November 20, 2010

Going through google labs...

I was just going through Google Labs looking out for any new additions in it.

I tried out the Image Swirl feature which is quite old now,but would be nice if implemented in the main Google Image search.

The next one which caught my attention was Indic Music Search which allows you to search and play Indian movie songs(currently only Hindi is supported) online. This again was released some time back,but I never remembered to actually try it out, until now.

There were loads of great looking apps,but all were for android, and as I don't own any android devices or haven't started developing in it, I skipped them. But the apps were innovative and made me wish I had an android phone to try it out. One of them is Google Goggles, which allows you to search using photos captured in your phone camera. It is available for IPhone4 and Android.It seemed quite similar to my classmate at MEC , Sandeep's academic project.

Afterwards, all the apps were quite old, heard of, or boring in nature. I just tried out one, named People Hopper, which basically is an app which shows the transformation path between the profile pics of any two friends, through your Orkut Account. It will be added as an app to your profile and you can drag and drop your friends (any 2 including urself) and the app will calculate and show the transformations that convert one photo to match the other. It was quite crappy for the pics I tried and looked surreal. Anyway nice concept..someone might believe its actually accurate.

Thats it for time being..will be back with more updates on my view of this myriad world of technologies..

November 09, 2010

Saving All Tabs in Firefox

Often while reading technical articles and solutions, we might end up opening lots of tabs.

Now, having lots of tabs open has its own downside , like slow loading.But a bigger problem is losing all these tabs data if your browser crashes for some reason( chances of crashing increase with increasing tab count and contents).

These tabs are not exactly 'Bookmarks', as in you don't want to bookmark all these sites forever, as they might only be for temporary reference. And you don't want to save one-by-one.
Instead, there is a nifty option in Firefox to save all tabs as bookmarks at one shot. Pressing ctrl+shift+D will prompt you to enter a bookmark location and folder name under which all your currently open tabs will be saved as bookmarks.

But I didn't find a way to load all these tabs back at once if required.

So I am still looking for a solution to this problem of mine. The TabSaver extension of Firefox also seems to address similar problems.

Will check it out and update back here.

In mean time if anyone has any suggestions/solutions, please add in comment.