Weiyun Tencent Disk Storage Sync Application Update (English Language)

How much shareable cloud storage can you get for free nowadays?

We’ve talked in the past about services like Dropbox, probably the most popular option, Box, GoogleDrive, OneDrive, etc. But we’ve concluded that some of the Chinese Storage Providers, like Weiyun Tencent offer an unbeatable amount of free storage. Since July 2012, the Chinese web giant released its cloud service with a whopping 10TB of free storage, and it now reports 300 million registered users.

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However, there are issues with the Weiyun Application as this is available only in Chinese. Now translation isn’t impossible but who speaks Chinese? Well over a Billion !!! 😀

Many have tried to share updated lang files for the relevant application, but it seems that all gave up after some time. We decided to give it a go and simply using Google Translate go through the relevant files on the i18N folder and make the available in English.

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Have in mind that the latest applications for download are available at http://www.weiyun.com/download.html
(Android, iPhone, Ipad, Windows and Mac)
Of course the web interface (translatable with Google Translate) is available at http://www.weiyun.com/index.html?WYTAG=weiyun.portal.download

For the English Version of the Application for Android see here forum.xda-developers.com

Credits to http://tencent-weiyun.eu5.org/ for maintaining a version until March 2014, which while it works, it’s missing a lot of the new additions to the windows application.

Now if Weiyun Tencent is not right for you, but still need online storage space, perhaps you’d like 100GB for Free by the Sweedish Degoo.

Android Applications not available on Google Play Store

Google Play Store has over 1,3 applications available for Android users, but still you just won’t find certain apps there. Despite Android users being able to choose from the largest selection of apps  with 1.3 million apps, while Apple’s App Store remains the second-largest app store with 1.2 million available apps, google has some tight regulations for Android apps and it simply removes applications if they breach its terms. For instance,

  • you won’t find applications that can download videos or music from YouTube.
  • You also won’t find ad blockers for Android.

Those are just two types of apps forbidden on Google Play, but still there are quite a few that are actually interesting. Some well known and some not known in general. While discussing this with some friends, we got to the question “What are Android Apps that are not available in Google play?” and possibly why? Continue reading Android Applications not available on Google Play Store

XBMC evolves to Kodi

As announced, earlier in 01 August 2014, One of the most popular open-source media center applications XBMC, starting with version 14, will become “Kodi”. XBMC 13.2 Gotham will be the last version using the XBMC name. All future versions will be named Kodi Entertainment Center.

You can read more about the rename on the official kodi.tv blog here and about the new art and branding here.

The XBMC-er, Kodi Team explained that part of the name change was because the original “Xbox Media Center (XBMC)” is long outdated compared to what the software can do today. They noted that it barely runs on the Xbox at all anymore, and they wanted to clearly move away from a “media center” to an “entertainment center” since it’s no longer just media—you can play games, stream from the web, connect to your mobile devices, and more. Of course, any name containing Xbox in it might had some legal issues, not to mention no real legal control over the full “XBMC” name.

Therfore, as of the upcoming release of XBMC 14 the project will formally transition over to the new name of ‘Kodi’.  Migration won’t be easy, and XMBC/Kodi developers have a lot of handwork ahead; code has to be adjusted to use the new title throughout, and this has to be tested and double-checked on every platform it supports.

But they now seem to be past that, and earlier in November,  they announced the release of Beta cycle for Kodi 14.0 Helix , currently downloadable in Beta 5booming to the first release candidate.

Before the first release candidate, there’s another beta version for testing. Of course, this version includes new home screen with the new logo and several corrections. As always, especially if you are considering early adopting the beta, please make a backup of your settings and addons for XBMC / Kodi before upgrading.

For the end user, the changes are really in name and branding. Of course release 14.0 is also including several bug fixes and improvements, as expected out of a new release. The software will stay the same, the code licensing is still GPL 2.0. For the time it’s mostly just a new cool name and a new look for a product we all know and love, but hopefully this will also lead to more and more improvements.

For the best guides on setting XBMC, oooopps Kodi, checkout http://tvaddons.ag/, http://www.xbmcmania.com/,  http://superrepo.org/, http://www.totalxbmc.tv/, etc

Free CDN Services to Speed Up WordPress

If you are running a website that has a lot of images and similar content, a Content Delivery Network might be useful for you as it can help in reducing page load times.

