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Archive for the 'apple' Category

Mr. Slideshow Has Three Times As Many Cinema Displays As I Do

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Now that’s just showing off.

Apple, Microsoft, DRM, AAC, MP3, WMA…

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

As online pundits continue the Microsoft/Windows deathwatch, Business Week‘s Apple blog muses over digital music format wars. The latter article is an excellent (if a bit talky/wonky) explanation of the what sort of music files people can purchase online, and why things will be changing soon. There’ll be a significant contraction in the for-pay music [...]

…As Opposed To All The Weirdos Who Presently Use Them

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Assimilate Different.

A Mere Cool Gadget….Or A “Radical Leap Forward…

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

…in user interface technology“? Evidently the June ’07 release of Apple’s iPhone will introduce an interface design more transparent that the average user is….used to. If you click on any of the links in the above article, click this one. Photo not used by permission (screen capture from TedTalks video clip)

Microsoft: “Buy An Artist Out For Life” As An Alternative to DRM…or “Just Buy A CD and Rip It”

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Ever a patron of the arts, Bill Gates muses on how to support artists with lifelong grants (or something) instead of trying to protect their work with digital rights management. Is this a veiled reference to Microsoft “donating” a dollar from the sale of each Zune player to Universal? Does Gates really believe that a [...]

Haven’t Been Tempted To Buy A PC For Years

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

…until I saw this “iMac killer” online today. I don’t know much about AMD chips, but the rest of the specs are….attractive. Especially the FM and HDTV tuner integration.

The Joe Frank iPod – Priceless?

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

No, only $2000.

Quiet Time

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

So I haven’t been around these parts much lately. Just to backtrack: about three days before the end of the housesitting stint, I was carrying my laptop around the property, trying to see what the wi-fi signal would be like in the guest house where I’d be staying the night my hosts returned from their [...]

Ars Technica Reviews the New Mac Pro. Three Words:

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Lossless, Wireless, Multi-Room, Cross-Platform Music

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Some people will geek to amazing lengths to pipe digital music throughout the home.