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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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.

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Google Docs Adds Basic Image Editing With Crop & Rotate

7th May, 2014

Google Docs now has basic image editing tools. It is a simple update, but it is another important step in turning Google Docs into a document editor for all seasons.

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Snapchat Adds Video Chat & Instant Messaging To Make Your Conversations Better

5th May, 2014

Snapchat has always been about fleeting pictures. With the latest update, the popular photo sharing mobile app has added something more live — Video chat and instant messaging.

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Skype Steals Google Hangouts’ Thunder With Free Group Video Calls

3rd May, 2014

Bring everyone together with free group video calls on Skype. The premium feature is now free on Windows desktop, OS X, and the Xbox One. Stay connected.

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Get Tech Skills You Need At These Top 7 Online Course Sites

1st May, 2014

It’s not only about learning programming languages, but also the little unnoticed tech skills that could take you further in your career. Iterate to the next version of you. Class is in session.