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Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Earlier I had discussed using your iPhone or iPod Touch as Air Mouse for Windows and Snow Leopard, it is possible for Linux as well using Hippo Remote (it supports Mac and Windows too). Look for it in the App store. The Lite version which is ad supported has the basic mouse and keyboard...

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Add, Extract, Delete or Rotate Pages in a PDF Using Free Tools

There are several ways command line as well as GUI based which one can use to modify a pdf file. Lets list out the command line approaches to  extract a given number of pages from a pdf document, if you are dealing with a large document then the command line approaches are faster and...

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Access or Stream Windows 7 Multimedia Share to Linux

Access or Stream Windows 7 Multimedia Share to Linux

Windows 7 samba style sharing is tricky to get to work, but it is not essential if you just want to enjoy your media collection, which is residing on a Windows machine, from a Linux machine running XBMC or XBMC live which is again based on Ubuntu. For this sharing a server-client sharing scenario...

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Resize Images For Emailing While Retaining Quality & Sharpness

Resize Images For Emailing While Retaining Quality & Sharpness

People who are not familiar with Picasa or Windows Live Gallery may not be familiar of simple tools needed to resize images to facilitate its sending over email. I have had family members (from previous generation) expressing their inability to email several pics in one go because of exceeding the attachment limit with only...

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Creating Windows 7 System Image Using Backup and Restore Tool

Creating Windows 7 System Image Using Backup and Restore Tool

Windows 7 boasts of a better system image creation and backup tool, and you must take advantage of it. Everybody should create a system image and back it up on an external drive. Ok so what’s system image and why should one create it? System image is the exact “clone” of your operating system...

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Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Windows 7 has good inbuilt UPnP capabilities as long as you try to stream your music and video to XBOX or another Windows Media Player or Dedicated clients like XBMC or GeeXboX. But if you want to stream your media (musiv, video, pictures) to PSP or iPod touch/iPhone or Blackberry or PSP or Wii...

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Type/Write in Hindi and Sanskrit with Latex

Type/Write in Hindi and Sanskrit with Latex

Typing in Hindi or Sanskrit using LaTeX has been made simple with Devanagari. If you are already familiar with LaTeX then including text in Hindi, Sanskrit or several other Indian languages is relatively easy. This article describes how to go about doing that. Linux users would need to install the following packages to get...

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Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Update: See the changes to be made to the code for Subsonic 4.1 see this post. All other steps remain the same. Subsonic is a free to use, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. It can be used to share your music with family and friends, or to listen to your own...

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Can’t Run .exe Files On Windows 7 Machine

This happened on one of my friend’s computer. Double clicking on any .exe file or the shortcut to an executable file would result in open with dialogue box. Running any executable from the run box (Win+r) was also not working.  Rebooting in safe mode also didn’t resolve the issue. What resulted in this situation...

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How to Make Time Lapse Video from Images

How to Make Time Lapse Video from Images

One might need to make video from a series of images, e.g. in making a time lapse video. While there are a bunch of specialized softwares out there, I prefer the good old reliable method of using VirtualDubMod (virtual dub modified). Creating a video out of images using VDubMod is very simple and VirtualDubMod...

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Extract Audio Out of Youtube (flv) Videos for Free

Earlier I talked about “how to download youtube videos“. So lets look at one of the methods of extracting the audio file out of the flv file or of any video file. Most flv files or video files have mp3 audio embedded inside the video. In such cases trying this command should do the...

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Best/Must Have Extensions for Google Chrome

Best/Must Have Extensions for Google Chrome

Here are some of my favorite extensions not necessarily in that order for customizing Google Chrome: 1. Google Preview It adds a tiny thumbnail preview of the website in the  search results from google.com. However, this plugin doesn’t work for other search engines yet. 2. AdBlock Adds advertisement blocking capability to Chrome, this is...

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Google Chrome Now Customizable with Extensions

Google Chrome Now Customizable with Extensions

Google in a bid to capture increased percentage of browser market has increased Chrome’s capabilities by incorporating the “extensions” and has also included the bookmark sync feature,which was already available with Opera and was achievable for Firefox through plugins, with the new update for chrome. This capabilities was long awaited by the Chrome users...

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Free Subtitle Ripping Software for Windows 7 (SubRip)

Free Subtitle Ripping Software for Windows 7 (SubRip)

Once you have ripped your DVD (using DVD Shrink or DVDFab),  the next step is to encoded it. If you also want to have the subtitles, you have the option of hard-coding them during the encoding process, but then you won’t be able to turn it off if you don’t want it. The other...

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All About LaTeX

LaTeX is the markup language of choice for writing technical articles. It formats documents enabling you to focus more on content than style. Small files can be easily combined to create large documents, and since the actual documents are simple text files you can also put them under version control of your choice. I...

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Use iPod Touch/iPhone as Air Mouse (Windows 7, Snow Leopard)

You can use your iPod Touch or iPhone as air mouse/keyboard using Mobile Air Mouse Pro. And it would cost you only $1.99 (as of Jan 6, 2010). You just need to install the free server program on your desktops/laptops (it supports both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard). On windows 7 after the installer...

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DVD & Bluray Rip in Windows 7 Using DVDFab

DVD & Bluray Rip in Windows 7 Using DVDFab

While DVD Shrink is a free DVD Rip software which is great for decrypting DVDs, I did come across a few DVDs which DVD Shrink was not able to decrypt and copy to the Hard Drive. I had to use DVDFab for the purpose, it is a shareware program. Therefore, if you encounter any stubborn DVD...

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Enable Thumbnail Preview for NEF Files Windows 7

To enable the thumbnail preview for the Nikon NEF RAW files taken using Nikon DSLRs (D3X, D3S, D3, D2XS, D2X, D2HS, D2H, D1X, D1H, D1, D90, D80, D70S, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40, D700, D300S, D300, D200, D100, D5000, D3000) and Point and Shoot Cameras (COOLPIX 8800, COOLPIX 8700, COOLPIX 8400, COOLPIX 5700, COOLPIX...

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Best Torrent Software (Windows 7, Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10)

Best Torrent Software (Windows 7, Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10)

μTorrent is the best software for downloading stuff via torrent, it is very light and fast software. Currently it is only available for Windows and the Mac version is in beta stage. Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12 users have Transmission installed for them by default, if not then install it by: sudo apt-get install...

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Adblock for Opera (Blocking ads in Opera on Windows/Linux)

Opera is a very decent browser and it feels much lighter to use inside Linux. For some reason Firefox seems to be way slow and processor hungry inside Linux. I was reluctant to use Opera because it didn’t had adblock features but not anymore. Implementing the adblock feature inside Opera is trivial. Just download...

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