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Learn Languages Via Subtitles While Watching Movies With LaMP

Learn Languages Via Subtitles While Watching Movies With LaMP

June 05, 2013 at 07:30PM A really great way to get good at a foreign language is to watch films that have subtitles in the language you’re learning; this allows you to correlate what you hear with definite, discrete words, and thus enhance your pronunciation. LaMP or Lingual Media Player is a Windows program that can play any film you load into it while reading its SRT (subtitles) file that you have stored on your computer. You can, in fact, have LaMP read two subtitles files simultaneously; one of the language you’re learning, and the other of your native tongue, so you always know what’s going on. What’s more, if you’re suspicious of a potential translating mistake, you can confirm it instantly, using the onboard translation service that’s hooked up with Microsoft Bing and Google Translate. Fascinating! Or should I say 迷人 instead?LaMP has a pretty straightforward user interface; most users will require no additional inf…

Curata is A Web based RSS Reader With Keyword Filters

Curata is A Web based RSS Reader With Keyword Filters

June 05, 2013 at 07:24PM I have been an ardent fan of Google reader since the last few years. Sadly, I switched to Feedly a couple of months back, after Google announced the retirement of Google Reader. There are different ways to filter blog posts and stories in Google Reader. You can use Yahoo Pipes, Feedrinse or even an IFTTT recipe to do amazing things but since Google Reader is not part of the equation anymore, all those tricks aer of no use now.I have used almost every possible RSS reader, both desktop and web based, but the one thing I have always missed is the ability to filter feeds by keywords. You don’t want to read everything, there has to be a smarter way which would allow you to skip unnecessary stories and keep your feed reader in control. You don’t necessarily want to unsubscribe from a source, all you need is to ignore stories and items that have specific words in the title of the blog post.Fact of the matter is …

Exfm shutting down January 15, creates export tool and Chrome extension to let users keep music

Exfm is shutting itself down … well sort of. The blog-powered music discovery service says that it is facing financial, technical, and legal challenges that prevent it from building out... Keep reading →

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Microsoft’s Project Siena: Windows 8 app development for (almost) all

Microsoft has released Project Siena, a Windows 8 app which allows anyone to create Windows 8 apps, no programming skills required. Building the interface is as simple as placing, moving and resizing assorted objects on your page: images, videos, buttons, lists, checkboxes, whatever you need. You can then link your visuals to data sources: RSS feeds, an Excel file, SharePoint, Azure services and more. Next comes the task of making sure the app works as you expect, deciding what happens when the scroll bar moves, the button is clicked, and so on. And once you’ve finished you can use the… [Continue Reading]

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Winamp is dead, Spotify tries to resuscitate it

You've known for a month, providing you cared enough to notice the news. AOL announced that its once prominent media player, Winamp, would cease to exist on December 20, 2013. But before the obituary can even be written, music streaming service Spotify has stepped in with its own tribute. Today the company announces Spotiamp -- "to honour the engineering skill and passion that goes into building wonderful software that millions of people enjoy we would like to share a small tribute to honor the great legacy of Winamp". The website describes it as "a Windows program that lets you login… [Continue Reading]

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Make Movies Straight From a Smartphone/Tablet

Make Movies Straight From a Smartphone/Tablet

May 29, 2013 at 09:32PM One thing is clear, phones and tablets don’t represent the best devices to shoot movies, they are used either because they are always in your pocket or because of directorial choices. Nowadays, the market is flooded with cheap video cameras that can surely beat the specifications of a simple phone or tablet.Even though the quality is not so great, the best advantage of using phones or tablets to shoot videos instead of professional cameras is portability, and the possibility to add effects, edit and combine different movies directly on the device from which they were taken. With those in mind, we will present some gear and applications that will help you shoot a film in better conditions.Make movies with your phone or tabletCreating a movie with a portable device it’s something that encountered a lot of skepticism until the South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook made “Night Fishing”, a movie captured with an iPhone…

The Browser War on Android is On

The Browser War on Android is On

June 01, 2013 at 01:01AM The Android web browser market is as competitive right now as it ever has been. Every major player is trying to get their noses ahead and gain that little advantage over the rivals to become the undisputed king of browsers in the Android world.With Opera and Firefox recently upgrading their browsers to give a visual overhaul and facelift, the Go Launcher dev. team entering the competition with their Next Browser, and the likes of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox well established players, the race to mobile browser dominance seems far from over.In fact, it looks like the competition has just got that little bit stiffer and interesting. A typical user normally would have two browsers on his Android smartphone — the default browser and a suitable alternate one to it. With so many browsers out there, the task to cherry pick one can be extremely challenging. To help you make a good choice, we put some of the best browsers on the …

Add direct torrent and magnet link downloads on Torrentz.eu

Add direct torrent and magnet link downloads on Torrentz.eu

June 03, 2013 at 03:45PM Torrentz.eu is a popular BitTorrent meta search engine that crawls more than two dozen torrent indexing websites regularly for contents. Sites supported include the who is who of BitTorrent sites including The Piratebay, Kickass Torrents, h33t, Fenopy or Bitsnoop.While you can head over to each site individually to search torrents that it has indexed, using Torrentz search engine makes sense if you want to broaden your search. Doing so increases your chance of finding torrents that you are interested in as searches the databases of all supported websites when you run a search on the website.To run a search enter a search term on the home page of the Torrentz website. Results are displayed nearly immediately by the service.The top lists stats and filters that you can use to narrow down search results by age or quality. It is for instance possible to only display results of the last day or week, and t…

STDU Viewer opens PDF, MOBI, TIFF, CBR/CBZ, EPub, PDB files and more

If you’re working on someone else’s PC and need to view a PDF file, then it probably won’t be an issue. Just about everyone has a copy of Adobe Reader (or something similar) around, allowing you to open and browse the document as usual. If you’re faced with a DjVu file, though -- or a TIFF, MOBI, EPub document or PSD image -- then you might need to do a little extra work. And that’s where STDU Viewer comes in. The program is a portable, free-for-personal-use file viewer which supports a host of file formats: PDF, TIFF, DjVu, XPS, CBR/… [Continue Reading]

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Launch Any Application From Windows Run Dialog With Add2Run

If I had to choose my favorite feature of Windows, I’d name it the Run command dialog. This tiny component of Microsoft’s operating system lets you painlessly launch files and programs without much effort. Furthermore, it’s fairly easy to access too – a quick hotkey combination of Win + R on your keyboard does the […]
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Unable To Uninstall A Program In Windows? Uninstall It In One Go!

It happens at times, when we feel helpless in uninstalling an unwanted program in Windows operating system. Because, there aren’t many ways to do it. When we are unable to uninstall a program in Windows, most of us, out of frustration, go for a repair install, or in common cases, reload windows. You do not […]
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