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I am the editor-in-chief and owner of Techie Buzz. I love coding and have contributed to several open source projects in the past. You can know more about me and my projects by visiting my Personal Website. I am also a social networking enthusiast and can be found active on twitter, you can follow Keith on twitter @keithdsouza. You can click on my name to visit my Google+ profile.

120GB Western Digital Passport Drive Winner

And after a short break we are back with the winners of the 12th competition of our where we were giving away a 120GB Western Digital Passport Drive sponsored by Newegg.com.

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We had a tough time picking the winner from the 56 entries we got, a list of which you can find in our account here.

And the winner of the 120GB WD Passport Drive is;

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Congrats to Deepali Vichare for winning the prize sponsored by Newegg.com, but wait that is not all, we could not deject so many of you so we threw in a surprise gift sponsored by AMD for 5 more people.

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5 surprise winners will be getting a 2GB pen drive that is generously sponsored by AMD.

amd_2gb_pen_drive_winnersCongrats Grace, Shivaranjan, Shankar Ganesh, Hariharakumar and Mohit Prabhat on winning 2GB pen drives sponsored by AMD.  We will contact the winners shortly to distribute the prizes.

Once again thanks to Newegg.com and AMD for sponsoring the prizes for this competition.

We still have lots of prizes to be given away so stay tuned for the next competitions, for a complete list visit the Birthday Bash announcement post.

Ultimate List of Firefox 3.5 Tips and Tricks

If you have been reading us for long, you know that we sum up of for new releases so that you can find out all the information about them in one place.

Firefox 3.5 Speed Test

And to continue the trend here is another ultimate list of tips and tricks for 3.5, once again this list will be non-exhaustive, we will keep on updating it as and when we come across something useful for our readers.

What’s New in Firefox 3.5

The folks at Mozilla have created a nice video that explores all the new features in Firefox 3.5, take a look at the video to learn more.

First Look at Firefox 3.5

Ars Technica takes a look at the new features in Firefox 3.5 giving us a overview of what to expect and what the new features are, take a look at First Look at Firefox 3.5.

Firefox 3.5 Review

The Tecnologizer reviews the new features in Firefox 3.5, telling us about the new features that have been included in Firefox 3.5 and more, head over and read Firefox 3.5 Review.

Top 10 Firefox 3.5 Features

Kevin Purdy from Lifehacker walks us through 10 of the best features in Firefox 3.5, if you are new or have never heard of the features in Firefox 3.5, head over and checkout the Top 10 Firefox 3.5 Features.

Top 5 Killer Features in Firefox

Mashable has put up a list of top 5 killer features in Firefox 3.5, they have detailed a list of features that make Firefox 3.5 much more better, take a look at Top 5 killer features in Firefox.

New Accessibility Options in Firefox 3.5

Firefox 3.5 has several new accessibility options. Marco’s accessibility blog talks about the new accessibility features in Firefox 3.5.

Updated Firefox 3.5 Tips & Tricks

Is this the end? No way, this list will be updated regularly so bookmark it and share it with your friends, we will keep updating as and when we come across interesting content.

If you have anything to share, feel free to recommend it to us using the comments, we will add it to the list.

Download Firefox 3.5

3.5 is out and ready and available for downloads, if you have been waiting for this now is the time to download and use the next generation browser in Firefox.

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What’s New In Firefox 3.5?

Firefox 3.5 has private browsing, increase security, better productivity features, more customizations and is also better than .

There are tons of features that Firefox 3.5 has and we will be doing a detailed review of it soon.

In the meantime why don’t you give the browser a try yourself.

Download Firefox 3.5

Blackberry vs Apple Ad War

First of all I will be away on a short vacation for few days so you won’t see much posts from me, however the blog will still be kept updated thanks to the other excellent authors of Techie Buzz, you can know more about who writes for Techie Buzz by visiting our about us page.

In the meantime before I leave here is a really nice and funny advertising war between Apple and Blackberry.

Have posted the ads on my Posterous page, so head there to take a look. Ad war between Blackberry and Apple.

Have fun, will be back soon.

Exclusive: Digsby To Release Major Update Today

We have some very exciting and exclusive news about , the popular multi-protocol IM client is about to announce a major update later today to the Digsby client, this update will include several enhancements and includes the culmination of three months of development efforts.

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The new features that will be rolled out in this new version includes several exciting changes including several performance enhancements and CPU usage reduction by about 50%.

In addition to this you can also lookup and search your buddies in your buddy list as well as on the web.

