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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Digital Lifestyle News: AppleTV Hacks and Pandora for Mobile & Living Room

 I just updated my Sonos software and I am really enjoying the new feature of Pandora.com integration.  So much so, that a annual subscription is pretty much a given for me once the 30 day trial is done.  Interesting happenings here:  I was a "free" subsctiber to Rhapsody via the "free basic" account provided with my cable internet service Optimum Online, and also I had tried out the free account for Pandora.  So basically, via marketing deals and integration with my Sonos system, both Rhapsody and Pandora now have me as a paying subscriber.  Well done Sonos!


Now to get that Apple TV purchased and set up...

In another post, last100 looks at the recent news about personalized Internet radio station Pandora, which this week announced a version of Pandora for your mobile and living room. Pandora is calling this its 'anywhere' platform. Steve wrote: "At yesterday's announcement, the company unveiled two new partnerships: Sonos for streaming Pandora around the home, and Sprint for mobile. Both the mobile and home streaming versions fully integrate with Pandora on the web, so for example, everything you create, rate or bookmark on your phone, also appears the next time you're back on the web, and vice versa.

Source: Digital Lifestyle News: AppleTV Hacks and Pandora for Mobile & Living Room


Monday, May 07, 2007

America: The Growing Digital Divide

Well, with a self proclaimed monkier like "TechSavvyGuru" I have to put myself in the 31% Elite Tech Users category - and I feel I cross over the: Omnivore, Connector, and productivity enhancer sub-categories.


Where do you see yourself?  Take a read of the study and let me know.



Link to America: The Growing Digital Divide


Friday, March 30, 2007

New Minimo browser

This is something I will need to d/l and try. 

Minimo 0.2, available for free download, is compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0 and is smaller and faster than previous versions, according to early users who posted comments to the blog about the browser. Minimo is designed to be an alternative to the browser that comes with Windows Mobile, and its creators promote its speed in accessing sites as well as other features like tabs, better security and support for widgets.

Source: New Minimo browser released to an uncertain future - Yahoo! News


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Take Your Pick: Portable PCs

 I am seriously thinking about this ASUS UMPC. 

Link to Take Your Pick: Portable PCs


Thursday, January 04, 2007

NY Times article on Home Media Server

A NY Times article about trying to cobble together a home network based media center for viewing music, photos, movies on TVs around the house for less than $1,000.

It mentions: Sonos, SlingBox, Tivo, D-Link Media Lounge device as some of the components needed and the author was successful for around $850 not counting the equipment they already had.

Of course, the author suggests "Just wait and see" in regards to all the new products in this arena sure to be announced at CES.

A good read but a bit too mainstream for me. For instance: no mention of Ruckus Wireless or their products for Streaming HD video content.

Link to Pulling It All Together - New York Times

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Monday, December 11, 2006

In search of "The Ubiquitous Capture Tool"

 Jott says: "Think It. Jott It. Do it."


I just came across this site via a TechCrunch post and I will be signing up and trying it out.  I am currently testing out Backpack Voice Notes and the BrainCast beta as a way to send voice messages to an online service from a cell phone.  Jott looks to take it to the next step and eliminate the need for me to listen to and then transcrible my messages in order to get them into my GTD system.

More to follow once I get to take it for a trial run.

I am contemplating a larger series of articles for this Blog on this topic and possibly a podcast.  If anyone has an interest in hearing about this - drop a comment.

More about Jott


Saturday, December 02, 2006

Techsavvyguru is now offering consulting services over Skype using Bitwine

Read about how Bitwine works on the Techcrunch post linked below.  Bitwine will be integrated into Skype 3.0 Beta.

I plan on offering consulting services on a variety of technology topics as well as technical analysis of stocks with charting programs such as Telechart and Snapsheets. 

Link to Techcrunch » Blog Archive » BitWine Gives Access To Those In The Know