From what we are seeing so far, it seems that Microsoft is planning to stick to mulitple versions of Windows 7 despite the strong criticism they received with the many versions of Vista that were released. These are the three rumored upgrade paths from Vista to Windows 7:

  • Windows Vista Home Premium Edition -> Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
  • Windows Vista Business Edition -> Windows 7 Professional Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Edition -> Windows 7 Ultimate Edition

We already know for sure that Windows 7 Enterprise is part of the lineup. If these three rumored upgrade paths are indeed true, then it is very possible that there could be a Home Basic edition again if there is a “Home Premium” edition. This brings the list back to four editions for consumers, and just one for business users. (story Link)

Do you live in a small village in a backward country? Is your goal in life to own an iPhone? Well sell the cow and buy an ePhone because this quad-band GSM phone is the rockingest $160 phone in the whole wide world.

This hunk of crap looks so close to a real iPhone 3G that only your proctologist will know for sure. It’s available now in bulk for those desiring to fleece the natives. ePhone_CybersSystem.blogspot

Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Deutsch, Indonesia, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Persian
Display Size: 3.2 inch, 240×320 pixels
Screen: QVGA screen, 260K colors
Ringtones Type: Polyphonic (64 channels); Support mp3 ringtone: Music: Support MP3 background play,support equalizer;Built-in 3D stereo speaker
Video: 3GP / MP4, support to play in full screen, forward and pause
Camera: 1.3 Megapixel camera,support to shoot with sound
FM Radio: FM stereo,play outside without earphone
TV Function: TV supported (does this mean that I can put it on top of my TV or what?)
Internal Memory: Packed with 1GB TF card, support extend card
Data transfer: USB cable / Bluetooth
Connectivity: GPRS / WAP
Phonebook: Can store 500 phonebooks
Messaging: SMS, MMS

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45+ WebBased Operating System  

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Facebook wants to be the operating system for the web, it says, and this week’s changes to its email system are a tiny part of that puzzle. But there are many more web operating systems hoping to bring all your usual desktop applications online in one place. Some replicate the entire desktop, while others are startpages with info from around the web - here are more than 45 of our favorites.

Remotely Hosted WebOS

  • AstraNOS - Picture Windows 98. Then picture an OS X dock. Then picture a night sky. Then throw them all together. You now have a pretty good picture of AstraNOS.
  • BeDesk - Basic wrapper for other online tools.
  • cmyOS - Free hosted webtop powered by eyeOS.
  • Desktoptwo - Not only do you get 1GB of space, you get a fully-featured suite. No, not a basic online editor that has simple formatting options. The full 2.0 suite from Sun, converted into a Java applet.
  • DoxBoard - Slick WebOS with some basic features.
  • GCOE X - Nice WebOS with a powerful terminal and support for the iPhone.
  • eyeOS - Beautiful webtop powered by the eyeOS software.
  • Glide - Online operating system with support for BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users.
  • - With 3GB of space, FTP access, and Zoho Office support, what’s not to like?
  • goowy - Great webtop with your own email account (, IM, 1GB of space (via, and much more.
  • jooce - Slick invite-only online OS.
  • mybooo - Invite-only webtop with a ton of features.
  • myGoya - Nice WebOS with PIM features, a media player, and much more.
  • OOS - Basic online operating system that offers a personal webpage.
  • Parakey - Not much is known about Blake Ross’s newest invention, but we do know that Facebook liked it enough to purchase it for an undisclosed sum.
  • Psych Desktop - GPLed webtop with a powerful UNIX-like console.
  • Purefect Desktop - Web desktop with a powerful IDE.
  • SSOE - Flash-based webtop a lot of features.
  • StartForce - Powerful WebOS with tons of apps and features makes the descendant of Orca Desktop a hit.
  • Xindesk - File sync, a powerful API, and much more are included in this great WebOS.
  • Webdesk - This Indian webtop includes 1GB of space, POP3 client, PIM, and a nice modules API.
  • Webdows - We don’t know how long it will take Microsoft to sue these guys, but it’s a real enjoyment in the meantime. It has XP and Vista styles (including a few Vista effects), FTP, file sharing, IM, and much more.
  • Widgets Gadgets - AJAX desktop with tons of apps and a working API.
  • YouOS - File sharing, powerful shell, and 700+ applications are all available with this wildly popular operating system.
  • ZimDesk - Slick WebOS with tons of apps.

