Mar 31, 2009

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Track Gmail Messages with Google Analytics

Last week, Google added a new feature in Google Apps that allowed educational institutes and organizations to track how people are interacting with Gmail messages.

Anyone with admin access in Google Apps can see basic visitor stats for Gmail messages...

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Nominate Yourself for the Microsoft MVP Award (India)

microsoft mvp award Microsoft awards the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status to select individuals who are seen as active participants in technical communities like blogs, Internet forums, user groups, wikis, conferences, etc.

You neither have to be a geek nor an...

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More Twitter Followers Don't Always Mean More Clicks

The "Suggested Users" feature of Twitter has left many souls unhappy and rightly so because the moment your Twitter profile shows up on the suggested list, your follower count can grow almost exponentially thus making you look all the more...

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Your Kodak Gallery Photos Will Be Deleted Unless You Buy Something

kodak-galleryKodak Gallery (Ofoto) is an online photo sharing site where anyone can upload pictures for free just like Flickr.

The service is especially popular among Kodak digital camera users since these cameras ship with Kodak Easyshare software that can directly...

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Google Postcard: Search the Web by Snail Mail

Now you can search Google without the computer or a mobile phone. Just write your search query on this postcard and send it to Google office via Snail Mail.

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This is obviously an April Fools joke but a hilarious one. Thanks Matt.

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World Map Turned Into Animal Shapes

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Twelve Animals is a creative project of Kentaro Nagai that uses the world map to form twelve different animals shapes representing the Japanese zodiac. If you are curious to know how the world map was transformed into animals shapes, check this

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Mar 30, 2009

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FeedDemon 3 - The Perfect Twitter Client

feeddemon 3 FeedDemon 3, which is available for download here, includes some new features that turn this already-brilliant RSS reader into an almost perfect Twitter client for Windows. Here’s why:

1. Support for Short URLs

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Earn your Master of Arts Degree in Social Media

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Go to LinkedIn or Twitter and you’ll find tons of people who claim themselves to be "social media experts".

These are mostly self taught "gurus" who, with their own experiments, have learned how to harness the full potential...

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Mar 27, 2009

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Browse the Web Faster on a Slow Internet Connection

If your current Internet speed is very slow and you are living in an area where broadband connections are still not available, here are some ideas to help you download web pages faster on your computer. You may use the same tips to  improve your web...

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Increase Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength with an Aluminium foil

Are you looking for ways to increase the signal strength of that wireless router in your home without having to invest in a Wifi extender?

Then head over to the kitchen and grab a piece of shiny Aluminum foil that is normally used by mom for cooking or...

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Connect with your Extended Family on Facebook

Facebook has made it easy for you to connect with other family members who may or may not be part of the social networking site yet. You can go to this page and create a private group on Facebook open that’s only for the extended members of your...

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Google AdSense Video Units Are Being Discontinued

AdSense video units, a program that allowed AdSense publishers to embed YouTube videos along with Google Text ads, will be discontinued from April 2009.

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Unlike referrals, the video units weren’t really popular among website owners so in case you...

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How to Link to HD Quality Videos on YouTube

If you have to link to a 720p HD video on YouTube from your web pages or share those links in an email, here’s a simple hack - just append &hd=1 to the YouTube video URL and it will directly play the high-res widescreen version of that video in the...

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Mar 26, 2009

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What Twitter Can Learn from Google Reader

This Suggested Users page is probably the most controversial element of Twitter. Think of it as an exclusive club where an entry can help you gain thousands of new followers on Twitter in a single day.

Here’s a graph comparing the follower growth...

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Create Flowcharts & Diagrams in Google Docs

You can now add drawing objects like flowcharts, arrows, callouts, banners and even freehand scribbles to your documents in Google Docs using the new "Insert Drawing" command available from the menu bar.

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Mar 25, 2009

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Compare Changes on a Web Page Side-by-side Like a Wiki

Most wikis maintain revision history for every web page in the system so you can easily visually compare changes between any two versions of the same page side-by-side. For instance, this colored edit log from Wikipedia shows how the page for Bush...

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FeedDemon 3 Is Coming Next Week

feeddemon and google reader

If you are looking for a desktop based RSS reader that has more features than your current online reader and won’t die even if the "cloud" goes down, FeedDemon is a great choice.

The Best of Both Worlds

The upcoming FeedDemon 3.0 release...

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Microsoft Surface Like Wearable Computer That May Cost No More Than a Mobile Phone

google maps with hand gesture

Science fiction meets reality. Pranav Mistry from the MIT Media Lab has developed a wearable internet-connected computer that can turn virtually any physical surface (like the wall, your hand or even a book in your hand) into a Microsoft Surface like...

