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Lemon-Berry Fruit Pizza

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Anytime I think of dessert, the tought of a rich, chocolate-based confection inevitably pops into my mind before anything else. Indeed, I proudly admit that I suffer from chocoholism. My day is never complete without at least a tiny dose of chocolate, in some form or another, whether just a small piece from a Valhrona bar or a large piece of a rich, decadent, fudgy brownie. Especially when it comes to serving guests, chocolate tends to be my number-one go to base for sweet treats. After all, chocolate always pleases the masses. However, for once, in my quest for lighter, more summer appropriate fare, I decided to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone and come up with something different, something that did not include any chocolate! A fruit-based delight seemed the perfect alternative. Years ago, during one summer vacation, my mom prepared a scrumptious, refreshing fruit pizza for us that we all gobbled up. Simple yet elegant, light yet zestful, a fruit pizza i…

Egg Kheema

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I wanted to prepare a nice dinner for some of my friends before I left. Previously, for my dinner parties, I had prepared mostly Italian/Mediterranean style food, but this time I wanted to come up with something different. So, I thought, what better alternative than a warm, comforting Indian meal? Of course, I just had to concoct something other than the ordinary restaurant fare that most people conceive of when they think of Indian cuisine. Thus arose this aromatic, scrumptious egg kheema. Kheema is traditionally made with minced meat(generally chicken or lamb) in a thick, spicy gravy. I prepared this version with boiled, grated eggs in place of the meat, also flavoring the gravy with fennel and saffon for a unique twist. The tiny amount of saffron adds a touch of sweetness that perfectly rounds out the overall spicy flavor of the dish, but only use a tiny amount as a little goes a very long way. I also used coconut milk to lend some richness to the dish. This gravy can…

Opera 10.60 springs to life, ready to blow your mind with speed

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Today Opera released the latest version of their desktop web browser. It only took Opera 10.60 a few short weeks to go from beta to final version and now you should be able to experience its speed without annoying bugs and glitches.

Opera 10.60 promises a 50 percent improvement in JavaScript performance compared to Opera 10.5x. Considering that its predecessor was already in contention for the fastest browser available the Opera 10.60 should just blow away the competition. Of course the difference will only be felt when browsing JavaScript-heavy sites like Gmail and Facebook.
Opera 10.60 also offers new features such as Geolocation (optimizing your search results) and HTML5 video support with WebM. Then there are also the HTML5 Appcache, which can store web applications such as word processors or image editors for offline work and HTML5 Web Workers that helps developers do heavy calculations without slowing the web browser.

Gmail just got smarter, important emails are now on the top of your inbox

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Emails make life easier. Only if you didn’t have to waste your time sorting out important emails from the rest. Well, the Gmail Priority Inbox will from now on do that for you.

The latest Gmail feature, the Priority Inbox, has just been introduced by Google. It is said to be able to find the important emails among the ones that you could read when you aren’t that busy and to put them on top of the list so that you can see them the moment you open your inbox.
To identify the messages of higher priority, Gmail remembers the contacts you write more often to as well as the type of messages you read or the ones you reply to, so, next time you receive such messages they appear on top of the inbox.
And if, for some reason, Gmail mistakenly marks an important message as unimportant (or vice versa), you can easily fix that by setting the message priority on your own. Check out the video below for more details on the Gmail Priority Inbox:
The new feature should be released this week and…

6 Best Free Antivirus for Windows 7

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In this article I’m going to focus on some free antivirus program of which there are many, like Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky and Trend Micro. When you want to search for a Windows 7 antivirus program you have to make sure it’s fully compatible. All these free options have their good points. So before select one, go through the websites and have a quick look on comments who share their thoughts about free antivirus app. of their choice.
AVASTOver 100 million people have avast protecting their computers, making avast! one of the world’s leading – and most trusted – antivirus programs. They also like us, regularly placing avast! at the top of user ranking charts over other antivirus products.
Compatible with most operating systems including the new Windows 7. Low system requirements and available to download in 30 languages makes avast the understandable choice. AviraAvira provides many of the world’s largest companies and institutions with world beating Anti-Virus and Malware detection softw…

