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Mihir Patkar

Senior Writer / Joined 8 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.

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15 Awesome Life Hacks You Can Find On Instagram

15 Awesome Life Hacks You Can Find On Instagram

Who doesn’t fancy a shortcut? Life hacks are ingenious tricks that can make your life easier, whether it’s as simple as fitting two bowls in a microwave oven or making a DIY stand for your phone. Since we all know pictures are worth a thousand words, Instagram is an amazing place to find new ideas.

12-09-2013
15 Awesome Life Hacks You Can Find On Instagram
Get Sporty On Your Android With These 7 Free & Fun Games

Android Gaming

Get Sporty On Your Android With These 7 Free & Fun Games

Sports are fun. Video games are fun. Combine the two on your Android device and it’s a guaranteed good time! Personally, I have always enjoyed arcade games (those that emphasize larger-than-life fun) over simulation (those that emphasize being as true to reality as possible). And especially on smartphones, I find that arcade games work better because it’s not as immersive a gaming environment as a big-screen console game. Android has a huge collection of fantastic games, including these sports games that are free, fun and addictive.

11-09-2013
Get Sporty On Your Android With These 7 Free & Fun Games
3 Best Third-Party Uninstallers & Why You Need Them

Windows

3 Best Third-Party Uninstallers & Why You Need Them

To uninstall a Windows program, you can’t just hit ‘Delete’ — you need to run the software’s uninstaller. Unfortunately, the ‘Uninstall a program’ option in the Windows Control Panel does not always completely remove it from your system. Traces like registry files or program folders might remain. To get rid of an app once and for all, you sometimes need to use a third-party tool. There are many third-party Windows uninstallers to choose from. Here are the right Windows uninstallers for your needs…

09-09-2013
3 Best Third-Party Uninstallers & Why You Need Them
5 Beautiful Web Apps To Browse Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, & Instagram

Internet

5 Beautiful Web Apps To Browse Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, & Instagram

Bored of how the Twitter website looks? Want to get rid of all the clutter on Facebook or YouTube? Is there a more beautiful way to browse Reddit? And can the already minimal Instagram look any prettier? Oh yes! There are no shortage of third-party web apps that take popular web services and give them a stunning new skin. Here are some of our favourites.

02-09-2013
5 Beautiful Web Apps To Browse Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, & Instagram
11 Quick Tricks To Become A Chrome Omnibox Power User

Browsers

11 Quick Tricks To Become A Chrome Omnibox Power User

Do you want to become an Omnibox power user and save plenty of time and keystrokes? All you need are a few good extensions and a little knowledge of how to tweak the search settings. The Omnibox in Google Chrome is useful for more than just searching with Google or visiting a link quickly. Omni literally means ‘universal’ and the Omnibox can be used for almost every task on the Web or otherwise, be it searching a site, setting a timer or sending a tweet.

27-08-2013
11 Quick Tricks To Become A Chrome Omnibox Power User
3 Secret Ways To Use Hashtags You’ve Never Tried Before

Internet

3 Secret Ways To Use Hashtags You’ve Never Tried Before

The basic purpose of a hashtag, of course, is to find a list of all posts about a certain topic, but why not take it out of the Web services that already integrate it, and apply the humble hashtag in other areas where it can help making things easy to find? Here’s how you can use hashtags in novel ways to make your digital searchers easier.

16-08-2013
3 Secret Ways To Use Hashtags You’ve Never Tried Before
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