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TuneWiki for iPhone

by on Jul.18, 2009, under Reviews, Tips & Tricks

TuneWiki

TuneWiki turns song lyrics into subtitles so you can read along while you listen.

You must have herd about Lyrical, the free app that lets you look up lyrics for the currently playing song but TuneWiki does better, spooling out lyrics as the song plays. It actually streams lyrics in Real Time.

With TuneWiki for iPhone and iPod Touch, you choose a song from your library using TuneWiki interface, then watch the lyrics scroll past as it plays.

The song has already been “time-synced” by another user. If not, you’ll have the option of advancing the lyrics yourself so the app will know the sync points in the future.

TuneWiki also lets you stream music from countless Shoutcast radio stations, and works the same lyric-subtitling magic with most songs.

It also includes a YouTube video search option and supports both Twitter and Facebook, it can automatically update your status to show what song you’re playing. It even emulates the TuneWiki site’s mapping option to show you who’s listening to what in various parts of the world.

Overall, It’s a pretty cool app. But browsing your song library is a slow, awkward process, in part because TuneWiki lacks the alphabet-shortcut menu on the right edge of the screen.

The menu options and icons aren’t logically designed or organized. Most buttons don’t look like buttons.

If you like to read lyrics while you’re listening to music its the best. The subtitling works pretty well, and it’s hard to complain too much about an app that costs nothing to use.

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Logitech brings New Laptop Cooling Pad

by on Jul.17, 2009, under Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

Logitech Cooling Pad N100

Logitech has introduced the Logitech Cooling Pad N100 – the latest addition to the company's range of notebook essentials.

It is believed that excessive heat can cause damage to the notebooks. Moreover, over-heated notebooks are extremely uncomfortable to work with. The N100 claims to improve the airflow around the notebook. The slotted surface of the Cooling Pad enables the USB fan to disperse air quietly and evenly.

“People often complaint about the overheated laptop and discomfort caused by it. Logitech has introduced this new Cooling Pad to cater to the needs of all these notebook users. Logitech Cooling Pad N100 with slotted surface and virtually silent airflow protects you and your notebook from the difficulties and discomforts caused by the over heated notebook,”.

Logitech Cooling Pad N100

This pad has been designed to deliver efficiency by creating steady and unobstructed airflow.To create a steady, unobstructed airflow, the Cooling Pad N100 uses rear air intake, unlike other cooling pads, which generate airflow from angles that are easily blocked by the laptop itself or loose articles of clothing. Plus, the enclosed, durable construction protects the internal fan from dust and damage. The low power-consumption USB cable delivers enough airflow to keep the notebook cool for a longer period with minimum impact on the battery life.

The Logitech Cooling Pad N100 is priced at Rs. 1,995 and comes with a three year replacement warranty.

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Sony Presents Wire-free MP3 Player

by on Jul.16, 2009, under Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

Sony MP3 Player

Sony has released its new (All In One) AIO Walkman W series MP3 player has a wire-free design meant for audio fans who want a simple and headphone-only MP3 player to use on the go.

The ultra portable W series is compact and lightweight, weighing mere 35 grams, it is a compact device so the display goes amiss. However, the display is compensated with the new ZAPPIN function that enables smooth and easy searching, browsing and listening to music. This MP3 is available in black, pink, white, violet and lime colors. It offers ample space for holding music files with its internal 2GB storage capacity.

With the Jog Dial operation, users can search a song by playing a 4 or 15 seconds snippet. One need not worry if the battery suddenly goes flat. The integrated quick charge feature has been incorporated that allows users to play back up to 90 minutes of music with only a three minute charge. A full charge will allow users to enjoy up to 12 hours of music playback. The W series also comes with a USB cradle to dock and charge the MP3 player.

Sony MP3 Player

Sony AIO Walkman W series MP3 player delivers clear, high quality and comfortable sound, thanks to its 13.5mm EX headphones. Users can employ the Content Transfer software to transfer drag and drop style non-DRM music files from online music services in the MP3 player.

The Sony AIO Walkman W series MP3s will be available at all Sony Center stores and retail partners across the country at a price tag of Rs. 4,990.

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