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Angry Birds stormed the internet, mobile devices, laptops and everywhere possible. It’s download numbers have gone well above the sky and are still climbing as it’s one of the most fun games available for a mobile device. Let’s move away from the ever treacherous angry birds and those pigs for a while and talk about what’s happening over here in India.

The anti-corruption movement is what’s happening over here, lead by Mr. Anna Hazare and his millions of followers. Now if you’re not so active and want to support him by having a go at the corrupt politicians, then here’s what you should do. If you love swinging angry birds at pigs, monkeys and other big birds, then it’s pretty obvious you love flinging things at things.

Some crazy yet awesome developer(s) called Geekmentor decided to add some fun to this whole Anti-corruption movement of Anna Hazare and the Indians. The idea is to throw Mr.Anna and some followers at certain corrupt politicians that very closely resemble Manmohan Singh and P.Chidambaram, yes exactly like Angry Birds.

It’s quite fun and funny, but then it’s not as good as Angry Birds. You should only play this if you really have nothing to do and are really lazy to go out and support Anna. There aren’t many levels either, just 5 of them and it’s no app, it’s a web app, flash probably.

The game is accurately named as Angry Anna and has funny noises and things that’ll make you complete those 5 small levels. Not much work has been put in to the making of this, but whatever, it’s worth 10 minutes of your time.

Go play Angry Anna right away at angryanna.com.

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People have been straying towards Console gaming because of the fact that they are easier to play and are more innovative. There’s motion-tracking consoles, wireless ones and portable ones too. The problem with the PC gaming industry is that nobody has been super creative and brought out something new in a while. I prefer PC’s to consoles, because of the fact that I can build a custom gaming rig according to my specifications that would perform even better than a console. Yes, they are expensive, but they’re easier to maintain and customize as well. Razer, the gaming company thinks the same too. They believe that PC gaming is not dead, and once again they have proved it with their newly launched Gaming Laptop.

Razer, the gaming equipment manufacturer just launched their all new gaming laptop called the Blade, that has some kick-ass hardware and a new interface instead of the regular trackpad. This is going to revolutionize the whole PC gaming industry with that Switchblade Interface that is truly something. It has 10 customizable touch buttons and a multi-touch panel that acts as the mouse. This is all placed next to the keyboard. This isn’t you daily gaming laptop, the Blade is a true beast, but when you look at it, the whole idea is of a regular 17 inch Laptop.

It has a really thin form factor for a gaming laptop, yes it’s a lot slimmer than those extra weight Alienware laptops. Regular gaming laptops have nothing special other than awesome hardware, but this one brings a lot more. You must be wondering what’s so special about that Switchblade touchpad. Well, read on!!

The Razer Blade features the Switchblade User Interface – Razer’s multi-award winning, highly intuitive interface technology. The interface is comprised of 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys for easier access of in-game commands, and an LCD capable of two modes: one mode that displays in-game information when a mouse is in use; and another mode that functions as an ultra-sensitive, multi-touch panel designed for gaming on the go.

That’s right, the Switchblade interface can be used to create custom macros for a game that you’re playing. For example, in Battlefield or Modern Warfare, you can make use those 10 touch buttons as weapon categories, grenades, mines etc. Okay, so let me tell you what that awesome hardware I spoke about includes:

  • A 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 2640M processor
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 17.3 inch LED Backlit Display 1080p
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with 2GB GDDR5
  • 320GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
I’m pretty sure now that the Razer Blade has been added to your wishlist. Let me tell you something about the price, you know you’re not going to like this. This is the part where the Ferrari dealer finishes explaining the part and tells you the price.
The Razer Blade will cost you no less than a whopping $2800. Also watch this video so that you don’t miss the opportunity to experience the best.

So? What do you have to say?

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Counter strike is one of the top first person Multi-player games. Most popular version of Counter Strike (CS) is CS1.6. They also launched CS 2.0 years back, but CS community still loves the old classic CS 1.6. Valve software, the company behind Counter strike has launched a new trailer of their upcoming version of CS which is named as Global offensive, which is scheduled to be launched next year, 2012 in first quarter.

Interesting thing is along with normal multi-OS launch, this game will be launched for PS3 and XBOX 360.

You will find all official maps in this version of CS and interestingly they have been modified. So you will find some extra waypoints in map like Dust, Dust2. See the trailer of CS global offensive below and notice the new way points in dust map.

