Watch Foo Fighters Concert Live on Facebook

Just a week after U2 did a live broadcast of their concert on , there are reports in TechCrunch, that Foo Fighters will be broadcasting their concert live on using Livestream.


The concert will be streamed live on the Foo Fighters fan page on Facebook at 7PM PST (10PM EST) today on October 30th, 2009. Fans will be able to update their status on the concert page using the live feeds feature in Facebook.

Bands broadcasting their concerts live on the internet, is definitely great news for fans, as it is not always possible for everyone to make it to a live concert in person. Internet on the other hand provides a great way to connect fans from across the world, allowing them to enjoy the music from the comfort of their home.

The Foo Fighters concert will be broadcast live for 1 hour.

Apple App Store Has 100,000 Approved Apps

Lets be honest, without the app store, the iPhone would not have survived. Even the Apple ads that are run on television have a catchline, There’s an app for everything. So, having reached a milestone of 100,000 approved apps in the app store is a definite high point for Apple.


The app store has a mix of both paid and free applications, and many of them are really very useful. Since I bought my iPod touch, I have been installing tons of apps on it, and it has made life much easier, when it comes to managing certain aspects of my computing life.

However, Apple App Store has had its fair share of controversies. Rejecting apps by developers and giving vague excuses has been a big bane for many developers. On the other hand, the app store has let in seriously stupid apps which are utterly useless. A recent controversy in the app store came from the rejection of Google Voice, which has now drawn into a huge battle of sorts, between Google, Apple and AT&T.

But all said and done, having an option to choose from over 100,000 apps, gives Apple a upper hand in the mobile market. Matching that number will definitely be a huge work for Android, Nokia and Blackberry.

Right now I have a mix of 75 apps installed on my iPod touch. What about you? How many apps have you installed on your iPhone or iPod Touch?

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WordPress 2.0 Now Available for iPhone and iPod Touch

In this generation of smartphones, blogging on the go is much more easier. The app for iPhone is an example of how easy it has become to blog from a mobile device.

The WordPress team has announced that WordPress 2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch is now available for downloads in the App Store. The app definitely makes it easy to create posts and manage your comments from the iPhone.

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I tried the app on multiple blogs, but was hit with a weird communication error on one of them, even though I provided proper credentials. I am really not sure, whether this is a bug with the app itself or the blog.


The new app is packed with lots of features which include:

  • A new, more efficient user interface that makes it faster to switch between comments, posts, and pages.
  • Various user interface refinements and bug fixes
  • New Comments interface, with Gravatars and the author URL shown in the comment list
  • Passwords are now stored in the keychain
  • Posts are now automatically saved and restored if network connection is lost during publishing
  • Added persistence, so the app re-opens in the blog you last used
  • Added an interface for manually entering the XMLRPC endpoint for non-standard setups
  • Fixed rotation-related visual glitches
  • Fixed errors where malformed XML prevented access to XMLRPC endpoint
  • Fixed edge case where local drafts were sometimes not saved
  • Fixed the order of photos so that they’re displayed in the order they’re uploaded/

There is no upgrade available for the older version of WordPress for iPhone. You will have to download the new app and install it afresh. You can safely uninstall the old app once you install WordPress 2.0.

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Access Windows Live Skydrive from Windows Explorer

services allow you to store files in the cloud, allowing you to create multiple of your files. However, most of them do not provide you with desktop tools or explorer integration to browse and upload files easily.

A longtime back we had told you on how you could integrate your account with explorer. If you are a Skydrive user, we came across another software called Skydrive Explorer, which will help you to access files stored in Skydrive from Windows explorer. This adds a whopping 25GB of space to your computer.


Once you have installed Skydrive Explorer, you will see a new entry called Skydrive Explorerin Windows explorer. This drive will not be functional until you login to your Skydrive account.


Double click on the Skydrive Explorer icon to login to your Skydrive account. Once you have entered your credentials, you can access your Skydrive files from Windows Explorer. You can copy and paste files to the Skydrive Explorer, just like any other folder on your computer.

Techie Buzz Verdict


Skydrive Explorer is a , as it makes it much more easier to manage files in your Skydrive account. The fact that it acts like just any other folder on your computer, allows users to quickly copy/paste files and back them up in the cloud, without having to go through a web interface.

Skydrive Explorer is a must download.

Ratings: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

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Pirated Versions of Windows 7 Selling for Rs 50/<$2

Looks like Microsoft’s piracy woes in Asian countries is not going to end very soon. Even before Microsoft has officially* begun retailing copies of Windows 7 DVDs in India, the bootleggers are already offering pirated copies of for sale for Rs 50, or approximately $1.20.


That is way below the retail price of Windows 7, which is priced at $219 for the Home Premium version, and $120 for the upgrade to the same version. This might come as a huge blow to Microsoft, who have yet to set a foot in the Indian market with Windows 7 sales. Of course, owners of bootlegged copies may not be able to activate their copies of Windows, but you can expect a workaround for that too.

Quite sometime back Microsoft had offered to sell Microsoft Office for $29 in China, this again was done to tackle the software piracy in China. Microsoft is also offering Windows 7 at a discount of up to 40% in India to curtail piracy, but will it work? Only time will tell.

* Microsoft has currently put the sale of Windows 7 on hold in India, due to the upcoming Budget, where the taxes on software may be changed.

Watch Michael Jackson’s This is It Live Premier Online

The documentary feature film for Michael Jackson This is it will be premiered live at the Nokia Theatre in Las Vegas before it hits the theatre.


The streams will be made available at several locations across the internet, here are some places you can watch the tribute live, courtesy Mashable.

The event will be broadcast live on 27th October at 4:30PM PDT, which is 7:30PM EST.

