Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tuning your browser

BROWSERS can be tunned. For Firefox, this means downloading add-ons from free developers (

This applies for Opera as well (

Internet Explorer is considered by many to fail to offer sufficient protection against hackers and for privacy.

The IE7pro plug-in offers functionality for the browser(

Friday, March 28, 2008

YouTube Rolls Out Usage Analytics

YouTube account holders will now be able to access usage statistics for the videos they upload, such as where viewers are geographically located and how they found the clips.
The feature, called YouTube Insight, had been in high demand from partners that use the video-sharing site to market their products and services and, as such, want detailed metrics to determine the efficacy of their YouTube campaigns.
"With YouTube Insight, we've turned YouTube into one of the world's largest focus groups. Insight will help advertisers optimize their marketing efforts, determine how successful they were, and discover previously unknown marketing opportunities," an official YouTube blog posting reads.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Adobe opens shop on Web-based Photoshop Express

Adobe Systems is launching Photoshop Express today, its long-anticipated Web-based image editor aimed at the millions of consumers that want a simple way to touch up, share, and store photos.
Photoshop Express, available for free with 2 gigabytes of storage at, is a significant departure from Adobe's desktop software business and a big bet that it can make money offering Web services directly to consumers.

The application, which needs Flash Player 9 to run, pushes the limits of browser-based applications and will likely ratchet up the competition on the dozens of free and online photo-editing products available now (see our full review of Photoshop Express and gallery of screen shots of the application).

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Free Online Tool Converts Sites to PDF

This site is a service to convert your webpages to pdfs that can quickly turn a Web page into a downloadable PDF. It looks to be a useful tool if you need a snapshot of a page that might change frequently, or if you want a record of a site's appearance at a particular point in time. The service is dead-simple. You paste or type a URL into the site and click a button, and end up with a link to a PDF. You can also add a bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar that will convert the page you're currently viewing, or cut and paste html code directly into the site.The PDF will include a Web page's full length if it scrolls down for multiple screens. All told, it's a nice free step up from taking a screen shot of a Web site

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Acer launches six-speaker laptops

Acer said that it now aims to take laptop users as close as they can get to the high-definition home theatre experience.

The top model of the new "Gemstone blue" line of laptops has a screen with the same resolution as a top-of-the-line HDTV, at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and will have six speakers, including a subwoofer, for so-called 5.1 surround sound.

The computer will go sale next month in the United States. A model with three speakers and a smaller screen(but still HD resolution) will also be available. Both will have built-in Blu-ray disc drives.

The computer industry has long had its set of standard screen resolutions, while the consumer electronics industry has standardised on different ones. Acer's blue line effectively adopts the consumer-electronics standard, which means that many movies and all HD TV shows will fill the screen, without black bars.

Acer said the laptops would be the first with 1,920 x 1,080-pixel screens, and the top model is the first laptop with six speakers.

The high-end model has an 18.4in screen, placing it in the "desktop replacement" category of heavy laptops that aren't meant for more than occasional travel.

Even with six speakers, the laptop isn't capable of true surroud sound, since that requires speakers on either side of the listener at ear level.

Some current laptops use two speakers to simulate the envelopming experience of surround sound.

Acer's laptop will do the same, but the simulation is better with six speakers than with two, said Acer senior vice-president Jim Wong.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

MP3 Search Engine

SkreemR is the only music search engine with AudioRank! it's interface looks pretty much like Google’s interface. Just a search box and some links that point to some inner pages. All you need is enter a name of an artist, album or song and Skreemr searches its database for reference to your search string. Beside that, Skreemr also have a firefox mp3 search engine plugin that easier for you find MP3 files without visiting the site. Download the skreemr mp3 search engine plugin from here.

BeeMp3 has a listing of World Top 10, US Top 10 and Euro Top 10 music charts on their home page allowing you to easily find the best music. search result can based on artist, song, album or all.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Protecting yourself

If you are worried about personal data security, take the following steps:
(1)Your details are valuable. Never share them via an insecure web page.
(2)Invest in anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as firewall. Update them regularly.
(3)Read the privacy policy. This should state whether the company intends to sell the information you have given them. However, be aware that many companies simply copy from another website, and then do exactly as they like.
(4) Refuse to fill out irrelevant details. Let's face it: do they really need to know your education level when signing you up for a company newsletter?
(5) Demand errant companies do better by writing and asking them to change their approach. Don't support those who don't work ethically.
(6) Monitor your financial accounts and billing statements every month. If there is suspicious activity, report it at once. The quicker you respond, the less damage and ID thief can do.
(7) Banks, eBay and other companies will never send you an e-mail to ask you to confirm passwords or account detials. Report all such scans at once.
(8) Best of all, trust your instincts. If something feels fishy, walk away.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Build your own mobile website in minutes

(1) No software to install. If you can browse,

(2) you can build Websites guaranteed to work consistently on all mobile phones

(3) Host your website wherever you want

(4) Complete service is free & runs on donations!

