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

2 days ago

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

1 week ago

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

1 week ago

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

1 week ago

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

1 week ago

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

2 weeks ago

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

2 weeks ago

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

2 weeks ago

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

2 weeks ago

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.


Dropbox for Gmail: Why Google Chrome is Now the Best Dropbox Client

13th February, 2015

Dropbox, one of the best cloud storage providers, requires a local client installed on your computer to be truly useful. However, if you use Google Chrome, you might not need that any more.


How To Find & Change Your WiFi Password

13th February, 2015

Once your WiFi is set up, you feel no reason to remember the password. Until you need to connect another device. What’s the password again? Fortunately, it’s easy to find out!


Free Cloud Storage Upgrades: Grab 100GB of OneDrive & 2GB of Google Drive

12th February, 2015

Cloud storage is getting cheaper by the day, but nothing beats downright free. Some of the top services have come up with a few schemes that will raise your online gigabytes without spending a dime.


13 Essential Firefox Addons To Begin 2015 Right

12th February, 2015

As always, the spotlight is on what developers did with the open-source browser’s flexibility. The list of Firefox add-ons just got bigger and better over the past year.