Self-Hosted WebOS

  • eyeOS - One of the most popular webtops on the planet, eyeOS boasts tons of apps, a booming community, and a lot more features.
  • Fenestela - There’s still quite a few bugs to be ironed out in this French WebOS, but you get a cool XP interface and basic PHP apps.
  • Psych Desktop - GPLed desktop with a powerful UNIX-like console.
  • Purefect Desktop - Web desktop with a powerful IDE.
  • Virtual-OS - Includes powerful API, web server sync, forum integration, and offline AJAX support.
  • ZKDesktop - Powerful open source Java-based WebOS.

Remote Desktops

  • DesktopOnDemand - A fully featured Linux-based desktop with Gnome, Gaim, AbiWord, Evolution, GIMP, WebDAV, VNC, web login, and much more.
  • Free Live OS Zoo - Java applet
  • Nivio - Subscription-based ($12.99/month) service that offers Windows XP, Adobe Reader, iTunes, Google Talk/aMSN/Windows Live Messenger,, Thunderbird, Nvu, and much more. All through a Java-based web interface.



See also: 14 Personalized Homepages Compared, Feature by Feature

  • Favoor - Basic startpage with a nice folder option.
  • iGoogle (formerly Google IG) - Great startpage with the most amount of apps I’ve seen for a portal.
  • iStyled - Simple startpage with basic customization.
  • - Customizable page with basic features.
  • (formerly - Basic news page backed by Microsoft.
  • My Yahoo! - Yahoo!’s entry into the startpage market isn’t bad: it offers news, Yahoo! Mail notification, podcasts, videos, and photo galleries to your startpage.
  • Netvibes - There’s a reason everyone uses Netvibes. It has tons of apps, tabs, skins, and a great interface.
  • Pageflakes - Popular, easy-to-use page with a simple interface.
  • Schmedley - Powerful startpage with tons of features.
  • Webwag - The main appeal here isn’t the widget on demand feature (a quick way to build a widget for the site of your choice), the toolbar, the apps, or the content directory. It’s the External widget feature, which allows you to convert and add Netvibes and iGoogle widgets to your Webwag page.
  • Widgetop - Nice looking AJAX start page.
  • yourminis - Great start page with tons of apps and a bunch of skins by the creator of goowy.
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Review and Price of Nokia 5800 Xpress Music Phone  

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Breaking News! The wait is over. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic hit the Indian market with much fanfare. While everyone is excited to know about Nokia 5800 price, let’s take a look on what exactly the phone has in store for the consumers. The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic introduces the ‘Media Bar’, which is the latest buzzword in cellular market.

‘Media Bar’ is a drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment. It also includes favourite tracks, videos and photos. The ‘Media Bar’ offers a direct link to the web and online sharing. The Nokia 5800 price could be between Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 22,000 in Indian market.

Here are the key specifications of the Nokia XpressMusic 5800:
Introduces ‘Media Bar’
Supports Flash content
Offers all music features including a graphic equalizer
8GB Memory
3.5mm jack and built-in surround sound stereo speaker
Easy access to browse and purchase tracks from Nokia Music Store
Offers Nokia Contacts Bar, which is like a digital RSS feed on your life
Touch-screen facility
3.2 megapixel camera
3.2-inch widescreen display
The price of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is approximately US$ 400. In India, it could be somewhere in the range of Rs. 20,000 - Rs. 22,000. The exact Nokia 5800 is not known yet. But it could differ from the city to city and depending on the market conditions and festival offers. (story Link)

Keyboard Shortcuts  

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Are you newbie in computer world?? then you must know how to fully use your keyboard. here are some shortcuts…
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CTRL+C (Copy)
CTRL+X (Cut)
CTRL+V (Paste)
DELETE (Delete)
CTRL+Z (Undo)
CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next
CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
CTRL+A (Select all)
F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have
multiple documents open simultaneously)
ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
F5 key (Update the active window)
BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
ESC (Cancel the current task)
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
TAB (Move forward through the options)
SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the
corresponding option)
ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
F1 key (Display Help)
F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As
or Open dialog box)
Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
END (Display the bottom of the active window)
HOME (Display the top of the active window)
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the
selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the
parent folder)
RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the
first subfolder)
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
CTRL+N (Open a new console)
CTRL+S (Save the open console)
CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
CTRL+W (Open a new window)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
ALT+F4 (Close the console)
ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
ALT+V (Display the View menu)
ALT+F (Display the File menu)
ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
Shortcut Keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
UP ARROW (Move up one row)
DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
END (Move to the end of the line)
CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is
MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one
console window, this shortcut closes the console)
Remote Desktop Connection Navigation
CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full
ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the
client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
Microsoft Internet Explorer Navigation
CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
CTRL+W (Close the current window)

