Varun Kashyap

Joined May 2008

I am Varun Kashyap from India. I am passionate about Computers, Programming, Internet and the Technologies that drive them. I love programming and often I am working on projects in Java, PHP, AJAX etc.

Feel free to contact at varun@makeuseof.com

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Say Goodbye to Repetitive Typing on Linux with Autokey

2nd September, 2010

People who do a lot of typing generally discover that there are certain strings of text that appear quite often in their day-to-day work. There are certain phrases like addresses, greetings, custom signatures that repeat themselves quite often — which may be a bother, especially if you’re not into typing. Text expansion utilities are great […]

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Top 5 Free Computer Maintenance Tools You Should Know About

31st August, 2010

Computer systems, like any other device, need maintenance. Computer maintenance is generally different from vehicles, appliances and others, mainly because you have to maintain not only the hardware but also the software that you use on your computer. Software can get outdated, you might have cruft and then there are chores related to the operating […]

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Spicebird – An Email Client That Integrates A Calendar, Chat & iGoogle

28th August, 2010

We have reviewed a number of free email clients before. There is the ever so popular Thunderbird, there is Evolution for Linux and then there is Outlook for Windows. An area where Outlook scores fair and square over the other email clients out there is the fact that it integrates common email-related tasks and thus […]

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How To Appear Invisible (Offline) on Facebook Chat

26th August, 2010

As you might be aware of, Facebook offers a variety of communication options to its users. You can send someone a message, write on their wall or chat with them. You can access chat via the chat interface in the lower right corner. Once you are online, you can view which of your friends are […]

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What Is An API & What Are They Good For? [Technology Explained]

23rd August, 2010

What does the acronym API stand for? API means Application Programming Interface and they say that APIs are the underlying aspect of Web 2.0.  But what does it really mean – what is an api? Let’s try to demystify the term a little. The word to really pay attention to is “Interface”. If you have […]

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How To Remote Control Your iPhone From Your Computer

21st August, 2010

There are a number of apps in the Apple App Store that let you control your computer or a specific software using your iPhone. You can use your iPhone as a mouse, remote control iTunes with it and do a whole lot more. Such apps are fun to use simply by the virtue of the […]

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How To Create Stereographic Projections With Photoshop & GIMP

19th August, 2010

A stereo what? Don’t feel low if you don’t know what stereographics are. It’s just a fancy name for a unique kind of panoramic photo, like the one you see in the image on the right. The photo almost always resembles a planet, so these are also commonly known as planet or globe effect/photos. The […]

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Get Easy Access Control & Security Features with WinGuard Pro

16th August, 2010

Windows has been constantly improving the access control and parental control functionality. Windows 7 for instance, does a lot of these very well. The problem however is that most of the features are not available in every edition of Windows 7 and even if they are available, they would be buried deep down inside Control […]

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Here Is How You Can Try Chrome Web Apps Right Now

14th August, 2010

As you might know, Google Chrome OS (with Chromium, its Open Source Cousin) is scheduled to be released some time later this year. The interface to the OS is more or less like the Chrome web browser you use these days. Creators tout advantages like sandbox runs, always updated OS and hassle free usage. However, […]

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How To Enable & Use The New Google Multiple Sign-In Feature

12th August, 2010

Google offers a myriad of products to choose from and everything is tied up with a single Google Account. This has its pros and cons. While you have to remember only a single password and your experience is customized across the products, it also means that you cannot use Gmail with one account and Google […]

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6 Tips To Get More Out Of Signatures in Gmail

9th August, 2010

Your email signature is perhaps the one component that adds the most to the personal touch in your email messages. You could write a formal letter or have a chit chat, its the signature which closes off the conversation and adds that little bit extra. You can be conveying your status, position or rank in […]

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Bring Accessibility Features To All Websites With TechDis Toolbar

30th June, 2010

The web is huge and there is a lot of content for everyone. Sadly, it is not always formatted or presented appropriately for everyone. Some might need reading glasses to read a news site, others might not be able to read at all. Some might hope for a better more readable style, others might want […]

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How To Fix Bootloader Problems Due To GRUB

26th June, 2010

With Windows getting real good and Linux trying to cater to needs of every user, it is not unusual to have a dual boot configuration on your computer. Dual boot means you have two operating systems (most likely Windows and a Linux distro) on your computer. You get some kind of menu to choose which […]

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Manage The Windows Firewall Better With Windows 7 Firewall Control

24th June, 2010

These days computers are interconnected to such a degree that a firewall is an essential component of any operating system. You don’t want anyone accessing your computer without your knowledge and using services that you don’t intend to provide. However, having a firewall on your computer is one thing, using it to its fullest is […]

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4 Cool Apps To Make You More Productive With Text Editing

21st June, 2010

Working on the computer, you have to deal with text all day long. Be it programming, typing an email, updating your social networks, taking notes and countless other things, you are more often than not working with text. You might want to summon a tool to auto-correct all your spelling mistakes as you type, or […]