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Fluid - Web browser

Your web browser is for web browsing.

Are you a Gmail, Facebook, Campfire or Pandora fanatic? Do you have 20 or more browser tabs open at all times? Are you tired of some random site or Flash ad crashing your browser and causing you to lose your (say) Google Docs data in another tab?

If so, Site Specific Browsers (SSBs) provide a great solution for your WebApp woes. Using Fluid, you can create SSBs to run each of your favorite WebApps as a separate Cocoa desktop application. Fluid gives any WebApp a home on your Mac OS X desktop complete with Dock icon, standard menu bar, logical separation from your other web browsing activity, and many, many other goodies.

Fluid includes Tabbed Browsing, built-in Userscripting (aka Greasemonkey), URL pattern matching for browsing whitelists and blacklists, bookmarks, auto-software updates via the Sparkle Update framework, custom SSB icons, a JavaScript API for showing Dock badges, Growl notifications, and Dock menu items, and more.

The Fluid Thumbnail Plug-in allows you to browse the web with CoverFlow or iPhoto-like thumbnail previews for links on the current page. Watch the screencast in the sidebar on the left to see the Thumbnail Plug-in in action. How does the Thumbnail Plug-in know how to find the links on the current page from which to make the thumbnails? Simple... Use CSS selectors to select links or images for a given URL pattern (like *google.com*). Add CoverFlow support for your own site with a simple CSS selector!
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Yedda - People. Sharing. Knowledge...

Connect, share, learn something new every day - Imagine you could connect with someone who knows the answers to your questions, on any topic, at any time. An AOL product....

Ask - Ask a question on any topic get personalized answers from relevant people
Answer - Share your experience, give advice, tell your story, help others
Explore - See what people are asking, learn something new every day

Connect with people who can help

At Yedda we strive to merge the convenience and efficiency of search with the unlimited value of individual knowledge to get you the best answers to your questions.

We believe that every person is multi-faceted. A unique combination of professional history, personal experience, acquired hobbies and pursued interests nurture the uniqueness in every one of us. That unique individuality is an invaluable resource when shared.

It's simple and fun to explore and discover

We are building Yedda as a fun place to share, explore and discover knowledge - a place where you can connect with people having specialized knowledge or with people of interests similar to yours.

Share your personal knowledge with others

Key unique values we’ve put into the user experience of Yedda:


There are so many topics out there. At Yedda, we carefully select for you, based on your preferences, the questions and answers that are likely to be of interest to you. And, the more you use Yedda, the better we get at understanding your interests. So go ahead, personalize Yedda to match your interests!


We like to think of each question you ask as if it's the single most important question. After all, it probably is to you. Yedda proactively invites relevant people to answer your question and continues to monitor it to make sure you get the best answers as quickly as possible


Yedda understands what your question or answer is about, and is clever enough to find related questions and answers automatically for you even if they're listed under a different topic.


We've built Yedda to be a dynamic, self-evolving system that adapts itself to the people using it. New topics and associations between topics are created dynamically by the community. Every question you ask or answer contributes to our understanding of what people really care about.
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Yahoo's ymail & rocketmail

Yahoo! offering free e-mail accounts under two new domains in a new way to attract the experienced surfers unhappy with their current mail ids.Registering new addresses under the domains of "ymail" and "rocketmail" at http://mail.yahoo.com is expected by a company that is located in Sunnyvale. This is the first time that Yahoo has offered different e-mail accounts under the shadows other than its own name. Both ymail.com and rocketmail.com already lead to the Yahoo Mail landing page.

Most people prefer an e-mail address that's easy to remember like the their first name in front of their last name or interest, like a hobby or favorite sports team or the favourite actor's name as a fan. But the popularity of Yahoo e-mail had criticalized the range of choices, forcing users to perform too many decisions to come up with an e-mail handle that hadn't already been taken.

