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TimesReader 2.0 The Next Generation Newspaper – Get Times News In Seconds And Carry As You Go!

Good news for people who carry the news paper while they travel. Here is a next generation news paper that lets you read the news via your laptop without the need to stay online once you have synced.


What is Times Reader?

TimesReader 2.0 is a next generation news paper that offers a digital experience of The Times that’s very much like reading the printed newspaper. Its an Adobe AIR application that can be installed on Windows, Mac OS or Linux.

Ten striking features of Times Reader 2.0:

  1. Easy-to-read format: The format is very much like reading the printed newspaper and easy to read. The news sections are presented with the same story selection and editorial judgment as in the printed paper. The layout is preserved as expressed in the printed news paper.Times_1
  2. Ability to read offline: After you’ve synched, no Internet connection is needed, so you can take the most insightful journalism with you wherever you go
  3. Seven-day archive: You an configure to store seven days of issues. To access the full Times archive, go to www.nytimes.com.Times_sevenday0Times_sevenday
  4. News in pictures: Features all the images in a day’s issue.Times_news_in_picture
  5. Today’s News only: You will see only today’s stories, and only in the sections in which they were published in print
  6. Breaking news: A news feed from the home page of NYTimes.com downloads every five minutes into a “Latest News” section front. Also the top breaking news headlines appear at the top of the Front Page section.Times_latest_news
  7. Most emailed: The “most e-mailed” feature lists all news that were emailed the most.Times_most_emailed
  8. News in videos: Video is now a part of the Times Reader. Click “News in Video” to see the latest set of clips from The Times. You’ll need to be online to watch video.Times_news_in_video
  9. Crossword insider Reader: There’s no longer a need to leave and open a separate application to do crossword. The framed Times crossword puzzle comes with options to erase, change answers and even get hints.Times_crossword
  10. Browse Feature: The “Browse” feature lets you fly above the pages of the paper. This is useful for scanning the news paper.Times_borwse

What is the cost?

Times Reader 2.0 is free to try, but only subscribers can get full content. Times Reader 2.0 is available as a monthly subscription for $14.95 per month ($3.45 per week on an annualized basis).

Home Delivery customers and other subscribers to The New York Times are eligible to receive Times Reader 2.0 for free as part of their newspaper subscription.

Download and try!


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12 Interesting Adobe AIR Applications For Flickr Fans

Launched in February 2004, Flickr embodies what has come to be known as Web 2.0 technology. The site provides great tools and the value derived from the contributions of the user community—photos, comments, ratings, and organization and the connections that the site facilitates between individuals is huge. As the number of Flickr users are increasing and as a result of exposing Flickr APIs, there are a number of applications that are getting developed for Flickr.


Here in this article we feature 12 best Adobe AIR free applications that every user of flickr would want to try out.

1. DestroyFlickr

With the support of both drag and drop uploading and downloading, posting and saving photos is done in one easy motion. Now you can download the highest resolution version of a photo without having to see it first—just drag a thumbnail to the download menu and the download begins


2. Skimmer

Skimmer is an Adobe AIR desktop application designed to streamline, beautify, and enhance the experience of participating in your most frequently used social networking activities. It improves upon your day-to-day interaction with multiple social networks, removing distractions and providing a rich experience that is particularly suited to multimedia content. We bet, everyone would enjoy browsing all their friends’ Flickr sets and photo streams in a completely new way using Skimmer. You can quickly see which friends have recently added photos and efficiently browse through them right from your desktop, or enjoy them in a high-resolution slideshow.


3. Flair

Flair is an application which runs in AIR and will search Flickr‘s database for matched photo tags. Once complete the results are displayed first as thumbnails, you can then view a larger size of an image which also provides the uploader’s user information and links to their photo stream.


4. zFlickr

zFlick enables you to search for anything that your mind could desire. If you come across a really cool image, just drag-n-drop to your desktop to save it. zFlick takes the capabilities of Adobe AIR and produces a rich user friendly animated interface for casual image browsing. Key features include Drag n’ Drop saving, Drag n’ Drop directly into any application that accepts PNGs(iChat, MS Word, PhotoShop, etc), Auto-Updating, Rich user Experience, Unique Navigation and Transitions.


