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12:12PM

Google Chrome OS

OK! So, you may or may not know Google are creating their own Operating System called 'Google Chrome OS.' The thing i want to know is, is this a good thing? or is this a bad thing?

In my eyes and the eyes of many other people, Google own too much of the Internet market share. They own some of the best and biggest websites on the web today. These include: Google.com, Google Mail, Google Docks etc and yes, Our all beloved 'YouTube.' People have mixed takes on weather they are doing a good job or not with YouTube but that's a different post, and also Googles latest addition to this is Google Chrome.

So, yeah! They have the top sites on the web, A web browser of their own and now they want there own OS. I don't know weather to laugh or cry.

While the new OS by Google 'Google Chrome OS' will not be a match for Windows or OS X now, in a few years they could own a few percentage of the OS market share. Now, that may not look or seem like allot but to Apple and Microsoft but more competition from a company as big as Google could be really bad in the few years to come.

Now i want to know, What's your takes on Google and what their doing. Personally i don't like it. But thats just one boys opinion.

Link to Google OS article:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

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8:06PM

What’s So Bad About The Ad? Get A Mac Ads vs Laptop Hunters Ads, Why It All Evens Out.

 

The one thing that really bothers me about advertising is that most of the time all of the time they aren’t true. One thing that bothers me even more, is that people go out and criticize the ads, my self included. It’s human nature, that’s for sure, to critique.

Perhaps one of the most common advertisements you could see people criticizing are the Laptop Hunters ads by Microsoft, which aim at people looking to buy a laptop within a certain price range, and the Get a Mac ads by Apple, which are aimed at PC users who are frustrated with their computer.

myself, have even criticized the Laptop Hunters ads, along with several other YouTubers, including thecreativeone and cockyjeremy. The reason for criticizing the ads is quite simple, we are the opposing team, or side. The PC users criticize our ads, therefore we criticize their ads.

But that’s not the only reason. We, as humans, have the logic to know that ads are there to promote the opposing “faction” and we see it as “cheap”, or as a lie. For instance, the Get A Mac ads by Apple usually summarize PCs by associating them with viruses, sluggish performance, and more for the business people.Whereas Microsoft’s Laptop Hunters ads will display Macs as too expensive.

But it all evens out.

No matter what side you are on, you are going to have to accept the truth and realize that all ads are biased and completely untrue, in a sense.

It just depends on what side you’re on.

JD

My Bite Into Apple

http://mybiteintoapple.com

1:22PM

My Top 5 Favorite iPhone Apps

This post is from my iPhone blog at iphone.spaghettio.com.

There are a ton of iPhone apps that I use on a regular basis. If I had to pick out five, these would be it.

1.Tweetie(iTunes Link)

Tweetie is a great Twitter client for the iPhone. It supports multiple Twitter accounts as well as Ping.FM and Instapaper. You can do things like look at @replies and direct messages in a seperate window as well as favorite tweets right within the app. Another cool feature of Tweetie is that it uses the GPS in the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS to find people nearby you who have tweeted recently. There is also a version for the Mac. Tweetie is an app that I could not live without.

2.BeeJiveIM(iTunes Link)(Note: There is another application like BeeJiveIM called NimBuzz. I have not yet had a chance to test it out. I will post my review here when I do.)

BeeJiveIM is a multi network IM (instant messaging) client that supports AIM, MobileMe, Windows Live, Jabber, Yahoo!, Facebook, Myspace, and ICQ. Even though this app has a high price tag, it is most certainly worth it if you use some to most of those networks. BeeJiveIM also lets you customize many different parts of the app such as the chat background as well as the color of the chat bubbles. I constantly use BeeJiveIM almost 24/7. In iPhone OS 3.0, it supports push notifications. It is most certainly worth the price for me.

3.PixelPipe(iTunes Link)

Pixelpipe is an application that will upload your pictures and video (iPhone 3GS only) to a ton of many different sites. The list is so huge to even start to put here. This app requires a free account on thePixelpipe website. I use this application to upload almost every picture that I take with my phone. It is extremely convenient to be able to take a picture and upload it almost right away to the web.

4.Wordpress(iTunes Link)

The Wordpress for iPhone app allows me to update any of my blogs that are hosted on Wordpress (hosted on wordpress.com and wordpress.org blogs) right from my phone. Most of this post was in fact written on the Wordpress app. The app can get a little wonky at times but otherwise it does its job. It lets you add photos taken from the camera, save drafts to the phone, edit drafts saved on the server, add categories and tags, and publish posts.

5.Shazam(iTunes Link)

Shazam is a great app for showing off all that your iPhone can do. If you like a song and don't know the name of it, simply launch the app and hold it up to the speakers and Shazam will identify the song that is playing and it will give you some links to places that you can find it. Anytime I show someone Shazam, they always want to see it again. There are only a couple times when Shazam hasn't been able to identify a song either because it was coming out of crappy speakers or that is was a lesser known song like an indie song. Best of all, Shazam is FREE!

These are just some of the many iPhone apps that I use on a regular basis. I use a ton more but these are my favorites. Have a favorite iPhone app? Tell me in the comments. Want me to review an iPhone app? Send an email to iphone@spaghettio.com.

1:15PM

My Genius Bar Experience

My trip to the Genius Bar.

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8:03AM

Huge SlingMedia Unboxing

So, do you fancy watching your Sky HD box or Tivo any where in the world. On the Train, in a meeting, or just another room in the house. Now with this fancy collection of products this is all possible. SlingMedia sent me there range of products to review so expect a little series soon.

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