Yahoo! mail is the market leader with the most users (266 million worldwide in April) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo_mail

"We realized we needed to expand the universe of Yahoo mail," said John Kremer, a vice president in charge of Yahoo's e-mail.

Yahoo is hoping the additional options created with the ymail and rocketmail will help boost its e-mail growth. E-mail under the ymail and rocketmail domains offering all the same features as the Yahoo domain. if you register your free e-mail account under one of these two new domain names, you’ll get the exact same features as you would with “standard” mail.yahoo.com. these two new domains Yahoo is offering will change the fact that Gmail is growing much faster than both Yahoo and Microsoft eventhough Gmail is not the market leader.

so whats your choice ymail or rocketmail? let me know your thoughts as comments....

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StyleMob was acquired by Glam Media

Women's-focused media and advertising company Glam Media has acquired StyleMob, a small social-media site consisting of a blog and some community features pertaining to fashion. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The rumor was first reported in Valleywag earlier on Thursday, where blogger Nicholas Carlson added that StyleMob's founders "weren't happy" about the acquisition. Glam Media recently raised significant venture funding and hinted that it would go in part toward purchasing smaller companies.

StyleMob, centered on "street fashion" rather than the runways of Paris and Milan, had already been a part of Glam's advertising network prior to the acquisition. As it turns out, the deal was actually closed earlier this year. "Glam Media did acquire StyleMob, a fashion social media site founded in early 2007. All three employees are now with Glam,"

Glam Media public relations director Caroline Hacker said in a statement. "Co-founder Adam Souzis was previously announced as executive director of Glam Labs, the technology research arm of Glam (on) February 4th."

Recent months have seen a number of acquisitions in the fashion-media start-up space, including some by women's blog network Sugar Inc. Glam, meanwhile, has stayed relatively mum on purchases, choosing instead to expand its advertising reach.

Source : Webware

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Hulu - legal source for TV shows and movies

Hulu is an excellent 100% legal source for TV shows and movies. If you were looking for a website where you could freely watch your favorite movies and shows online this is it. Most of the content come in pretty good quality. No ‘camrips’ here. There is also an option to watch videos in full screen mode. Plus it’s completely free, you don’t have to pay anything.

The site has a rich choice of content including popular TV shows (The Office, The Simspons, Family Guy etc.) and hundreds of popular movies. You won’t be able to watch latest movies here, but there are lots of cool stuff to choose from. You can browse content by network or genre (Comedy, Crime, NBA etc.). If you’re not sure where to start you can also check what’s most popular among Hulu users. One really cool feature is that you can subscribe to your favorite shows or channels and get notified whenever the new videos are added.

At the moment the service is available only within the United States. However there is a way to access it from outside the United States as well. You will need to install a program called Hotspot Shield for that.

Lots of websites come and go, especially when it comes to TV show and movie websites. Being a major movie, TV show, news and documentary addict made me try lots of websites over the last couple of years. While many of those sites sucked, some of them were really good.

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Get Your Guinness World Record Certificate for Firefox 3

Firefox lovers helped Mozilla set a unique Guinness World Record for the “Most downloaded software in 24 hours.”

Firefox is celebrating with certificates that also carry a Guinness World Records logo.

To print your own certificate, type your name and download the certificate in PDF format.

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(Credits : Spreadfirefox)

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The 100$ laptop - OLPC Project New Design

The 100$ laptop just got better with its new design

Now that’s good news, the 100$ laptop, while running a bit behind its agenda, just got much better. The i-Phone-like touchscreen display dramatically increases the usability of the computer and helps making it thinner.

The machine got even eco-friendlier than the previous version, using green material and requesting very low energy to run. The other green aspect of it is its focus on the ebook reading functionality, which could lead to produce less books and have an impact on the forests.

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, which developed the low-cost XO education laptop for developing countries, has revealed plans for its next-generation mobile computing device. The new system, which will have a clamshell form-factor with two 16:9 touch-screen displays and no hardware keyboard, is expected to sell for $75 per unit and will be available in 2010. That's the hope, at least. The reality is likely to be quite different, given the project's troubled history.

