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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Creative-Ideas-Serendipity

Get Great Ideas With Random Browsing & Serendipity

1 week ago

You are probably staring blankly at a computer screen trying to spark ideas and stimulate your creativity. So, let’s look into the benefits of serendipitous browsing and try to connect some dots.

office-2013-productivity

10 Simple Office 2013 Tips That Will Make You More Productive

1 week ago

MS Office skills remain entrenched in the top common skills employers look for. So, be more savvy with these ten simple Office 2013 tips and grab more free time around the watercooler.

movli-movies

Make The Best Choices & Watch Movies You Love With Movli

29th September, 2014

While Movli can’t microwave popcorn, it can do something about your choice of movies. Movli is a personal record keeper of the movies you like, a movie recommendation service, and a social network.

DSLR-Camera

Are You Getting The Most From Your DSLR?

26th September, 2014

A great shot is a split second event. Getting it right is knowing which camera feature to use and when. Here are ten DSLR features that could inspire you to power on your camera.

Flowchart

How To Create Stunning Flowcharts With Microsoft Word

18th September, 2014

Used with imagination, flowcharts can simplify both your work or life. Why not try out a few flowcharts with one of the easiest tools on hand – Microsoft Word.

Improve Search & Learning Skills In Kids From The Bing Homepage

5th September, 2014

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.

pixlr-desktop

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

2nd September, 2014

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.

Space & Astronomy With Chrome

8 Unmissable Tools For Space-Obsessed Chrome Users

2nd September, 2014

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.

hidden-talents

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.

google-drive

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.

travel-child

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.

bing-search

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.