It’s official: Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer has gone completely bonkers, as the Yahoo-owned Flickr has just announced that all users now have a free terabyte of storage. That’s a thousand gigabytes, folks. For free.
As the Flickr website touts, one terabyte will hold 537,731 photos at an average size of 6.5 megapixels each. No more are you going to need to scale down the size of your images to fit ‘em on Flickr — just upload them at their native resolution.
It’s worth remembering that Flickr has a free iPhone app available to facilitate uploading, viewing and sharing your images.
Yahoo raises the stakes for free Flickr storage: 1 terabyte originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 20 May 2013 18:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
View Magazine is a nicely put-together coffee table ebook for the iPad or iPhone that contains photos that are interesting and certainly not run-of-the-mill sunsets and flowers. A variety of photographers have combined to submit some of their favorite work, and they offer some commentary about the images.
There are shots of urban landscapes, people, and nature images, but none are what I would call the standard ‘pretty pictures’. That said, the images are striking, and the thoughts behind the images are often illuminating. You won’t like everything you see, but there is plenty to choose from.
VIEW Magazine used to require a paid subscription, but it has just gone free, and you can manually download an issue or set it up for automatic downloading to Apple’s Newsstand app.
I found the content stimulating and interesting. Any image can be shared to Facebook or via email. You scroll horizontally to move form article to article, and scroll vertically to explore the content within an article. Bookmarks are available if you find something you want to refer to again.
Gallery: VIEW Magazine for iOS
VIEW Magazine is a pretty hefty download; the current issue is about 250 megabytes. The app allows you to save or discard issues, so if you start filling your iOS device you can always dump past issues. VIEW Magazine is universal, but really isn’t as effective on an iPhone as it is on the iPad. The newest version supports the Retina display on newer iPads, and the app requires iOS 5 or later.
VIEW Magazine is a worthy download, and I think you may find it enjoyable and thought provoking.
Free VIEW Magazine is filled with intriguing photography originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 20 May 2013 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Following this morning’s acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo today hosted an event in New York City to detail changes to its popular photo sharing site Flickr. Flickr on the web has been given a major design overhaul, with a focus on full resolution pictures.
In addition to eliminating much of the white space on the site, Flickr is now displaying in-line photo streams that encompass the majority of the screen and detailed photo-centric profile pages. Flickr has also implemented a slideshow mode to allow its users to flip through photos hands-free.
With the redesign, Flickr is encouraging its users to upload high resolution photos by giving every Flickr user 1TB of storage space for free. That is a marked increase from its former photo storage policy, which limited users’ monthly upload bandwidth and allowed only 200 photos to be visible. Flickr will allow up to 3 minutes of 1080p video as well.
At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s moments can be relived in their original quality. No limited pixels, no cramped formats, no memories that fall flat. We’re giving your photos room to breathe, and you the space to upload a dizzying number of photos and videos, for free. Just how big is a terabyte? Well, you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one.
And yep, you heard us. It’s free.
Flickr has upped the price of its ad-free accounts, charging $49.99 per year for an ad-free browsing experience, along with introducing a new “Doublr” account, which offers 2TB of storage space for $499 per year.
During the announcement, Flickr also revealed that its redesigned iOS app, which was released last December, grew total Flickr uploads by 25 percent. Flickr’s iOS app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
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Game developer Gameloft is giving iOS users a treat starting this weekend, as two of its titles ? Gangstar Rio and N.O.V.A 3 ? are both free for a limited time.
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Looking for some new games to play this weekend? You’re in luck. Developer Gameloft is offering two of its premium titles, N.O.V.A. 3 and Gangstar Rio, for free this weekend in the App Store. Picking up both titles would normally set you back US$ 12 so jump on this deal quickly.
Gangster Rio is a 3D sandbox game in the spirit of Grand Theft Auto, complete with vehicles, combat, and all the moral ambiguity you’d expect from a crime simulator. With over 60 missions, locations based on Rio de Janeiro, and even an exploding football that as a weapon, Gangster Rio has a lot to offer for exploration.
