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Watch Indian TV Shows Online on YouTube [Official]

I’m one of those people who love to do most of the things online, that includes paying my bills, watch indian TV shows and, Watch movies and so on. I have a Airtel Digital TV connection, but honestly I hardly spend 1-2 hr in a week on T.V. I’m not sure if it’s a good habit that all my digital entertainment needs shifted to Internet (YouTube, Hulu, Letmewatchthis) kind of channel, from earlier traditional Cable Tv and now Digital TV. Anyhow, I’m sure all of you, who works online, like to do most of the thing online and here is good news for Indian users who stay in india & even for those who stays outside India (NRI), now you can watch Indian Tv shows online on YouTube.

I’m not talking about those pirated or unauthorized upload, but an official shows page from YouTube, where you can find over 19,000 full episodes of Indian TV shows. Interesting fact is, this shows are not only limited to Hindi shows, but you can watch different Indian Tv shows in other languages (Tamil, Telugu, Bengali,Gujrati & Punjabi).

Watch Indian TV Shows Online
Watch Indian TV Online on Youtube

Some of the famous Indian TV serials like (Balika Vadhu, Bade Acche lagte ho, Ramayan, CID), you can watch complete episode online. Though, most of these episodes were already there but by the individual channel created by respective broadcaster, such as MTV, Colors, SEtIndia and so on.

Links to Watch Indian TV Shows Online on Youtube:

For your reference, I’m also adding links to Individual channels on Youtube, from Sony and other popular publishers, which you can subscribe to and get notification, as soon as they upload latest TV episodes.

Here is direct link to shows page, where you can find listing of all Indian serials and you can watch Indian TV shows by streaming them on Youtube.

For watching shows in regional languages, head over to this page and find your favorite show. Well, it seems like a great initiative but it will be more fun, when we can actually stream all the TV shows at the same time when it goes live on traditional TV. May be, many people like me and who stays online, might not mind paying little subscription fees for the same.

Anyhow, with the evolution of Youtube and online streaming media in last few years in India, I don’t think it will take time before we see Youtube offering subscription based channel for Indian Television. In case, if you are planning to watch CID online, or Balika vadhu online, don’t forget to upgrade your broadband plan to a higher bandwidth package, as only dilemma for Indian broadband users is FUP. (Fair usage policy).

Do let us know, if you like this idea of putting all Indian TV shows on one page (Similar as Indian movies page on Youtube). Will you be shifting to Youtube from traditional TV or will stick to it?

How to Lock Applications on Your iOS device [Jailbreak Tweak]

There are many ways a jailbroken iOS device is better than a regular one, the amount of tweaks available that make the operating system better is unlimited. Nowadays, people usually run behind security a lot, as most of their data is either stored online, on their computers and on their mobile devices. Even though all of them are pretty secure, it’s easy to break in to them. We all care about our important and personal data and sometimes we do not want to share it with others.

You can password lock your iOS device, but you can’t normally lock application that might be of much importance to you, for example the Messages, Contacts or Notes app. You might have some sensitive data in some of these applications, certain contacts that you may not want to share with others and important data in your Notes app. Wouldn’t it be much simpler if you could just lock applications instead of everything. There’s a tweak for that!

iAppLocker is a Cydia tweak available for all jailbroken iOS devices that can lock application with password protection for each and every app. You can select, which apps you would want to be locked in the Settings menu and also set the global password. All the locked applications will henceforth require you to input a password to gain access.

As you can see in the above screenshot, every time you launch a locked application, you’ll be asked to type in a password set by you. And, this makes your app really secure, by not allowing anyone else to open it. How to get this amazing Cydia tweak on your Jailbroken device?

Well, first of all, you’ll need to have a jailbroken iOS device. Once you have that, head over to Cydia and search for iAppLocker, install it, head over to Settings and Enable the tweak and set your password and select, which applications you’d like to password protect.

Remember, the tweak won’t get enable right after this. You’ll need to Respring to get the tweak working, the same must be followed when you want to disable it. It works pretty well and I was really impressed, so why don’t you try it out yourself and tell us what you think of it.

Jux: Share Pictures, Videos & Contents in 6 Innovative Ways

Blogging is rapidly becoming a mode where people can share their opinions, views and information, in recent times platforms like WordPress and Bloggers have made setting up a personal blog way too easy. You can setup your blog and make it up and running in a matter of minutes with these platforms.

