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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Slack Makes Group Communication Faster and Easier

4th March, 2014

Group emails can really kill productivity. It’s time to put mail clients to rest and use collaboration services like newly launched Slack.

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FCC Speed Test App to Measure Broadband Performance in the US

3rd March, 2014

The U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) released this week an iPhone and Android Speed Test app which measures your mobile broadband performance, and displays results of download and upload speeds, latency, and packet loss.

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SuperTab Launches Apps, Pastes Text, Takes Screenshots and Lots More

26th February, 2014

If you want quick access to nearly everything on your Mac, without opening Finder windows or remembering dozens of keyboard shortcuts, then you need SpriTec’s SuperTab for Mac.

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What Makes OmniWeb 6 Better Than Safari, Chrome, and Firefox?

25th February, 2014

The Internet delivers information super-fast but cluttered web browsers don’t always handle this information in the most elegant of ways. This is why I recently started using OmniWeb again.

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MacPilot Makes Changes To Your Mac You Thought Couldn’t Be Made

20th February, 2014

If you want more control over your Mac, Koingo’s powerful and easy to use MacPilot puts over one thousand tweaks at your command.

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Clockwise Triggers Mac Actions So You Don’t Have To

18th February, 2014

A new minimalist program called Clockwise for OS X provides access to automated tasks right from your Mac’s menu bar.

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Why And How You Should Self-Publish Your Diary Or Journal

17th February, 2014

Do you keep a journal or diary on one of the several online life logs? You might be interested in publishing your thoughts in form of a book. Self-publishing is easier than you think

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Filmmaker Ken Burns Launches iPad App of Legendary Documentaries

15th February, 2014

Documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, just released an iPad app, also called Ken Burns. The application is a collection of short streaming videos, spanning the history of the U.S., from 1776 to 2000.

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Apple Releases 13 Remastered Beatles Albums for 50th US Anniversary

15th February, 2014

In celebration of the of the 50th anniversary of the The Beatles’ arrival in the U.S., Apple just released the North American editions of over a dozen albums available digitally for the first time.

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Mind Map Ideas, Projects and Tasks With MindNode for Mac and iOS

14th February, 2014

Though good old pen and paper traditionally got the job done, digital mind mapping applications like MindNode offer flexibility and features that save time and trees.

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Rdio Adds Playlist Editing and Reviews to iPhone and iPad Touch App

14th February, 2014

Rdio.com just launched two new features on its iOS app to allow users to update playlists on their iPhone or iPod touch and write album and playlist reviews from within the app.

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Kik Messenger App Now Includes Built-in Browser

12th February, 2014

The smartphone messenger app and service, Kik, now includes a built-in web browser that allows users to do keyword searches and link directly to URLs without having to leave the app.

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Meetings vs. Meetings: Two Mac Applications for Managing Agendas and Minutes

11th February, 2014

If you require extensive, detailed meeting agendas and minutes, two Mac Store applications – both called Meetings – offer useful solutions not available in other OS X software.

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How To Use Evernote To Manage Your Meetings

10th February, 2014

Did you know that the latest tools and features in Evernote make it a very useful application for managing meetings?

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10 More Alfred Workflows to Send Tweets, Set Reminders & More

5th February, 2014

If you’re a Mac power user, application launcher Alfred is a powerful way to get things done with click-saving workflows and a few swift keystrokes.