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Google rollout ‘Google Drive’

All the signs of an imminent Google Drive launch point towards a 5GB offering, rumored to be made available soon. Just hours after Reuters claimed Google’s Drive service may launch as early as Tuesday, the company has started to increase the amount of free storage on its Google Docs service. Several readers have noticed the allocation has increased from 1GB to 5GB today, and we can confirm we’re seeing the same on some of our own Google accounts. The rollout appears to be staggered, so not all accounts will see the increase just yet.

While it’s hard to say whether a Google Docs storage increase is linked to Google Drive, the persistent sightings and hints at the launch of the service have only increased in recent weeks. If Google is preparing for a 5GB free storage offering and paid plans to increase storage, then an initial rollout to Docs customers makes a lot of sense. With Google Drive on the horizon, Microsoft’s SkyDrive updates, and service improvements to Dropbox — it certainly feels like the cloud storage battle is well underway.
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ब्लगिङ्ग र माइक्रोब्लगिङ्ग

आफ्नो विचार र अनुभब अरुसंग साट्न इन्टरनेट सजिलो माध्यम बनेको छ ! अनलाइन माध्यमबाट आफ्ना कुराहरु अरु समक्ष्य राख्नुलाई ब्लगिङ्ग भनिन्छ ! अंग्रेजी शब्द blog दुइटा शब्द web र log मिलेर बनेको हो ! ब्लग कुनै छुट्टै साइट पनि हुन् सक्छ वा साइटको एउटा अंग मात्र नि हुन् सक्छ ! ब्लगमा कुनै बिषयको प्रतिक्रिया हुन सक्छ ! केहि घटनाको बर्णन हुन सक्छ ! ब्लगमा फोटोहरु, अडियो वा भिडियो पनि राख्ने गरिन्छ ! साधारणतया ब्लग पोस्ट अलि लामो हुने गर्छ माइक्रो ब्लगिङ्गको तुलनामा ! ब्लगिङ्गको लागि BloggerWordPress सबै भन्दा चलेका साइटहरु हुन् !

माइक्रोब्लगिङ्ग के हो त? 
झट्ट हेर्दा उस्तै उस्तै लागे पनि माइक्रोब्लगिङ्ग र ब्लगिङ्गमा केहि भिन्नताहरु छन ! तर यी दुइ छुट्टै संसारका भने होइनन ! माइक्रोब्लगिङ्ग ब्लगिङ्गको छोटो रुप हो ! ब्लगिङ्गमा आफ्नो कुरालाई बिस्तृतमा प्रस्तुत गरिन्छ भने माइक्रोब्लगिङ्गमा केहि वाक्यमा राखिन्छ ! यसमा टेक्स्ट तथा इन्स्यान्ट मेसेजिंग पनि समाबेस हुन्छ ! उदाहरणको लागि ‘तपाइँ के सोचिरहनु भएको छ’ भन्ने प्रश्नको संक्षिप्त जवाफ ! माइक्रोब्लगिङ्गको सबै भन्दा राम्रो उदाहरण Twitter हो ! टुइटरमा जम्मा १४० अक्षर नबढाई आफ्नो कुरा पोस्ट गर्न सकिन्छ !

अब प्रसङ्ग जोडौ, हालै सामाजिक संजाल तताएको टुइटरका सक्रिय प्रयोगकर्ता काकाबा लाई मेरो रिपोर्ट ले ब्लगर अफ द विक घोसणा गरेको बिषय ! मेरो रिपोर्ट नेपालका पत्रकार र ब्लगरहरू को अनलाईन संजाल हो ! प्रत्येक हप्ता ब्लगिङ्गमा सक्रिय उत्कृस्ट ब्लग्गरलाई ब्लगर अफ द विक को रुपमा चुन्ने गरेकोमा यो हप्ता टुइटरमा छुट्टै ख्याती कमाइसकेका हरि न्यौपाने लाई चुनियो ! सधै ब्लगिङ्गको विधाबाट चुन्ने गरिएकोमा यो पल्ट माइक्रो ब्लगिङ्गको क्षेत्रबाट चुनिनुलाई कतिपयले नयाँ र राम्रो माने भने कतिले ब्लगिङ्ग नै नगर्ने पनि ब्लगर अफ द विक छानिनु अनुपयुक्त भयो भने ! यहि कुरोको बादबिबादले सामाजिक संजालमा गर्मि थपी दियो !

