Review: Samsung Galaxy Spica

The Samsung Galaxy Spica Android based phone has just been introduced into the Indian market adding to their existing Samsung Galaxy model which is also an android phone. Currently these are the only two Android based cell phones offered by Samsung here. Both the Galaxy and the Galaxy Spica are aimed...
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Gmail Goes Social With Buzz

Google revolutionized the email arena with the launch of Gmail a little over 5 years ago. However, in the recent past other services like MSN and Yahoo have been adding features that Google has forgone or not really been interested in integrating in to the Gmail platform. The last few weeks we have all...
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Androkkid for Windows Mobile

I use a Windows Mobile. To be more specific, I use a Windows Mobile 5 device branded by the now bankrupt i-mate. These days I just tell people that I have an HTC seeing as a lot of the younger folk don’t seem to have heard of i-mate. Coming back to the fact that my i-mate K-JAM runs Windows Mobile...
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Carrying Out Batch Actions in digiKam

I have written about digiKam in the past. That was more of an overall review of a great piece of open source software. Recently, I have had the opportunity to use the individual features of digiKam more in detail. One of the features that I use most frequently is “Batch Editing”. Honestly I used...
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Working on your Holiday Photos with Digikam

This is the holiday season and you expect to take a lot of photographs. If you are not planning on taking a lot of photographs, you are at least planning on taking more photographs than you usually take. Just past the new year you would probably realize that you have a lot of photographs and not so much...
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Switch from Windows to Linux

If you are considering switching from a Windows only or a Windows & Linux combination desktop, then this article may be of interest to you. I have gone from a Windows only to Windows + Linux to an only Linux laptop in about a year and a half and am now comfortably surviving without Windows at all....
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#!CrunchBang Linux Screenshot Tour

If you are looking for a distribution of Linux that is light and quick but still based on the familiar distribution of everyone’s favourite Ubuntu, I recommend that you give #!CrunchBang Linux a try (#! stands for CrunchBang). CrunchBang Linux cuts through the bloat that people say has crept into Ubuntu...
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Minolta 50mm f1.7 Lens

I have been looking to get my hands on a 50mm prime for my A300 for some time now. I wanted to buy a brand new one that Sony has on their web site. Unfortunately it is completely beyond my budget. On top of that, my standard kit 18-70 lens started acting up. The focus ring was getting stuck halfway in...
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Get Microsoft to Fund Linux

Its always fun to see big corporations funding open source and free software. Whether they do this willingly or unwillingly really doesn’t matter as long as your favourite open source/free project gets a nice donation. It makes you feel like you have achieved a little victory for the open source/free...
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Google Maps has Fresh Images for Mumbai

Google maps has been updated with fresh images for the city of Mumbai in India. The images are hardly a couple of weeks old and show the current aerial views of Mumbai that can be recognized including the under construction Mumbai Metro, the Chembur Monorail and everything else that was earlier missing...
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