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Sunday Afternoon #2 (5 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 2-November-2008  14:43:27 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

Continuing on with another top 10, here's the top 10 online freebies and deals. Unless you're a financial Jedi Knight or economic Sith Lord, you probably don't have a ton of control over our turbulent economy. What you can reign over is your spending and saving—and when you know where they are, you can take advantage of deep discounts and general freebies across the web. Even you're not much for coupons and you're occasionally unable to resist splurging on a new tech toy, you can save some serious cash on many purchases, or avoid them entirely, by spending a few minutes online.

Here's an interesting trick to hide information within a normal text file. It is a pretty unknown trick to create hidden text files using nothing but Notepad, you can use this simple trick to hide plain text data without using any third-party utility.The text files created using the method below won't show anywhere in DOS or Windows irrespective of the hidden and system display file-settings, the files created using this can only be accessed if you know the correct file-name used while creating the file.

Some TV manufactures are now making three dimensional panels. Tucked away in the Sound and Vision department of Harrods is a 42in LCD television set. As a not-for-sale display model, it draws only the occasional glance from the tourists and Christmas shoppers packing the store. Despite its unexceptional looks, though, this item of hardware may offer the answer to that great unsolved problem of technology: three-dimensional television.

Ever wanted to be able to access google calendar or documents from within gmail? Almost anyone and everyone who is on the internet, uses email these days. One of the best if not the best email service is Gmail. If you or your business is internet savvy then again you spend much of your time in email. Keeping this in mind Gmail has some new lab features that allow you to keep a close watch on other Google services. One of the most recent ones and the subject of this article are the Google Docs and Google Calendar gadgets, as well as the ability to add iGoogle gadgets to your Gmail account

What about 28 cool firefox about:config hacks? You may have installed countless add-on in Firefox to enhance your using experience, but if you want to get the most out of Firefox, you really have to hack your way into the about:config. The about:config page contains most (if not, all) of Firefox configuration options. It is so far the most effective, and the most powerful way to tweak and enhance your Firefox performance. Here are 28 of the popular tweaks.

In a break from the usual graphics tutorials, here's a nice list for Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator is a great program. It offers so much versatility in creating vector images. Hence why it is the top vector program out there.

If you have a blog, then you might want to try to stop people plagiarising your content. I recommend the death penalty for plagiarism. Until that happy day arrives, I'll share a technique that at least makes life harder for thieving scumbags.

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