01-2012
How To Easily Enable & Customize The New Google Tool Bar
How To Find A Nearby Library Which Lends Kindle Books & Other eBooks

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How To Find A Nearby Library Which Lends Kindle Books & Other eBooks

As our society becomes more paperless, more people are looking for ways to replace their paper habits. Buying eBooks online is not a bad choice, but not everyone is into buying their books. Many of us enjoy our local public library, which lets us lend books for a limited time, and then return them. This is the cheaper, environmentally-friendlier and generally calmer choice, which doesn’t involve a lot of shopping.

17-01-2012
How To Find A Nearby Library Which Lends Kindle Books & Other eBooks
Amazon’s New “Send To Kindle” App Lets You Easily Send Files From PC To Kindle [News]

Internet

Amazon’s New “Send To Kindle” App Lets You Easily Send Files From PC To Kindle [News]

Amazon has just released a new piece of software, aimed at making your PC-Kindle interaction even easier. The new app is called Send to Kindle, and can be downloaded onto any Windows machine from here (Mac support is coming soon). Send to Kindle adds new ways for you to send any personal document from your PC to your Kindle device or Kindle app.

17-01-2012
Amazon’s New “Send To Kindle” App Lets You Easily Send Files From PC To Kindle [News]
Why Google+ Will Not Overtake Facebook, Not In 2 Years, Not Ever [Opinion]

Internet

Why Google+ Will Not Overtake Facebook, Not In 2 Years, Not Ever [Opinion]

Before I begin let me just state that I am not against innovation, and I really do like Google+, usually even more than Facebook. But just because we like something better, doesn’t mean it’s going to win. Here is why, in my opinion, Facebook will stick around for a long long time to come.

16-01-2012
Why Google+ Will Not Overtake Facebook, Not In 2 Years, Not Ever [Opinion]
5 Excellent Ways To Customize Windows You Simply Have To Try

Windows

5 Excellent Ways To Customize Windows You Simply Have To Try

I love Windows. It’s somewhat hard for me to say this, having grown up with a Mac and having hated every single Windows version up till Win2k, but Microsoft are really getting better at this, and I would not give up my Windows 7 for anything. This doesn’t mean that Windows is perfect. Sometimes there are things you want to do that simply don’t come built into Windows.

13-01-2012
5 Excellent Ways To Customize Windows You Simply Have To Try
Dolphin Browser Updates With New Look, Improved Performance & Increased Battery Life [News]

Android iPhone and iPad

Dolphin Browser Updates With New Look, Improved Performance & Increased Battery Life [News]

Dolphin, a major contestant in the mobile browsing scene, has just released an update to both its iOS version (for iPhone and iPad) and its Android version. Dolphin HD 3.0 for iOS received a Speed Dial and Webzine revamp, improving the looks of both and adding some new features. In Dolphin HD 7.3 for Android, the updates are more technical, and involve Dolphin Connect, the browser’s synchronization tool,

11-01-2012
Dolphin Browser Updates With New Look, Improved Performance & Increased Battery Life [News]
4 More Awesome Skype Apps You Should Install [Windows]

Windows

4 More Awesome Skype Apps You Should Install [Windows]

Skype is a useful and popular chat and VoIP application, which can become even more useful after installing some Skype apps.There are lots more things you can do with Skype apps, such as launching multiple accounts, adding spell checks, translating chats and initiating calls with one click.

10-01-2012
4 More Awesome Skype Apps You Should Install [Windows]
Turn Your Phone Into An Awesome Walkie-Talkie With Blip.me [Android & iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Turn Your Phone Into An Awesome Walkie-Talkie With Blip.me [Android & iOS]

There are many wacky, interesting, useful and just plain fun apps you can install on your smartphone. When we come down to it, no app is really absolutely essential, and we all did very well without any of them. But having all this rich abundance of apps at our fingertips truly makes the world a more colorful place. One app which definitely added color to my life is Blip.me.

09-01-2012
Turn Your Phone Into An Awesome Walkie-Talkie With Blip.me [Android & iOS]
Apple Is Refunding Anyone Who Purchased The Mysterious GameStore App [News]

iPhone and iPad

Apple Is Refunding Anyone Who Purchased The Mysterious GameStore App [News]

A few days ago, a mysterious app appeared in the iOS App Store. Its name was GameStore, it cost $0.99, and it appeared to be an official Apple release. All iOS users know about Game Center, but this was something new which allowed users to download some in-app purchases for racing-themed games.

07-01-2012
Apple Is Refunding Anyone Who Purchased The Mysterious GameStore App [News]
4 Ways To Prevent Computer-Related Eye Strain Without Losing Productivity

Windows Linux

4 Ways To Prevent Computer-Related Eye Strain Without Losing Productivity

Do you spend many hours in front of a computer screen? If you do, you’re probably familiar with the inescapable eye strain that comes with it. Headaches, burning eyes, itchiness and just being tired, are all symptoms of long hours of staring at a screen. I will be the first one to tell you that the ultimate solution is to spend less time at the computer.

02-01-2012
4 Ways To Prevent Computer-Related Eye Strain Without Losing Productivity
Facebook Messenger For Windows Leaks & Then Released Officially [News]

Windows

Facebook Messenger For Windows Leaks & Then Released Officially [News]

Facebook Messenger for Windows, which has apparently been in the oven for some time, has leaked to the web earlier this week. Facebook’s way to deal with this crisis was to officially release the app for download without further delay. Available for Windows 7 only at this time, it is a way for you to stay connected to Facebook chat, updates and news ticker, without having to leave your browser open.

31-12-2011
Facebook Messenger For Windows Leaks & Then Released Officially [News]
5 Cool Retro Games You Should Add To Your iGoogle Page

Internet Gaming

5 Cool Retro Games You Should Add To Your iGoogle Page

iGoogle is a personal, customizable homepage which every Google account owner can make use of. iGoogle lets you add multiple different gadgets, such as Gmail updates, news, weather and games, and access them easily every time you visit your iGoogle page. Finding cool flash games online is not necessarily hard, but having all your favorite games waiting for you in iGoogle is pretty convenient.

30-12-2011
5 Cool Retro Games You Should Add To Your iGoogle Page