5. Colrful

Colrful desktop allows you to search flickr images based on color or based on another image in the internet. color search of colrful desktop is powered by Idée lab’s technology. Built using Adobe AIR and Adobe Flex , colrful desktop also lets you search for images based on Adobe kuler themes.


6. WebKut

WebKut is an Adobe AIR application that allows you to capture web pages, or parts of them in a very simple way. It provides you 3 capture options: the entire page, the current view, or as the name says, only a selection. You can choose to upload the screenshots to your flickr account.


7. Flickr Photo Browser

A simple Adobe Flex Application using which you can browse photos on Flickr. Right mouse click on the images to print.


8. ImageDropr

ImageDropr is a tool for uploading your images to flickr. This application takes a unique approach towards preparing your content, titles, tags, etc. by creating tools that expedite this process. You will have to simply drag your images into the application at which time your global flickr tags are automatically applied. You may then add additional tags to the entire upload set or click into the image’s settings to further customize the image properties. Next, just click the upload button and get per image and overall upload status feedback. Finally, you an review all of your uploads in the upload log!


9. FlickrOla!

FlickrOla is a desktop application for Flickr, that gives you an update your contacts’ photo stream. You can configure the time interval when you want to auto check for updates. It also provides an option to show preview of pictures.


10. AnyFlickr

AnyFlickr enables you to enjoy Flickr on the desktop. You can list or slide photos, add or remove favorites with your flickr account and manage people your are interested in with local database.


11. Flickr Flipper

Flickr Flipper allows you to search for Flickr photos and also search for photos from specific Flickr users. It uses Papervision to display the photos one at a time and even allows you to download the photo to your computer. Currently it only returns up to 100 photos of your search.


12. PhotoPile

A simple Adobe AIR application that grabs the first 50 “interesting” photos for the day from a random Flickr page and piles it up on your desktop. You can just click on the thumb nail images to view it big.



Comapping AIR – The Next Generation Mindmapping Tool

We had featured 12 best Free Mind Map Tools earlier. Mind Mapping is a useful tool that improves the way you take notes and supports creative problem solving. Comapping AIR Beta takes it to the next level by integrating with comapping.com, an online mindmapping solution and making mindmapping more collaborative than ever before.

Comapping utilizes AIR, Adobe’s latest technology to convert the online application to offline.  It is basically a online software to manage and share information and provides an option to work offline, when no internet connection is available. One can use it to take notes, plan and organize and have one set of notes for everyone.


Here are some of the coolest features available:


1. One set of notes and files for everyone, i.e you and your team

  • Attach any file format to your notes
  • Puts all of your notes in one place
  • Auto-save and Auto-backups onto a secure server provides worry-free storage for your notes and files

    2. Multiple people can collaborate and work on the same map

  • Real-time Collaboration and Updates
  • Supports up to 20 active collaborators at one time
  • Built in Chat feature
  • Task management, sending on-demand status e-mails
  • Create simple and understandable presentations online

    3. It provides a Mind Mapping interface with a visual outlining

  • Based on Mind Mapping, this format brings a visual interface that shows connections between the blocks of information text in your map
  • Screen auto-centering keeps your selected topics on the screen, allowing you to quickly take notes
  • Drag and drop topics for quick reorganization
  • Left-to-Right mapping has been tested versus traditional circular mapping.
  • Using cutting-edge programming technologies, you will experience smooth animation and fast navigation as if it were a desktop application installed on your PC

    4. Provides an online interface so you an connect from any computer

  • Access from anywhere, 24/7
  • Online, short how-to videos are accessible to guide you when you need guidance, not when you don’t
  • 5. Offline Comapping software supports Comapping Online

  • Enables you to work offline, when no internet connection is available
  • Provides a place for private non-sharable data

    6. Supports both PC and Mac with nothing to download

  • Using Flash on any modern browser, including IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Chrome
  • Online web 2.0 software, so you have nothing to download. Get started in a matter of seconds

    Try a free trial by just downloading and installing it!


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