1.31.2008 by Kevin Creighton
First, Amazon.com goes DRM-free with their MP3 downloads
Then, they team up with TiVo for movie downloads
Now, they buy audible.com
Apple has been put on notice: They now have a serious competitor in the digital download field. And I'm not sure that Apple TV is strong enough to compete with TiVo/Unbox when it comes to downloads and set-top boxes.
1.26.2008 by Kevin Creighton
My own private jetpack
Ok, so there's a good chance I'll end up in the Darwin Awards
if I get one.
Don't care, though. I mean, it's a FREAKIN' JETPACK!!! Who wouldn't want one?
1.21.2008 by Kevin Creighton
There's no better advertisement for Mac OS X
that Microsoft Vista, so let's let XP fade away and not keep it around anymore
1.14.2008 by Kevin Creighton
Like your new Ford car?
Like it so much you and your fellow Ford enthusiasts want to make a calendar with photos of your cherished autos?
Too bad. Ford says any and all photos of their cars are their copyright
, including photos of the one you own. That's right, you can't distribute photos of your own car without Ford's say-so.
God help you if happen to get somebody else's Ford in your photos.
1.13.2008 by Kevin Creighton
Is there "Something in the air" this Tuesday at Macworld?Adium's logs seem to think so
Kudos to the people who dug this up.
by Kevin Creighton
If this turns out the way I think it will
, this is going to be very, very bad for them.
Basically, if you searched to see if, oh, "magicpixelstodayonline.biz" was available, Network Solutions would take note and register that domain themselves, forcing you to buy it from them and not GoDaddy or another registar.
Maybe it ain't illegal, but it is unethical.
1.04.2008 by Kevin Creighton
Business Week is reporting that the last holdout of the big record labels, Sony BMG, will be dropping DRM on the music files it sells on Amazon
If true, this will put tremendous pressure on Apple to switch iTunes to a non-DRM format.
This is gonna get interesting, folks!
1.03.2008 by Kevin Creighton
Apple is being sued because they iPod is a monopoly and doesn't play WMA files.No, really
Since when does playing AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, AIFF's, and WAV's a "monopoly" ?
My guess is that Microsoft is behind this.Again
1.02.2008 by Kevin Creighton
This take on the rumored Apple Tablet
is just about everything I was talking about almost three years ago
."Imagine a USB thumb drive with all your data which scales in features according to the hardware environment it's in.If you want basic access (email, office apps, browsing) plug it into your PDA/Smartphone. For more advanced computing, say, graphics, 3d games or desktop publishing, plug that same drive into a "desktop" machine, and get all the office apps/email/etc, plus the more advanced graphics/memory needed for those other apps. Plug that same module into a "laptop" machine for the same feature set on the run.Ideally, it will be OS-neutral, cross platform and open standards all the way. It's data on the PC, and what you do with it, that really makes a computer valuable. Hopefully PC design will eventually catch up with that fact."
Bring it on!
by Kevin Creighton
It's not software piracy
that's slowing down Windows Vista sales, they're slow because people don't want it.
And what do people want?Turns out, it's a Mac