Saikat Basu

Joined June 2008

Saikat is a techno-adventurer in a writer's garb. When he is not scouring the net for tech news, you can catch him looking for life hacks and learning tidbits. You can find him on Google+ & Twitter watching over the world.

Feel free to contact at saikat@makeuseof.com

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Improve Search & Learning Skills In Kids From The Bing Homepage

1 week ago

The lineup of 21st Century learning skills is long – from critical thinking to media literacy. Tying them together is the now mundane task of Web search. In this case, Bing Search.

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Pixlr For Desktop Is A Powerful & Free Creative Editor For Your Photos

2 weeks ago

Pixlr arrives on the desktop for both Windows & Mac. It has enough features in its kitty to whet the needs of the casual user who wants to get creative with photos.

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8 Unmissable Tools For Space-Obsessed Chrome Users

2 weeks ago

Thanks to cutting edge Web technologies, exploration of space is now more down to Earth. Make a beginning of your space journey with just the Chrome browser. Here are a few space tools.

Career Reinvention

Want To Switch Jobs? 5 Tools That Help You Reinvent A New Career

20th August, 2014

Finding the right career is easier with online tools and career counselors. But to truly understand your dream job, you need to dive deeper and decide for yourself if that job fits you.

10 Ways To Kill Motivation Sucking Vampires & Finish What You Start

How to Kill Motivation Sucking Vampires & Finish What You Start

18th August, 2014

Life projects that are stalled? Yes, we all have them. The story is always the same. We start with an idea but never see it through. Break the brittle obstacles and persevere with these tips.

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Don’t Let Your Hidden Talents Die: 7 Ways To Go & Find Them Again

7th August, 2014

The bad news is that you have to work hard with intention to polish your hidden talents. The good news is that there are more opportunities than ever to spit-shine your talents.

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A Shine In The Clouds: The New Google Drive Gets A Redesigned Look

17th July, 2014

With generous free space, it is a personal cloud for many. What it needed was a fresh makeover. The “new look” Google Drive brings that. Take the new Google Drive for a spin.

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Taking A Trip? 6 Ways To Teach Your Kids Something New While Traveling

9th July, 2014

If they are at the right age, planning a road trip in one’s own country or going abroad for a short family trip could be a timely excuse to teach kids new skills.

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Inoreader: The Fast & Functional RSS Reader We Should Be Talking About

8th July, 2014

Google Reader is ash. Feedly has gone to town as a worthy replacement. But if you are still not in the place where you want to be with a feedreader, give Inoreader a second glance.

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Search Less & Learn More: Explore Online Courses, Books & More On Bing

4th July, 2014

The Bing Search Engine is improving as a handy tool for education. In the latest update, Bing brings in two new ways to search for students who look to the Web for learning.

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5 Technology Skills You Should Actively Encourage Children To Take Up

26th June, 2014

Crayon drawings still have their place, but technology is no longer only the future. Tomorrow’s world is today.Which are the creative technology tasks we should encourage children to take up? Maybe, these five…

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Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore

19th June, 2014

Google is not the only way to tackle the firehose of information. Internal search engines can be as potent in delivering the results you are hoping for. Here are four as alternative search tools.

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Facebook Brings Instant 15-Second Movies To Messenger & A Big Like For More Emotion

15th June, 2014

Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS and Android devices with a Snapchat like recording feature that lets you send 15-second video clips instantly. Exchange your moments and memories.

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Read Or Listen: Amazon Integrates Audible In The Kindle Reader Apps

13th June, 2014

Amazon has cleverly brought together reading and listening in the new update to the Kindle app. With a tap you can now seamlessly go from reading to listening without losing your place in the book.

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8 Ways To Beat Afternoon Slumps Productively When You Work Alone

11th June, 2014

Good eating and sleeping habits help. Planned work habits help with the inevitable even more. Here are eight simple workarounds when your productivity crawls, your eyes glaze over, and you stifle the yawn.