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Living Room / Re: New iPad owner. Please suggest Apps.
« on: April 11, 2012, 12:17 AM »
I've been meaning to start an iPad apps thread for a while but have been too lazy about it. Here we go...

On the Splash screen (most frequently used)

Atomic Browser (configured with bookmarklets for ReadItLater, ReadItNow (access your ReadItLater list), Readibility, TinyURL, Define highlighted word, Translation for highlighted words, and a link to the Everything (voidtools.com) http server running on my PC <-works brilliantly


Twitbird Pro (I like it for the search/filtering feature)
Flickr Studio
Photogene (photo editing)
ArtStudio (drawing)
Wordbook XL (The go-to dictionary because it's quick)
Goodreader
iBooks
Soundhound
Movie Guide (Reviews by Leonard Maltin a.k.a God)
IMDB
Flickster
AirVideo (stream movies from wifi, you'll need a PC client running)
FileBrowser (browse files on wifi - mostly used for images)
Wunderlist (To Do app that syncs across devices)
iTap VNC (remote control PC, works great with a multi-mon setup and doesn't log u out like an RDP client would)


Categories...

News & Radio
CNN
BBC News
Al Jazeera
ActionRadio
Your favorite news channel probably has an app too (most have live streaming video so it's more convenient having an app, than hitting the site using your browser.)

"Social" apps & site specific apps
Yahoo Messenger
Facebook
Target, eBay have apps

Office

Numbers, Pages (official Apple apps, good for editing, creating)
Quickoffice (I've found it to be the fastest app for viewing Office docs)
Merriam Webster Dictionary (the 2nd choice, it has word pronunciations and voice recognition <- (not very reliable))

Games & Entertainment
iChess Pack HD (fantastic FICS client)
Draw Some
I had Angry Birds HD but got rid of it coz I realized I was wasting way too much time on it :)
Shazam (sometimes recognizes songs that SoundHound doesn't)

Reference & Misc.
Google Earth
Weather HD (fantastic interface)
FlightTrack
Epicurious
Convert
Clinometer (handy level app if you want to use your iPad as a cheap spirit level meter)
WebMD
Star Walk
The Elements
Drink-a-Dex (mixology)
Clock Pro
World Clock

Final thoughts:
There are exceptions but for the most part site-specific apps are not worth it, so try the site in your browser before you consider installing an app for it.

For RSS feeds I've found using Google Reader from the browser (rather than getting an RSS app) most convenient. Try this route, unless you have a loathing for Google.

The same applies for ReadItLater, once you have the right bookmarklets installed.





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Living Room / Re: BBM Private Messages Torpedoed in India
« on: April 09, 2012, 12:49 AM »
Living in a city that's been hit by terrorists almost at will, I can't help but be indifferent to the privacy concerns here. In any case, I've always gone under the assumption that the government has (or can get) access to any info they really want. The Indian government doesn't need to use unnecessary fear-tactics to chip away at our privacy either, the combination of their complete ineffectiveness in protecting us so far and a rabid neighbor that has used terror as a state policy for decades, take care of that.

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Living Room / Re: LOL Internets
« on: April 08, 2012, 04:21 AM »
You're most welcome man. Love you! :D

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Living Room / LOL Internets
« on: April 08, 2012, 04:17 AM »
Get high.

Go to urbandictionary.com

Notice you’ve typed ictionary.com in the address bar

*LULZ*

Realize someone has actually bought that domain.

*MADLULZ*

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General Software Discussion / Re: uTorrent alternatives?
« on: April 03, 2012, 02:08 PM »
Probably because you have the sidebar hidden (Hit F7).

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My Netgear login works fine.

