JustBeamIt is a “beta service that makes transferring files a snap”. Just drag and drop a file into the drop zone, and a link will appear, signalling that your file is ready to be shared with the recipient. As soon as the recipient starts downloading the file, the progress will start moving. The website relies on you keeping your window open in order to transfer the file; after the transfer is complete, you will see the “transfer completed!” message and can then safely close your browser window. The service supports files up to 2GB in size, and streams everything from source to destination without recording any contents on their servers. JustBeamIt is simple and effective, and a hassle free way of sharing files with your friends.
Readlists lets you put together “a group of web pages - articles, recipes, course materials, anything - bundled into an ebook you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone”. Through this website, you can compile articles by entering their links in the given spaces. You can also add a title and description for your readlist. The articles are then bundled into an ebook, which can be sent to your reading or mobile devices, shared with your friends, or downloaded as an ePub file that you can then read at your leisure. The formatting doesn’t always come out perfectly, but Readlists is still a handy and easy to use service for compiling reading material. You can also see the recent lists that other users have created, and discover more compilations that might interest you.
l Microsoft previews Office 2013: Microsoft has made the preview version of its redesigned Office suite available for free download. Users can download the Customer Preview version of Office 2013, which includes Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Excel and Outlook, from Microsoft’s website (www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en).
l Mozilla unveils Firefox OS: Mozilla has released a test version of its Firefox mobile OS, which can be used for testing on desktop computers. Tech savvy users can download these early versions; builds are available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
l Apple reveals Mountain Lion OS: Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of Apple Inc.’s operating system, has been released. The software for iMac, MacBook and MacBook Pro is available for around US$20 (£14).
Reader’s YouTube Channel
I would like to share my YouTube channel with the Us readers. I upload different kinds of videos, like celebrity videos, pet videos, and more. So if you would like to watch some videos about your favourite actors, then just check out my YouTube channel. Hope you guys like it. - Bariyah Faisal
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Focus: Olympics 2012 Summer Olympics
With the 2012 Summer Olympics currently underway, search is heating up for all the latest from the Games. Here are a few good web destinations for your Olympic needs:
l London 2012 official website (www.london2012.com): The official website for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics; includes schedule and results, information about athletes and countries, news, and photos.
l London 2012 on the International Olympic Committee website (www.olympic.org/london-2012-summer-olympics): The 2012 Olympics portal on the IOC website; find out about the host city, catch up on the latest news, see the upcoming games schedule, and read about some of the past Olympic heroes.
l London 2012 coverage from the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk/2012): BBC’s coverage of the 2012 festivities; compiled articles from around the BBC and the web, and links to the sports page (bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/2012) where you can find all the latest Olympic news and updates.