Another new feature is the ability to set invisible status for GTalk, which is not yet available in the basic GTalk client.

Disgby New Features Overview

  • Performance: Performance optimization from the ground up, reducing overall CPU usage by about 50%
  • Buddy List Search: Press Ctrl+F to easily search your buddy list or the web
  • Emoticons: Added four new emoticon packs to choose from
  • File Transfers: Improved the reliability of AIM, ICQ, and MSN file transfers
  • Conversations: Added an option for new IM windows to start hidden and blink the tray icon instead of popping up a window
  • New Infobox: The infobox now uses the same user interface control as the IM window (WebKit), making it much faster and more versatile
  • MySpace: Added support for setting status on MySpace
  • Google Talk: Added support for the Invisible status on Gtalk
  • And More: Over 100 other bug fixes and enhancements!

Here are some exclusive screen shots of the new application.

Buddy List Search   New Digsby Emotion Pack

More screenshots coming soon.

What do you think of the updates that will be made available later today? You can head over to the Digsby Blog to catch up the announcement later today.

Download Digsby

Mobile Buzz Updates Edition #3

Here is some of the latest mobile news from our Mobile Buzz blog,  where we talk about the latest mobile news, mobile apps and more.

That’s it hope you find the news interesting, don’t forget to subscribe to the Mobile Buzz Feeds to get regular updates.

25+ Most Useful Widgets For Opera

is a really good browser and if you are not using it yet, we highly recommend you give it a try, just like has , Opera too has a widget system which allows you to add features to the browser.

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Here are some of the most useful for Opera that can add value to the browser.

Don’t Miss: Most Useful Gadgets for Gmail

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Image Grep/Search Quickly search for images from various sites including Google, , Yahoo!, Ask.com and Photobucket, without the need to open a additional browser. Clicking on the thumbnail will directly open the image in a new tab, very useful.

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Video Downloader Fancied a video you just watched and want to store it on your PC, the video downloader widget will help you to download videos and store it on your PC from 100s of sites.

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Google Translator Quickly translate text between languages, comes in very handy and is a definite time saver.

Google Toolbar (our review) Google Toolbar for Opera brings several of the features available in Google Toolbar to Opera in the form of a widget, you can do most.

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To-Do List Manager The dotoo To-do list manager is a handy widget that will allow you to manage your to-do lists from right within Opera. Want more, take a look at the Best Online To-Do list managers and 11 Sticky Notes Applications for your desktop.

Wikipedia Search Quickly searches and displays information from Wikipedia, you can also search for content in Wikipedia using this widget.

Time & Date Calendar This widget will allow you to manage your schedule & events from right within Opera, it also has a option to import events & settings, and import & export iCalendars.

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Google Maps Perform location based and local searching using Google maps, find directions and more without having to open a separate tab.

Password Generator Want to sign up for a site and require to create a strong password? This widget allows you to create strong passwords by providing it a phrase.

Temporary Inbox Quickly create a temporary email inbox to register on forums and websites. You may also want to check our extensive list of temporary email services.

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Multi Weather Track and view weather updates for multiple locations for any locations across the world.

Flight Tracker & Flight Monitor Real time flight tracker, lookup up-to-date flight arrival & flight departures for any international airlines.

eBay Watcher Watch up to 10 auctions of your favorite products from eBay. You can also try out a desktop applications to track eBay Auctions.

Remember The Milk A widget to track your RTM account using a widget, if you are a RTM user you may also want to check out other apps for desktop access of RTM.

Multi Gmail Accounts If you have multiple accounts and want to check the emails for all of them this widget will come in pretty handy.

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Scientific Calculator & Calculator Widget Perform advanced or basic calculations from right within Opera.

Unit Converter Perform unit conversions between Acceleration, Area, Torque, Electricity, Energy, Force, Force / Length, Length, Light, Mass, Mass Flow, Density & Mass capacity, Power, Pressure & Stress, Temperature, time, Velocity & Speed, Viscosity, Volume & Capacity, Volume Flow.

Currency Converter Convert between different currencies using live data provided by XE.com.

Pandora Radio Widget Allows you to play songs from the Pandora without having to open a full tab.

Quick Skype Calls If you use Skype to make local calls, this handy widget will help you call numbers using Skype, you will have to have Skype installed on your system though.

Sort It Out – Textarea for quick and simple string list operations: Sort, UPPERCASE, lowercase, Capital, letter frequency.

World Clocks Keep an eye on the time in different cities across the world from the browser with this handy widget.

