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Windows Live Writer Portable 2.0 – With U3 Support

Windows Live Writer Beta 3 Released Windows Live Writer (WLW) Beta 3 was released last week. This is the last beta release before the final release of WLW. Some of the new features and improvements in this release are Support’s ‘Insert Video’ natively previously made possible by a plugin Publish XHTML style markup Use Writer […]

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12 Must have Portable Apps for your USB drive

I use my 2GB Kingston U3 enabled USB drive a lot. The reason? The availability of a variety of portable applications and most of them for free. For your reading pleasure, here are a few of my favorites. Web Mozilla Firefox – Very handy to have if you frequent your IE using friends or relatives. […]

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Find Better Software Alternatives for Windows, Mac & Linux

Find Better Software Alternatives for Windows, Mac & Linux

I have this immense love for finding new software, web services alternatives to the ones I am already using. ShanKrila is a direct by product of that. I am always on the lookout for new & better software, that improved my productivity, let me keep my computer resources down and working on my computer a […]

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Good Reads: Buzz in Blogs 2007-12-08

Good Reads: Buzz in Blogs 2007-12-08

Couple of new things going on here at ShanKri-la. I have become a guest author at one of the popular Tech Blogs by my friend Keith D’Souza – Techie-Buzz.com. I will start out posting one post every week and it will appear mostly on Fridays. I was humbled and honored at the same time when […]

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How to Install Google Chrome in Linux with Wine

How to Install Google Chrome in Linux with Wine

A lot of Linux users and Mac users were left out with yesterday’s Google Chrome release. Chrome is Google’s own browser that packs a lot of technical advancements under the hood and is competing headlong with the heavyweights such as Firefox, Safari, etc. Now, even Linux users can now run Google Chrome with Wine. Thanks […]

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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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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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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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ImgBurn – Excellent LightWeight CD/DVD/Blu-ray Burner

ImgBurn – Excellent LightWeight CD/DVD/Blu-ray Burner

I have had this useful utility in my list to share it with you for a while. And here it is: ImgBurn CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Burner Software ImgBurn is a lightweight swiss army knife of a free media burning software. I used to use the heavyweights like Nero, Roxio, etc but ever since […]

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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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Kingston 4GB DataTraveler USB 2.0 FLash Drive $12.12 (Free Shipping)

I usually post on usb flash drive deals such as these on Fridays but had to pass this on to you as soon as I saw it this morning. Buy.com has an awesome deal this morning selling Kingston 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for just $12.12. Plus, you get free shipping! No mail-in rebates or […]

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Free Lightweight & Portable Screen Capture Utility – FastStone Capture

Screenshots help us in many ways whatever we may need it for. I use it when I am troubleshooting with some support helpdesk, when building websites, for blogging, etc. Windows has the basic Print Screen option that you could load up in Paint and just crop the area you want. I did that for a […]

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RunScanner – Free Startup and Hijack Analyzer

A lot of programs we install in our computer end up making entries in our startup eventually slowing down the Windows startup. And some other programs sneak into the registry with malicious intent. RunScanner is a freeware utility which scans your computer for all running programs, autostart locations, drivers, services and hijack points. RunScanner Quick […]

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Firefox 3 Beta 2 Reviewed & Firefox 3 Beta 2 Portable

I have been long waiting for Firefox 3 Beta 2. If you are a regular reader, you might have wondered why I haven’t delved much into Firefox 3 besides showing you how to run Firefox 3 simultaneously with Firefox 2. Personally, I feel that until Firefox get to Beta 2 it just isn’t worth it […]

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Deal Alert: Kingston 2GB USB Flash Drive – $6.95 (free shipping)

Deal Alert: Kingston 2GB USB Flash Drive – $6.95 (free shipping)

I have mentioned previously that the one newsletter I love is the one from Buy.com. They truly give out some awesome deals! I had purchased my Kingston DataTraveler 2GB USB Flash Drive from Buy.com a few months back. Now, it is again on sale for $16.95 with free shipping! I have ordered another one to […]

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