Monday, June 25, 2007

Top List of Web applications

According to Wikipedia " In software engineering, a Web application or webapp is an application that is accessed via web over a network such as the Internet or an intranet."

" Web applications are popular due to the ubiquity of a client, sometimes called a thin client. The ability to update and maintain Web applications without distributing and installing software on potentially thousands of client computers is a key reason for their popularity. Web applications are used to implement Webmail, online retail sales, online auctions, wikis, discussion boards, Weblogs, MMORPGs and many other functions."

So Now you Know What Actually Webapps are. Why not now look for these apps to trigger your website to its maximum. I provide you the best source for the webapps you will ever need.

simplespark.com has a wide range of webapps broadly classified in catalogs within the headings
1.) Event Planning
2.) Trading
3.) Food
4.) Podcasts
5.) Selling
6.) Social Bookmals and Tags
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ebuddy.com provides web and mobile messenger for everyone, everywhere.
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webware.com : Chosen by readers, this site contains the top 100 webapps intelligently classified in categories. Given below is the Screen shot of this giant.----------------------------------------------------------------

webapplist.com : Pretty understood.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Top Ten Incredibly useful Sites

Today I bunked my classes and stayed at home to discover some new sites which most people don't know about, I have come across this list of top ten sites(Hey hey I have myself made this list) which are incredibly useful. If you know about any other site please post it in comments section.

1.) Spheresite.com Spheresite.com
SphereSite. The site where you can find innovative interfaces based on SphereXP - the world's number one three-dimensional desktop. Feel free to download and try out any of the projects. The two currently existing applications are SphereXP and SphereXPlorer.

2.) Lifetips.com
LifeTips offers free tips, advice and informational how-to guides on hundreds of subjects ranging from health and beauty to love and dating to cooking and ...the list goes on.....

3.) About.com
A part of New York times Company, This site contains all the information about anything.

4.) Zengarden.com


5.) dezinerfolio.com

This site doesn't need any introduction. If you are a designer junkie, this one is for you.

6.) coolest-gadgets.com

Understood from name......Isn't it.
7.) Google sets Only few know about this. Type in some keyword and search, and get some really relevant results e.g. Searching for 'yahoo' and 'google' gave me an entire list of search engines.

8.) web pages that suck
If you are a web designer, must visit for you then. This site teaches you what really bad design is and what you shouldn't do when designing a website.

9.) bored.com
When you have nothing to do online, bored.com comes to rescue.
Caution: Use this website when you are really bored, otherwise this site looks non-sense.

10.) blogger guide
Ultimate guide to the googleblogger

Lock the Windows Sidebar

While the Windows Sidebar is a nice piece of functional eye candy for home users, it can be an administrator's nightmare in a business environment. Having users installing an endless amount of gadgets off of the internet can at the very least waste work time and bandwidth and a worse case scenario would be a security breach. You can limit or eliminate the Windows Sidebar and keep control of what, if any, gadgets are able to run on the users' machines.

1. Click the Start Button.

2. Click All Programs and select Accessories.

3. Click Run.

4. Input gpedit.msc and click OK.

5. When the UAC prompt appears, click Continue.

6. In the left pane, select Computer Configuration and double-click Administrative Templates.

7. Double-click Windows Components.

8. Select Windows Sidebar.

9. In the right pane, select one of the four settings to limit usage of the Windows Sidebar. To enable a setting, double-click the setting and select the Enabled radio button and click OK. The choices are:

Override the More Gadgets Link - The Windows Sidebar has a link to download additional gadgets from the Microsoft site. By enabling this setting, you can redirect your users to a different site. This means that if you create gadgets for your users to access various company data, you can redirect them to your intranet to download and install the gadgets. Input the address of the new location in the Override Gadget Location textbox after selecting the Enabled radio button.

Turn off Windows Sidebar - Enable this setting to turn off the Windows Sidebar.

Disable unpacking and installation of gadgets that are not digitally signed - Enabling this setting will prevent the installation of any gadgets that are unsigned.

