Dec 31, 2008



CallingAmerica is new website that makes free calling America & Canada from abroad simple. There is absolutely nothing to download or install, only things you need are broadband internet connection and headset. You can start making 2 minute calls without any registration. Registered user can make calls up to 15 minutes long as many times as you like. Signing up for accounts are fairly quick and easy.

calling america from abroad


  • Make free calls to America and Canada.
  • Make calls to mobile and land lines.
  • Make as many calls as you like.
  • Creating account lets you make 15 minute long call.
  • Calls without registration only 2 minutes long.
  • For more similar websites see MakeUseOf free calling category.

Check out CallingAmerica @

Dec 21, 2008

Official Google Blog: Search and find magazines on Google Book Search

Official Google Blog: Search and find magazines on Google Book Search

Good google Tricks List

Searching on Google can be a magical experience once you find out how to make your search queries efficient. By making efficient I mean using some tricks or the cheat sheet provided by Google itself to quickly find what you actually require.

1. Find the Face Behind the Result

2. Google + Social Media Sites = Quality Free Stuff

3. Find Free Anonymous Web Proxies

4. Google for Music, Videos, and Ebooks

5. Browse Open Webcams Worldwide

6. Judge a Site by its Image

7. Results Based on Third-Party Opinion


Oct 24, 2008

Pixolu: Search for Similar Images Using an Image


In case you are confused after reading the title, that is what exactly Pixolu does. It’s an image search engine which lets you go deeper into the mechanism of image search and lets you find more relevant images using the image results it displays the first time you search. It uses Google, Flickr and Yahoo as the underlying image search engines.

search images with an image

How it works

  • Enter your search query and select the number of images you want to be displayed using the slider.
  • Drag and drop the pictures you like into the right box.
  • Hit the next button to get better images.

On the right hand side it also displays the url, size and the source of the image.

image search engine


Keep in mnd, Pixolu is still in beta state and sometimes might have problems and not work as expected.

Aug 24, 2008

How to find any email with Gmail search

The sight of someone scrolling through hundreds of email messages trying to find a specific one is like fingers on a chalkboard for me. With a few tricks, you can use Gmail to find the exact message you're looking for, without all the scrolling.

If you don't get a ton of mail, just typing in the words you're looking for usually does the trick. I can just type lisa in the search box and get all of the messages from my friend Lisa, southwest to bring up my ticket confirmations, or "bank statement" to help get my finances in order.

But the real power of Gmail search lies in search operators -- words that help modify your queries. Search operators work pretty much the same way within Gmail as they do for Google. So, if I want the email Lisa sent me with her flight information so I know when to pick her up at the airport, I type from:lisa SFO. Likewise:
  • A link from my co-worker Michael: from:michael http
  • A photo from my mom: from:mom has:attachment
  • That last chat I had with one of the Gmail product managers: keith is:chat
  • All messages from ebay that aren't outbid notices: ebay -outbid (the hyphen tells Gmail to return all of the messages that don't contain the word that follows it)
  • The messages in my inbox sent directly to me that I haven't read yet: to:me is:unread in:inbox
You can limit the scope of your search to a particular subject (subject:) or label (label:) as well. And you can get pretty fancy. Recently, I was trying to remember the date of my friend's April birthday. I always send her a birthday email, so I searched to:maya (birthday OR bday) after:2007/4/1 before:2007/5/1. It's the 19th.

If remembering operators isn't really your thing, that's ok. There's a "Show search options" link to the right of the search bar at the top of your inbox.

Clicking that provides you with text fields you can fill in to get the precision of advanced search. Start there, but after a while you'll probably find that using operators is a lot faster.

(via. GmailBlog)

Aug 20, 2008

Yearbook Yourself For A Good Laugh

Find a picture of yourself looking straight at the camera and then go to YearbookYourself for a good laugh. The site morphs your picture into a classic looks from 1950 - 2000. A few of the ones that it created for me are in the image to the right (and the middle left one is my new Facebook profile image).

It’s free and ad supported. Full disclosure, I had that hair in the bottom left photo - that exact hair - in eighth grade. (via

Aug 13, 2008

Turbanizer : Get Turban on your Head!


Did you think only Sikhs wore turbans ? Then Turbanizer will bust that myth for you and turbanize you - means make you wear your favorite turban ! Yes, Turbanizer is one of those fun image tools available online which lets you modify your image and puts a turban on your head. You can upload your photo from your computer or from sites like Facebook and flickr and then resize it through a slider and get the best suited turban from a good collection of fancy turbans.

Overall, it’s a nice fun tool to play around with.


  • Allows photo upload from your computer (maximum 2 MB size )
  • Get your images from Facebook and Flickr
  • Upload photo directly from webcam
  • A big collection of nice looking turbans
  • Works in Flash
Check out Turbanizer @

Jul 31, 2008

Minimize Any Application Window to System Tray


Very few applications like Microsoft Outlook, MSN Messenger and anti virus scanners have the built in support of minimizing the application windows to System Tray(the extreme right side of windows task bar). But luckily for rest of the application there is Trayit. Trayit Application allows you to save windows task bar space by placing the minimized application windows in to system tray.

See the following image which show application windows like MS Word, Windows Live Writer, Firefox, Google Talk, Notepad, etc.. minimized to the system tray with the help of Trayit.

Tech Thoughts: Trayit Application to minimize any application window to system tray

Trayit is a freeware application developed by Computer Technology Inc. It runs on on Windows 95/98/Me, NT/2000/XP/Vista and does not require any installation. Usage of the application is very simple. You can temporarily put any window in the system tray by keeping down the button when minimizing the window.

» Download Trayit Application

Jul 24, 2008

Bootable Pendrive!!!

Make your Pen Drive bootable.

Just download the the free utility.

Points to remember:
-Format Pen Drive in with FAT
-Run MakeBootable.exe to make USB drive bootable
-In BIOS select USB Device as First Boot device
Thats it!

Download MakeBootable :: Home Page