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Quasar runs apps on Windowed mode on iPad

Quasar is a tweak that allows you to run your apps in windows in your jailbroken iPad. Just like in a window-based operating system, you can resize, move, close or full-screen windows. Quasar is available in Cydia Store for US$9.99.

The Pringles Packaging - Chips too little hard to reach

The number of chips packed in a Pringles container is too little and the chip level sunk to a critical expletive-laden stage just below the reach of your fingers. So where is the problem? Is the Pringles container just too big for its too little chips?

Designers from the Co.Design company came out with a solution on how to start enjoying your Pringles chips again. See illustration below.


» The Pringles Package Sucks. This Chip Can Blooms Into A Bowl | Co.Design

4 Million Digits of Pi in a Single Image

A visualization showing 4 million digits of the Mathematical PI.

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111 ...
Click here for the visualization.

Comparing SkyDrive, Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox services and pricing plans

The Ars Technica has published an article to compare the services and pricing plans offered by the various online storage service providers - Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box and SpiderOak.

It also offered some charts showing each service's free tier sizes, file size limits, and pricing, as well as some of the perks and drawbacks of each service. There is also a compilation chart showing which services are compatible with which platforms.



» Cloud storage: a pricing and feature guide for consumers | Ars Technica

Did Samsung stage a "Wake Up Australians" marketing campaign?

Did Samsung stage a "Wake Up Australians" marketing campaign? Mashable think so.

Anonymous group in black shouting "Wake Up" in front of an Apple store in Sydney.


A website counting down to something and timed to run to zero near May 3 which coincides to launch of Samsung Galaxy S3.

Plus yet another Samsung video teaser on the Galaxy S3, which indirectly implied that iPhone owners are sheep.

Google honours Gideon Sundback Inventor of the Zipper in latest Google Doodle

Google honoured inventor of zipper, Gideon Sundback, with a "zipper" Doodle.


Watch video on the doodle below.

SMRT excuse sheet (MC) in case of train breakdown

Given train breakdowns is now so common, train operator SMRT has decided to provide an excuse sheet (MC) to whoever affected. The excuse sheet can be used as a proof to your employer or teacher to explain why you are late for work or school.

Speechless.

Gmail Meter offers analytics on how you use your email

After launching Google Account Activity last month, Google Gmail now releases Gmail Meter. Gmail Meter, a simple Gogole Docs script, uncovers statistical analytics on you uses your email.

So what does Gmail Meter offers?

Volume Statistics show you the number of important and starred messages, the number of people who sent you emails, and more. Volume statistics can be very useful in determining how you are using email efficiency tools like Priority Inbox.
Daily Traffic gives you an estimate of when you receive messages and when you send them during a given month. For example, in the graph below you can see how the peaks in my “Sent” curve indicates that I write emails in spurts.
Traffic Pattern lets you get a sense of your overall email activity over the past week.
Email Categories tells you how you are managing your Inbox. In the pie chart below, you can see that the majority of my emails are labeled. My Inbox is tiny compared to other labels which indicates that I keep a lean and mean In…

Implementing Pagination Attributes Correctly For Google

An interesting read on how Google handle the pagination attributes.

How the Pagination Attributes Work

The pagination attributes can be used for any set of content that spans multiple pages. Typical scenarios include multi-page articles, product listings, and forum discussions. Simply use the rel=next and rel=prev attributes to link all pages in a series together. For the following set of pages:

www.site.com/products?page=1www.site.com/products?page=2www.site.com/products?page=3
The pagination attributes would be as follows:

Page 1:

<link rel=”next” href=”http://www.site.com/products?page=2″>

Page 2:

<link rel=”prev” href=”http://www.site.com/products?page=1″>

<link rel=”next” href=”http://www.site.com/products?page=3″>

Page 3:

<link rel=”prev” href=”http:// site.com/products?page=2″>

Official Website of DPR of Korea (North Korea)

It was found out that the Democratic People's Republic (DPR) of Korean (North Korea) official website cost only $15. The site was based on a $15 "Blender" web template from IgniteThemes.


FYI, the loading time of the website is very slow - either due to heavy traffic or bandwidth-limited web servers. And a click on Forum will give you an "Error establishing a database connection" error.

Infographics: Which Social Network Should You Use — and When?

Air Asia humourously hilarious safety regulation instructions

Google+ new interface

Google+ has a new interface - completely new. With the new interface, it is now possible to customize the shortcut icons in the new left vertical navigation bar. On the right side, it is now spotting a significant whitespace, occupying half of the screen, especially if you are on at least 21 inch monitor. You may wish to follow #whitespace hashtag on Google+ on suggestions on how to best utilize the whitespace (just for entertainment).

The new interface has a vertical navigation bar that lets you reorder and hide apps. When you mouse over an app, Google+ shows a list of quick actions. This change will make it easier to add third-party apps in the future.


Wix is a do-it-yourself FREE HTML 5 website builder

Wix is a do-it-yourself website builder: a free online tool that lets you create and customize your own websites. Built with a powerful, user-friendly interface, Wix gives you total control over your web design without knowing the first thing about fancy coding or programming.

You may find some sample websites created using Wix here. Pretty good.

15 year old girl from the Incan Empire who has been frozen for 500 years. (She was a sacrifice)

Simply stunning.

4 Problems Google Glasses Have To Solve Before Becoming A Hit

Google revealed some information about their ongoing research project on Google Glass - a project that will make Google Goggles and other mobile apps more useful. Using a special pair of glasses, it is able to search for information, share information, and many more, just like using a smartphone.

An interesting read on the 4 problems Google Glasses have to solve before it can be a hit.

Google Project Glass - How can it be used?

Google revealed some information about their ongoing research project on Google Glass - a project that will make Google Goggles and other mobile apps more useful. Using a special pair of glasses, it is able to search for information, share information, and many more, just like using a smartphone.


According to a New York Times reporting,

the glasses will go on sale to the public by the end of the year. These people said they are expected “to cost around the price of current smartphones,” or $250 to $600.

The people familiar with the Google glasses said they would be Android-based, and will include a small screen that will sit a few inches from someone’s eye. They will also have a 3G or 4G data connection and a number of sensors including motion and GPS.

What Facebook shouldn't do with Instagram?

With the $1 billion mega acquisition of photo sharing Instagram by Facebook, many critics surfaced over the internet space suggesting what Facebook shouldn't do.

An article posted on Experts-Exchange made six suggestions.

Should NOT
Require Instagram users to have a Facebook accountAutomatically start posting photos to people’s Facebook wallServe ads on the Instagram app
Should
Give it a web presenceAllow Instagram filters and photo editing tools to be used on previously uploaded Facebook photosIntegrate with brand pages

New Sticky Notes Application in Windows 7

Oh okay. Sticky Notes gadget is now part of Windows 7 by default. To create a new Sticky Note, simply search for "Sticky Notes" from your Start Menu and you will find it. This is really an easter egg to me.

McDonalds' Filet O Fish Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

McDonalds is now offering a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE promotion on its Filet O Fish. Simply print or flash this coupon on your mobile to redeem. The promotion is valid from 5 - 6 April 2012 in all stores.

*While stocks last!

Google's April Fools' Day Joke - Google Maps 8-bit map

Google launched an April Fools' Day joke today in the form of a Google Maps in 8-bit version. Google Maps posted this video to introduce their new product.

To access Google Maps in 8-bit version, simply click on the "Quest" button located on the top right corner.