Who said PCs cannot look good? It's design may not appeal to everybody, but it is really one of it's kind.
Although I continue to find Ubuntu unsuitable for my computing needs, it does make me glad to know that it's constantly chugging along, adding new and useful features to the OS, and that, one day, it will be truly
usable by normal people.
Some more features trickle into iMovie. I suppose Apple got a lot
Ice-cream is ice cream.
Amazon MP3 uses LAME
I love this! Amazon MP3 uses LAME 3.97 to encode, as of this writing. I also recommend the song, by the way.
So, I thought iTunes
Amazon MP3 is, believe me, everything I wanted from a music download service. First and foremost - cheap! Second? Easy. Third? DRM-free. DRM might be a clever piece of math if you look at it that way but I knew from the first day I heard of it that we weren't going to have a cordial relationship. So, although I purchased a song from iTunes every now and then because it was so goddamn easy, I hated myself for it because I would later have to strip it of its DRM using Audio Hijack or some such painful means. Now, I can enjoy the music downloading to its fullest. The first song I bought from Amazon MP3 was Ah W Noss" by Nancy Ajram, and I have never been through a more painless and guilt-free purchase ever.
And I like a lot of Amazon's policies better. They would rather include some songs into their library than be haughty about their policies (whether they're good or bad is not the question!) and I think some of the pricing schemes (like more money for longer songs) make more sense. Also, you get non-personal-information-tagged MP3s for 99¢ instead of $1.29. It might not be a steal but it's definitely cheaper than competition. Go Amazon! Finally, Apple has some serious competition.
Oh, and they have the same Indian music collection as iTunes does.
iRed Lite gives your Apple remote more functionality by letting you control different applications with this little app that you can download for free.
I can't believe how shitty the music in the now-official Leopard Intro Movie is. I've always liked the ones that shipped with previous versions.
Christ, I've never seen such a furious spate of iTunes updates in a short while, all to block one bug/feature that should've been a part of iTunes by all rights.
What I've always felt and still feel - Linux is not ready for normal people. For the record, I only watched the video, and didn't read the article.
Not surprised. Mostly because I myself bought one the next day.
Apple's Greg Joswiak has stated that they will not design software updates specifically to break native apps on the iPhone but if it does happen by chance they will not help developers to get their code working again. Later he clarified his statement and mentioned that while Apple doesn't hate 3rd party code, they don't "like" it or "support" it.
What's left to be seen is whether iPhoneSIMFree's little patch that's available now for as low as $50
will continue to work after future software updates.
I've rarely heard of Apple, or any other corporate megadonkey for that matter, actually doing nice
things. This is definitely one of them. I don't care whether they have ulterior motives for doing it; the first time I read the article, I thought it was a joke. The only snag is that you need the original receipt.
The screenshot says it all, click to enlarge.
Not only are they using TextMate for the screencast, they put its icon on the graphics for the download.
The iPod family just became bigger with the iPod touch
being the most notable addition. The user interface is almost a replica of what you would see on any iPhone.
What's new on the iPod touch:
- iTunes WiFi Store
- Starbucks WiFi
- YouTube (and Google Video)
iPod touch is really the iPhone minus the phone because all the new features on the device will be appear on the iPhone after a software update that's due soon. 8GB and 16GB models will go on sale for $299 and $399 respectively.
The iPod Nano has Cover Flow, it plays video and it really is fat. 4GB and 8GB versions for $149 and $199 respectively. The iPod Classic is essentially a thinner 5G iPod with slight UI enhancements and more memory. The 80GB model costs $249 and the 160GB model costs $349.
The Palm Foleo has officially been axed, at least for now. Seems like the competition
is hurting them.
I believe they're mockups (but if they are so, they are really good ones). I can't get past the feeling that a fully loaded OS X installation and/or Cover Flow would require a powerful CPU and if that was so, it would not be a gentle demand on the battery. And the nanos are much smaller than the iPhones. Still, if this is actually what the iPod nano is going to become, I prefer how the current nanos look because, although they may have significantly fewer features than these upcoming ones, they've got a better shape.
'Hippopotomonstrosesquipedalianism'. Enunciate that!
Open Google Earth 4.2
, make sure no text field is active and hit Command-Option-A. Then you'll find out what Google employees do in that spare 20% of time they get
Desktop for Mac now supports French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese Simplified and Traditional, Japanese, and Dutch.