Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Do you know how to change the theme of eclipse IDE ?
There is a Eclipse plugin to change the theme of you eclipse environment. You can find the details of it on the eclipse marketplace.
Below are the steps to install it.
Go to Help of eclipse ->Eclipse MarketPlace -> search Eclipse color theme.



Once you select and click on it. Installation takes few minutes to complete.





















After the installation, go to Window→Preferences→General→Appereance->Color Theme to change the color theme.
Please note:
If you are using a version of the plugin lower than 0.6, please uninstall and reinstall it from the new location. Update site and plugin ID have changed.
While Eclipse allows you to change the syntax coloring in great detail, there is no support for managing multiple color themes. It is possible to achieve that by importing and exporting preferences files, but this is inconvenient and likely to mess up your preferences. Furthermore, color themes have to be created for every single editor, a theme for the Java editor does not change the XML, JavaScript or any other editors. This plugin solves these issues by mapping a generic color theme format to specific preferences entries for each supported editor.
Eclipse Color Theme currently supports the following editors:
·         Text
·         Java
·         Java properties
·         XML
·         HTML
·         CSS
·         JavaScript
·         C++
·         PHP
·         Ant
·         SQL
·         Python
·         JSP
·         Perl
·         Groovy
·         FDT
·         ActionScript/MXML (Adobe Flash Builder)
·         Ruby
·         Scala
·         FreeMarker (JBoss Tools)
·         PDE
·         ColdFusion (CFEclipse)
·         TCL
·         BibTex/LaTeX (TeXlipse)
·         R (StatET)
Available themes:
  Oblivion
  Obsidian
  Zenburn
  RecognEyes
  Inkpot
  Vibrant Ink
  Tango
  Havenjark
  frontenddev
  Schuss
  Wombat
  Pastel
  minimal
  Black Pastel
  Mr
  Monokai
  Roboticket
  Sunburst
  Retta
You can download additonal themes or create your own on eclipsecolorthemes.org.



Apple's iTunes Match Update Restores Genius to iPhone -- or Does It?

Apple's iTunes Match Update Restores Genius to iPhone -- or Does It?


If you signed up for the $25-a-year Apple service iTunes Match, which lets you access your entire iTunes library on the fly from your iPhone or iPad, you may have noticed one major flaw: iTunes Match killed Genius.
Well rejoice, for Genius has been restored — kind of.
Genius is Apple’s answer to Pandora, effectively. Choose a song, hit the Genius button on that track — the one that looks like an atom — and you get an instant playlist of similar-sounding tracks. It’s a great way to DJ from youriPhone if you’re feeling lazy.
But iTunes Match users were dismayed to discover that signing up for the service, which launched last November, meant losing Genius. Apple has offered no explanation; the Genius icon simply disappeared from your tracks.
Mac experts offered all kinds of workarounds, such as creating a bunch of Genius playlists in iTunes on your computer. But none of them quite got the lazy DJ nature of Genius. The whole point was that we like to use it spontaneously, an intelligent shuffle to match our mood. It was especially useful in offline situations, such as in-flight or on a long road trip.

Forget Photos and Video. SpinCam App Captures 360-Degree 'Spins'

Forget Photos and Video. SpinCam App Captures 360-Degree 'Spins'

A new iOS app called SpinCam attempts to blur the line between video and panoramic photos, claiming to create a new type of photographic media entirely –- Spins.
Unlike traditional photos, Spins capture a 360-degree image of a moment that can be experienced interactively. Spins are created by holding your phone up and “spinning” around in a circle to create a panoramic-style photo, or spinning around a person or thing to create an image much like this one from outside our San Francisco office.

Wifarer Offers Turn-by-Turn Directions Inside Large Venues

Wifarer Offers Turn-by-Turn Directions Inside Large VenuesGPS technology works pretty well when driving or walking outside, but it hits a wall indoors.
Wifarer is breaking down those walls with a new app that uses indoor positioning technology to steer users through large venues such as malls, airports, convention centers and museums.
The free app, available for iPhone and Android users, has an interactive location directory to help users find a specific store in the mall or terminal at the airport. Wifarer pinpoints the user’s location within 4-and-a-half feet, and draws a path to the location the users wants to go.
The big hook here is the app will also show promotions and sales based on a user’s location — providing advertisers a new way to catch an audience. Individual stores in a mall can control the ads customers are viewing. Once a customers steps in the store, the brand has complete control over what the app user sees. The store could provide inventory and directions around the store if they wanted. Most stores will likely use this control to target customers with advertising specific to their store.
At a museum, however, the app can pull up supplemental information about a piece of artwork nearby instead of trying lure a visitor into a store.

Mercedes Rolls Out Invisible Car [VIDEO]

Mercedes Rolls Out Invisible Car [VIDEO]

When Mercedes wanted to promote its new fuel cell vehicle, instead of placing it squarely in front of everyone in the world, the company decided to make the car invisible. We have video.
In this clever publicity stunt, Mercedes wanted to emphasize that its F-Cell vehicle has no exhaust emissions, making it virtually invisible to the environment. If you take a look at the gallery below, you’ll see how these clever dudes did it: by placing a mat of LEDs across one side of the vehicle and mounting a video-shootingCanon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera on the other side.
We saw a Halloween costume like this once. Mount an iPad on your belly, surround it with costuming that looks like a hole, place a webcam on your back shooting backward, and then feed that video into the iPad.VoilĂ ! It looks like you have a gory hole going all the way through you:

The Radical Growth of the App Economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Radical Growth of the App Economy [INFOGRAPHIC] Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, the production and mainstream usage of smartphones has exploded. The device opened a world of innovation in mobile technology, which was soon followed by a similar boom from apps.
Today, we rely on apps to do just about everything, from keeping us organized to pure entertainment. Millions of downloads later, the app economy is as strong as ever.
App development has created 466,000 jobs across all available platforms, according to a survey performed byTechNet. This includes local baristas, since many developers rely on coffee shops to get work done.

Apple's New iPad: 9 Features That Matter

Apple's New iPad: 9 Features That Matter