All posts by Tehseen Baweja

Tehseen likes to write about Internet tools that make life easier. Check out his blog at Ijaar.com for more good stuff or follow him on Twitter @tehseenbaweja

Share Photos On Flickr and Twitter

If you regularly upload photos on Flickr and tweet about them, you must be tired of the manual process. Now there is a way to automate this with Flick.to.twitt.

Flick.to.twitt is a great app that automatically posts on Twitter about your Flickr uploads. Once you sign in with your Twitter and Flickr credentials, flick.to.twitt will let you tweet whenever you upload a photo on your Flickr account. It does this by asking you the title you want to use for your photo at Flickr and the Twitter status you want to display. You can also specify the Flickr set you want to add your photos to.

No registration or sign up required. You can also view the latest photos people have uploaded on Flickr through flick.to.twitt.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

Flick.to.twitt is a very simple app with no loaded features. It just does one thing and does it quite efficiently. The only thing its lacking is the ability to upload multiple photos at once.

Rating: 3/5 (Very Good)

Adult-Only App Store Introduced For Android

The App store at Apple is infamous for rejecting apps due to their overly strict monitoring. Android, on the other hand, seems to be completely unregulated and unmonitored compared to the App store. Either that, or they fully support adult-only apps for the Android market.

That’s true. Adult-only apps are now available for your Android phone, something that is unimaginable for an iPhone user. Not only that, apparently there are enough adult-only apps for Android that an adult-only app store has been launched.   Mikandi is the first mobile adult app store that you can download on your Android handsets. Once installed, it gives you access to a number of free/paid 18+ apps. Apps are divided into various categories including Adult News, Erotica and Eye Candy.


Do you think Google should do anything about it? How would Google make sure that minors are not gaining access to these applications or is it not even Google’s responsibility?

Comment Spam Can Hurt Your Search Engine Ranking

If you go to any large blog, you will see comments that won’t say anything useful but would have 1 or 2 links pointing to their own website. If you are not sure what I am talking about, here is an example:

People think that these sort of spammy comments would actually increase their ranking in the search engines. Google explains that it is not the case. Google in fact has a lot of algorithms in place that can identify these spam comments and devalue the links posted through them. Webmasters should instead spend that time on genuine ways to increase traffic to their website. If you have previously posted such comments on other blogs, you can always try to delete them and submit your website for reconsideration.

In short, only post a comment if you have something worthwhile to say. It is also wise for webmasters to protect their site/blog for spam by using comment moderation, CAPTCHA or other strategies.

Manage and Color Your FireFox Tabs For Better Browsing

If you have multiple tabs open, it gets a little too boring with all the tabs being of same color and format. It also often becomes hard to distinguish which tab is active in just a glance.

To help Firefox users with this, there is an awesome add-on called FabTabs. FabTabs colors your tabs by fetching the color of the website open in that tab. For example, a tab with Yahoo! would be colored purple, a tab with Mashable will be colored blue and a tab with Techie-Buzz will be colored black.

FabTabs lets you adjust various settings including color strength, opacity and contrast. You can also choose to only color the active tab and use/remove a bevel like effect for the tabs. Another option is to color the horizontal line below the tabs.

Download FabTabs add-on here.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

FabTabs is a great tool to add colors to your browsing experience. With multiple tabs open, it becomes super easy to manage them with FabTabs. I simply wish they would add the capability to use customized colors.

Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

Apple Already Testing Next Generation iPhone?

The news comes from an iPhone developer Pandav who spotted usage records from an unknown/unreleased iPhone model. The app being used is iBart which is a public transportation guide for the San Francisco area.

It is being referred to as iPhone 3,1 since references to it were found in some firmware files back in August. The news looks pretty convincing because of two reasons:

  • Before Apple released the iPhone 3GS there were referrals to an iPhone 2,1.
  • iPhone 2,1 was similarly tested in and around the San Francisco bay area.

There are no details yet about features of the upcoming iPhone, but speculations include a video camera , a multi-core processor and Verizon compatibility.

Paint and Share Graffiti On Twitter With TwitPaint

Creating Graffiti is a cool way to express something creatively. The graffiti applications made it big time on Facebook and now TwitPaint is introducing graffiti to Twitter.

