Ever wondered you could use MS Paint online? CloudCanvas is a web app which gives you this opportunity with a lot of extra features which MS Paint will take a long time acquiring. CloudCanvas is a HTML 5 based digital art and design tool which works from within the browser without having to install any additional plugins. All you need is a modern HTML 5 browser and you’re ready to start with CloudCanvas.
CloudCanvas has a powerful set of tools for art creation and designing just about everything you might think of. It has all the basic elements of bitmap graphics such as paint, brushes, and textures. For vector designing it has tools like drawing primitive shapes (ellipses, rectangles, circles, curves etc.).
Also with CloudCanvas you can work with layers and graphics filters such as blur, drop shadows, bevel etc. Also it allows page layouts depending on how you want the art to be published later on.
CloudCanvas has a simple user Interface (UI) and after signing up, one can immediately launch CloudCanvas. The great thing about CloudCanvas is that you can also open native PC graphics files and edit them in CloudCanvas. Also, you can import local files and work on them while away from your host PC using the Import Local feature of CloudCanvas.
If you’re an art designing fan have previous experience of using any design software (even as simple as MS Paint), then CloudCanvas is a great way to get started online.
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When ever I suggest someone to buy a new custom or company fitter desktop or laptop, I always suggest to check CPU speed and RAM for optimum performance. There are many ways by which we can check the processor benchmark and I will be talking about one such site today. This is going to be useful for people who constantly look forward to upgrade their PC’s and get more out of it. These days buying computer for our daily work is not so easy task. There are hell lots of processors in the market and continuously they are keep coming. Selecting a nice processor without actually using it is definitely not an easy task.
CPU BenchMark : Select best Processor for your computer
There is a website known as CPU Benchmarks, which offers benchmarking stats of more than 200,000 CPUs. If you are planning to buy a computer then it is better idea to land on this website before purchasing it. This site tells you about performance of different CPU’s. These data are collected by testing these CPU’s in various conditions.
All the CPU’s present in the world are divided into several categories. There are categories such as high end CPU chart, high to mid range, low to mid range, common CPU chart, best value CPU chart etc.
Screenshot given below shows performance chart of high end CPU’s from CPU BenchMark site. You can also check the price and last update date of the chart.
Apart from CPUs, benchmarks stats for hard drives, graphic cards, and complete systems are present on the site. You can also generate Full PDF reports which shows the performances of various antivirus software. With lots of great information this site is worth bookmarking. You definitely need to check the stats before purchasing any computer.
Go to CPU BenchMarks.
At the time of writing here are top 3 CPU’s in single CPU category:
- Intel Xeon E5-2687W @ 3.10GHz
- Intel Xeon 5-2690 @ 2.90GHz
- Intel Xeon E5-2670 @ 2.60GHz
Which Benchmarking site or software you use to check your Hardware and CPU performance?
Contests and challenges normally extract out the best of us in every regard, we often hear about photography contests or challenges but I guess most of us either overlook them or don’t pay attention. Photoshop is no doubt an amazing and a powerful photo editing tool that offers loads of features. Here I’m sharing couple of websites which let you show off your Photoshop editing skills and you can earn various prizes and cash.
A Photoshop professional knows inside out of this tool and usually know that how to interact with a photo. So if you happen to be a Photography enthusiast who loves to work on Photoshop then I have lined up some pretty sought out online challenges and Contests for you that will not only help you to learn but also give you a chance to compete with some of the best Photoshoppers out there:
Photoshop Editing Skills Websites:
First up is Photoshop Contest, the website hosts number of contests offering prize money of $50 and more for each contest. If you have good Photoshop Editing Skills and want to rack up some money in your PayPal account then this is a perfect website to do so. You can choose from scores of online contests offered by the website and participate in anyone of it. Enter your Photoshoped images and see that whether it gets popular or not by other users.
The website has almost 5000+ members and a total of 2000+ contests are being hosted by the site till-date. Website basically runs sort of Graffiti contests that are held three days in a week i.e. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You have to make your entry by uploading an image and thereafter the members will vote. Weekly contests called as Slags are also being hosted by MechaPixel, they are quite competitive with members posting their masterpiece entries.
The working of Photoshop Faceoff is quite simple, all you need to do is launch the website and download the contest image on your computer. Photoshop that image to your liking and imagination and post it back on the website so that general public and members can view it. A Faceoff winner is decided daily solely by general public voting and the entire month’s leader get the top spot and prize money or gifts.
If you have participated in some kind of an online Photoshop Editing Skills contest recently then do share your experience with us.
If you are looking to convert file from one format to other then have a look at Online-convert.com, an online web service which converts almost any file type to other format easily and quickly.
There are different converters available to convert different file types. Converters include audio converter, video converter, image converter, document converter, ebook converter and hash generator.
Click on any video converter and you’ll be redirected to that particular converter. From the left sidebar, select the file type into which you want to convert the current file. Now upload the file on its server.
If you are converting videos from one format to another then you’ll get option to choose parameters like bitrates, frequency and channels. You can also trim audio for certain duration. There is an option to enter the video URL (YouTube videos) and convert it directly to any other format.
Similarly if you use any other file type to convert then you’ll get different parameters to change inside the converted file. After conversion, you’ll get an output file. Download the converted file.
Note: If the conversion process outputs more than one then you’ll get zip file to download. Download the zip file and extract all the files inside it using any file compression tool such as Winrar or 7zip.
With easy to use interface and with huge format support, this free to use tool is worth trying.
Check out online-convert.com.
Android marketplace is no doubt booming but you will be surprised to see that you won’t be able to find quality Android Apps reviewing websites if compared with iOS ones. This lack of Android app reviewing portals is mainly because of the fact that most of the apps on Android marketplace are free, meaning that users can try out for themselves instead of reading the reviews. But if you happen to stumble upon a feature-rich Android app with a certain price tag then you will prefer to read some reviews before spending your dough. So today I am highlighting 3 pretty useful online resources for reviews of Android Apps:
Useful Android App Review Sites
Part of AppStorm network, Android AppStorm is a very useful blog that give users with some quality contents that include stuff like general information about Android and How To’s.
You can access the android App reviews by browsing through categories, but the volume is limited in terms of amount of apps. The thing that I liked about it is that the reviews of all these apps are detailed having loads of photo illustrating in detail the working. The website is having user friendly interface and it also rounds-up best apps from categories.
If you enter a query of Android Apps review in Google search then the most likely result you will see is Android Tapp. Site also has news and reviews alongwith blog posts that are strongly related to Android. As many as 2-3 reviews are uploaded daily offering quite a deep insight of the app. Apart from that some of the reviews also have video footings that show how the apps work. Android Tapp also offers browsing through the categories.
Life of Android
This page is all about Android’s blogs and app reviews with a slight touch of news related to Android. The front page of the website contains big names from Android marketplace and it also provides a best-of apps list. The rating system is quite good, the review of each app is displayed in a miniature format alongwith a list of pros and cons. Life of Android provide users with the screenshots and on the average 1 review is uploaded daily.
All the Android App Review Sites I have mentioned are pretty good with some potential to them, if you are searching for some cool Android apps and want to read their reviews then do try out these Reviewing web platforms.