Well looking at graphics it look awesome and XBOX 360 and PS3 compatibility will help  it to be more popular but it might require a graphics card and upgraded hardware for your PC.

One reason for the popularity of CS 1.6 is that it can be run on any normal PC with basic configuration. Lag can be expected but still game is playable. Along with all major graphical changes, new menu, leader boards and matchmaking, I hope Valve team will come up with a solution to hacking. As there are lots of CS player who are using cracked version of CS and they use counter strike hacks in the game, banning them is not a solution as they can always restart their modem and connect again with new I.P. More over, people with steam account usually doesn’t hack as they are banned using their Steam ID.

Time will only tell if new version of CS will be more popular than currently popular CS 1.6 which is one of the most popular game from last 12 years. For me, CS 1.6 gives me more realistic game experience than CS 2.0 and looking at the trailer, I would be sticking with CS 1.6.

Are you a counter strike player, what’s your initial opinion about CS:GO?

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launchitnow-1Creating an attractive launch page can drive many regular readers for any website. The reason behind that is if you are working on a new project and you have an attractive launch page, it will make the visitors check out how the site or blog will be and will definitely wait for the official launch. But many people fail to create attractive launch pages either because they don’t have advance coding knowledge or do not pay that much attention to the importance of launch pages. To solve this problem, you should check out a web application named Launch It Now.

Launch It Now is a useful website which helps users create launch pages for different websites without advanced coding knowledge. To get start, go to LaunchItNow website and click on “Create Your Launch Page” button.

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In order to use the service, you must sign up for a free account. It will ask you to select your username, password and email address. After filling out all the required details, click on Submit button and you are good to go. It will redirect you to the dashboard of LaunchItNow.

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Now, select create your page and it will take you to modify the settings of your launch page. Fill in the site navigation details, setup front page, add social media icons, email notifications to tell readers about the launch date and much more. You can even track the number of people who visited your launch page by inserting Google Analytics code in it, just like any other website you track. Once you are satisfied with all the details, click on “Save and Publish” button. If you want to check out how the page looks, you can preview it as well before adding the code to your website’s template.

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Now, it will ask you to follow some simple steps, download the index file, grab the code and paste it in the index file. Follow 3 simples steps mentioned on Launch It Now to setup your launch page.

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LaunchItNow is a useful website if you are looking for a simple and easy way to create launch page for your upcoming project.

Note: Keep this thing in mind that the website is still in Beta stage and free for time being. It might contains errors and bugs which you can report to the support of Launch It Now

Check out Launch It Now

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Nowadays everybody wants to share his/her beautiful moments with their friends and relatives. Hence, the mobile camera has played a very important role in it. Now, together with Android power you can configure your camera for the ultimate use. This article presents you with the 5 good camera based Android applications that can make wonders with your photos.

1:  Vignette Android app:

This App brings you tons of possible effects for your photos and gives them a look of professional-like pictures. It provides you with 62 effects or 21 frames that make your images pop. Snap an image, express your artistic view with the cool effect bound inside the application. You can also import your gallery images to play with.

Vignette App

Price: $4.05

2: Action Snap Android app:

This app brings the interesting lomographic imaging come alive. You can choose to shoot 4 snaps on one image to give it a grid or a sequential arrangement and fill it with Lomo or sepia filters for better effect. You can get the advantage of lomo and many more effects for your single image or arrangement of photos with no effects. Action Snap is great tool considered for capturing action shot.

Action Snap

Price: Free

3: BioWalletsignature Android app:

Secure your sensitive information (like your account information, passwords) in your phone with the password being your handwritten signature. This innovative app makes biometric authentication technology come to your phone. You can only access your data by signing on the device screen. The information is encrypted with military grade security (AES 256 bits) and can only be decrypted using your handwritten signature.

Bio Wallet

Price:  Free

4: Qikcam Android app:

This app won’t let you miss any of the wonderful moment, because of delay in launching the camera application. With this awesome widget you can choose to take a picture instantly. You just select the widget and the picture is taken. No need to wait for launch of application. Also you can share your snaps with your friends, share it online. You get two separate widgets for video and photo.

