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TweetDeck Goes Supersonic With a New Update

Ok that might be a little bit of exaggeration but the new version of TweetDeck really has gotten an awesome speed boost. Twitter introduced User Streams API earlier that allowed for instant delivery of tweets. The older API allowed for the clients tto check for new tweets every few minutes. TweetDeck launched a new version […]

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Free Online Screen Recorder – ScreenToaster

Sharing screencasts are the in-thing now. Screencats make sharing information visually that much more powerful. It can come in handy for many situations.And this is especially true for bloggers doing short video or tutorial. ScreenToaster is an online screen recording tool that doesn’t need anything installed in your computer. Yes, that’s the beauty of it. […]

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WordPress 2.6 is here!

Hot on the heels of the completely revamped WordPress 2.5 release, here comes WordPress 2.6 with even more new features. I was kind of surprised to see another major release so soon but the features it brings are very cool and I will be upgrading my WordPress sites to 2.6 soon. Let’s take a look […]

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iDrive Free $10 iTunes Gift Card Offer (Smartphone needed)

iDrive is a file backup service just like Dropbox. I have heard about this service before but haven’t tried it until now. iDrive is running a promotion where you can get a free $10 iTunes gift card just for signing up and trying their service. You need to have a iPhone (or any smartphone) and […]

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5 Great Ways to Use Google Alerts

5 Great Ways to Use Google Alerts

Google Alerts in an excellent service by Google that is not often talked about like GMail or Google Reader. It has to be one of the hidden treasures in Google’s suite of web applications. Google Alert is a simple service where you get an email alert for any search term you specify. You can choose […]

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Quick Tip: Save Google Reader Stories as PDF Documents

Quick Tip: Save Google Reader Stories as PDF Documents

Google Reader just introduced a few useful features. They have made it easier to share Google Reader stories in your social mediat sites like Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, StumbleUpon, etc. You can turn this on by going to Google Reader Settings page and selecting the services you want to use. They also added a very useful […]

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Top Greasemonkey Scripts for New Gmail 2.0

Gmail has been seeing some excellent improvements lately with color coded labels, improved Ghat features, improved performance, etc. We can say some of these new features were actually been driven by the community through Greasemonkey (?) scripts to improve Gmail functionality. Gmail team is smart enough to recognize some of these scripts and actually integrate […]

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Gmail Keeps Getting Better – Multiple Inboxes & Merge Duplicate Contacts

Gmail Keeps Getting Better – Multiple Inboxes & Merge Duplicate Contacts

Once you have enabled Multiple Inboxes, go to Settings Tab to find ‘Multiple Inbioxes’ tab. Now you can enter different labels or filters to open in different pane.

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Firefox Extensions: Picks of the week June 20 2007

Firefox Extensions: Picks of the week June 20 2007

This is the second in my series of weekly Firefox Extensions – Picks of the week. To reiterate, I maintain the Top Firefox Extensions as a point of reference for anyone looking for great and useful extensions. But, there are extensions that might be useful for a specific purpose to our readers and may not […]

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Firefox 2.0 – Get it now!

A lot of discussion is going on in the nether world about the browser war!! IE 7 has been available for download for a few days now. And Firefox 2.0 has just been released into the wild!! Actually, I read about a mistake by the Mozilla foundation by mistakenly making the new download page public […]

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How to Send Google Reader Posts to Evernote?

How to Send Google Reader Posts to Evernote?

I was just really geeked about Evernote for Windows 3.5 beta and its new features. If you use both Evernote and Google Reader, I promise you will love this tip. I store a lot of Google Reader links to Delicious for later reading. But, Evernote has become a repository of my various notes, references, tips, […]

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iTunes-Like Syncing for the Rest of Us

If you use a iPod or an iPhone, you are probably used to using iTunes to easily sync you music and media to your device. But, if you are using one of the hundreds of other devices out there and want a simple syncing solution to share your media between computers and multiple devices, DazzBoard […]

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Firefox 3.6.4 Protects Against Flash Crash

It is so annoying to have your Firefox browser crash because a plugin like Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime or Microsoft Silverlight crashed. The new version of Firefox 3.6.4 (beta now available for download) protects your browser from crashing because a page with Flash, QuickTime or Silverlight malfunctioned. The webpage and Firefox will continue to run […]

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Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-03-13

Elliott Spitzer, the New York state Governor, resigns after getting caught in a prostitution ring. Every news outlet is repeating how he spent $80,000 on hookers. How about we take a break from that and look at some cool Firefox extensions? Bookmark Previews: Have you seen the CoverFlow in Apple products? It’s where the album […]

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Amazon Offers Free Year of Prime Shopping For Students

Amazon Prime is an enticing program and you can really get used to getting a free 2-day shipping for anything you purchase.Plus, there are also some exclusive email deals from time to time. Amazon is extending a free year of Amazon Prime for Students to students with a valid .edu email address. That is a […]

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