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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Mihir's Latest Posts


DancingMan, And 4 More Times The Internet Was a Positive Force

2 days ago

The Internet can be a mean place, full of trolls and scamsters. But just like real life, for all the bad, there’s a lot of good out there.


How to Use New Wunderlist Folders to Boost Your To-Do List

1 week ago

Wunderlist got a big update with two new features essential for a good to-do app: organizing and quickly adding tasks. Do these help it become the productivity app of your choice?


Why Everyone Needs Twitter in Their Lives

1 week ago

What can you get in a mere 140 characters that changes your life or has a deep, meaningful impact? Turns out, you can get a lot.


Is Angry Birds Stella Pop Worth Downloading?

2 weeks ago

Our furious feathered friends are back. And boy, Angry Birds Stella Pop is just as addictive and enjoyable as any Angry Birds game.


I Hate Google Chrome But I’m Trapped In It. Here’s Why

2nd March, 2015

In the Chrome vs. Firefox war, I’m siding with the Google users. But I don’t want to. Chrome is my browser of choice because it has features that I can’t live without.


The Best Linux Distros for First Time Switchers from Windows and Mac

24th February, 2015

Linux has an intimidating image, making it seem like it would be difficult to start using it. But the switch from Windows and Mac is actually pretty easy, if you can ease yourself into it.


Meet Imgur 2.0: Trending Topics, Free Pro Accounts and Lots More

24th February, 2015

Imgur is one of the best ways to share an image. The site has grown up from a simple image-sharing service to a community-oriented image destination with robust features. Meet Imgur 2.0.


Type on Your iPhone or iPad Using Your Mac Keyboard

23rd February, 2015

Use your MacBook or Apple keyboard to type on your iPhone or iPad, without wrestling with the touchscreen.


IFTTT Launches Do Note, Do Button, Do Camera for One-Tap Actions

22nd February, 2015

Popular “If This Then That” service IFTTT has launched three new apps that are sure to make your life a bit easier. Learn everything you need to know about them!


How to Safely Activate Windows 10 and Avoid Scams and Malware

20th February, 2015

Malware developers are trying to exploit shortcomings and bugs in Windows 10 by tricking you into “activating” the evaluation copy of the next version of Windows by downloading harmful files on your system. Don’t!


Meet Pablo by Buffer: Create Stunning Images With Text for Social Networks

20th February, 2015

You’ve probably seen people on social media sharing inspirational quotes or great one-liners on a beautiful background. Want to create your own? Meet Pablo.


Tweetdeck Teams: How to Manage or Share a Twitter Account

19th February, 2015

If you share a Twitter account with others, perhaps managing a brand or just running a cool creative handle, then Tweetdeck just got a whole lot better. Say hello to the new Tweetdeck Teams.


Rediscover Gmail Labels and Finally Tame Your Inbox

18th February, 2015

There are plenty of tricks to deal with email overload, but there’s one right under your nose that you might not be using: good old Gmail labels.


Publishers Need to Stop Whining About Adblock

16th February, 2015

Ad-blocking seems like a natural option for any consumer because of a simple reason: it’s an easy way to get rid of an annoyance.


No Hidden Cost: 7 Free-To-Play Games That Are Actually Free

15th February, 2015

Mobile gaming has a problem. You download a game, you start playing, but you hit a paywall. These games don’t have that problem at all.