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Mar 23, 2009

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Googlebot Can Execute JavaScript on Web Pages

Googlebot, the web spider that crawls web pages for inclusion in Google’s search index, can sometimes run JavaScript code as well in addition to fetching text content from a web page.

googlebot with google analytics

Here’s why - my Google Analytics report for Web browsers...

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Record & Upload HD Screencasts to YouTube for Free with ScreenToaster

If you are looking to create high-definition screencast videos for YouTube but don’t have the budget to buy screencasting software, here’s a neat screen recorder for you that is both free and cross-platform.

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RichCopy: The Only File Copying Utility You'll Ever Need

RichCopy is a visual file copying utility that helps you copy or move files at a much faster rate. It has existed since the days of Windows 95 but (unless you’re working at Microsoft) you may have never heard of RichCopy before as it was an...

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How to Make 720p High Definition Screencast Videos for YouTube

youtube hd videos This tutorial will show you to how record and produce 720p High Definition (HD) screencast videos (Widescreen) for YouTube using Camtasia Studio, the best screencasting tool for Windows that will soon be available on Mac.

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Mar 20, 2009

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Search Suggestions in Yahoo! Images are just Brilliant

Search Suggestions in Yahoo! Images are just Brilliant

Not sure when this feature was introduced but if you search for images on Yahoo, it also offers some brilliant and useful suggestions related to your query.

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For instance, when I searched for images...

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Lifehacker, Gizmodo Blogs Now Available Under Creative Commons

Lifehacker, Gizmodo Blogs Now Available Under Creative Commons

Some good news here.

All content published on popular Gawker blogs like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, etc. is now available under a Attribution Non-Commercial Creative Commons license which means that...

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Now Upload Excel 2007 Files to Google Docs

Now Upload Excel 2007 Files to Google Docs

This may seem like a minor improvement but would certainly help lot of Google Docs users who frequently exchange spreadsheets with people who use Microsoft Office 2007.

xlsx support in google docs

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Tutorial: How to Write an IE8 Web Slice for WordPress Blogs

Tutorial: How to Write an IE8 Web Slice for WordPress Blogs

ie8 web slicesWeb Slices are perhaps one of the coolest features in Windows Internet Explorer 8. Some people might find them similar to the Live Bookmarks feature of Firefox but in reality, IE 8 Web Slices can...

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Turn your RSS Feed into a Web Slice for Internet Explorer 8

Turn your RSS Feed into a Web Slice for Internet Explorer 8

My previous tutorial on writing a web slice for IE8 was a bit technical and limited to WordPress sites only.

If you have a blog hosted on another platform (like Blogger, TypePad, etc,) and would...

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Mar 18, 2009

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Simple RSS Feed Reader on the Firefox Start Page

Simple RSS Feed Reader on the Firefox Start Page

Let me quickly mention an important point that I missed in my previous review of the about:tab for Firefox 3.1.

rss feeds in firefox

If any of your "most frequently visited" website has an RSS feed, Firefox will...

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Find Out How Much Traffic a Website is Getting

Find Out How Much Traffic a Website is Getting

Do you want to spy (or ‘research’) on your competitors to know how much traffic their sites are getting?

Now there are a bunch of traffic estimation services (like Alexa, Compete, Quantcast,...

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Why Everyone on Twitter Needs NutShellMail

Why Everyone on Twitter Needs NutShellMail

NutShellMail, in a nutshell, is a free web based service that helps you manage* one or more Twitter accounts via email.

The service will periodically send you an email message (see live example) containing a...

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Mar 17, 2009

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Send Large Files from Outlook with Acrobat.com - Free with 5GB Storage Space

Send Large Files from Outlook with Acrobat.com - Free with 5GB Storage Space

Email messages can bounce if the file attachment size becomes too large. For instance, if you use Microsoft Outlook at work and send a 20 MB project report to a client who is on...

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Twitter Tip: Add a 'Tweet This' Link to your Blog on WordPress or Blogger

Twitter Tip: Add a ‘Tweet This’ Link to your Blog on WordPress or Blogger

tweet thisTwitter can be a great source of traffic for your blog. To give you an example, my article on bookmarklets was on the delicious popular section for more than a day yet...

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Get Birthday Reminders of Orkut Friends in Google Calendar

Get Birthday Reminders of Orkut Friends in Google Calendar

If most of your friends and family members have a presence on Orkut, you’ll be happy to know that you can now track their birthdays in Google Calendar.

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Get Google Chrome Like Start Page in Firefox

Get Google Chrome Like Start Page in Firefox

This screenshot illustrates the default start page of Chrome that is displayed when you open a new tab inside the Google browser. It includes a list of most frequently visited websites as well as a list of...

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