PulpTunes Lets you take your iTunes with you

If you are someone who has a got a huge music collection in your iTunes at home and you need to go out suddenly. What do you do? Sync up your iPod already starving on Space with more songs? Well, with PulpTunes installed on your machine, you need not bother.

PulpTunes is the Webserver for iTunes. It allows you to let you or other people listen to the songs in your iTunes. So from now on, if you are away and still want to access that music on your home computers hard drive, all you need to do is install and configure PulpTunes.

 

Screenshot from PulpTunes

Image: Screenshot from PulpTunes

Check out PulpTunes Demo. Also, you can download and install PulpTunes by clicking here.

Well coming to the Wishlist, i certainly would like to see some kind of a sharing and rating engine, using which i can see other’s iTunes playlist, rate them, share my playlist etc and yeah, did i tell you, a search feature would be great.

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Track Your Lost or Stolen Mobile Phone Using Phone Guardian

If you are someone who is worried about losing your S60 Symbian cellphone, Phone Guardian can help you put rest to your worries.

Phone Guardian is a mobile security anti-thief software for your Series 60 v3 Symbian smartphones. In case your mobile is forgotten or stolen, Phone Guardian will allow you to remotely secure and auto lock your Symbian mobile by sending a lock SMS. 

Once you have locked the cellphone using Phone Guardian, it stays secure and in order to unlock it you need to send an SMS. Also, you can enable Phone Guardian to send automatically a secure SMS, with information that allows you to catch the thief. This is by default enabled on SIM Change.

Phone Guardian lets you search for lost mobile phone.

Image: Phone Guardian lets you search for lost mobile phone.

Key Features of Phone Guardian Software are:

  • Remote mobile lock and unlock with lock SMS
  • Phone Guardian becomes active (locks the mobile, emits the siren) when a different SIM card is inserted or on lock SMS.
  • Operator specific and location information is automatically sent to the number specified, including the number of SIM, IMSI and CellID numbers. You can then use this data to map the location of the cell phone using CellToMap.
  • Siren option can be put on and off.
  • Uninstall possible only with secure password.
  • Phone lock is independent from phone restart. This means that if you have locked the phone, it cannot be unlocked by restarting. The only way to unlock the phone is by sending a specific sms with password details.
Do note that this software is useful for mobile phones which run on Symbian 9.1 Series 60 3rd Edition Operating System. Click here for a complete list of compatible devices.
Download Phone Guardian. Remember, Phone Guardian is a shareware application and you would be required to pay after the free trial period for the software is over.
If you are someone who also wants to protect your Laptop from getting stolen, You might also be interested in reading my previous post on How To Track your Lost or Stolen Laptop.
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SweetHome 3D lets you design the interior of your House

Earlier i wrote about an interesting web based service called DesignMyRoom, which lets you design and do interiors for your room, today, in this post i will introduce you to a stand alone software called SweetHome 3D which is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.

SweetHome 3D is aimed at people who want to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home. Numerous visual guides help you draw the plan of your home and layout furniture. You may draw the walls of your rooms upon the image of an existing plan, and then, drag and drop furniture onto the plan from a catalog organized by categories. Each change in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, to show you a realistic rendering of your layout.

Sweet Home 3D may be run on Windows, Mac OS X 10.4 / 10.5, Linux and Solaris, and is translated in 11 different languages.

Sweet Home 3D

Image: Sweet Home 3D

Depending on your system, use the following instructions to download Sweet Home 3D and install it:

Windows: Download http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sweethome3d/SweetHome3D-1.5-windows.exe (25 MB), run the downloaded installation program, and follow the instructions from the setup wizard.

Mac OS X: Download

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sweethome3d/SweetHome3D-1.5-macosx.dmg (11 MB), double-click on the downloaded file and run Sweet Home 3D application found in the opened folder. To install Sweet Home 3D, drag and drop the application in the folder of your choice.