Google releases multiple sign-in, does what is says, Search History introduced as well

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Having more than one Google account may be pretty uncomfortable at times. But Google has finally find the solution for that: multiple sign-in. Now, logging into just one of your accounts will grant you access to your other accounts, as well. And that’s not all: as of today US Google customers can take advantage of another new feature called Search History. Let’s first take a look at the Search History feature. To give it a try, you only have log into your Google account and then click on the “History” link at the bottom of the Google front page. This will allow you to easily find the pages you’ve visited recently or to see starred items from your Android, iPhone and desktop searches. Luckily, you can always delete the search history and disable it if you don’t want other to have access to your recently visited pages. To enable or disable search history, log into your Google account and go to Settings.
Google Search History Now, it’s time see what multiple sign-in is all about. Once you’ve…

Windows XP is still king of the desktop computers, Windows 7 passes Vista

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Linux may be going strong in the mobile phone world but the desktop is another matter. It’s a Windows world out there and Linux is struggling to break 1%… The Linux kernel is at the basis of quite a few mobile OSes – Android, Maemo (turning into MeeGo) and WebOS being the most popular ones, but there are a few lesser known ones as well. But on the desktop? Windows XP is losing ground but it’s currently at 56%, miles ahead of even its successors. Windows Vista (18.1%) is slowly fading away – Windows 7 (19.1%) has already passed it by a full percent. Mac OS X isn’t doing too hot either, it’s currently sitting at 4.6% after the peak of 5.9% in April. Well, it seems that Microsoft has nothing to worry about with their OSes occupying a total of 93.5% of the market and Windows 7 selling like hotcakes.

How to create a FBML page

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This will probably be the most comprehensive tutorial on “How to create a FBML page“. I hope that once you read it, you’ll be able to create your own FaceBook FBML page in seconds. So what’s the definition of FBML – it’s a Face Book Markup Language, which generally does not really differ from HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), but has some restrictions. It is being served by a FaceBook application named “Static FBML“. #1 Let’s consider that you already have a Facebook Page, if not – go tohttp://www.facebook.com/pages/ and create one.
Once your FaceBook fan page is created you can access it by going to Account > Manage Pages

#2 Ok. So you’re at your fan page and willing to add the Static FBML application, to be able to create custom FaceBook pages. Enter your page settings by going to “Edit Page” link right under the page avatar:

8 USEFUL WEB TOOLS YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO MISS

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Online web tools are great because they can save your time and you do not need leave your browser. As our daily lives evolve into online sphere, having right web tools on your hand can certainly be convenient. In this post you will find some useful web apps that are not only useful, but also easy to use. 1.Convert Files Easily convert different file formats. You can convert images, download YouTube video and much more with this web tool. 2. Joongel Are you a power searcher? Then this tool this for you. You simultaneously search different search engines in different categories. It can be very useful if you are doing an online research. 3. Quick Thumbnail Simply create thumbnails in different sizes right from your browser. You can upload an image from your computer or web directory and choose sizes of the thumbnails you want. 4. ScreenCastle Have you ever wondered if you would be able record your screen right from your computer without any software? Yes you can. This tool would be useful if you…

6 Services to Help you Monitor your Server

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Most webmasters, as well as developers and designers, worry about the front end of a web site. They make sure that it looks perfect and that the scripts work fine. And most of the times, the physical machine that the site is installed on is not optimized to take full advantage of its resources and work as effective as possible. This is especially true if the server is self-managed and the webmaster doesn’t really have the time or knowledge to go into deeper configuration files. Often, the problem of an overloading server and low performance is solved by simply switching to a newer, more powerful one. At the same time, a good, fine configuration of the old server could’ve made it run just as fast as a much more powerful new one. But let’s say you did configure the server to run at its best performance, how do you make sure it actually does that and stays that way over the course of a longer time? Well, for that purpose, you can use the various monitoring and server testing tools and serv…