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Tip: How to Free Up Space on Your Android Phone?

My friends know that I am an iPhone fan but I always have an eye for all things Android. I just came across a nice article on Read Write Web on how to free up space on your Android Phone. This will be helpful to those with an Android smartphone. The few things you can […]

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Photoshop tip: Converting Background to Transparent

I have looked this tip up atleast 3 times in the last few weeks. So, for my own sake (and for anyone else looking for it) I am writing this down here. 🙂 Of course there are multiple ways to do the same thing as in most things tech. Here is what worked for me. […]

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Find Website Loading Times at 50 Locations

I am usually checking how fast our sites are loading anytime we make major changes to the sites. I just came across a cool website that can show how fast a webpage loads from 50 different locations. Loads.in is a very nice looking website that shows hos fast a website loads. It runs through different […]

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Ubuntu Unity Keyboard Shortcuts Wallpaper

Ubuntu Unity 11.04 is out for everyone now. The Unity interface is a huge overhaul and has a ton of new features and keyboard shortcuts. If you are a power user or want to be one, knowing keyboard shortcuts (or atleast having them close by) is a surefire way to that. AskUbuntu has created a […]

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Access Blocked Websites By Email

Access Blocked Websites By Email

For some reason, my getting around blocked websites has received a tremendous response here. So, I figured I’d share another way you can get to blocked websites just by using your email. MailMyWeb.com is a beta web service that lets you send an email with the url of the site you want as the subject. […]

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Instant Fat Trimming For Your Twitter Account

If you are on Twitter, you will really like this new tool I just found. I have come across many tools and recommendation service including Twitter’s own now-extinct recommendation list to find and follow new people. After being on Twitter for more than 2 years I have the ‘following too many people’ bloat. I follow […]

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How to Run Firefox 4 and Firefox 3 At the Same Time?

I haven’t had the need to do this yet but thanks to @StephenCronin asking this question. With Firefox 4 out yesterday, there are many extension developers who haven’t updated their add-ons yet. Or you may want to test your website on Firefox 3 while using Firefox 4 simultaneously. Whatever the reason maybe, here is how […]

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End to End Travel Help from Rome2Rio

This nicely sums up the concept behind a new Google Maps mashup – Rome2Rio.com. “The airport to airport thing has been solved really well by Kayak and Hipmunk, so we want to do the other end like from the airport to where you want to go. Because no one goes on holiday at an airport,” […]

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Gmail Now Previews 12 New File Formats

Gmail has been very adept at letting us preview common document formats such as Word, PDF, etc. This is very useful to view files with just the browser without having the software installed. Google Docs previewer that made this possible just became fluent with 12 new file formats. Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX) Microsoft PowerPoint […]

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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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Social Bookmarking in Plain English: Video

Following the wild success of ‘RSS in Plain English’ video that succinctly explained what RSS is, CommonCraft have come out with a video explaining del.icio.us and social bookmarking, in general. [youtube x66lV7GOcNU] I saw the sign ‘Easy does it’ on a pepper sauce bottle in Steak & Shake today at lunch and now it makes […]

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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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How to use Smart Lists with Remember the Milk?

How to use Smart Lists with Remember the Milk?

I like GTD (Getting Things Done) applications to a fault. We featured the use of Remember the Milk (RTM) as a GTD tool a short while back. My first experience with a tool of this kind was MonkeyGTD followed by d-cubed. d-cubed won me over from monkeyGTD but now I am torn between d-cubed and […]

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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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disable facebook facial recognition

How to Turn off Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Feature?

Facebook just added another controversial feature and as always enabled it for all users without asking for their consent. So far, Facebook let us tag photos with names of our friends on pictures we have. Facebook just added an automatic face recognition feature that will identify people from photos anywhere on the site. This feature […]

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