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Are you ready to take your social networking to the next level?  Here comes the SocialEyes; now forget usernames, meet people face-to-face!

SocialEyes is  a web-based social video service to connect with Facebook friends and meet interesting people who share common interests through face-to-face communication or via video messages.  There is no need to download any software; SocialEyes works directly within your Flash enabled browser .

SocialEyes- Key Features

Video Call:  You can make video calls to your Online Facebook friends. You can also see your call log History.

Text Chat:  Text chatting with online friends.

Send a Video Message:  Update your “Who Am I” video and share your interests with your friends.  Sending a video message to your friend or post to a gruop is also possible with SocialEyes.

Share:  Paste a link or type a message and share with your friend or all friends.

SocialEyes- Advantages

  1. Easy communication with multiple people.
  2. Video chat with more than one friend at once or create video chat groups .
  3. Leave video messages for their friends if they are not online
  4. Pause conversations while  busy with something else and continue later.
  5. Office workers and collaborators will greatly benefit from SocialEyes group video chatting feature.
  6. Teacher and students can also take advantage of this real-time video conferencing for effective distance learning.

You can access SocialEyes,  co-founded by RealNetworks chairman Rob Glaser, at www.socialeyes.com and apps.facebook.com/socialeyes.

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There are many Email backup tools that you can download and use to backup all your email, just in case the worse happens. Here’s another one that you may like. Last month Gmail experienced some problems and a lot many of its users lost all their precious e-mails and to prevent such things from destroying your life, it’s better to be prepared. To backup your Gmail account there is already the Gmail Backup tool or the web service known as Backupify.

But, it’s always better that you have a copy of all your emails on your hard drive or your USB drive too, apart from just a cloud backup. This software is known as MailStore Home and is exactly what I was looking for, and I’m pretty sure you’d like it too. It’s really very simple to use and backs-up a lot of other accounts rather than only Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Mail. So what other features does MailStore Home have? Here you go :

  • Back up internet mailboxes such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail
  • Any mailboxes using POP3 or IMAP
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail
  • Microsoft Exchange Server and Hosted Exchange
  • Mozilla Thunderbird and SeaMonkey
  • .EML and other email files

The MailStore Home is a Windows only software and won’t cost you anything. Download and learn more about it here and back-up your email accounts now. You can also back-up your mail to a USB flash/hard drive and carry it around with you. Download the MailStore Home Portable from here.

[ Via LifeHacker ]

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Google has finally officially accepted the presence of malware containing apps in Android market and buckled down to sweep them from scenario. Google accepted that 58 apps that contained malicious viruses had made their way to Android Market and till now have affected more than 260000 Android run devices. But this toll is going to be no further increase as Google is leaving no stone unturned in cleaning up.

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Google is all set to launch a specifically called remote kill function. By this remote kill function Google while not bothering user (loser ?) will itself wipe out the malicious apps from the affected device.

A wave of fear is being felt in every person using Android run device whereas  Google tries to console them saying that the sole information the attackers have gathered is device’s IMEI number and nothing more. On Google Blog, it  informs about its steps to control the situation:

1.We removed the malicious applications from Android Market, suspended the associated developer accounts, and contacted law enforcement about the attack.

2.We are remotely removing the malicious applications from affected devices. This remote application removal feature is one of many security controls the Android team can use to help protect you from malicious applications.

3.We are pushing an Android Market security update to all affected devices that undoes the exploits to prevent the attacker(s) from accessing any more information from affected devices.

4.We are adding a number of measures to help prevent additional malicious applications using similar exploits from being distributed through Android Market and are working with our partners to provide the fix for the underlying security issues.

Google is also trying its best to be acquitted saying recent versions  (Android versions 2.2.2 or higher)  are already resistant to this attack and the entire problem arose due to using old versions. Further suggestions are being provided to keep the similar problems at bay. An email is being sent to every affected Android user quoting as follows:

We recently discovered applications on Android Market that were designed to harm devices. These malicious applications (“malware”) have been removed from Android Market, and the corresponding developer accounts have been closed.

