Play Pac-Man on Google

PacMan Doodle

Google usually have different doodles based on the day like 4th of July etc… Today is Pac-Man’s 30th Anniversay so it is no surprise that the doodle is a pac-man doodle. But the kicker is that it is playable. Just click the “Insert Coin” button. ;-) Tried it on my PC as well as iPhone. Cool.

TeamViewer for iPhone

TeamViewer

 

I have been using LogMeIn previously to remotely connect to my Tablet PC or Desktop at home for sometime. Like I mentioned earlier the free version was sufficient for my needs. They have an iPhone app but it costs $30. I don’t remotely connect often to shell out 30 bucks.

Recently I found TeamViewer via Download Squad. TeamViewer is free for personal use and has a free iPhone app too. It works great. Now if I need to look at some documents on my home computer I can just fire up the app in my iPhone and find it. Nice. Should be interesting to see how this works on an iPad.

Browser Chooser

BrowserChooser

I use multiple browsers. There are a good number of them out there. I use Chrome as my primary browser but also use IE and Firefox. Some sites work only with IE. I know that sucks but the Outlook Web Access my company provides is an aging version and only IE renders an usable version.

The trouble is which browser do I set as default. Links from external applications open up in the default browser. Here is where Browser Chooser comes in handy. It registers itself as the default browser. When I click on a link in any application it shows a dialog like above and lets me choose the browser I want to open. Simple but very useful. Check it out.

Eclipse Plugin: StartExplorer

StartExplorer

When I am working with Eclipse quite a few times I would copy a file’s path or want to open a location in Command Prompt to run some scripts. This is always cumbersome. I have to go to the properties and copy the path, go to command prompt, cd to the location…

StartExplorer is a nice plugin that does all of these and more. The screenshot should say a lot… Options like show resource in explorer, start cmd.exe here topped with keyboard shortcuts. Saves a lot of time for me everyday. You can create custom commands too.

Gordon: An open source Flash™ runtime written in pure JavaScript

flashgordon

Tobias Schneider has created a open source Flash runtime in purely JavaScript and HTML5. It is called Gordon. Flash Gordon. Get it. Check out some demos hosted by Paul Irish. This runs in Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. Yes, It runs on iPhone version of Safari too. Pretty cool!

Now if there is a proxy that could convert all flash based sites into Gordon based sites it would be cool. We would not need Flash on iPhone or iPad. [ajaxian]

JD: Amazing Java Decompiler

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I just found this cool Java Decompiler, JD from Alon Aizenberg’s Tech Blog. It is just a single small exe (682kb) that can open jar files and decompile classes in an instant. The look and feel of the application is close to Eclipse. But it is blazingly fast. There is an Eclipse plugin too. Check it out.

Long time ago I posted about needing a tool like Reflector for Java. I needed a tool that I can use to quickly open a jar and browse the classes in it. JD comes pretty close. It would be perfect if it showed the outline of classes too.

Portable Eclipse and Portable Java

I like portable software. I carry around a bunch of them in my flash drive. I just found out that both Java and Eclipse are available as portable versions at PortableApps.com. The Java version they have is Java 6 update 14 but Eclipse is stuck at 3.4.2.

Eclipse uses portable Java, so Java need not be installed in the PC to run it. Nice. The portable version has some trouble finding the workspace but once you correct the path it works fine.

I updated the Eclipse binaries in to the just released 3.5 and it work great too. Nice way to take Eclipse and your work with you.

Nokia Ovi Suite 2.0: The one and only Nokia desktop application

Nokia Ovi Suite

Nokia has had many desktop applications: Nokia PC Suite, Nokia Nseries PC Suite, Nokia Ovi Suite, Nokia Software Updater, Nokia Map Loader, Nokia Music, Nokia Lifeblog, Nokia Photos, Nokia Device Status, and Nokia PC Suite Enterprise Edition. Now they are finally consolidating all of these in to one application, Nokia Ovi Suite 2.0.

Just installed it looks great. Check it out.

Here are some key features:

  • Connect your device to your desktop with a USB cable or Bluetooth
  • Sign in to your Nokia Account to use Ovi services. Or create a new Nokia Account; if you don’t have it yet, now it’s the time to create one.
  • Home view in Nokia Ovi Suite – a quick summary of the new stuff you have in Nokia Ovi Suite or in your device.
  • See your messages in a conversational view and keep them safely stored in your desktop
  • View and edit your contacts, add contact photos, sync your contacts with Microsoft Outlook, and keep them safely stored.
  • Make backups of your device, and update your device’s software (yes, we integrated Nokia Software Updater features into Nokia Ovi Suite!).
  • Get photos from your device to your desktop and share the important ones in Ovi.
  • Download free maps before travelling and transfer them to your device.
  • Transfer music to your device.
  • Using your device as a modem, connect your desktop to the internet with just one click.