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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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Let The Games Begin! 5 Extremely Cute & Educational Games For Toddlers [Android]

Android Gaming

Let The Games Begin! 5 Extremely Cute & Educational Games For Toddlers [Android]

There’s nothing cuter than a toddler playing a game on a smartphone. I used to think letting toddlers play with phones is a bad sign of the times, kids playing with screens instead of balls and all that, but there’s something truly unique about the way children enjoy these phone games, and after letting my cats play with my iPad, I can’t very well refuse to let my 17-month-old niece play with my phone.

09-03-2012
Let The Games Begin! 5 Extremely Cute & Educational Games For Toddlers [Android]
Too Many Apps? How To Revoke App Permissions From Multiple Websites In 2 Minutes

Internet

Too Many Apps? How To Revoke App Permissions From Multiple Websites In 2 Minutes

The online world offers many privacy concerns. We all know we should not post private things on Facebook, we mustn’t write down our e-mail address in conspicuous places, and we really should pay attention, as much as we can, to how big companies like Google use our private information. Yes, we all know these things. The problem with these privacy concerns is that there’s something really vague about them.

06-03-2012
Too Many Apps? How To Revoke App Permissions From Multiple Websites In 2 Minutes
Concerned About Privacy? Opt Out Of Facebook App Permissions With fPrivacy [Chrome]

Browsers

Concerned About Privacy? Opt Out Of Facebook App Permissions With fPrivacy [Chrome]

I hate it when apps ask for permission to access my friends list, access my birthdate, and worse of all, post on Facebook as me. If you feel the same way Facebook apps and permissions, and were wishing for a way to control these permissions somewhat, even if just to feel like you’ve done something to protect your privacy, fPrivacy for Chrome could be your new best friend.

02-03-2012
Concerned About Privacy? Opt Out Of Facebook App Permissions With fPrivacy [Chrome]
6 Reasons It’s Better To Date A Geek – The Female Version [Opinion]

Web Culture

6 Reasons It’s Better To Date A Geek – The Female Version [Opinion]

Not long ago, we all enjoyed James’s 5 reasons it’s better to date a geek. While he made some good points, James made the error of assuming that geek girls are so rare, they’re virtually non-existent. This is the way he put it: “Unfortunately, data on these rare creatures is still quite scarce, so we will not discuss them today.” Well, I am here to tell you that geek girls do exist, and they’re actually more common than most people think.

28-02-2012
6 Reasons It’s Better To Date A Geek – The Female Version [Opinion]
How To Copy & Paste Between iPhone & Desktop Without Installing Any Apps

Internet

How To Copy & Paste Between iPhone & Desktop Without Installing Any Apps

There’s something about technology I find truly fascinating. The more sophisticated everything becomes, the more trivial problems are created. Back when I was using my trusty Nokia 6070, I had no desire or need to copy and paste things from my desktop to my phone. My phone and my desktop were two different entities, and I didn’t even dream of being able to copy and paste something from my desktop, and have it appear instantly on my phone.

24-02-2012
How To Copy & Paste Between iPhone & Desktop Without Installing Any Apps
Why 2011 Was Mozilla’s Year After All [Opinion]

Browsers

Why 2011 Was Mozilla’s Year After All [Opinion]

Up until a few weeks ago, I had no doubt in my mind that 2011 was Google’s year. Even if we put everything else aside, 2011 was the year Chrome has finally surpassed Firefox on the race to take the scene over from Internet Explorer. 2011 was also the year I switched from Firefox to Chrome, after years of using Firefox, and the last thing I remembered was Firefox 4 beta constantly hanging and crashing on my machine.

21-02-2012
Why 2011 Was Mozilla’s Year After All [Opinion]
Don’t Text & Drive! 4+ Apps To Keep You Safe On The Road [Android]

Android

Don’t Text & Drive! 4+ Apps To Keep You Safe On The Road [Android]

Using a mobile phone while driving is dangerous. We all know that. This danger is the one thing the smartness of our phones doesn’t really solve – no matter how smart they get, they still require more attention than we have to give while driving. The best thing would probably be to turn the thing off every time we drive, but who would seriously do that? So the next best thing is to find ways to limit the distraction the device creates.

20-02-2012
Don’t Text & Drive! 4+ Apps To Keep You Safe On The Road [Android]
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 Apps That Turn Your iPad Into An Overpriced-Yet-Awesome Cat Toy

iPhone and iPad

6 Apps That Turn Your iPad Into An Overpriced-Yet-Awesome Cat Toy

Cats are awesome. We all agree on that. I must admit, though, that even for a cat lover like me, the idea of letting my cats play with my precious iPad seemed a bit crazy. I mean, they have enough toys of their own that don’t cost hundreds of dollars. Well, I’m here to tell you that letting your cats play with iPad cat toys is the most fun you and they are going to have this month.

10-02-2012
6 Apps That Turn Your iPad Into An Overpriced-Yet-Awesome Cat Toy
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]