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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Kickstart Life Changing Habits With One of These iPhone Apps

4th June, 2014

Forming good lifestyle habits is key to better personal health and productivity. Some we cultivate while growing up, others are harder to achieve without commitment – and your iPhone can help.

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Power Up Your iPhone Photos, Videos & Selfies With These Apps

3rd June, 2014

In the world of iPhoneography, you can never have enough camera apps. Whether it’s photos, videos or selfies – there’s bound to be a better tool for the job than Apple’s stock app.

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GoodReader 4 For iOS Provides Even More Tools for Reading & Annotating Documents

2nd June, 2014

GoodReader has been called the Swiss Army knife for reading, marking up, and managing PDFs, and with the release of GoodReader 4 as a separate app it’s time to ask: is it worth buying again?

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TweetDeck Now Allows Users to Add Images to Scheduled Tweets

1st June, 2014

Twitter recently added a functionality that allows users of TweetDeck to attach images to scheduled tweets. It’s available on the web, Windows, and Google Chrome versions of TweetDeck.

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Springpad Shutting Down June 25th – Back Up To Evernote Now

31st May, 2014

The information capturing service, Springpad.com is shutting down on June 25th. The Springpad blog says that because of a lack of funding, the site, which was free to members, is no longer self-sustaining.

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Archive Web Pages, Images, Videos & Notes With Keep Everything for Mac & iOS

30th May, 2014

Keep Everything is an archive solution for Mac and iOS for saving webpages, images, videos and notes in a neat digital file drawer that syncs via Dropbox.

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Logo Design Studio Makes It Easy To Create Professional Branding On Your Mac

29th May, 2014

Logo Design Studio for Mac provides thousands of tools, templates, and icons to customize a design for your business, organization, or website. There are tons of inspiring websites and products showcasing attractive and powerful logo designs, but unless you have good graphic design and application skills, inspiration may not be enough. Logo Design Studio provides […]

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5 Awesome iOS Apps for Starting & Keeping a Gratitude Journal

26th May, 2014

Keeping a gratitude journal can result in higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism, and energy – and we can all be grateful for that.

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iCloud Beta Gets More Collaboration, Interactive Charts, Chart Formatting and More

23rd May, 2014

This iCloud update includes the ability for users to collaborate with up to 100 people on a document, edit documents as large 1GB, improved ePub export, and a new “view only” setting for sharing documents.

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Animoto: An iOS & Android App for Creating Beautiful Slideshows

21st May, 2014

If you want to create an amazingly stylish image slideshow in the under 5 minutes, popular online tool Animoto is now available for iOS and Android devices.

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The Very Best Widgets, Menu Items, and Pages For Your WordPress.com Blog

20th May, 2014

WordPress.com lets you create and run a free blog site using a professional, attractive theme and smart widgets. There are several things you can do to improve your new website.

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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.