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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Listen To Your Favorite Radio Stations Offline On Google Play Music

13th February, 2014

In the latest update, the Google Play Music app for Android lets you listen to any streaming radio station offline. With offline caching you can download a radio station for listening anywhere.

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Microsoft Makes Office 365 Cloud Secure With Multi-Factor Authentication

13th February, 2014

Microsoft has finally given users some peace of mind by introducing optional multi-factor authentication in Office 365. In the same announcement, the company said the feature will arrive in Office 2013 this year itself.

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Autodesk Pixlr Touch Up Adds 100+ New Photo Effects & New Adjustment Options

12th February, 2014

In a major update, Pixlr Touch Up has added 100 new overlay effects and new adjustment tools to the popular app for Chrome and Chrome OS. Play with vignetting, light painting, bokeh, fireworks, and light leaks.

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Angry Birds Star Wars II Gets Eight Classic Characters In The Carbonite Pack

10th February, 2014

The new Carbonite pack for Angry Birds Star Wars II now features eight new characters from the movie franchise – or more accurately, six classic characters and two bonus ones just to make it more interesting.

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Bing Partners With The Hollywood Reporter For The Ultimate Oscars Guide

10th February, 2014

Before the night of razzmatazz, go and visit Bing’s dedicated website for the upcoming Academy Awards. Bing has shaken hands with The Hollywood Reporter for the ultimate “Oscars resource guide”.

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Pinterest Gives Its Mobile Website A Fresh Design In A Nod Towards Increasing Usage

8th February, 2014

Pinterest has radically redesigned its mobile website. The latest makeover closes the gap in user-experience with its desktop version, and also the iOS and Android apps.

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Take A Break: 10 Inspirational Ads To Watch On YouTube When You Are Down

7th February, 2014

The best ads evoke. Nostalgia, hope, dreams…or as we shall discover here – inspiration. These ads might have outlived their commercial usefulness, but the timelessness of their inspirational messages are still enshrined on YouTube.

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Get Instant Winter Olympics Schedules And Medals Tally On Bing Search

6th February, 2014

Bing joins the Winter Olympics that’s on in Sochi, Russia with top of the page display of search results from the quadrennial sporting event. Bing also gives you a scoreboard with the medals tally.

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Tumblr Adds SSL Security Layer, But Asks Users To Switch It On

6th February, 2014

Security conscious users on Tumblr finally get the extra SSL Security layer to encrypt their Tumblr sites. For now, you have to do it manually as it is not set by default.

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LibreOffice 4.2 Brings Major Changes To The Popular Microsoft Office Alternative

4th February, 2014

LibreOffice (Version 4.2) offers better performance and better interoperability with MS Windows, and further lays claim to its title of the best free office suite for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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What Are You In The Mood For? 5By Brings The Best Videos For Any Whim

4th February, 2014

5By.com is a new video curation application with a difference. It is a “video concierge” that trawls the Web for the best videos and delivers them to you…according to your mood.

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Find Cover Stories Better Organized By Source, Social Network, &Topic On Flipboard

3rd February, 2014

Flipboard is introducing a more intelligent way of going through the cover stories. In the latest update to the curation app, cover stories will be organized by source, social network, and topic.

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SwiftKey Arrives Smartly On iOS With A Neat Note-Taking App

1st February, 2014

The walled castle of Apple has kept out smart keyboards like the popular SwiftKey. With SwiftKey Note, the predictive typing tool makes a small breach — a smart note-taking app with Evernote sync.

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Opera 19 Brings A Quick Access Bookmarks Bar & A Growing Add-ons Gallery

31st January, 2014

Opera has not only moved to the Google browser engine but also slimmed down by dropping a number of features. The earlier ubiquitous bookmarks bar feature has been brought back in a new stable release.

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Inside Launches Breaking News App: Wants To Be The Pandora Of News

30th January, 2014

Inside is a newly launched website and mobile app which summarizes news stories in 300 characters or less. The news curation service could be an answer for our short attention spans and the overload of information.