La Cie and Thunderbolt If you depend on moving a lot of data around and are looking for ways to move it faster then the Thunderbolt technology (formerly Light Peak) is something that should be of interest to you. Companies and individuals who work in the area of video editing and transfer will be one of the first groups that will take advantage of the Thunderbolt technology. The Thunderbolt technology was developed by Intel in collaboration with Apple. The technology supports both data and display protocols simultaneously over a single cable. The Thunderbolt technology outperforms all other method of transfers by a mile.
How to Embedding Task List on Mac Desktop I was looking for a way to create a todo list that I could add to quickly and see on my Mac desktop. I have manage to cobble together a method that is working for me . It is a work in progress but I thought other people might find it interesting. It does require the following items. Todo.tx, Dropbox and Geektools are all free. Textexpander is $34.95 and is well worth the price.
If you leave highlight on, it will highlight the other companies and Web sites that are listed in the article. Click on a highlighted company and you can see a summary of that company. The site does divide into various category. You can also link it to your Facebook account a it will then add articles based on what is in your Facebook account. I find News360 fun and easy to use. News360 a Review
Review of AirPlay on the iPad IOS 4.3 is now available for download through iTunes . One of the things that came with the update was enhanced AirPlay. Which not only allows you to play iPad videos on your Apple TV as it did before, but it now also allows you to share your Itunes library including videos to your iPad, iPhone (3GS and 4) and iPod Touch. One of the coolest new features is the enhanced Airplay. Prior to this you could send video from your iPad to a T.V. that is connected to an Apple TV.
If you use a Mac as your media hub and aren’t interested in getting a Apple TV but you would like to use AirPlay you may want to try Banana TV. Once you download and install Banana TV, it will appear in your menu bar. Banana TV uses the AirPlay protocol to allow you to stream AirPlay enable videos or images from your mobile device including your iPad (1 or 2), iPhone or iPod Touch running OS 4.2 or higher to an [Intel Mac]. I really like to use it when I am reading my RSS feeds in the River of News or perhaps I am looking through Flipboard and come across a YouTube video I want to watch. Instead of stopping to watch it on my iPad, I can send it to my computer monitor and continue to read the article while it is playing. (You do have to stay on the same page within the app that the video is on.) Banana TV
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Ten Must Have Iphone Applications I suspect that many people have gotten Iphones for Christmas, after doing the set up the first thing you want to do is install some applications. You click on the Application button on the Iphone and then you freeze, because you have no idea which ones are the best. You could go by the top 25 list, but remember these are the top 25 most popular, not the top 25 best applications. You can also go by how applications are rated, however people are more likely to a rate an application negatively they dislike then they are to do a positive rating of one they love. The best way to find out which applications might be best for you is to ask your social circle both on line and off which applications they like best and why.
Yesterday afternoon an unexpected package arrived by UPS from Google, inside was the cr48. After installing the battery and attaching the power cord. I lifted the lid of the lap top and the Chrome logo appeared I entered my Google account information to register. I then watched a brief tutorial. After the tutorial the chrome browser appears. This is your world on this computer, there is no desktop , no file system everything you do is through the browser. Cr48 a Gift from Google
unnamed pearl Today, I receive my invitation to join OnLive I had signed up for it the same day it went live. OnLive is a gaming system, that runs over the internet. You don’t need a high end machine to run the game, because, all the work is done on Onlive end. In fact I was playing games on my three year old MacBook.
The death of Senator Bryd at the age of 92, had me thinking about the technical advances he saw in his life time. That the fight to get those advances to the most people was being fought then and continues to be fought today. The battleground may have changed, but the arguments often repeat themselves. Today, the battle is over what is the best way to get broadband to the most people. In the 1930′s it was electricity. While 90% of all urban residents had electricity by the 1930′s only 10% of rural residence did. Is It Time For An REA for the Internet
Google decided last week to give up on Wave as a separate application and integrate some of it into other applications. According to the official Google Blog, Wave was just not attracting enough users to make it viable to continue. A lot has been written on its demise and why it wasn’t successful. Although it wasn’t successful I don’t think it was a failure. I think a lot of what Google learned from wave will show up on in other Google products, like Google docs and Google apps. Wave Goodbye
The Importance of Linking I was listening to an audio post by Robert Scoble on Cinch about how increasingly sites are either not using external links at all or are hiding them. This is done in an effort to keep the reader within the website, and increase page hits. As he said this is how the internet was prior to the advent of blogging, when the internet was dominated by a few major websites or walled gardens as they are often called. The introduction of blogs which quickly realized that linking was one way to rise up Google‘s ranks broke these old walled gardens down. Unfortunately, new walled gardens are being recreated often by the same blogs who once torn the original ones down.
Facebook rolled out Places late on Aug 18, it allows you to check in where you are through Facebook. In its default mode it also allows your friends to check you in. Lifehacker has a good article on how to adjust your privacy settings for Places to a level you are comfortable with. This again brought out the issue of privacy. Some of the answers to the issue of privacy by those who believe being public is best ranged from impractical to absurd, such as don’t be on these social sites, to change your name, which is what Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt suggested in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. (if you are unable to get the Wall Street Journal article PC world has a good review of it ) On the other side, privacy evangelist can sound like members of a lunatic fringe group, when they talk about things like RFID tags being the work of the devil. Privacy in a Public World
The Problem with Real Time Information in the Real World People today especially those in business, want information as fast as they can get it, the closer to real time the better. The problem is that more information does not equal more knowledge. People often make the mistake of thinking they have too react to the information as fast as they get it. They often do not take the time to separate what is important from what is not.
I have had Dragon Dictation on my Iphone for about a week now and have started to use it more and more. Dragon Dictation is made by Nuance Communication which also created Dragon Naturally Speaking, Jott Assistant, Jott for Salesforce and MacSpeech among other products. Nuance Communication is actually fairly new to the Apple market, they started as a PC product with Dragon Naturally Speaking. Dragon Dictation for the Iphone
If you are on Twitter and follow Robert Scoble you have probably heard about Flipboard for the Ipad, which takes your friends tweets and Facebook post and creates a daily magazine out of them. Most people who have an Ipad say it is a must have application, if you don’t have an Ipad, but want a similar alternative you might want to give Paper.li a try. Paper.li is created by Smallrivers. With Paper.li, you can create up to 10 newspapers based on Twitter list, users or keywords. Each news paper is an aggregation of Twitter posts which meet one of those criteria and contain a link. Paper.li Review
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