A content delivery network (CDN) can speed up your site and help to protect it against traffic spikes. The Internet was designed according to the end-to-end principle.This principle keeps the core network relatively simple and moves the intelligence as much as possible to the network end-points: the hosts and clients. As a result the core network is specialized, simplified, and optimized to only forward data packets.

A CDN provider uses its multiple servers across the globe to serve your static content to visitors from various regions (simple logic: geographically closer means quicker pageviews).

Some of the major advantages of using a CDN are as follows:

  • Websites load quicker.
  • Saves a lot of bandwidth — ideal for heavy traffic websites or those with limited shared hosting accounts.
  • Less pressure on your hosting server.

Continue reading Free CDN Services to Speed Up WordPress

Need More Storage?

There is a saying like “You can’t ever get enough of…” and storage is one of these things! With a few cloud storage providers giving up and a few other remain stronger.

There’s an estimated 1 exabyte worth of data being stored in the cloud. That’s more than 1 million gigabytes. So it’s little wonder all the major names are constantly evolving their services, hoping to keep users and attract new ones. But how much storage can you get for free? How about Terabytes?

We’ve got some of the famous cloud storage providers like:

  • Google Drive – Giving away free 15GB and paid plans starting at 100 GB for $1.99/month
  • Microsoft OneDrive – Giving 7GB + 8GB by Refering Friends and Actively Using OneDrive with your Mobile. Paid Plans starting at 25 GB now for $2.50 user/month with annual commitment (A promise of 1TB paid soon)
  • Dropbox – Starting at 2 GB for free on standard accounts and going up to 18 GB (free, 500 MB for each referral person. Still HTC Sense 4 & 5 device owners get 25 GB free and Samsung device owners get 50 GB free. Paid plan Pro gives 100GB for $9.99 a month
  • Mega.co.nz – Allowing a 50GB for free with 10 GB traffic/30  minutes. Paid Plans start at 500GB with 12TB traffic for 9.99 Euro/month
  • Mediafire – Gives 15GB for starters and you can earn up to up to 36GB (free, 1GB per referral and other social linking offers). Paid plan give 1TB for $4.99 $2.49 / month (pay yearly get 2 months free)
  • Copy.com – Gives 15 GB right at the beginning and you can earn up to 25GB (extra 5 GBs for each completed referral +5GB for the referral). Min Paid plan gives 250 GB for $9.99 per Month (allows electronically signing documents with SignNow)

Continue reading Need More Storage?

WP Link Preview Plugin

The WP Link Preview Plugin is of great use, it helps the users to know where the target URLs is leading too. It provides a preview of any link by using the WordPress services. On using this Plugin, you can definitely add value to your website. It is a total new approach to know beforehand without visiting any link. It has cross browser compatibility and many more functions. Continue reading WP Link Preview Plugin

The Ultimate WordPress Theme: Theme.co X

Choosing the right WordPress theme can be a difficult task, as you need something versatile, flexible, able to accomodate your changing needs and of course easy to use and customize. But also the fact that there are so many options, it mean you can be searching forever. Well the search is over!

Imagine one theme that can be customized to look like whatever you want, when you want it, as your needs change over time. Themeco developers delivered the excellent theme X – The Ultimate WordPress Theme.

The X WordPress theme became one of the Top 10 Products on Themeforest and Themeco became the fastest company to attain Elite Author Status in Envato’s history. extremely powerful premium WordPress theme with multiple built-in designs and extensive customisation options. Continue reading The Ultimate WordPress Theme: Theme.co X

Bootstrap Themes for WordPress by FabThemes

Fabthemes brings you some of the best elegant and premium quality WordPress themes. But that is just not all of it, they bring them to you for free!

Last year Bootstrap joined the flat design craze with its 3.0 release and a new optional theme.  Bootstrap 3.1 introduced an official Sassport, further expanding the framework’s toolbox, and it’s now considered 

The most popular front-end framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

Here is a list of bootstrap themes for wordpress created by Fabthemes and provided for free Continue reading Bootstrap Themes for WordPress by FabThemes

DataLife Engine v7.5

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DataLife Engine v7.5 Press Release

A main stage of the development of version 7.5, released for testing and training, as well as we invite you to be informed about what will happen to you with a new version. This release has added support for smartphones, new opportunities in the static pages, as well as enhanced multimedia capabilities script, as well as we have tried to add a large number of expected new opportunities script, but all details …

The following changes have been developed and implemented Continue reading DataLife Engine v7.5

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