Ever thought about Facebooking from your Linux terminal or Windows Command Prompt??? NO? Me too neither. But hats off to this man Dave Tompkins who not only thought about it but also implemented it in the form of FBCMD. It's a command line utility for Facebook. Although it sounds little weird to do Facebooking from command line, a command line/ terminal enthus would love this utility. FBCMD has covered most of the FB features.

Pipe is a Facebook app developed by a German company which allows you to securely trade files of up to 1GB size to your Facebook friends.
25 GB free cloud storage. Yeah that's what Ubuntu One's new referral scheme allows you to achieve. By default Ubuntu One gives 5 GB of free storage space but as per this new referral plan you can get (or say achieve) 500 MB of free storage by just inviting your one new user to Ubuntu One.

Now this some real interesting and out of box stuff. A peer-to-peer digital currency with no central authority. So in Bitcoin system transaction are carried out collectively by network. Want to dig deep about the system? Then take a look at this PDF. If you are getting confused by all text blah-blah then take a look at the video below.
It's good to know that in spite of being purchased by Microsoft Skype team is not biased towards other OSs. They have release Skype 4.0 for Linux with some good enhancements.



LaterBro is a simple and handy app to schedule Facebook statuses and Twitter twits. The beauty of this app is it's ease of use.

To use LaterBro go to it's home page by clicking here.

Login with your Twitter or Facebook account and you are ready to schedule your statuses and/or twits. It's simple interface is quite easy to understand.







With the release of Google Drive Google also released Google Drive clients for Windows and Mac OS. But unfortunately Linux missed the cold...:( Good news is that Google is working upon Linux client for Google Drive but why to wait for that while we are already having awesome third-party Google Drive client for Linux.

The Client Application is InSync, which is also available for Windows and Mac.
The company who make the app claim to store nothing themselves. All uploads, edits and deletions occur natively on your device and are ‘synced’ to Google Drive.

Key Features:
  • Nautilus Integration
  • Indicator Applet for management/notifications
  • Offline Docs editing
  • Multiple account support
Installation:

InSync for Linux is still in Beta and it's installation is a slight tricky.
To install it follow these steps.

--> Download InSync from this link.
--> Extract it in your home folder.
--> Open a terminal and navigate to extracted folder (i.e. insync-linux-metapackage )using cd command.
--> Run this command in terminal : sudo ./insync-installer

After successful execution of above command you are ready to use InSync. For that in your terminal fire insync command.  

When you will first fire above command, the application will take you to your default browser and will ask you to login to your Google account.

Once logged in, the InSync app will ask for some permissions on your Google account. You have allow access in order use InSync.

Once you have allowed access you will be redirected to www.insynchq.com asking you to link your Google account to your machine. After that you'll find a folder named insync in your home directory. In this directory you can find all docs from your Google Drive account. You can edit them off-line and insync will auto-sync this docs with your Google Drive the next time you are online.

You'll also find indicator applet allowing you to manage InSync easily.

There are few more features in this app. Install and explore it and you'll find more.








Have you ever wanted to dislike a Facebook status? Although Facebook is not giving that option to user, I've come across a small and handy Facebook App which will allow you to update status having additional emotion along with "Like".

The app is status magic. The app will ask permission to access your basic information and to update your status on behalf of you. Don't make any assumption by app's simple look. As shown in below screen-shot you need to write your status which is "Status magic is cool" and the action button text which is "dislike" in below screen-shot. You can write whatever action you want instead of "dislike".


After that click share button and you will find the status on your timeline as show in below screen-shot. Notice the dislike button.



If you haven't heard about Google Drive before then let me tell you that it is Google's latest cloud storage service which is similar to Dropbox and SkyDrive. Google is providing 5 GB of free storage space on Google Drive (which is more than 2 GB free space of Dropbox).




Also similar to Dropbox & SkyDrive you can also access your files on Google Drive from your multiple devices. Drive is accessible from any web browser at drive.google.com. Also they have already released dedicated clients for Windows, Mac and Android. An iOS app is to follow in the coming weeks and I've heard about Linux client also.

Now after reading this much if you are too eager to take testdrive of Drive then just go to drive.google.com and login with your existing Google account. They might ask you to wait few days (as they asked me ) since till date they haven't enabled Drive for all users.

To check more features of Drive click here.

God bless Dropbox, Skydrive ..... :D


Changed......They have completely changed G+'s UI. I don't know what's the need behind these changes as it was already looking cool. 

Although new changes are also cool but one of the coolest part of that changes is "Creative Kit" which allows you to edit and improve your images right there. If you haven't tried this creative kit then believe me you are missing some real cool thing. To try Creative Kit just open any image from your G+ albums and over that image you'll find Creative Kit button. Click on that and please be patience because it might take few minutes to completely load Creative Kit.  Once loaded you can start playing with it's various options. 


