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+

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Create Powerful Custom Mac Voice Commands With Yosemite & Automator

1 day ago

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


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

2 days ago

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.


5 Basic Principles Of Graphic Design You Take For Granted Everyday

3 days ago

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.


How To Use Apple Pay To Buy Things With Your iPhone

6 days ago

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.


Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

7 days ago

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


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


Control Your Mac By Waving Your Hands With Leap Motion & BetterTouchTool

24th September, 2014

Control your Mac with the wave of your hand instead of keyboard presses. BetterTouchTool and the Leap Motion controller can power-up your workflow with dozens of mouseless shortcuts.


Droool Brings Social Media Photos To Your Mac Desktop

16th September, 2014

Droool ($9.99) is a one-of-a-kind social experience for OS X that allows you to view recent Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, RSS and Finder images in a single location.


Start A Digital Journaling Habit With A 30-Day Challenge

15th September, 2014

One useful path to personal self-improvement is through keeping a journal. But this approach requires journal writing to become a habit. A journaling challenge could be the push you need to just begin.


PromptSmart Scrolls For You While You Read Your Speech

9th September, 2014

Most of us would rather babysit hungry baby twins than give a speech to an audience of strangers, but unique iOS app called PromptSmart promises to make the task a little easier.


Kindle vs. iBooks: Which Is The Best eReader For Your iPad or iPhone?

8th September, 2014

Apple’s iBooks and Amazon’s Kindle are two of the best apps for reading a book and each has its own strengths and weaknesses – but which is right for your reading habits?