WhatsApp – Yet Another Instant Messaging App

Whatsapp

WhatsApp Messenger is an internet based mobile device application that allows you to exchange messages among other WhatsApp users.

WhatsApp mobile messenger currently works on  iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia s60 devices. Since the reception is based on your existing data plan that you use for browsing the web, exchanging short messages is virtually free.

If the chatting feature doesn’t impress you, don’t worry iPhone, Android and BlackBerry WhatsApp Messenger users can exchange unlimited images, video and audio media files amongst each other, now thats cool.

Features:

  • Group chat, available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices lets you chat with a group of friends in real time.

  • Status feature, this alerts your friends when you are busy doing something, like sitting in a lecture, sleeping, in a movie or at a meeting, so that they can decide whether to ping you at a time or not.

  • Block, you can even block a particular user from sending you messages

  • File sending feature for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users
  • WhatsApp messenger is automatic, it picks existing WhatsApp users from your mobile contact list and connects you with them instantaneously.

Try this now, click here!

Shareaholic – Sharing Integrated With Browsing

ShareaholicRecently we discussed about Rockmelt, a web browser that integrates with your facebook and twitter accounts and makes sharing easy, but for those of you who are in pure love with their cute browsers and those who would like to adopt RockMelt only after there are no more bugs left, we have just found something great and interesting.

Sharaholic in action

Shareholic, the simplest way to share something online, might it be an article, or an image or the webpage you are working on with friends on digg, del.icio.us, facebook, friendfeed, Google bookmarks, magnolia, mixx, reddit, stumbleupon, tumblr, twitter and many more websites.

Its an add-on that creates a small shareaholic button either on your navigation menu or the address bar and every time you click it, it displays an organized menu which lets you choose the services to share upon. You can customize the menu either to just display your customized websites or to change their order. Sharing is simple and clean, the concerned dialog appears and you can now choose to proceed or not

Shareaholic is believed to influence general user activity on diffrent websites making sharing easier which will increase web traffic. It also keeps a track on how many times the web page you’re on has been dugg or saved to del.icio.us.

Click here to share us with shareaholic!

Share Your Internet – Make Your Own Personal WiFi Hot Spot

Share Your Internet
Gone are those days when bulky net adapter were required to connect your different computers with a single network. Now, if one of your computers(or MAC) is connected with a wired or wireless network and you wish to connect it with other computers wirelessly, here is the solution.

Create an ad-hoc network


Creating and computer to computer network in Windows Vista and 7 is very easy.
Just go to et up a connection or network" and choose "Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network". Now select "Save this network" and now the network is displayed in along with other wifi networks.

Step 1                             Step 2

But there’s a short cut, the next two softwares creates such a network automatically for you, and let you manage the connection as in a real wifi router.

Connectify

Connectify is a free virtual router available for windows that lets you create Ad-Hoc networks with your system. It enables you to share your network with your fellows over wi-fi and create your own personal hot spot. It can be used to share you home/hostel network with your laptop, gaming console, mobile phone, media player and other computers for free. Connectify is ad supported and hence free to use.
Connectify is also available for android devices.
Try here!Connectify

Virtual Router

Virual Router is another software that you can use to create a WPA-2 wireless network connection. The interface is clean and simple and you can setup your connection in minutes.
Virtual Router

Try Virtual Router here.

What we liked.
Though both Connectify and Virtual Router are free to use and have a clean user interface, Connectify might sometime irritate you with random ads while Virtual Router is not ad supported.
What might interest you is the Virtual Router is open source and hence free to edit or play with!
Click here to try this now!

RockMelt – Share Your World Around

RockMelt

Its not just another web-browser that claims to be faster and safer, its build for sharing, based on Chromium (the open source project used in Google Chrome). The catch, it integrates your regular cyberspace and social media interactions. RockMelt makes sharing and chatting easier with an optional facebook sidebar on the left hand side of the browser. It integrates with twitter as well. The latest youtube app makes it possible to watch YouTube videos right there.

YouTube App

The address bar has a big share button that lets you share the current web address on your facebook/twitter logins.

The browsers signs into your facebook account every time you start the browser making it easier for you to share things, check status messages of different friends, have a little chit chat and update your own status.

Now what might interest my fellow geeks is the real cool name behind it, Marc Andreessen, yes the founder of Netscape who himself lost the war of browsers but  i think RockMelt might just be the future of web browsing. For now, its just another super fast (thanks to chromium and Google’s V8) web browser meant for facebook and twitter addicts.
Try it now!

NetWorx – Free Bandwidth Monitoring and Usage Reporting

NetWorx

NetWorx is a very simple and powerful tool that keeps an eye on all your network connections in live time. The software enables you to check your network speed, your internet traffic details and much more.

