Here is a standard size Reddit button for your website

August 27th, 2011 by WordPlop

If you have social media buttons on your website, and have ever tried adding a reddit button, you may have noticed that reddit doesn’t provide a standard sized button. Most other websites, such as Digg, Facebook, and Twitter, have 20px tall buttons as an option. Reddit didn’t have one 20px tall, so I made one by modifying an existing button, and here it is:

To use it, save this button to your own server and replace the image URL in the button code with your own URL (wherever you uploaded the button). Also, note that I say button, not widget. This won’t work with the interactive widgets because they are a javascript code. Use the “reddit this!” button under “commonly used buttons” to get the right code.


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10 Free Useful Android Apps

August 16th, 2011 by WordPlop

Wifi File Explorer

This app lets you browse files on your phone without plugging it in or removing the SD card. It works through wifi, letting you connect directly to your phone through your router. It’s as easy as opening the app, opening the web browser on your computer, and typing in the local IP address of your phone. There is an option to set a password, and your phone is only accessible when the app is open, so the security is good as well.

Amazon Appstore

It’s an app store from Amazon. There is an app of the day, which is always an app that costs money, but on that day, it’s free. So you get free apps that you would otherwise have to pay for. Not much more to say.

Advanced Ruler

Just as the name of the app suggests, this is a ruler for your phone. Ever need to measure something but didn’t have a ruler around? This app makes measuring small items as simple as putting them next to your phone’s screen. The ruler can be adjusted for any resolution so it should work with all phones.

ConvertPad

While not very polished in terms of visuals, this app is the best free converter I have seen. There are options for almost anything that you can possibly convert, and it lists multiple results at once so you don’t need to switch back and forth between units.

Andie Graph

This amazing app lets you have a graphing calculator right on your phone. It is an emulator, so you must get your own ROM, but that isn’t a problem. Now if I forget my actual TI calculator at home, I don’t have to worry because it is right on my phone. It’s really a perfect emulator and you’ll feel as if your phone is a real TI calculator.

TeslaLED

This little app lets you do many things with your phone’s built-in camera flash. There is the option of using it as a normal flashlight, as a strobe light, as a morse code beacon, as a timed light that turns off after a set amount of time, and as a hold-to-light flashlight. Plus it can use your screen to display hazard lights and police lights, which is just a cool bonus. It also comes with a widget so you can activate your LED without even opening the app. Very convenient.

SiMi Folder

This is the best folder organizer I have found. You can create many different types of folder widgets and customize them in many ways. It’s the best way to organize all your apps, rather than having them in one giant list where it’s hard to find anything. Just make some folders for a few different categories of apps and games, and suddenly your phone becomes much more useful because you can actually find the app you’re looking for.

Alarm Clock Xtreme

This is a very cool alarm clock. There are many features, such as having to solve a math problem to turn the alarm off, for those of us who tend to hit snooze while still being completely asleep. You can also customize the vibration and ringing, making it gradual, you can make a large snooze button, and so on. You can even set it so it turns off only when the GPS senses that you are moving. It also comes with a cool clock widget.

Embiggen

This simple and very polished app lets you enlarge text on your screen. You type a message, and it displays the words as big as possible. This can have many uses, such as communicating with people in cars without having to open your window, talking to someone next to you when you can’t actually speak, such as at a lecture or at school, and I’m sure people will find even better uses for this app. It might not seem useful, but it has potential to create funny situations, and might even come in useful sometimes for something important.

Parcels

If you buy a lot of stuff online, which you should because 99% of the time it’s way cheaper, then this app will keep track of all your shipments. You can customize which carriers show on the add list, and you can point your phone at a QR code so you don’t have to actually type in the tracking number. Very good way to stay organized and to know when to expect your packages.


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Battlefield 3 gameplay footage: Caspian Border

August 16th, 2011 by WordPlop

This game looks amazing, and will definitely be better and more fun than whatever the new version of Call of Duty will be. Check out this amazing gameplay footage of Battlefield 3 below.