Samsung Serene - Special Design phone  

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Is this a phone? yes sure. it seems something like a wallet. this phone is completely out of traditional mobile design.its circular keypad and square shape are very attractive. even it has simple options, i love it because of its design.
The samsung Serene phone is bit old one which launched in year 2006 but still available. its a 2G phone and screen is TFT one which supports 320 x 240 pixels resolution.
the camera is VGA camera which support video recording.
All features
- SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
- Scheduler
- SyncML
- Built-in handsfree
- Voice memo
- Currency converter
- Up to 3 h 30 min talk time

Transforming Flashlight  

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Looks Like It Sings, Dances, Kills You at Night !!!
For $10, this Wild Planet LiteFormz Transforming Flashlight — that goes from regular torch, to walking funny man, to menacing scorpion—seems like a total bargain. Too bad it's not an actual robot.

A regular LED flashlight, infused with an Energon cube, becomes the most bitching torch ever. It not only transforms into a little anthropomorphic robot, but also a spider and Decepticon-style scorpion. $20, and I desperately want.

LG Reveals 3G Wrist Watch Mobile Phone  

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Sure there have been a few ‘Dick Tracy’ style wrist watch mobiles making the scene from time to time, but nothing with a large enough branding that it would get your undivided attention. LG Korea has just announced their LG-GD910 wrist watch mobile phone.

It features –
1.43-inch color touch screen LCD display
3G HSDPA connectivity
Video capture form onboard camera
Video Conferencing capabilities

Those are the only features mentioned so far. The device is going to be revealed at CES 2009 and will be available initially in the Korean and European markets. No pricing is out yet so stay tuned. (story Link)

Console Wars: Who Won ‘08?  

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Despite early predictions that 2008 would be the year Sony regained momentum in the bitter video game console wars, it turned out to be false hope. Industry leader Nintendo stayed ahead of the pack all year, thoroughly dominating both the home console and handheld hardware markets with their Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS systems, respectively.

According to NPD Group, Nintendo flat-out owned the all-important month of November by selling over 2 million Wiis, better than twice as much as the next closest competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 (836,000). And at over 1.5 million DS systems sold, Nintendo tripled the output of Sony’s PSP (421,000). While those numbers weren’t nearly that high through most of 2008, the general order — Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony — held strong throughout.

But this was hardly a banner year for Nintendo in terms of software. The biggest games — Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii and of course Wii Fit — came relatively early in the year, and their biggest holiday release, Wii Music, has been labeled something of a dud. Miffed that the company was focusing too heavily on catering to its relatively new mass-market audience, the usually loyal Nintendo fans complained about a lack of core games. Meanwhile, Microsoft and Sony enjoyed a wealth of blockbuster games all year long, including top-sellers Grand Theft Auto IV and Fallout 3. So how did Nintendo compete, much less lead the way? (full Story)

Take the following steps to get the unlockable character skins in the new Prince of Persia on PC, PS3 & Xbox 360.

Effect on the game (followed by…) — The code or action needed to unlock it.
* The Prince of Persia Skin and Farrah Skin for Elika, both from The Sands of Time — Unlocked by entering the code “525858542? in “Skins Manager” under “Extras”.
* Jade’s Skin from Beyond Good And Evil — Unlocked by finishing the game once. Then activate it in “Skins Manager” under “Extras”.
* Altair’s Costume from Assassin’s Creed — Unlocked by syncing your account (link goes to signup page) to your PlayStation Network or Xbox Live account. Then activate it in “Skins Manager” under “Extras”.
* Classic Prince of Persia Skin — Received when pre-ordering the game from GameStop.
* Prototype Prince and Elika Skins — Unlocked by collecting all 1,001 Light Seeds (the last one is in the Temple’s tree at the end of the game). Then activating them in “Skins Manager” under “Extras”. Note: Shadowmask mentions this is only unlockable in the PC version. (story Link)

World's Thinnest Mouse - Slim G4  

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Since I've bought my first trackball, about 15 years ago, I had never bought another mouse. But I think that I will buy one in the next days to use with my notebook.

