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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What A Busy Day: 10 Savvy Ways To Find Time For Your Personal Projects

1st April, 2014

Do you have a passion that is secretly throbbing inside your head? What is holding you back? Maybe, the clock runs out after a grueling workday and an hour of commute. Let’s steal time.

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Coursera For Android Turns Your Mobile Into A Knowledge Hub

1st April, 2014

In December last year, Coursera promised that an official Android version would follow the then-launched iOS app. The native app for Android now makes its debut.

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Microsoft Launches Office For iPad & Office Mobile On Phones Now Free

29th March, 2014

Office Mobile for Android sneaked into the headlines while the world was watching the arrival of Microsoft’s Office suite to iPad. So, let’s give them each the space they deserve.

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Twitter Gives You Photo Tagging & Four Photos With Each Share

27th March, 2014

Twitter rolled out two fresh “photo enhancing” features that ramp up your social friendships. Now, you can tag the people in your photos and include up to four photos in a Tweet.

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Top 7 TV News Outlets That Accept Your Newsworthy Pictures And Videos

27th March, 2014

Juice up your cell. If news is breaking, be on the scene. Here are seven television news outlets waiting to accept your newsworthy pictures and videos. This the golden age of citizen journalism.

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Be Mobile & Travel Well With Expedia’s New Responsive Homepage Redesign

26th March, 2014

Expedia has finally got a new homepage design that also goes well with mobile devices. The world’s largest travel portal has gone for a responsive new look – the most significant one since 2002.

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Microsoft Offers $100 Discount On Select PCs To Windows XP Users Willing To Upgrade

25th March, 2014

The Redmond based company has offered customers $100 in store credit if they upgrade from Windows XP to the newer Windows 8.1 computer. The offer is open only in United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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Learnist Makes Learning Stylish With A New Look And A Reading List

23rd March, 2014

Learnist is an educational startup that launched with a distinctly Pinterest-styled look. The site has been redesigned for easier creation and curation. You should find the new design more pleasing to the eyes.

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Google Updates For Android: Voice Activated Camera & Personalized Keyboard Suggestions Arrive

21st March, 2014

Google announced two back-to-back updates for Android that address two common tasks you do with your mobile. Try the new way to launch your camera, and enhanced predictive typing.

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Skype 4.7 Updates Android App With Battery Life Improvements

20th March, 2014

Everyone wants instantaneous always-on availability when it comes to chat. Skype included. That’s why the latest update to Skype on Android comes with a lesser drain on your mobile’s battery.

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Be Choosy With Your Photo Sharing (And Friends) On The Facebook iOS App

19th March, 2014

Facebook for iOS 8.0 gives you an easy and quick Share with only these friends feature. Save time with a tap as now you can selectively pick from your friends list with a tap.

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Let’s Talk Productivity: 7 Podcasts You Should Listen To For Working Awesomely

18th March, 2014

Let us talk about productivity — or let these seven life hackers talk about the little things we can do to work awesomely. Plug in…sit back…and listen.

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Google Play Games Levels Up With Game Gifts, Multiplayer Invites, And iOS Support

18th March, 2014

The recent the Game Developers Conference (GDC) saw a number of new Google Play services and tools make their debut. Google threw in a few enhancements for players and game developers alike.

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Pinterest Tries Out A New Gifts Feed To Entice The Online Shopper

16th March, 2014

Pinterest gives the inveterate shopper another thing to gaze at – a Gift Feed. The gift feed is a collection of Pinterest’s Product Pins, with a listing of products that are in-stock and available.

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VLC Media Player Beta For Windows 8 Spotted In Microsoft’s Windows Store

14th March, 2014

VLC media player (beta) has been spotted in the Windows Store. It’s welcome, though it has taken a long time to arrive, and the bugs still need to be ironed out.