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Himanshu is a full time professional blogger. He loves all thing related to technology, Windows, software, tools and web apps. Writing is his passion. He loves reading blogs and tech magazines.

MyFavBands: Track Your Favorite Band Or Artists Online

If you are a music junkie who never wants to miss a chance to meet your favorite artist performing live in your city then MyFavBands helps is a useful site for you. It is a free online service that tracks all the artists and bands across the world and notifies you if it finds any activity of that band in your city in near future.

All you need to do is sign up with the service and add the new band or artist by entering the name in the box given. There is a nice search autocomplete feature which suggest you the name of artist while typing. This site also displays latest released album of your favorite artist.

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This site fetches data from iTunes and Last.fm. t also sends email notification for upcoming events in your city (optional feature). Apart from all these things, you can also see the bio of an artist or a band by clicking on the name of an artist.You can also know about the old released albums of that artist.

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You can also buy the music online or stream it online if it is available. If you want to get feed notification then you can also subscribe to feeds of particular artists. With lots of handy features, this is a must try site for music lovers.

Check out MyFavBands.

Do share more such sites with us.

Download Videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo And Other Services Quickly Using Clipnabber

If you love to watch videos from video hosting sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Megavideo, Vimeo etc.and you intended to download those videos on your computer then there are several ways to do that. Most of the tools supports YouTube videos only. There are only fever tools which supports most of the video services.

ClipNabber is free to use web application by which you can download YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Megavideo videos easily and quickly. All you need to do is open the Clipnabber website, paste the URL of the video of any video sites and click the “nab” button.

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Three download buttons appear. You can download the videos in FLV, MP3 and mobile phone format.

There is a Clipnabber bookmarklet available to quickly download the video. Just drag and drop it on your browser’s bookmark bar. Now open any video on your browser and click the bookmarklet on the bookmark bar. You’ll be redirected to the Clipnabber website and it will display the download buttons. Click on any download button to quickly download the videos.

This service is free to use and there is no sign up required. It supports videos from more than 100 video sharing sites and it also supports HD videos.

Check out Clipnabber to instantly download videos from more than 100 sites.

MyTube60: Join Multiple Youtube Videos Into One

YouTube, YouTube is an awesome site for watching music videos online. Wouldn’t it be great if you can join different YouTube videos into one. You can play those videos in the birthday parties or any other function.

MyTube60 does exactly the same. You can join various YouTube videosto make a Power Hours. The other great feature of this tool is that you can specify the start time and end time of any video or you can choose it to play for a minute.

To use this service you have to sign for the account. After signup click on the confirmation link sent in your email. You will be redirected to the mode where you could create power hours video.

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After creating the power hour, you can preview it before publishing. After publishing you can watch it anytime while visiting the my videos section. Your published video is viewable to other users of the site. One thing to note that you must have to add 20 videos in the list before publishing.

You can also register using your Facebook account and add as many friends you want. There is an option to view power hours created by other users of the site and also you can rate them. You can make your watch list and favorite video collection.

Here’s a video tutorial of using this tool. Don’t forget to login before using this tool.

Check out Mytube 60 to join various YouTube videos.

Do you know any other site which combine multiple Youtube videos into one?

Easily Search And Download YouTube Video Using Meep

Meep is a software application by which you can download YouTube videos on your computer easily. On installation it automatically adds Meep.com toolbar to your Firefox browser. If you don’t get it, then go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Meep Media downloader and click on the “Enable” button.

By visiting the drop down given on the right of the toolbar you can immediately visit top videos of the top artists. Also if you want to watch video of certain category then go for Hip-hop, rock, country videos and funny videos.

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There is an option to save the video in various file formats. Just click the “Save video” button at the toolbar. Also you can save the video in MP3 format.

Apart from toolbar you can use downloaded software on your computer. Open the Meep media downloader application you installed on your computer. Copy the link inside the box given and click the “Save video” button.