Turn Off User Installed Windows Sidebar Gadgets - Enable this setting to prevent Windows Sidebar from running any user installed gadgets.

10. Close the Group Policy Object Editor.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Killer adsense Tip

There’s no doubt that images attract the eye, so why not use them to your advantage!

I’ve seen a number of websites that have placed a small image close to their AdSense ads to draw the visitor’s eye to the ad and hopefully, encourage them to click on the ad. There are a number of ways that you can do this, and which technique you choose really depends on the style of your site (in a future post we’ll look in details at this trick and show you how different ads respond to different images).

The idea is that you place an ad close to the ad that you want to draw attention to, but not make the image part of the ad (because that would totally go against the Google AdSense terms and conditions. This works if you get the right image (again, relevant to your site and the subject) and you position it well. To get the right combination, there’s no doubt that you’ll need to test one style against another here and figure out which works best for your site. Also, once you’ve found one image that works, you’ll need to find others too, because your loyal readers will, over time, stop responding to the image as well (and who knows, you might find an image that works a lot better too!).

However, this trick does demand that you know what you are doing when it comes to building web pages - a good knowledge of how to leverage HTML and CSS is vital (if you don’t know what HTML and CSS is, then you need to do some research!).

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ultimate Guide to Photo Shop

Ever wanted to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, but had no idea where to start?

Most Adobe Photoshop tutorials (including my own) are for people who are already familiar with Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial goes right back to the DAWN OF TIME! :) ...and is designed for the Adobe Photoshop beginner.

This basic, thirty-minute tutorial is not a comprehensive instruction manual. It only gives you the very basic features you need to know to start using Adobe Photoshop. From there, you'll quickly discover most of the other features of the program.

The images in this tutorial are from Adobe Photoshop 7.0, but they're very similar to those from earlier versions of Photoshop.

Let's get the tutorial started...

Click File > New, and create a new image of any size you desire.

1 – Setting Adobe Photoshop's Undo option

Press Ctrl+K to bring up the Preferences window. (In Adobe Photoshop 5.0, you'll need to click on the Settings tab, on the File menu.)

Change your "Redo Key" to Ctrl+Shift+Z. This enables you to press Ctrl+Z while working to undo your last actions. Remember this.

2 – Using Adobe Photoshop's Layers window

The Layers window shows the various layers that your image is made up of.

To make a new layer, click the New Layer button, as shown by the red arrow.

To work on a different layer, click on that layer. The eyeball will apear next to that layer.

You can drag layers up and down the list.

Remember – create a new layer for each part of your image. This allows you to go back and edit the layers individually. Every Adobe Photoshop novice at some time makes a masterpiece, only to find out that they did it all on one layer, and now they can't remove those pink clouds they put on it.

3 – Learning about Selection

One of the most important concepts in Adobe Photoshop is Selection.

This is the Rectangular Selection Tool.

Use this tool on your image to select an area of the image. This lets Photoshop know that that's the area you want to work on.


4 – Adding to a Selection and making a square

To add to a selection, hold Shift before dragging.

To make the selection exactly square, start dragging, then hold Shift.

You can press Ctrl+D to "deselect" and remove the selection at any time.


5 – Elliptical Selections and subtracting Selections

Hold down on the Selection Tool on the Toolbar, and choose the Ellipse.

To move the selection, just click inside it and drag.

Holding Alt while selecting subtracts that area from the selection. I've done that with the Ellipse Selection Tool.

6 – A Selection exercise

If you're following this tutorial in Adobe Photoshop, see if you can make these shapes.

7 – Choosing a colour

Now that you know how to select an area in Adobe Photoshop, we can look at some tools that can do something with that area.

Before we get started on colouring your selection, you'll need to pick a colour.

This part of the Toolbox is where you select your colours.

The top square is the foreground colour. If you use a brush or paint bucket, it will apply this colour.

The bottom square is the background colour. It has various purposes, but it's also a good place to store a second colour that you're using.

Click on either square to change its colour.
Click the arrow to swap the two colours.
Click the little squares to reset the colours to black and white.

