Sep 1, 2011

HOW TO: Find recipes online

With FOODILY, you can search recipes across the world wide web by just keying in the ingredient in the search bar. It will search through recipes from different websites and allows you to choose them interactively by scrolling through the results. Connect it with Facebook and you will be able to share recipes with your friends.Try it now by logging on to

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Aug 15, 2011

TIPS: Opera Browsing Search

How to search the Youtube when you use Opera browser?

1. Click on the Menu > Settings > Preferences > Search tab > Add.
2. Fill up the blanks according to the image.
3. Click OK.
4. You can now search in the address bar by typing: "u nigahiga" (without the apostrophes)

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Tip 2: You can Google any word in Opera by right-clicking the word/phrase and click on Google Search and at the same time hold the CTRL button.

Jul 2, 2011

TIPS: fetches your torrents and downloads so you don't have to wait for them

Featured on LifeHacker, was quite a hit a few weeks ago. It is a cloud storage with an additional twist to it. It fetches files for you and doubles as a media player, which enables you to stream audio, video and images right in the account itself. It allows you to download large files from torrent, Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire, Fileserve,, Filesonic, Easy-Share and Megashares within minutes and then allows you to play the media files or download them after the transfer to is done. It allows you to have a 20GB storage and another 10GB dedicated for transfer. 

All you need to do is open an account, paste the links and proceed to fetch the files into your account.The only addon you need is a DivX Web Player in your browser. It will prompt you to install the player if you intend to play the videos directly in the web browser (I am using Google Chrome).
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Jun 28, 2011

"App Store" in Windows 7 + Announcement

With only 8 apps at launch, Pokki is a great service offering you a way to access and get real time notifications right from your desktop. Its simple yet compact design offers you a new experience in managing the apps you use everyday. 

Currently available to Windows 7 and will soon be available to Windows Vista and XP, this free app is a must try.

Source: LifeHacker
 is now a weekly!

Jun 20, 2011

INFOGRAPHICS - Twitter Facts

These are five infographics about Twitter. Click on each image to enlarge.
Sources: || 1 2 3 4 5

Jun 1, 2011

PLAY: 2 Ways to Play Angry Birds on PC

(Click PLAY to listen to the music while you read :D)

1. Google Chrome
Now you can play in Google Chrome. One million plus people have used this application. All you need to do is use Google Chrome, have a Google account and install the application by logging on to Angry Bird's Chrome Web Store page here:

The gameplay is the same as the PC version in which you'll drag the bird with your mouse. I'll not write anymore and let the game do the talking.

2. Angry Birds and Angry Birds Rio on PC
Rovio just released the Angry Birds Rio for PC. You can try it here:

May 27, 2011

TIPS: Your Cheatin' Mail

If you noticed the time stamp on the email, you would notice it's like almost three months back. Yup. This is one of the 80 pending posts on my blog. Today, we'll be looking at The Digital Age Robbers- the headline news on Malaysia's The Star newspaper on 27th of May 2011. According to Wikipedia, phishing is a way of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

I am sure your email boxes are full of spams almost everyday, and in between these spam mails, often are some mails that are cleverly disguised as financial institutions' email (banks), online store notifications and so on. A few examples of those emails that I've received are the ones below. You should notice some minor mistakes in the email, such as weird links that supposedly bring you to the purported site. I don't even have a Maybank account! But if you have one, do not click on the link that is given in the email. Instead, type in the your online banking's address in your address bar to go directly to their website. 

Besides, as many Malaysians spend a lot of time on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, you should also be aware that these scams are also waiting to strike you there. Read my previous blog post - Wah! Got Free Subway Meh?

May 25, 2011

INFOGRAPHICS: Your Chair Can Kill You + techknew 3.2's New Lightbox!

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(Source: How-To Geek)

May 22, 2011


Do you want to watch this,
and this in Malaysia?

 (Image source: Super GT Malaysia

You can go to the Super GT International Series in Sepang on the 18th (Qualifying) and 19th (Race) of June 2011 to look at those cars! Pst.. pst.. but the GOOD PEOPLE at I LOVE DISCOUNTS are having a deal like no other for the entrance tickets!

I saw this at the Super GT Malaysia's booth Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya yesterday. They were selling the tickets at  RM 100 and RM 88 for early birds but with I LOVE DISCOUNTS - Malaysia's Favourite Discount Website, you can get more than just a ticket!

Yeah, you've heard it right! It is cheaper than the early bird price (Original Price: RM 100; Early Birds: RM 88)!

Here's the details about the exclusive deal by I LOVE DISCOUNTS (Btw, This deal is not even out yet,as at 9.30pm, on 22nd of May 2011):

It is RM 75 for 1 Grandstand Ticket.


If you purchase 1 ticket, you will get a FREE CAP WORTH RM 35.
If you purchase 2 tickets, you will then get an option of GETTING 2 CAPS or a CAP AND a SHIRT

That is not all. You will also have a chance to WIN a Corporate Ticket worth RM 800!

This is how the lucky draw works. For each 100 buyers on I LOVE DISCOUNTS, you will stand a chance to win 1 Corporate Ticket worth RM 800.

Moreover, if the deal hits 200 buyers, you will have another chance for a MONEY-CAN’T-BUY Safari passes. Yes, I googled "Safari passes super GT" and I found that you have to buy a Paddock Club ticket at RM2000 in order to get the Safari passes and not only that, the Safari passes are LIMITED only to early purchases. (Safari passes is where you are entitled to be on a bus on the circuit, and the cars come all over you) Does it sound like a good deal for you?

