Swagbucks.com

Search & Win

Thursday, January 13, 2011

DJtxt

Every party playlist starts with great intentions. But an hour in, your guests just aren't feeling Super Sounds of the Seventies. Open Grooveshark in your browser, post up the code for "djtxt," and let your guests cue their own tunes.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Myfav.es

"Myfav.es is a free, elegant, & customizable start page for your favorite web browser, iPad, or iPhone."





It's easy: Pick your favorite sites from this list, then set myfav.es as your browser's default start page. That's it!
  • Your own custom url: http://myfav.es/username
  • Remembers settings even if you clear cookies
  • Use your facebook twitter, Google or open id to login
  • No password to remember
  • free!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee is a firefox extension that lets you open multiple tabs when you start up firefox. So your getting your morning coffee of web pages.

 Double shot of espresso please.
 

mSpot Stores 2 GB of Your Music Online and Streams It to Your Smartphone

mSpot Stores 2 GB of Your Music Online, Streams It to Your SmartphoneWindows/Mac and iOS/Android: mSpot takes your iTunes playlists and other music and stores it on 2 GB of free server space. It then beams and syncs that music to a browser, an Android device, and, new today, iPhones and other iOS devices.
mSpot Stores 2 GB of Your Music Online, Streams It to Your SmartphoneWe've previously written on mSpot, but the addition of an iOS client makes it a lot more convenient for Mac users, and anyone rocking an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. One catch is that, with the free 2 GB plan, you can only sync or stream to one mobile device—an upgrade to the $3.99 per month plan with 40 GB of storage gives you more devices. Free or paid, mSpot is a really convenient way to stash a collection of music for listening anywhere you happen to be, without having to manually set playlists or remember to sync.
mSpot offers free clients for Windows and Mac, as well as clients in the Android and iPhone marketplaces. You can grab a free 2 GB account at the web site.

Source: Lifehacker [mSpot Stores 2 GB of Your Music Online, Streams It to Your Smartphone]

Friday, December 10, 2010

Free netbook from google!

 i just got a free netbook from google!!!
i am a test pilot for their new line of netbooks running Chrome OS. The netbook they sent was the cr-48 (which will be publicly released mid 2011).

Thursday, December 9, 2010

CPUZ

babble.ly

Instead of giving out your private phone number, Babble.ly can generate a unique URL and QR code that will connect callers with you without ever revealing your actual number.
 Babble.ly Creates Private, Disposable Links for Your Phone Numbers
Once registered, Babble.ly will provide you with a unique URL which other people can use to call you. Instead of actually seeing your number, however, the unique URL allows users to enter their own phone number and Babble.ly and call you both. Once you're both connected with Babble.ly the calls will be bridged together, never revealing either phone number. When you're done with the unique URL, you can keep it for later use, remove it from your account, or create a new one

Source: Lifehacker [Babble.ly Creates Private, Disposable Links for Your Phone Numbers]

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tumblr.com

Tumblr.com is a blogging service with a lovely interface


you can add
  • links
  • quotes
  • audio
  • videos
  • photos
  • chats

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chrome Updates

Hooray! Chrome has added
  • web apps
  • Increased JavaScript Speed with CrankShaft
  • Google Instant Search in the "Omnibox"
  • a super fast built in pdf reader
  • Merged the Extension store with the Web App Store

Friday, December 3, 2010

Corkboard.me

Coarkboard.me is an free online corkboard. You can share your notes by giving the URL to someone. Since the notes are stored with the URL make sure you bookmark the site or you will lose all your notes.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

VLC

VLC is a cross platform media player that can handle practically any file format you can throw at it. it supports AVI, MP3, MP4, M4V, XVID, DIVX, MKV  and it works WAY better than Windows Media player.

Modern Programs on Floppy Drives

Have you ever considered how many floppy drives it would take to hold one of pur modern programs? Well here are a few:

46 disks for iTunes 8.02
358 disks for Adobe Photoshop CS4
1760 disks for the Sims 3
12 disks for Firefox 3

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Swagbucks.com

SwagBucks is a search engine that pays you to search. Every once in a while when you search you will earn SwagBucks. And with these you can purchase things like my favorite: 5$ amazon.com gift card for 450 SwagBucks.

Click this Link and we'll both earn BIG

Action(s)

Action(s) is a java app that allows you to automate programs. Whether you have 1 or 2,000 things to automate this handy little app will launch them for you.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

VideoDownloadHelper

VideoDownloadHelper is a firefox extension that allows you to downlaod video easily from prcticaly any site.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lux and Blink

Luxandblink is a program that allows you to log in to windows just by looking at the webcam

Friday, November 19, 2010

Speed up Firefox in Ubuntu

For those of you who are still forced to use Windows all the time I'm sorry for you. But for those of you who have taken the plunge and are using Linux here are some tips for speeding up Firefox. Have fun.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/speed-up-firefox-web-browser.html

Thursday, November 18, 2010

TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a mixture of Join.me and Remote Desktop Connection. It allows you to use it as a technical support program or a remote desktop program. Best of all the basic version is free!

Hidemyass.com

Hidemyass.com allows you to search the web anonymously for free.