Few cRaZy duDes , PizZa ,Eclipse , android SDK, Burgers,few Lappies on a single round table, few CoOL LinuX systems, few windows system (also coOL but not as cool as linux;)) , CoFFee, few Android sMart Phones, LunCh Boxes, CS , one GaLaxy Tab, teMple Run, Java, teA , IpTux , savvn , IpMessenger, "Test-Test", fRuit Slice , Late nights, One iPHoNe, App enGine .......

AND HERE'S THE OUTPUT OF ALL ABOVE INPUTS ...........


Cruxbot for Android..... 


In one of my previous post I wrote about Cruxbot's web app. Now cruxbot is also available for android platform. So go get it from here.  And yep any suggestion and criticism about Cruxbot is most welcome any time just write it down in the form of comments...


  

As it's latest April fool day prank Google has released Google maps with 8-bit color block graphics. They are calling it Google Maps Quest.

To try it open Google maps and click on "Quest" box from upper right corner and you will find 8-bit version of Google Maps.....

They have also released official video of this revolutionary Product.....:P 







Here are few more pranks:

Chrome Multitask mode

and Google's latest

Really Advanced Search










This post is the most special post on this blog. Why? Because I has been sharing cool things on this blog since last two years but from this post I'm first time sharing something cool created by me and my buddies. And this is the reason why I was away from this blog for some time. Now let me come to the point....

What is Cruxbot? 
      Cruxbot is a cool web based, easy to use app which will distill that article and will give you concise and relevant summary of that article. 

This video will explain more: 




To get started with Cruxbot see our How to use page.

And this is the link to our official site: http://www.cruxbot.com/ 

We need your reviews to improve this app so please feel free to Drop a Line. Or you can post your suggestions as comments here itself...


Happy Cruxboting......:)





Google Earth 6.2 is recently released....In fact a month ago but i wasn't knowing ...:P

Anyways .. here I'm going to type down few commands to install it in Debian based systems....

This command is to avoid avoid ugly font problem. You will come to know this problem soon. :)
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer lsb-core

Now to download Google earth deb packages, fire following command:

For 32 bit system:

wget http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb


For 64 bit system: 
wget http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb


Now to install this deb package fire following command:
sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb


( Alternatively you can also download packages from here. And manually install them.)

Now you are ready to face  ugly font problem. :)  Now you will be able to find Google earth in your application list. Open it and you'll probably find ugly font problem.  Don't be panic. Just restart you system and it the problem will be solved thanks to first command we fired...:D


Here I'm going to share a handy tool which will help you to monitor your system resources easily. The tool is System Load Monitor.


It shows graphs of your resource usage in top panel of unity (Bottom panel of Gnome Shell ) . Clicking on this graph you'll get detailed figures of your resource usage.

You can configure the resources which you wants to monitor from it's Preferences. 





Installation: 

Debian(i.e. ubuntu , mint) users can install this tool by firing following commands from terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload


Alternatively you can also download source from here and compile it manually.


Feel free to comment in case of any doubts.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 'Precise Pangolin' Beta 1 is now available for download.


These are the latest changes:
  • The Hud
  • Video Lens
  • Privacy options
  • Linux Kernel 3.2.2
  • Rhythmbox as default music player 
  • Nautilus 3.3.5
  • LibreOffice 3.5
  • Firefox 11 '
You can download 12.04 Beta from here

And don't forget to report bugs (if you find any) here. :D
Sorry for staying away from this blog for a long time. I'll let you know the reason behind this absent very soon and also show you the outcome of this time :D.
Today I just stop by to get closer to this blog again.

Google has simplified it's privacy policy a lot and new privacy policy is in effect from today (1st march).
If you haven't read it yet then you can read it from here if you wish.

Previous lines were just starters.. What I'm going to share in this post is that "How to manage your Google search history".

As we know that Google keeps track of your search history and browsing history to give you search result of your interest. But it is possible that we have previously searched about something which of no interest anymore. It is also possible that you like neutral Google results than the improved one.

Now Google is providing easy interface to manage your search history. You can manage you search history by visiting this link: https://www.google.com/history/ 
On above link you will find Pause and Remove buttons. Using Pause button you can stop Google from saving your history to improve your result. (Note: Pressing Pause button doesn't mean that Google will completely stop tracking your web activities.) You can clear all your previous history or you can choose particular entries to remove.


Feel free to pass the comments....


Hi again....:)

In this post I'm going to introduce a cool application launcher called "Gnome Pie".

To install it in Debian based system fire following commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-pie


After installation you can open this app from application menu. And to see the quick sample press "Ctrl + Alt + A".

There are also similar shortcuts for bookmarks, main menu. multimedia ,session etc..

This is the official video of Gnome Pie.


Gnome-Pie from Simon Schneegans on Vimeo.

