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Anecdotally, one of the more popular uses for Microsoft's Live Mesh is for sharing and accessing video files, but there's still the challenge of playing your in-the-cloud video. Microsoft techie Brian Gorbett has coded up a Mesh video player; if you're happy to grapple with source code, it's probably worth a look. I haven't got a Mesh-enabled machine to hand, so I haven't been able to test this out; if you have, share your experiences in the comments.

Mesh Video Player

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If you've been playing around with Microsoft's Live Mesh syncing technology and tried it on your Windows Mobile device, then Flickr2Mesh, a simple application to download photos from your Flickr account onto your hard drive or mobile phone, might be of interest. As Aussie Live Mesh guru Angus Logan points out on his blog, the code could also be used as the basis for an application giving you access to your photos on multiple devices. If you want to mass-download Flickr shots but aren't ready for Live Mesh yet, check out previously mentioned Flump.

Flickr2Mesh

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Microsoft's Live Mesh file sync technology, previously available only via Windows PCs, has now been extended to Windows Mobile, allowing you to access files via your phone (and potentially leave the PC itself at home), and to Mac OS X, useful if you work across both Windows and Max platforms. Unfortunately the Mobile option is US and UK only for now (just as Mesh itself was in early previews), but it should become available in Australia within the next few months. If you've sampled the Mac version, tell us how it tastes in the comments.

Live Mesh goes Beta, adds preview for Mac client and Mobile client

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Windows only (for the moment): Microsoft has thrown open the doors to a "tech preview" of its Live Mesh service, a kind of web-boosted version of Lifehacker favourite folder-syncing tool FolderShare, with a bit of remote desktop connection thrown in. Signing up with a Windows Live ID gets you 5 GB of space to store folders you want to keep in sync, either from computer to computer, or with the Live Mesh desktop itself. I explored the Live Mesh space this morning and took a few screenshots, so let's take a look at what you can do.