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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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SketchBook Express – The Last Drawing App You Will Ever Need [iPad]

Mac

SketchBook Express – The Last Drawing App You Will Ever Need [iPad]

When I first got my iPad, I knew I wanted to use it for drawing and sketching. Not that I’m an artist by any means, I can barely draw a stick figure, but when you own an iPad it seems almost impossible not to get drawing apps. The device calls for it. It wants it. Not having many requirements in the area, I focused my energy on finding free drawing apps.

25-08-2011
SketchBook Express – The Last Drawing App You Will Ever Need [iPad]
Stream Video & Pictures From Your iOS Device To Your Windows PC With Air Stream Media Player

iPhone and iPad Mac

Stream Video & Pictures From Your iOS Device To Your Windows PC With Air Stream Media Player

Ever since iOS 4.2 came around, iOS device users have had the option to use AirPlay to stream media from their device to other machines over shared wi-fi. There are several AirPlay clients around for Mac, but being a Windows user I’ve been searching for a solution that will stream media from my iPad to my Windows PC. Finally I found Air Stream Media Player.

23-08-2011
Stream Video & Pictures From Your iOS Device To Your Windows PC With Air Stream Media Player
Discover Cool Websites on Your iPad With The New StumbleUpon iPad App

Internet

Discover Cool Websites on Your iPad With The New StumbleUpon iPad App

StumbleUpon is a service that creates a customized surfing experience, which is tailored to your exact liking by narrowing down on subjects and specific websites you like. With time, as many other services, it also became a social experience. Recently, StumbleUpon have released a new version of their iPad app. It is now more social and also looks much better. Have you taken it for a spin?

22-08-2011
Discover Cool Websites on Your iPad With The New StumbleUpon iPad App
How To Create A Stop-Motion Film In 5 Minutes With JellyCam [Windows]

Windows

How To Create A Stop-Motion Film In 5 Minutes With JellyCam [Windows]

Who doesn’t like stop-motion movies? Seriously. Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to make one of those really cool stop-motion films with little guys made out of play dough. Luckily, these days it’s not so hard anymore thanks to tools like JellyCam, a small, simple and free application that runs on Adobe Air.

16-08-2011
How To Create A Stop-Motion Film In 5 Minutes With JellyCam [Windows]
Delete Temporary Files Quickly & Discreetly With Browser Cleaner [Windows]

Windows

Delete Temporary Files Quickly & Discreetly With Browser Cleaner [Windows]

Life with multiple browsers, numerous applications and a constant use of IM and file sharing programs leaves our computers cluttered with temporary files, histories etc. There are many tools out there that solve this problem.The small and simple Browser Cleaner (Windows) is yet another one of these tools.

15-08-2011
Delete Temporary Files Quickly & Discreetly With Browser Cleaner [Windows]
3 Lesser Known Flight Search Engines That Will Help You on Your Quest for Cheap Flights

Internet

3 Lesser Known Flight Search Engines That Will Help You on Your Quest for Cheap Flights

We all know travel websites like Expedia, Kayak and Orbitz, and sometimes these big websites are more than enough. But from all those other smaller websites out there, how do we know which are good and which are less convenient? Which ones offer low fares and which ones are a waste of time?

11-08-2011
3 Lesser Known Flight Search Engines That Will Help You on Your Quest for Cheap Flights
Organize Your Research With The New Standalone Zotero

Windows Linux

Organize Your Research With The New Standalone Zotero

One of Zotero’s biggest cons is that it works only within Firefox. This means you have to be running Firefox and use it to save the articles you find. As long as I was using Firefox, this was not a big issue, but when I switched to Chrome for a while, it became quite cumbersome. This is why I was delighted to find out that Zotero have come up with Standalone Zotero Alpha.

09-08-2011
Organize Your Research With The New Standalone Zotero
3 Ways to Lock Your Keyboard & Mouse and Keep Your Computer Safe From Unwanted Guests

Windows

3 Ways to Lock Your Keyboard & Mouse and Keep Your Computer Safe From Unwanted Guests

If you have babies or cats overtly interested in your computer, then these three applications should be of interest to you. These are programs that can lock the keyboard and mouse while still allowing you to use the computer and its display. The selection is not huge by any means, but could be the solution to your problem.

