Archive for junho \30\UTC 2014

Google Will Shut Down Its Orkut Social Network In September

30 junho, 2014


Orkut, the social networking service Google launched back in 2004, miraculously survived multiple rounds of spring cleaning despite the fact that it was never a huge hit outside of Brazil, India and a few other countries. It was always just a matter of time before Google was going to shut it down, however, and that day has now come.

On September 30, 2014, Orkut will be officially shut down. At that point, users won’t be able to log in anymore, photo export to Google+ will be unavailable, and all the APIs and other tools will go down, too.

Until September 2016, however, Orkut aficionados will still be able to export all of their data using Google Takeout. If you still want to see what Orkut was all about but you don’t have an account yet, it’s sadly too late to do that now. Sign-ups for new accounts have been disabled.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Brings Unwelcome Changes

14 junho, 2014

Windows Live space

If you have installed the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, you have likely been enjoying the use of Cortana, and possible the notification center at the top, along with other new features so that you can write new apps in time for the public release of the OS.  Unfortunately, in giving new features, it seems that Microsoft also takes away, and in quite a few big ways.  Here are the ones I have noticed so far.  I have also made the titles of each section hyperlinks to User Voice feature requests so you can vote to restore these features taken away.  Please do vote on as many as you can so that we can restore lost features to the OS, if you agree with the loss being a bad thing to you.

Bing Scrapbook

This was broken in the move to Windows Phone 8, but you can still go to…

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