Screen Ruler & Ruler Designers need to be accurate right down to the last pixel, the ruler widget will come in pretty handy to measure things in your browser.

Color Picker Color picker adds a widget that will allow you to choose a color and quickly get the hexadecimal value for it.

What do you think about these widgets? Do you use any other useful widgets that we might have missed? Don’t forget to tell us about your views and the widgets you use.

Adobe Air Applications Gallery

is quickly becoming the best way to develop cross platform applications, we have told you about several interesting Adobe Air applications including for and more.

However there are lots of Air apps released every day and it is hard to keep track of all of them, Adobe Air Apps aims to make it easy by maintaining a regularly updated gallery of Adobe Air applications.

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They currently have profiled 255 Adobe Air Apps and keep adding newer ones to the gallery, if you are looking to find a Adobe Air app, this is a place you should definitely check out.

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Win A Western Digital 120GB Passport Harddrive Sponsored By Newegg.com [Birthday Bash]

Update: This competition is now closed, we are not accepting any new entries, winners will be declared on Monday

Time to kick in the 12th competition of the series where we are giving away a 120GB Western Digital Portable Drive, sponsored by Newegg.com

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Newegg.com has been running some amazing Daily Deals where they put up some amazing products for unbelievable prices, if you are looking to get the best deals, we urge you to check their daily deals section, in addition to that Newegg is also going to have a mega sweepstakes this month, look forward to more information from us shortly, in the meantime head to Newegg.com to find the product you want at the lowest prices.

Western Digital have been manufacturing reliable and cheap storage devices which are widely used and have known to be a safe and secure option, you can check out a whole range of hard drives at the Newegg.com WD Store.

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Who would not some extra space to store their files, music and movies, and we couldn’t think of a better solution than Western Digital.

Western Digital Passport drives are sleek and easy to carry around with you to anyplace, the drive is reliable and provides a handy solution for storing important files you can move around wherever you want.

Do you want to win a 120GB Western Digital Passport sponsored by Newegg.com? Read on for the rules and regulations.

Rules & Regulations for Winning 120GB Western Digital Passport Harddrive

To participate in the competition and be eligible for win one 120GB Western Digital Passport Harddrive, you will have to use one of the following ways.

  1. Tweet about the sponsors and about this competition, include a link to both the sponsor and the competition, if you are creating your own tweet, please include Newegg.com in the tweet, also use this link http://u.nu/53i7 for the sponsor and this link http://u.nu/7mbe for the competition.Here is a tweet you can use to enter the competition, click on this tweet link to tweet about this contest. Once you have tweeted about it, leave a comment with a link to your status..
    Tweet Message (example): Get the best deals on computer products at Newegg.com http://u.nu/53i7 win a 120GB WD Passport Harddrive for FREE http://u.nu/7mbe
  2. Write a blog post linking to both Newegg.com and this contest in your blog post. Once you have written the blog post, leave a comment here with a link to the post.
  3. If you do not have a twitter account, or a blog, leave a comment on why you would want to win a 120GB WD Portable Drive.
  4. This contest will end on 25th June at 12AM EST, no entries will be accepted after this point, we will announce the winners in a blog post shortly after the contest closes.
  5. The more you participate the more you win, we have bonus cash prizes of $100 and $50 to be given out as bonus cash prizes at the end of all the competitions, for rules about bonus cash prizes please visit Techie Buzz Birthday Bash announcement post.

Please note: tweeting or blogging about the competition in itself will not avail participation, you will have to leave a comment on this page to get an entry in the winning draw.

Once again thanks to Newegg.com for sponsoring this competition, without the sponsors we would not have been able to run this Birthday Bash.

Please Note: If you comment does not show up before the competition is about to end, please use the contact form to let us, we DO NOT check the spam comments for entries, so if your entry is missing it is due to Akismet catching it as spam.

However please wait for sometime before contacting us, if your comment does not show up, we moderate comments, so it may take time, however we are not liable if your comment is caught up by Akismet Spam.

Nokia N97 Survives Drops, Water, Breakfasts and More

Nokia N97 is out and people have already begun running stress tests on the mobile, remember Nokia has always been known to manufacture some of the toughest devices that are very good for rough and tough usage, so would the delicate touch screen Nokia N97 survive the tests?

Take a look for yourself, here are some stress tests that were conducted on the Nokia N97.

 

 

 

 

From the tests the Nokia N97 survived this phone definitely looks sturdy and a good buy and long lasting might we add.