TUCOWS ARTICLE

Stacy's Weekly Mashup: GSpace, Socializr, GooSync, Barracuda Drive, Photoshop Tips...

It's a big ol' mashup of links to the good stuff found on the web.
Published: Apr 26, 2007
Author: Stacy Reed

Web 2.0 Sites:

  • Flash Earth - Satellite and aerial imagery of the Earth in Flash
  • GSpace - The FON friendly site that provides free online storage to access your files everywhere
  • Socializr - Share event and party information with your friends
  • NetHaggler - Never pay the list price again
  • Userplane - Instant, customizable live community software for your site
  • GooSync - Synchronize your Google Calendar with your mobile phone or PDA
  • Mobilatory - Your free mobile content laboratory
  • Wiredness - Online image manipulation tool with Flickr integration
  • Hobbyworld United - A global online community for hobbyists
  • Trailfire - A new way to discover what you're looking for on the internet


Freeware Feature of the Week: BarracudaDrive Free Home Server - Securely upload, download, and manage your files on your home computer from anywhere in the world. The home server bypasses firewalls and proxies with the communication protocol HTTPS. The communication is protected by using SSL, preventing eavesdropping on your file transfer.


Wallpaper of the Week: Daffodil Days


The Week in Geek News:


Flickr Image of the Week: by davepolaschek


Top Blog Picks:


Article of the Week: Researchers Break Internet Speed Records - Physorg.com


Art Site of the Week: Designboom


Video of the Week: Inventive Uses of Google Search


Geek Tip: Some quick Adobe Photoshop tricks that might come in handy from time to time...

  • If you hold the CTRL key while you are cropping the image, the crop will automatically snap to the edge.
  • Press CTRL+J to duplicate the current layer.
  • If you want perfect straight 30 degree edges while using the Polygon lasso tool, press Shift.
  • Use the number pad to change the opacity of a layer, gradient, stamp, or brush.
  • Hold ALT and press L three times to quickly delete a layer.
More tips to come!



Thanks for checking out the weekly mashup! You can find an archive of past articles here. Do you know of a great site that's worth sharing? Do you have any comments or suggestions? Click Discuss this Article below to post your comment in the forums or send an email to sreed@tucows.com


About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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