Ninite – A new computer is always exciting, at least for me it is. But installing software on a new computer can be quite a hassle. After you get your operating system up and running, installing all of your favorite applications is a major drawback to enjoying your brand new computer. I usually install the same 10-15 applications and gathering the latest versions and installing them takes me a couple of hours.
But this past Saturday, I decided that I am not going to waste my sunny weekend on endless installations, and searched for an alternative. That’s when I came across Ninite. This amazing installation magician presents you with a comprehensive and sleek checklist of free applications you can choose form. After you check the ones you want, hit download and start the installation. Ninite will download the latest version of the app and will install it completely. The best part is that they automatically check off all the unwanted toolbars you usually get from those applications. Instead of hours, it took me just 5 minutes! Ninite did all the rest. It is so easy even my cat, Chupi, can do it. Give it a try the next time you are installing software on your PC (Windows 7, Vista or XP only at this point).
In case you haven’t noticed, All My Faves has been offering its users the Mini Faves feature for some time now. It’s a great personalization tool allowing you to showcase all your favorite bookmarks in one easy to access page, already including all the Web’s essential websites you visit on a daily basis (Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon, etc.). Check this out for a quick example.
What’s even more exciting about our Mini Faves feature is that we’ve developed an iPhone compatible format of this cool service. This makes accessing your personal faves on the go an absolute breeze. To activate this free service on your iPhone, all you need to do is create an account and access your personal page through your iPhone browser (click + to add All My Faves to your Home Screen). See the below screen shots for a glimpse.
Boxee – Once you install Boxee on your computer, prepare yourself for a full featured, free media center. This super cool service works with all your locally stored movies and music.
The best part about Boxee is its integration with online content; not only can you view your own private collection, but you can also browse for music on last.fm, or watch your favorite shows through hulu. Connect your computer to the TV to achieve the ultimate home media center experience.
Whyzz – As a young boy growing up, I used to drive my parents crazy with all the questions I had: why this? why that?
In most cases my parents had the answers to my repeated inquiries, or at least they did their best to make me think they had it. For all those awkward moments when you are not sure about your kids’ questions, whyzz is here for the rescue.
Whyzz is the place where parents with curious young children can find and contribute to kid-ready information about how the world works! Questions range from Why don’t cats cry? to Why do my ears “pop” on an airplane?
Embedded below is a funny sketch by Katt Williams. You should know in advance that it contains some explicit language, so viewer discretion is advised.
Look and Taste – Unlike my brother Shachar, I am a really lousy cook. Whenever I come across a cooking site, I wish I could find the time or the energy to sit down and try out some of the recipes (practice makes perfect, doesn’t it?). Look and Taste (formerly iFoods.tv) is yet another cooking site, but it stands out from the rest. Not only do they give you the complete recipes for their mouth-watering dishes, they also show you how to do it, step by step.
Their fun and instructive video archive of over 300 entries (featuring professional savvy chefs) give you a complete cooking show right at your fingertips. Another cool feature Look and Taste offers which many other cooking sites lack is their glossary of over 400 relevant terms. Don’t forget to check out their show, which is just as enjoyable and motivating.
Gdgt – These days, it is getting quite difficult to track down all the info about the endless amount of gadgets that are launched on a practically daily basis. Gdgt is all about providing you with useful, contextual information — both from gdgt and around the Web — to help you get more out of the devices you already own, as well as to help you discover that next great tech toy to add to your collection.
Viral Video Chart – Know how when you watch a great video online it immediately becomes obvious that you’ll send it to all your friends and family members right away? Viral Video Chart allows you to stay on top with the hottest videos currently buzzing online.
In addition to watching videos, you can find interesting statistical information about them. See when the video first became ‘hot’, how many mentions it got on the blogosphere and many more fascinating data. I can only hope YouTube will add a similar feature to their web site as well, because more often than not, I find the latter’s video recommendations irrelevant.
Sense of Fashion is an online home for indie fashion designers, trendsetters, fans and shoppers. Packed with vintage and one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories, this luscious site offers a refreshing and chic locality where anyone can show off their creations, personal style and trendy picks. Users can easily sell, shop, interact with others, influence and be inspired.
Whether you’re into old school gold earrings and necklaces, unique retro sneakers or fabulous sensual dresses, Sense of Fashion has it all. Visit these guys and you won’t be disappointed!
Passive Aggresive Notes – Sharing a space with others can often get ugly; a roommate who stays clear from doing the dishes; a co-worker who constantly eats your lunch; and the worst, a flat mate who leaves hairs in the bath’s drainage hole… Since we’re all human and there’s only so much we can take, we must find a way to vent all these frustrations that have to do with that ‘other’ person.
Passive Aggressive Notes was created specifically for this reason and it offers one of the best and funniest solutions to this problem. It compiles “painfully polite and hilariously hostile writings from shared spaces around the world.” Pay them a visit, add your own disgusting/nerve-wracking/obnoxious experience and see what others have to say. In addition to the photo below, my favorite is Going up? What’s yours?
RunPee – Don’t you just hate it when you’re watching a movie and then get that sneaking sensation that you have to go and pee? RunPee tells you when is the best moment to run to the restroom while a movie is playing without you missing a crucial plot moment. Don’t worry; it will also fill you in on what happened during your absence. You get to see the movie at its fullest and enjoy a quick break for the restrooms.
For ease of use, RunPee recently released an iPhone app which lets you check the info instantly while in the theater. How cool is that?
JPG Magazine – JPG is a magazine focusing on photography. The content of JPG is user-created and submitted via the magazine’s website. When photos are submitted, they are voted on by members of the site’s community for inclusion in the next issue. To watch their amazing photos, you can browse either their Theme or Photos categories (for photos: submitted, from contacts, spotlight, etc.).
Photos on JPG are extraordinarily impressive and captivating, to the extent that they surpass the quality of other photo browsing services online. I personally love the stories behind the pictures, you should take a look at that as well.
Neon Maze – Guide our hero through the neon maze on his way to freedom. For more great games, check out the Weekly Games page. We do our best to bring you only the best games every week, and don’t forget that you can always fall back on Bubble Shooter if you can’t find anything to your liking….