You can find scores of blogs online, ranging from Travel blogs to Food blogs or simple personal or family blogs. But most of the time people don’t prefer setting up there blogs, they rather prefer a simple looking platform where they can share stuff like videos, pictures, quotes or even their written articles. Recently I stumbled upon a very useful web service that will let you do this sharing thing the right way.

What is Jux Service?

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Jux is the name of the web service that let users share stuff like pictures or videos, articles or top 10 lists in 6 varying templates. All of the templates themes offered by Jux are full screen and good thing is that you can share your created templates easily on social networking platforms like Twitter or Facebook. There is no text clutter that you normally find on normal Blogs, rather Jux display contents in a beautiful symmetry.

How to use Jux?

First of all you have to sign-up for the service, selecting a Jux template is at user’s discretion. You can simply select what kind of Jux you prefer amongst the 6 offered themes. The Blockquote template on Jux allows users to add quotes to any image they want. The other templates namely are Photo, video and Slideshow, you can add images or upload videos using these templates. Then there is a Count down template that let users to create any list of items in a descending order.

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Just pick a template depending upon the contents that you want to upload, after choosing the template you can upload videos and images. Jux also gives the option to upload images directly either from Flickr, Facebook or from your computer. You can also add captions or effects to videos and photos you have uploaded, same goes with the fonts. Font size and font effects can be changed as well, effects like Tilt shift and Black & white effect can also be added to uploaded images.

Jux is surely a unique kind of a service that allows users to represent contents in a totally different manner. Plus its full-screen viewing capability also gives it a more glossy touch because you can view them on your tablet or your large-size monitors. You can get more information about Jux or sign-up for the service by visiting their official website.

HP TouchPad Running CyanogenMod 7, Android 2.3.5 [Video]

So HP decides to stop production of WebOS devices and the HP TouchPad sales increased as if the world were going to end and the only way to survive was to buy one. No, of course that’s not why the sales have increased tremendously. The HP TouchPad is a brilliant device with a good collection of hardware that some folks believe is better than the iPad 2. However, all that doesn’t matter as HP has stopped production of said device and will soon be selling webOS too. So, naturally, the deflation in the pricing.

Few days ago, the HP TouchPad 16GB was going online for a mere $99 and the 32GB for $149. The online stores that were selling the TouchPad quickly went out of stock and it’s no longer available anywhere on the internet of in stores. HP has said that they will be clearing off all the remaining tablets for the same price in the same way, but we have no idea when that Firesale will kick off again. Since the tablet has some pretty nice hardware, a 9.7 inch display and a very Linux friendly processor, it has all the required ingredients for being Android friendly too. Yup, that’s one of the main reasons why people want to get their hands on the TouchPad.

The tablet was seen by Mr. Blurrycam running Android OS right after HP announced the tablets horrible fate. Later on, the TouchDroid project was started by four developers who took an oath to run Android Gingerbread on the HP TouchPad. And now, days later, they’ve made some progress and the future looks good. They have managed to cook an all new Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 ROM based on CyanogenMod 7 for the TouchPad. And these aren’t any normal cooks, they’re the CyanogenMod developers themselves, the masters of custom Android ROMs.

There’s a video of CM7 running on the device, but nothing is working yet, except for the display. The touch doesn’t work and the graphics is all messed up. Yet, it does feel good to see that familiar Android on the HP. Watch after the break;

So? Happen to have a TouchPad lying around somewhere? Don’t worry, it will be reborn. Read the official announcement by the guys over here.

Yahoo’s MoviePlex Intends to Challenge YouTube Box-Office

YouTube introduced the Box Office some time back, which lets you stream free Bollywood movies. Although there aren’t many new ones that you can stream, but at least there are some. The service attracted a huge audience from India, since it’s tough to come by free bollywood movies online. Now, Yahoo wants to get in the game and challenge YouTube with their introduction of MoviePlex.

Yahoo MoviePlex is similar to YouTube Box Office and streams free Bollywood movies in India. This is started by Yahoo India, so it’s definitely going to be bigger than YouTube, since they don’t have many licences that’ll help them stream lots of content. At the moment, there aren’t many movies uploaded that you can watch, but soon enough there will be pages of them. The idea of watching a movie by streaming is pretty awesome, since there aren’t many legit sites that do so. Specially for the people in India, this is going to be something.

There is a question however. Is a normal broadband connection adequate to stream these movies? Well, as far as the quality of the movie is concerned, I found YouTube to be better. In terms of newer titles, Yahoo emerged as a winner.YouTube, even though it has lots of titles, most of them are pretty old movies.

