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Scroll is Cool - Try the jQuery Scrollorama

In the name of “Cool” here is Scrolloroma which lets you Animate your Webpages

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Want something hip and out of the ordinary, then take a look at this plugin which Animates your webpages and makes your site stand out to the crowd. How many of you have really tried out something unique with your site? Sure i have seen many web designers who really have captured my senses on the web. But only a quite few of em were outstanding.

Scrollorama animates your webpages in a unique way

Here’s to something unusual and creative. John Polacek, a Web Designer from Chicago has developed a jQuery plugin which animates any HTML web element on your site, be it audio, video or an image. CSS animations commonly used for creating Web 2.0 buttons and other style effects is now old skool, on the other hand Scrollorama uses jQuery’s smooth scrolling to provide that extra something for your readers.

The Plugin gives you some really nice animation effects to start with such as Fade in, Fly in, Rotate in and Zoom in. The plugin is free to download and if you happen to be a web developer you can create some new animations too.

So what are you waiting for? Go to github and download the Scrollorama plugin. You can also visit the plugin site to see a live demo illustrating an animated webpage.

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Source: The Verge
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lockscreen apps for windows phones

4 Best Free Lockscreen apps for your Windows Phones

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Here are the 4 best free lockscreen apps for your Nokia Lumia smartphone. Nokia Lumia is just out and you must be pretty excited owning this envious and slick gadget. Watch out there are a lot of bad people out there who will do anything to get their hands on it. Hehe :) Just kidding, but watch out!

Lockscreen apps are a must have for any smartphone as you can avoid dialing of numbers by accident, and also as an added security from robbers who might misuse with your sensitive data lest it gets stolen. These apps will surely protect you from these common disasters and keep your smartphone safe and secure.

Windows Phone Lockscreen apps

1. MazeLock: This app is a must have for your phone as its very hard to breach the locking mechanism, simply because it is so intelligently designed. Mazelock works on the idea on how you slide your fingers across your touchscreen to create a pattern. It doesn’t have any numbers or codes to unlock. Once you set a pattern in your lockscreen settings you can unlock it by creating the same pattern when your phone gets locked. Thus making it hard for any individual to figure out that specific pattern created by you.

Download link

mazelock lockscreen for windows phone

2. SlideUnlock: Slideunlock is also a good lockscreen app. Perhaps this app is more designed towards providing a nice graphical interface rather than on the security features. You just need to slide you finger on the lockscreen to unlock, the kind seen on Apple iPhones. You can also add new app shortcuts onto the lockscreen to launch them directly. A nice feature in this app is it also supports shake to unlock.

Download link

slideunlock lockscreen for windows phone

3. Quick Lock: As the name suggests, this app is designed to get you quickly in and out of the lock state. You simply press the lock and it gets you onto your desktop screen.

Download link

quick lock lockscreen for windows phone

4. LockscreenButtons: Lockscreenbuttons gives you a swipe to unlock feature alongwith an extra advantage to add application shortcuts. It will automatically place the six frequently used applications by you onto the lock screen. You can launch your apps directly without the need to unlock your phone. Quite handy isn’t it?

Download link

lockscreenbuttons for windows phone

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Final-Cut-Pro-X

Apple’s Final Cut Pro X is a disaster!

Apple launched its latest version of Final Cut Pro, (video editing software) the Final Cut Pro X on June 21st. Apple states that Final Cut Pro X is completely built from scratch and is a lot more advanced than the previous one.

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FCP X consists of a high-end video editing technology that beats every other video editing software out there. Apple has put together a complete featurelist over what new improvements it holds on its predecessor. The most prominent feature being it grabs out the heart of your 64-bit CPUs and throttles it completely. Full GPU utilization and adding more speed by making use of the latest Thunderbolt I/O ports are some of the key features of FCP X.

Apparently the developers of FCP X failed to include many of its important features, such as the ability to open previous FCP projects. FCP X also revolves around a number of issues like limited XML support, no 3D support and unusability of third-party add-ons. Apple has also officially stated that all other versions of Final Cut have been discontinued. The reviews have completely gone down, the negative criticism to this app went upto such an extent that Apple had to close down new reviews, although Apple regards this as an App Store bug. As TNW has rightly said it, “We’ll treat this one as a bug, though with some skepticism.”

This app has wreaked havoc even in the HOLLYWOOD. Conan O’ Brien mocks this piece of shit openly on his show. Take a look at this video.

For a complete PROS and CONS list refer to this article.

We at CHAAPS recommend of not investing in this software, atleast until it is fully patched by Apple. If you want to still give it a try, proceed to this link and click Buy. Thanks to Apple for keeping this app as a low budget software, FCP X is currently priced at $299.

Drop a comment to share your views about this huge disaster! Will video professionals revert to some other Windows app or keep continuing working in the buggy FCP X’s environment. Share your thoughts.

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New iPhone app, Pepsi Loot. Get freebies for an entry in restaurants!