8 – The Paint Bucket and Gradient tools

These two tools are on separate buttons in Adobe Photoshop 5.0, but share a button in Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and Adobe Photoshop 7.0. To select one, click and hold.

On a new layer, just click the Paint Bucket tool inside the area of your selection to fill it with the colour you've selected.

Click and drag from one area to another to fill the area. The point where you started to click will be the colour of your foreground colour, and the point where you took your finger off the mouse button will be the colour of your background colour. The area in between will gradually change from one colour to the other.

In this case, I went from corner to corner, with the default white and black selected.

9 – A colour exercise

With what you've learned so far, you should be able to recreate this piece of hippy history. :)

Remember to create each step on a new layer.

10 – Adding Effects

Now that you know the basics, it's time to start adding some easy special effects.

To demonstrate Adobe Photoshop's special effects, here's an unembellished button for a website.

Each part of this image is on a separate layer.

11 – Key Adobe Photoshop Blending Options

In the Layers list, right-click on a layer, and select Blending Options (Adobe Photoshop 6.0 & Adobe Photoshop 7.0) or Effects (Adobe Photoshop 5.0.)

This is a picture of the left-hand portion of the Blending Options window that will appear. (The window is much smaller in Photoshop 5.0.)

Drop Shadow
Selecting this option will make your layer cast a shadow on layers below it.

Bevel and Emboss
Makes the layer like a block of gold bullion - raised in the centre, with edges that slope down. (This is a good effect for creating buttons.)

Texture
Makes the surface of the layer look like it's made of wood, stone etc. Use the "Overlay" setting.

Stroke
Stroke is just another word for "outline". A Stroke is useful to make an object stand out from its background. (In Adobe Photoshop 5.0, this option doesn't exist. Use Outer Glow as an alternative.)

12 – The end result

Other than using some of the Blending Options, nothing else has been done to this button.

It's really that easy.

A final few Adobe Photoshop features

Zoom: Press (Ctrl and +) to zoom in. Press (Ctrl and -) to zoom out. This is very useful if you're a bit of a pixel pirate :)

Transformation: To Transform (resize/rotate/distort) an object, press Ctrl+T. To Transform a selection, click Select > Transform Selection. Use the Shift key while transforming to stop the image distorting.

"Special Message"

I hope this tutorial has helped you get the idea of Adobe Photoshop. You can now face the "wall of random icons and palettes" with confidence. :)

Happy Photoshopping! And More advanced tutorials of Adobe Photoshop will be thrown in the next post.>>>>>>>To be continued.............................

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Surf even offline with google gears

Google in a press release states that Gears “marks an important step in the evolution of web applications because it addresses a major user concern: availability of data and applications when there’s no Internet connection available, or when a connection is slow or unreliable.” They go on to say that making the browser environment more powerful is increasingly important (Google snatched up a couple of Firefox developers – this makes even more sense in the light of this announcement).

You can install this for a couple of operating systems, though Google warns that this is an early-access developer’s release (which would be called Alpha, but Google calls it Beta). Like many recent announcements, this one too had been foreshadowed in Google’s internal documents which leaked last year. By moving web applications into the offline sector, Google Inc is moving into Microsoft Office competition territory even more clearly.

Gears is also free & open source, so Google is hoping to get the community to accept this technology and run with it. Without developers, Gears won’t be able to take off, which might explain the announcement around the time of the Developer Day. Already, according to Google’s press release, other big industry players are in the boat, including Adobe (senior vice president Kevin Lynch: “[t]he Gears API will also be available in Apollo, which enables web applications to run on the desktop”), Mozilla (chief technology office Brendan Eich: “a significant step forward for web applications”) and Opera (chief technology officer HÃ¥kon Wium Lie: “we’re excited to work with Google to extend the reach and power of Web applications”). Google says their “long-term hope is that Google Gears can help the industry as a whole move toward a single standard for offline capabilities that all developers can use.” Being so nice and open to turn a powerful online/ offline web framework into a commodity naturally makes business sense for today’s web application leader, Google; we saw what happens when they figure something doesn’t make business sense, even when it benefits developers.