It has very exciting feature with which you can add custom alerts that notifies you with visuals and popping sounds whenever there’s an unusual activity which might be due to unauthorized usage on your network, due to malicious software like Trojans or when you exceed your bandwidth limit.

You can customize your NetWorx to give you monthly/weekly or daily reports about your usage. It can generate these reports in a number of exportable formats such as excel, word and HTML. You can even customize it to perform specific actions such as closing down connections or even shutting down the system on detection of suspicious activity. It also includes network tools such as ping, trace route and netstat.

The NetWorx popup menu NetWorx tooltip NetWorx realtime graph

Make Stats interesting, present like Hans Rosling

Stats were always boring during a presentation but have you ever heard or watched Hans Rosling, the Swedish statistician and co-founder of the Gapminder which developed the software Trendalyzer (about which we will talk later in this post).

I advice you first watch this video to have an impression on how he talks and what makes him different as a speaker.

Now let us discuss why is he so popular and how can you probably be like him.

  • The structure
    He presents shocking things and stats. Shocking stuff is what wakes people up from their deepest sleeps.
    Try to look at the surprising things of your data or of your study an collaborate that in your presentation to make it more interesting.
  • Sequence
    He starts with discussing himself and his field and discussing various experiences he had during his study of the project, like how he got into this, what people thought if the study initially, how people got wrong in the tests. This is an very effective way because this leads to the audience imagining themselves like how would have they reacted to the situation or what they thought of the topic before this presentation.
  • Discuss
    Discuss with people whatever you are talking about, or whatever you are working upon. Tell them the technical aspects of your presentation like when discussing graphs tell them whats on which axis and whats on the other and then play with the axis. Just light up people technically and win their hearts
    You might be wondering the software that he is using for his presentations, the slides that were moving in 3dimensions and those beautiful animations. This is the Gapminder software (now with Google as Motion chart ).

This software converts stats and data into movable novel effects that prevents your wok from getting unrecognized.

The Gapminder software can be downloaded from http://www.gapminder.org/desktop.

The desktop version allows you to work offline and make your own graphs and flash based presentations or you can add the Google Gadget (Motion Charts) to your spreadsheet and animate your data with flash.
The Gapminder software allows you to use and customize graphs already available at gapminder.org
Go ahead and make your presentations flowing live.

Crack GRE – The Smart Way

Quizlet for GRE Preparing for GRE was never an easy task but who said it can’t be fun.Today we will tell you about Quizlet.com, an interactive method to learn for international tests like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, LSAT and many more like them.

The concept involves creating notes(or flashcards as they call it), learning

them by reading and listening and then testing in a real simple and organized manner. There are millions of existing flashcards(thanks to the users who discovered the website before us :P) ready for learning. Just choose the topic, select one flashcard from the list displayed and start learning.

At Quizlet.com you can create your own groups, add friends, share your flashcards and compete amongst. The three step process of learning, testing and playing makes you a master of the topic in practically no time.

You can even play with your flashcards with two very addictive and interesting short games that makes learning even more fun.

The website is very well organized, you can group similar flashcards in a single folder, export data from someone else’s flashcard to your own, combine different flashcards, search or browse for different flashcards, hear words and do a hell lot other things.

You decide whether to share your flashcards or to keep them to yourselves.

The collaboration feature makes it possible for different users to work on a single flashcard.

Just sign up for the site, choose a study topic and start learning.

Try it Now!

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Astrobix–Online Astrology

astrobix logoWorried about your future…? If you are looking for an astrologer, it is better to get things done online. Astrobix provides you with online astrological services. They provide you free astrological charts and predictions based on multiple systems like Vedic Astrology, Marriage astrology, Yearly astrology, Lal Kitab, Krishnamurthy, Jaimini, Daily astrology, Muhurtha, Prashna, etc…

AstrologerIt is the only website in world which reports in 10 languages, so now you can get the ancient Vedic astrology based results in your own mother tongue, results are so easy to understand. They provide a numerous amount of services like free horoscope, rashifal, marriage compatibility etc…

For more information, check out there website [http://www.astrobix.com]

PowerMockup- Helps you sketch mockups in Powerpoint

Most of us use Microsoft Power point to give presentations to our clients… Here is the solution to your wireframing, mockup, sketching needs in Power Point, its PowerMockup… Main features includes-

  • 63 fully editable user interface elements
  • Easy access via a separate ribbon tab
  • Compatible with PowerPoint 2007 and 2010
Microsoft Power Point Window

The best part of it which I liked is.., that you can create fully editable mock-ups. So, there is no need to install any other additional software to present in Power point, just use Powermockup and you are done.

You can get this amazing piece of add-on just for free, till wednesday(6 April 2011)… So.., hurry up, don’t loose chance. Check out the main product website for more details..

PowerMockup