Tech Links for June 28th 2007

Microsoft launched low-cost $500 PC in India

Microsoft has launched another low-cost PC effort in India. Beginning next month, Microsoft and its partners plan to start selling the IQ PC through computer retailers, bookshops and other stores in Bangalore and Pune, with plans to sell it throughout the country by November. The company expects the machines to start selling for 21,000 Indian rupees ($513), though it hopes to bring those prices down over time.

The computers are aimed at students from kindergarten to 12th grade. The PCs are set to include Microsoft’s Windows Vista Basic, Works and Student 2007, as well as third-party software, including exam preparation, homework help and English-language learning programs.

[via : CNN]

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Apple iPhone Reviews

The most awaited and over buzzed iPhone will be coming to stores tomorrow. Here are the list of early reviews that you may need to go through before choosing it.

Apple’s iPhone: Revolutionary design with a few misses : Phil Baker

The iPhone Is a Breakthrough Handheld Computer : Walter S. Mossberg and Katherine Boehret

Apple’s iPhone isn’t perfect, but it’s worthy of the hype : Edward C. Baig from USAToday

At Last, the iPhone:A first look at the most eagerly anticipated gizmo ever : Steven Levy from MSNBC

The iPhone matches most of its hype : David Pogue from NYTimes

Apple iPhone Reviewed from IndiaGSM

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Defensio: Akismet Alternative?

I am a Akismet user for almost an year now and I am quite satisfied with it. But experiencing some difficulties since last month. There is lot of Comment spam coming in(Atleast 100 a day) which is not being filtered by Akismet.

I found an announcement today from Defensio which claiming that it could be an alternative for  Akismet. It is still under private beta(Still didn’t get a change to test it). Need to check if this can solve any of these comment spamming issues.

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Cool Web 2.0 Stuff for Your Life Online

The Simple Spark Catalog is the place to find all of the really cool web applications that will become an integral part of your life online.

Simple Spark Catalog
have a comprehensive listing of really cool apps that gets larger every day, but it also give you the tools to organize and share all these apps with your friends.

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Tech Links for June 27th 2007

Blogger Backup,Cygwin Alternatives, Oneclick WordPress Plugin…

  • Blogger Backup – The Blogger Backup utility is intended to be a simple utility to backup your Blogger posts to local disk.
  • Cygwin Alternative: Xming X Server for Windows – Xming is the leading free unlimited X Window server for Microsoft Windows (XP/2003/Vista). It is fully featured, small and fast, simple to install and being standalone native Microsoft Windows, easily transported portable as a Pocket PC X server.
  • OneClick WordPress Plugin – The OneClick plugin makes it much easier to install plugins and themes on WordPress. It eliminates the need to update files through FTP. Instead you just need to use the page provider by plugin to select a .zip file and the plugin will install it for you.
  • The correct way to move a web page to a new URL ? the 301 Redirect – SEO Ladder – By simply moving your page to another URL, you can loose your current ranking for that page in the search index. There are a number of ways to handle moving a page to a new URL but not all are suitable in terms of SEO. This article explores few of them.
  • Turn your existing systems into an SOA platform using Apache Synapse – If you’re planning to transform your existing middleware into a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform, consider using Apache Synapse. This article gives you a thorough introduction to Apache Synapse and provides a use case.

Tech Links for June 25th 2007

Tech Links for Friday, 22 June, 2007


Google Search Live

Top 100 Web sites and services for 2007’s top 100 Web apps, 10 in each of 10 categories, determined by Webware readers and the fans of the sites that made the final cut.

Add Password Protect in MS Word 2007 Document

This article explains how to add password protection in ms word 2007

55 Active RSS Directories to Help Promote Your Feeds!

Go ahead and Submit your RSS Feed now!

Smart PageRank – check and monitor your PR

The easy way to check and monitor your PageRank. This is the best of PR tools i used till now.

Best Of: Mozilla Thunderbird Extensions

Useful extensions for Mozilla Thunderbird

Youtube alternatives

Youtube is one of the best among video websites. There are lots of similar sites coming which are worth mentioning. This article lists some of them

Internet TV

Ever wanted to watch your favorite TV channels over internet. This article has extensive listing of the internet based TV services which are available for free.

Windows Live Writer installation

This article gives the step-by-step instructions about painful and undocumented upgrade process from beta 1 to beta 2 on Windows Vista.

Backup Windows Live Writer

The backup utility takes care not only of your recent blogs and blog drafts, but also your blog/s settings and installed plugins. Backup is kept as a *.wlwbackup file.

Add a “Save as PDF” Button to your Websites and Blog Pages

SavePageAsPDF is a free service for your websites that allows your visitors to quickly save useful information in your web or blog site to PDF files. It also keeps track of all the PDF conversion activities in your site, providing you with a metric to mea

Rapidshare Megaupload Premium Downloads with cheaper price

I found a site called FileDownloader while googling today. This is particularly useful for the people who don’t like paying monthly charges for premium downloads from RS,MU..etc but can afford to pay for the minimum download based fee.

Don’t know the legitimity of this. Use at your own risk.

This is what the site says:

FileDownloader is a small and simple application which allows you to download any file from famous FileSharing* websites in fast and easy way.  No flat-rates on fixed monthly fee. The benefits of using FileDownloader is that you pay for downloaded traffic. Just 0.5$ for 1Gb.

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