Meet the world's thinnest mouse: the DaoKorea's Slim G4. It is only 5mm high and about the same size of a PCMCIA card when folded, actually as it has a retractable cable, you can keep it in your notebook's slot for that card after using.

when flat: 9.4 x 5.3 x 0.5 cm / 3.7 x 2 x 0.1 inch (length x width x height)
when Active: 10 x 5 x 3 cm / 4 x 2 x 1 inch (length x width x height)
Weight: 43 Gram +/- 10%
Interface standard : USB
Cable Length : 65 cm / 25.5 inch, Manually retractable into the body
Buttons: 2 buttons (Left & Right)
Wheel: Touch scroll wheel
Resolution: 800 DPI
Reatails from £24.99 up to $99 depending on where you buy. (full Story)
KJ Global (online shopping - £24.99)
Slim Mouse (online shopping - $9)

Don’t get us wrong, Google Reader is our favorite feedreader. But sometimes, we just wish it was a little…better. Here are 50 Firefox extensions and scripts to make Google Reader your own.

Note: some of these require the Greasemonkey or Stylish extensions. Also see Google Reader on the iPhone.


  • Google Reader Notifier Firefox Extension - Multilingual extension that tells you how many items are unread.
  • Google Reader Toolkit - Handy add-on that alerts you to unread items.
  • Google Reader Watcher - Firefox extension that displays all unread feeds.
  • Interface

  • Colorful List View - Colors the headers in the list view.
  • Google Reader Air Skin - Light skin for Google Reader.
  • Google Reader Bottom Link - Adds a small link to the original page at the bottom of the feed.
  • Google Reader for wider screens - Changes the length of stories in Google Reader.
  • Google Reader Optimized - User style that gets rid of all unnecessary elements.
  • Google Reader Plain and Green - Green skin based on Sage’s Plain and Green style.
  • Google Reader Prettifier - OS X theme for Google Reader. Fork with a few bugfixes here.
  • Google Reader Preview - Shows the original page instead of the article summary (fork with widescreen support here).
  • Google Reader Preview Enhanced - Better version of Google Reader Preview.
  • Google Reader “Slate series” - Clean theme in slate colors. You may also be interested in themodified version.
  • Google Reader title unread count - Moves the unread count to the front in the page title.
  • Reading

  • CodeReader - Increases the font size of code snippets in the currently viewed item.
  • Google Reader Functional Links - Quick Links fork with updated hotkeys.
  • Google Reader Quick Links - Shortcut keys for links in the story you’re currently reading.
  • Google Reader show original in new tab - The must-have script for Google Reader. Just hit ‘t’ to open the current article in a new tab. Note: this script conflicts with a Google Reader native shortcut. You may want to use Masayuki Ataka’s script that changes the hotkey to ‘y’.
  • Google Reader Slideshow - Automatically scroll through your items at a user-set speed.
  • Grease Reader - Adds a ton of powerful hotkeys.
  • Iris - A Google Reader sidebar influenced by Sage.
  • Read By Mouse - Toggles a mouse-only mode where you read using only your mouse.
  • Search

  • Google Reader Custom Search - Adds search to Google Reader via Google Co-op.
  • Google Reader Custom Search (2) - Updated version of the Google Operating System script that displays results inside Google Reader like normal posts.
  • Google Reader Gears Search - Uses Google Gears to search your posts.
  • Google Reader Search - Search powered by Google’s Blogsearch that searches the current feeds or the entire Blogosphere.
  • Integration

  • Facebook Sharer + Google Reader - Sends the current story to Facebook.
  • Gmail Box for Google Reader - Integrates Google Reader’s subscriptions to Gmail (based on Google Reader Redux).
  • Google Reader + BlueDot - Based on Google Reader +, but for
  • Google Reader + Bookmarks - Sends Reader posts to Google’s bookmarking site.
  • Google Reader + - Based on Google Reader + Bookmarks, but for Forks hereand here.
  • Google Reader + ma.gnolia - Based on Google Reader +, but for ma.gnolia.
  • Google Reader + Simpy - Sends Reader posts to
  • Google Reader + Twitter - Sends Reader posts to Twitter.
  • Google Reader 30Boxes - Add 30Boxes events from the search field.
  • Google Reader digg news - Adds a “Digg It” button to every item. Works well with Digg Button Animator Enabler.
  • Google Reader Redux - Integrate Google Reader into your Gmail account. (full Story)
  • - Blog Search