QikCam

Price: Free

5: Ip webcam Android app:

Installing Ip Webcam makes your Android phone a wireless camera connected to your network. You can stream your phone’s camera feed over its Wi-Fi connection for remote viewing. All you need to do is configure your settings (set your image quality, credentials), it will then provide you with a URL, load it up in a web browser or a client that accepts streaming video (VLC). This app is compatible with PC’s running Windows, Mac or Linux. You can also avail video chat support through your phone camera.

Ip webcam

Price: Free

What all camera apps do you use for your Android device? Do let us know.

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So, another leak has hit the HTC world. This time a phone has been leaked just before days when it’s actually announced(according to reports). HTC Omega, also known as HTC Radar, has been reported to launch on 1st September 2011 in their press conference along with one other phone about which we don’t know yet. This phone was first leaked on PocketNow.com and then just like all times, spread over the internet. A picture and many specifications have been revealed in this leak. HTC Omega is the first ever Windows Phone “Mango” device. This, may be the 5th or 6th leak of August surrounding HTC… they should take some measures soon. For now, read on for the specs.

  • It will have a 3.8 inch SLCD display or a 4.5 inch display.(Unconfirmed)
  • HTC Omega will have a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 SoC processor.
  • A front-facing camera would be available(megapixles not revealed) with an 8 megapixels rear-camera.
  • It would have a 512 MB RAM.

Sadly, just that much. No more specifications were revealed. There are some reports that HTC Omega is actually a code name for HTC Radar but who knows until the dust clears on 1st September 2011, hopefully. Seeing the specifications that have leaked, this phone is definitely great but really, we cannot decide that on the basis of four specifications. We may need more and hopefully, the next set of specifications would come directly from HTC and not from any site.

The specifications given and maybe the design as well is subject to change so you shouldn’t totally rely on the specs given in the post. So, the specs are out, the photo is out, let’s wait till the phone is out.

Share your views and opinions in the comments.

[Image Credit] – Pocketnow

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Talking about a tablet device, first thing that pop-ups in our mind is Apple’s highly popular and fastest selling iPad. But since iPads release, a tablet race has triggered, with manufacturers scrambling to get hold of a larger share in the market. A lot of Android powered tablets have also flooded the market and with their large option base they are not at all a bad deal if you are looking to buy a tablet device. Keeping in view this, I am reviewing 2 feature-rich Android tablet devices that a potential buyer should definitely check out before making any decision.

Lenovo IdeaPad K1

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Released in July, this is the first consumer Android powered tablet released by Lenovo. The device’s eye catching look is its greatest power, you can choose a custom color for the device’s back panel. The other impressive thing in IdeaPad is its user interface, though you will find Honeycomb on lot of other tablet devices but for K1 the developers have added a Launcher Widget right in the middle of the homescreen. There is an app wheel as well that can be employed for launching apps you like the most quickly.

It has a Tegra 2 processor under the hood and boasts a battery life of almost 8 hours which is quite good. K1 weighs about 1.6 pounds which makes it a bit heavy as compared to other tablets and especially iPad. Still I think for $499 it is a fair deal. You can get more information about IdeaPad K1 from lenovo’s shop page.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101

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When ASUS launched Eee Pad it was all over on the blogosphere and made quite a huge splash. According to some surveys and reports this particular ASUS Tablet device is tailing iPad2 in terms of sales and popularity. Though surprisingly ASUS didn’t make any substantial marketing effort even then E-Pad Transformer has made quite a mark.

It gained popularity partly due to the availability of a keyboard dock, lot of tablet devices are designed to work with docks but Eee Pad TF101 is especially designed to work with one automatically. Once you insert it in a keyboard dock, TF101 behaves like a Netbook and apart from this there is a battery hidden in the dock aswell that extends the battery life to almost 16 hours. Powered with the same Tegra 2 Chip as Lenovo IdeaPad, ASUS TF101 is priced at $399 with $150 additional if you choose to buy a dock too. For detail specs you can visit ASUS webpage.

Tablet market is transforming rapidly so before buying something doing a market survey is quite good. I think these two Android tablets are a complete package and one should consider them too in their survey list.

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HTML5 has indeed made quite a mark on the mobile world, developers are increasingly using this platform to create and develop some real mind blowing games and applications for smartphones and tablet devices. I will review 3 amazing HTML5 games that are very much compatible with an iPhone or anyother smartphone having an HTML5 compatible browser.

