Friday, May 27, 2011

Your photos and data on Flickr

 * Multiple copies of your photos and data: When you upload a photo, Flickr creates multiple copies of it, along with any data on tags, groups or sets you specified on upload. All of that information is stored in multiple locations on multiple machines across the United States. For those of you who are interested in learning a little more about this from a technical perspective, there are a couple Flickr alums have written technical manuals in part based on their experiences here.

* If your Pro account expires nothing is deleted: If your Pro account expires or you forget to renew, don’t worry! Your photos and videos are not deleted from our servers. We continue to store your images until you decide to delete them and everything will be waiting for you if you decide to upgrade again.
*New * 90 day delay in erasing content after an account is deleted: We’ve now instituted a 90 day delay in deleting the content, including the photos, metadata, comments, and all the bits of an account, after it’s deleted. The data is no longer available publicly but it is kept on our servers, just in case you want to restore it. After that ‘buffer’ period, we erase it from our servers, ensuring your privacy. For more information on what happens after an account is deleted, check out this FAQ.

* You own your photos: When you upload a photo to Flickr, you retain all the rights and ownership over that photo. You can easily change the type of license you want to apply to your photo with a Creative Commons License and allow for certain uses of the image by others, but by default, your photo is set to “All Rights Reserved”. For more details, check out this recent post.
Source: Flickr

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Firefox 4 bigger than IE 9

Mozilla's Firefox 4's browser usage share grew over two and  a half times in the six days since its March 22 launch, a web analytics company said today.

 According to California-based Net Applications, Firefox 4 accounted for 3.7% of all browsers used Sunday, up from last Tuesday's 1.4%.
Firefox 4's Sunday share was double that of Microsoft's newest browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), which was released March 14.

Overall Firefox have lost 2.5% of their users, and IE 4.8%, while Chrome have increased their users with 5.3% the last year. Apple Safari have increased with 1.9% in one year.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

iPad 2 event on March 2nd

There have been some rumors for a while about an iPad 2.
The rumors seems now to be true! Newspapers and well known bloggers have been invited to an Apple event on March 2nd.

Windows 7 SP1 available now!

Two weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Service Pack 1 is complete, and yesterday SP1 got available for everyone to download.
Mainly SP1 includes all the updates, fixes and security updates that have been available from Windows Update.
There is however a few new minor things.

Service Pack 1 is available to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
You can download it through Windows Update, and the size varies between 40~ and 540~ MB, according to the website.

You can also download the .iso file for offline installation here, or from direct-link here.
The size for offline installation is 1953 MB.

You may also download the .exe-files, instead of downloading the image file and burn it to an DVD.

.exe 32-bit Download
.exe 64-bit Download

Gmail Update - Support for 12 new file formats

Recently Googles Gmail-Team updated their webbased mail client (gmail).
You can now see 12 new file formats from your gmail with out having to install any software on your computer, like you normally would.

The new file formats is
  • Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
  • Apple Pages (.PAGES)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
  • Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
  • PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
  • TrueType (.TTF)
  • XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
 So now, if anyone send you a Photoshop file (.PSD), you can watch it from your gmail account with out having to open it up in Photoshop.

There is however some minor issues with the Microsoft Excel (.XLS \ .XLSX), but those bugs will most likely be fixed very soon.

You don't have to do anything to get these updates, as they are already ready for use!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

First look at Firefox 5

Already before Firefox 4 is out of beta, the UI team have played around with thoughts on how the Firefox 5 should look like.

Heres some changes on what you can expect in Firefox 5!

Serach field changes

New toolbar for spesific sites

New Promotion of Firefox synchronizing

A new add-on selection window

New Chrome 10 Beta

Google Chrome have now released a new beta of Chrome 10.
The javascript performance in this version have increased with over 60%(!) than Chrome 9.

Heres a graph of the javascript performance in Chrome.
In Chrome 10 Beta, you can now also synchronize your password between your computers.
And finally Chrome 10 Beta implemented GPU-accelerated video! Now your GPU will do the work when playing movies from the Chrome 10 browser instead of your CPU. 

If you want to try out the new Chrome 10 Beta, you can download it here