Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Legal UK Free Music Downloads

Free MP3 Downloads from Amazon.co.uk

Offers regularly changing free album samplers and singles, usually from new/upcoming artists, but often there are knows artists in the list too.

Free Music Downloads from Last.fm
A large variety of free singles to download.

Powered by Last.fm, allows bands to give away MP3s as a way of promoting themselves and getting their music heard.

Free downloads from independent or underground artists (mainly from the US).

Insound Free MP3s
A CD/Vinyl online shop that gives away free indie MP3s, mostly from US Groups, some well known ones.  The files seem to download without an extension, so won't play initially, but adding '.mp3' to the end of the filename fixes the problem.

Matador Records MP3 Archive
No longer updated, but as lot of old (pre 2007) songs still on there.

Over 350,000 tracks to download or stream free, mostly from independent artists.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Instantly Backup Your Mobile Photos and Get 3gb Free Dropbox Space

If you haven't already registered with Dropbox, please use this link and we will both get an extra 500mb free.

Those of you that are already registered with Dropbox will know that you get 2gb (or 2.5gb, if referred) free as soon as you sign up, but you can earn additional free space by completing simple tasks, like linking your Facebook account and Tweeting about Dropbox.

If you complete all the tasks listed on their get more space page (except school race, upgrading and referring, as these may not be applicable), you gain a total of 875mb extra free space. However, there is an additional task that is not listed on that page that can gain you another 3gb.

If you install the iOS or Android app and enable automatic camera uploads, you get 500mb free as soon as you upload one picture and another 500mb for every 500mb you upload, up to a maximum of 3gb. Once enabled, every photo and video you take, with your phone camera, will be automatically uploaded to Dropbox, so if something happens to your phone, you still have your photos.

See 'How do I get free space for using Camera Upload?' for more details.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Warning for Android Developers - Do Not Uninstall the Android SDK

When you install the Android SDK, it creates an android-sdk folder, in the folder you choose to install it in. The android-sdk folder contains an uninstall.exe file.

If you run this file, as well as deleting the android-sdk folder, it deletes the parent folder and all other sub-folders in the parent! I lost my entire development folder, which as the name suggests, contained a lot of development projects I was working on.

Losing my development folder is incredibly annoying, but it could have been worse. Imagine if I had installed it directly in the root? I would have lost my entire hard drive!

I can't believe a company as big and trusted as Google released such a devastating program. I'm not the only one that had this problem. It was first reported in June, but they did nothing. See the link below.

Issue 32686 - android - Windows Android SDK uninstall removes the whole install folder - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting