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Out of Nowhere Tutorials

Turning your Hoodie into a Laptop Bag

This is a very nice and creative way on how you’ll can make your hoodie/sweater into a laptop bag.


Source: The Trendy Girl

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The Web

Firefox 4 Beta Launched! What’s New?

Firefox 4 Beta (version 1) considered to be stable and safe to use for daily web browsing, though the features and content may change before the final product release.

What’s good about it is that when you try the Beta Version, your previously installed version of Firefox won’t be replace by the beta version. You’ll still have the option to use the Beta and the Non-Beta Version you have, but you have to fully close the Beta before you can use your previous Non-Beta Version and vice versa. Below is a screenshot of the New UI of Firefox 4. For me it’s somehow look-a-like of the Opera Browser if you’re familiar with the browser, they almost got the same UI (User Interface) style. To try and check out Opera, click here. To try out Firefox 4, click here.

So What’s New?

  • Tabs are now on top by default on Windows only – OSX and Linux will be changing when the theme has been modified to support the change.
  • On Windows Vista and Windows 7 the menu bar has been replaced with the Firefox button.
  • You can search for and switch to already open tabs in the Smart Location Bar
  • New Addons Manager and extension management API (UI will be changed before final release)
  • Significant API improvements are available for JS-ctypes, a foreign function interface for extensions.
  • The stop and reload buttons have been merged into a single button on Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • The Bookmarks Toolbar has been replaced with a Bookmarks Button by default (you can switch it back if you’d like).
  • Crash protection for Windows, Linux, and Mac when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins.
  • CSS Transitions are partially supported.
  • Full WebGL support is included but disabled by default at this time.
  • Core Animation rendering model for plugins on Mac OS X. Plugins which also support this rendering model can now draw faster and more efficiently.
  • Native support for the HD HTML5 WebM video format.
  • An experimental Direct2D rendering backend is available on Windows, turned off by default.
  • Web developers can use Websockets for a low complexity, low latency, bidirectional communications API.
  • Web developers can update the URL field without reloading the page usingHTML History APIs.
  • More responsive page rendering using lazy frame construction.
  • Link history lookup is done asynchronously to provide better responsiveness during pageload.
  • CSS :visited selectors have been changed to block websites from being able to check a user’s browsing history.
  • New HTML5 parser.
  • Support for more HTML5 form controls.

So try it out! Just click on the link below to download. Filesize is 9MB Happy testing! 🙂

Download it here.

Tell us what you think!

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The Web

Gmail now has a Rich Text Editor for Signatures

Well, that only took six years.  After numerous unofficial Greasemonkey scripts and other workarounds,Google finally introduced its own rich text editor for Gmail this week.

Rich text editors have existed for years in other e-mail programs, allowing you to add links, images and other HTML elements to your e-mails, but for some reason it has been absent in Gmail since it launched on April 1, 2004.  And while this long desired feature has finally been added, it is currently limited to the most current version of Gmail in the browser and is not present in mobile versions or the older HTML version of the site.

If you’ve associated multiple e-mail accounts with your account, you can set up a signature for each of the accounts.  As you can see in the example image above, you can do pretty much anything you want in the signature, but do remember that the more involved you make them, the more chance they won’t appear complete in some e-mail readers.

To set up your signatures, click on “Settings” in Gmail and scroll down to the signature window.  Knock yourselves out.

Source: TechnoBuffallo

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Technology

Windows 7 Slates coming soon this year

Although nay sayers still say that tablet/slate computers haven’t proven that they are actually needed in this world, a host of companies are moving forward with producing them.  Each of those devices need an operating system to power them, and while there are quite a few going with Google’s open source Android under the hood, Microsoft isn’t going to let Windows 7 sit this fight out.

According to ZDNet, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer named off all of the companies working on Windows 7 slate computers at his keynote for the Worldwide Partner Conference this week.  Mentioned in the presentation were Asus, Dell, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, and shown on a slide was the HP logo.  There had been some questions about HP sticking with the plan even though a prototype was shown at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year, but with the company now owning the webOS system from Palm, no one was quite sure what their plans were.

The tablet market is going to be a very crowded place by the end of this year.  Google is expected to roll out its ChromeOS tablets this fall, Android tablets are already hitting the streets, an HP tablet powered by webOS could be out, the iPad will of course by handing around and now you can add in a slew of Windows 7 devices.  For a tech space that barely existed 12 months ago, that is a whole heck of a lot of devices for consumers to choose between.  One can only imagine what CES 2011 will look like as every mom and pop electronics company comes up with their own system.

It’s going to become a war of apps, battery life and price, and I think the operating system will actually not matter that much.  Apps will probably become the most important factor, and the tablet that offers the most bells and whistles will probably be the winner.  Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your view point, it looks like everyone is going to be playing catch up with Apple in this product space.