For more info visit Gnome Pie's official site from here.

Got that...

If you are too eager to test ubuntu TV like me then there are 2 ways posible.

For any way I would suggest you to install ubuntu 11.10 on virtual box or VMware and work on it. Don't try to install ubuntu TV on your running system. One more thing is that don't expect that it will be working perfect because it's still under development.

1) By manual compilation as per instruction given on Ubuntu wiki page. Which always a safe and better option if you have patience and time to fix dependencies on your own. I tried this one but I got stuck with few dependency issues and was in hurry to write this post so I went on second way given below.

2) Second way is installing using PPA. Thanks to a dude named Alin Andrei
  who has developed this PPA. But using method will completely destroy Unity 2D.
  A perfect step by step guide for using this PPA is given on webupd8.org. So no need to rewrite steps. :)



Yeah canonocal limite is arriving to TV industry with it's new project of Ubuntu TV.

It is build upon it's unity environment and having same look and fill.

Here is their official video.



Looking cool...    huh? :D Will post more about it soon. :) 

To read more visit their offiial page here.

If you are using Gnome shell on your Linux system then initially you will find only 2 search providers in your Gnome Shell and those are Google and Wikipedia.

Now what if you want to add few other search provider like Bing or even you want to add search to few other amazing sites like http://www.wolframalpha.com/ ? (Don't know what is Wolframalpha? click here to see it's Wikipedia page)

In this post I will add search button for Wolframalpha in my Gnome Shell. You can add search button for other sites like Bing using similar procedure.

Follow these steps:

1) You can find xml configuration files for gnome shell search providers in following directory.

/usr/share/gnome-shell/search_providers 

In this directory you can initially find 2 xml files. One is for Google and other is for Wikipedia.

Yeah you can send mails right from your terminal. No need to every time log into Gmail accounts. In this post I'm going to show you that how you can send mail from your Linux terminal using Gmail account.

Follow these steps:

1) Install required tools: 

Fire following commands from your terminal

sudo apt-get install msmtp  
sudo apt-get install mailutils

msmtp is an SMTP client and mailutils provides set of utilities to send and receive emails.

2) Configure msmtp:

We need to configure msmtp client before we can start sending emails.
For that fire this command:

gedit ~/.msmtprc

This will open new file named .msmtprc in gedit.

Paste following lines in this file:



# gmail account
account gmail
auth on
host smtp.gmail.com
port 587
tls              on                                                                        #using TLS encryption
tls_trust_file /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/Equifax_Secure_CA.crt  #TLS trust file for 
                                                                                                                #gmail
user YOURUSERNAME@gmail.com
password YOURPASSWORD
from YOURUSERNAME@gmail.com                                      #recipient will receive mail
                                                                                                   # from this email 


# set default account to use (not necessary with single account)
account default : gmail

Replace capitalized words with appropriate value specific to your account .

Save the file and close gedit. 

Now fire following command to change permission of above file:

chmod 600 ~/.msmtprc


3) Configure mailx:

Fire following command in terminal:

gedit ~/.mailrc

This will again open a new file in gedit.
Paste following lines to this file.

from="YOURUSERNAME@gmail.com (YOURNAME)"
sendmail="/usr/bin/msmtp"
message-sendmail-extra-arguments="-a gmail"

Again replace capitalized words with appropriate values.

Save the file and close gedit.

Now you are all set to send mails right from your terminal.

Here is the syntax of the command:
mailx -s "subject line" -a /path/file recipient@email.com < /path/body.txt

Here -a option specifies file to be attached you can remove this option if you don't want to send attachments. "/path/body.txt" specifies the path of the file where body text is written.
-s option specifies subject of the mail.
recipient@email.com is the email id of the recipient. 

Alternatively you can also use below syntax:
mailx -s "subject line" recipient@email.com 

After firing above command you can write body text of the mail in terminal itself and after you have written body text press "Enter" and "ctrl+D" to send the mail.

Write comments if any trouble. 

In this post i'm going to share an amazing chrome extension published by Google chrome team. The extension is kind of a book which will give some interesting information about web and browsers which can be easily understood by even novice user.

The extension is developed using HTML5 with cool look and amazing animation effects. Also after checking out this extension you will fill the power of HTML5. (Last sentence was for web designers and advanced users .....:D)

Click here to checkout the extension. 
Finally back on job after a long time...:) And belated happy new year to all readers...


Okay today in this post I'm going to show you a Google chrome extension which helps you to synchronize your Google+ account(or page) with your twitter account so that you need not to log into your twitter account to tweet....:)

Here is the link to the extension G+Twitter.

Note: Since it is a chrome extension you can use it only from google chrome and not from Firefox. (I didn't like this...:( )

Once you have configured your twitter account with this extension, you can tweet from Google+ account (or page).

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