Get your Super GT tickets at I LOVE DISCOUNTS. Pst pst.. Remember to share this *EXCLUSIVE DEAL*. It's not even out yet. (as at 9.30pm, on 22nd of May 2011)


For more inside scoop, new deals and some contests to win some freebies,
Twitter: (@ilovediscountmy)

May 15, 2011


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Yes. the free stuff you will get here is an ADVICE from me.
Be more mindful of what you click LA! This subway thing has been going on for almost a week already! Do you think that Subway will give out so many millions of Free Subway through Facebook?? Stop spreading the spam links. Click on the "X" symbol and mark it as spam. Don't fall in this trap set by people who only wants your personal information.

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OK. YES. Everyone knows Osama's dead. If you want to watch the video of him being caught in video, then go to those news site or Youtube to watch it, not by clicking on Facebook Apps. Be patient. Wait for the OFFICIAL VIDEO. YES. SERIOUS.

Share this with your friends. Tell them about it. Make Facebook a safer site for everyone.

That's all for my PSA today. Be more internet savvy. Follow @techknew and Like my FB page.

May 14, 2011

TIPS - How to reduce the number of tabs opened in your web browser (Google Chrome Extensions/Firefox Addons/ Safari/ IE/ iPhone/ iPod/ iPad/ Android/ Blackberry/ WebOS/ Symbian S60/ Windows mobile)

If you are like me, who opens a new tab whenever we see something interesting to read, usually have more tabs than anyone can read. This can be a inefficient as switching and finding the tabs that we actually want can be daunting when we have 80 tabs opened at once. This also takes up a lot of memory as the each Google Chrome tab runs as a separate process (Be sure to read my next post next week on another tips on this!).

One too many tabs: Use Read it Later's extension to help you manage your tabs

Fortunately, Read it Later came out with the extensions for almost all the major web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari), but it also works in other browsers by logging into your account. This allows you to mark those links that might interest you to a reading list, so that you can access it anywhere with virtually all devices, including your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android phones/tablets , WebOS phones and Blackberry phones.

You can add the links in both ways, either by clicking on the button beside the omnibar/address bar and click on "mark as unread" or you can also right-click on the link and select "Save Link to Read Later".

Get your addons here:
Web Browsers
Other browsers

Mobile devices
Android phones/tablets
WebOS phones
Symbian S60
Windows Mobile

May 3, 2011

TIPS: Underline and bold in Facebook Chat

Do you know that you can bold and underline in your Facebook chatbox?

To bold:
type: *your message here*

To underline:
type: _your message here_

Have fun! Subscribe to @techknew and Like my Facebook page. Thanks!

May 2, 2011

TIPS: Google Translate's Speech feature + Update Google Chrome

Google translate now has a new feature. To show off the new feature, Google's own Translate site has been updated with a microphone icon that lets you speak the words you'd like translated. The microphone doesn't appear unless you've updated Chrome to 11. No other current browser displays the microphone icon.The speech input worked perfectly, though it only accepts English.

To use this new feature, you'll need:
-Google Chrome 11 (Update your Chrome now or Download Google Chrome if you haven't)
 Click and select "About Google Chrome" to update Google Chrome. It should update, if it doesn't update automatically. 
-To log on to

Apr 26, 2011

INFOGRAPHICS: How Are Mac & PC People Different?

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(Source: Mashable)

Apr 25, 2011

INFOGRAPHICS: IE9 vs Firefox 4 (Is IE9 a modern browser?)

Apr 21, 2011

You're invited to Royal Wedding 2.0 - Watch The Royal Wedding Online - Prince William & Catherine Middleton

-Screen capture from Youtube-

You are invited to Prince William & Catherine Middleton's wedding!

The Royal officials unveiled an official Youtube channel - TheRoyalChannel on Tuesday and invites users from all around the globe to watch Prince William & Catherine Middleton's wedding on the 29th of April 2011, 10am London time (5pm Malaysian time). The Youtube live stream will be provided by BBC, although there will be no commentary provided. (Our The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia are invited too! Check it out at Guardian newspaper -

If you miss the livestream, Youtube said it will replay the footage immediately after the event and will be available to view it anytime later. 

You can follow the dedicated Official Twitter feed @ClarenceHouse for live updates now and congratulate the royal couple via Twitter with the hash tag, #rw2011. For the official updates, you can log on to You can also get some facts from Wikipedia -

# UPDATES 12.01am (GMT+8) 27th of April 2011
You can also watch the live streaming at, AP LiveCBS NewsET and the UK Press Association are all hosting live coverage and commentary on Livestream beginning at 5 a.m. ET (9 a.m. GMT). Viewers can RSVP to various channels to receive reminders about the event.

NTV 7 (Malaysia) also broadcast the wedding live starting at 3pm Malaysian time (GMT +8) although the wedding will only start at 5pm.

This page will be updated when necessary. You can also follow @techknew not only for the wedding updates, but also tech updates.

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Apr 20, 2011

NEWS + TIPS - How to turn off Facebook Email Notifications

Apparently, Facebook reset all your email notification settings. This means that you'll now receive email notifications for all Facebook updates, unless you turn it off.

Here's how to turn your notifications off:
  • Sign in to Facebook.
  • Click Account in the upper right corner and select Account Settings.
  • Select the Notifications tab and remove the check next to the alerts you do not want to receive.

Just for FUN: Wonder how Youtube and Twitter works?

(Source: backofawebpage)