Monthly Archives: October 2014

Somebody stole my Al Qaeda Wi-Fi idea

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How many permissions does a browser app need?

Why does a browser app need so many permissions? This is quite typical of most browser app, not just the one shown below. With HTML5, web pages can do a lot more than just display stuff and this has given … Continue reading

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How to 2-pass custom-encode video files for portable MP4 video players using FFMPEG on Linux

I regularly download videos from YouTube using “Download Youtube video as MP4/FLV” Firefox plugin (, as I don’t have time to sit through them. I can watch these videos later when I am traveling. However, my portable media player is … Continue reading

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Dictionary of Indian English available as Android app

I have created an Android version of my Dictionary of Indian English ( I have uploaded it to Google Play. It will be available in a few hours. Like the TweetsToRSS app, this one is a served from a … Continue reading

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சுபாஷ் வலை – Tamil Browser app for Android crosses 1000 downloads!

Subhash Browser barely there – சுபாஷ் வலை is more popular? UPDATE: Google took this app down shortly afterwards. Their reason was that the app had both trial and free version bundled in the same app. A free-only version of … Continue reading

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സുഭാഷ് വല – Malayalam Browser app for Android is Subhash Vala!

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