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An easier way to upload photos

If you are a Windows user who likes to share a lot of photos with your family and friends, then you will be happy to learn that uploading photos just got a whole lot easier. In a few moments XP users can download and install a simple photo uploading wizard that integrates directly into your XP File Explorer. Just select the photo or photos you wish to upload from any folder and click on the “Publish these items to the Web? link found in your XP sidebar. Doing so will launch a wizard that takes you through the few simple steps necessary to create or choose a photo album and then to upload your selected photos to that album.


Don’t use Windows XP? Check out the list of other alternative download tools we started compiling that you might consider using in our online help documentation.

Maintenance this Weekend

It's time for some upgrades!

TypePad will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for four hours starting Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time. During that time, weblogs will be available for reading and viewing, but you will not be able to log in to the TypePad application, and visitors will not be able to comment on your weblogs.

We'll be upgrading our database servers as part of our ongoing efforts to improve TypePad's performance; we apologize for any inconvenience.

Update: We'll be posting status updates about the maintenance activities to

Update: We've successfully completed our maintenance activities, and TypePad came back online on Sunday at 1:00 a.m. PDT. Thanks for your patience!

Breathing Life into Moblogging

Life Blog Moblog
When I started working at Six Apart, I pledged to get a new camera phone and try this whole “moblogging? thing for myself. I admit it, I was skeptical at first. Primarily because my experiences with camera phones up until that point were disappointing at best: the photo quality was pretty poor, and it was too difficult to get my photos off the phone and put them some place where others could see them.

And that’s the whole point right? I mean, what good is taking a photo, if I can’t share it just as easily? What I want is a way to share the photos I take with my phone with my friends and family online. If you are using a camera phone and have a bunch of photos stuck in memory, it's a snap to send them straight to your TypePad blog.

We've teamed up with the folks at Nokia so that moblogging to your TypePad account is now even better. The TypePad multimedia templates are even optimized for Lifeblog, ensuring that your photos look their best. I am no longer a skeptic. Lifeblog and TypePad combine the sharing of photos with the taking of photos – in one phone, in one mobile application, in one action: point, click and share.

If you have a TypePad weblog and a Lifeblog enabled Nokia phone, you should seriously consider downloading Lifeblog. Viewing, managing and sharing your photos just got a whole lot easier . So, what are you waiting for? Moblog!