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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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.

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Sleepy On The Bus? Google Now Wakes You At Your Stop With An Alarm

10th June, 2014

Sleepy heads on a bus can nod off in peace if they have an Android with Google Now. The personal assistant has added an alarm that will wake you up when you reach your stop.

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Save Your Web Favorites As Notes With OneNote Clipper For Chrome

9th June, 2014

Microsoft has released OneNote Clipper for Chrome. OneNote Clipper easily allows you to save anything from the Web to OneNote with a click. Save your web favorites easily.

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Enjoy The Soccer World Cup On Google Street View’s Brazil Journey

8th June, 2014

Not everyone will manage to travel to Brazil and watch the best of football. Google Street View brings you up, close, and personal with the locations that will host the matches.

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7 Pinteresting Ways To Visually Give Your Productivity A Nice Boost

7th June, 2014

Productivity obstacles hit us more often than we realize. When you get hit badly, be sure that there’s a solution in the 750+ million boards and 30 billion pins on Pinterest. Find the good stuff.

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Google Remembers 70th D-Day Anniversary With Grand Online Exhibit

7th June, 2014

Google commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Normandy D-Day landings with a special collection in the Google Cultural Institute. It is a tribute to the brave soldiers who fought and fell that day.

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You Can Quote Me: 5 Creative Ways To Use Quotes In Your Everyday Life

5th June, 2014

Famous quotes hide powerful perceptions and ideas. Let’s search for ways you can use quotes for your self-development, productivity, and of course – self-expression. Here are some alternative ideas for quotations and sayings.

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Google Launches Anti-Snooping Efforts With Email Encryption Tool For Chrome

5th June, 2014

Google has just released an email encryption tool in the form of an “alpha” Chrome extension. End-To-End should help the less geeky among us secure our email messages within the browser.

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Give Your Photos An Instant Edge With The New Editing Tools On Instagram

4th June, 2014

Instagram goes from being a mere “photo-filter” app to an editing toolbox. Ten new features in the latest update should give Instagrammers more control over a photo’s look.

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The Tiny Google Chromecast Places A Big Footprint With Launch In 6 New Countries

31st May, 2014

Google’s thumb sized media streaming dongle has arrived in six new countries after it made its debut in the U.S. last year. Australia, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Portugal, and Switzerland get the dongle.

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Any.do Launches Web App To Ramp Up Your Productivity From Any Browser

26th May, 2014

Now, you can access your to-do lists from any browser and sync tasks across multiple platforms. Any.do unveils a brand new Web application.

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6 Open Online Photography Classes You Can Learn From At Your Own Pace

25th May, 2014

We can choose to drown ourselves in the many good photography websites that have mushroomed around this hobby. Or we can go through the chaos of learning with some order – like an online course.

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Google+ Adds The Awesome Touch To Your Memories With Stories & Movies

23rd May, 2014

Two new improvements to Google+ should help to package all your precious memories captured in photos and videos into visual stories. They promise to work behind the scenes…automatically.