Only time will tell which service is going to be used more and it all depends on what movies and how many movies are added to the list. It’s not clear how Yahoo will make a profit from this, because if they don’t the service may have to be shut down. It’s certainly going to take some time, since broadband speeds in India is only catching up with the world and a huge part of the population still hasn’t got broadband.

You can visit Yahoo MoviePlex and start watching some movies right away.

What do you think of this new service? Do you like to stream and watch movies online?

Enjoy Unlimited Free Texting with Kakaotalks iOS and Android App

Texting is increasingly becoming the new way of communication especially amongst young generation. You will find number of situations where sending a quick text is more appropriate then a phone call. But the problem with texting is charges, most of the carriers charge a considerable amount in the range of almost $15 a month for 500 texts which is quite high. So if you happen to be on a data plan for your phone the Kakaotalk app will very much solve your texting problems.

How Kakaotalk App works?

The normal method employed in text messaging is the use of cellular network, though the coverage is wide but bandwidth is pretty less. So Kakaotalk app uses mobile broadband to sidestep cellular network thing, put it simply, the app works just like an instant messenger of your computer. As long as you have an internet connection on your phone it means that you are having free texting and SMS options.

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Kakaotalk user interface is similar to a PC-like messenger’s interface, and texting appears same as you find on a typical smartphone. All the conversations appear in the chat tab of the app’s interface, exactly as you will find in Android’s SMS app. Messages flow is also similar to smartphone’s messaging app with users own image appearing next to all the text bubbles. A notification sound is also triggered each time a new message is received.

Kakaotalk Android

Kakaotalk app also supports the MMS, including pictures and videos, amazingly you will find the quality of multimedia messages way too better than the normal MMS.

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The only drawback you find on this instant messaging app is that it acts as an online instant messenger, meaning that you can only contact with people who are using it and are having mobile broadband on their devices. But if you tend to convince people around you to install this app than you will find it to be very useful.

Kakaotalk is available as a free download for both iPhone and Android, iPad users can also download it but they will have to tag a number capable of receiving SMS.

Participate and Win an iPod Shuffle [Contest]

Tomorrow is the Doomsday and here we are starting a contest! That’s right, a CallingAllGeeks contest, that you’ll have to participate to be eligible for winning a brand new Apple iPod Shuffle from us. The contest is pretty simple, and only requires you to play a game online, get some really high scores and you’re good to go.

Urban Thrill CallingAllGeeks Contest
The game is known as Urban Thrill and is based on the growing sport of Free running. Running through cities and rural landscapes performing acrobatics to pass buildings and obstacles. I’m pretty sure you may save seen this kind of sport somewhere on the TV, most likely in movies. Hence, the flash based game Urban Thrill is quite interesting and fun to play.

The game requires you to collect certain items that are located on buildings, alleys, roads etc within a given period of time. You can jump, run around, perform acrobatics in the air and hang from buildings. It’s not an easy game however, you’ll have to be quick to be able to collect all the items to get the most points, as points is what matters in this game. Urban Thrill is spread over 9 countries and you’ll have to complete all the places and then submit the total score along with your details.

Urban Thrill is developed by Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a leading brand in household, health and personal care and is mainly designed to create awareness of the company among graduates and those early in their business careers.

Win a Trip for 2 to any one of the 9 Countries

When you play Urban Thrill and get a really high score, you can always check the score boards to see where you’re standing,  and let us know either by commenting or by tweeting the score with #cag. The person who has the highest score will win, wait for it—- two flight tickets to any one of the 9 countries in the game, i.e. Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, UK and USA. Yes, that’s right, 2000 Euros worth of travel. Of course to win this you’ll have to submit your score in game, as this price is not given by us. Also don’t forget to check the competition tick-box when submitting your score. Read the complete terms here.

Free iPod Shuffle for CallingAllGeeks Readers

iPod Shuffle

Specially for CallingAllGeeks readers we are giving away 1 Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB. All you need to do is fulfill certain terms and you will be eligible to win the iPod Shuffle.

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This contest will end on 31st May 2011. So you have 10 days to participate and win free tickets to your favorite destination(of the 9 given countries) and of course the Apple iPod Shuffle 2Gb.

So head over to urbanthrill.com and start playing!

Update: We have selected the inner and SATISH is the winner.

Here is how we selected the winner:

Thanks for your participation  and stay tuned to CallingAllgeeks for more such giveaway in the future.