Friday, November 27, 2009

5 Must Have Google Chrome Extensions

5 Must Have Google Chrome Extensions: "

While Google hasn’t officially released their own repository to download extensions yet (although you can officially submit them here), third-party sites such as Chrome Extensions have a large repository of extensions ready for you to download.

While many of these extensions are next to pointless, there are a few gems that can make your Chrome browsing experience a bit more useful.

5 Must Have Google Chrome ExtensionsAviary Screen Capture

Aviary, a powerful online image based editor, has released a quick and easy way to capture screenshots within Chrome instantly and edit them within a streamlined version of the Aviary image editor. You also get quick links to other Aviary products, such as Aviary Audio Editor, which we covered here. (Download extension)


You just can’t have a list without a Twitter app of some sort included. Chrowety is a streamlined, convenient and surprisingly intuitive Twitter client. While it doesn’t have all the features more advanced Twitter clients such as Seesmic Web, if you’re looking for quick and dirty tweeting without all the wait, you got it with Chrowety. (Download Extension)

5 Must Have Google Chrome Extensions


5 Must Have Google Chrome ExtensionsOne of the most popular Firefox extensions, and beloved by many RSS consumers is Feedly.

Feedly turns your Google Reader into a magazine like start page. While I am not an avid user of Feedly, I know of many who swear by it. Some of them are so rabid about Feedly that they refuse to move from Firefox until a Chrome extension is available. Talk about a dedicated user.

Well now they can see the light. Feedly has now officially released a Chrome extension that will give you all the greatness of the magazine style reader you have come to expect. Time to move to the faster side of browsing my Feedly friends. (Download Extension)

Chrome Reader

5 Must Have Google Chrome ExtensionsIt has always puzzled me why Google does not integrate their own superior RSS reader, Google Reader, into Chrome. Until that day comes though, Chrome Reader will have to suffice.

When Chromes discovers an RSS feed, simply click on the RSS icon in the URL bar and that feed will automatically be subscribed to in Google Reader instead of opening a web page full of XML. Chrome Reader also allows you to add your new subscriptions into folders within the extension. (Download Extension).


5 Must Have Google Chrome ExtensionsDotspots is an annotation service that we recently wrote about here. Using the Chrome extension, you can add annotations to any content based web page by simply highlighting a paragraph. You can also see and edit other users annotations (also known as Dots). While the extension requires you have an account through DotSpots, it is a powerful extension that can potentially add a lot of value. To download sign-up for an account.

While I am sure there are plenty of other extensions just as useful, if not more useful than the ones listed above, you can be sure that Chrome extensions will start seeing some serious advances in the near future. Keep in mind, these Chrome Extensions are not officially backed by Google and can break. While I have not personally ran into problems with any of the extensions listed above, I am sure some people have.

Make sure if you think there are any Chrome extensions worthy of a future “must have” list you leave them in the comments.


YouTube to Live Stream Alicia Keys Concert Worldwide [VIDEO]

YouTube to Live Stream Alicia Keys Concert Worldwide [VIDEO]: "

aliciakeysIn October, YouTube hosted one of the biggest live streaming events ever held: a U2 concert generating more than 10 million streams across 7 continents.

Now YouTube is looking to repeat that success, with an Alicia Keys concert being live streamed on December 1st at 8pm ET.

The concert, to be held at the Nokia Theatre in New York City, aims to draw attention to World AIDS Day; viewers will be encouraged to donate to Alicia’s chosen charity, Keep a Child Alive. You’ll be able to tune in at the Alicia Keys YouTube channel.

Will you watch Alicia Keys live? And will the concert be as big as U2 at the Rose Bowl? Let us know in the comments!

Tags: alicia keys, youtube


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Total security in a PostgreSQL database

Total security in a PostgreSQL database article on IBM DeveloperWorks: "Database security is the single biggest concern with today's Web-based applications. Without control, you risk exposing sensitive information about your company or, worse yet, your valuable customers. In this article, learn about security measures you can take to protect your PostgreSQL database. Be sure to download the sample code listings used in this article."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The coolest Linux commands.

I stumbled upon this very cooool "repository" of Linux commands. Harnessing most of them in ur day to day work will definitely make you look like a pro.
All commands sorted by votes | "A repository for the most elegant and useful UNIX commands. Great commands can be shared, discussed and voted on to provide a comprehensive resource for working from the command-line"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sun killing Zembly.

I got a message from Sun to say that they're discontinuing their social network widget building site Zembly. Zembly allowed developers to create applications widgets they could use as widgets on social networking sites like Facebook. It also hosted the applications.

It's not entirely surprising because Zembly was not never really hot with the community. As of now, the website shows a goodbye message but not much on the reason to terminate.

It's also easy to link this to yesterdays announcement of Sun's revenue falling by 25% and the company filling a $120m loss for the quarter. It's said their sales are struggling due to the uncertainty surrounding their acquisition by Oracle.