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The problem with sending text to mobiles from your java program is that you’ve to spend few bucks buying GSM Modem, buy SIM with free SMS option and then connect it with Java Communication API. So here is a simple API that uses the help of way2sms service to send free SMS. Credits to Aswin Anand and Sailesh Soliwal for developing the API Steps: 1) Download the jar file from http://www.mediafire.com/?ztwzzwmfmmz 2) Add the jar file to library in your Netbeans or Eclipse IDE. 3) To send SMS call the Send() method of smsclient class. 4) Here is a sample implementation. import com.way2sms.SMS; class TestSMS { public static void main(String[] args) { SMS smsClient=new SMS(); smsClient.send( Username, Password, Number, Message,Proxy); } } Where, Username &

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Facebook – A social networking site started by a Hacker, who is reported of peeping into private data in his university. Now, do you think your data on facebook is safe? Is your data safe? If you think “no”, then you’ve to wait for Diaspora. And what’s diaspora? It is believed to be the open source alternative to facebook. This project is initiated by four young programmers from Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York. I initially thought that it will be a replica of facebook with it’s code open, but actually it has quite more to do. Diaspora is actually a personal web server that will put individuals in control of their own data. The founders of this project explain Diaspora as “The privacy

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Many times we are forced to use Internet Explorer since some sites are not designed for all browser. To get rid of this, here is an interesting extension called IETab for Firefox. This extension is also available for Flock, Google Chrome and Seamonkey browsers. This extension allows the users to view a site using the Internet Explorer Layout engine. It may be useful for viewing pages that work only on IE without exiting the browser. But this doesn’t mean that you aren’t using IE, actually you are using it indirectly as a tab in firefox. and hence this extension is  available only for Windows. The cookies and history will be stored in IE as if you were using IE. This extension is now improved as

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Ever wondered, how to make an animated movie?? If you ask Spielberg, he would suggest you to learn 3DS Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effect and blah.. blah.. blah… But here is a website which tells, “IF YOU CAN TYPE, YOU CAN MAKE MOVIES”. Interestingly, If you think everyone enjoy movies,  XtraNormal.com (Update: This website has been closed)thinks Everyone can make movies. It provides a web based interface to make real time movies out of text. It not just converts your text to speech but also to a movie with characters speaking your text. The web based interface requires more network bandwidth. So if you like to make movies instantly, you can try downloading their PC version called State. You can try out your creativity

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