According to our records, you have downloaded one or more of these applications. This malware was designed to allow an unauthorized third-party to access your device without your knowledge. As far as we can determine, the only information obtained was device-specific (IMEI/IMSI, unique codes which are used to identify mobile devices, and the version of Android running on your device).

However, this malware could leave your device and personal information at risk, so we are pushing an Android Market security update to your device to remove this malware. Over the next few hours, you will receive a notification on your device that says “Android Market Security Tool March 2011” has been installed. You are not required to take any action from there, the update will automatically run. You may also receive notification(s) on your device that an application has been removed. Within 24 hours of receiving the update, you will receive a second email confirming its success.

To ensure this update is run quickly, please make sure that your device is turned on and has a strong network connection.

For more details, please visit the Android Market Help Center.

Regards,
The Android Market Team

We hope the situation soon will be under control.

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Today many digital documents are shared with one another using the PDF file format. Since thyese PDF documents can also be of a sensitive nature, one would naturally want to protect them with a password. This is a function that can be performed using a tool called iSafePDF.

iSafePDF is a simple desktop application for Windows. The program does not require any installation: it is only an executable file that comes in a ZIP archive sized at 1.2 MB. Run the application and this is the kind of image you will see:

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After specifying your source and target files, you can add a digital signature to the PDF under the “Signature” tab or choose to encrypt it through a password, under the “Encryption” tab.

In the program, your password appears in its actual form and not turned into asterisks.

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With your options entered, you can click on the “Process” button under the “Document” tab to create a new PDF of your specified settings. A confirmation of successful creation is shown.

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When you or anybody else opens the newly created PDF file, your set password needs to be entered before the PDF’s contents can be viewed.

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Get iSafePDF from here.

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I’m sure you must have installed lots of applications from Cydia on your Jailbroken iPhone. Though sometime you might have installed some bugged Cydia app which might be restarting your Springboard or giving it Safe mode error. In this case best way is to uninstall such app which you have downloaded from Cydia.

Here is quick walk through on how you can uninstall Cydia applications which you have installed on your iPhone.

Go to Cydia and under manage click on packages.

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Under Package, you will see list of all installed cydia app on your iPhone. Simply click on any of the app and click on modify. Select the option remove and within seconds that app will be removed from your iPhone.

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I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on uninstalling Cydia app. Don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter for more such updates.

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Do you remember when you were young, and you could entertain yourself with something as simple as beating on a trashcan or drumming on a hub cap in your garage?  Well, the makers of the new iPhone app Finger Stomp have succeeded in bringing back all the old-fashioned fun of banging on junk and put it in the palm of your hand.

 

Finger Stomp

 

Long-time users of the iPhone have most likely seen the many beat-creation apps released throughout the years, but few can match the authenticity of Fingerstomp.  When you first open the app, you’re placed in a dimly lit garage with a variety of metallic objects which, when touched, produce a sound similar to the virtual object’s real world counterpart.  In addition to the starting equipment, Finger Stompallows users to customize their own personal stage by selecting from 22 different objects and two backdrops, including the original garage stage and a basketball court.

Now here’s the fun part: users are able to not only coordinate the sounds to produce original, quality-sounding beats, but they can then record those beats for later listening and even export them.  For those who need a little bit of help with their rhythm, the game offers a practice mode in which players can follow along to a number of pre-made beats using the many objects at their disposal.  Additionally, sounds can be tweaked by the user to fit just about any style.

 

 

There are plenty of rhythm games out there on the iPhone, but the main problem with many of them is the poor touch response, which often makes it difficult to produce any kind of complicated beat.  Fortunately, this is not the case with Finger Stomp.  Users will enjoy the amazing responsiveness of the interactive touch controls, which not only provide instant feedback but also allow beat-makers to use up to three sounds at once, which is ideal for producing intricate, multi-dimensional beats.

As far as graphics and audio go, Fingerstomp is a huge success.  Whether it’s the authentic-looking, fully-animated objects and realistic backgrounds or the high-quality sounds produced by each item, the game delivers on all fronts. To add, the inclusion of the Drum Meister beat engine ensures that every beat produced will be totally fluid and achieve exactly what the user has in mind.