OLPC has suffered from a multitude of serious setbacks and has had difficulty managing the development and rollout of its XO laptop. The cost of the XO climbed to $188 from the initial target of $100 and OLPC complains that sales have been disappointingly slow. The organization attempted to sell XO units in North America through the Give 1 Get 1 program in order to offset some of the production costs, but the effort was undermined by serious shipping and deployment problems. The XO keyboard, which is said to be susceptible to hardware failure, has prompted a dubious patent infringement lawsuit by a Nigerian company.

The laptop used as an ebook reader

The organization itself is also fracturing internally as key contributors take sides in a bitter dispute over the direction of the OLPC software platform. This battle has led to the departure of several important participants. OLPC's former security director lashed out at the organization last week and revealed that it has absolutely no deployment infrastructure in place at all to facilitate the XO rollout.

Those problems will hopefully be worked out by the time OLPC 2.0 is launched. OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte says that the clamshell design of the new laptop is modeled after a book. It will be smaller and lighter than the XO and can also be opened up completely flat to provide a single continuous touch-screen surface. Like the XO, it will use former OLPC CTO Mary Lou Jepsen's unique dual-mode display which is readable under direct sunlight. Jepsen left OLPC earlier this year to found her own company with the intention of commercializing the display technology. She indicated at the time that she was working with OLPC on a new project—a $75 laptop. The new OLPC hardware model announced likely what she was referring to.

Negroponte's announcement of a next-generation product seems extremely premature in the face of all of the severe problems faced by OLPC and its current product. Without proper deployment infrastructure to handle the XO, there's a very real question of whether the organization will last long enough to push out a second product.

For More Pictures of the OPLC Laptop Click Here

Source : Designer-Daily and OLPC

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Firefox 3 - Download Day 2008

Download Firefox during Download Day and enjoy increased security, blinding speed and cool new features that will change the way you use the Web.

If you don't already have the fastest, most secure,
most customizable web browser,get it for free today!

Download Day

With more than 15,000 improvements, Firefox 3 is faster, safer and smarter than before.

New Features
  • Firefox 3 sets the innovation bar very high with exciting new features, including one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance.

  • Keeping you and your personal information safe is our top priority. Firefox 3 includes phishing and malware protection, plus our new instant site ID info.
  • With features like built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom, Firefox 3 makes it possible to work faster and more efficiently on the Web.
  • Your taste and needs set you apart from the rest. With Firefox 3 you can choose from over 5,000 add-ons that help you customize your browsing experience.

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Let’s take a look atSyncplicity that now not only backs up your data, but it also keeps it synchronized across multiple computers and also allows you to share data with your friends.

What it claims to offer:
  • Unlimited storage: Everybody hates keeping track of cell phone minutes. Why should your files be any different? Syncplicity’s storage is unlimited, so you never need to worry about how many file, gigabytes, or what-have-you of bandwidth you have left. Ever.
  • Real-Time Backup: Murphy’s Law doesn’t pay attention to the clock. Syncplicity backs up your files not once a month, once a week, or even once an hour, but immediately. Create a masterpiece only to accidentally delete it three seconds later? Skip the sinking feeling. Just go straight to the Syncplicity website and get your precious data back.
  • Sharing made Simple: Share any folder with anyone with a simple click of the mouse. Since your files are already in Syncplicity, others get access right away. So if they choose to use the Syncplicity client, the files simply show up on their computers.
  • Access anytime, anywhere: Access your files while away from your computer through the Syncplicity File Explorer. Are you at a friend’s computer, and need to print out a file? Grab it from the File Explorer and print it out. Find a typo along the way? No worries. Just make the change and upload it back. The edited version will be waiting for you on your computer when you return.
  • Multiple Computers, One View: Keep all of your computers in sync. With Syncplicity, it doesn’t matter which machine you use. Writing a letter at home on your desktop, but need to run? No problem! Just save the file like you normally would, grab your laptop and go. Your letter will be on your laptop, ready and waiting.
  • An Elegant Experience: Pleasant and powerful. The Syncplicity client is built to be second to none. It intelligently synchronizes your computer and is never intimidating. The client integrates tightly with Windows so you can see the status with just a glance and perform common actions with just a right-click. Want more information or help? The client walks you through common tasks with ease.
  • Bridges the Online and Offline Worlds: A one-of-a-kind platform breaks free of limitations that restricts you to a single website or set of computers. With Syncplicity, your files follow you to where you want them, including web applications such as Google Docs and Facebook.
  • Secure: Syncplicity transfers all your data using 128-bit SSL, the same encryption used for online banking. On the backend, your files are stored encrypted using AES, military grade encryption. Only you can access your files.

