Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What is Rockmelt?

For a while now, I've been noticing that a fraction of my blog visitors use Rockmelt as their browser. So when I googled it, I came upon it's homepage, saw this picture and instantly installed it.

So what is Rockmelt?
It's an Internet browser having the same layout as Google Chrome with additional features which enhance the Facebook experience. Because it's integrated with FB, it's called a social media web browser. Apparently there was one before called Flock (which is no longer available), but Rockmelt is really catching on. You can add the same extensions & apps from the Chrome Web Store, because it's built upon the same open source project (chromium) as Google Chrome.

Facebook integration:
Facebook notifications are directly located on the upper left side of the browser.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dell Inspiron 14R (N4110) Review

Dell Inspiron 14R N4110

CPU Speed : Intel Core i5-2410 2.3GHz 3MB L3
Display: 14" HD WLED True Life Display(1366 x 788)
Memory : 2GB DDR3 RAM
Optical Drive : DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive
Hard Drive Capacity : 500GB SATA Hard Disk
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My 5 Favourite Blogs to Follow

Reading blogs is a great way to speed up time and keep you smart. Here's my list of the top five blogs I love to follow, and how I choose to follow them.

1. Lifehacker
Lifehacker curates tips, tricks, and technology for living better in the digital age.
Its hard to specify in one word what exactly Lifehacker writes about; they write about technology, stress, cooking tricks, DIY tips, mobile apps and ways to integrate gadgets with your housework. Each article is more interesting than the last. I follow lifehacker by facebook and email, and enjoy reading articles saved in my inbox when I've got free time (and no internet).

2. Time Magazine
Breaking news, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

HP Pavilion g6 Review

This laptop is great for its price. When searching for a new laptop, all the choices were pretty overwhelming. So many options, features, models and brands.. After some googling and asking around, I narrowed down my search to simply a computer with Intel Core i3 at thee cheapest price, with the maximum RAM possible. In the end based on availability and time issues, my best option was the HP g6.

My HP Pavilion g6

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Top 10 Android Apps you Should Have

1. Security App

My Pick: Lookout Mobile Security (Free/ $29.99 per yr)
This should be your first app to download after purchasing your new android device and I can not stress enough, how great an app this is. Not only does it provide basic security against viruses, malware & spyware lurking around on the web and in the android market (as reported). It also helps recover your phone from thieves and your forgetful self. It does this by locating your phone on a map, once you've logged onto your lookout account on the web. You can also
remotely lock & wipe all the data from your phone.

But what about when you've lost it at home and calling it is no use because your phone is on silent?or the ringer vol. too low?? A map won't help. Once again by logging onto your Lookout account you can set an alarm to go off at the highest volume possible. I've used this feature more times than I can count.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What's new in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)? [Screenshots & Video]

Ubuntu 11.10 was released on October 13th, and that very day I promptly received a notification from the update manager asking if I would like to update. Two hours later, the downloading and installation was complete. Once I opened it up I found that the user interface had changed completely. 
Below I've listed what really stood out:
Skip to the end to see a video I made demonstrating the UI of ubuntu 11.10