08-08-2011
3 Ways to Lock Your Keyboard & Mouse and Keep Your Computer Safe From Unwanted Guests
Addicted To Google Plus? Here Are 4 Ways To Block Addictive Websites & Get Back To Work

Internet Browsers

Addicted To Google Plus? Here Are 4 Ways To Block Addictive Websites & Get Back To Work

The new player in the field may be addictive, but even before it came along there was no lack of websites that are way more beckoning than work. Be it Facebook, email, Google Reader, or just your favorite blog, the Internet today is distraction galore, with an incredible amount of willpower required to stop.

04-08-2011
Addicted To Google Plus? Here Are 4 Ways To Block Addictive Websites & Get Back To Work
5 Ways To Send Files To Your Dropbox Without Using Dropbox

Internet

5 Ways To Send Files To Your Dropbox Without Using Dropbox

There are numerous ways to manage files in Dropbox. Maybe, need to get something into my Dropbox and just don’t have access to it right now. For these scenarios, some nice people invented services we can use to send files directly to our Dropbox, without using Dropbox. Look into some of them.

01-08-2011
5 Ways To Send Files To Your Dropbox Without Using Dropbox
5+ Awesome Food Blogs That Will Tantalize Your Senses & Might Even Inspire You To Cook

Internet

5+ Awesome Food Blogs That Will Tantalize Your Senses & Might Even Inspire You To Cook

Cooking for ourselves is not always a top priority for most of us. We know we should, we know it’s healthier. Food blogs can provide some excellent inspiration. To be really inspiring, a food blog should look good, have a lot of good, informative pictures, and of course, interesting recipes. Here are some of the slickest.

18-07-2011
5+ Awesome Food Blogs That Will Tantalize Your Senses & Might Even Inspire You To Cook
How To Enhance Your Windows Experience With AquaSnap (Not Only in Windows 7!)

Windows

How To Enhance Your Windows Experience With AquaSnap (Not Only in Windows 7!)

Aero Snap is a cool feature in Windows 7 that allows you to easily view windows side by side simply by dragging the window to the side of the screen. AquaSnap is a free utility for Windows that mimics the features of Windows’ default tool and also brings some of its own. Plus, it works on older versions too.

11-07-2011
How To Enhance Your Windows Experience With AquaSnap (Not Only in Windows 7!)
How To Easily Transfer Photos Between Your Facebook Albums

Internet

How To Easily Transfer Photos Between Your Facebook Albums

With smartphones entering our lives, uploading photos to Facebook has become a day-to-day thing, and we do so almost without thinking. So now that we’ve found easy ways to upload photos and even edit them, what happens when we find ourselves with 20 small albums that don’t necessarily make sense?

07-07-2011
How To Easily Transfer Photos Between Your Facebook Albums
Tired Of Watching Videos Alone? Here Are The Best 3 Ways To Watch YouTube With Friends.

Internet

Tired Of Watching Videos Alone? Here Are The Best 3 Ways To Watch YouTube With Friends.

Are you someone who like to sit alone and watch all these online videos. Having some friends along to share your thoughts and reactions with is so much more fun. There are many ways to watch YouTube videos collaboratively. Here are the easiest and simplest ways I found out there.

04-07-2011
Tired Of Watching Videos Alone? Here Are The Best 3 Ways To Watch YouTube With Friends.
A Sneak Peek Into the New Nitro PDF Reader 2

Windows

A Sneak Peek Into the New Nitro PDF Reader 2

PDFs are great, there’s no argument there. But reading and editing PDFs can get quite cumbersome, especially when the main contender out there is Adobe Acrobat, which you might need to sell your house in order to buy. Nitro PDF Reader is an awesome free option which we’ve covered here in the past, and today, Nitro is getting a younger brother in the form of Nitro PDF Reader 2.

21-06-2011
A Sneak Peek Into the New Nitro PDF Reader 2