Mihir Patkar

Joined August 2013

Mihir Patkar is a freelance writer on technology and life hacks, who firmly believes chocolate is the answer to any question. You can usually find him saying other such silly things on Twitter.

Feel free to contact at mihir@makeuseof.com

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The Best Unlocked, Off-Contract Smartphones Available

9th September, 2014

Buying unlocked phones can save you lots of money, but with so many options out there, which unlocked phone is the best?


Protect Yourself With Facebook’s Privacy Check-up Tool

6th September, 2014

Facebook has a privacy problem. It’s no secret. You hear stories about that every other day. So to help users understand their settings better, Facebook has released a new tool called Privacy Check-up.

Fit More Into 15 Seconds With Instagram’s New Hyperlapse Videos

4th September, 2014

We live in an age of short-form content; say what you can in 140 characters, show what you see in 6 to 15 seconds. But there are always cheats and tricks, like Instagram’s new app Hyperlapse.


Dropbox Pro Launches 1TB Plan For $9.99/month. Adds Password Protection For Files

29th August, 2014

Storage provider Dropbox is the preferred cloud solution for many of us. The deal just got sweeter with the new Dropbox Pro plan, which gives 1TB of storage space and adds security features.


The Best Ways To Search And Play YouTube Music On Chrome, Firefox And The Web

10th August, 2014

YouTube is fantastic to listen to music quickly and for free. But what if I told you there are browser extensions and websites that make the YouTube music listening experience even better?


Snooze And Group Android Notifications With Echo Lockscreen Replacement

2nd August, 2014

Want a better way to handle notifications on your Android device? Echo works as a lockscreen replacement and can group your notifications into categories and mute them based on time or your location.


Calculate Tips And Split Bills With These Beautiful Smartphone Apps

10th July, 2014

Don’t let your lack of mental math skills embarrass you when the bill hits the table — whip out your smartphone and fire up one of these great apps.


8 Great Places To Find Articles Worth Reading On The Web

20th June, 2014

The Internet is arguably the best news morgue on the planet right now. And apart from that great collection of old articles, thousands of new ones are added every day. Find the good ones.


6 Places To Go To For The Latest Apple Rumours

19th June, 2014

Apple has a reputation for closely guarding its secrets and plans, but that doesn’t stop journalists and rumour-mongers trying to reveal all.


How To Find Your Android Phone Or iPhone In A Room Even On Silent Mode

18th June, 2014

Here’s the situation: Your phone is in the room, but you don’t know where. These two apps let you yell or whistle to get your phone back.


Android Finally Gets The Wikipedia It Deserves: Meet The New Wikipedia Beta

17th June, 2014

It’s surprising that despite there being so many great Android apps out there, there has not been a decent Wikipedia app so far. Well, all that changes with the new Wikipedia Beta!


Skype 5.0 Gets a Complete Overhaul for the iPhone

12th June, 2014

Skype has a new version for the iPhone, redesigned from the ground up and packed with features. Skype 5.0 for iPhone looks and feels like the Android and Windows Phone apps, yet customized to fit iOS.


SwiftKey Keyboard v5 For Android Goes Free, Launches Store For In-App Purchases

11th June, 2014

SwiftKey Keyboard, one of the best Android apps, has some good news for fans today. With the launch of version 5 of the predictive text keyboard, the app has gone free!


5 Children’s Video Games That You’ll Enjoy Too

9th June, 2014

Just like you enjoy that animated movie as much as the kids it was made for, the world of video games has some great titles that appeal across ages.


TimePIN For Android: A New Password Every Minute And It’s Your Little Secret

8th June, 2014

TimePIN changes the game with a PIN that is always updating, and has a few tricks up its sleeve to make it more secure.