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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How To Use Mint To Manage Your Budget & Spendings Online

2nd June, 2010

When I recently discovered that my local bank had finally been added to Mint, I immediately signed back up. MakeUseOf did an overview of Mint back in 2007 when it was in its beta release. Since then, it has grown and added more features so it’s time for an update post. Mint is a free, […]

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Barnes & Noble eReader – Superior to iBook and Kindle In Almost Every Way [iPad]

31st May, 2010

I have written a couple of reviews about e-reading applications for Apple’s mobile devices simply because I think e-reading will eventually become the main way, if not the only way, future generations will access and read books, magazines, PDFs and other traditional print material. The challenge though for e-publishers is to make e-reading programs and […]

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How Do I Clear Previous Google Searches?

29th May, 2010

Recently we published an article about viewing recent searches on Google and why you should care. This is a follow-up piece about to how to clear Google search history and other web history on your computer. Saved personalized searches provide a convenient way to go back and retrieve previous search results on our computer so […]

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Two Awesome Free iPad Twitter Clients

26th May, 2010

A slew of awesome iPad social networking apps are coming online that are taking great advantage of the devices great display and added space. In this review, we’ll look at two free Twitter client for the iPad. Both of the apps are well established Twitter clients that are already available for both the Mac and […]

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The 4 Best Free Wallpaper Apps for Your iPad

25th May, 2010

The iPad is probably one of best portable picture frames on the market. Sure, it’s a computer, but its 9 by 7-inch display simply begs for wonderful wallpaper. The screen resolution is 1024 by 786 pixels and any photo that size will work. But if you want access to stunning photos, design, and patterns for your […]

Filterstorm- Awesome, Free Photography Companion for the iPad

Filterstorm- Awesome, Free Photography Companion for the iPad

24th May, 2010

Even though the iPad lacks a built-in camera, you can import images from your camera using Apple’s camera connection kit, as well as from your computer via iTunes. When you get images on your iPad, you might want to use an image editor with similar Photoshop features to edit your photos right on the device […]

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4 Awesome Free iPad Music Apps To Play With

21st May, 2010

One of the appeals of the iPad and its other two mobile devices, is that it’s a tactile device, in which users get to touch, tap, swipe, pinch, and move items. Two categories of apps that take the most advantage of the larger screen canvas and touch technology are art and music programs. I have […]

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Getting Writing Done With SimpleNote On The iPad

19th May, 2010

Most users of the iPad would agree that although the device is stylish and portable, it lacks hardware features and functions (namely a Finder) that keep it from being a total laptop replacement. For example, if you want to do heavy duty writing on the iPad, similar to the article I’m writing now, the iPad […]

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3 Free Doodling Apps For The iPad

30th April, 2010

As with e-reader apps like Kindle for the iPad, and Apple”˜s iBooks, the iPad makes for an almost perfect device for digital art and doodling. Even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, there are useful reasons to download one of several free free doodling software apps for your new iPad. Here […]

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The 3 Best Free Personal Finance Managers For iPhone

25th April, 2010

Anyone with an average income has to be very budget conscious these days. And if you have bought an iPhone or iPod touch, you no doubt went over your gadget budget purchasing one of them. But that’s okay, because there are three useful finance apps for the devices that will help your management and monitor […]

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Set Up Your iPad: Looking at Mail, iPod, Video, Photos, Store and Apps Settings

24th April, 2010

This is part two of a guide to the general preference settings that you should consider making if you want to know how to set up an apple iPad. For those experienced with the iPhone and iPod touch, this guide might not be of much use to you. See part 1, Set Up Your iPad: […]

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7 Good Tips To Faster Typing On The iPad

21st April, 2010

There are quite a few articles and videos out these days discussing the pros and cons of typing on the iPad. Some iPad users see the glass as half full and applaud the built-in keyboard as a convenient and adequate tool for the device, while other users see the feature as a step backwards, finding […]

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4 Key Safari’s Features For New iPad Users

19th April, 2010

There are a few added features in the iPad version of Safari, the default web browsing application. Most of these features and tips will not be useful to veteran Safari, iPhone and iPod touch users, but for you newbies out there, these are key features of Safari that you need to know about. Most notable […]

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Reading Ebooks on The iPad with iBooks & Amazon Kindle [Mac]

17th April, 2010

As an avid reader of books, I’m finding the experience of reading e-books on the 9.7″ screen of the iPad worth at least half the price of the device, especially after having read about five e-books on the Kindle version for the iPhone. On the launch day of the iPad, both Apple”˜s e-reader, iBooks. and […]

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Set Up Your iPad: Detailed Look at General Settings

14th April, 2010

After a little prompting, any 5 year-old can navigate Apple’s newest piece of hardware, the iPad. The touch screen technology literally makes it easy to tap on an application and start viewing media, typing text, or navigating the web. There are settings under the hood of iPad which may not be so obvious to new […]