Top 5 Productivity Apps for Your Nook Color

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The Nook Color, the popular 7-inch tablet computer from Barnes & Noble, has impressed users with its full color touchscreen, customizable display, Wi-Fi browsing and media player. Increasing the functionality of the device even more is the incredible range of apps that are available. From games and entertainment to social and lifestyle apps, there’s something to keep everyone interested and engaged. Many users are taking advantage of a Barnes and Noble coupon code to treat themselves to one of the many productivity apps. Let’s take a look at some of the best available.

1. OfficeSuite More >

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Will we ever see a single dominant Android phone maker?

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Since its rise to prominence, one of Android’s defining features is its variety of manufacturers. HTC manufactured the first major Android release, the T-Mobile G1. Motorola manufactured the original Droid, which helped catapult Android into the mainstream. Samsung has been busy manufacturing all types of handsets on its way to being the top Android producer. At the same time, numerous other manufacturers have pumped out Android handsets of all ilks, from the most basic entry level phone to high-powered quad-core models.

Yet we live in a society that appreciates homogeneity. That is, we want More >

Metal Sniffer, a Metal Detector app for Android

Introducing Metal Sniffer for Android

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So I made my first Android app, an full-fledged magnetic field sensor aka metal detector. It’s nothing too spectacular, but I thought you guys might find it useful.

This app detects nearby electromagnetic fields using the phone’s built-in magnetometer/compass. Depending on your phone, you can use it to detect metals up to 15cm away, and magnets from far, far away! Note that household equipment like TVs, and computers or even your phone case can affect readings.

How to use this app?

Very simple, just move the app around and read the measurements, if the magnetic field readings go over a More >

Set the resolution of a VNC sessions in Linux

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Time for another Linux related guide, this trick is probably useful to those running “headless” linux boxes, or without a screen, so the only way to access them is using remote control tools like ssh or vnc.

One problem that I have encountered while setting up one of these computers to use as a server is that the VNC sessions were forced into the mere resolution of 1024×768, with no way to change it. I tried a few tricks on the Internet, but none of them seemed to do anything.

At last I figured that I have to manually edit the xorg.conf file in order to force the system into outputting in a More >

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Pros and Cons of Using WordPress Multisite

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WordPress Multisite is an option that allows blog owners and site administrators to run multiple sites without having to upload a new WordPress configuration for each site. This option was formerly made available through WordPress Multi-User. Now developers can configure the WordPress 3.0 installation to allow for multi-site use. There are many benefits and disadvantages to doing so, based on your experience and needs. Here’s a breakdown of some of the pros and cons of WordPress Multisite:

Pros

Easy one-stop management. Once you configure the multi-site installation, you can manage all your More >

How to Create a Storage Warehouse

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Creating a storage warehouse may seem easy on the surface but there is a great deal to consider. Safety aspects, cost and efficiency all need to be considered so that you can make your warehouse work to its full potential for you. This article will discuss some of the key elements that you will need to consider when setting up a warehouse.

Firstly, you will need to decide what form of storage you wish to utilise. There are numerous different methods and each of them has both benefits and disadvantages.

  • Block Stacking is the cheapest and most easily established method of storing blocks. The More >
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One API to Rule Them All

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While HTML5 is not a single API or even a single standard, but rather a grouping and umbrella for several different standards to co-exist under, the developers are looking toward these open web standards as the future. Developers have moved off of the desktop bandwagon to where the action is, on the web and mobile platforms. With the hope and promise of a better experience via apps stores, the developer community is starting to look at the desktop again, but do not want to go back to old coding standards. Writing a web app and then trying to take that to the various desktops with each having More >

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Wondering How to Start Making Music at Home?

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Making Electronic music is very simple and the process goes very quickly, if you have the right tools. The right tools aren’t easy to get, thought. There are so much software and online options to start making your own music from home that one can get lost pretty fast. This article will show you the features that you should be seeking in your buying process of the best music making tool. Now let me talk about my favorite tool/software to make music. It is the premier name in Electronic music making device for computers. It is sought after by beginners and professionals alike for making all More >

Wikipedia Goes Offline to Protest SOPA/ PIPA

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Today, 18th January 2012, is a sad day for both the internet and for information seekers. In protest against tow internet privacy acts in the US, Wikipedia has gone offline for 24 hours. The acts in question are SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act – currently going through the US House of Representatives) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act ndash; currently going through the US Senate).

What are SOPA and PIPA?

pThe two bills currently circulating in the US are designed to protect intellectual property. They are supported by large media corporations including the MPAA (Motion Picture More >

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5 Benefits of Promotional Pens

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In the current competitive marketplace it is important for a business to be unique. Differentiation from competitors is difficult, so innovative use of printing services is necessary. One way to use printing companies effectively is to produce unique promotional items such as promotional pens.

There are several benefits to producing promotional pens;

  • They are flexible in use.
  • Producing pens is inexpensive
  • They last a long time.
  • They create goodwill.
  •  They are easy to distribute.
  1. Promotional pens are used in many ways.

Promotional pens are very flexible. Pens are widely used common objects More >

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