Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fix Facebook redesign - Feed ticker & Chat

A couple of weeks ago I released an update to fix the old Facebook chat; Well the guys at Facebook have been up to their old shenanigans again and released a horrible new redesign... Not only did this break my code which fixed the new Facebook chat but it also squashed in a new stalkerish "Feed ticker", which serves to help you stalk people in real-time I suppose??!?!...

I haven't been releasing any extensions for awhile now, but this hideous redesign kicked me into gear and I decided to release an update to my popular extension, "Fix the new Facebook Chat", Now called, "Fix FB chat & Feed ticker"...

Basically, the update hides the new real-time feed ticker altogether, giving the chat window the full height of the screen again. If you need or want the live feed, all you have to do is click the bar at the top of the chat window and the feed will open; After perusing your friendlings comments and whatnot, you can close the ticker by clicking the same bar. (A feature Facebook never thought we'd might like) For new users, the extension also hides those pesky offline contacts that intermingle with online contacts, showing you only contacts which are online or idle (Similar to the old Facebook Chat) ...

Another annoyance of this new redesign is the fact that the news feed no longer gives you the option of viewing "Top Stories" or "Most Recent" updates... Unfortunately this is not something I can fix, as Facebook removed the code which finds the top stories altogether... So your news feed will ONLY show "Most Recent" updates from now on, and top stories if you have been away from Facebook for awhile... A couple of days ago however, Facebook released a cool update for once, allowing you to create lists for your news feed; Meaning you can decide which updates you feel are considered "Top Stories" and view those separately from the most recent updates...

Download this extension here! - Note to the old users, An autoupdate of this extension will be pushed to your browser within the next 24 hours, but if you'd like to update now, you will have to uninstall and then reinstall the extension here... To uninstall, navigate to "chrome://extension" and uninstall the extension...

Requirements: GOOGLE CHROME web browser...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fix the new Facebook Chat system!

Out of frustration of the new facebook chat system, you know - the one that shows offline contacts jumbled up awkwardly with online and Idle contacts - I decided to create an extension to hide all the offline contacts to have a simplified interface which will show only Online and Idle contacts side-by-side, similar to the old interface, with the added bonus of the new search function and multi-person chat function!



Facebook's new chat design has received varied degrees of hate in recent reviews... Most people see this as Facebook trying and failing to keep up with Google's new social network, Google Plus. Google Plus has so far gotten exceptional reviews and gained in excess of 20 million users in 3 weeks of operation, despite being an invite only network for the time being...

I suspect this is the first of many changes we are about to see on Facebook and indeed, facebook chat. With Microsoft's recently acquiring Skype, Facebook is slowly loosing the massive lead it has obtained over the years by two of the largest companies in the world - Google and Microsoft! Facebook will i'm sure, step up to the plate, but in the mean time, do yourself a favor, and download "Fix the New Facebook Chat" extension... NOW!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Top 10 mobile devices and accessories...




5 years ago, it would not have been uncommon for your computer to be a whole lot slower then this phone... This 4.3 inch beast sports a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, (More then twice as fast as the iPhone 4) 1gb ram, 8Mp rear-camera which can record video at 1080P & a 2MP front facing camera... Together with the latest  intuitive Android OS, this phone will blitz a trail past any current smartphone. iPhone fans will just have to wait for something special from the upcoming iPhone 5, which seems to be delayed this year... Find out more...





Not in the same league with the new Samsung Galaxy S2, but I know some stubborn Apple fans, and I'm included somewhat here, will say iOS is still better then Android... However, I have to admit, Android looks to be the new superpower of smartphones (I fully expect Google to overtake the throne from Apple within 1-2 years)... Their App-store is increasingly cool... I would wait for iOS 5 and iPhone 5 though, If it wasn’t for the Galaxy s2...


The retina display boasts the highest pixel density so far on a smartphone, so high in fact, that the human eye will not be able to distinquish a difference even if the density increased, its an amazing screen, and when coupled with apple's multi-touch, the experience becomes incredible! 
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This tablet device is unlike anything from Apple or Samsung, its a dedicated e-reading device... While you can read e-books on both Android and iOS devices, the experience is none-to-similar as on an e-paper device like the amazon kindle...



It uses an amazing technology which makes the screen magnetically stick 16 colors of grey to the front of the screen, giving it sharp greyscale text and images and allows you to read in bright sunlight with zero glare... This tech also allows for an astonishing 30 days of battery life! The Amazon Kindle can store 3500 books and can download them straight from the amazon store in 60 seconds... Availiable with wi-fi only and free 3G models...
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The best looking headphones out of the Sennheiser HD range by a long way. Match that with its high grade performance and you’ve got yourself one of the best headphones available in the world today! Velour ear pads and high-quality leatherette headband both provide outstanding comfort. 


