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Quick Tip: Save Google Reader Stories as PDF Documents

Quick Tip: Save Google Reader Stories as PDF Documents

Google Reader just introduced a few useful features. They have made it easier to share Google Reader stories in your social mediat sites like Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, StumbleUpon, etc. You can turn this on by going to Google Reader Settings page and selecting the services you want to use. They also added a very useful […]

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Goldmine of Drupal Videos – DrupalCon DC Website

Goldmine of Drupal Videos – DrupalCon DC Website

A while back I asked you – my readers for Drupal blog recommendations. I was just getting started and I am still learning the inner workings of this excellent open source CMS. Recently I stumbled across the DrupalCon DC Website. It is the official website for the Drupal Conference held in Washington DC in March. […]

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What is that Orange button? – RSS for everyone

What is that Orange button? – RSS for everyone

The timing couldn’t have been perfect. Today, ShanKri-la’s subscribers as you can see is at 100! (definitely a big milestone for us) I know when I discovered what RSS does and started using it, I opened myself up to a whole new world in the internet. I religiously try to make my friends use two […]

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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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RSS overload – A great reference for RSS needs

I think RSS is the next best thing to sliced bread. Really. I even think if I hadn’t found RSS and it’s usefulness, I wouldn’t have started consuming so much information from hundreds of websites without spending a lot of time everyday. And I wouldn’t have felt the urge to create ShanKri-la and share these […]

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Quick Tip: Access Google Tasks In Full Browser Window

Quick Tip: Access Google Tasks In Full Browser Window

Google Tasks has been a welcome addition for a lot of Gmail fans. Plus, Google Tasks has been made available from a variety of Google web apps like Google Calendar, etc. The only downside so far is that Google Tasks opens in a small window inside of Gmail or Google Calendar. Google Tasks can now […]

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Best Dropbox Hacks and Dropbox Portable

Best Dropbox Hacks and Dropbox Portable

Dropbox has literally changed the way I do things in the Internet. If you haven’t heard of Dropbox, it is an online file synchronization service with the following cool useful features: File Sync between multiple computers Cross platform support – Windows. Linux & Mac No complicated interface – runs in the background and access via […]

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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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Stop Magicjack From Popping Up In Your Screen

Stop Magicjack From Popping Up In Your Screen

I love Magicjack. Where else can you get unlimited long distance for $20/year? If you haven’t tried it yet, check out my Magicjack review. If you used Magicjack, you know you get a dialer in your desktop or laptop where you have the Magicjack software installed. One annoying thing about it is that, even when […]

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Sync Folders Outside of My DropBox to Dropbox

Sync Folders Outside of My DropBox to Dropbox

Dropbox is an excellent file sync software that offers upto 2GB free storage. However, Dropbox limits you to sync files only in My Dropbox folder. However, you cannot beat Dropbox for the fast superior seamless syncing it offers. I use Windows Live Writer extensively for my blogging and I wanted my drafts folder to be in […]

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How to Add Facebook Events to Google Calendar?

How to Add Facebook Events to Google Calendar?

I use Google Calendar all the time now that I can sync Google Calendar with my iPhone. Go to Events page in Facebook (see the bar in the bottom of the page) Look for Export Events link in the Events page Copy the url in the popup window Go to Google Calendar – Look for […]

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What is Dropbox? Awesome Video

What is Dropbox? Awesome Video

Dropbox is one of my favorite web services. Regular readers here probably have seen a lot of posts on Dropbox. But, if you are still wondering What is Dropbox, wonder no more. Common Craft are known for their simple videos that can explain complex concepts very easily and they have done one for Dropbox. Did […]

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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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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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