Archive for June, 2008

iPhone as an iTunes Remote Control

June 29, 2008 Leave a comment reports that Apple has plans for a free add-on for the iPhone and iPod Touch that will allow users to control their iTunes application through Wi-Fi on any Mac or PC on a home network.

A Read Me file in the iPhone software developers’ package says, “use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home” and mentions that it will be a free download from the App Store.

Not that I needed another reason to get an iPhone 3G next Friday, but I’ll take it.


Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft with a Practical Joke?

June 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Bill Gates was understandably upset today as he handed over the keys to the Microsoft kingdom to Steve “Monkey Boy” Ballmer.  I would have cried, too.  This will only accelerate Microsoft’s downward slide.

I guess the question at this point becomes, “Which will be more embarrassing for Microsoft:  Steve Ballmer or Vista?”

Just in case you haven’t seen it, here is one of Ballmers defining moments at a developers conference a couple of years ago (I have never watched the whole thing… it’s too painful).


Well, best of luck to Bill and his foundation, regardless.


Geek Vacation Ends Abruptly

June 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Bora BoraI ran out of money, so I’m back from my 45 day vacation, and I’m glad to be back in the saddle for 98 Pound Geekling again.  There was a lot to miss in a month and a half…

* iTunes Store Tops Over Five Billion Songs Sold

* Apple Introduces the New iPhone 3G – Available July 11.

* iPhone 3G to be Available in More Than 70 Countries

* iPhone SDK Downloads Top 250,000

* Apple Introduces MobileMe Internet Service

* Apple Previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Developer

* HBO & Apple Bring Television Programming to the iTunes Store

Thanks for the emails while I was gone! It’s nice to know that 98PG is a vital part of your existence. 🙂

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