First person shooter fans should give N.O.V.A. 3 a spin for both single and multiplayer modes. The main storyline takes place over 10 levels of sci-fi combat, while the multiplayer is rounded out by 7 different play modes and support for up to 12 players. Most impressively the game has in-game chat for talking to your friends while you play.
Each game has micro-transaction options for beefing up your bankroll and ammo, so maybe this weekend you will pass some of your savings from the free download into buying new weapons and vehicles. Or just revel in the knowledge that you got two free games. Either way act quickly, as this deal will be over soon.
Pick up Gangster Rio: City of Saints here at iTunes.
Pick up N.O.V.A. 3 here at iTunes.
Download N.O.V.A. 3 and Gangstar Rio for iOS free this weekend originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 17 May 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
America’s number two wireless telecom and Apple partner carrier AT&T recently started sending out promotional emails to certain iPhone 4S owners on its network, saying that they can take advantage of special trade-in pricing that effectively negates the upfront cost of a 16-gigabyte iPhone 5.
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We were just talking about how Amazon is competing with Apple and other cloud services by offering 5 GB of storage for free. Now, that turns out to be old news, because today Google announced that free storage spanning several Google services like Gmail, Google+ and Google Drive is now going to come in the extra large economy size — a whopping 15 GB.
Google says the changes will be rolling out over the next several weeks to all customers. All that space is shared, so if you are just using Google Drive Photo (for example), that 15 GB is shared with any other Google services that require storage. Still, 15 GB is a very competitive number since Apple and Amazon give you 5 GB with iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive respectively, and Dropbox provides a measly 2 GB free. A similar service from MediaFire offers 10 GB of free storage, but the free tier includes ads. All the services allow you to get more storage for an additional fee. It will be interesting to see if Apple and other services respond to Google’s challenge or stand pat.
With this move, Google has unified its storage system, a similar concept to the Apple pool of iCloud storage, although at this point Apple does not count image storage in Photo Stream against your 5 GB allotment. Google has a free iOS app so you can access this storage space, and it can also be managed through a web browser on any computer.
Just in time for the weekend, here’s a few apps that have dropped their (already cheap) prices even lower, meaning that you’ve got plenty to play here for just a few bucks’ worth.
- The PC classic turned iOS port Carmageddon has gone completely free for today only.
- The Incident is on sale for 99 cents.
- The Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders flight simulation title has dropped down to just a buck.
- Just a few weeks after release, Sega’s dropped The House of the Dead: Overkill to just $ 2.99. The game’s not fantastic, but it does have a really innovative shooting mechanic built for iOS.
- Crazy Taxi is also on sale for 99 cents.
- Zach Gage’s Halcyon is currently completely free to download.
- Chillingo has dropped Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops down to free as well.
- Velocispider is on sale for 99 cents.
- NetherRealm’s impressive Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is just under a dollar, too. Excellent price to try that one out at if you haven’t.
- Cavern is a roguelike RPG with some good buzz that’s on sale for $ 1.99.
- Big Fish Games’ cute and polished point-and-click adventure title Fetch is only $ 2.99. That’s just a buck off the usual price, but the game’s well worth it.
- Finally, the retro arcade space shooter Plasma Sky is also available for free right now.
Personally, I’m still enjoying Firaxis’ free Haunted Hollow, but I’m loading up a few of these on my iPad as well. Enjoy!
Clear for iOS is an elegant, simple and extremely intuitive to-do list app which adds an element of fun to what might otherwise be rather static and boring lists. Suffice it to say, it’s well worth checking out if you find yourself juggling a bunch of tasks on a consistent basis. Notably, the app was listed on Apple’s top app picks for 2012.
While the app normally sells for US$ 1.99, Realmac Software has teamed up with Starbucks to offer the app for free for one day only.
The deal expires today so check it out over here and start planning! The link will whisk you away to iTunes where a promo code will be uniquely generated for you, allowing you to start the download.
Hoping to counter a trend that’s seen its portable devices struggling against competitors like Apple’s iPhone, Sony on Wednesday announced that it would be removing barriers to publishing for independent developers by doing away with their licensing fees.
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