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Almost Humor Quickies: Cooliris

26 Jun

Cooliris | Media browser plug-in, mobile app, gallery builder.

Almost Humor Quickies: Cooliris

 On this edition of Almost Humor’s “Quickies” : Cooliris www.cooliris.com 

In an increasingly connected multi-device world, all things cloud-based are getting lots of attention. For the same underlying reasons, social sharing is hot. That includes everything from Tweets and status updates to photo sharing apps like LiveShare and Instagram.

I would like to share with you Coolirisas the cool item of the day! Its LiveShare app lets users share almost every form of digital media in real time.

Streams can be set up so that all kinds of stuff can be shared with designated group members. That includes maps, photos, videos, written notes, etc. It’s almost like what Google Wave was trying to be, but with a much simpler interface based on mobile media sharing. Here is how it works & you use it in a fast visual explanation ( http://www.cooliris.com/desktop/how-to-launch-and-use/ )

And it makes more sense with the growth of smartphones and tablets where people want to not only share existing media like YouTube & Veimo, but also with dynamic media like video you just shot of your nephew’s graduation on your iPhone. So you see how this could make sense as a shared travel log, or a messaging tool for any group activity.

Things are moving in that direction with group messaging apps like Beluga, and again with social sharing apps like Instagram, LiveShare, and Color. This is the uber version of those things mashed together.

Firefox Add-Ons ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cooliris/ )

CoolIris comes in many different useful forms, but I find the browser plug-in that lets me surf images and videos in a cool, new way best of all!
Browser plugs-in are small pieces of software that extend the capabilities of your Web browser.  In this case, I downloaded the CoolIris plug-in for Firefox, installed it, restarted, and I was good to go.

Cooliris lets you scroll through images and videos on your computer and sites that support Cooliris.  For example, if I want to browse photos from your sister’s birthday party,  Just  point Cooliris to the proper directory and the photos will appear as a wall of photos in my browser.  You can scroll through the images by using your mouse to drag images, or you can use the Cooliris scroll tool.

It turns out that many of our favorite sites support Cooliris, like Flickr, Facebook, Hulu, and images from Google, etc..  you can tell if a site supports Cooliris if you hover an image and the double squares appear in the left corner of the image.  You can then click on the double squares to launch the photo album, collection of photos or RSS of images and videos in Cooliris.

It’s alot more fun to browse friends’ albums in Facebook in Cooliris without having to press Next, Next etc.  And I love being able to surf hundreds of

images in one long wall of photos. It’s like your some kind of matrix operator of media zooming thru images like in some sci-fi movie.

It’s free, it’s cool, it’s convenient and it’s fun to play with.  So check it out and let me know what you think guys!  www.cooliris.com

Whats New In Cooliris 1.12?

Easily find and subscribe to content you want to see most on your Cooliris Wall, all on a spiffy new interface.

Subscribe to your favorite Wall feeds.

Favorite an entire stream of content, whether it be the Family Guy or 24 television series, photo albums of your best friends on Facebook, or your news sources like CBS News or The New York Times. Once you subscribe, your feeds will automatically update and show up on your Home Screen and favorites menu for quick and easy access.

Find things faster.

Effortlessly browse a newly streamlined library of premium content from over 70 providers. We’ve added subcategory navigation and improved search capabilities to help you quickly find your favorite Television, Movie, Sports, News, Games and Entertainment content. Our brand new interface automatically minimizes the menu of the library when you mouse off, leaving you more open space to enjoy your favorite content.

Filters to see only what matters to you.

Take advantage of the new drop-down filter and get only content you want. For any TV episode, see only episodes or only individual clips, or both. Want to see only news video clips? Or, perhaps, only articles? No problem. It’s all under your control.

 

Kid Mode – Firefox for Kids : Add-ons for Firefox

26 Jun

Kid Mode – Firefox for Kids :: Add-ons for Firefox. – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/zoodles-kid-mode-for-firefox/

Kid Mode – Firefox for Kids 2.3

When your kids want to play online, put Firefox into Kid Mode! Protect your computer and delight your kid with a safe environment that’s filled with fun and learning. Zoodles Kid Mode makes it easy for kids 8 and under to independently play online.

Finally, kids have a way to play independently online! http://www.zoodles.com

This award-winning app by Zoodles puts Firefox into Kid Mode and gives kids 8 and under hundreds of fun, educational games and activities that they can easily navigate all by themselves! We customize every child’s playground to their age and skill level, so the games change as they grow. The interface is easy to use for kids of all ages, even those who can’t read or type!

Additional free features include:

✓ An Art Studio where your child can be creative!
✓ Beautifully illustrated storybooks that can be read and recorded by family members
✓ A Video Mail center where family members can exchange video messages and keep in touch!

For parents who want more control over their kids’ Zoodles experience, they can go to http://www.Zoodles.com/parent to promote subjects, block unwanted games, or add in their own favorites. Zoodles Kid Mode is always free, but parents who want these additional parental controls must subscribe to a paid Premium membership which also includes violence filtering and detailed activity reports on what their kids have been playing and learning on Zoodles.

NOTE: Once you install the add-on, click the blue Z in your Firefox toolbar any time your kids want to play!

 

 

    

www.zoodles.com

Online Schematic Creation – Draw schematics online for free!!!

26 Jun

Datasheet Zone & DrawSCH : One stop to find datasheet,IC pinouts and application circuits & Draw schematics online for free!!!.

Online Schematic Creation

If you need to make a quick schematic and you are on the go DrawSCH might be just the ticket to get the job done. One thing they need to work on is their URL, the product name is something that can be remembered but the URL is not so good. http://www.dz863.com

 

DrawSCH is able to create schematics online for free,You don’t need to install the software. Just open your browser.

