Hone Your Typing Skills in TypingWeb

Are you unable to keep up with your mind while typing? Have you ever wished that you could type as fast as that nerd who shares your cubicle? Well, TypingWeb may help you get over your typing woes.

Sumatra PDF – The Leanest PDF Reader For Windows

Windows doesn’t have an inbuilt PDF reader like Mac OS X and Ubuntu do. PDF readers from Adobe Reader and Foxit are great, but they’re also bloated and / or include bundled crapware. Open source Sumatra PDF solves both these issues and lets you read your PDFs without fuss.

Optimize your WordPress blog with Autoptimize

Autoptimize is a new WordPress plug-in that makes optimizing your blog a cakewalk. Adhering to it’s name, the plug-in will automagically optimize your blog’s HTML, JavaScript and CSS codes to make it leaner and faster. The plug-in is extremely simple to use, and provides just three configuration options – to optimize the HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. The author recommends using Autoptimize alongside the popular WP Super Cache plug-in for giving some serious speed boosts to your WordPress blog.

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Google Announces It’s Own Operating System

Google has officially announced that it’s open source, lightweight operating system – Google Chrome OS – will be available on netbooks in the second half of 2010. This is what Google has to say about Chrome and Chrome OS :

We designed Google Chrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

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Use Twitter elegantly, in Windows Vista / 7, with Blu

Ever since Twitter started getting popular in early 2007, the number of apps for this microblogging service have exploded at a phenomenal rate. Blu is one such desktop app for Twitter, and it tries to distinguish itself with aesthetic look and feel. Quoting the developers,

There have been a lot of attempts at a great Twitter desktop client, but most have have resulted in glorified readers or overly complex applications—not a great experience. Meet blu. Now you can experience Twitter in a whole new way.

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Fetch movie subtitles with Sublight (Updated)

Update: Sublight is probably dead. You should use an online service like Subscene or Open Subtitles instead.

Sublight is a useful utility for Windows that allows you to fetch subtitles for movies and TV shows from various sources across the web. With it’s nifty features, Sublight can automatically look up subtitles for the movies on your PC and play them on your favorite media player.

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