मेरो बिचारमा काकाबालाई ब्लगर अफ द विक चुनिनुलाई अनुपयुक्त मान्न सकिदैन ! ब्लगर वा वोर्डप्रेस मा लामो लामो पोस्ट लेख्दैमा मात्रै ब्लगर हुने त हैन नि ! माइक्रो ब्लगिङ्ग पनि ब्लगिङ्ग कै एउटा अंग हो ! फरक पोस्ट गरिने कुराको लम्बाईमा हो ! अनि पोस्टको गहिराइमा हो ! आफ्नो कुरालाई छोटकरीमा राख्न मन लागे माइक्रो ब्लगिङ्ग प्रयोग गर्ने ! सविस्तार प्रस्तुत गर्नु छ भने ब्लग्गिंग ! तर उस्तै हो भन्दै मा यौटै हो भनेर अनाबस्यक बहस गर्नु पनि बेकार हो !

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Microsoft Takes On Dropbox With SkyDrive For Windows, Mac and iOS

SkyDrive, Microsoft’s online storage service, is one of the core elements of the company’s cloud strategy. Today, Microsoft is taking the wraps off a number of new SkyDrive apps, including a Dropbox-like desktop integration for Windows and Mac (OS X Lion only). With this, SkyDrive will function like any other folder on your machine and any file you save to it will be automatically uploaded to the cloud and synced to your other computers. For current Dropbox users, this is obviously nothing new and it’s taken Microsoft quite a while to finally offer this feature. With this update, though, Microsoft is also reducing the amount of free storage it is offering new users from 25GB to just 7GB.

In addition to this Dropbox-like functionality, Microsoft is now also making it possible for Windows users to access, browse and stream files from a remote PC that is running the SkyDrive preview app. This feature, of course, only works while the remote PC is powered on.

Microsoft is also launching updates versions of its mobile apps for iOS and Windows Phone today. SkyDrive is now also available for the iPad.

Google, of course, has been rumored to launch its Google Drive service very soon, but for the time being, it’s not clear how closely Google’s service will resemble Dropbox and SkyDrive and how much free storage it will offer.

Better Apps, Less Storage Space

Sadly, though, Microsoft is also using this update to reduce the amount of free storage it offers to new users from 25GB to 7GB. Why this odd number? Microsoft says that just 0.06% of current SkyDrive users use more than 7GB. If you already have a SkyDrive account, you can get grandfathered into the old plan. Existing users who already use more than 4GB os storage space on SkyDrive will be automatically upgraded to 25GB for free, but if you currently use less, you will have to do so manually.

New users will be able to buy more storage, of course. Paid plans start at a relatively affordable $10/year for 20GB and go up to $50/year for 100GB. Microsoft calls this a “more flexible approach” and says that it wants to offer a gimmick-free service that strikes the right balance of being free for the vast majority of customers, and low-priced for those who want more.”

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New Built-in web server in PHP 5.4

Out of several awesome features of new PHP 5.4, built-in web server is most impressive. It runs from command line and it can be used in any OS like Windows, Mac or Linux. PHP manual stresses that it is only for development purpose only, but it has great possibilities for the future. For example, you could distribute portable web applications on CD ROMs or USB sticks, or even as desktop applications, all created with PHP without needing GTK or other graphic libraries.

This web server is designed for developmental purposes only, and should not be used in production.

So, how to use it then. First download the new PHP 5.4 from the PHP’s official site. Extract it in a folder in your hard drive. For example C:php is the folder where our extracted files are kept.
If you are using Windows, then you need to set environment variables to access the executable file from any place. In Windows 7, open Control Panel and click System. Then click Advanced systems settings. There comes a pop up box. Click Environment variables. In the System Variables create new variable with variable name PATH and variable value ;C:php and save it.

To start a web server

php -S localhost:8000

This is the simplest and basic command to start the webserver. You have to run this command from root project folder. This will return either index.html or index.php. If neither file exists then 404 response code will be raised.
If you want to start with a specific document root directory then yoiu need to use -t flag followed by the path to the new docroot.

php -S localhost:8080 -t myproject/

You can also have router script. Here is a sample provided in the PHP manual.

// router.php
if (preg_match('/.(?:png|jpg|jpeg|gif)$/', $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]))
    return false;    // serve the requested resource as-is.
else { 
    echo "<p>Welcome to PHP</p>";
} 

Enter command like this:

php -S localhost:8000 router.php

Server will display the requests for images but requests for html files will display “Welcome to PHP”.
Having builtin webserver has also one interesting advantage. You can directly download and test the script without any need to reconfigure apache or anything else. If its good then you can use it in the project. Though it is NOT recommended for production sites, we have to agree it is one nice and impressive addition in PHP.