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Skyfire's cell phone browser

Skyfire is a free, downloadable mobile browser that delivers rich web media

There's nothing fun about being on a wait list, especially when you're told the wait just got longer. Skyfire, a new cell phone browser demoed in February, hit such demand in its closed beta program, the company split participation into two rounds.

According to a Skyfire statement, those lucky ducks who signed up before March 1 made the cut for Beta 1 and will receive the golden invitation to join the testing in phases from now until the end of April. This first phalanx of users will also be invited to continue their testing as the second round of beta testers, who signed up March 2 or after, is welcomed aboard sometime this summer. If you've got a Windows Mobile phone, it's still not too late to add your name to Skyfire's growing list of second-session testers. In the meantime, live vicariously through this video of the browser's current features.

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Trapster turns your cell phone into a police detector

When you see a trap, report it by pressing a button on your phone, or calling a toll free number. Other user's phones will alert them as they approach the trap. Trapster® learns the credibility of traps based on how many users agree. It also learns the credibility of each user, over time. Trapster® works on any mobile phone, and also other devices like PDAs, navigation systems, and laptop computers!

Skyhook Wireless' geopositioning can be useful, but rarely does it save you from a $400 speeding ticket. A start-up named Trapster is trying to change that. The company has taken a creative spin on using geopositioning to help lead-footed drivers avoid known and newly discovered speed traps and other police dragnets. By installing the application on your mobile phone you'll get heads up on speed cameras, red-light cameras, hiding places, and live police while out and about. The application uses Skyhook Wireless' Wi-Fi and cell tower location positioning system to keep tabs on where you are while you're driving around. It also blends in GPS to give you more precise positioning on city streets.

The data comes from other tipsters on the Trapster network, and is updated frequently. Creator Pete Tenereillo tells me there only need to be about 10 active users in each city to provide a reasonable amount of coverage for live police and new traps on major thoroughfares, a number which has already been met in places like Rhode Island, Florida, and San Diego. To keep users tipping, the service uses a karma system and a confidence scale to make sure tips aren't providing useless tips. Users can also create new trap alerts for others right on their phones. Tenereillo says the ratio of people tipping to simple leechers is hovering at about 40 percent. Part of that is because of the simplicity of adding new traps, which is a one button affair if you have the application running on your Nokia or Blackberry smartphone.

Coming in a couple of weeks is an iPhone version of the application which will take advantage of the geopositioning that made its way into the maps application in an earlier software update. iPhone users will get the same audio alerts and live-positioning locating, with less position accuracy because of the lack of GPS, something Tenereillo is hoping will be added in the next hardware revision. Despite the free price, there are a few hindrances. The stock warning sounds are a little alarming, but you can go in and rename and rerecord the warning with your own voice. You're also missing out on the radar and laser protection you'd get with a real radar detector, which tend to work a little faster than the mobile phone alerts. I'm still in love with the idea though, and for the cheapskate out there with a compatible handset, this is almost as good an alternative as being a safe and responsible driver.

