Episode 262 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Stupidly large file sharing is here. You can now share an 11GB file!


*** http://fyels.com.au/ ***

11GB – making it the world leader in supersized file sharing

The files aren’t private, and they can show up in a list of popular files if people start downloading them,

Holland has upgraded the service to run on his own hardware setup, moving away from the Amazon hosting platform. “The Amazon platform became overly costly as the popularity grew. I now use dedicated infrastructure with absolute fixed costs so there are no surprises and I know I can continue to afford to find the project,” he says.
He also points out that he does not run advertisements on the service, “because I don’t want to detract from the simplicity of fyels both in terms of design and functionality.”
Fyels is also a great mechanism for us to promote our other up and coming services, one of which we are really looking to make a massive dent in the search market and Fyels is a great outlet to get that to market in the coming months.”

Standard files will be automatically deleted if they have not been downloaded for 7 days or more.


Apple admits to iPhone 4S software bug that drains the battery



Apple has found bugs in the program and would release a software update to address them in a few weeks.

there is a problem with its latest mobile operating system IOS5 that is shortening the battery life of iPhones, iPads and iPods that use it.

How to Update to the New Gmail Look (And See What’s Changed)


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Google has finally unveiled the much-hyped makeover of their Gmail email service. As of yesterday, anyone who wants to update to the new Gmail look can, but in the coming days it will be forcefully pushed to Gmail users everywhere.

To get the new Gmail look, you can simply wait a few days until Google pushes it to Gmail users everywhere, or you can dive right in by logging into your Gmail account and clicking on “Switch to the new look” link in the bottom right-hand corner.

Google Reader has also had an update.

75 years on from BBC television’s technology battle



The official opening ceremony was on 2 November 1936.

Two competing systems of television were to be tested for a period of six months in two different studios.
In studio A was the Marconi-EMI system, all-electronic on 405 lines.
It had the advantage of being flexible: three cameras could be accommodated, and most importantly, the cameras could be moved on wheeled dollies to follow the action and to provide close-up shots.
Studio B housed the Baird system on 240-lines (devised by John Logie Baird), which was a mainly mechanical system, much more limited in range and capacity.

After the toss of a coin, the pilot programme was transmitted first on the Baird system and then after a brief pause, the entire programme was done again live on the Marconi-EMI system.
So the BBC’s second television programme was also its first repeat.
Three years later, on 1st September 1939 World War II and the service closed – the last show being a Micky Mouse cartoon until 07/06/46 whenit reopened with the very same cartoon

Google Maps to charge for usage



From 1 January 2012, Google will charge for the Google Maps API service when more than the limit of 25,000 map “hits” are made in a day.

Google is rumoured to be charging $4 per 1,000 views in excess of the limit.
Google maintains the high limit of 25,000 free hits before charging “will only affect 0.35% of users”.

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