Apple iPhone Users Egilible for Free 5GB Storage Service

June 27th, 2007

The web service SeeFile, which is designed for sharing media files, unveils its service for Apple’s iPhone with a free 5GB storage service. The web site is specifically designed for Apple iPhone’s 480×320 touchscreen. The graphics and theiPhone Storage Service compact layout of the site is tailored to be easily navigable by Apple’s Safari web browser included in the iPhone. To ensure the highest compatibility, the service uses AJAX Web 2.0 recommendations for “iPhone-friendly” and it incorporates no Java code or Flash in the service.

The storage service hosts PDFs, Photos, Quictime videos and other file formats. It automatically generates a thumbnail of each and every file uploaded. Users can also order photo prints from the storage service with one-click ordering. SeeFile also supports multiple browsers from PC and Mac such as Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Users who want to run this service from their own computer can buy a software that is identical to SeeFile’s service. It offers the ability to access more media files such as videos, music, photos, and PDFs stored on remote location. You can buy both the software and compatible server to run the service from your own home for $995. The web service will go public on June 29th at 4PM Eastern Daylight Time.

How to Install Pidgin in Ubuntu

June 26th, 2007

On May 4, the developers of Gaim Internet Messenger announced Pidgin as a new name for Gaim because of the previous legal conflicts with AOL regarding naming conventions. The new release with the name change also offered new functionality and new features. The Pidgin project is now split into three ideas. The Finch text-mode client previously known as Gaim-text, the libpurple library which is the main component of this project and the Pidgin GUI client.

The latest version of Ubuntu, Feisty Fawn, released on April 19, 2007 has the older Gaim Internet Messenger Installed. To download the latest version of Pidgin, follow this instructions:

Open your terminal and type in:

wget http://download.ubuntu.pl/_Feisty_Fawn/pidgin/pidgin_2.0.0-1_i386.deb

Install .deb packages using the following command

sudo dpkg -i pidgin_2.0.0-1_i386.deb

You can access Pidgin by going to Applications and the Internet Category. Pidgin supports a total of 14 InstantPidgin Ubuntu Messengers which includes Bonjour, Groupwise, IRC, AIM, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, MSN, SILC, Sametime, Yahoo!, QQ, SIMPLE, XMPP (Jabber), and Zephyr. Another one to join the list is MySpaceIM as it is on the Pidgin’s Google Summer of Code (SoC) projects.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta to be Released the Year End

June 26th, 2007

Internet Explorer 8 betaMicrosoft has hinted TheHotfix.net about Internet Explorer 8 Beta release later this year. No specific release date was given by Microsoft and very little is known about its upcoming enhancements and features. However, Microsoft reported month ago about its future releases will focus more on CSS, AJAX, microformats and RSS.

Furthermore, Microsoft announced its first release of Internet Explorer 8 Beta will be made available in conjunction with Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) which will be shipped by the year end. The specific release date of the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is also unknown.

Windows XP users will enjoy the continuing mainstream support for Internet Explorer 8 until April 2009. The release of the Internet Explorer 8 will be similar to Internet Explorer 7. A total of 2 versions will be released of which one will be built on security settings for Vista and the other will be built on the settings for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Service Pack 3 (SP3).