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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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.

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10 Useful DuckDuckGo Instant Answers That Save You Time & A Few Clicks

21st May, 2014

Instant Answers is a collection of DuckDuckGo goodies that potentially make your online search life somewhat easier. Here are ten from a huge list you can try out on this alternative search engine.

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The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Showcases 400,000 Historic Images For Free Download

21st May, 2014

A Picasso hanging on your wall? A fantasy. But a masterpiece decking your computer for free is as easy a click because The Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened 400,000 high-resolution images to the public.

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Buffer Introduces RSS Feeds And Handpicked Content Suggestions For Its Paid Plans

17th May, 2014

Buffer is about sharing content, and now also a little about content curation. The social scheduling and sharing application announced two new features that could save you the trouble of searching for content to share.

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Limited By Your Own Skills? 7 Ways To Hurdle Over Your Fears & Just Do It

16th May, 2014

Our limitations become our fears and stop us at the hurdles. But do you notice that “hurdle” is a noun as well as a verb? Here are seven tips to jump over your limitations.

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For Distraction Free Meetings — The Presentation Mode Comes To Evernote For Windows

15th May, 2014

Fans of Evernote on Windows have something to cheer about. The latest update brings Presentation Mode to Evernote on the Windows desktop. Make your meetings painless.

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Teach Yourself So That You Can Teach Others With The Help Of Mozilla’s Webmaker Training Course

14th May, 2014

Webmaker Training is a digital literacy drive in the form of a crash course that hopes to give anyone the skills to teach other people about using the Web. Join in.

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Start A Smooth Hands Free Conversation With The Improved Google Search App For iOS

14th May, 2014

Google Search app for iOS jumped to version 4.0.0, with several new features and improved “conversational” functions. Ask questions in succession and have a more natural conversation.

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7 Awesome Online Company Blogs You Should Read For Personal Productivity

14th May, 2014

Not all company blogs are good or designed for the greater good. Most blogs go one-way with their branding, but some genuinely take it beyond and create interesting content.

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Liven Up Google Hangouts With Emoji, Status Indicators, & Better Search

13th May, 2014

Little touches like a green availability indicator, a large set of emoji, message snippets, and a better friend search come together in what Google calls “the new Hangouts”.

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Stay Better Protected On Twitter & Give Your Tweets More Space With These Updates

11th May, 2014

Twitter beefed up its security and brought in a slight layout change that gives more eye-space to what matters – your tweets. Let’s talk about them one at a time.

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Your Home Under Water – Google Street View Mod Hits Us With Global Warming Message

10th May, 2014

June 5th is World Environment Day. The focus as always is on the impact of global warming. World Under Water is a Google Street View simulation that hopes to bring the message closer to home.

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Google Aims To Make Teaching & Studying Easier As It Launches Classroom

9th May, 2014

Google Classroom seamlessly integrates Google Drive, Google Docs, and Gmail. The new free tool should help teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback, and communicate easily with their students.

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7 Websites For Sharing Your Nostalgic Memories Of Days Gone By

7th May, 2014

Nostalgia may be bittersweet, but the mere thought of the past ties us all together socially. We share our best and worst memories. This is where the Web comes in as the great watering hole.