[ad#ankit1]I have some good news for all Pepsi lovers who love to enter any venue which contains Pepsi products that now they can earn rewards in the process thanks to the newly released iPhone app — Pepsi Loot.

Pepsi Loot

This app made with help of Pepsi will allow iPhone users to locate Pop Spots (Pepsi-selling food service venue) in the Base section of the app and can visit the venue to earn rewards. iPhone users can also use a detailed version of map which allows them to filter pop spots or such venues by cuisine type. Users can access a more detailed map that allows them to filter Pop Spots by cuisine type.

Once accumulated enough rewards points they can visit Loot Section to view various goodies available and watch music videos from featured artists. For every three checking or visiting three such pop spots, each consumers will earn a free digital song download at the Pepsi Loot Store.

Some restaurants will offer freebies to Pepsi Loot users or consumers, so consumers and customers checking in a Pop Spots may find that certain venues or pop spots offer free Pepsi with the purchase of an entry. It should be interesting to see how consumers respond to the one-off brand-specific location app.

Pepsi is now also a non-beverage partner of Foursquare. Though the terms are still being worked out, Foursquare’s Tristan Walker tells us that they will be conducting several experiments with retailers to see if they can move more Pepsi products.

He also clarified that Foursquare isn’t involved with the Pepsi Loot app. So any user using this great app can share his /her reviews with us about the application.

Credits: Mashable, Akshay

Links: App Store, Pepsi site India
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Milestone: 50,000+ Applications in Android Market

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An Impressive Milestone by Android Market… The Growth of Apps in Android Market is Growing Exponentially. Androlib reports that Android market has crossed over 50,000 Apps now and is counting…. Have a Look at the Graph below

Just 10 days back, there were 38,000 odd Applications in the Android Market Place! This is a Remarkable Achievement. With the Pace of Growth like this, no wonder in a month it crosses 100,000 apps mark and shall go head to head with Apple Store which boasts of having 189,816 Apps!

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Download Cisco WebEx Meeting Center.A Powerful iPad App for Business

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Cisco [Welcome to the Human Network] now allows you to attend meetings anywhere and at anytime using Apple iPad. The Webex app is absolutely free and you do not need to have an Webex account to attend a meeting (you need Webex account only if you want to schedule or host a meeting). The Webex app for the iPad uses sizeable iPad screen to view applications, documents or remote desktops and also includes simultaneous 2-way audio so you could actually join in the conversation.

Some of the Features for WebEx Meeting Center on Apple iPad

WebEx Meeting Center on Apple iPad offers key features that are required for a mobile user to:

  • Full Screen View to Attend WebEx meetings
  • Listen and talk with a headset on the iPad or request a call-back on the phone of your choice.
  • View content shared from any computer: documents, applications, or screen-sharing with live annotations. Pinch to zoom and scan.
  • Check who is present in meeting, and how they joined, with mobile and computer user icons.
  • Control audio with mute/un-mute capabilities.
  • Start an individual or group chat with other meeting participants.
Joining  a meeting on Apple iPad
Join WebEx meetings using one of the following methods:
  • Go to WebEx meeting invitation email and click on the To join this meeting link.
  • Tap the meeting url in your calendar.
  • Launch the Cisco WebEx Meeting Center app on your iPad and enter the meeting number.

To find your meeting and join. you could also go to your meeting site URL (e.g. mycompanyname.webex.com), .

Is it free to attend a meeting on Apple iPad?Absolutely Free!  There is no cost to download the WebEx Meeting Center app on the iPad, or to attend any WebEx meetings which you’ve been invited to join.

Free 14 Day Trial Download Webex Meeting Center for your iPad
Try Webex

For More Information Visit WebEx Apple iPad Application Homepage – Visit
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How to make an .EXE app?

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An EXE is the file extension in Windows operating systems, which donates that that file is executable and can be installed. For a programmer creating an executable file is not a big thing, but for  non- techies it is a great thing. Today here in this post at Chaaps I am going to show you a tutorial how can you create a simple executable file without any programming knowledge.

Steps

  • Download a small application of 422Kb called Bat to EXE converter from here. Using this app you can easily convert any batch coded file to EXE.
  • Second step is to create a batch application. Those who don’t how what is a batch application? Let me explain you first. It is a notepad file coded with CMD command and saved with .BAT extension, here in this tutorial I am going to show an example with a simple batch code to cancel any printing job.
  • Copy paste this code in a notepad file with . bat extention.

@echo off
echo Stopping print spooler.
echo.
net stop spooler
echo deleting stuff... where? I'm not sure. Just deleting stuff.
echo.
FOR %%A IN (%systemroot%system32spoolprinters*.*) DO DEL %%A
echo Starting print spooler.
echo.
net start spooler

  • After copying the code start the Bat to EXE converter application.
  • Browse the batch app and set the directory where you want it to be converted and get saved.
  • You can easily encrypt, password protect it or add Windows Vista admin manifest.
  • To add encryption click on the “Encrypt” and enter the password.
  • To add Windows Vista admin manifest click on the “Add Vista Adminstrator mainfest” below the Misc section.