Linux: Download http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sweethome3d/SweetHome3D-1.5-linux-x86.tgz (40 MB), uncompress the downloaded file and run SweetHome3D application found in the uncompressed directory. To install Sweet Home 3D, move the uncompressed directory to one of your choice.

Some interesting features of SweetHome 3D worth mentioning

1.) You can import your home plan blueprint to get started faster with SweetHome 3D. 

2.) Based on the imported plan, create walls with a click of a button.

3.) Adjust the 3D view of the plan at any time.

4.) Enlarge Walls and also add, adjust and modify Windows and Doors to them. Wide variety of Doors and Windows are available in the catalog, all you need to do is select them from the catalog.

5.) Add Furniture, visit Home layout. 

In short, SweetHome 3D lets you become an architect of your house and lets you become an interior designer of your home.

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Google Chrome is now Out of Beta. v1.0 released

Earlier Google was planning of taking Google Chrome out of Beta. Now, its official. Google Chrome has finally left Beta and has released v1.0. 

Official Google Blog has the following to say

We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met but our work is far from done. We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux. If you are already using Google Chrome, the update system ensures that you get the latest bug fixes and security patches, so you will get the newest version automatically in the next few days. If you haven’t used Google Chrome for a while, now might be a good time to give it another spin.

In order to update to the latest version of Google Chrome, follow the steps below

1.) Click on the wrench icon within your Google Chrome Browser window. This opens a menu.

2.) Click on the menu item which says “About Google Chrome”. 

About Google Chrome

Image: About Google Chrome

3.) Google Chrome now checks for an update. If an update is available, it is displayed below as shown in the figure above.

Installing new version of Google Chrome

Image: Installing new version of Google Chrome

4.) Click Update Now. Google Chrome, now installs any updates available. 

 

Restart Chrome for the new updates to take effect.

Image: Restart Chrome for the new updates to take effect.

5.) Once the updates are installed, restart Chrome for the changes to reflect.

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WordPress 2.7 is now available for Download.

Interestingly though nothing is mentioned on the Official WordPress Blog, but seems like WordPress 2.7 is finally released. You can download WordPress 2.7 from the Official WordPress Download Page.

 

Wordpress 2.7 has made it to the world.

Wordpress 2.7 has made it to the world.

This has come pretty soon given the fact that WordPress released RC2 for WordPress 2.7 two days back.

[Update] WordPress.org homepage has the information about the release. I was indeed referring to the WordPress Official Blog which somehow didnt have the information while i was typing the post. The info is now up on the wordpress blog.

WordPress 2.7 RC2 available for download

Seems like WordPress 2.7 is not yet ready for the world. WordPress has now released the WordPress 2.7 RC2 after it released WordPress 2.7 RC1 few days back.

You can download WordPress 2.7 RC 2 by clicking here.

[How-To] Convert your Audio Tapes to MP3

If you are someone who has a huge collection of Audio Tapes or cassetes and wish to convert them to MP3 format so that you can play them over your music system or for that matter your computer, this is the post to read.

This post describes a step by step process of converting your Audio Tapes to MP3 Format Audio which can later be burned using a CD Burner.

Follow the steps below to convert your Audio Tapes or Cassettes to MP3

1.) First things first, you need to have your Cassette and the Tape Recorder. 

2.) You would also need a cable with double jacks for audio out from your recorder to audio in of your computer.

3.) Insert the cable to the Audio Out port of your Cassette player and insert the other end of the jack into the Mic input slot for Audio In.

4.) Download SuperMP3Recorder software to help you with the recording.

 

Set the bitrate to 192KBps.

Set the bitrate to 192KBps.

5.) Select atleast 192KBps bitrate from the MP3 Options under the Settings menu.

 

SuperRecorder

SuperRecorder

6.) Once you have configured the settings, press Record button on SuperMP3Recorder and then play the cassette tape on the player. 

7.) Your audio is now getting converted to MP3 format.

Do comment if you had any issues while converting your Audio Tapes to MP3. I will be happy to help.

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Vaibhav