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FLOSS Theme Song

In the second edition of FLOSS Weekly from the TWiT Network, Chris and Leo solicited a new theme song. Below are links to two of my submissions.

Theme song 1.mp3
Theme Song 2.mp3

While it’s still up

Hurry, while it’s still up! Download the best web browser known to mankind!

 http://ie7.com

A message to CrackBerry users

It seems CrackBerry users won’t have to kick their habit after all, after over half a year of the future of the BlackBerry’s most popular feature, wireless email, being uncertain. Due to a settlement reached today between RIM, manufacturer of the ubiquitous BlackBerry, and NTP, owner of several mobile email patents, which they accused RIM of infringin upon, wireless email will remain in BlackBerry devices. The patent dispute that has been going on since the summer ended today when NTP finally settled with RIM for a decent chunk of change: 612.5 million dollars.

VoIP- not just an onomatopoeia

It turns out that VoIP is not only the sound made when a futuristic space craft takes off. Instead it stands for Voice-Over-Internet Protocol, and is becoming quite ubiquitous in its paid form thanks to (most popularly) Vonage, and in its free form, as in its no-cost version, Skype. I haven’t really paid too close of attention to the topic until I found out that my school has switched its telephony system to (the much cheaper) VoIP, and just today when I read on Digg that Skype is going to be offering handsets in the not-so-distant future. Now, this doesn’t mean it’s going to be a completely mobile solution, but a bluetooth device is being developed that would allow you to talk to you Skype buddies up to around 330 feet away from your computer. The catch? It’s only going to be available in the UK, and it’s probably for major Skype enthusiasts only, as it’s gonna cost in the neighborhood of 175 buckaroos.

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Rumors, rumors, rumors

Apparently, after testing both, Apple has decided to develop a “true” video iPod with a 4-inch screen rather than 3.5. Or so they say. Lately, I’ve found myself becoming continually more obsessed with Apple rumors and speculation, and it’s become, shall we say, unhealthy. Take Apple’s Tuesday announcement for instance. I felt very let down that Apple didn’t deliver the promised media center Mac or “true” iPod. Promised by whom? The rumor sites. I think I speak for many avid readers of rumor sites that we fell victim to our own speculation particularly this past Tuesday. I, we, became so wrapped up in all of these rumors that we were surprised when Apple didn’t release what had never even officially been promised! I mean, the site MacRumors.com has the word ‘rumors’ in its URL. FYI, a rumor is not necessarily true information! Socially, a rumor is generally false information that is delivered typically by word of mouth to the masses, and this is just a digital version of this meets Apple. I think the guys at MacCast: the gist of the section covering rumors was it’s fun to speculate, but it should just be fun, and is not intended to be taken extremely seriously. I totally agree with this, but I can’t say it’s going to be easy to cut down on my daily rumor consumption. 😉

Hold on a second

It actually sounds like I’m not the only crazy one; it seems that many other people were disappointed with Apple’s promise of “fun new products,” namely the *cough, ugly* iPod Hi-Fi.

Check this out–it ‘s the reader’s comments on Engadget.com‘s post about the iPod Hi-Fi:

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I apologize

I know. For a wannabe MacAddict (I don’t yet have a Mac. Yet), I ragged on Apple pretty hard in my last post, and I apologize for that. How could I be cruel to a company of righteousness? Why, just look at they’ve given me, us! The iBook G4, mainly. And the iMac, too. Oh how I want one of those! If they gave the iBook an Intel Core Duo, or even Solo, processor it would blaze, baby! ‘Nuff said.


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