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Do you have photos / music / other files and you are looking for sharing those files with your friends and families across the world.

Now you dont have to upload it to some other place / purchase any web space for sharing the files. You can do it with your home computer itself.

And the best part in it is.

Its is FREE.

Yes. You read it correct. The service is free.

All you need to do is install Opera Unite and you can start sharing in next 2 mins.

Opera Unite is a unique technology that turns any computer or device running Opera into a Web server.

Step 1: Download Opera Unite [http://labs.opera.com/downloads/]

Step 2: Install it.

Viola, you are now running a webserver in your home machine.

Step 3: Start the Opera Web browser (yes, that’s also you web server now) and enable the Opera Unite service from the lower left corner. Now double click the File Sharing link and select the folder whose content you want to share on the web. Any file or folder inside this folder can now be accessed over the internet – you can either use a public URL or specify a password for private sharing.

Watch this youtube video for more information on Opera Unite.

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View images of distant galaxies and nebulae from the Hubble Space Telescope.

You can see thousands of stars and galaxies. Its like viewing the heaven right from my desktop…

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If you dont know what is Yahoo Pipes, read here.

The best way to know more about Yahoo Pipes is to start creating one. When I started to explore Yahoo Pipes, I found it very difficult to learn about its pre-defined module from here.

But then I found that Yahoo pipes provides module help in its editor itself. See for yourself.

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If you click on the highlighted arrow, it provides you with a help window like this.

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ENJOY Creating your Yahoo Pipes !!!

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yahoopipes.pngPipes is a free online service that lets you remix popular feed types and create data mashups using a visual editor. You can use Pipes to run your own web projects, or publish and share your own web services without ever having to write a line of code.

The Product name is taken from Unix environment. Unix Pipes is used for datatransfer between applications, whereas yahoo pipes is used for datatransfer between webservices.

Yahoo! Pipes allows you to take data from one or more sources, remix the content, then publish to the world.

The Simplicity of the application helps the non technical user to take any sources, user input requests or pre-configured modules and drag+drop them into place and then connect the pipes. However user needs to know the terminology they use & they should be familiar of the pre-defined modules of Yahoo Pipes. Complete list of Pipes module can be found here.

How to Create a Pipe

Each Pipe consists of two or more modules, each of which performs a single, specific task.

Each module has one or more terminals, represented by small circles in the interface. You can wire modules together by clicking on one module’s output terminal and another module’s input terminal. Now the output from the first module will serve as input to the second module.

In addition to data feeds, Pipes also lets you add user input fields into your Pipe. These show up at runtime as form fields that users of your Pipe can fill in.

Once you have built your pipe, you can save it on yahoo server and then call it like you would any other feed. Yahoo Pipes supports RSS, RDF, JSON and Atom formats

The tutorial of Yahoo Pipes is still missing…I guess it will be updated soon..

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25GB FREE Online Storage

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MediaMax, powered by Streamload, gives you a private and secure place to upload, store, access, and share your personal videos, photos, movies, music, and files.

MediaMax provides not only raw file storage that’s accessible from any PC, but also file sharing and hosting, MP3 streaming and backup/sync software. The real highlight is the amount of storage–25GB five times what you get from other services.

However, for the FREE Account you have some limitations.

  • Total Downloads Per Month – 1 GB
  • Downloadable File Size – Upto 25MB
  • Online Personal Media & File Storage – Upto 25GB

They also offer 3 paid accounts: Premium [$4.95/month], Elite [$9.95/month] & Professional [$25.95/month]

You can view the Account Comparison here…

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Go 2 Web 2.0 is a site that indexes all Web 2.0 applications and lets you search the applications based on the task you want to complete. For example, if you wanted to edit a photo but were unsure what application you needed, just search for “photo editing” and Go 2 Web 2.0 will provide a list of all Web sites that allow you to you edit images online. Go 2 Web 2.0 has indexed over 790 Web 2.0 sites so it is quite a useful site to bookmark.

UPDATE :

Movers 2.0 is a simple website for tracking “Web 2.0″ traffic trends. The website uses Alexa data for traffic analysis.

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Gizmo Call is a modernized way to make web-based calls developed by the team who brought you the Gizmo Project voice and IM software, as well as the SIPphone VoIP platform, a robust network and directory for efficiently carrying VoIP calls.

Gizmo Call gives you FREE 10 mins for a day.

If you want to talk more than your free 10 mins, you can also Purchase Call Out credit. Gizmo Call Out rates are much cheaper than what traditional phone companies charge.

Free Calling Network of Gizmo Call

  • Call any Gizmo Project User. Simply enter the Gizmo ID of the Gizmo Project user and click CALL. To learn more about Gizmo Project and download it visit gizmoproject.com.
  • Call any Gtalk user by entering their Gmail address and click Dial, for example: [username]@gmail.com
  • Dial any Nokia n80i wifi phone user by calling their Gizmo ID or their Internet telephone number to become connected
  • Call a 1-800 number. Using Gizmo Call international callers can now dial 1-800 numbers for FREE.
  • Users with SIP addresses’ simply dial sip:[sipaddress]

System Requirements

  • Adobe Flash 9 for Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh web browsers. Download the latest version of the flash player by visiting www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer
  • Users need a microphone and speakers in order to make calls using Gizmo Call.
  • Supported OS Windows [Windows 2000, XP], Macintosh [Mac OS X 10.3.9 +]
  • Dialup or Broadband Connection
  • Supported Browsers are Internet Explorer 6.0+, Firefox 1.5+, Opera 9.0+, Safari 2.0+, Firefox 1.5+, Opera 9.0+

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Acknowledgement: Thanks to my reader ‘Rakesh’ for pointing out this wonderful video

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Here is a skin for Windows Media Player that is based on Digg. It has the Digg color scheme, and it looks pretty good. Download it so you can think of Digg twice as much as you already do.

Artist’s Comments

Digg Media Player is a skin that I developed for Windows Media Player 10. Digg Media Player was themed using images from my favorite website, Digg.com [link]

Digg Media Player is complete with a playlist window, equalizer, video window and visualization window.

My goal for creating this skin was to give back to the digg community in any way that I could. I hope that many people will like this skin.

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