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Archive for December 2008

Slumdog Millionaire

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I’ve wanted to show this trailer on here for a while now, and here it is! Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of Jamal Malik, a boy from the slums of India. What’s fascinating is that Jamal is competing to win 20 million rupees on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. People suspect he’s cheating, but every experience Jamal has had leads him to the right answer. Jamal is going on the show because he wants to impress his girlfriend. The movie is getting a whole lot of awards buzz. The R-rated drama is out in wide release now. Enjoy the trailer!

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December 28, 2008 at 4:08 AM

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123Greetings.com

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Ever wanted to send a cool ecard? This website may help. 123Greetings offers so many different cards and occasions: birthday, at work, anniversary, thank you, holidays, and so much more! They have a wide variety of cards to choose from. I’m sure you’ll find one that best suits your needs.

Once you’ve picked out the perfect card, it’s also a snap to send it. Just write in the senders’ and recievers’ email addresses, enter some text (you can enter as much as you want, and you can even pick out text colors, too) and that’s it! You can even specify the date you want the ecard to be sent on. Have fun!

http://www.123greetings.com/

(One caveat: The recipient will have to watch an ad before their ecard is shown.)

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December 21, 2008 at 5:55 AM

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Remember The Milk

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Managing a to-do list can be hard, but that’s when Remember The Milk comes in. RTM makes it easy to add tasks, (just pick a date, type an event, set options and then you’re done) and, of course, manage them. You can have your tasks emailed to you, or you can even have them available in an instant message. You can even add tasks through Twitter or your BlackBerry. With Remember the Milk, it seems like you’ll never forget the milk ever again.

There are two types of accounts: Free and Pro. Pro costs $25/year, and Pro users get the Remember The Milk iPhone app. (On iTunes it says “Free”, but a reviewer said that you only get it free for 15 days.)

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/

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December 18, 2008 at 4:34 AM

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PhraseExpress

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If you’re a writer, this could be a good tool for you. It’s called PhraseExpress. All you do is enter text to be displayed, and when you type that text it would automatically change to those words. For example, if you typed “iwbd” it would automatically change to “I would be delighted.” You can even type “sig” and it would come up with your personal signature, complete with HTML and everything. It’s like a more advanced AutoCorrect. And, it’s free!

Download PhraseExpress here.

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December 10, 2008 at 1:54 AM

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Animoto

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Animoto’s tagline is “The end of slideshows.” And it sounds cool, too. Just upload your photos, add some music, and Animoto will do the rest. It’ll make a neat little slideshow complete with effects, photos and even text. Think of it as a more subtle version of Smilebox. Smilebox is more of “fun, vacations, yay!” and Animoto is more of “Create a slideshow with cool effects.” They’re almost kind of similar. But Animoto is web-based and Smilebox is a download. If your’re a family who goes on a lot of vacations or family trips, Smilebox (http://www.smilebox.com/, free) is for you. But if you’re just a photographer looking to create a slideshow, then Animoto may be a good choice.

Creating 30-second videos on Animoto is free, but if you want more time, you will have to pay $3. Also, you need to be 13 or older to use the website.

http://www.animoto.com/

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December 9, 2008 at 2:50 AM

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FixYa

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Have you ever had a problem with a gadget or gizmo that you’ve had? Like an iPod, or a TV, or maybe even your car? If you do, try searching FixYa and see if they have help. FixYa is like a Yahoo! Answers for technology. Most of the time, a person will have the same problem as you, and then there’ll often be an answer for it. For some parts of the site, you’ll need to sign up.
And, of course, you can answer questions that other people have asked as well. It’s like a tech support guy on the Internet. And it’s free.

http://www.fixya.com/

This site works very well. 2 times I have had a problem with an MP3 player, and the suggestions on FixYa fixed the problem. Keep up the good work, FixYa people! 🙂

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December 1, 2008 at 1:07 AM

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