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Spb Mobile Shell – The next gen UI for Windows Mobile

February 1, 2007

I’ve recently discovered Spb Mobile Shell. Its truly a must buy. It gives your tired Windows Mobile 5 interface an awesome new look and feel. I’ve got a new sense of excitment towards my iMate K-Jam.

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Cisco blog posting on the iPhone Trademark

January 1, 2007

Interesting use of blogging by Cisco to discuss the announcement of their suit against Apple for trademark infringement.

“Today’s announcement from Cisco regarding our suit with Apple over our iPhone trademark has spurred a lot of interesting questions. Most importantly, this is not a suit against Apple’s innovation, their modern design, or their cool phone. It is not a suit about money or royalties. This is a suit about trademark infringement.”

“At MacWorld, Apple discussed the patents pending on their new phone technology. They clearly seem to value intellectual property. If the tables were turned, do you think Apple would allow someone to blatantly infringe on their rights? How would Apple react if someone launched a product called iPod but claimed it was ok to use the name because it used a different video format? Would that be ok? We know the answer – Apple is a very aggressive enforcer of their trademark rights. And that needs to be a two-way street.”

Link to Cisco blog post

Awesome Meteor Shower caught on Fox News

January 1, 2007

“A meteor or space junk disintegrated and lit up the predawn sky LIVE on FOX 31’s Good Day Colorado Thursday morning. Imagine the surprise of the anchors when they saw this happen. January 4, 2007”

Link to video

US passes Internet gambling bill

October 1, 2006
Most forms of Internet gambling would be banned under a bill that received final U.S. congressional approval early Saturday. The House of Representatives and Senate approved the measure and sent it to President George W. Bush to sign into law.
 
The bill, a compromise between earlier versions passed by the two chambers, would make it illegal for banks and credit card companies to make payments to online gambling sites.

Link to Reuters Article

9/11 Remembered

September 1, 2006

I remember hearing the news at the SITA offices in Centurian. This is where I was working at the time. Someone called me telling me to look at CNN.com. It’s hard to believe its been 5 years already!

iTunes 7

September 1, 2006
iTunes version 7 was one of the big announcements at last nights Apple media event. The new improved iTunes is a great improvement over the previous version. Some of the great new features include:
 
  • New ways of viewing your library. A cool technology bought from CoverFlow has been implemented.
  • iTunes will now automatically download album artwork.
  • New UI for iPod settings, preferences etc.
  • Movies, the iTunes Music Store renamed to the iTunes Store is selling movies
  • Games for 5th Gen iPods

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Great Q&A with Jake White

September 1, 2006
Jake used to be my teacher at Jeppe Boys, he taught me biology and physical education up and untill standard 8. News24 has a great Q&A with him revealing his personal heros, the transformation debate, where and how he started coaching etc.
 
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iTunes sells 125000 movies in first week

September 1, 2006
Techcrunch is reporting that Apple has sold 125 000 movies and generated over $1 million during its first week of selling movies on the iTunes store.
 
Tomorrow has finally arrived, I just hope that South Africa is not too far behind.
 
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Apple Media Event Today – Rumors

September 1, 2006
Apple has a media event planned for today and some of the announcements that they are rumored to make include:
 
  • iTunes version 7
  • Movie Store, buy and download movies from $9.99
  • New iPod Nano
  • New iPod, widescreen, virtual wheel etc.

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Beta 2’s

September 1, 2006

Today sees the availability of two new beta 2 downloads.Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2Firefox 2.0 Beta 2