  • You can share your schematics with your firends or on forums or BBS
  • You can export your schematis as png or as jpg image,Pdf will be supported latter.
  • You can ask someone to help you to modify your schematics
  • Try it ,you will find it very useful
  • Browser Support:Firefox,Chrome,safari,opera,IE9,IE6,IE7,IE8 should install the Google Chrome Frame

 

How to Share MP3’s on Facebook and more:

8 Jun

How to Share MP3’s in Facebook and more…

[Some Fb Hacks Worth Knowing]

Share Your Music With Blottermonky’s MP3 Facebook Hack:

Want to feel smarter than your friends? Want to just feel? Well I can’t help you with any of that, But I can show you how to impress your friends by posting your favorite songs on FaceBook.
..or maybe for a self explanatory mood you want to express through music on your FB wall.

Ok it’s not as much a hack as it is just my own formula for sharing mp3s on Fb:
Lets say you want to share your favorite music on FB but don’t like those clunky YouTube videos on your wall?

Did you know you can share your music on FaceBook by using online MP3’s, and just by sharing the MP3 link on your FB wall or your friends FB walls?

I’m going to explain a few cool, free and easy ways to pull it off below…

If you already have your online MP3 music link just Copy & Paste it’s URL or “Hot Link” into the Share: Link option on your Facebook wall and click attach.

BlotterMonkey's MP3 Facebook Hack

Then click & change the title to whatever you would like and click Share.

BlotterMonkey's MP3 Facebook Hack

Now you have a cute little Play Button on your FB wall that plays your song.

BlotterMonkey's MP3 Facebook Hack

Note: For some reason some of you have to reload your own FB page in most old browsers to see it for yourself but the play song button has been attached & shared on your FB wall. (an AJAX coding issue)

BIG TIP: Also make sure that in the file names are no spaces in the URL/links name becuse Facebook just wont understand it and it wont work correctly, so when searching for a mp3 or naming one yourself before posting online, make sure you do not leave any empty spaces in the links/name to the file. 


If you need help finding the free MP3 Hotlinks then keep reading below for my tips to learn more.

You can try out my little FB Hack while you read this now by searching for your MP3 Hot Link/URL at one of my favorite sites for finding music already hosted online named BeeMP3 http://beemp3.com. It’s a great site for finding hosted music for free.

BlotterMonkey's MP3 Facebook Hack

..or you can Copy & Paste this example URL: http://dimaxfilms.clan.su/sektorgaza/mp3/originaly/Yes-Owner_of_a_Lonely_Heart_-_DEVUSHKA-2proigrysh.mp3  directly onto your FB wall like I explained above to get your hack on. once you do it yourself, you will catch on to how easy it is.

More Helping Answers:

Having trouble?

  • Can’t find your songs online as a streaming MP3?
  • Can only find the song of your liking in a video or on Youtube online?
  • Having trouble knowing where to upload your own MP3’s to use online?
    (So many storage sites boasting they will let you upload your files or even MP3’s free but they wont let you hotlink your MP3’s to share, hogging all their bandwidth to themselves or for only paid users.)

Then I have some great news for you:

  • Kiwi6 http://kiwi6.com -When you already have your MP3 songs and need to get them online to stream.This cool little site will let you hotlink your MP3’s Free where other hosting sites wont.
  • ListenToYouTube.com http://www.listentoyoutube.com -When you can only find your song online in a video format or on YouTube and you want to strip the music from the video into a MP3 to download.
  • Find the most obscure music online by using a good ole’ “Google Search Hack”

What to do if you can only find your song on YouTube but don’t want to share the big clunky video on your wall?
Go to ListenToYouTube.com http://www.listentoyoutube.com or the new http://kiwi6.com and paste your YouTube Video Link (the ‘Share video’ Link/URL) & follow the directions for the rest. It will strip the music from the video turning it into an MP3 fast & free to download…

After you strip the mp3 song and downloaded it for yourself from the YouTube video you want at http://www.listentoyoutube.com or http://kiwi6.com,
You can then upload your MP3’s onto a site that allows “HotLinking” example: Kiwi6 http://kiwi6.com for Free and get the hot links you need to share on Facebook, or any other streaming online needs you may have.
REMEMBER : Fb is finicky and so when you have a chance, make sure to rename your songs with NO SPACES!

Now you can Copy & Paste the Hotlinks into Facebook wall to share your favorite songs with your friends without clunky videos in the way!

-Robert Wilkinson ( Blottermonkey )


AlmostHumor Facebook Quickie:

Facebook Chat Hack: Bold and Underline

How do you Bold in Facebook Chat?

It’s super simple! You just put a star * before and after * the text you want bold.

Example: In Facebook Chat try typing…

This is a *Bold Test* .

In the Facebook chat window. You’ll notice that your Bold Test is bold.

How do you underline in Facebook Chat?

This is also very simple. You just place a _before and after_ what you want to be underlined.

Example: In Facebook Chat try typing…

This is a _underline test_ .

In the Facebook chat window. You’ll notice that your Underline Test is underlined.

Not much more to it folks, it’s just that simple!

How do you bold and underline in Facebook Chat?

The final test is to see if you can do both at the same time!

If you got the hang of bold and underlining why not try to do both
at the same time. Guess what, it’s pretty darn easy! You just combine
the both of the lessons you just learned.

Example:

This would be _*Bold and underlined*_

In chat that would appear as: This would be Bold and Underlined.

Warning: It doesn’t work the other way around… so don’t try *_this_* , the bold star always has to come second to the underline.

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