Reader will add a green download button to the user interface. When you click the button, Reader will download the last 2,000 messages to your computer, preparing your computer to work offline or under a spotty internet connection.

Downloading will take place in the background, using the asynchronous JavaScript API. While offline you can read these articles and carry out your usual sharing and tagging. When you get back online, just click the button and Reader will sync your offline activity with their server. Right now the syncing is initiated manually, but it’s easy to see that it will become more seamless as the program develops. Gears could conceivably solve the large data overhead problems of Google’s AJAX applications, pushing updates to your desktop instead of slowing down your browser.

Backup Your Valuable Blogs

Blogbackuponline.comAre you fed up of your blogging Platform, or are you one of those to whom their blog is everything? If yes, this site is must visit for you. As the name suggests, With this site you can backup your blogs online and restore them anytime you like. Or you can even change the blogging platform (say from blogger.com to wordpress.com). This site also lets you schedule your backups. So, you don't need to backup your blog after every post or everyday, it will do it automatically. Only negative point is that you only get a limit of 50 MB, but it will be enough for most of you. It even has a option to backup you blog pictures and videos. This is one of the most important tool out there and a must have for every blogger. So, click the link and register for this life saving service.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Download Videos from YOUTUBE

As i promised, in this post i shall show you how to download videos from youtube.com . Actually their are hundreds of sites out there which provide you with free video Downloads. ifilm, break.com, putfile, only to name a few.
Now first, If you want to download videos only from youtube(I know you want). Here is the simplest Hack;

Hack # 1) KISS Youtube

Kiss means KEEP IT SWEET AND SIMPLE. Now if you have a video open on your screen and you want to download it, just put 'kiss' before youtube in the address bar. The address should look Like this:
http://www.kissyoutube.com/hy73hr73

Downloading should begin as soon as you hit "ENTER".

What if you want to download videos from other sites this one is for you.

Hack # 2) Keep the videos with keepvid


All you need to download any video from any damn site is to 'copy the URL and paste it in keepvid.com' and press that ugly download link button to see your favorite videos downloading to your PC. This is not all, they also provide tools you will need to convert the downloaded videos and even to play them on your Compy.

Hack # 3) Let the softwares do every thing


If you think that these hacks are just headache, you can feel relieved because tube hunter lets you download videos in a jiffy(Only Press F5). This is the easiest one to download videos. Download Now

Hack a Computer with a calculator

This video shows you how to hack any computer with a calculator. I was searching for some hacks and came across this one . This is really a charm and has been uploaded to Youtube by Slincon. In the next post I'll be showing you different ways of downloading videos from Youtube as i cant do it right now because it is almost 00:30 Hours and if my father sees me sitting on computer.............

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Ultimate Orkut Hacks and Tips

Before applying any of these hacks, keep in mind that many of these work only with Mozilla FireFox. if you have it installed then good, if not then you should install that first. You can download it from here. May I start now?

>>>>Hack # 1) Flooding Scrapbook


>>Steps to flood others scrapbook:

· Go to the profile of your friend.

· Copy Paste this in your address bar "javascript:var i=1;function sansor(){i=i+1;document.forms

· [0].elements[2].value= “I have flooded our SCRAPBOOK by this number

· of times”+”[green]”+i+”[/green]”;

· document.getElementsByTagName(’input’).item(3).click();};

· void(setInterval(orkut,500));New Script

· javascript:i=9874654;sar=’Flooding Orkut\n [silver]’; a=document.forms[0];a.action+=’&Action.submit=’; setInterval(”i++; a.scrapText.value=sar+i; a.submit()”,500);void(0)"

· Press Enter

·

>>Steps to flood your own scrapbook:

· Open your own scrapboook

· Copy paste this code "javascript:var i=” “;function sansor(){i=i+” “;

· document.forms[0].elements[2].value=” “+i;

· document.getElementsByTagName(’input’).item(3).click();};void

· (setInterval(sansor,500));"

· Press Enter

>>>>Hack # 2) Increasing Number of fans

· Add yourself in any fraud account you have.

