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The Kindle App for iPad

You can use the Apple iPad to read all the Amazon Kindle books using the Kindle App.

iPad User Agent String

You may need the user agent string of Apple iPad to test your website's layout in the iPad?

Tips for Recording your Voice

What kind of microphone should you use for recording voice overs for your screencasts? Does diet play a role in voice recordings?

Google’s URL Shortener Supports Custom Aliases

Google’s URL shortening service – – supports custom aliases just like and but it appears that they have enabled this feature only for internal use.

How to Edit Photos in PowerPoint

@slhice shares some very interesting photo manipulation techniques that would let you change the colors and backgrounds of photos right inside PowerPoint without requireing Photoshop.

How these Free iPad Scams Work on the Internet

This video from Sophos explains how these “Free iPad” scams work on the web. The scammer will promise to ship you an iPad for free as long as you become a fan of their Facebook page and also invite all your friends to that page.

Why Are TED Talks 18 Minutes Long?

If you ever wondered why TED Talks are exactly 18 minutes long, here’s a clue from TED curator Chris Anderson: Q: Why are the talks only 18 minutes?