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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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.


How To Preview And Read Any Link Without Clicking It In Google Chrome

7th June, 2014

Links are everywhere. Now you don’t have to move away from the page to read those, thanks to two cool extensions for Google Chrome.


Raindrop.io Takes Bookmarks Into The Cloud And Makes Them Beautiful

6th June, 2014

Meet Raindrop.io, a new service that takes your bookmarks into the cloud and makes them beautiful as well as easy to search.


Heroo And Roto Offer Plenty Of Free, Mind-Bending Gameplay

5th June, 2014

Both these games serve two different reasons to play: the quick pick-up-and-play when you need a break, and the brain challenge when you have some dedicated time to do your best.


How to Backup Your Android Phone Logs and SMS to Google Drive Spreadsheets

27th May, 2014

The new IFTTT for Android will automatically store them forever in your Google Drive.


How To Launch Any Android App With Its Own Custom Profile Settings

26th May, 2014

Every app has different needs. Why not take them into account?


The 9 Most Important Driving Games Of All Time

22nd May, 2014

Not all driving games are created equal and like with any art, someone creates something new every once in a while. So what are the most important racing titles in the history of video games?