Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blio - A revolution in ebook readers

You don't need a Kindle or an iPad to read eBooks. Of course it's not comfortable to lie in a hammock with your PC, but if you don't mind reading while sitting at your computer, check out this very cool eReader software that's just come out.



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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

GmailWidgetPlus (Android) - See your unread Gmail by label

Using labels in your Gmail to sort and categorize your emails is a very powerful tool, but the native Gmail app on Android doesn't give you a convenient way to use them when it comes to notifications. This widget allows you to put a notification widget on your home screen with the labels you select showing the number of unread emails by label.



Available on the Android Market

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

torrific - Find and download any torrent file out there

Torrent downloads are awesome. Whether your looking for software, movies or music, it's an incredibly powerful means of finding and acquiring what you need. From the developer of torrific:

"torrific.com is a BitTorrent service provided by Acceleration Labs, LLC. It provides access to files hosted on millions of computers on the Internet in the BitTorrent network.

torrific provides a hosted bittorrent client that is engineered for download speed. That's it. No fancy features, no fiddling with a hundred settings, just really really fast speed. Our datacenter is connected directly to several of the Tier1 Internet backbone providers and additonally peers with dozens of networks directly. That means you get to the files you want fast."




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Thursday, September 23, 2010

SwiftKey (Android) - Graduates to full app on Android Market

With the most accurate word prediction (not only the word you're typing, but the word you'll type after that!) I've ever seen, so accurate it's creepy, the SwiftKey soft keyboard is now on the Android Market at a discounted price for a short time. Highly recommended by Barry's Best!



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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

feedlooks beta - RSS/Twitter client with a nice clean look

If you're easily distracted by clutter this may be the RSS/Twitter client for you...

"Check your Twitter feed and favorite blogs in an uncluttered email-like interface. Read content in full visual glory without leaving the app."



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Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tagxedo - Another sweet tag cloud tool

Yesterday I featured an online tool for creating word, or tag, clouds. Here's another one that a reader recommended. From the website:

"Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."





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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mini Info Widget (Android) - Get your phone's info on your home screen

A nice way to get your device's info on-screen.

* Battery percent %, Status
* Total, Available Internal Storage
* External Memory, SD Card
* 2x1 Widget
* Wifi, BT, GPS, Volume, Brightness Toggle
* RAM, CPU

Check out the video demo!



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Wordle - Create your own awesome word clouds!

Everyone needs a word cloud once in a while. Word clouds are graphical representations of words that give prominence to words based on the frequency of their use. You supply the words and Wordle created the cloud, then lets you change fonts, colors, etc. Use the result in your website or however you like.



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Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

join.me - Share screens and collaborate with ease

Need to get some people on the same page? Can't all get together in the same room? Don't sweat it. Get join.me. From the developer:

"Get your people together without getting your people together. Share a single screen so everybody’s on the same page. You don’t need a plane, a projector or a sandwich platter. Just gather at join.me to meet.

So what is it exactly? It’s an impromptu meeting that happens wherever you are. It’s getting a second or third pair of eyes on your presentation from across the hall or across the continent. It’s sharing your screen instantly with anyone to get stuff done, quickly.

It’s join.me, the last two words in an invitation to be collaboratively better."




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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

myDAY Journal (Android) - A super-nice way to keep track of life

Anyone who likes or needs to keep a journal will love this Android app. It has many choices of font colors and sizes and is easy to search.



myDAY Journal is available on the Android Market (current price $1.49)

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CCEnhancer - Get CCleaner to clear out even more junk!

If you don't already use CCleaner, you need to repent your sins. It does an excellent job keeping your machine lean and free of junk files. This application just makes it more powerful and effective...

"CCEnhancer is a small tool which adds support for over 270 new programs into the popular program CCleaner. The tool uses the WinApp2.ini system built into CCleaner to easily add new rules and definitions for programs."



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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fanvibe - For the socially connected sports fan

There's nothing like actually being at a game, right? The palpable excitement of the crown gets into you, you feel connected to everyone there. This web site isn't really like that, but it does give you the opportunity to connect to others who are watching an ongoing game, whether it's NFL, NCAA, whatever. Check it out.



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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Zoom Page - Firefox add-on lets you easily zoom in or out

When the web page display seems too small or too large, how do you get it just right? Not easily, until this add-on arrived. From the developer:

"Zooms 'Full page' or 'Text only' using two buttons in status bar. Reset zoom level by clicking percentage display. Change zoom mode ('Full page' or 'Text Only') by right-clicking percentage display. Zoom level steps are configurable."




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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Ultra Keyboard (Android) - One of the coolest after-market keyboards available

One of the things I love about the Android OS is its customizability. Especially as it pertains to after-market keyboards. Take a look at this sweet entry.


Ultra Keyboard is available for download on the Android Market

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Monday, September 06, 2010

WhatTheFont! - Get the name of any font you see on the Web

This tip is for anyone who runs across a font on the Web and wants to know what it is. Since I'm a publisher this happens to me all the time. I see it, I like it, I want to get it for my sites. Your motives may be different but the need is the same.



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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

MuNo - Webmail notifier for Chrome browser

Chrome is a fantastic browser and is becoming better as more useful extensions are added. Here's one that you might find enhancing to your productivity. Notifies you when you have unread mail from Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc.



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Friday, September 03, 2010

Sprite Backup (Android) - Backup everything!

A bit costly at $4.95 on the Android Market at the time of this writing, nevertheless what the app offers makes it worth it. Free online backup of everything you can imagine on your Android 2.2 phone.

The video below will give you a good overview.



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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

WidgetLocker (Android) - Put widgets on your customizable lockscreen!

Your stock lockscreen can only do so much, which is why this app is so attractive. The main thing is allows as far as I'm concerned is the addition of widgets to your lockscreen. Well worth the bit of coin it costs.


 Available on the Android Market ($1.99)

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