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We’re Back! (Tears Fall Down Face)

April 12, 2010 Leave a comment

We are back. Well, not exactly. We’ve started a new blog, called The Weird, The Wired, and the Wireless, and we’d really like it if you could come check us out. It’ll pretty much be what you’ve come to expect from Mac v. PC over the year we wrote it, only with more of the wacky gadgets Justin uncovered. So we’d like it if you came on over.

Categories: Uncategorized

Goodbye, Fare Thee Well, [Shameless Plug Here]

January 24, 2010 Leave a comment

The blog you are reading is dead. Very, very dead. And it won’t come back like the undead to haunt you or something. No, it’s dead. Blogging about tech is cool and all, but it limits the reach of the blog, plus the lack of sarcasm in everything Justin cubsfan555 did was severely disappointing. I’ve gone on to my own nice little blog called StickVille Productions and a gaming blog called The Cake Is Not A Lie . Justin went on to do Snow Days, but now he has moved it to WordPress and renamed it The Wandering Labyrinth of Life, so good luck keeping track of him. For regular readers, we know these will not fill the void of using Mac v. PC. But, as I said earlier, it’s dead.

Categories: Uncategorized

New York Times Hates The Nook…. Really, Really Hates It

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment

So The New York Times finally posted their review of the somewhat-anticipated Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader… and from the very second sentence, the hatred begins. Here are a few fun quotes:

““Over one million titles?” Yes, but well over half of those are junky Google scans of free, obscure, pre-1923 out-of-copyright books, filled with typos.”

“Worse, the touch screen is balky and nonresponsive, even for the Nook product manager who demonstrated it for me. The only thing slower than the color strip is the main screen above it. Even though it’s exactly the same E Ink technology that the Kindle and SonyReaders use, the Nook’s screen is achingly slower than the Kindle’s.”

“That “color touch screen,” for example, is actually just a horizontal strip beneath the regular Kindle-style gray screen. (In effect, it replaces the Kindle’s clicky thumb keyboard.)”

You can see the whole thing on at NYTimes.com.

Categories: Gadgets

Opera Mobile (Not Opera Mini) Is Going To Android OEMs

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment

So here’s some interesting news: Opera Mobile is coming to Android. Opera Mini, a Java-based browser that isn’t as full-featured as Opera Mobile, has been in the Android Marketplace for a while; however, Mobile is not headed for the Marketplace, it’s headed for OEMs. This means that phone makers will be able to put it on the phone (even replacing the standard Android browser), but it can only be installed by the OEMs, and not by consumers. And no, it’s not coming to iPhone, silly.

Thanks to Maximum PC.

Categories: News

Need A New Twitter App? Go to oneforty.

October 11, 2009 Leave a comment

The Twitter API is almost as popular as the Facebook App API, if not more. Of course, if you’re wondering whether to use Twitter app 1 or Twitter app 2, are you going to let the voice of the masses on Twitter decide, or are you going to let the voice of the masses of Twitter decide while you watch from the observatory that is oneforty?*

So what is oneforty? It breaks down to a reviews site where people review Twitter apps. There’s a number of categories to look under, plus if you’re signed in with OAuth, you can submit a review (plus a 1-to-5 star rating) or simply tweet that you checked it out.

It’s all a very interesting system, and considering the competition to get in the top ten apps**, I don’t think oneforty is going away anytime soon.

*In retrospect, that was a very awkward way to start the post.

**Say, I wonder why bit.ly is constantly in the number one spot? Oh, that’s right, it’s used by every person on this planet that uses Twitter.

Categories: Special Article

“Open-Source iTunes” doubleTwist Adds Amazonmp3 Support

October 11, 2009 2 comments

Unless you’re Justin, you probably hate iTunes, or at least have enough of a loathing that you would consider switching to another media player if it were good enough.* Well, doubleTwist may be the answer.

Basically, doubleTwist is like iTunes, except it loads faster, can sync to nearly any device on Earth, and, in a recent Mac-only** addition, it has a store powered by Amazonmp3. It looks and controls similarly to iTunes, except it’s, you know, open-source.

And before you even ask, Justin, no, it does not have AM radio support.

Edit: Oops, it appears I didn’t link to their official site. It’s here, in case you’re wondering.

*Random side-note alert–another great open-source media player that I whole-heartedly support is Songbird. I’ll be doing a full “spotlight” post on it sometime later this week.

** Though the Amazonmp3-powered store is currently Mac-only, they are (apparently) workign hard to roll out a Windows version.

Categories: News

Error, Error, Error… ;)

October 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Smiley;) is pretty creepy, no? Never heard of him? Go here: Smiley;) Blog.

Anyways, I just wanted to say we’re glad we have so many readers, but for right now, we won’t be posting for a while. We have things to do, so we haven’t really gotten around to posting a lot. Hopefully, we’ll be able to post again posting by Thanksgiving (near the end of November) and if not, then definitely by Christmas. So thanks for reading, and please stick with us. Bookmark if you have to, and we’ll have more genuinely exciting news in near future.

Oh yeah, Justin’s getting a PC. Hahahaha!

Categories: Announcements