October 2009

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WordPress 2 app for iPhone

The new version of WordPress for iPhone just arrived in the App Store (iTunes link). While the first version was already quite usable, this update brings a number of new features and usability enhancements to the WordPress experience on the iPhone. The new interface makes it easier to switch between comments, posts and pages. The comments […]

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Barnes and Noble going International

Want to be the head of Barnesandnoble.com’s international business? Because they’re definitely hiring a whole team, and they’re starting at the top. Recruiting firm Russell Reynolds Associates is representing Barnes & Noble in a search for the “head of their international business,” according to a source who was contacted about the position. The job entails […]

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Twitter Lists

Twitter just released to everybody the ‘list’ feature. In a nutshell what you can do with your lists is to cluster the people you follow (for instance) in topics. In my cases at @tokao I see everybody, while @tokao/tech the twits about tech, and so on. I think it is one of the best things […]

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Mac Mini Server

Recently Apple released some new products. Maybe to take some of cloud out of Windows 7. May be not. There is this great iMac of more than 27″ for $1700 (less than the 30″ monitor…) a beautifully design multi-touch mouse and my favourite… a mac mini server! I has no CD/DVD and runs Mac Snow […]

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Spotify

Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you’ll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want. There are no restrictions in terms of what you can listen to or when. […]

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Find alternative to programs

Are you looking for an alternative to photoshop, word, or any other program? Try alternativeto a great web where users vote for the best alternative programs. They will help you find the right software for your computer or mobile phone. To do this they wanted to rethink the whole process of searching for apps. No […]

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NoNotes Makes Attending Class Optional

Quick Pitch: NoNotes.com is a transcription service for students. Students can record lectures while paying more attention in class, then upload their recording to be transcribed by NoNotes. Genius Idea: Last week, you might’ve seen the story about the Georgetown student that’s looking to hire a personal assistant to help deal with the overwhelming life of […]

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Google Maps Navigation Becomes Reality on the Android

When it comes to maps, Google has had nearly everything: great satellite imagery, huge coverage, and even some basic navigation features, but not what everyone that’s ever used a GPS device really wants: turn-by-turn navigation. This changes today, as Google just released a beta version of Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0. Here’s a quick overview of the […]

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Mac transparent

(see rights/credits of photos at flickr)

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GazoPa search similar images

GazoPa is a similar image search service on the web in open beta. Users can search images from the web based on user’s own photo, drawings, images found on the web and keywords. GazoPa enables users to search for a similar image from characteristics such as a color or a shape extracted from an image […]

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TaffyBox Combines BitTorrent Search And Web Download

TaffyBox is a BitTorrent service, but there’s a hook that makes it a really nice choice for the casual BitTorrent user – easy search combined with a Java applet BitTorrent client for downloading. There are other services like BitLet that let you download torrents directly from your browser via a Java applet. But you need to […]

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Microsoft: Integrated Videos and Maps for Driving Directions

From Microsoft Research: (a) Original spacing of panoramas. (b) Final spacing of video frames, after slowing down at landmarks/turns and speeding up between. (c) Straight ahead orientation. (d) Final orientation with look ahead. (e) Widening the view and freezing the landmark thumbnail. One frame of the route video. The field of view is automatically expanded […]

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Music: Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Kigali. and babies

Well well, here I am again, at many miles over the sea, well actually over the desert probably, in my way to Rwanda, Kigali to be precise. Again, I was planning to go with my ducati to the airport, as I have done for the past few times. This time, though, the flight was at […]

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Amazing Program Turns Sketches into Photo Montages

What if you could create a fairly convincing image montage in mere minutes, using an online tool that automatically does all the work for you? It sounds insane, but five students from Tsinghua University in China and the National University of Singapore have created a program that does just that. PhotoSketch allows users to create photomontages […]

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