There have been a few new Social Media tools I've been using over the past week or so. Adobe AIR applications, Snitter, twhirl, and and for Pownce. Earlier this week I dumped all of the AIR application/client's as none of them played well with anything on either of my computers. I like the concept of having a stand alone client for Twitter and Pownce and whatever else is in the works, along with certain features that were available, I was spending entirely to much time messing with the program to make it worth my while.
So now it's back to using a web browser, sometimes Firefox and sometimes Flock, until the next generation of AIR applications arrive. I guess this is all a part of being on the bleeding edge of Social Networking technology.
iChat Can’t Connect? Getting the Dreaded “User Has Declined Your Invitation” or Error -8? Here’s Why!: "Are you one of those people for whom iChat audio and video chatting used to work, but suddenly it has stopped working, for no apparent reason? Are you getting 'user has declined your invitation' or 'communications error' errors, or maybe even the dreaded 'error -8'? Have you changed nothing at all on your end, but suddenly you simply can't audio chat or video chat with some people - or maybe anybody?
Well, you're not alone."
Apparently there is a current challenge with making voice or video connections over iChat. I just had an opportunity to do a test with a friend of mine in the Bay area and we were unable to connect. Anyone else out there having a similar challenge?
This opened this past weekend and you can certainly google plenty of other folks and their take and other pictures on Flickr regarding the opening. This location in the Flatirons Mall is much smaller that either of the other two locations here in the Denver Metro area.
Apple should have known going into this that the diehard music lovers that buy the nano are going to need way more than 4GB of memory. 200GB of storage sounds a little more acceptable for the diehard music lover like myself. There is a nice step-by-step tutorial over at Uncyclopedia showing how to complete this task. Unfortunately the battery life for the nano lasts around six minutes, so that could hinder utilizing the full 200GB disk size.
After 16 successful Mad as Hell rants with hundreds of comments and nationwide attention about my switch to Mac, I've developed these two tools to show the world that the switch is worth every penny and will save you plenty over a very short period of time.
These are my final Recommendations and Total Cost of Ownership Analysis for anyone in the world that wants to switch to a Mac. This is what I think you should do if you want to maximize a carefree and secure personal computer existence. Remember this is all IMHO.
The pdf will describe how to use the spreadsheet so make sure to download both. When you are done with the spreadsheet, tell us what you think and please share your results. Debate is good!
Winn Schwartau is a computer security expert. Several months ago, he switched from Windows to a Mac. He documented his experience in a series of 16 articles entitled Mad As Hell. You may not agree with all his conclusions, but it is definitely worth reading.
Today he posted his final conclusions, along with a spreadsheet showing the total cost of ownership for each platform. I think you will be surprised at his results. I was.
Our Inside Look at the Coolest Gear that No One Is Making
Each month, Mobile creates a dream gadget that should exist, but which infuriatingly does not. This month: Apple iPod Movie!
Steve Jobs, we did it for you: Here’s your iPod Movie, which plays videos in QuickTime, AVI, and MPEG format, all managed and downloaded thanks to your new iTunes 6.0 software. The 200GB flagship model holds up to 300 movies at full compression, and it’ll set you back just $799. Shipping for Christmas 2006, but only in our dreams.
‘So … as I was sitting on the toilet this morning and I noticed the shiny white porcelain of the bathtub and the reflective chrome of the faucet on the wash basin … and then it hit me! Everybody perceives the iPod as ‘clean’ because it references bathroom materials!’
-- A frog design consultant concludes that Apple design guru Jonathan Ives does his best thinking in the same room as everyone else.