Category Archives: entertainment

Indian EPaper Downloader now in Android Market! Get it now!

Hi All,

Now time for a big announcement. I have finally published the “Indian Epaper” (name changed) app to the Android market. The UI is amazing and is completely intuitive. You will surely love it. The app gives you access to the epapers of your favorite cities for the last two days, directly from your Android phone/tablet. You can use it on Kindle Fire too, as I will be publishing the same app in the Amazon App Store.

Also, I will be discontinuing the distribution of the previous apk and the other jars. Their links will now take you to the Android MarketPlace where you can make the purchase for just 99 cents free. As you know, I have spent a hell lot of time and effort in this and the result is amazing. I have kept the price at a nominal 99 cents app completely free. I am sure this app will be of a lot of help to my users out there. Please make the purchase to keep the development going.

Android Market Link

Few screenshots :


ePaper downloader has been updated to include DNA!

Hi all,

Thanks for the awesome response for the application.. Considering the same, I decided to update it and add DNA India ePaper to the list, taking the count of newspapers to three (HTimes, Dainik and DNA). 😀

Again, find the browser runnable version here.

The desktop jar version can be found here.

Until then!

Watch Hulu outiside US, BBC One outside UK using Tor and your existing Firefox installation

Hulu and BBC One Iplayer are probably the best online video streaming sites as of today, but sadly they have certain restrictions. You can only Hulu if you are in US or you have a US ip-address . With Iplayer, you require a UK ip.  This post comes after multiple attempts with using free proxy server and free virtual private network providers, but neither live up to the requirements these sites require. Sometimes either flash is blocked or javascript or both.  Also the proxies sometimes stop working midway through the show!  Tor solves most of these issues. So what is Tor? Without getting into much details here, its a free software implementation of second-generation onion routing, a system enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the Internet. Yeah! Thats exactly what we want! So here’s a way you can configure your existing Firefox installation to use Tor and watch Hulu/Iplayer on Linux/Windows:

Step 1 : Download and Install Vidalia :  Installer can be found here .

Step 2: Install Polipo : Instructions for Linux can be found here . Make sure to replace the configuration file with the one provided at the link.

Step 3: Install TorButton addon for Firefox.

If you are using Windows , then all the above three can be installed together using the installer found here.

CHANGE END SERVER for TOR:

You now need to ensure that the last server your request is routed through is a server in the UK/US. Go to https://torstat.xenobite.eu/. Click on the pulldown next to “CC:” and select “GB” and hit “search”. Now click on the “>” under “Exit”. You now have a list of servers in the UK that are allowed to be used as Exit Servers. Take note of all the nicknames of the servers except those marked Unnamed.
Go to Start Menu and open All Programs -> Vidalia Bundle -> Tor -> torcc. This will open the Tor config file. Scroll all the way to the bottom and enter the following lines:
StrictExitNodes 1
exitnodes <list of the names you found in step 2 separated by commas>
An example of the second line above would be:
exitnodes anonion,anotherlink,colinwillsdorkyahoo
Save the file.

ENABLE FLASH : After the TorButton addon installation, go into its preferences>Security Settings and uncheck “Disable plugins during Tor usage”. Restart the browser.

Thats it. You are ready to use Tor.

Firstly Run Vidalia. After a few seconds, it should say “Connected to the Tor Network”. Then Start Polipo. Once this is done, start Firefox with Tor enabled.  Check that you’re exiting through a UK/US server by going to http://torcheck.xenobite.eu/index.php . Finally, go to Hulu/Iplayer and start enjoying the videos!!! 😀 !

Leave comments if you run into problems using this tutorial!