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40+ Best WordPress Plugins for 2011

One of the things I love about WordPress as a blogging platform is how Plugins extend its functionality hundred fold. Just like how Firefox becomes more than a browser with its 1000’s of available extensions. Searching for a good WordPress plugin in the WP Plugin directory can be like finding a needle in the proverbial […]

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Free Open Source Screencasting Software – CamStudio

Free Open Source Screencasting Software – CamStudio

If you have been looking for a screencasting tool, look no further. CamStudio is a free and open source screencasting tool. CamStudio can record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create an AVI video files. Also, it comes with a built-in SWF producer that can convert the AVI files into bandwidth friendly […]

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Lunascape – Browsershots Alternative In Your Computer

Lunascape – Browsershots Alternative In Your Computer

I run and manage several websites. One of the things I repeat doing is to check how the website looks in different browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. I usually do this by firing up each browser and loading the site there. I just came across a very cool browser that gives […]

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What Google Public DNS Actually Means To You?

What Google Public DNS Actually Means To You?

Google has been in a mission to make the web faster than it is now. In that effort they have released Google Public DNS Service. You might have heard about it and probably wondering what the heck it is and if you should do anything about it. I am going to try to help you […]

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Are You Ready For Holidays Tech Support Duty?

Are You Ready For Holidays Tech Support Duty?

If you are a techie, you probably get cornered for some computer help by your friends and relatives. Especially when you are making the rounds during this holiday season. A relative nicely shows this nice blue screen of death in his/her latop and asks if you can quickly take a look at it. [image by […]

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Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 09-12-01 Contest Edition

Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 09-12-01 Contest Edition

Firefox hosts a great contest with every major release of Firefox versions for extension developers. Now, Mozilla has announced the winners for the Extend Firefox 3.5 contest! Best New Add-on Grand Prize Winners (3) FireFound by Chris Finke Find lost or stolen laptops and phones with a simple and secure Firefox extension FireFound is an […]

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What Free Apps Are You Thankful For?

What Free Apps Are You Thankful For?

Lifehacker had an interesting post yesterday that prompted me to post this article In fact, I have used the same title here. What Free Apps Are You Thankful for? I love finding free and quality applications that we can use everyday and share it here for anyone looking for one. In light of Thanksgiving, I […]

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How You Too Can Try Google Chrome OS

How You Too Can Try Google Chrome OS

Google Chrome OS made the splash on Friday with it’s announcement that it’s been open sourced. So, what if you wanted to try Google Chrome OS to get a hands on feel for its awesome features like the 7-second boot time? TechCrunch has posted a nice tutorial on how to run Google Chrome OS yourself […]

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WordPress Wins Best Overall Open Source CMS Award

WordPress Wins Best Overall Open Source CMS Award

PacktPub awards Open Source CMS Awards every year. To my delight, WordPress has won the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award for the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. In the last 4 years, this is the first time WordPress has won this award. Plus, it was named first runner-up in the Best Open Source PHP […]

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Mozilla Announces Weave Sync 1.0 beta 1

Mozilla Announces Weave Sync 1.0 beta 1

It has been a while since I have covered Mozilla Labs. It is one of the cool places where some of the cutting edge web technologies like Prism, Personas, Ubiquity, Bespin, Snowl, Geode, etc. Mozilla Weave is one such technology out of Mozilla labs. Weave enables you to have incredibly rich, personalized experiences across the […]

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Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 Available For Download

Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 Available For Download

Firefox 3.6 with Gecko 1.9.2 is here as beta 1 now. Here are the new features in Firefox 3.6 Users can now change their browser’s appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas. Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them safe. Open, native video can now […]

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Install Slew of Popular Free PC Software In One Shot

Install Slew of Popular Free PC Software In One Shot

I love quality free software and try to write about the all the good ones I come across here. But, it’s a lot of work when you are configuring a new computer either for yourself after a OS re-install or for a friend when you are ‘fixing it’. Earlier, I came across a project OpenDisc […]

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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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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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Notepad++ – A Great Open Source Code Editor

Notepad++ – A Great Open Source Code Editor

Ok. I have to apologize about this one. I just noticed today that I have never written about an excellent open source program I have been using even before I started this blog! Notepad++ is my choice source code editor anytime I am working on HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript etc. Notepad++ is a free open […]

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