Opera Mobile 9.7

Since Torch Mobile got bought over by RIM, their mobile browser Iris is no linger being distributed or the older versions updated. This was a browser that I really liked since it was light aand ran quick on my imate KJam. Its ironic that imate has also shut down their operations and now only the brand...
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Remote Timer for Sony Alpha

The last accessory that I bought for my camera kit were some really inexpensive (and pretty useless) optical filters of various colours and some of the macro type filters which too haven’t been used much. Since it had been some time since I had bought anything for the camera, I was looking for...
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My Must Have Photo Tools for Linux

I am very interested in photography. Although I am not a professional or even looking to be a professional in the field, I do enjoy using my DSLR and trying out new things when I can. I like posting my pictures to websites like Flickr and seeing how people react to my work. Since I use Linux on my home...
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Microsoft Office Web Apps

A couple of weeks ago the Softies announced the availability of Microsoft Office Web Apps as a Technical Preview to a few thousand people by invitation. They also plan to make the beta available to the public at a later date. An online version of Office has always been expected and there has always been...
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Linux Mint 7 KDE Edition

I decided to refresh my laptop after it recently came back from repairs. While there was nothing wrong with it software wise, I was getting bored and wanted to try something new. Having heard good things about the mint KDE release, I decided to install that instead of my existing Windows + mint Gnome...
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Accessing Linux Partitions in Windows

If you are like me and dual boot your computer with Windows and Linux (pick a flavour, any flavour), then you might have come across the need to access your ext partitions while you are booted into Windows. While the opposite (accessing ntfs partitions in Linux) requires no “doing” as such,...
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Games Service Centres Play

A few days ago, my one and a half year old Acer laptop developed a display problem (I think). The system would boot to a display littered with small lines and then freeze. I have a Acer 4520 service guide that is supposed to be standard issue to the Acer service centers. This guide didn’t help...
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Bhuvan: India’s Answer to Google Earth

I am big fan of Google Maps. The sheer amount of time I can spend on maps planning routes, looking at landmarks and generally loitering about, is simply astonishing. If I am still not satisfied I can continue to waste my time on views from Google Street View, which is just an amazing way to while away...
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Google Chrome Linux – Developer Release

As soon as Google provided the developer release of Google Chrome for Linux a few weeks ago, I have been using it regularly as a replacement of Firefox 3.0 that has been my main browser on Linux Mint. Right from first use the speed of Chrome blew me away without even conducting any benchmarks. Chrome...
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Exposure Blending in GIMP

Exposure blending is a good starting step to create realistic and also not so realistic HDR images. Getting an image that has an enhanced dynamic range has also given me better tone mapping results. Having spoken about using the Advanced Tone Mapping plugin for GIMP in another article, I figured that...
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