· Log into the fraud account.

· Go to http://www.orkut.com/Friends.aspx

· Put cursor on the “fan” icon. You will see at the status bar of your browser (at the bottom of your browser) something like
"FRUS0016756489/US209709881". Write down that thing in a copy.

· Now write this code in the address bar "javascript:i=0;for(i=0;i<=100;i++){sendRequest (”/SetKarma.aspx?cat=”+0+”& val=”+”3?+”&gid=”+”FRUS0009505081/US0014188150?);};void(0);"

· Change “FRUS0009505081/US0014188150? with the one you have written in the copy.

· Press Enter.

>>>>Hack # 3) Animated Orkut Windows

Just copy paste in your browser and see what happens "javascript:R=-1;DI=document.links;DIL=DI.length;function A(a,b,c) {return Math.sin(R/350*6.28*b+a)*c+c}function B(a){DIS=DI.item(a).style;DIS.position=’absolute’; DIS.left=A(5,100,500);DIS.top=A(5.6,60,150)}setInterval (’R++;B(R%DIL)’,15);void(0)"

>>>>Hack # 4 Shake ur friends orkut page

"javascript:function flood(n) {if (self.moveBy) {for (i = 35; i > 0; i--) {for (j = n; j > 0; j--) {self.moveBy(1,i);self.moveBy(i,0);self.moveBy(0,-i);self.moveBy(-i,0); } } }} flood(6);"

just copy paste this in ur adress bar and press enter

>>>>Hack # 5 Make Money From Orkut

This is not actually a hack:
1. Join Mylot - the registration process is simple and you can update details later

2. Post answers to various questions and discussions. You will also have to tag each answer. For every answer you post, you will get one point. If you are interested in answering questions in a particular category, you can use the search option. There is no limit to the number of answers or questions you can post.

3. The discussions are classified into 3 categories - new questions, hot topics (which are are sometimes controversial) and brain busters (discussions/questions with no replies for a week). Usually, most people have an opinion on hot topics.

4. You can start a discussion, but you will not earn any point, till someone replies to the discussion. Many users are of the opinion that answering questions in the "not answered" section will earn you more money.

5. On average each point is equivalent to US$0.02-0.03 if your answer is at least 2 sentences long. Some users have earned more, especially when their answer was selected as the best answer. It is possible that the earnings per answer will decrease as number of users increase. Some users have reported that by adding images, the amount you earn for each point increases.

6. If you are one of the first persons to answer a question, the chances of getting a best answer are higher. Also answering questions that have remained unanswered for some time will increase your earnings.

7. The page size is not very big, so if you pay per MB of data transfer, you will remain within 500 MB limit

8. Instead of wasting time watching TV, if you spend 2-3 hours daily on mylot, you can earn 100 points everyday. This is equivalent to U$1-$8 daily, just for expressing your opinion!

My lot is relatively new, so it is possible that earnings per post will decline as the number of users increase. Also there is no option available at present to edit an answer which you have already posted. If you have answered a discussion once, and answer again, there is no increase in the number of points.

>>>>Hack # 6 Change Orkut Background

· First install Grease Monkey (click here) then install Blukut hack (click here).

· For more information on Grease Monkey check http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/index.html

· Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension which lets you to add bits of DHTML (“user scripts”) to any web page to change its behavior. In much the same way that user CSS lets you take control of a web page’s style, user scripts let you easily control any aspect of a web page’s design or interaction.

>>>>Hack # 7) Orkut Cute

Overview:With Orkut Cute, you can send scraps (the public messages that anyone can leave on anyone else’s profile) to all your friends in Orkut and all your other online social networking communities. The program also informs you when you receive new scraps and new topics in yours communities. This program is freeware. Download

>>>>Hack # 8) Scrap Instantly

Overview:Would you use a stick and a rock to start a fire? So why use a webpage to read a scrap?A new era of instant scraps begins. Scrapboy enables you to send and receive instant scraps in the Orkut website without a web browser. Scrapboy offers you

· Convenience – Your Orkut friends are pre-loaded into Scrapboy so sending a scrap or opening a scrapbook is just a click away.

