If you use Youtube frequently then SMTube might become one of your favourite softwares on Linux. It is actually multiplatform but I was looking for a good app specifically for browsing and playing Youtube videos on Ubuntu. It uses the powerful SMPlayer to play the videos and hence is not dependent on flash. As a result the video quality is pretty good specially in case of high resolution videos. You can browse, watch and download videos with the ability to choose the video quality yourself. During my trials I found the video browsing pretty fast. Use the following ppa to install the latest version on Ubuntu -
Zoolz is one of the latest services to offer cloud storage. Right now it is offering 100GB free storage to the first million users to sign up. Didn’t find any new features to stand aside. This service is literally intended for data that you do not access frequently and you might not need to access urgently. It has its drawbacks – with the free account you won’t be able to share links and it will take 3-5 hrs to mail you the links to download the files you selected previously. So this isn’t going to be your daily backup solution. But if you have big collections of videos, audio etc. and you just need a place in the cloud to backup those, 100 GB free in a go is a big deal indeed. There’s a long queue already (108558 requests ahead of me). So rush!
An earlier post on services offering huge free storage.