In the end,Fingerstomp has everything you need to synthesize your own quality custom beats using the same kinds of sounds utilized by the band Stomp. The app store price of $2.99 (iPad) may be a little steep for those iPad users on a budget, but the iPhone version is just $.99. In my opinion this app is a must-have for old-school fans of hip-hop, rap, and street music.

Download Finger Stomp
iTunes Download Link

Free Version Link

Check out this cool video of this app in action!

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Plug In Launcher is a very handy app for your Android Device, for times when you need to run your Music player directly after you connect the headsets or other applications when you connect the USB cable. It doesn’t have many options, but does the job of what it is very well. The app is new in the market and was only released a few days ago, I tried it and it works like a charm.

It’s very simple to use too, as the only two launch options available are when you connect your headsets and USB/Power cables. When you connect your headset you can set your music player to launch and just start listening to music, it’s that simple. The app runs in the background and doesn’t take in much memory or space, you can also make it run at startup. You can configure it to launch any app when you connect your charger or USB cable too, like when you connect your charger you can make it launch some games or the Market app.

The Plug In Launcher App is a free download and weighs only 115KB and requires Android 2.1 and above. So don’t think twice to install this on your Android device. It’ll really come-in handy!!

Download it from the Android Market on your phone or on the Web Market.

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OCR technology can detect text in a given image. This helps us in a number of ways. For example if you have the image of a document you want to format, through OCR you can automatically obtain the document’s entire text in a DOC file rather than having to retype it all.

A number of tools let you perform OCR functions effectively. Of these one of the most convenient user-friendly tools is “Free Online OCR.”

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Free Online OCR is a free to use website that can detect text from images and then convert it to a document format. Usage of the website is very simple and you can extract text from images in 3 simple steps:

Step 1:

Direct the website to the text-containing image stored on your computer. Supported input image formats include PDF, GIF, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, and PNG.

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Step 2:

Select the output format of the text file. Formats can be chosen from DOC, PDF, RTF, and TXT.

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Step 3:

Click on the convert button.

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And that is all!

Your document is prepared and made ready for download.

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A simple layout and a simple using procedure is what makes “Free Online OCR” a handy tool.

Check out the homepage over here.

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doppleme-1 Numerous websites let you create avatars that can be used to identify you on various websites. You use these avatars on social networks and forums to get a fun image that represents you. Of the websites that let you create avatars, one of the best is DoppleMe.

DoppleMe is a free to use website for creation of your online avatar. You start by creating an account on the website. With your account activated, you begin with an empty/clean avatar like in the image below.

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You begin customizing the avatar’s various features. The features are quite comprehensive ranging from expressions and shows to hair and background. For most items that you select for your avatar, you can also select the item’s color.

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As you keep on making the changes to your avatar, its new view is updated and displayed.

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With your avatar created you can get its embeddable code that can be used on forums or your website. To share the avatar on Facebook you can use the service’s Facebook application to which the link is provided on the site.

The entire functioning is quite simple and lets you create and obtain your avatar in no time at all.

You can visit DoppleMe by clicking here.

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Jailbreaking community has no doubt added many dimensions to the iDevices usability and it also tends to give iPhone and iPad users a higher degree of control over their devices. So if you are an iPhone or iPod Touch user and have Jailbreak your iDevice installed with loads of tweaks, there is a probability that you might at certain instances find it to be unstable. So in-order to get rid of this instability issue you have to revert from Jailbreak to the normal factory settings. Today’s Tip is about how you can unjailbreak your iDevice.

How to unjailbreak your iPhone?

The good thing is that reversing the Jailbreak process is pretty simple and sort of painless. Just follow these steps and your iPhone will be like brand new:

  • Start iTunes on your PC or Mac
  • Connect your iDevice via USB cable
  • Cancel the automatic backup or let it complete
  • Click on your iDevice name on the left column of your iTunesunjailbreak-iphone
  • Click on Restore (if you have already backup then its ok otherwise select the option Don’t Backup)
  • Once you have clicked on Restore your device will be reverted back to the factory settings and Jailbreak will be removed
  • If you want to install the apps and settings that have been installed previously then click on Restore from a Backup option.

Do let us know in comments if you experience some problems regarding unjailbreak of iDevices.

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