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Auto-Publish Your Feedburner RSS Feed To Twitter

Bloggers using Feedburner to publish your RSS feeds listen up. If you blog with hosted WordPress, you might have used a WordPress plugin to automatically publish your RSS feed to your Twitter account. Google has made automatically sending your RSS feeds to Twitter integrated inside your Feedburner account. To get started Login to your Feedburner […]

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Watch FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa Live Online

FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa is starting today. Some of us in the world unfortunately will be at work or away from home due to the timings of the matches. But don’t worry, there are plenty of places to catch your favorite football matches online on the web. Here are a few ESPN3 […]

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Google Moves to Secure Enterprises with Two-Factor Authentication

Google Apps has been a silent force taking over the enterprise both public and private sector. Google Apps is the enterprise version of the free web apps we are used to – Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, etc. Most web applications rely on just an username and password and this is inherently insecure. Enterprises deal […]

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Top FREE Mac OS X Apps [Lifehacker]

We bought out 21.5” Apple iMac earlier this year and couldn’t be happier with it. As an avid lover of free software, I have been slowly accumulating free apps for various stuff for Mac OS X. I was going to write a list of apps I use and was surprised when I came across this […]

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Access Dropbox Easily With Google Chrome Extension

If you use Dropbox and Google Chrome, you can now easily access your Dropbox files from the Chrome browser. Dropbox extension for Google Chrome is a free and unofficial extension for accessing your Dropbox files. Once installed, the Dropbox extension adds a small Dropbox icon on your Chrome toolbar. You click on the icon and […]

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Miranda IM Client Gets Facebook Chat

Miranda IM is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows. This venerable instant messaging client has recently added support for Facebook Chat making it even more attractive. Miranda IM supports a wide variety of protocols such as AOL Instant Messenger Gadu-Gadu IAX ICQ Internet Relay Chat Jabber MSN Netsend Tlen Yahoo and more.. Miranda IM […]

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How to Quickly Switch Between Multiple iTunes Accounts? [Mac]

If you have a Mac and you often switch between 2 iTunes accounts (or more), I just came across a neat AppleScript that makes it super easy for you without typing anything. You might have separate iTunes accounts for yourself and your kids or just one for App Store and another for iTunes movies. Some […]

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Access GodMode Windows 7 Hidden Actions Folder

Access GodMode Windows 7 Hidden Actions Folder

Windows 7 experts  A Microsoft MVP had uncovered this trick in Vista and this trick works in Windows 7 as well. (Thanks @nirmaltv) An uber-cool Windows 7 Actions folder that is hidden from plain view. It is even called the Godmode! This Action folder consists of shortcuts to just about every settings change and administrative […]

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Free Custom WordPress site Backup with XCloner

I have been using a combination of a backup WordPress plugin and a cron job to backup my site files over ftp. The WordPress plugin would backup the MySQL database and email it. Then I’d have to FTP out backups of PHP files created by a cron job. Then if I have to restore my […]

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Sony Playstation 3 Can Play 3D Blu-Ray Movies

My wife and I are big fans of Sony Playstation 3. We use it more as a media streaming device and a DVD/Blu-ray player than as a gaming console. We use TVersity to stream videos from our desktop or notebook computers to our HDTV. With the 3D HDTVs gaining adoption and with the impending holiday […]

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Power your PHP Web Application with BackPress

Power your PHP Web Application with BackPress

WordPress and the new BuddyPress (forum) are couple of immensely popular open source projects in the PHP web applications world. BackPress is a PHP library of core functionality for web applications that grew out of the WordPress project. BackPress includes a variety of foundations needed to build a robust, scalable web application as a core […]

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How to Get Past Blocked Sites?

Even in the days when businesses are leveraging social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, there are several workplaces and schools blocking access to those websites. Sometimes it is pointless and sometimes it is mandatory. If you are in the pointless block category, here is a cool site to get around those proxies and […]

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Make the Most out of FeedBurner’s Feeds-by-Email Service

Feedburner has offered feeds by email for a long time and it is one of the things every blogger using Feedburner could utilize. If you don’t offer a way to subscribe by email, consider how many readers who don’t use a RSS feed reader but like your content. You could be missing out on dozens […]

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Site Speed Impacts Google Search Ranking

We have been hearing of news lately that Google is going to start factoring in website loading speed in web search ranking. When all things equal, a site that loads fast will appear higher in the search results than a site that loads slow. Google just posted on their Webmaster Central blog that they in […]

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Rich Contact Profiles Inside Gmail with Rapportive

When you are composing or reading an email from a contact, how would you like to have their whole social profile at your fingertips? Rapportive is a web solution that replaces the ad column in Gmail with a rich contact profile. Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. You can immediately […]

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