See speed traps and other police gotchas in your area with Trapster. While not as accurate for things like highway speed traps, knowing if you're close to a red light or speed camera could save you from a big ticket if you're a leadfoot driver. (Credit: CNET Networks)

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Highlight and Share the Web!

Diigo is a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community

Research and Collaborate

  • Don't just bookmark! Highlight the web! Add sticky notes too!
  • Access and search your findings from any PC or iphone!
  • Create groups to pool resources for specific projects.

Connect and Discover

  • You are what you annotate, creating a presence for you in the community.
  • Connect with friends effortlessly and non-intrusively through content.
  • Discover quality resources on any subject or get personalized recommendations.
Organize your bookmarks and annotations by tags or lists.
  • Tags and lists are two different ways to organize information.
  • Tags are best for diverse and disparate information, while lists are best for focused information.
Multiple ways to share your bookmarks and annotations
  • You can publish your findings to your blog by using the one-click "Send to Blog" feature, by setting up automatic daily posting, or by adding linkrolls and tagrolls to your blog. You can send multiple annotated and highlighted pages at once by email, and the recipients will see exactly what you are referring to. You can also easily post to other websites such as twitter, facebook, delicious, etc.

The service finds people who bookmark like you do.

Diigo takes all the data it collects from users and allows them to rotate it in interesting ways. When you're looking at the page for a site, for example, you can easily see what other users who bookmarked that site also bookmarked (sort of like MyBlogLog, Medium, eSnips). And based on the tag cloud for a site as well as the affinity you have with its other bookmarkers, the system will suggest other sites to you that it thinks you might like.

There's also a social angle: The system suggests people that it thinks you'll find interesting, but identifying the ones closest to you in bookmarking behavior. I recommend Diigo, especially with the plug-in. It's a complex tool but if you take a few minutes to learn what it can do and how it does it, it can make you a more productive, smarter Web user.

There's also a very nice new browser sidebar that shows you a lot of very useful and focused information, including your own latest bookmarks, those from your Diigo friends, and most cleverly, the Diigo users who have also saved information from the page you're visiting as well as the site itself.

Reading is more fun with friends, more productive with Diigo...

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Xoopit turns Gmail

Xoopit turns Gmail into a gorgeous media browser

All these media-hosting and social-networking services are great, but there's been a relatively untapped resource in tracking what you're sharing: your e-mail in-box. Today a new service called Xoopit is opening up in private beta to Gmail users who are looking to not only sort through the deluge of photos, videos, and other files that make their way into your in-box, but add ways to share that media with social networks you're already using.

Xoopit's answer is to have you install a small browser plug-in and give it the credentials to your Gmail account. It will crawl over all the data, and within 24 hours the entirety of your in-box, sent mail, and mailbox archive will be able to be browsed and sorted through in a whole new (and I think far simpler) manner. While Gmail has its own search function, it's not so good when it comes time to browse and interact with media from those search results like Google does with Web queries.
With Xoopit installed you can view photos sent to you like a photo slide show. It does the same for videos and files too. (Credit: CNET Networks)

I've only had it indexing my in-box for the past hour or so, but it's already made my in-box a lot more useful. The latest media can be browsed in a little thumbnail stream on the top of the page, which reminds me a lot of a similar feature in Flock. Additionally, photos, videos, and files can be viewed off-site at Xoopit.com. It takes a similar approach to DropBox (review) in giving you a reverse chronological stream of your media that can be viewed, downloaded, and managed while away from Gmail. The same interface is actually a part of Gmail once you install the plug-in, so users will feel right at home in either location.

I must say Xoopit is off to a really great start. For a new app, I found very little to gripe about. It succeeds in two major areas: one in speed, since it doesn't slow down your in-box whatsoever, and the other in ease of use. The user interface is incredibly intuitive and provides a far better media viewing experience than Gmail does on its own. (Credit: Webware)

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