Closed, around-the-ear design blocks outside noise. Powerful bass + increased signal levels for modern rhythm-driven music. Only high-grade materials are used for a professional finish which provides astounding sound...
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  • High speed card supports high speed capture in device and transfer to PC
  • High speed USB adapter allows for quick transfer of media files to and from PC
  • Simplifies media file management and transfer between phone and PC
  • 32GB provides plenty of memory for storage of all types of media and applications



If you desire a razor thin laptop, but fear the leap between windows and OSX, Samsung Series 9 laptops are for you. Stylishly designed with some funky aerospace technology called duralumin, which helps keep the weight ridiculously low while keeping the laptop super strong! At 2.88 lbs, this beast is not only sexy, but also has the guts to take you on; Intel Core i5-2537M "Sandy Bridge" dual-core processor; 128 GB Solid State Drive; 4 GB of RAM... brilliant matte 13.3-inch LED display, the works... More...




I will save the huge praise generally given to all Apple products, everyone knows they are great already. I gave my alternative choice in the Samsung series 9, but to full the voids, here is the Macbook air. This version is slightly less gutsy and beautiful, but still has some pretty wicked features. Mac’s multi-touch touchpad is still “untouchable” when compared to other manufactures’. 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor. 128 GB Solid State Drive, 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM


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Probably the best customer-rated ear-phones on amazon, these beauty’s picked up 50 five star ratings out of 59... For the price range of these earphones, they are surely the best pound for pound (dollar for dollar?) earphones available. The Sennheiser’s I reviewed earlier will undoubtedly be for home use - these will be for every other time, and will help you look seriously cool on your jogging trips no doubt... More...




The benchmark for all tablets just got an update. The iPad 2 boasts impressive updates in terms of hardware, but not much to write home about in terms of software. I think apple has allowed competitors to catch up to them with their recent product updates and releases.


In 2007, the iPhone was untouchable, and when the first gen iPad came out, it was revolutionary... Now however, their are hugely impressive tablets and phones with Android that threaten to take the crown... The Motorola Xoom for one... but more impressive still, the yet unreleased Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1”. Find out more...




The 1st real competitor to the iPad 2. Featuring Android Honeycomb and a wicked shell casing. This tablet looks more stylish then anything i’ve ever seen. Honeycomb is amazing, and there aren’t enough words to describe the awe you feel when using it. Everything is logcial and easy to use. It amazes me how fast technology is going these days, and just when i’m about to publish this review, Samsung shows off it Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1” at Google I/O! it looks superb!!! Maybe wait for that one to be released to the general public... But by then, who knows what else will be in store for us...
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shop conveniently this holiday season... Online!

Looking forward to the holiday season? Make sure to hit up Amazon for a shopping experience you won't soon forget. Whether its products you heard about on my blog, or just something you've read/heard/seen/thought about at some point in your life, Amazon is bound to have it! Their quick service and ease-of-use has helped make Amazon one worlds leading online retailers and one of the most recognizable companies on the internet today...

As with elsewhere on this site, these links pay a commission that helps to keep this site & me... developing...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Test out a sample of "Ultimate football results"





Glance at any league -





In this preview, you get to test out my extension, ultimate football results! In the full version, you get a whole bunch of extra features, including an interactive message board and fully functioning options page! Download the full version for chrome here!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ultimate F1 Results

Shows Driver standings, team standings and the current / latest race Leader-board all in one convenient Window, easily accessible from the toolbar. Simply the fastest way to keep up with F1.
            

This extension was born from a request of a user of one my other sport extension, Ultimate football results - Which google has decided to feature inside the sports section... Apon looking at the F1 apps, I saw they are incomplete and not very good... So I made this one for all the F1 fans, Hope you like it.


Download this extension for free here

Auto Logout Google Accounts

Logs you out of all Google Accounts, closes all tabs and takes you to the login screen... Great if you use many google accounts or... have a big family who never logout! Use it when you want to swap to another account or just before closing the browser...





Download this extension here

Split Screen

Split Screen opens a new tab and prompts the user for two URL's, then displays both sites on one page. Great for cross-reference studying and surfing the web in general! Watch a video, (or wait for it to buffer) while you surf another webpage.




This extension took alot of developing to get right, and is not 100% how I would like it, however, it is limited in its design because of https:// sites refusing to be put into frames... that being said, around 95% of websites will work with split screen. I use this extension almost everyday! when studying it is a dream! There is a notepad installed in the opening screen to allow a window for browsing and one to take notes... Very handy if I do say so myself!

Download this extension here

Dashboard For Chrome

This next screen shot is of my third extension, a handy notepad and calculator put side-by-side in the chrome browser for easy note-taking and calculations, no more constantly switching between windows... The notepad autosaves for the next time you open the extension...




This extension played a vital role in the development of split screen, my second extension, because this extension helped me perfect the notepad and see how instamental it could be to my other extension... Not only is this good for studying, but you never know when you might need to quickly jot something down or do a little math. The extra hassle of switching screens and constantly saving has been removed with this all-in-one app...


Download this extension here