Perform Actions When Copying Text to Clipboard

Most of the times when we copy a URL, we want to open it in a web browser. When we copy an email address, we want to send a email to someone. When we copy a explorer path, we want to open and browse the folder.

As you can see, some actions are done to perform another one. Wouldn’t it be awesome, if we had a intelligent software that could sense what we want to do, and automatically allows us perform those tasks, based on what we copy? You guessed right, we found something that will do that for you.

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Clip Monitor is a awesome software, which will automatically detect what you are copying and offer you to perform the default actions based on the text that has been copied. For example, if you copy a URL, it will offer you an option to open a web browser that points to that URL. If you copy a email address, it will offer to open the default email client and open a compose email window. If you copy a explorer location, it will offer to open the explorer window and browse to that location.

In addition to that, if you copy images to clipboard, it will offer you to open your default image editor. If you want to exit the software, just copy the text exitand the software will automatically close itself.

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[1] ClipMon is a awesome software and could turn you into a productive powerhouse, if it comes with more customization and options.

Even in its current state it is a really useful software, however, greedy as we are, it would be good if the software allowed users to define custom actions based on clipboard text. For example, say I want to open Microsoft word, i just copy word, and it gives me an option to open Microsoft Word. Having an option to predefine actions and keywords would be something that we want the developer to add to this software.

Rest assured, this is a , without doubt. Go ahead and make yourself more productive.

Techie Buzz Rating: 5/5 (Awesome)

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Easily Share Screenshots on Twitter with Screentweetr

I usually take a lot of screenshots on and share it using TwitPic. The usual process of sharing screenshots involves, taking a screenshot and uploading it using or using the web interface for TwitPic. Sometimes this becomes a tedious task, since it involves multiple processes to just accomplish a single task.


Also Read: Tools and Services to Share Music and Videos in Twitter

I got used to using another app called Localhostr uploader, which provided a easy way to take screenshot and upload it to the web, unfortunately using that too required to follow multiple processes, when it came to sharing those screenshots on twitter.


ScreenTweetr is a a very useful application based on , which will allow you to quickly take screenshots, upload it, and share it on twitter. Once you download and install the application, you will have to associate your twitter account with it.


To take a screenshot, press the print screen button on your PC or use Alt + Print Screen to capture the active window. Once you do that, the Screentweetr application will get activated, allowing you to upload the image to your chosen service along with a message that will get posted to twitter.

Screentweetr currently supports uploading images to TwitPic, TweetPhoto, Twitgoo, ScreenTweet, yFrog, MobyPicture,, Posterous, TwitrPix and TwitDoc.

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[1] This is an awesome application for Twitter users who frequently share screenshots or images on twitter. With a wide range of supported services for uploading images, this app makes it a breeze for many users.

The only sore point is that the app does not support OAUTH validation, which is the norm these days for associating an application with twitter, without having to give out your password.

In addition to that, this app does not provide an option to modify the used to take screenshots, and upload them to twitter. This becomes a bit of problem if you use multiple screenshot software, like in my case. I don’t want to modify the shortcut keys for my regular screenshot software, and ScreenTweetr will only work if I turn my regular screenshot software for creating blog images off. Having an option to setup custom shortcut keys for Screentweetr, is something I would like to see in the next update. Hope the developer takes note of this.

That aside, this is a highly , and will definitely save you a lot of efforts to share images on twitter.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

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Answers to Common DHT Torrent Myths

utorrent_logoIf you are into files sharing using P2P software, you might come across wrong information from several sources. Most of the information available are myths and not true.

Torrent Freak a site dedicated to Torrent news, have create a list of questions for Tracker less torrent downloads using DHT (Distributed Hash Table), and given reasoning as to why they are myths and totally wrong.

Torrent Freak has provided proper explanation for the following questions related to DHT:

  • You must turn off DHT when you use private trackers.
  • Certain clients leak DHT data and should be avoided.
  • You can be tracked by DHT / AntiP2P groups use DHT to find you
  • DHT slows your system down
  • You need to connect to a tracker, before you can use DHT
  • When enabled, it sends usage data back to tracking companies

For answers to the above questions, visit Torrent Freak.

Handy Bulk Software Installation Suite for PCs

If you recently bought a copy of , you now have the task of installing software on it. This list may include a web browser, anti-spyware, anti malware, antivirus among other things.

But why waste time installing each and every app, when you can do it all at once? Ninite is a Easy PC setup Software installation suite, which allows users to create a software installation bundle involving web browsers, instant messaging, media tools, , document viewer and editors, free antivirus, software runtime suites like Flash and Java, P2P and file sharing software, , file compression tools and developer tools

Also Read: 10 things to do After Installing a new OS


The process of creating the software installation bundle is pretty simple, head to the Ninite site and choose from the available software options in different categories, you can also select multiple options in a single category.


Once you have selected all the software that you want to install on your PC, click on the Get installer button, this should direct you to a download page. Save the executable and run it. Ninite will start downloading and installing all the software using default settings.

It may take sometime to install all the software as Ninite will first download the software and then install it on your PC.

Techie Buzz Verdict

techie-buzz-recommended-software[1] The beauty of Ninite is that once it starts the installation you do not have to sit and face the computer, to keep clicking on the next buttons, which is a common occurrence while installing software.

Once you start the installation Ninite will automatically download all the software, agree to the terms of use and install it to your PC. It will also automatically reject software from installing toolbars and other un-required add-ons.

Ninite is definitely a gem of a software and we highly recommend this to anyone who wants to save some time while installing software on their new PC, and, did we tell you that this software installation suite is FREE (as in beer).

Techie Buzz Rating: 5/5 (Awesome)