Archive for the 'PC Software / Hardware' Category

itunes and winamp killer ?

Currently testing… Based on Firefox’s engine, Songbird is an open source "web" player/library. Not a Mozilla initiative though. Available for Windows so far, soon OSX and Linux. Interesting initiative, but there is still some work to be done - so far the interface is clumsy and fairly slow. The program is scanning my machijne, […]

Web file archive with Firefox

Internet Explorer has the ability for some time now to save web pages as a bundled file - MHT format - rather than as multiple separate files. I was missing the same thing on Firefox - to save the pages or fcourse, but also to open my MHT files. It is possible now through the […]

Migrating to Nokia N70

I was looking at the Nokia 6682 for some time, but the N70 is even better: more memory, slicker design and better camera. Using it for few days now, and it is a fantastic handset. Only hic in the process: I still haven’t figure how to transfer all my numbers from my old Nokia […]

$100 laptop

MIT is working on designing a low cost laptop:
The MIT Media Lab has launched a new research initiative to develop a $100 laptop—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world’s children. To achieve this goal, a new, non-profit association, One Laptop per Child (OLPC), has been created. The initiative was first announced by […]

Firefox 1.5

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 is now available for download, including Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs which I was hoping for for a long time.

Configuration for next windows

Shocking: ideal Vista config requires 2Gb RAM, 256mb video RAM, SATA… All the details here. Look like a serious upgrade will be necessary.
tags technorati : longhorn

Apple new products

Jobs announcing an iTunes-enabled Rokr cell phone (100 songs only) and a new iPod called the iPod nano (2 or 4GB, 14+ grams, 7 millimeters thick). More pictures and stories on Rokr and nano.
tags technorati : ipod nano rokr

OSX on x86

It is possible already and the how-to is on Uneasysilence: a step by step description of how to install your own OS X on your regular Intel based PC system.
via Rodrigo.
tags technorati : OSX86 OSX Apple Tiger

Hula

ThinkSecret says that Apple is getting ready to upgrade OS X Server with some sort of improved mail and calendar solution, probably Hula. I hadn’t heard of Hula before, but this looks certainly like a good piece of software.
via scottstuff.net. 

Command Prompt Explorer Bar

This is great piece of software: instant "command prompt here" integrated right in Windows Explorer. Link.
via Larkware.

Firefox…

A bit laste on it but: on April 29, 2005, Firefox was downloaded 50,000,000 times.

RSS extension for firefox

Feedview is a Firefox extension that shows newsfeeds/blogs in a more stylish way. Without the extension Firefox just shows the default xml stylesheet. It also adds the ability to add a livemark (even if the is not set) and the ability to switch article lengths. It is mostly styled like the Rss support in […]

Optimized Firefox builds

For those that wants more speed. MOOX.
via Alex King

New iPod

Great iPod shuffle !

Skype 1.1 available

It’s out. Few changes from my perspective except maybe new text chat with up to 50 (sic) users, and the updated look&feel (looks great!).
Nice to see as well that there is people out there that leverage the platform and APIs to create new way to communicate or new add-ons like the Skype Answering Machine.