Monday: November 14, 2011
- Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.
Unlike competing cloud storage music services from Amazon and Google, iTunes Match saves a lot of bandwidth and time in your initial synchronization, because Apple can identify which songs in your iTunes library are already available in the iTunes Store. If Apple can positively match a song in your library with any of the 20 million tracks for sale in the iTunes Store, it won’t bother uploading that song; only unmatched songs get uploaded to the cloud.
Monday: August 1, 2011
- Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.
Vimeo has some great HD content, it's nice to see this appear on the little black TV box from Apple. Besides the welcomed support of Vimeo to this little device, you can also stream your purchased television shows directly from the cloud. This will work for your previously purchased television shows as well which is nice.
Tuesday: May 11, 2010
- IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.
This new software will allow companies, marketing groups, and advertisers to track 'consumer sentiment' on various social networks. Just one more thing to be be aware of as you romp through daily social networking sites. It can even analyze product names, industry jargon, slang, even emoticons. :-/
Monday: May 10, 2010
- Apple files and receives trademark usage for iTunes Live.
No one is quite sure what this newly trademarked service will actually do. It may refer to iTunes in the cloud for purchasing music online without actually using the iTunes software or perhaps it could be a method for seeing (and purchasing) live concerts as they are performed. Either way, purchasing will probably involved.
- Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.
Google also is reportedly in talks to pay $1 billion to acquire ITA Software, which develops fare-shopping software for online travel agencies, airlines and fare-search-only sites, such as Bing Travel and Kayak.
Friday: April 9, 2010
- Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.
That certainly was a whopper of an Apple presentation yesterday bringing tons of interesting features to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. I'm very curious to see how their iAds platform does once it is fully available. You can watch the entire presentation over on Apple's website.
Tuesday: April 6, 2010
- Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.
The month of Apple continues to roll on as the media will surely continue coverage of the iPad, iPhone, iPod now that this little event has been announced. The new software update is rumored to have some interface refreshes and some possible multi-tasking in there as well.
Thursday: March 18, 2010
- Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.
Microsoft has decided to give Windows XP users the finger and not allow them to use their latest and greatest web browser until they upgrade their OS over to Vista or Windows 7. Yet another reason why I'll be sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other superior browser. Good work, Microsoft.
- Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.
Want to give e-reading a whirl without the aid of a Kindle or other e-book reading gadget? Amazon is here to save the day with a free download to do just that. The average Kindle book will set you back about ten bucks.
Thursday: March 4, 2010
- Latest MacHeist bundle brings cheap software and adventure gaming to your Mac.
The fact that the recently released Mac version of Tales of Monkey Island is included in this bundle makes the entire deal worthwhile (assuming the number of purchases surpasses 50,000 - it probably will). The entire bundle will set you back just twenty bucks and you'll end up with some other neat apps as well.
Monday: March 1, 2010
- Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.
I find it a little strange that Spybot: Search and Destroy isn't on this list. On almost every PC I've ever had to troubleshoot I usually start by running a scan of Spybot to get a quick glance at what's going on.
Thursday: February 25, 2010
- Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.
The patents themselves are very explicit, and appear to deal with the very specific application of methods and even software, some of it bearing Xerox trademarks. Theoretically, such methods could be used in the dissemination of live repositories of information.
Thursday: February 18, 2010
- Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.
Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.
Wednesday: February 10, 2010
- Apple pulls the curtain back on new version of Aperture.
So yesterday's big update was the unveiling of the new version of Aperture rather than new MacBook Pros. New version of said includes Faces, Places and Brushes. Faces and Places will be quite familiar to iPhoto '09 users. Joy.
Wednesday: December 30, 2009
- Looks like you won't be seeing any further Firefox updates until 2010.
In addition, Firefox 4.0, which had been due in 2010, now is 'aimed at late 2010 or early 2011,' with a beta due in the summer of 2010, according to Mozilla.