Source: TechnoBuffalo

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Technology Tutorials

How to automatically shutdown your PC using the Command Prompt

Many of us, have already experienced this, that we had to leave our computers but there are some running programs or task that still need to run and finish, maybe its your Anti-Virus running, you’re Downloading something or Defragmenting or any task your doing with PC wherein you can’t just leave the computer running all day while you’re out so you have to wait for that task or program to finish, or maybe some of us will just leave the computer running all day, even if you already know that the program or task that you’re running we’ll be done in an hour… and that sucks. Too much electricity was wasted.

Though many 3rd Party Programs offer scheduled shutdowns but not all, what i’ll be teaching here is how to automatically set your computer to shutdown without using any 3rd Party Programs, you’ll just need Windows Command Prompt (every Windows PC has it) and your set to go.

1. Accessing the Command Prompt:

Running the Command Prompt from Start Search
Running the Command Prompt from Start Search

There are many ways to access the Command Prompt so for those who don’t know how to access it, here are some ways you can do to open the Command Prompt.

  • You open the command prompt by going to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories and there just look for the Command Prompt below Accessories.
  • Another option is to open Run… and then type cmd, press Enter, then the Command Prompt we’ll open.
  • Last option is to run it from the Start Search (Only Vista and Windows 7 has it) just type on the Start Search, cmd then press Enter and you’ll see the Command Prompt running in no time. (This is my usual technique in accessing almost every program i want to run.)

2. What to Type on the Command Prompt?

  • Type shutdown /t number-in-seconds /s
  • the number-in-seconds will be replaced on how long you want the shutdown to take place, but you have to convert it in seconds. so if you want to 1 Hour before the automatic or scheduled shutdown takes place you have to replace in the number-in-seconds, 3600
  • Since 3600 / 60 = 60 and 1 minute = 60 seconds that’s why 3600
  • So for 30 minutes = 1800
  • 2 hours = 7200, 3 hours = 10800 and so on and so fourth (I hope you already understand it)
  • To have a better view i’ve attached a Screenshot, wherein it shows that i want my computer to shutdown in 10 minutes so i replaced the number-in-seconds to 600, since there are 600 seconds in 10 minutes.
Shutting down your PC automatically using the Command Prompt
Shutting down your PC automatically using the Command Prompt

After entering the values on the Command Prompt, a System Prompt will show saying that your computer will shutdown in whatever values you have set in there. Just like on the Screenshot above.

Caution:
Please be aware that once it is activated it can’t be changed or turned off unless you manually restart your PC or Shut it down, then everything that you’ve have set will be gone and be back to normal.

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Print & Graphic Designs Web Designs

Clients from the Weirderness – A collection of client funny weird stories from Designers

Logic

Client: ”Web designer seems like a sweet job.”

Me: ”Yeah, it’s great.”

Client: “You probably love it so much that you would do it even you didn’t get payed!”

Me: “Uhm…”

Client: ”Great! So I don’t have to pay you?”


Huh?

Client: “This is everything we asked for but not what we wanted.”


Rectangle

Client: ”I decided I want one of the illustrations you already did for my logo and I am going to use it for the background on my checks.”

Me: ”A logo is usually a simple graphic used to represent your business, in your case, the book series and characters.  The illustrations are a bit too detailed for that purpose.  How about I simplify the characters and series title and create a logo?”

Client: ”Why can’t you just shrink the picture down to the size of the check?”

Me: ”The artwork is 12” square and proportionally will not work in a rectangle.”

Client: ”Wait, hold on… you know I don’t understand you when you use those technical terms.”

Me: ”By proportionally I mean…”

Client: ”No not that word, the other one you said.  It won’t work in a what?”

Me: ”Rectangle?”

Client: ”Yes.”

Me: ”Um, a rectangle is the shape of your checkbook.”

Client: ”Oh ok.”


Donation

Me: ”When you click on the button it takes you to the Paypal donation page that you set up.”

Client: “What do you mean? I don’t want the donate button to do this, I want it to automatically charge their card. These are seniors they won’t understand this if I don’t. You can’t have them type stuff in.”

Me: “But you wanted to go with Paypal because you couldn’t afford a secured shopping cart website. Either way, at some point they will have to type in their information.”

Client: ”Can’t you just take their credit card information without them knowing? That way they won’t get confused.”


Medieval

Client: ”I would like to commission you to draw a cover for my bands first album, and it goes on sale in September.”

Me: ”Congratulations, so what would you like for the cover?”

Client: “Something midevily, like a dragon and a woman wizard fighting, but in the night sky, and there like fighting a dwarf in a mech suit, like a Gundam. And make the moon in the sky on fire. That would be cool.”

