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Animation Desk – If you have a creative side, you might find yourself often doodling on a piece of paper. But if you have an iOS device, you can put that creativity to proper use by making wonderful hand-drawn animations, all thanks to an app called Animation Desk. Read more: Animation Desk: Use Your iOS Device To Create Hand-Drawn Animations

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Google With Social Stats – as the name indicates, is Google search combined with social network stats. So when you search for a query in this search engine, not only will you get the Google results but you can also see the number of tweets an article has received, the number of Facebook likes and the number of Google +1s. Read more: Google With Social Stats: Google Search Results With Social Media Stats


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VoIPclub – Phone networks often do not offer the best international call rates. Thankfully however there are online services that let you make inexpensive international calls through your computer or SIP device. One such service is VoIPclub. Read more: VoIPclub: Make Cheap Phone Calls From Your Computer To Other Countries


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iPadStopwatch – is a simple web app that let’s you use a stopwatch or countdown timer from your iPad or a number of other devices right within the browser. The app works from any mobile or computer browser, but the best part is that it gets optimized for the device you are using it on so you are always seeing the right size. Read more: iPadStopWatch: A Stopwatch and Timer Optimized for iPad


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FlashControl – I’m sure you have come across websites on the Internet that start playing those video ads without your permission, or may be a video sharing site that starts playing videos even before you hit the play button. This can be annoying and FlashControl is a Chrome extension that helps you prevent this from happening on Chrome. Read more: FlashControl: Block Flash From Auto-Playing On Webpages [Chrome]


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  1. swayaminfotech
    March 12, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Google With Social Stats – as the name indicates, is Google search combined with social network stats.

  2. To Makeusof
    March 12, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Now that you are aware of the spam from Gladys and others, please take their comments off. Thank you.

  3. Tiger_grp
    March 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    To - I'm wondering why you don't fiter for the crap like Gladys has presented.

    • Tina
      March 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Actually we do. Ironically, your comment went into moderation because of the URL and foul language. These spammers use a trick to post their comments, that's why Disqus does not catch them.

    • Aibek
      March 12, 2012 at 5:21 am

      our spam filter cacthes about 90% of those comments but some still manage to get through

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