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 Powerful Custom Mac Voice Commands With Yosemite & Automator

9 hours ago

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

1 day 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.

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5 Basic Principles Of Graphic Design You Take For Granted Everyday

2 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.

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How To Use Apple Pay To Buy Things With Your iPhone

5 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.

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Solve Your Mac OS X Clipboard Management Problems With iClip

6 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.

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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.

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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?