Me: ”That seems like it would be an eye sore to me…”

Client: ”No, this idea would reflect our music perfectly, we agreed, and it’ll deffinitely get people to buy our stuff.”

Me: ”So what kind of music do you guys do?”

Client: ”Country.”


Pixel

Client: ”Your rates are too high!  I’ll do the design myself, and then you can do the implementation.”

Me: ”Okay, that’s fine, just send me the files when you’re finished.”

Client: ”Just one question- how many centimeters is a pixel?”


Terminated

When designing a website for a client, the client initially expressed that he wanted to use Burgundy.

Client: This isn’t right. You know the color blood red?

Me: Yeah, I think I know what you’re talking about.

Client: Yeah, I love blood red. I want the logo to look like that. Do you know what it would look like if you took a paintbrush and dipped it in blood, and smeared it downwards? How the blood would be darkest in the center, and there would be splatters of blood and lighter shades of blood around it?

Me: You want a gradient?

Client: No, I want it to look like the blood of all our victims.

Me: I’m sorry, what?

Client: You know, from all the bugs we’ve terminated.

Me: Oh.


InDesign

Client: We don’t need you to do our promotional campaigns anymore. We’ve just bought InDesign and someone’s coming in to do a two-hour workshop on how to use it. We’ll be able to handle all the design ourselves from now on. We might give you the odd phone call for a bit of advice here and there — you won’t mind will you?


Private?

Client: ”Can you make the ‘About Us’ link say ‘About Us – Everyone welcome’?”

Me: “Sure, but…why?”

Client: ”I’m afraid people might not know they’re allowed to click that link.  They might think it’s private. We need them to know it’s okay for them to go there.”

Me: ”But none of the links on your site are private. Why are you concerned with that specific one?”

Client: “Good point.  You’d better add ‘Everyone welcome’ to all the links on the site.”

[info]If you have some weird moments with your client/s to share please post it here.[/info]

Reference: [icon style=”link” color=”gray”]Clients from Hell[/icon]

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Technology

iPhone 4 Launched! …Does This Changes Everything. Again?

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

After months of waiting for the new iPhone to come out wherein rumors that a new iPhone won’t be released this year 2010 since Apple was too busy on the newly released iPad and there are so many fake images of the iPhone scattered all over the Internet on what would the new iPhone 4 would look like.

But finally it was officially announced by Steve Jobs at the WWDC 2010 and there he said that there are hundreds new features that the new iPhone 4 has and he had cover only 8 of the new features.

Features:

FaceTime

People have been dreaming about video calling for decades. iPhone 4 makes it a reality. With just a tap, you can wave hello to your kids, share a smile from across the globe, or watch your best friend laugh at your stories — iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi. And it works right out of the box. No other phone makes staying in touch this much fun.

Retina Display

The Retina display on iPhone 4 is the sharpest, most vibrant, highest-resolution phone screen ever, with four times the pixel count of previous iPhone models. In fact, the pixel density is so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels. Which makes text amazingly crisp and images stunningly sharp.

Multitasking

iPhone 4 introduces a whole new way of multitasking. Now you can run your favorite third-party apps — and switch between them instantly — without slowing down the performance of the foreground app or draining the battery unnecessarily.1 This smarter approach to multitasking is available only on iPhone.

HD Video Recording and Editing

Shoot your own movies in high definition. Capture impressive video even in low-light settings, thanks to the advanced backside illumination sensor and built-in LED light. Then edit and create your own mini-masterpiece right on iPhone 4 using the new iMovie app — with Apple-designed themes, titles, and transitions.

5-Megapixel Camera with LED Flash

Take beautiful, detailed photos with the new 5-megapixel camera with built-in LED flash. The advanced backside illumination sensor captures great pictures even in low light. And the new front-facing camera makes it easy to take self-portraits.

Technical Specifications:

iPhone Black
iPhone Black

Size & Weight

  • Height:4.5 inches (115.2 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth:0.37 inch (9.3 mm)
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces (137 grams)

Capacity

  • 16GB or 32GB Flash Drive

Camera, Photo & Video

  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • 5-megapixel still camera
  • VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Photo and video geotagging

Display

  • Retina display
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

iPhone White
iPhone White

Sensors

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

Cellular & Wireless / Location

  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular

Power & Battery

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time:
    Up to 7 hours on 3G
    Up to 14 hours on 2G
  • Standby time: Up to 300 hours
  • Internet use:
    Up to 6 hours on 3G
    Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

In the Box

  • iPhone 4
  • Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

iPhone 4 Video Ad


Pre-order starts June 15 and it will be available on June 24, 2010...

So what do you think does the new iPhone 4 changes everything again?

