Bakari Chavanu

Joined October 2009

Bakari is a freelance writer and photographer. He‘s a long-time Mac user, jazz music fan, and family man. Bakari‘s Business Blog; Twitterme: @bakarichavanu; Google+

Feel free to contact at bchavanu@makeuseof.com

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Create Attractive Graphics Without A Design Background On Canva

4 days ago

When it comes to giving your website and social network content an attractive edge, Canva is the online graphic design application and resource that can make it happen. I started a new blog site this year, and nearly all my designs for the site originate from Canva. I use Canva because it allows me, a […]

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Is Apple Maps a Reliable Navigator Yet?

6 days ago

After replacing Google’s navigation, Apple Maps endured a rocky start, heaps of criticism and some very funny jokes – but has all been forgiven?

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Get Some Work Done: The Best Writing Environments for Mac OS X

6th January, 2015

When tackling writing projects, you need the best writing environment possible to get the job done. Here are seven of them.

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Put iPhone Reminders To Better Use With The Right Apps & Tips

5th January, 2015

Adding reminders and calendar events to your iPhone should be a painless process – and it can be if you use the right time-saving apps and tricks.

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5 More iOS 8 Keyboards That Support GIFs, Fancy Fonts & Themes

1st December, 2014

You will be amazed by what features can be packed into simple keyboard.

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Create Powerful Custom Mac Voice Commands With Yosemite & Automator

27th November, 2014

Here’s a Yosemite feature you might have missed: Apple has made it easier to create custom voice commands using Automator.

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Control Your Mac With Voice Commands & Better Dictation In OS X Yosemite

26th November, 2014

You once needed expensive software and a lesson in patience to control your Mac with your voice, but now you can do it with little more than Apple’s latest free upgrade to OS X.

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5 Basic Principles Of Graphic Design You Take For Granted Everyday

25th November, 2014

In the visual age of the Internet it’s relatively easy to create your own graphic designs, but they don’t have to look homemade.

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How To Use Apple Pay To Buy Things With Your iPhone

22nd November, 2014

Your iPhone may some day be the only device you need to purchase products and services, but first you need to start using Apple Pay.

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Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

21st November, 2014

If you want to reduce the hassles of copying and pasting text or managing clippings, you should take iClip for a test drive.

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Clips Uses Your iPhone Keyboard & Widgets As A Clipboard Manager

27th October, 2014

The problem of copying and pasting text still remains unsolved in iOS 8, but a few new widgets and share apps provide some time-saving solutions.

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What Is iCloud Drive & How Does It Work?

23rd October, 2014

If you have updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, and your Mac to OS X Yosemite, then you’re ready for Apple’s iCloud Drive. But what is it, and why should use it?

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How To Turn Your Tumblr Blog Into A Beautiful Book

22nd October, 2014

The content of your Tumblr shouldn’t be confined to an online site, when it can be printed, shared, cherished as a book; to be viewed, and read for generations to come.

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Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8

25th September, 2014

It’s time to do less typing and more talking with the new real time voice-to-text feature in iOS 8.

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10 Awesome Third-Party App Updates For iOS 8

24th September, 2014

The recent release of iOS 8 brought with it a flurry of third-party app updates to spice up your new or existing Apple mobile device.