Itunes is the best!!

I guess most of us use windows media player for listening music in our desktop if it is windows. WMP (Window Media Player) is good for most part, but it is very slow and lacks features, There are lot of other options available like.

  1. VLC Player
  2. Winamp
  3. Media Monkey

Of the best, I will recommend ITunes from apple. It is sleek, good quality, easy playlist, CD/DVD Burning.

http://www.apple.com/itunes/

The only drawback is, it is bit heavy, and have to update the patches very frequently. Each of the patch are bit huge like around 50MB.

I have burned audio / mp3 cd, it is a pleasure experience with very little settings to be changed.

You can also watch video in ITunes. The audio and video quality is excellent.

You can also buy apps / songs using ITunes Store.

You have the Genius feature, based on the playlist and the type of songs you listen, Genius recommends the next set of songs that will go together.

Try it apple will not let you down!!

Small cars in chennai

Back in 90’s, Chennai’s small car was dominated by Maruti’s. Now we are overloaded with options for Hatchback cars in chennai or for that matter India. Here is a consolidated list.

Chevrolet

Spark spark_thumb Beat Beat_thumb

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Fiat

Punto Punto_thumb

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Ford

Figo Figo_thumb

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Honda

Brio Brio_thumb Jazz Jazz_thumb

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Hyundai

EON eon_thumb Santro Xing xing_thumb i10i10_thumb

i20 i20_thumb1

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Maruti

800 800_thumb Alto Alto_thumb Estilo estili_thumb

Wagon R waganr_thumb A Star astar_thumb Ritz ritz_thumb

Swift Swift_thumb

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Nissan

Micra Micra_thumb

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Renault

Pulse Pulse_thumb

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Skoda

Fabia fabia_thumb

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Tata

Nano Nano_thumb Indica V2 Indica-V2_thumb Indica Vista Indica-Vista_thumb

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Toyota

Etios Liva etios_thumb

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Volkswagen

Polo Polo_thumb

Google Offers

Here comes another innovative application from Google – Google Offers. http://www.google.com/offers/

How it works!!

Enter your email id, Country (Currently Beta supports only USA) and the Zip code.

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Following states are covered. Signup if you want to be notified. If your area is not covered, give your location, Google will intimate you once your area is supported.

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Here is some of the sample offers listed.

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Google offers also has an App for Android and IPhone.

Google has also integrated the offer application with Google Maps, personalized offers will be sent to you based on your location.

Daily Android Apps

If you are using a android phone, then there are quite a lot of good free apps available.

Facebook

This is one of my personal favorites, Very minimalistic, but has all the functions needed. I have stopped using Facebook (Desktop Version)

LinkedIn

Quite good, but lacks functionalities compared to desktop version, but still good to connect with your professional network on the go.

Google Reader

A very good app and very close to the desktop version. Right & Left swipe are cool.

Evernote

A very good noting app. You can take Text as well as Voice notes.

Drop Box

File sharing app, Instant synching of files from different channels.

Gmail

Apps for Gmail Desktop version, The only disadbantages is you need to refreshing (Synching) to get the latest emails. But over all very good app. Sending email with attachments is super easy.

Angry Birds

Popular App for gaming. A very good stress buster. Time killer.

Buy vegetables online in chennai

Most of the Chennai families buy vegetable either in the shops like Reliance Fresh, Fresh, Spencers Daily, More or Pazhamudhir cholai. If this doesn’t work they have other options like buying at the roadside vendor. Now chennai has the option of buying vegetables online.

http://ordervegetableonline.com

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http://www.angaadi.in/Home/

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www.veggibazaar.com/

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The option of buying online has it advantages for families with both husband and wife are working.

How to download Youtube videos?

I guess most of us use youtube very regularly. If you find a good video and want to download and view it offline. There are lot softwares available one that works very well is

http://www.bestvideodownloader.com/

The tool is very simple to use.

Download & Install the software, If needed restart the browser.

Goto a particular youtube video which you want to download.

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Select the Format you want.

Download and watch it offline.

You can also use VLC player to watch the videos offline.

VLC supports all formats.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Want to create Images?

If you are a windows User, there is very little option for Image creation other than Adobe Photoshop which is not a free tool. If you want something similar to Adobe Photoshop, but for free then GIMP is the right choice.

GIMP (The GNU Image Program).http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

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The image creation follows the layer concept. Where each changes that you add to the image can be done on layer. If you are not satisfied with a particular change, then you can delete the layer.

Create a New Image

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Create a New Layar

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Now Create a Text Banner.

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Increase the Font size to 55 and select the Color as Blue.

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Click on the Move Tool to come out of Text Tool.

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Right click on the Text, Filter, Light & Shadow, Drop Shadow.

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Save as PNG or JPEG.

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Give a proper name and click Export.

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Click Ok

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Open the Image in any image viewer.

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This is just a tip of an iceberg. There are lot of cool things that can be done using GIMP. Give it a try!.

One Idiot – A movie by IDFC

Manish & his blog Jago investor is one of the gems whom we can count to understand finance. His each post are very clear and up to the point of helping us clear the confusion on finance and financial products.

Recently he has shared a link about a movie “One Idiot” originally created by IDFC.

It is a must watch for anyone who needs to understand the significance of Savings. I guess most of us are great spenders, but i guess we need to start looking for options for Savings as well.

Thanks for sharing Manish!!

One Idiot – A fun & nice movie by IDFC on Financial Literacy

Direct link