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General Software Discussion / Google Maps 8-Bit
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:55 PM »
Made me slightly nostalgic.  ;)




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Living Room / Re: Post Your Funny Videos Here [NSFW]
« on: March 30, 2012, 11:50 AM »
Not funny, but it made my day.  :)

Stray dog rescue:
http://www.liveleak....iew?i=cbc_1333077521

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Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: March 29, 2012, 12:56 PM »
Show us the pimp outside your window.  ;D

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Living Room / Re: Microsoft is Censoring MSN Messenger Chats
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:47 AM »
 :o
That's it! The final nail in TPB's coffin...

Microsoft has always been a wanker frontrunner when it comes to effective anti-piracy measures. The situation here was hilarious deadly serious a few years back - the guys who sold pirated CDs (pre-broadband days, but they're still around) actually had MS Anti-Piracy posters pasted on their walls with helpline nos. to call for reporting infringements (I'm NOT kidding!)

I'd trolled their helpline and asked the lady who answered how every 14 year old in the city knew exactly where the pirated stuff was available but MS, with all the resources at its disposal, needed me to call and guide them.


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Have you tried Google's reverse image search? It lets you enter a custom date range so you can manually work your way backwards.

Screenshot 001 20120326 150258.png

Except...
I don't see how you could ever identify the "oldest" version file of a digital image.
+1


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Living Room / Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« on: March 23, 2012, 10:46 AM »
What can you do? Laughter seems like a good way to maintain one's sanity!

What else you got? You Got NOTHIN!!!
[NSFW, but quite symbolic  :D) ]


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Living Room / Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« on: March 23, 2012, 08:22 AM »
The possibilities are endless!  ;D

We hear public transportation- care for a little loan (and some dignity?)
Gold Gym! - someone just called u a little bitch
that sounded bad!! -  diarrhea meds?

Can u blame me for laughing at this insanity?  ;D

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Star Wars flashback! :D

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Beautiful!

+1, thanks for posting about this!

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Post New Requests Here / Re: [IDEA] Opening List of Links
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:25 PM »
Sorry, can't help you there...

But this is DC, so stay tuned...  :)

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Post New Requests Here / Re: [IDEA] Opening List of Links
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:10 PM »
If you're on Firefox you can try Snap Links Plus.

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Living Room / Re: Moronic would-be scammers
« on: March 17, 2012, 09:59 PM »
Haha! I play games with telemarketers (and miscellaneous scum) all the time.  :Thmbsup:

He:    "You are the virus. Now piss off and stop wasting my time and yours!"
hang up speaker phone, achieve high score in pinball game

Bad place for a typo. :P

Related: http://soundcloud.co...phone-scammer-busted
(I think she was a bit too nice to him.)


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I suppose web spiders would do this, though I don't use any so can't go into specifics. Also, you asked for something that automatically saves all your activity - I haven't seen a web spider that does this, they need to be assigned a site/pages to leech.

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Living Room / Re: A change I've seen in the forum
« on: March 16, 2012, 04:24 AM »
I personally prefer 20 lashes.

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Anybody who wants the link can PM me.

Who recently said something about making people jump through hoops to get some straight info?? ;D
j/k 40, you don't need to explain.  :)

Mandatory on-topic statement (in deference to the periodic auto-correct recently invoked):
Oh dear Lord, please have them fail! Whatever the US does, a lot of other countries end up aping eventually.

 

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http://www.hooeeywebprint.com

looks like what I need, but can it save a webpage like this, with ALL the images of the shoe in full size (as if I hover over them), without me having to hover on each of them to load them even once?



It won't.

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Take a look at Hooeey Webprint. It's taken the shareware route since I wrote about the beta a year back, but I have a free copy lying around if you're interested.

http://www.hooeeywebprint.com

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Living Room / Re: Post Your Funny Videos Here [NSFW]
« on: March 14, 2012, 12:30 AM »
Dog attempts owner-swap, fails. ;D

http://www.liveleak....iew?i=459_1331644695



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Living Room / Re: Quickly see if DoCo is up or down
« on: March 13, 2012, 06:06 AM »
If you check on IRC you also get to annoy mouser.  ;D

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