Read More

Friday, March 7, 2008

Passengers on its domestic flights will require fingerprinting in British Airport

ProfBooty brings us a story about England's Heathrow airport, which will begin fingerprinting passengers on its domestic flights later this month. Airport executives claim that the data will be stored for no longer than 24 hours, and will not be shared with law enforcement. We've previously discussed airport fingerprinting measures in the United States and Japan.

Quoting: "All four million domestic passengers who will pass through Terminal 5 annually after it opens on March 27 will have four fingerprints taken, as well as being photographed, when they check in. To ensure the passenger boarding the aircraft is the same person, the fingerprinting process will be repeated just before they board the aircraft and the photograph will be compared with their face. Dr Gus Hosein, of the London School of Economics, an expert on the impact on technology on civil liberties, is one of the scheme's strongest critics. He said: 'There is no other country in the world that requires passengers travelling on internal flights to be fingerprinted. BAA says the fingerprint data will be destroyed, but the records of who has travelled within the country will not be, and it will provide a rich source of data for the police and intelligence agencies.'" leave the competition

“Today, we unveiled a new direction for,” Chief Executive Jim Safka said in a statement. “Moving forward, we will focus on our core customers, and what they come to for most: answers. Our loyal base of 45 million unique users come to for answers at a rate that is three times more than any other major search engine.” - by Ed Arnold on Mar 5, 2008 at 04:55 PM

This move should come as no surprise. With Yahoo cutting jobs and even the bulletproof Google looking at some fairly slow advertising growth, is certain to be facing some difficult times. Getting rid of Jeeves isn’t going to solve Ask’s revenue problems overnight. Although is sitting as the fourth ranked search engine, they certainly have been trying to improve their station. Competition is good for everyone, so let’s hope restructuring is a sign of health rather than a sign of impending doom.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

K-Lite Codec:playing all your movie files

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools. Codecs are required to play audio and video. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all the movies that you download from the internet.
The K-Lite Codec Pack has a couple of major advantages compared to other codec packs:- It it always up-to-date with the latest versions of the codecs.- It is very user-friendly and the installation is fully customizable, meaning that you can install only those components that you really want.- It has been very well tested, so that the package doesn't contain any conflicting codecs. - It is a very complete package, containing everything you need to play your movies.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

USB Powered Air conditioned clothes

USB powered powered air conditioned clothes is really unique. Everyone actually does have a natural air conditioner which is sweating and the air conditioned clothes are designed to give that mechanism a shot in the arm. The clothes have two 10 centimeter fans located at right and left sides at the back of clothing at waist level. These fans draw in a large amount of air which helps to vapourize thus dissipating sweat and bringing down the wearers body temprature. The clothing comes with a switch to adjust the fan speed. Just connect your shirt to the USB port and be cool.

Other than USB the shirt is powered by four AA batteries or your car's cigars socket. This ingenious idea is the brain child of Kouzi Ichigaya an ex Sony technician. At present half sleeve shirts for men and women are available with this unique system in Japan.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Secure Your Doc and Info - HandyBits EasyCrypto Deluxe

We know how much users dislike to pay for software on the Net. Many people prefer to use freeware (sometimes even low quality products) instead of paying for products made by professionals. Handybits is free of charge for home users. You can encrypt both standalone files and entire folders.The high level of security is ensured by using the well-known unbeatable 128-bit key BlowFish algorithm.You can also add several files or entire folders to an encrypted EasyCrypto ZIP file. When you send this type of archive to someone, the recipient just needs to install EasyCrypto to extract the folders. After you encrypt files, EasyCrypto securely wipes originals automatically. It is really a good freeware to secure your documents.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Yuno Coffee Cup Computer

The Yuno PC is a concept design by Jason Farsai to help you get the most out of your morning without holding you back or constraining you to a desktop PC. Everyone has their own routine, what they read, watch, listen to, and of course drink. The Yuno PC mug incorporates all the important morning alerts such as weather, time, traffic, stocks, and more on its touchscreen display. You can also display your own images as a screensaver if you just want to relax. It lets you enjoy the morning the way you deserve to, stress free and highly caffenaited.