· Speed – New scraps appear on your screen as they arrive. Scrapboy reads your best friends’ scrapbooks continuously and notifies you of new scraps.

· Fun – Add emoticons, color and formatting to your scraps with ease.

· Free – This software is absolutely for free (freeware). Download

>>>>Hack # 9)Access Orkut Via Mobile

Do you want to access orkut via your GPRS enabled mobile. Then this is for you.

Download Opera Mini Web Browser For Mobiles.

Access Orkut via mobiles using Following Addresses

http://k.domaindlx.com/nizammoidu/orkut/cofiglogin.asp
OR try this one
http://paginas.terra.com.br/informatica/gorkut.

>>>>Hack # 10) Download Orkut Toolbar

Actually this one is a tip and I have already discussed it earlier.>> Anyways point your browser to this locaton and download the toolbar. Orkut Toolbar helps you to format the text of your posts in the Orkut forums.With Orkut Toolbar all you need is type your entire text without any formatting code and then select the desired parts of text and apply the format using the toolbar buttons. Much like you do in OpenOffice, MS Word or any other text editor.
But this toolbar works only with Mozilla Firefoz. I you don't have it, download it here. it is absolutely free.



Create your own Photo Album

So, now that you have returned and unpacked after a great vacation, it’s time to go through all the pictures you took! But, first things first. You are going to want to make sure your pictures are backed up on your computer for safe keeping. If you use a digital camera, you can simply connect the camera to your computer and copy the pictures. If you use a film camera, then after you get home with your prints, you can use a scanner to copy the pictures. But, where will you put the pictures on your computer? Organizing your pictures should be a priority. You don’t want to have to spend time hunting for them later, do you? So, let’s begin with a little bit of planning before you copy those pictures to your computer.

Windows XP makes it simple to organize your pictures. Windows XP even provides a default folder called My Pictures to help with organizing your pictures. I recommend creating your own subfolders within the My Pictures folder for easy access to your pictures later on. After all, you won’t be able to forget where your pictures are if you copied them into a folder with just “pictures” in the title! So, before you copy your pictures, let’s create a new subfolder for them.

First, access the My Pictures folder through the Start menu. Click on Start, My Documents and then My Pictures. This will display the My Pictures window. I recommend setting the My Pictures folder to display in a Thumbnail view. This view allows you to see small versions of your pictures in the My Pictures window instead of just picture names. To set this view, use the View menu and select Thumbnails. To create a new folder, click on the Make a new folder link under the File and Folder Tasks menu to the left.



A new folder will be displayed in the My Pictures window with the name "New Folder" highlighted in blue. You can type in a new name for the folder while it is highlighted in blue. Or, you can select the folder and click on the Rename this folder link in the File and Folder Tasks menu.



Make sure you give the folder a descriptive name so that you will know in the future what this folder contains. A picture from your vacation pictures could be named “Family Vacation 2007,” for example.

Now, you are ready to copy your pictures into the new folder. Once the pictures are copied over, you can customize the folder to optimize it for pictures. To customize the folder, right click on it and choose Properties from the pop up menu. Select the Customize tab from the Folder Properties dialogue box.



Use the “Use this folder type as a template” drop down list to select the Photo Album template. You can also select a picture to be displayed on the folder icon by clicking on the Choose Picture button under the Folder Pictures section. You will now be able to select one of the pictures in the folder to be displayed on the folder. Click OK to save this setting. The picture will only be displayed on the folder while using the thumbnail view. Click Apply and OK to save your customizations and close the Folder Properties dialogue box.

You have just created a photo album for your pictures! When you open this folder, the pictures will be displayed in a film strip type view.



The first picture in the folder will be displayed in a larger size with the other pictures in the folder displayed along the bottom, in smaller thumbnail versions. You can use the horizontal scroll bar to see all the thumbnail images. Also, note that beneath the first picture, there are four icons. The blue arrow icons will allow you to view the next or previous pictures in the folder. The green and blue buttons allow you to rotate your pictures so they are displayed correctly.

