Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to convert notes greater than 4 KB into iPod sized linked notes.

The iPod can only display notes which are less than; equal to 4 kb. So if there's some text file you want to read on your iPod which is greater than 4 kb, you can follow the steps below to break up your file into linked iPod notes.

Follow these steps or watch the video in the end.
     1.Convert the file to plain text (.txt)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Making the most out of notes on your iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod (5th generation)

1. eBooks

The iPod Touch & iPhone very conveniently have the iBook app, in which you can read books, organize them and even purchase them from iTunes. Their screen is the perfect size for a pocket-size eBook reader.

The iPod classic, iPod nano and all those other iPods with the revolutionary click wheel, do not have an option for reading eBook. Upfront, the closest you'll get to a story is audio-books. However to READ books you can simply import your eBook into your iPod notes. But what's the catch? Each iPod note has a limit of 4 KB. Whereas an average book (in .txt) is 200-300 KB. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Apart from reading books, what else can my Kindle do?

When I bought the Amazon Kindle, it was solely for reading. So I wasn't expecting to use the Kindle for anything other than reading. However once I got it,  I was surprised to come across features other than reading.

1. Internet Browser

Kindle Screenshot of web browser

This browser is perfect for that quick browse on the Internet, when you don't have a mobile or laptop nearby. It's speed is decent enough, but if you want it to be faster you can "disable images" in the browser settings. Like the iPad and smartphones; it doesn't support flash, so no Youtube nor websites having flash plugins.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Inside Look at Pottermore

*new screenshots here*

First week of August, the pottermore website started their magical quill quest. For seven days, the website would give you a clue, leading to a number, which would further on lead you to a website; where you would look for the magical quill, make it levitate and click it. Leading you back to the pottermore website, but this time for registration.

I went on the magical quill quest on the third day, waiting at exactly 11 am GST with the third book in hand. The whole experience was pretty exciting, and I got through. However the registration didn't mean I could access the website! I would now have to wait for a welcome letter.. . Well I finally got that last week: almost one & a half month later. And 3 weeks before October, which is when pottermore will be open for all.

The wait was pretty disappointing, and futhermore there wasn't much material on the internet about how the website looked, and importantly, what it really was all about? I opened the website today, the video below is my first look at

The animations were pretty impressive and the idea was great. But the SPEED! Torture!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Three Best websites to DISCOVER new books

1. Goodreads

This website is like the IMDB of books.  It has every book registered in it's database, giving you information about their authors, release dates, pages, versions, reviews and more.  
Goodreads is great for learning about new books. Here books are voted onto Lists by thousands of users. One book gets into many lists. List titles are pretty unique,

When viewing a book, the page will display what lists the book has been mentioned in. And on the right they also display a couple of books similar to the book you're viewing.

2. Whatshouldireadnext

You know when you've just read an amazing book, and you immediately want to read something like that, this website is pretty good in finding that next book on your reading list. Simply enter the title of the book or ISBN number in the bar on the homepage, and the website will do a quick search of similar books voted by registered users.
If you register yourself (all they ask for is your email address for login purposes), you can build a list, save it and find recommendations for more than one book.

3. NY Times Bestseller List

These books aren't on the bestseller list for nothing. However the website only offers a synopsis of the first 15 books, so you'll have to put in an extra few clicks to Google the titles for the rest.

The NY times has very nicely divided the bestsellers into fiction and non-fiction. Furthermore there are separate lists for paperback, hardcover, ebooks, children books, political books, graphic novels & books with advice. So you can browse through books relevant to your interest.

The video below is a demonstration of the above article:

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to download mp4 movies FREE for ipod, iphone, psp and blackberry.

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account. (It's free and totally worth it!)
  3. Log in.
  4. Scroll down to PSP Cinema >> PSP format movies.
  5. Browse through the first few forums for the movie that you want.
  6. Download.
  7. Transfer to your iPod, PSP, iPhone or Blackberry.
Watch the video below for a demonstration:

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

IP Address?

What's an IP address?
You know how your house has a postal address to locate its exact position and reach it. An ip address is like the postal address of your computer. It can be dynamic (changes every time you turn your internet box on/off) or static (it stays the same no matter what).  The ip address depends upon your modem. So all the devices connected to that modem will have the same ip address.

What information does my ip address reveal?
Your IP address reveals your 

Friday, September 2, 2011

An Introduction to Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu is the top-used operating system based on the Linux kernel. In the video below I have demonstrated the user interface of the OS. It's fast and very sleek. I have come to Linux as a disgruntled windows vista user, and Ubuntu is a breath of fresh air.