A tip for iPhone users, if you want to play these HTML5 games on full screen then all you have to do is hit Safari browser middle button and choose the option Add to Homescreen and you will see the entire game on a full-screen mode. Have a brief look on these games after a break!

Nano Tanks

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Ever played or heard about Pocket tanks, if yes then Nano Tank is another gaming gem that you will adore. Basically it’s a 2D shooting game in which you take out your enemies while avoiding incoming fire and obstacles. You will find it a bit difficult to play in iPhone’s Safari environment, so I will suggest you to convert to full screen mode. Nano Tanks employs real-time combat skills with highly responsive controls, you have to set your angle to take a perfect shot but you can maneuver you tank as well.

 

Lazors

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Simple yet interesting, I found Lazors to be a very interesting game with some really challenging levels. There are a total of 30 levels and in each level you will find tangled lasers that are shown in red and Orange color. All you have to do is untangled the laser and once you are done the laser will change its color to green. Once you untangle all the lasers the level will be complete and you can proceed to next level having a higher difficulty level. You will require skills to complete higher levels in Lazors because gameplay will start getting difficult.

Spy Chase

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Lastly I am including Spy Chase which is basically a racing game with a touch of the past. You have to avoid cars, collect power increasing goodies and avoid obstacles while racing with your targets. You will go faster if you will collect more power-ups and eventually you can catch your rivals quickly. Shooting is by default so all you need to worry about is dashing your car around the track and reach finish line. Spy Chase can be downloaded from developer’s official website.

I tried out all of these games and simply loved them, I recommend that you should definitely give a try to these games and I can bet you will love the gameplay.

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awesome-highlighter-1During my exam preparation in college, I used to highlight important points from different books and articles and used them to remember what was in the article. But these days, many people study journal articles online and if they want to remember points, they have to first write them down on specific piece of paper. But what if they can highlight important points from web pages, combine them and save them for later reading? To address this problem, we present to you Awesome Highlighter.

Awesome Highlighter is a useful online tool which helps users highlight important points from web pages, save them or send them to any friend or colleague. Using Awesome Highlighter is really simple and does not require you to sign up for an account or go through lengthy registration process. All you have to do is enter the URL of the web page and click on Highlight Page button.

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Now highlight all the points you want and click on the Done button. You can even add notes to the highlighted text and change the highlight color through Awesome Highlighter toolbar.

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You will now get the link to the text you highlighted in the article along with many sharing options. You can email the link to any friend, copy to clipboard and save offiline or share it on different social networking websites.

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If you are one of those who like to take points and save them offline, you should give Awesome Highlighter a try.

Let us know what you think about Awesome Highlighter using the comments section below.

Check out Awesome Highlighter

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Yeah, things are happening at Apple Inc. First, Steve Jobs decides to step down as the CEO, replaced by Tim Cook and now this. Apple has been known to hire people from the jailbreaking community, so this is not that much of a surprise. Last time it was the Mobile Notifier developer Peter Hajas, who was summoned by Apple and this time it’s Comex.

Comex, the brain behind the well known jailbreaking service JailbreakMe, which was the only tool that was able to jailbreak the iPad 2, has been hired by Apple as an intern. We have no idea what it is that he’ll be pursuing at the fruit company, but it is possible that they may ask him to go against the jaibreak community and make iOS less vulnerable to jailbreak attacks. Thanks to Comex(Nicholas Allegra), there may come a time when we may not be able to jailbreak an iOS device. He mentioned about the internship, obviously, on Twitter and also mentioned that he did not expect positive comments at all.

Recently, the popular Forbes Magazine had interviewed Mr. Nicholas, and that is when he revealed that he had received a call from Apple to work as an intern at the company. It’s really an incredible opportunity to work at the worlds most valuable company and be a part of the whole Apple thing. Comex actually expected people and fellow jailbreakers to be furious that he’d be working at the company, as it kind of makes him a traitor. But, then it also means that Apple doesn’t hate jailbreakers and iPhone hackers, they just want them to stop doing it at some point. The company is going to benefit a lot with Comex around, who probably will be pointing out possible vulnerabilities in upcoming iOS versions and other software. However, we also know that iPhone developers will somehow find some way to jailbreak iOS devices, because it’s in their blood.

Do you think Comex did a right thing joining Apple? I think so. What about you? 

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