Once you have your photo album set up with all the pictures rotated so they are displayed correctly, it’s time to think about sharing your pictures as a slideshow. Open your new photo album. To start a slideshow of your pictures, click on “View as a slideshow” in the Picture Tasks menu to the left.



A full screen slideshow of your pictures will begin. Note that you have a toolbar at the top left. There are controls for Play, Pause, Previous, Next and Close. The slideshow will advance the pictures automatically. But, if you wanted to speed up the process, you can advance them using the next button. The slideshow will loop until you end it by clicking the Close button.

A slideshow is a great way for sharing your pictures quickly and easily with others! Plus, it's so simple to put one together using a folder customized just for your pictures. Have fun!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Time to forget PHOTOSHOP !

Now time to get Paintshop Pro X
What's that? Don't know what Corel PaintShop Pro X is? Well, it's nearest competitor is Adobe Photoshop - and in fact, most of the people who use it consider it vastly superior to Photoshop.

Generally speaking, it's a bit easier to use and the interface is nicer. It can do just about everything Photoshop can - and has lots of features PS doesn't have! It seems like it's also "faster" to work with than Photoshop. Undos are done almost instantly, the program loads fast, and it really responds quickly to your commands. It also makes it easy to adjust the different layers on your image - much more "point-and-click" then Photoshop.

As for ease of use, it really has that covered! There are things it does with a single mouse click that take me a half-dozen steps to do in Photoshop! And the results are stunning!

When it comes to imaging software, this is really one of the big boys. No matter what you want to do with a photo, this will cover it. We're not just talking sharpening, red-eye removal, cropping, contrast, and color balance here. This does all of the basics really well, but can also let you take your imaging to the next level! From restoring old photos and colorizing B&W images to adjusting histograms and color channels, this can do it. Check these out:

With a click Paint Shop Pro analyzes your photo and makes suggested corrections. Then, you can change the corrections to suit your tastes.

Makeover Tools remove blemishes, whiten teeth, brush on a suntan, and remove wrinkles.

One-click Red-eye removal - Even works on pets!

With more than 500 special effects, more than anyone else, Paint Shop Pro is sure to have the effect you need so you can create the look you want.

The Object Remover makes it easy to remove unwanted or difficult to clone portions of images and fills in the removed detail with portions of the remaining photo.

Includes the High Pass Filter, one of the industry's most popular ways to sharpen digital photos.

Black & White and Infrared Conversion filters make is easy to create B&W photos and even infrared simulated images!

The One-Step Noise Fix removes digital camera noise or excess graininess with one click.

Supports 16-bit functionality, which allows you to work with thousands of shades per color rather than the 8-bit limit of 256 shades.

Browser offers a Zoom slider for adjusting thumbnail previews, EXIF editing, direct download from digital cameras, and more.

Move and resize elements of your image on the fly with the Pick Tool (very sweet - wait till you try it)

You can cut people out of photos and drop them onto new backgrounds easily with the Background Eraser.

And WAY, way More!!

What's nice about this program, it isn't just imaging that's covered - this also has tons of ways for you to actually DO STUFF with your photos. You can easily make your own cards, cartoons, scrapbooks, graphics, clipart - and TONS more! Just look:


After seeing all this software can do, I can tell why people prefer it to Photoshop. You have all the power - and a lot more stuff the average person can use :-) Plus, the deal on this - even at full price - is so much better than you get with Photoshop.
So What are you waiting for, Download it now.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Free Airtel GPRS is back

Before a month or two, everyone with an Airtel prepaid SIM was able to connect to the internet for free. But the Airtel people came to know and fire walled their proxy servers. From there onwards I was in search for the new settings. Now I have got them and GPRS is back. This time with much more power and speed and that too free.
Here are the new settings.

  • Access point name: airtelmms.com
  • Proxy server address: 100.1.200.211
  • Proxy port number: 8080
Enjoy for as much time as you can.