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There is an option in this tool to import the downloaded video to iTunes. Keep the iTunes box checked. You can download videos from sites like YouTube, Megavideo, Dailymotion and Hulu are supported by this service.

T he only thing I don’t like this too is the integrated search engine. It is very crappy search engine which can’t search for any videos. You have to visit the sites like YouTube, Megavideo to search and download the videos.

Download Meep media downloader to immediately search and download for your favorite videos.

Online HTML to PDF converter: Pdfcrowd

PDF is a file format which you can take in a pen drive or send it through mail. Due to ease of export and readable capabilities, it is widely used as an ebooks and guide format. There are web services by which you can convert the html web page into PDF format easily so that you can later read it offline.

Pdfcrowd is one such awesome service that lets you convert the web page into PDF quickly. This service is free to use and it doesn’t require any signup.

To use this service, go to pdfcrowd and enter the URL of webpage in the given box. Click on “Convert to PDF” button.

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On the save file pop up, select the save file option and click on OK button.

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After saving, open the file in any PDF reader installed in your computer. Here’s a look of Callingallgeeks page in PDF format. Similarly you can convert any other web pages.

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There are many options available such as page size, page orientation, page margins, PDF security and HTML options but before using these features signup is required.

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This tools also comes with many other features such as online WYSIWYG Editor, to edit the HTML document online and directly export it to PDF. It also provides API for developers to improve the product. Bloggers and webmasters can enter the code in their websites to provide the option to convert web pages directly to PDFs.

Check out Pdfcrowd to convert web pages to PDF quickly.

Speed reader Enhanced:How To Improve The Reading Speed

Reading is not always an easy job for readers. Especially when there are lots of distractions present like Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Why don’t you try out some tool for effectively reading and improve your reading speed instead of trying the basic method.

Speed reader enhanced provides you the option to read the text in an interactive manner. It doesn’t let you distract because it display each word of the sentence one by one in a clear interface. It can also help you to improve your reading speed because you can set the time of display of the every word.

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Download the free application. Extract the zip file on your computer. This application doesn’t require any installation. Just double click on the Speed Reader Enhanced.exe file to run it.

You are required to play with the settings first. Set the Word interval between 200 to 300 ms initially. Later you could decrease the interval. Set the background and foreground color of your choice. I preferred white and black colors for cleaner interface and clear visibility. Set font of your choice.

That’s it. Paste the text from any webpage to the large box given on the tool. Click on the “Show reader” button to launch the reader. You’ll be redirected to the full screen mode reader where it flashes each words of the sentence one by one so that you can read it properly.

The tool is smart enough to detect symbols (full stop, exclamation marks, commas) and reduce the speed at that place automatically. You can pause the text display anytime by clicking any key of your keyboard. You can exit the reader mode by clicking the “esc” key.

Download Speed Reader Enhanced to quickly read any text document.

Play Game On YouTube: Google Chrome Fastball

You might be surprised after reading the title of this article. Probably you had seen many games video on YouTube but playing games on YouTube is bit indigestible. But it is possible with latest Google creation, Google Chrome Fastball, a flash-based game for YouTube.

This game starts with a small ball moving from one place to another by taking various path. In the path various obstacles come in the form of questions and you have to answer them in minimum time. The game is integrated with various services like Google map, Twitter and Last.FM and the flashed questions are answered by using these services.

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There are total 5 obstacles in the games and you’ll be asked one question in the each obstacle. Answer the question and clear the path. You can also skip the obstacles by clicking on the skip link but you will pay penalty for each skip.

Penalty comes in the form of time (in seconds) which is the prime factor for this game. You have to complete this game in minimum time. The current record by the Chrome team is 1 minute, 20 seconds. You can check the time at the top right of the video.

Also Read: How to Play Nintendo 64 Games on Your Computer

Chrome recently rolled out with integrated Flash player. The main motive behind this game is to represent the Flash flash feature of Chrome. Along with Chrome it also runs on Firefox pretty well.

Check out Google Chrome Fastball, [via The Official Google Blog].