Though the Big Five browsers duke it out to see which one can come up with the best mix of speed, compatibility, and add-ons, social networking bruisers Flock 3 and RockMelt beta have taken off the kid gloves to beat each other senseless over Twitter and Facebook integration. We pit the two minor leaguers against one another in a head-to-head blog with plenty of video goodness to keep you interested.
Oxford University, The Open University, and Rice University are three of the first schools to release eBooks on Apple's iTunes U, the part of the iTunes Store dedicated to offering free educational content.
The Open University has released 100 free, interactive eBooks and promises an additional 200 titles by the end of the year. The school said its eBooks aren't just digital versions of existing books, but rather books that are designed specifically for the electronic format.
As an example, Martin Bean, vice chancellor of The Open University, said that if you are learning about Schubert, you can … Read more
A few people who have installed the latest version of iTunes (version 10.0.1) have found that their remote speakers are no longer working. This reflects similar reports that came out when people upgraded from iTunes 9.2.1 to the initial release of iTunes 10.
The problem may be hard to pinpoint, but so far people have had success in turning off the system firewall or reinstalling the program; however, removing relevant preference files may also help.
Toggle or turn off firewallTo turn off the firewall, in OS X 10.5 Leopard go to the Security system preferences … Read more
With any program being updated, there will be a few quirks at first while the new features get used in various people's setups and configurations. The same goes for iTunes 10, where people are finding a few oddities that seem to be feature changes or bugs that need to be ironed out.
iPhone 4 apps causing crashes Some people have been experiencing crashes in iTunes 10 when connecting their iPhone 4 devices and selecting applications to transfer. If this happens, try resetting the iPhone and also try removing iTunes' preferences (called com.apple.iTunes.plist and stored in the /… Read more
The big news all over the tech world last week was Apple's annual music event in San Francisco. As expected, the company launched a major refresh to its iPod line and gave its multimedia jukebox behemoth iTunes an update. The software revved to version 10, but the changes were pretty minimal in the eyes of most. Along with an updated logo, Apple gave iTunes a social feature called Ping and the capability to rent TV shows for 99-cents a pop.
In the Web browser space, we received some noteworthy news when the developers' edition of Google Chrome, dubbed Canary, … Read more
SizzlingKeys is a free background app that lets you control iTunes playback with hot keys, even when you're in another application.
SizzlingKeys lets you program nine global hot keys: play/pause, previous and next track, volume up and down, show/hide iTunes, show playlists, search, mute, and the ingenious "Almost Mute," with a customizable Almost-Mute level. The app also lets you assign hot keys for rating tracks, and it will display an optional, temporary floating window (with the track info and art). You can also set SizzlingKeys to automatically launch iTunes when you press your play/pause … Read more
The big fight between the Pentagon and Wikileaks has gotten to the high school breakup stage: the Pentagon wants Wikileaks to put its mix tapes, photos, and t-shirts in a shoebox and mail them back. Also, another rousing argument on Net neutrality, this time with Brian Cooley's uniquely capitalist viewpoint in the mix. Good times.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
The E.U. may force Apple to allow Flash on the iPad as well as competitive devices to use iTunes. Like that'll happen. Also: Mario smacks iDrones, and Prince says the Web is over. So, see ya.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more