Archive for the ‘Sharing Content Tool’ Category

I recently found myself looking for a new media center software and came across Boxee.

It has a slick interface and allows you to access all of your computers from one place, throws in content from the Web and is built on open source, not to mention it runs on Windows, Apple and Linux.

The twist for this media center is that you can now share what you watch and find with your friends, which is definitely a neat little touch.

It also allowed me to play my DVR-MS files no issue through my mac, which is another piece of software I have needed. Still testing the Boxee services, but so far so good.

Find out more about Boxee at : http://www.boxee.tv/

If you are interested in looking at other ways to access files across your home network then you might want to take a look at :

https://vyber.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/got-a-network-files-and-drives-on-the-increase-have-you-considered-a-data-station/

https://vyber.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/social-usb-mass-storage/

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The Pogoplug has been around now for a couple of years, after being introduced to the world at the CES Las Vegas 2008. It combines the features of a USB mass storage device with access to a supporting website.  So you can back your files automatically as usual but here’s the interesting part. You can access files remotely via the web or invite friends and share files with them, without them even having to join.

Pogoplug supports PCs, Macs &  Linux, but also allows mobile phone access via a website. Allowing users to access their files via a phone application and being able to share files with friends on Facebook, MySpace & Twitter makes the Pogoplug an very interesting solution, please check the latest from the site to see if your phone is currently supported.

The colour is my only real gripe about this product, but that can easily be fixed.

For some FAQs take a look at : http://www.pogoplugged.com/page/faq

Content below courtesy of www.pogoplugged.com

What Is Pogoplug?

The Pogoplug

The Pogoplug connects your USB drive to the Internet so you can easily share and access your files from anywhere.

The Pogoplug is the perfect accessory to your connected life.

Imagine accessing all your files and media at home from any laptop or desktop computer, anywhere in the world, or sharing this content with friends and family without having to upload. There’s even an iPhone application so you can always “phone home” to get your files!

If you are interested in looking at other ways to access files across your home network then you might want to take a look at :

https://vyber.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/got-a-network-files-and-drives-on-the-increase-have-you-considered-a-data-station/

https://vyber.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/boxee-a-social-open-source-media-center/


I used to hate carrying books to school. You’d think I was packing for a round the world tour, filled with sun and action packed adventures. No, I was just going to school.

Macmillan US makes textbooks dynamic which allow teachers to freely customise and modify the textbooks, which can then be made available online or for download.

Find out more about this story at :

http://www.graphicartsonline.com/article/450700-Macmillan_Launches_DynamicBooks_Subsidiary.php

Couretsy of GraphicArts ONLINE

Find out more about Dynamic Books at :

http://dynamicbooks.vitalbook.com/

Find out about Macmillan at :

http://international.macmillan.com

Tweet on the go with all your favourite TweetDeck features, including the ability to view and update Facebook, direct from your iPhone.

TweetDeck is your mobile browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now on Twitter and Facebook from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organised and up to date no matter where you are.

Create groups, search Twitter, manage multiple accounts, and easily post your tweets or share photos, videos, links and much more.

Add your location to your tweets, and create columns from tweets in your immediate area.

TweetDeck for iPhone comes integrated with Facebook, so you can change your Facebook status too.

Plus sync your existing TweetDeck columns between your desktop and iPhone.

Find out more about TweetDeck for your iPhone at : http://www.tweetdeck.com/iphone/

Find out more about TweetDeck Browser Features here : http://www.tweetdeck.com/features/index.html

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What can you use TwitPic for?

You can post your digital photos to TwitPic from your mobile, their API, or through their site itself.

Find out more about twitpic at : http://twitpic.com/

Content provided courtesy of 12seconds.tv :

12seconds is a side project and is funded by burritos.

What is 12seconds?
12seconds is the best place online for video status updates. It’s a super easy way to share what you’re doing with your friends and family using short video clips. You can use your web cam or mobile phone. Show your friends where you are, share your thoughts, or tell them how you’re doing. We are building a video status platform that will help you keep up to date with your friends 12 seconds at a time.

Share your videos on Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, or other networks
We make it super easy to share your videos on Twitter and Facebook. Plus we have widgets and embed codes to share on your blog or Myspace, Tumblr, or anywhere else.

Why only 12 seconds?
Because anything longer is boring. The scientists here at the 12seconds dodecaplex have conducted countless hours of research to determine the precise amount of time it takes for boredom or apathy to set in during typical Internet video viewing. Our patent pending Electro-Tear-Duct Prongers have determined that exactly 12 seconds of video is the ideal amount of time to keep anything interesting.

Find out more : http://12seconds.tv/

Posterous – The place to post everything. Just email. Dead simple blog by email. Want to upload videos to your personal website, then Posterous could be for you.

Find out more : http://posterous.com/