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26 Feb/09

Group Chatting Made Easy with TinyChat

Group Chatting Made Easy with TinyChat

Tips submitted by: Dan. One common obstacle on any attempt to create a IM group chat is the incompatibility of chat client used among our peers/friends; majority might be using MSN, but some have only Yahoo IM or Gtalk installed. Although there are workaround for this, but inconsistency and connectivity has always been a problem. Here’s a web chatroom service that solves the problem – TinyChat . The typical IM chatroom requires you and your friends to share the same IM client,...

25 Feb/09

60 Excellent Free 3D Model Websites

60 Excellent Free 3D Model Websites

3D models represent a 3D object using a collection of points in 3D space, connected by various geometric entities. A free 3D model definitely can save your budget and deadline. On average, a modeler saves over 2 hours of modeling time when they could get a free 3D model. Today, 3D models are used in a wide variety of industries. The movie industry uses them as characters and objects for animated and real-life motion pictures. (more…) Technorati Tags: Download, graphics, hkc,...

18 Feb/09

42 Free Online Magazines for Designers

42 Free Online Magazines for Designers

Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently. Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Not only they have high quality content,...




18 Feb/09

Sync Files and Folders Outside Your My Dropbox Folder [How To]

Sync Files and Folders Outside Your My Dropbox Folder [How To]

The popular cross-platform file-syncing application Dropbox is a hit among Lifehacker readers, but it has one major drawback: It only syncs files placed inside the My Dropbox folder. Here’s how to get around that limitation. In order to sync files and folders that live outside the My Dropbox folder, you need to create a symbolic link between the My Dropbox folder and the folder on your drive that you want to sync. Symbolic links are sort of like shortcuts, so if you had a folder called...

18 Feb/09

InstantWatcher is a Faster Interface to Netflix Streaming [Streaming Video]

InstantWatcher is a Faster Interface to Netflix Streaming [Streaming Video]

If you’re a frequent viewer of Netflix’s streaming fare, you’re probably numb to how inefficient the rental service’s browsing and search pages can be. InstantWatcher is a soothing balm of clean, fast movie browsing. You’ll still need to be logged into your Netflix account to get much out of InstantWatcher, but once you’re in, you’ll find dozens of ways to filter and search films. Movies featuring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine? Just type in...

18 Feb/09

Twisten.fm Turns Twitter into a Music Station [Music]

Twisten.fm Turns Twitter into a Music Station [Music]

Twisten.fm is a mashup of Twitter and previously reviewed music service Grooveshark, that turns Twitter into a giant random-play jukebox. Still in its incubation phase, the mashup provides a current list of the most recent micro-messages involving music and a link to the song in the Grooveshark catalog for your listening enjoyment. If you’re looking for something new and random to listen to, culling tunes from the millions of tweets sent every day is a pretty novel way to go about...

18 Feb/09

Computer Repair Kit Packs Dozens of Tools in One Portable Package [Downloads]

Computer Repair Kit Packs Dozens of Tools in One Portable Package [Downloads]

Windows only: Portable system-fixing bundle Computer Repair Utility Kit puts 57 recovery tools into a single package. That gives you easy access to important system utilities without the fuss of building your own toolkit. The launcher can be run directly from the folder or copied to a flash drive for access from any system, with a system tray menu for quick access to the included tools—which can be tweaked to add your own favorite portable applications. Most of the included utilities...

18 Feb/09

ManicTime Tracks Your Work Day [Downloads]

ManicTime Tracks Your Work Day [Downloads]

Windows only: ManicTime is a detailed time-tracking application for keeping tabs on where your workday goes. Get a handle on how you spend your time with tags, graphs, and reports. If you were intrigued by previously reviewed RescueTime but were turned off by the idea of uploading all your data to the RescueTime servers, ManicTime offers a very similar set of tools but stores your data locally. ManicTime runs as a background process and consumes very few resources. When open, ManicTime...

18 Feb/09

Foxmarks Updates, Adds Suggested Tags [Downloads]

Foxmarks Updates, Adds Suggested Tags [Downloads]

Firefox only (Windows/Mac/Linux): Popular bookmark syncing Firefox extension Foxmarks has added tag suggestions for bookmarks—making this already great service just that much better. The new tag suggestions, which are based on what other people used to tag the same page, show up when you edit the tags for a bookmark—rounding out a feature set that includes password syncing, sync profiles, and mobile access. The only gripe is that the suggestions don’t appear to factor...

18 Feb/09

Facette Adds Real Organization to Delicious Bookmarks [Delicious]

Facette Adds Real Organization to Delicious Bookmarks [Delicious]

Facette, an MIT data organizing project, knows more about your Delicious bookmarks than you do. The free webapp and Firefox plug-in groups your links by what they’re about, media types, and more. The simplest way to check out what a “faceted” Delicious list looks like is to add your username to the end of Facette’s URL browser: facette.csail.mit.edu/user/your user name here. You’ll see a host of left-hand boxes that show different data types—general...