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PayPal MobileIf you are planning to use PayPal mobile, you either have to remember their number, 62226 or save it in your address book to have handy access to the service when you are on the move. Wouldn’t it be cool if their number was simply paypal, i.e. 7299972555? (0)

PayPal goes mobile

PayPal MobilePayPal has launched a new service to let users send money by text messages (SMS) from their mobile phones. It’s very easy to set up and even quicker if you are already an existing PayPal member. After registering with PayPal, you provide them with your mobile telephone number and set up a PIN (Mobile PIN). This is different and separate from your PayPal password. You will then receive an automated call from PayPal asking you to confirm your PIN, after which you are ready to go!

To send money to someone, you simply text send 10.50 to 07123 456 789 to 62226 or you can also call 0845 355 0000 and follow the prompts.

Texting send 10.50 to 07123 456 789 to 62226 will send £10.50 to mobile number 07123 456 789

Continue Reading 2 comments May 25th, 2006

Find out what’s hot with Google Trends!

Google trends lets you quickly and easily find out what’s hot! Easily compare everyone interest in up to 5 topics of your choice! If this sounds too complicated, click here to see an example of how you can compare various things.

If you follow the link above, you can clearly and quickly see from the search volume results that Nokia has been the most popular, followed by Motorola and Samsung (very close) and least popular of those is Sony Ericsson. Also available is

  • a (news volume) chart showing how often each of the keywords you search for has appeared in Google News and
  • a bar chart showing the popularity of each keyword in different regions of the world

Interesting things to “Google Trend“:

It’s also quite informative to look up single keywords. For instance, “da vinci code” currently (May 2006) shows a very high peak. In fact the peak is currently the highest it’s ever been. My guess would be that the sudden surge of interest was triggered by the upcoming movie.

All results are based on (an approximated portion of) searches made through google and are therefore not 100% reliable. However it still provides a good indication of what’s hot and what’s not!

If you come up with any really interesting/revealing “Google Trended” keywords, feel free to drop us a mail.

Add comment May 11th, 2006

Use your mobile as a Remote Control for your PC/Mac

Ever wished you had a remote control for your computer to control your music, videos etc? Well now you do with Apple’s new range of Intel Processor Macs.

apple remote

However for those of us that are not fortunate enough to own one of the new Macs yet, there is a very cool application that enables you to use your bluetooth (or wi-fi) enabled phone (or PDA) as a remote control: Salling Clicker!

It is available for both Mac and Windows. So whether you have a bluetooth enabled Mac or PC, you’re in for the fun! If not, don’t despair, you can always bluetooth-enable your machine by using a bluetooth dongle.

Using a Nokia N70 as a remote control for iTunes

Over 100 different phones/PDAs are supported over Windows and Mac. Check the table on this page for your phone brand/model (for Windows). Mac Users click here.

Applications that can be controlled with Salling Clicker include:

  • Windows Media Player
  • Power DVD
  • Winamp
  • iTunes
  • - includes full library access, including podcasts, radio and album art (support varies on phone brand/model)

  • Power Point
  • - Give your presentation in style and change slides using your phone
    - Includes a preview thumbnail image of slides on the phone’s screen

  • Your computer
  • - Salling Clicker allows you to move the mouse pointer and to click remotely using your phone

[More Pics and Screen Shots]

Continue Reading Add comment April 26th, 2006

Your Picture in ASCII Art within seconds

ASCII-O-Matic is one very cool site that will convert any picture into ASCII Art within seconds.

From this:

einstein original

to this
einstein ascii

in 3 seconds and free of charge!

  • You have to stand a few steps back from your screen to fully appreciate the ASCII Art.
  • You can also opt for your ASCII in colour or in HTML.
  • The original image you upload to the ASCII-O-Matic needs to be 60 x 50 pixels.
  • Make your own at ASCII-O-Matic

1 comment April 4th, 2006

iPod now Pre-Loaded with DVD content

TVMyPod, is a new service for the 5G iPod with video! The company offers the 5G (5th Generation) iPod preloaded with a selection of DVDs of your choice. A good range of TV shows, movies and music videos is already available.

Shows include all 10 seasons of Friends, The O.C., South Park, 24, and The Simpsons amongst many others.


TVMyPod will ship the iPod along with original DVDs of all preloaded content. Both the 30GB and 60GB models are available in black or white at the normal retail price and the DVDs are competitively priced.

Standard processing time for orders at TVMyPod is currently 3 to 5 weeks although a special 5 business day delivery service is available for an additional fee.

May 22nd, 2006
EDIT: TVMyPod has now been rebranded to “Load ‘N Go Video” and although they are not as geared towards the iPod anymore, they offer pre-encoded shows/DVD content for your Personal Video Player (PVP) which they ship along with the originals. They also offer brand new video players (Creative Zen Vision and Archos only - Sorry no iPods anymore) pre-loaded with shows of your choice.

Add comment November 25th, 2005

Video Dating on your iPod

iPod Dater

Internet dating has been very successful for many companies already. Now, the widespread introduction of the 5G (5th Generation) iPod with built-in video functionality has triggered a new dating concept.

It seems is the first to tap into this market by offering a video dating service through the iPod. Users can download video clips of potential matches and post their own videos.

Add comment November 18th, 2005


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