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If you’re into photography, specifically landscape photography, you’ll probably know it’s important to plan your shots according to the sun or the moon depending on the shot you want to get. Keeping track of sunrise or sunset times, the sun’s azimuth or maybe the moon’s current phase can be a difficult task. Fortunately, there’s an Adobe AIR app for that — The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE).

The Photographer’s Ephemeris calculates just about everything you need to know to get the right shots anywhere in the world with Google Maps integration. We’ll take a look at how you can use the app to plan your landscape photography to get those great shots.

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Now that Twitter has reached an age of maturity, it’s being used for more than just micro-blogging. More recently, Twitter is being used for more unconventional tasks such as task management. todoTweet takes the micro-blogging platform a step further to accomplish this so you can accomplish your day-to-day tasks.

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Among the many ways to share and store photos, Picasa is one of my favorites. Along with great desktop software for management, Picasa’s web interface has a great selection of features and options. If you’re looking for a smart, simple and easy way to share and store your photos with the ability to expand, in both storage and flexibility, as your photo albums do — Picasa is a great choice.

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One of the wonderful side effects of the internet is enhanced connectivity over ever increasing distances. A great example of this is the newly setup wireless connection for NASA astronauts. One thing you’ll notice with the web is the constant push for information — now. Twitter was a big step forward in this area, as was live video streaming with sites like Ustream.tv.

Although it’s been around for awhile, over the last year or two live blogging is being used much more frequently. Live blogging is closely related to Twitter, except a small step further. We won’t get into the technology behind it but if you want to start live blogging, here’s how to do just that.

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If you’re interested in getting more creative with your Twitter profile, chances are, you’ve either chosen a stock theme, created your own theme or went in search of backgrounds to use in your theme. Either way, there’s an easier way to get the personalized Twitter theme you’re looking for that’s a whole lot more creative.

If you’ve been on the design page in your Twitter settings, you might’ve noticed a little something about Themeleon (Thee-mee-lee-uhn, like Chameleon). Themeleon, by COLOURlovers, has more than 600K seamless background patterns and more than 1 million color palettes! Although those numbers sound daunting, it’s fun and incredibly easy to use. We’ll take a look at quickly personalizing a Twitter profile just to our liking.

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It’s 2010 and it’s time to get things done! Okay, 2010 or not, many of us are always looking for a better way to manage our tasks, events and goals. The truth of task management is that there’s no single best way to tackle it for everyone. It will depend on your style of management, your interaction preferences and how the solution integrates into your current workflow.

Personally I couldn’t seem to stick with any Get Things Done (GTD) or task management apps, until I remembered I hadn’t really given Google Calendar a fair shake. After getting it setup and familiarizing myself with it, it was a solution that actually worked for me and I’ve stuck with it. It’s free, it’s flexible and it integrates well with my current workflow.

Today I’ll go through using Google Calendar to manage your schedule and get things done.

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Google provides a powerful suite of web applications ranging from email and calendar to documents, chat and sites [and so much more]. For web professionals, the typical “@gmail.com” just won’t do. Thankfully, Google offers a professional version (called Google Apps) for professionals, educators, non-profits and government.

The Google Apps Standard version is the version we’ll walk through setting up and customizing to use the power of Google with our own branding. We’ll be setting up our custom domain, branding and checking out the advantages of getting yourself setup with Google Apps.

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It’s nearly 2010 and, like many, you’ve probably set one or more New Year’s resolutions. A popular resolution for millions of people each year, is to drop a few pounds and get a little more fit. Like a large percentage of people who set out to do this, going about it in the wrong way could lead to failure.

Accountability is a great way to stay on track and meet your goals. That’s where DailyBurn comes in — to help you monitor, track and meet your fitness, and even nutrition, goals. Believe me when I say, graphs can be a powerful tool for motivation and a centralized location for exercise and nutritional information can make the difference between reaching your goals or failing miserably. DailyBurn takes care of all this and offers a lot more.

Today we’ll take a look at DailyBurn’s offerings and how you can use them to reach a successful New Year’s fitness resolution and more.

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We’ve focused a lot recently on tools that are catered to promoting you or your work. And today, in what will be our last entry in this genre for a while, I want to look at a slick new tool titled Flavors.me.

More in the direction of Magntize, Flavors.me is a simple way to create a one page site that is all about you. And to do so with style.

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When word hit the street that popular virtual assistant service I Want Sandy was shutting down, many people were shocked and well, saddened. Sandy was a well built application with a nice dash of personality.

And so many people were left looking for a replacement — another web based application that could offer similar functionality. After I was introduced to Task.FM, I believe I’ve found the tool that comes closest to the mark.

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