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Tutorials Web Designs

CSS 2 & 3 Cheat Sheets – Making Designer’s Life Easy

For Web Designers & some Developers, having a Cheat Sheet a really big help and what we have here is a very good-looking and easy to navigate CSS Cheat Sheet. You can print it and put it on you wall JPG & PDF downloads are available below.

[image size=”medium” align=”right” lightbox=”true” icon=”zoom”]https://www.wil-j.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/CSS3-Cheat-Sheet.jpg[/image]

JPG Format

PDF Format

Created by GoSquared and here’s some insights from the makers of how they have come up of this cool cheat sheet.

“We created the original CSS Help Sheet because we spent ages staring at ugly cheat sheets while designing beautiful sites. So we thought we’d make a Help Sheet that didn’t hurt the eyes of anyone who tried to use it. The past year, we’ve found ourselves using more and more CSS3 methods, and there was never much in the way of help out there until we decided to create a Help Sheet specifically for CSS3.

We’ve kept CSS2 and CSS3 on separate Help Sheets for now as not everything in CSS3 is finalised, or works in all browsers (cough, IE).

We hope you enjoy using them, and that they help you create even more memorable, usable, and stylish websites.”

Thank you GoSquared for this wonderful Cheat Sheet!

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The Web Tutorials

Ways on examing Short URLs before visiting them

Nowadays, ever since Twitter and other social networking sites become popular and with some of them has a limit on how you can Tweet or post a message, Shortening URLs have became the solutions for your link to fit on your post. But with this rampantly used you can never know what’s the real URL of the link you are clicking to since it has been shortened already unless you go to the link first and see it for yourself, where in sometimes it only leads you to anything not related or worse that it might lead you on downloading a Virus, Spyware or Adware. So beware before clicking to those shortened URLs.

Sample of Shortened URLs:

All of these links are links to my other articles on my blog. So all links are safe 🙂

SOLUTION:

So the solution is to expand the URL first before visiting them. Here are a couple of websites that offers those services and don’t worry since it FREE! All you have to do is copy and paste the link on the text box provided and press expand and you’ll see what’s the real link and a small screen shot of the website you want to visit.

Sample Shortened link I’ll be using on my examples below: http://is.gd/w (A link to Google.com)

You might want to test this shortened link or my other samples given to see how it works.

SCREENSHOTS:

LongURL.com Screen ShotExpandURL.com Screen Shot

So if you want to browse with confidence and security you should use these sites

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The Web

7 things you shouldn’t be doing on Facebook

Sometimes we get so overwhelmed by these Social Networking Sites wherein we all want to have as many friends as possible or to get connected to all our friends and networks out there and without even thinking that this might cause an intrusion of privacy or far even worst than that. So here are the 7 things you should stop doing now on you Facebook account or on your any accounts from other Social Networking Sites.

1. Using a weak password

Avoid simple names or words you can find in a dictionary, even with numbers tacked on the end. Instead, mix upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. A password should have at least eight characters. One good technique is to insert numbers or symbols in the middle of a word, such as this variant on the word “houses”: hO27usEs!

2. Leaving your full birth date in your profile

It’s an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank or credit card account. If you’ve already entered a birth date, go to your profile page and click on the Info tab, then on Edit Information. Under the Basic Information section, choose to show only the month and day or no birthday at all.

3. Overlooking useful privacy controls

For almost everything in your Facebook profile, you can limit access to only your friends, friends of friends, or yourself. Restrict access to photos, birth date, religious views, and family information, among other things. You can give only certain people or groups access to items such as photos, or block particular people from seeing them. Consider leaving out contact info, such as phone number and address, since you probably don’t want anyone to have access to that information anyway.

4. Posting your child’s name in a caption

Don’t use a child’s name in photo tags or captions. If someone else does, delete it by clicking on Remove Tag. If your child isn’t on Facebook and someone includes his or her name in a caption, ask that person to remove the name.

5. Mentioning that you’ll be away from home

That’s like putting a “no one’s home” sign on your door. Wait until you get home to tell everyone how awesome your vacation was and be vague about the date of any trip.

6. Letting search engines find you

To help prevent strangers from accessing your page, go to the Search section of Facebook’s privacy controls and select Only Friends for Facebook search results. Be sure the box for public search results isn’t checked.

7. Permitting youngsters to use Facebook unsupervised

Facebook limits its members to ages 13 and over, but children younger than that do use it. If you have a young child or teenager on Facebook, the best way to provide oversight is to become one of their online friends. Use your e-mail address as the contact for their account so that you receive their notifications and monitor their activities. “What they think is nothing can actually be pretty serious,” says Charles Pavelites, a supervisory special agent at the Internet Crime Complaint Center. For example, a child who posts the comment “Mom will be home soon, I need to do the dishes” every day at the same time is revealing too much about the parents’ regular comings and goings.

7 Things You Shouldn't Do on Facebook
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