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How to download Youtube videos

April 21st, 2011 by WordPlop

Youtube has always been considered to be one of the most popular web resources for people who like to watch different videos online. Moreover you are given an opportunity to upload your own video file which could be seen by a great variety of people who visit this web resource. But you were not allowed to download youtube videos. But not so long ago this problem was solved by different software developers which offer different solutions for their customers. Such tools make it possible to download such videos and afterwards convert the video files to different formats which are easy to use. This kind of software is extremely popular today because it makes it possible to watch youtube videos offline on your computer.


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Home-made pulse laser gun

March 10th, 2011 by WordPlop

This guy made his own laser pistol that actually works. The gun uses capacitors to create a powerful charge that is then released to a 1MW laser. This is enough to shoot through thin metal. While maybe slightly dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing, this seems like a very fun project, complete with the futuristic look. Check out the video:


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Magicka Review

March 6th, 2011 by WordPlop

Magicka is currently available on Steam for $9.99. This is a great game with many unique elements to it. It is not an RPG or an MMO, although it might look like one. This video is a good example of the gameplay so you can see for yourself what this game is like. Magicka is well worth the $10 and has a rather funny campaign. Some quirks include random glitches for some people, but I have only experienced three glitches during around 10 total hours of play. The game also isn’t too optimized, as it requires a rather powerful computer for its graphics, which are very good by the way, but should not stress out my computer as much as Crysis does. Overall though, Magicka is a very fun game. Check out the video:


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Choose the Right Place to Sell Your Mobile Phone

November 4th, 2010 by WordPlop

When you’re ready to sell mobiles for cash there are so many companies offering to take your phone it can be overwhelming. There are a few tips and tricks to identify a good company from a bad one. Through extensive research, cashformobile.com has proven to be a reliable source of true information to get the most cash for your mobile phone.

Benefits

Cash for Mobile Phones sites offer a variety of benefits, but some can be distracting from the information you need to make your decision. Cashformobiles.info offers the same benefits of other sites, but with a straight-forward approach. One of their most popular features is to easily find out how much your phone is worth, so you know which company to sell to.

Trustworthy

Cash for mobiles or cashformobile.com is a trusted site offering only the most up-to-date information so you know exactly what you need to sell your mobile phone. Because they continuously check the market and the mobile phone industry, they know what companies are the best to work with and what companies really are going to offer you the most cash. They also know which phone models are getting the most cash and which aren’t.

When you’re looking to get cash for your mobile phone it’s important to find an information source to fit your needs. You need someone you can trust, after all, we’re talking about a phone you spend your hard-earned money on.

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The 808 Keychain Micro Camera

October 15th, 2010 by WordPlop

If you’ve ever wanted a “spy camera” or a tiny camera for any purpose, now you can get one. The 808 Micro Camera is becoming very popular online right now, for the reason that it costs less than $10. And even at this price, the video results are amazing considering the physical size of the camera and its price.

There is so much information about this little camera that it’s ridiculous. People are using it for every purpose imaginable, from putting it on radio controlled airplanes and helicopters, to race cars, motorcycles, bicycles, helmet cams, and more. The camera is smaller than most car key fob remotes. It produces 640×480 video, although some models convert this to higher resolutions (that makes the video bigger but reduces quality and distorts the aspect ratio). The video quality is relatively very good, as seen on the previously mentioned website. Most models shoot at 30fps, which is also very good considering the size and price of this camera.

The reason this micro camera costs around $10 is that it’s made in China from unused cell phone camera parts. You can find it on eBay, where prices range from $6 to $50. The cheap ones are the same as the expensive ones, and the reason they’re so much cheaper is because they ship direct from China. The previously mentioned website lists some eBay sellers who sell the good version of the camera.