Picasa

Picasa is a awesome photo editing program. You can brighten the picture, change the hue(color) of the picture, you can do anything to that picture!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dropbox

Dropbox is a free multiplatform data backup tool. To start off with you get 2GB free but there are six steps you can do to earn an extra 250MB And for every referral you do you get another 250MB free.

W3schools

W3schools is an online school that will teach you about HTML, CSS, XHTML, and many others.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Join.me

Join.me is a screen Sharing site that allows you to troubleshoot/access another computer over the internet.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

WiFi Pineapple

this is a video about a "wifi pineapple" that you can use kind of like firesheep.

Blacksheep

Earlier I told you about firesheep which captures unencrypted cookies to show you who's logged in where and lets you hijack their account. BlackSheep alerts you when someone on the network is running FireSheep.

App Inventor

App Inventor lets you create android apps from a web based  GUI application.


Firefox 4 Beta

Firefox 4 is still in the beta stages of its development but will soon be released officially as the latest update if you want to download it while it's still beta click here.

Seems To Be Going For A Chrome Look.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blekko

Blekko is a Search engine that enables you to search within tags so you can filter your search results. An instance of this is: linux /open-source

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BlueMind

This Lifehacker article talks about bluemind a "Mind mapping" program that you can use to plot anything and everything. Even taking over the world (oops did i say that?)

WordSquared

WordSquared (formerly Scrabb.ly) is a MMO version of scrabble. rules are pretty much the same except that after you first turn you can only play off your words.



Monday, November 8, 2010

Google Buzz

Google buzz is awesome you can share blog posts articles and other stuff you subscribe to and you can follow yours truly (me).

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Linux Installs

Listen everyone, this is VERY important. Do not attempt a Linux install to your hard drive unless you are following a guide AND have your windows product code AND windows reinstall disc available (unless you are overwriting windows). I cannot stress that enough. I have destroyed more than one copy of windows doing Linux installs without a guide.
 I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH

Update:if you are going to do a Linux install do it on a separate hard drive and you'll be fine.

Cha-Cha Answers

Cha-Cha is a free service that answers your questions. you can text them at 242-242 or use their website: chacha.com

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

VirtualBox

Virtual box is an application that allows you to run an OS inside your current OS so you don't have to reboot every time you switch from one to another.

Here's some of my favorite Operating Systems:
Windows 7
Windows Xp
OSX
Linux (here are some of my favorite distributions)

did you notice Vista's not up there?

update: this program is also available for Linux at the same download site.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GrooveShark

GrooveShark Has TONS of song available to listen to for free and instead of sites like pandora or last.fm you choose which songs play

SiteLauncher

This Lifehacker article tells you about SiteLauncher Adds Keyboard Web Launching Capabilities to Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

Bauer-Puntu 10.10

Bauer-Puntu 10.10 is an Ubuntu distribution with many tools including some of my favorites:

GrimWepa - Wifi Cracker

GParted - Disk partitioner

CHNTPW - Windows password cracker

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sudo Comic

This is a little comic about the "sudo" command in ubuntu linux

Firesheep

Firesheep is a really cool extension that scans the wireless network you are on and gets cookies. and from those cookies it enables you to access the unencrypted parts of the website (from what I've read the only parts that usually are encrypted are the username/email and password). To install it all you have to do is download the file and open it in firefox and then download it as you would any other extension.

NOTE: I DO NOT CONDONE OR ENCOURAGE USING THIS TO HACK PEOPLES ACCOUNTS SUCH AS FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.

Update: this only works on unencrypted networks not on networks with WEP, WPA, or WPA2.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Handbrake

Handbrake is a video encoding tool that can convert most any format into a .mp4 file. mosytly i've tried it with .vob files though because of my previous article on DVD decrypting.

Note: when you first look at it it seems pretty complex but don't worry it's not that bad. anyone who has questions email me at NeillYoung77@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

iPod touch to iPhone

this is a lifehacker article about using VOIP apps to convert you iPod Touch to an iPhone using mifi or other mobile internet hotspot.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

How to Back Up and Play Your Wii Games from an External Hard Drive

Here's A Link To The Article In Lifehacker

Connecting an external hard drive to your Wii to back up and play your games is a simple way to keep expensive discs out of harms way, decrease game load times, and organize your collection with swanky cover art. Here's how it works.

Bit.ly

Bit.ly is a really cool website that shortens any link. Here is one i tried

Long Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/householdhacker?blend=4&ob=4#p/u/24/nHaMOS6xb0c

Short Link: http://bit.ly/amt1L3

Android On Your PC

Here's A Link


Nexus One owners are reporting early Froyo updates already, but chances are, you don't own a Nexus One. Any mobile OS with apps has an SDK—a developer kit—which gives devs the tools needed to create and test apps for the platform. And any good SDK comes with an emulator for the OS itself, so devs can test apps without actually installing them on a phone. Apple's got one, but it only works on Macs. Microsoft's got one, but it only works on PCs. Google's Android emulator, on the other hand, works on any platform, and it's totally free. Here's how to load up Android Froyo on your desktop in just a few minutes.