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Subtunes: Itunes like UI for subsonic music player

Subtunes: Itunes like UI for subsonic music player

If you like the look and feel of iTunes (even if you hate iTunes as a music player) and use subsonic to stream your music, you can get a iTunes like UI. Thanks to Subtunes.

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Know my Windows PC

Know my Windows PC

Being a geek one has to assemble his own machine and not just that it is a lot cheaper than buying one from HP or Dell. I will go into the hardware and then the software I use on this PC. This is my main computer and I use it much more than my...

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Manually Update WiFi only Motorola Xoom to Honeycomb 3.1!!

Manually Update WiFi only Motorola Xoom to Honeycomb 3.1!!

At the exciting Google I/O yesterday, the update of Honeycomb to version 3.1 was announced. It was to hit the Motorola Xoom same day but a later clarification sets it only for the 3G models first and then the update rolling out to the wifi only versions in few days and rest of honeycomb...

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Watch Google IO 2011 Live!!!

Watch Google IO 2011 Live!!!

  Excited about the possibility of new android OS for phones and tablets…… Cloud music service…. icecream……. offline navigation,…… you take a guess and watch it stream live on youtube at:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhmWg7Lp0i0 Enjoy!!!

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Kindle app for Motorola Xoom

Kindle app for Motorola Xoom

Amazon just released an updated version of Kindle app for android honeycomb. It includes a better library view (grid and list) and a much better integration of kindle ebook store into the app. If you have it installed on your Xoom, chances are its already been updated. Else hit this link and download on...

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Wireless sync audio/video to Motorola Xoom

Wireless sync audio/video to Motorola Xoom

Love or hate iTunes, if you have an option to wirelessly sync your multimedia  library, you will take it with both hands. Enter doubleTwist AirSync! specifically made for Motorola Xoom and all other android devices. Setup is simple, download the program for PC/Mac, and add the directories containing your songs and videos. Next, install...

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Print from Motorola Xoom/ Android devices for free

Print from Motorola Xoom/ Android devices for free

Printing directly from the Motorola Xoom adds more potent to an already versitile tablet. Google’s clould print service forms the back bone. To begin, enable the Google Cloud Print in the chrome browser on the computer that is directly connected to the printer. Click on the settings icon in computer chrome browser and select...

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Display Desktop / Full Version of Webpages in Xoom Browser

Display Desktop / Full Version of Webpages in Xoom Browser

Mobile devices often don’t display the full version of the websites, rather a tonned down version of the page for lack of space and flash (on i)S devices.) Motorola Xoom’s stock browser is a variant of the popular desktop browser, google chrome. With full flash support, there is no reason not to display the full-featured webpages. Follow the...

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Watch Hulu, Netflix on Motorola Xoom

Watch Hulu, Netflix on Motorola Xoom

Google’s latest serving of Honeycomb powered Motorola Xoom, has been warming our hands and intruding few dreams for some time now. The most common complain about this otherwise ample bestowed tablet is lack of apps. After using it for quite some time, I genuinely feel that it has the potential to truly replace the...

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How To Install Jolicloud on VirtualBox

How To Install Jolicloud on VirtualBox

Jolicloud is a cloud based OS (sweet combination of Chrome OS concept and Ubuntu distro) and as per the developers “Jolicloud is not a traditional OS. It was build for netbook users to leverage the Cloud and make their life easier”. Well, I don’t have a netbook but the prospects of cloud computing look...

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Free: JailBreak your Iphone (4, 3GS & 3) / iPod Touch / iPad running iOS 4!

Free: JailBreak your Iphone (4, 3GS & 3) / iPod Touch / iPad running iOS 4!

I recently switched to being a happy Nexus One user from a bored iPhone one. I like changing things around me to reflect my mood and needs, and with iPhone its impossible until strangely if you and Apple happen to be in a perfect sync. I have been using Nexus one for about two...

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How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

There is no beating Time Machine when it comes to backing up your Mac system. I use both windows and Mac on a daily basis and like to backup all my data to an Ubuntu server. There are many cross-platform softwares that allow you to do so, but I really wanted to stick to...

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Readability – Safari Reader functionality for all web browsers

Readability – Safari Reader functionality for all web browsers

Safari 5 comes with an excellent reader that removes the clutter on the webpage making reading articles very enjoyable. It is one of the ideas that I feel should be bundled with all the web browsers. Here is Safari Reader in action. As it senses an article on the page, a Reader icon displays...

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Apple iPad and Why iDon’t Like It: True Story of iPad Dude

Apple iPad and Why iDon’t Like It: True Story of iPad Dude

Let me put the record straight by saying Apple’s so hailed magical iPad makes no sense to me. To me even the keynote yesterday felt flawed and lackluster. I will try and justify my case, hopefully better than  what S J did yesterday. If not, who cares, it is not exclusive right of Apple...

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AdBlock for Safari 64-Bit – Safari Adblocker

AdBlock for Safari 64-Bit – Safari Adblocker

Safari Adblocker is a must-have plugin for anyone using Safari. It is based on the famous Adblock Plus addon for firefox. People using Adblock on earlier version of Safari running on Leopard found that update to Snow Leopard comes with 64-bit version of Safari and the Safari Adblock doesn’t work with it anymore. You...

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Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Update: Simplify Media would no longer be developed or supported by its developers. So instead consider Subsonic, which offers lot more possibilities than Simplify. Consider the situation around me; I have a Windows based PC in the office, a personal Mac running Snow Leopard and a Windows 7 based HTPC at home which primarily houses all...

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Quick Image Labeling using Preview – Snow Leopard

Quick Image Labeling using Preview – Snow Leopard

Often times we have to quickly resize an image, mark and add labels to a picture and then import it in some word processor like MS Word or Latex. Preview, the versatile document viewer for snow leopard has a very neat feature called Annotate to quickly facilitate such an editing. Preview supports all the...

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Paa – Music Review

Paa – Music Review

Director: R Balakrishnan Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Singers: Shilpa Rao, K. Bavatharini, Shravan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Amitabh Bachchan Paa is not a run-of-the-mill movie and so its music is not going to make much sense without the storyline. It is a big banner movie and so the expectations are high, especially with...

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