Ahmad Imran

227 Added | 3 Magazines | 488 Likes | 7 Following | 7 Followers | @REASONTOUSE | Tech-blogger with a common-user hat. Founder of REASONTOUSE, a platform to empower you to make better decisions about personal technology.

23 extensions, apps, and tricks that will boost your productivity

Over the past two years, I've tried and tested hundreds of apps, Chrome extensions, and productivity hacks to make myself become a more effective and efficient student.<p>I found most of these through my friends and through reading other lists of productivity tools online, but I wanted to write a …

Productivity

Three Evernote Alternatives and How They Stack Up

<i>My Take on Apple Notes, Microsoft OneNote, and Bear</i>I’ve been using Evernote almost a decade now. The program was still in private beta when I …

Evernote

The 7 Evernote Functions that I Couldn’t Live Without

Just last weekend my company, Maui Mastermind, hosted 120 of our top business coaching clients for a 3 day workshop on how to grow their businesses and gain more personal time freedom.<p>One of the sessions I taught there was on advanced tools and strategies to be more productive. In that session I …

Evernote

7 Easy-to

“But I don’t really think about SEO very much anymore.”<p>That was my initial reaction when we all agreed that March would be SEO month here at …

SEO

Traditional Computer vs. Chromebook: Let’s Compare Their TCOs!

Let’s compare the TCOs (Total Cost of Ownership) of a traditional computer and of a Chromebook: which one is the most financially advantageous?

The 20 Best Books For Bloggers In 2017

Are you a blogger or someone thinking about starting a blog? Do you need inspiration, motivation, and information to follow your dreams?<p>Are you …

The LG G6: how LG got its groove back

It’s still early days for the LG G6. I’ve only just started using mine, having only just completed reviewing the Huawei P10, but what I’ve seen so far is very encouraging. I skipped the LG G5 entirely, saying at last year’s MWC when it was announced alongside the Galaxy S7 that LG had brought a …

Samsung Galaxy

5 Flipboard Pro Tips for Bloggers

Over the last few months, we’ve covered a lot of basic tips to help bloggers get started on Flipboard. Now it’s time we shared a few pro tips to help you get even more out of your Flipboard experience.<p>1) Find more relevant people to follow<p>An effective way to give your own follower numbers a boost …

How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

When Google first introduced Chromebooks in 2011, it seemed like a ridiculous idea. A laptop that can only run a browser? Who wants that? But over time, web apps slowly became more powerful and capable, while Google steadily improved the Chrome OS experience. Soon, many newer Chromebooks will also …

Chromebook

7 Ways You Can Repurpose Your Old Blog Posts to Get More Traffic • Smart Blogger

<i>Note from Glen: I’m delighted to introduce Smart Blogger’s new Associate Editor, Robert van Tongeren. Robert’s been behind the scenes for a couple of</i> …

Content Marketing

A Huge Guide on How to Write Effective Post Titles

Ever wondered how to consistently write effective blog post titles? It’s one of the most important skills to have in the online world. Let’s look at …

Content Marketing

Sony XZ Premium specs vs. XZS, LG G6, Google Pixel XL

Sony has stuffed its new flagship handset with some great tech, but how do its specs stack up against the competition?<p>This year's Mobile World Congress has barely kicked off and we've already seen some great hardware from the likes of LG and Sony. I've put Sony's shiny new flagship -- the XZ …

Mobile Technology

A new Google Pixel XL Review in brief, 5-months later

It’s been 5 months since I started using a Google Pixel XL and, like no other phone before it, I can’t imagine switching to any other device. While …

Phones

10 Distractions Every Serious Blogger Should be Aware Of

<i>I get my inspiration from helping others to make better decisions. Founder of the REASONTOUSE platform where I help you to enjoy your personal</i> …

Productivity

Imagine a world where every Android phone has the Google Pixel’s camera

It’s not that wild of an idea<p>I’ve made no secret of my deep and passionate love affair with the camera inside Google’s Pixel. The phone itself is nothing special, but the pictures I take with it are a whole new level of awesome that I’ve never previously experienced with any mobile device. So …

Google

The Wise Content Marketer's Guide to Sensible SEO

Search engine optimization — SEO — is one of those “you love it or you hate it” topics.<p>Some get a charge out of the challenge of keeping up with …

SEO

Learn to become a Google Chrome power user

Do you use Google Chrome? Do you want to become a Google Chrome power user? Read on!<p>Do you use Google Chrome? Do you want to become a Google Chrome …

Google Chrome

The 8 Requirements For Any Blog To Be Successful

There are many good reasons to start a blog. You might be trying to boost traffic to your company’s website to earn more conversions and increase site revenue. You might hope to build a big enough recurring audience that you can make a living off the advertising dollars spent on your site’s banner …

Content Marketing

LG G6 Hands-On: Should You Buy the G6 or the Samsung Galaxy S8?

How to Write Faster

Yesssss!<p>The schedule gods have given you a break, and you have a rare hour to actually sit down and write. You could produce an entire blog post! An …

Writing

Mossberg: The PC is being redefined

Keep your eye on the software — and on Apple<p>Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode.<p>If you became a frequent computer user starting anytime …

Chromebook

All the phones we saw at Mobile World Congress 2017

There's a long list of new phones to be excited about.<p>Mobile World Congress has always been a fantastic place to get an early look at many different …

Phones

How to Create Amazing Articles Even If You Suck at Writing

If you read any of my blogs, you’ll know that I write a lot about <i>writing</i><p>Why? What’s the big deal? Why am I obsessed with this topic?<p>On the personal …

Content Marketing

Review: Google Pixel is Android at its best (if a little boring)

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL launched to much acclaim in the fall. Though they weren’t that much more powerful than Android competitors, they were the first <i>real</i> Google phones. The promised hardware and software integration was something we hadn’t seen outside the iPhone.<p>Since our review is coming …

Phones

Asus Chromebook Flip review

Small Chromebook, big value<p><b>The Good</b> The Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA has a 360-degree hinge, a backlit keyboard, two USB-C ports, a sharp display and a posh all-aluminum build. Supports Google Play Android apps.<p><b>The Bad</b> The USB-C ports don't support Thunderbolt 3.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> With a hybrid hinge, …

Chromebook

Samsung's New Chromebook Is a Nearly Perfect Budget Laptop

I was working on the new Samsung Chromebook Pro, furiously putting together a post that needed to go up. The final touch was an image, but I needed …

The best password managers

<i>By Joe Kissell</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're not using a …

Network Security

10 best dictionary apps for Android

A dictionary can be a handy tool. Many have features such as a word of the day to help expand your vocabulary. Those learning languages for the first time can find them useful in defining words they don’t know. They’re valuable learning tools. It’s even better when you conveniently have them on …

Apps

Password managers are an essential way to protect yourself from hackers — here's how they work

• <b>Password managers are one of the quickest and easiest ways to help defend yourself against hackers.</b>• <b><br>They store all your passwords — so you have to remember only a single, extra-secure one to protect yourself.</b><p>If you ask security experts for the simple advice they would give to ordinary people worried …

Security

China’s Biggest Phone Company Has Made The Best Smartphone You’ve Never Heard Of

If you live in America, you probably don’t know about Huawei. If you do, you were either very into the Nexus 6X, or you watched "60 Minutes" around …

Mobile Technology