Flickr-Friendly Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Photo Gallery
adds lots of great editing and sharing features to Vista's Windows Photo Gallery - and also works with Windows XP. Now, you can use it to
publish your photos to Yahoo's popular Flickr
photo-sharing website. After you install Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta, Windows Update updates it for you. Once the update's installed, the publish on Flickr option shows up in the Publish menu under More Services...
Other improvements include numerous bug fixes, and, for Windows XP users, the ability to deep-six (uninstall, for those of you in Rio Linda) Windows Desktop Search after the update to Live Photo Gallery is installed.
DirectX 9.0c Update Time Again
Microsoft's latest DirectX 9.0c update is also recommended, as with other
recent DX9.0c updates
, for Windows Vista users as well as Windows XP and Windows 2000 users. Grab it from the
Microsoft download site
View Your World in 3D - version 2.0
Version 2.0 of Virtual Earth 3D is now available. Virtual Earth 3D adds 3D functionality to Live Search maps - and it's cool! If you haven't tried Virtual Earth 3D yet - or you're looking for a better version, grab it from
Microsoft's download site.
MacOS Users: Play Windows Media Files in QuickTime!
MacOS users! Are you tired of switching between QuickTime and Windows Media Player just to play Windows Media files? Microsoft has just rolled out Windows Media Components for QuickTime, from
. Use the
to play .wma and .wmv files in QuickTime, or
to add the ability to edit and distribute Windows Media files.