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Monday, March 24, 2014

Squirt, the superb speed reading bookmarklet

I came across this a while back and found it to be really great.
The way this bookmarklet thing is designed and functions, you have to try it to understand the experience.
Installing it and using it is also pretty simple.

Links: http://www.squirt.io/

Friday, March 7, 2014

Adverts making your Internet experience miserable, No More

Adverts are everywhere, whether you are checking your mails, watching a video on YouTube, checking some random site, doing a Google search, anything related to web surfing and they are there. Some disturb you when you are checking the website, some just hover around and not even let you access the content, and some are downright vulgar and lewd, NO MORE. 



The solution, AdBlock. It's an add-on/extension for your web browser that blocks those pesky adverts all over the web. 

Installing it is very simple, if you are using Chrome, click here , and add it to chrome. 
If you are using Firefox, click here to get AdBlock Plus, and add to Firefox.

Hope that you find it useful, share it with others also.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Airdroid, Transfer Data without Data cable

Many times there comes a time when you want to transfer some data to or from your Android device (Phone/Tablet) but you can't get or don't want to plug the data cables.
Well now you don't have, in comes Airdroid.


All you need is a WiFi connection, a PC, and an Android device.
Download the App from Google Play Store, follow the instructions, drop the data cables to collect dust. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Download Link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdroid

Sunday, February 9, 2014

DLNA+xbmc=Awesome!

It's great when you learn new stuff, even better if you find it useful :D.
So I was checking videos on YouTube and found a rather interesting video about DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) uploaded by Geekyranjit (Ranjit Kumar).

I said yeah, let's try and get it working. I already had xbmc installed on my System (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), went ahead and looked for Apps for my Lumia 520 and Nexus 7 (2012), found 'Nokia Play to' and 'BubbleUPnP UPnP/DLNA' for the respective platforms, and voila, Awesome Experience, Masha'Allah!





Made a quick video so that others can also come to know and use it. Hope you all like it and do share it with others if you found it useful.

P.S: I used xbmc on Ubuntu (Linux) but it works on multiple ecosystems so you should be able to use it with ease.

Links:
DLNA explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FGTazXDOyY
xbmc: http://xbmc.org/download/
Nokia Play to: http://goo.gl/b5r2e3
BubbleUPnP UPnP/DLNA: http://goo.gl/SvgWQ7

Friday, June 7, 2013

KINGSOFT OFFICE 2013, a Polished and Capable Office Suite

We have a new office suite in town, KINGSOFT Office 2013.
In this suite we have, Writer, Presentation, and Spreadsheet.


In my limited trial the software worked and behaved nicely with the fact that it clearly states being in Alpha stage. 

The compatibility with MS Office is good and according to some, better than our LibreOffice. Note that we still don't have support for saving in MS Office 2007 formats, i.e. .docx, .xlsx, .pptx although it opens documents in those formats okay.

Nevertheless you should try it out and see whether it works for you or not.


Downloads:
For Ubuntu: http://wdl.cache.ijinshan.com/wps/dow...
For Others(Windows,Android): http://www.kingsoftstore.com/index.html

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lubuntu 13.04 - Lightweight, Looks great, Lightning fast

The Lubuntu team have made quite advances over the years, making their Distro better, and this is what made them a part of the Offcial Ubuntu derivatives.

Whether you are a fan of the traditional desktop paradigm, have an old machine or just want to see your latest computer fly, try it and you're sure to go WOW Lubuntu. 




Lubuntu team is also making a push for the XP users as Microsoft Windows will stop supporting Windows XP on 8th of April 2014. Check more about that here.

You can download Lubuntu 13.04 from here.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

ClamTk Virus Scanner- Simple, Straightforward, Works

We all know that Linux doesn't need an antivirus software(in the Windows sense), one of the many reason why we just love Linux :-), but for people who do have an interaction with M$ Operating Systems, or if you have to make sure that a particular data is virus free, ClamTk works extremely well. 


It is a lightweight software, simple to use, and fast.

First install the software: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applicati... , then check for updates, you can also use the command "sudo freshclam" to update, then download the latest ClamTk from here http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/index.html , and install it.

Note that ClamTk is available for other distributions also, I even installed it on my Knoppix persistent live USB(the process remains the same as Knoppix is Debian based, the only thing different was that I had to install the GDebi Package Installer to install the latest deb file).

The ClamTk website: http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/index.html
Ubuntu ClamAV Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ClamAV
My recent encounter with the viruses: https://plus.google.com/1127599409313...


If you find this post useful, do share it with others.