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Apple’s movie service?

The rumors have been flying lately that Apple is going to be opening up a movie download section of the iTunes Music Store. Check this out:

http://apple.com/movies

No, it’s not a leaked Apple movie downloads site, but it doesn’t return a 404 error, which means it doesn’t exist. Instead, going to that webpage returns a 403 error, which means it’s forbidden, i.e. only administrators can see it. What could this be? Is it just a part of the quicktime site? Leave some feedback.

What happened to being nice?

Apparently, some people have nothing better to do than write derogatory comments on 12-year-old kids’ blogs, as exemplified by this idiot who makes fun of Robert Scoble‘s son‘s friend for wanting to start blog, and for using WordPress.com to accomplish such a task. Have a look for yourself at what good ol’ Ramble has to say about Patrick Scoble’s friend:

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Have a look at Patrick’s response :

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You know you’ve hit rock-bottom when…

…you watch a ‘rockumentary’ otherwise known as Behind the Music about Kid Rock on VH1. And you enjoy it.

Your daily cup of joe on coffee

Rarely sleep, always wired? This ‘for us, by us’ site is for you.

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Lists

I recently stumbled across a blog called 5ives.com, a site by the very interesting Merlin Mann of 43folders.com, after it was discussed by Leo, Amber, and their guest Merlin Mann on last week’s Inside the Net. The concept is strange yet addictive: simply make lists of five things, hence the site address. Such lists include Five good things to absorb while you’re still young, Five decidedly un-super supergroups, and Five more excellent public radio names. Definitely a must-see.


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. 😉


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