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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Beautify Your Emails With Apple’s Mail Stationery

5th September, 2014

Take your emails from plain text to personal. Apple’s Mail includes often-overlooked attractive Stationery templates for making your messages stand out.

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Reminder: You Can Make Greeting Cards With iPhoto

4th September, 2014

When it comes to greeting cards, iPhoto for Mac makes it easy to create your own using one or more photos and your own unique message.

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Beesy: A Smart All-in-One Project Management Tool for Groups & Businesses

28th August, 2014

When it comes to managing projects and tasks with other people, emails and phone calls are not enough. That’s why a cross-platform solution like Beesy is worth checking out.

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Creating Bibliographies & Footnote Citations Is Easier With Bookends for Mac

27th August, 2014

Bookends for Mac practically performs the research and citation formatting tasks for you.

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Four Distraction-Free Writing Environments For Mac Compared [Video]

6th August, 2014

If you want to increase your writing productivity on your Mac, one sure fire way to do so is to use full-screen mode in a distraction-free text editor program.

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Legendary Jazz Label Blue Note Issues Free 75th Anniversary iPad App

5th August, 2014

The world of Blue Note is huge, and there’s no better way to tour its vast jazz catalogue than by downloading Blue Note 75.

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What Makes ListBook for Mac & iOS A Better Reminders App?

1st August, 2014

Trying to live a paperless lifestyle? ListBook for Mac and iOS transforms boring old to-do and task lists into attractive and practical digital versions.

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Dropzone 3 Turbocharges Your Mac With Drag & Drop Actions

30th July, 2014

You could waste time putting your files and folders to use the traditional way, or you could save time and do everything directly from your menu bar using Dropzone.