Make it Pro!

Version Info

Version Info

You can easily make it look like a professional looking application by adding an icon, version info and etc etc by clicking on the version information tab. Yo! your professional looking EXE application is ready without doing any programming. You can download it from here.

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Start Building your iPad apps

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SDK apple blue print

Apple will be releasing the iPad somewhat in the next month i.e. April 2010. Are you ready for the release ?

No doubt the release will be grand. But its gonna be even more grand if you are going to use your own applications for this release.

Here’s a last minute opportunity for developers. If you’ve missed the opportunity of building an iPad app.

The iPad apps are based on iPhone app creator SDK, so if you’ve already made an app for the iPhone then it should work with the iPad as well.

The SDK is available on the Apple store:
iPad SDK

An article on Gizmodo suggests how simple iPad apps may look like:
What a few simple iPad apps may look like

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For using this SDK you need to be an apple developer. In case you’re not, you need not worry. Taplynx will do the job for you.

In case you want to know what an app will look like, see this video:
My First iPad App

These apps have revealed some secrets of apple. Check out this video to know the full details:
Apple iPad SDK reveals some secrets

So it does seem that Apple is not blind. Apple does have some tricks up its sleeve. Its giving developers the chance to make iPad apps for future versions of the iPad as well !!

If you’re quite advanced, here’s what you can do with the SDK:
iPad apps games

iPad flash

Though there were many rejections about the iPad not having flash, you have to re-think. Flash player is getting heavier by the day. Apple has already managed to put up loads of things in the iPad. Expecting flash is a little too much. But some rumors to reveal that the later versions of the iPad is going to have flash support, but not Adobe flash. This flash player will be much lighter. Is this just a rumor or is apple really getting a head start ? In fact, the iPad already supports basic flash.

Here are articles which states why the iPad does not need flash:
A flash developer on why the iPad cant use flash
Apple iPad will not have flash

Adobe systems has even written a blog post on how to make iPad apps with flash:
Build iPad apps with flash

This article was even featured on techcrunch:
Apple iPad will support flash

From all these applications that are coming up, you can be sure the iPad is going to be a better success than thought before. The cost of the iPad was considered a little too high, but seeing the number of applications available has made even more people pre-order it.

You should check out the cool new features the iPad apps have to offer. This is one thing that’ll make the iPad much better than the iPhone !!! Even though the iPad may not support some things, iPad apps will….

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List of Nexus One Apps. Applications for your Android Phone.

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Nexus One, An Android Phone by Google. It’s all about owning a Brand New Nexus One Phone.

What is the first thing which you have to Try with your Brand New Nexus One Phone?? Obviously, The Nexus One Apps. If You are looking for Some Cool Nexus One Phone Apps, you are in the right Place. I’ve Compiled a list of Nexus One apps here. The Only Thing you need to do is Visit the Android Market on your Phone and Select and Install the App.

Nexus One Apps Collection

Twidroid

Twidroid is the best Twitter application for your Nexus One Phone.
Twidroid is the Most Downloaded Twitter Client for Android Phones. Twidroid is Hot favorite since Google Released its Very own Nexus One Phone.

Twidroid Visit | Download

Advanced Task Killer (ATK)

Advanced Task Killer is a Killer App for your Nexus One Phone. ATK is an App which kills some tasks which are running on background. Using Advanced Task Killer you could save some System Resources.
Advanced Task Killer just acts like a Task Manager on your Windows.

Download Advanced Task Killer Free from the Android Market.

The Weather Channel

Get The Weather Updates on the way you travel. This Nexus One Weather App provides the daily forecast including Weather Maps, displays layers such as clouds, UV index, rainfall, radar, snowfall .

Go To The Android Market on Your Nexus One, and Download Weather Channel App.

Qik – Live video streaming

Don’t just send a Picture, Share the Experience. Qik is a Video Streaming Service. Qik is now Available for Android Platform like Nexus One. Qik is the easiest way to share everyday life experiences with friends and family, as they happen.

Qik App for Nexus One Phone Download
From The Android Market Download Qik

Talk to Me – Real-time Translation App

Talk To Me, As The Name of this App Say, It also you to Speak to it in your Language and Instantly Translates your speech to Desired Language. There are Plenty of options available for the language. Just Select The language one you like and Start Translating your Speech in Real-time. Everything with Talk To Me App

Download Talk to Me App from Android Market

Yelp -Find Places

Yelp Helps you to Find the Nearest Pizza Shop, Restaurants, Hang-outs and even you could read reviews on those places. What’s More!

It’s not Yelp! It’s a great help for you!

Download Yelp by Visiting Android Market

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Lots More Nexus One App to Come. We will continue This List and Keep you Updated with most Interesting and Brand New Apps for Your Brand New Nexus One App :)

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