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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The Best iPad Apps for Highlighting & Reviewing PDFs, Webpages & eBooks

19th May, 2014

If you want to move beyond dry pens and yellow markers for reading and studying purposes, the iPad is perfectly designed for reading, highlighting, and annotating ebooks, PDFs, and other documents.

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Voice Dream Reader: The Perfect Reading and Study Tool for iOS

14th May, 2014

Text-to-speech technology has improved greatly over the years, and though you can enable the Speak Selection feature in iOS, Voice Dream Reader puts it to shame.

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Enjoy Better Control Over Mac Windows With Optimal Layout

13th May, 2014

Your Mac desktop can easily become crowded with open windows, browser pages, and other applications – take back that space with Optimal Layout.

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Twitter to Roll Out Mute Feature to All Users Over the Coming Weeks

13th May, 2014

Twitter just announced that it has introduced a feature for users to mute the tweets and retweets of individuals they follow, similar to how it’s done in the third-party app, Tweetbot.

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Power Up Your Writing Workflow: Make Better Use Of Scrivener

12th May, 2014

When it comes to getting a research paper, ebook or novel completed, Scrivener can help you stay organized and motivated — that is, if you know how to use some of its best features.

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New Alfred Powerpack Update Includes External Trigger Workflows and Context Sensitive Hotkeys

11th May, 2014

Alfred just released a significant update for its Powerpack features, including context sensitive workflow hotkeys, external triggering of workflows using AppleScript, and a workflow action for opening a static file with a specified application.

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Adobe Releases Adobe Voice: A Free Story Telling App For iPad

9th May, 2014

Yesterday Adobe released Adobe Voice, a self-contained story telling production app for the iPad. Similar to PowerPoint and Keynote, Adobe Voice allows users to create a voice narrated slideshow on the iPad.

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Shazam-Like App Peekster Bridges Gap Between Print and Digital Media

7th May, 2014

Peekster news content curation app for the iPhone does for print media what Shazam does for music. It can scan the headline of a printed article and deliver it in digital form on your smartphone.

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Help Your Child Get Started Writing With Write About This for iPad

7th May, 2014

We all know the iPad is not just for adults, and there are few better examples of how a digital app can help children engage with writing than the creative app Write About This.

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Control Your Mac Using iOS Apps BTT Remote & FullControl

6th May, 2014

If you want to control your Mac from your iOS device there are two very powerful solutions: FullControl and BetterTouchTool’s BTT Remote.

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WritePad for iOS & Android Turns Your Handwritten Notes to Digital Text

5th May, 2014

If you still use handwritten notes but like the idea of going paperless, your iPad can bridge the gap between handwritten notes and digital text.

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Cataloguing Made Easy: Scan Your Media, Books & More Into Your Library With Your iPhone

30th April, 2014

Cataloguing your books, DVDs, games, and other media couldn’t be easier than with an iPhone and one a few good scanner and media library apps — most notably Fantastic Library and GoodReads.

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Ace Your Next Exam Using Flashcard Apps for iPhone or iPad

23rd April, 2014

If you want to start acing school exams, you’re probably going to want to start using flashcards.

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Let Your iPhone Manage Your Groceries With These Apps

17th April, 2014

There’s little reason to create grocery lists on paper or in apps like Evernote when you can shop smartly by using a dedicated shopping list manager on the iPhone.

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Don’t Leave Sensitive Files Exposed, Hide Them With Hider 2 for Mac

16th April, 2014

Mac OS X comes with a powerful drive encryption tool known as FileVault, but if you’d like to hide and encrypt your private files from plain sight, an app like Hider 2 makes it easy.