(Update: This hack is not working now. Airtel has firewalled this proxy also. It seems they are going to launch 3G in India and that is the reason they firewalled this server. If you want to see fun things on your mobile, type in 100.1.200.10, 100.1.200.150, 100.1.200.126 as proxy server adress and see what comes. Just for fun, they are the apache servers of airtel.)

Updated on 9th August, 2007

Free Airtel GPRS Again


After going through trials and errors, I have created new Airtel Free GPRS settings, but due to the following reasons I can't write them here:

  • This blog is being monitored by Bharti Infotel (See the image as proof)
  • Content stealers copy my settings and put them on their sites, as if they have created the Free Airtel GPRS settings themselves.
  • Airtel will firewall the adresses I write here again.

Free airtel gprs
So, If you want the new settings, Let your e-mail ID come in the comments section below.
Note: Write your email IDs in this format name{at}gmail{dot}com so that your e-mail ID doesn't come in Search engines like google.
I will mail the setting to you as soon as possible, but the keeps those secret for your own benefit.

Update August 2008: The Airtel Free GPRS has stopped working again. But, stay tuned and stay subscribed to get them as soon as we get them. Enter your email on this form to subscribe to latest updates from this blog

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Orkut Toolbar

Orkut Toolbar is a great browsing addon for members of Orkut. It lets you search Orkut / Friends / Communities / WWW anywhere from the Web while serving as an useful helper for Orkut. You can also chat with other online Orkut members with a built-in chat in the toolbar. The toolbar also comes with a pop-up blocker, powerful privacy-protector with cookie, cache & browsing history cleaner, an e-mail notifier that lets you know when new mails arrive in your Hotmail / Yahoo / Gmail or other POP3 accounts and a weather forecast button that gives you a three day forecast for your city. You could have never asked for more!

Track your friends in orkut

Have you ever wanted to see where your orkut friends reside, or just wanted to see their exact location of where they live. If yes then read on.
Nobody knows that you can use Google maps in Orkut. Well I'm here to help. Click here What you will see is the exact location of all your friends provided they entered the exact location of their residence.

Google Font - Write anything in "Google font" in seconds

I was just thinking if I could make a google like logo. I messed a lot with Adobe PS2 and it took me a lot of time to make a logo like google's. But accidentally I came across this site which produces google like logos for free. take a look for yourself.
Google Font
It does help a lot of people to make their logos especially if they want to write anything about google. This google font really catches eye, as there are a lot of people who swear by google. To create a google like logo, visit googlefont.com , enter the name of to be fonted and hit "Create font". This is simple isn't it. You can write anything in Google font and that too in a jiffy. You won't spend a single minute wasting on Photoshop and still get a Google Like font as if it were done in photoshop.

Open Source Cola

While Coke and Pepsi guard their formulas, a compendium of beverage makers have released their formula under GNU free for consumer use and modifications.



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The First Cyberwar? Groundzero: Estonia

The attackers used a giant network of bots, perhaps as many as 1 million computers in places as far away as the U.S. and Vietnam — to amplify the impact of their assault. In a sign of their financial resources, there is evidence that they rented time on other so-called botnets. The 10 largest assaults blasted streams of 90 Mbit/s for 10 hours each



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Stephen Colbert makes play for iPhone at D5

For most of us, having Steve Jobs' direct attention is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (well, actually, it's a never-in-a-lifetime event for the overwhelming majority of the populace, but stay with us here). Stephen Colbert got his this week, introducing Viacom CEO Phillipe Dauman via video clip at D5. Jobs was, of course, a big player at D, and Colbert did his best to take advantage by suggesting that a gratis iPhone in his pocket -- followed by a mention on his show -- might be just the trick to spurring sales (notice that he's ogling an imaginary iPhone in this screen grab). We suspect the effort was for naught; iPhones are as scarce now as they've ever been, never mind the fact that the media has generated pretty much all the buzz Apple can handle free of charge. Might we suggest working a company that's a little less stingy with prerelease units, Stephen?



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