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Make Money: How to integrate Amazon aStore to a WordPress blog

One of the many ways to make money is to sell items from the Amazon online store. Amazon.com has made it easy for anyone to make money online by selling the products available on their shop. All you need is to follow some steps and you’ll be able to start making money online via referral fees on the products that were sold.

What makes it even better is that if you have a WordPress blog, you can easily integrate an Amazon aStore into your blog. You can choose items that you want to sell within your WordPress site and even link to these items. The Amazon aStore can even be customized to integrate it’s look and feel with your WordPress blog.

I’ve created an Amazon aStore for my blog as an example of how easy the Amazon aStore can be integrated into WordPress. The Amazon aStore is free and costs nothing to maintain. You can earn referral fees for every item that you sell. The referral fees from Amazon can be sent to you via check upon reaching a certain level.

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How to install NetBeans 6.5 on Ubuntu Linux desktop edition

NetBeans IDE version 6.5 has added PHP into its arsenal of supported languages. NetBeans, like Eclipse, started out as an integrated development environment for creating Java applications. The NetBeans IDE now has support for creating software using different languages like C/C++, Ruby, Java, J2ME, JavaFX and recently Javascript and PHP. The addition of support for PHP is exciting because not only is PHP the most used scripting language on the Net, it also offers a low learning curve and very easy to use powerful language for creating web applications.

If you want to create PHP, Java, Javascript, Ruby, J2ME, C or C++ applications and you are using Ubuntu Linux you can use NetBeans as your integrated development environment (IDE). Version 6.5 even provides enhanced support for several web frameworks like Hibernate, Spring, JSF and JPA. Trying out or installing the latest version of NetBeans IDE on Ubuntu Linux desktop edition can be easily done by following these simple steps.
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Merry Christmas to Ubuntu Users

In the spirit of the holidays, I’ve created a little something for all Ubuntu users worldwide before I put down my electronic pen to attend to the festivities. I’m sure a lot of you are just itching to start the ball rolling with your favorite beer.

Whether you’re using Ubuntu or Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Eee or another flavor that I have not come across on the Net, I hope you’ll have a great time spending the Christmas holidays with your family and friends. When you open up your gifts and didn’t find your favorite geeky gadget under the tree, don’t frown, there’s always next year.

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Merry Christmas to all and don’t spend all that bonus money on beer! 🙂

Modified mobile phone that detects diseases

Scientists at UCLA has hacked / modified an ordinary off-the-shelf cellular phone so that it can be used to detect certain diseases like HIV and malaria. This breakthrough is good news specially for less financially abled countries that couldn’t afford to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy the current medical equipment. Another advantage of the device is that it can be used to detect diseases in matter of hours as opposed to having to wait for days using current technology. It can even be used in far flung places because of the portability of the ordinary cell phone.

UCLA researcher Dr. Aydogan Ozcan’s device uses the camera sensor of a cell phone, filtered lighting and specially developed software to analyze the cell’s distinctive qualities to detect diseases.

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How to install apache, mysql, php on ubuntu linux desktop

I use my Ubuntu installed Compaq C700 for PHP development (mostly WordPress related development). I thought I’d post some articles on my current setup for others. On this post, I thought I’d write about how to install the Apache web server, MySQL database server and the PHP scripting language on a Ubuntu desktop edition environment.

Apache, MySQL and PHP is not installed by default on the desktop edition of Ubuntu. Setting up a LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) environment on Ubuntu is actually quite easy. Just follow the steps on this post and you’d be able to have your own LAMP environment setup in no time.

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Linux netbook market share dwindling down

I read an alarming article today about the reduction of the Linux netbook market share. It seems that the netbook market is experiencing a reduction in sales of Linux based units according to Acer. With Acer now overtaking netbook sales of Asus, I was curious as to the real reason why this is happening.

So I sort of went around computer shops to have a look at what was being sold. From the looks of it, it’s not because Linux is not a viable alternative to Windows. I see several reasons why the Linux based Acer units are actually not selling in the local market. If you’re a Linux user, maybe you can checkout what’s happening in your area and post them here for others to read. Here’s a list of my observations.

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Ubuntu Linux gets Adobe Air 1.5 runtime and SDK

Adobe has been very busy making it’s software available for the Linux platform. Now it has released version 1.5 of Adobe Air for Linux, Mac and Windows. I hope they’d come around to release some of their other software as well like Photoshop and Dreamweaver for instance.

If you haven’t yet installed Adobe Air on your Ubuntu setup. You may want to try it now. The installation on Ubuntu went like a breeze on my notebook. After downloading and installing it, I got a copy of Twhirl, an Air-based twitter client, to test it. Using the Adobe Air application installer, I had Twhirl running on my Ubuntu desktop in no time — it works.

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Aside from the runtime, Adobe has also made available the Adobe Air SDK for developers who use Linux.

Sun’s Virtualbox releases version 2.1 major update

Sun has released version 2.1 of its Virtualbox virtualization software. The version number doesn’t say it all ‘coz according to the changelog, there are actually some major changes to this latest release of the Virtualbox software. New features for this version include 3D acceleration via OpenGL and an new NAT engine that has significantly better performance. And ICMP echo or better known as ping is now supported.

I’ve downloaded Virtualbox version 2.1 on my Ubuntu notebook to update my current version 2.0.6. The update went out smoothly although I had to first uninstall the older version before installing the new version 2.1 of Virtualbox.

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SMART Plug ‘N Talk: lower call rates for Filipinos abroad

Smart has introduced another innovative product with its new Plug N Talk device for Filipinos abroad wanting to call their families and friends in the Philippines who has either a landline or mobile phone number. By using the device and an Internet connection, a Filipino abroad can easily call a Philippine phone number at local rates of only Php 6.50 per minute. You can even send text messages at only Php 1.00 per message.

I currently don’t have any relatives abroad who doesn’t have an Internet connection so I would think that most Filipinos abroad would have an Internet connection. If you are a Filipino abroad who has an unlimited Internet connection and is currently spending approximately more than 13 US cents per minute when calling the Philippines on top of your unlimited Internet charges then Smart’s Plug N Talk product may be the device for you.

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