After you sign in with your Twitter credentials, TwitPaint lets you paint a graffiti and then share it on Twitter. The graffiti is displayed as a shortened URL, clicking on which takes the user to the actual graffiti on TwitPaint. The best part however, is that anybody can edit that graffiti to create a new one.

You can also browse through hundreds of graffiti created by other users and customize them for your use. While creating a graffiti, you can select your desired color, set the width of the brush and adjust the opacity level.

A sister application of TwitPaint, called TwitShot lets you use your webcam to take shots and share on Twitter.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

TwitPaint is a unique way to express your self on Twitter. You can create a graffiti as a greeting card, paint a picture or simply express yourself in a creative manner.

Rating: 3/5 (Very Good)

Download Free Twitter Themes and Backgrounds From Twitpaper

Be it real life or social media, everybody wants to be different and stand out from the crowd today. When it comes down to Twitter, people understand that your Twitter theme/background tells a lot about who you are. This is specially important if you have a significant number of followers.

Twitpaper knows that creating a Twitter theme is not an easy task, hence, they are providing hundreds of free Twitter themes and backgrounds for you to download. Simply head over to Twitpaper.com and browse through the large collection to find a theme you like.

There are a number of categories including   Abstract, Anime, Music and Nature. When you click on a design you like, you can see more information like user comments, HTML codes of colors used in the design and the number of views. Alternatively, you can also search for backgrounds or browse the most viewed backgrounds on the website.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

TwitPaper is a great free resource to download free Twitter themes and backgrounds. The large collection and interactive features makes it a very useful resource for people trying to customize their Twitter profile.

Rating: 3/5 (Very Good)

Crop Your Images Online With CutMyPic

There are plenty of online tools out there that can crop images then why do we tell you about another one? The answer lies in just one word “simplicity”.

CutMypic is an online that is focused on cutting/cropping your pictures. Simply upload your picture from your hard drive, crop it however you want and either save it to your hard drive or email it to a friend. No registration to do, no software to download and no extra buttons to press.

As added features, you can also add drop shadow and round the corners of the image. A simple preview tool lets you preview the image before you finalize it.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

CutMyPic is a simple yet very useful tool. It serves only one purpose and serves it well. I don’t think I would go to any other web-based image editors if all I have to do is crop pictures.

Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

4 Great Websites To Find and Download Movie Subtitles

You spent 4 hours downloading the latest movie through a torrent but damn! it’s dubbed in a foreign language. This is the place where subtitles do their magic. However, finding subtitles is not an easy task, that is why we are bringing you some great resources to find and download subtitles for thousands of titles in dozens of languages:

1. DivX SubTitles:

With over 100,000 uploaded subtitles, Div X is probably one of the oldest and most popular site to find and download subtitles. You can search by subtitle language, file format and even number of CDs.

2. TVsubtitles:

If you are more into TV shows, TVsubtitles has the largest collection of TV show subtitles. Subtitles are organized into TV shows, seasons and episodes. Simply browse to your desired episode and select the language you want your subtitles in including English, French, Brazilian Portuguese and Italian.

3. AnySubs:

AnySubs is another great website to download movie subtitles. The visual navigation and alphabetical organization makes it easy to find the right subtitle file.

4. 5Sub:

If you have exhausted all your options, come to 5Sub, the search engine for subtitles. Just enter the name of the show/movie you want and select from over 30 languages. You can also find the recently uploaded subtitles on 5Sub.

If you are not sure how to add subtitles to a movie, here’s a great tutorial.

Mininova Deletes Illegal Torrents, Goes Legal

Mininova.org, one of the biggest and most popular torrent services has just lost a battle in court. As a result, they are deleting a large number of torrents from their servers that they don’t have rights to distribute.

As this blog entry explains, Mininova is limiting itself to Content Distribution Service. It means, they can only distribute the content for which they have distribution rights and all the other stuff just goes out the window. There is no specific information of how many torrents would be deleted but speculation is that it will be in tens of thousands.

This is a sad day for thousands of users who get most of their content such as music and movies through torrents. Do you think the same would happen to other torrent sites as well? What are some of the alternates now?