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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 AM IST

We discussed a bit about faceless characters in our last post. And if you are an old-time user of Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, you must have seen an entire collection of faceless characters – all in the same style. These were called Screen Beans, and these were so frequently used in PowerPoint slides that audiences actually got over-familiar with them to the extent that they did not want to see yet another slide with a Screen Bean character! No. we are not blaming the Screen Beans themselves — just that these were probably the only faceless characters available at that time, and everyone used them!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 15:36 PM IST

Pictures of faceless characters have been always used in presentation slides or even elsewhere for precisely one reason — and that’s to show a neutral person who could belong to any continent on this planet. This person could also be either male or female, a child or a senior person — it does not matter. At its very basic level, this faceless character represents the common human.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 16:14 PM IST

TIME and LIFE are both respected publications that have been renowned for many, many years. LIFE magazine has always used some amazing pictures — even back in the days of black and white photography. Black and white photography may be seeing a revival now, but in those days color photography was not the norm and digital photography may not even have been imagined.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 11:22 AM IST

muvee’s Shwup online video platform has now been reborn with a new name: muvee Cloud. Not surprisingly, muvee Cloud integrates well with the new muvee programs. muvee Cloud lets you upload unlimited photos and videos and invite others to contribute to your albums. Also your existing Shwup albums will automatically carry over if you choose muvee Cloud’s new priced options. They still do have a free level of membership but that level no longer allows you to create any new albums — so the free option is almost completely unusable now!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 11:31 AM IST

Shwup.com, a video sharing site from the creators of Muvee has added two new capabilities:

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Sunday, February 7, 2010
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 21:17 PM IST

Just last week, I received this cool mailer from Apple — it had a nice Valentine’s Day theme. And now Apple has created another mailer using a Valentine’s Day theme!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 22:27 PM IST

Animoto has added a bunch of Valetine’s Day cards that you can send to all your loved ones, including friends, family, and romantic interests.

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Monday, February 1, 2010
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 12:30 PM IST

Received this in my mailbox today — I like the heart that the Apple guys made with all those iPod Touch pieces!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 14:46 PM IST

Shwup.com, a site promoted by Muvee has now added direct YouTube export that’s essentially a one-click affair. Facebook export continues to be available along with many other new features.

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Monday, September 21, 2009
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 11:22 AM IST

Photobucket, an online photo site has reduced its Pro subscription cost to a new low price: $24.95 per year — this Pro subscription get you more features as shown in Figure 1 below.

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