The #3 and #8 camera is the best. All current 9 versions of the 808 camera use different microprocessors and other components. If you want to buy the 808 micro camera, try to get one of these versions. The eBay sellers that sell these models are listed on the website, but don’t count on receiving the right version. I bought three cameras from user “linjiechong” on eBay, who at first said they were #3 cameras. I got all #8 cameras, one of which doesn’t work longer than about 10 seconds, the other takes very choppy and laggy video, and the third one seems to work normally.

The thing is that the 808 micro camera is so cheap that people don’t get too upset when one doesn’t work, they just buy a new camera. For the size and quality of the camera, at this price, it is worth it. I will be using it on a radio controlled helicopter, my motorcycle, and as a helmet cam for my mountain bike. And I’m sure there will be more uses for it as well.

This isn’t a review of the camera, it’s just an informational post to let more people know about it. You can use it in so many ways. The 808 micro camera is a great keychain cam, and if you want something like a helmet cam but don’t want to pay hundreds for something like a GoPro camera, the 808 video camera is the perfect solution. And if you destroy it, it won’t hurt your wallet too much to just buy a new one. If you have an 808 micro camera and have found a cool use for it, post it below.


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Ecomparison Shopping With Voucher Codes

October 13th, 2010 by WordPlop

Ecomparison Shopping for Men’s Clothing from places such as White Stuff and Moss Bros with Voucher Codes

Ecomparison shopping online is one of the most convenient ways to shop. Not only can you find everything you’re looking for, but all from the comfort of home. While, women outnumber men in online shopping, men are quickly catching up. While, men’s clothing tends to be a little easier to shop online for, there are some basic guidelines you should follow to avoid returns.

Sizing

It’s important to know your sizes before ordering online. If you’re between sizes, go for the next larger size. Men’s jackets, suits and other fitted items are sized based on measurements. Make sure your measurements are accurate. Your partner can do this for you or you can visit a tailor to be measured. Shoes are listed in both U.S. and European sizes, making it easier for you to order correctly.

Styles

You can find anything online that you would find offline. Often with more color and sizing options. Search by favorite designers, type of material or price on shopping sites to find all the styles of clothing you want.

Ecomparison shopping is easy, fun and affords you the opportunities to find what you want. Always take a look at the sites shipping, return, exchange and payment policies to ensure you feel comfortable using their online store. Shop, order and receive your favorite men’s clothing in just a few days (faster with upgraded shipping options) and slip into your new jeans or suit for a new look.

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Why you should defragment your hard drive

September 15th, 2010 by WordPlop

For those of you still using Windows XP or any earlier version of Windows, you need to manually defragment your hard drive. Windows Vista and later versions do it automatically, unless you disable the option to auto-defragment on a set schedule.

Defragmenting your hard drive will make a noticeable difference in your computer’s speed. Programs will open faster and the whole system will run quicker, as disk cache access will speed up after a defragment. What defragmenting does is reorganize fragments of files that spread out through the disk over time. Each time your computer accesses the hard drive, files get fragmented. Defragmenting your hard drive will also increase free space.

A program I highly recommend is Defraggler, made by the same company that makes CCleaner (another great program for speeding up your computer). To give you an example of what Defraggler or a similar defragmenting program can accomplish: my 320GB drive had 10GB of free space left before the defragment, and it was 23% fragmented. After running Defraggler and getting that figure down to 10% fragmented, I now have 55GB free space. So defragmenting my hard drive by only 13% gave me 45GB of free space, plus of course it made my computer faster.

All modern versions of Windows include a defragmenting program standard, and this includes Windows XP. To access the stock program, at least in Vista, open up Computer, right click on the hard drive, click properties. Click the Tools tab up top, and click Defragment Now. But again, I recommend Defraggler. It has more options and seems to get the job done better, and it’s also free.

So there you have it. Defrag your drives. Some people such as myself disable the auto-defrag option in Windows because it can start defragging when you don’t want it to. You should defragment your hard drive about once a month, depending on how you use your computer.


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