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Install Flipboard on your Android Device

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Navigate to this website: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1644212You will find an attachment Flipboard.apkDownload that on your android deviceInstall it , thats all.You should be able to surf Flipboard.I got it working on my Kindle Fire tablet. This is how it looks.



Review of KoolKart

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This post is basically the review of a new website - KoolKart. KoolKart will sound interesting to folks who make online purchases. There are couple of sites which do the same, so the idea is not unique. Uniqueness should be in the implementation. When you visit the Koolkart website:
The first impression you get is- it’s just another online retail site, which it is not. Koolkart is not a online retailer, so you don’t need a big panel on your left which shows you to “Log in”. Why would I want to log in just to see which retailer is giving me the cheapest rate. Also from a user point of view, he/she need not make 3-4 clicks to reach that page.
Basically I am coming from – whether you want to make Google like stuff where you don’t stay on home page for more than 3 seconds or you want to make Yahoo like stuff which wants you to stay on it’s website. The first half of the page is almost of no-use to me. Being a first time user, I don’t know if i will be coming back. So I don’t think I will cr…

Knowing what you don't Know

How do we claim "What we know" ? Knowing - Is it something that we have heard of ? Or Is it something which we have read about and almost forgotten it so I have just a little (almost no idea) idea about that? Or is it something which we know almost everything about? 
Most of the time what we actually know is a fraction of our perceived notion of "knowing". This is described as illusion of explanatory depth.
So what happens is we generally form a circle around things and claim that we "know" it. This prevents us from actually knowing it and let us remain in that "complacency" that we know it. So what I have learnt over a period of time is "admit frankly what you don't know", it will help you extend your knowledge. 
Next time when someone brings up some topic which you claim to know but actually don't know then make a entry in your learning diary about that word. When you reach home/office, search it on web or talk to people and try…