Quick Tip: Ubuntu Linux Adobe Air Installation Error

Quick Tip: Ubuntu Linux Adobe Air Installation Error

I am just making a note for myself here and anyone else who might encounter this error. Scenario I was trying to install TweetDeck in LinuxMint Gloria – a Ubuntu Jaunty 9.0.4 variant. Error Could not be installed because another application is already being installed. (I didn’t grab the TweetDeck error screenshot so I reproduced [...]

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Pre-Order Windows 7 Home Premium for $30

Pre-Order Windows 7 Home Premium for $30

If you have a valid US college email address, read on. Or if you know someone who has one and would help you out, keep reading. Microsoft has a promotion going at Win741.com where they are offering U.S. students Windows 7 Home Premium edition for just $30! Windows 7 Home Premium is going to retail [...]

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Friday Tech Deal: 1TB IOmega External USB Hard Drive $75 Shipped

Friday Tech Deal: 1TB IOmega External USB Hard Drive $75 Shipped

We have owned the 500GB Western Digital Passport for a while. We love it for its size (about the size of an iPhone) and portability. But, we are quickly filling it up and have been looking around for a 1TB external hard drive which we would just keep at home for backups. Small form factor [...]

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Free Video to Flash Converter

Free Video to Flash Converter

I was looking to convert some avi files to flash format to publish to web. A colleague showed me this cool free tool that lets you do it painlessly. DVDVideoSoft.com offers a free tool – Free Video to Flash Converter on their website. It is a 12.2 MB download and once installed just launch the [...]

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Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 09-08-28

Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 09-08-28

Mozilla has released a security update for Firefox 3.5.3. Make sure you install it as soon as you can. Plus, Firefox 3.5.3 checks your current Adobe Flash Plugin version that will show you if it needs to be updated. With Firefox 3.6, you would be able to go a Plugin status page and see which [...]

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Quick Tip: Gmail Down? Access Gmail using iGoogle

Quick Tip: Gmail Down? Access Gmail using iGoogle

Gmail has been down, reportedly worldwide, for a tleast an hour for me now. But there is a workaround. If you have POP access or IMAP enabled accounts setup, you can still access your Gmail. It works fine. Here is a list of supported POP clients if you don’t have one. If you don’t have [...]

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MagicJack Gets Laptop Friendly Setting

MagicJack Gets Laptop Friendly Setting

MagicJack is the VOIP phone service that costs $20/year for long distance phone calls. I have written a MagicJack review a while back and have been using it for almost over 18 months happily. In a recent MagicJack software update, I noticed something that will make the road warriors very happy! One great thing about [...]

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Watch Movies Online for Free, Legally

Watch Movies Online for Free, Legally

Subconsciously I have started to write about entertainment related stuff on Fridays. Especially about watching movies online. If you feel squaemish about watching movies online in questionable sites, this post is for you. You can watch movies online for free, legally. Speedcine is a site that indexes thousands of movies in their database with links [...]

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Stylish Non Adobe Air Windows Twitter Client – Blu

Stylish Non Adobe Air Windows Twitter Client – Blu

Adobe Air platform probably has the most number of Twitter clients. Adbobe AIR is a new technology that brings web applications to your desktop via a familiar desktop app like interface. A few popular Twitter clients on Adobe AIR are Twhirl, TweetDeck, DestroyTwitter, Seesmic, etc. I used Twhirl for the longest time and since converted [...]

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Add Overlays to Your Twitter Avatar

Add Overlays to Your Twitter Avatar

Adding Twitter overlays – little icons signifying something you like or support is all the rage in Twitter these days. For instance, I sported a little Indian flag in my Twitter avatar celebrating India’s Independence day on August 15th. You could be showing your support or celebrating an event and this is a great way [...]

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Quick Tip: How to Take Gorgeous Infant Photographs?

Quick Tip: How to Take Gorgeous Infant Photographs?

In my friends circle, it’s babies galore this year! More than half a dozen of my friends have had the wonderful moments in their lives welcoming a newborn into their family. Congratulations Kannan, Prasanna, Ravi, Suren, Vinod, Murali, Karthik & Ravi! I thought of you guys when I came across this article on 5 Tips [...]

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Digsby – Not My Favorite Instant Messenger Right Now

Digsby – Not My Favorite Instant Messenger Right Now

I famously proclaimed that Digsby is my favorite instant messenger in this blog post. Digsby is a free instant messaging client that offered support for multiple instant messaging support including Gtalk, Yahoo, MSN, AIM, etc. It also stodd out by offering support to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc making it a one-stop [...]

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How to Remove PC AntiSpyware 2010?

How to Remove PC AntiSpyware 2010?

A long time reader of ShanKrila and a blogging friend of mine, Jeanne Dininni of Writer’s Notes contacted me yesterday by email with a computer question. I’ve been battling a “PC Antispyware 2010″ computer infestation. Don’t know whether you’re familiar with it or not, but I was hoping that maybe you’d be able to give [...]

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Facebook Acquires Social Media Aggregator FriendFeed

Facebook Acquires Social Media Aggregator FriendFeed

Facebook – the social networking giant has acquired FriendFeed. FriendFeed is a service that aggregates feeds from various social networking services and web services and shows it in a real-time stream of activities. For eg. you could just friend me in FriendFeed and you will be able to see everything I do on major web [...]

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Gmail Gets More Netbook Friendly

Gmail Gets More Netbook Friendly

Google is definitely taking the Netbook space seriously. Netbooks are great for their portability but running Windows XP on it with limited hardware resources can be really painful. Google recognizes this and recently announced the open source Google Chrome OS aimed squarely at Netbooks. It is an extension of its Mobile OS platform – Android [...]

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