[Weekly Wrapup] New MySpace; HDTV Deals; Beatles On iTunes
- The New MySpace
- Best Buy HDTV Deals
- Apple’s BIG Announcement: The Beatles Are On iTunes
- Donate To Wikipedia!
The New MySpace
MySpace has finally rolled out the long-awaited redesign of their website. Is it good? Kinda. Great? No. Better? Definitely. I did a long piece on United Tech Guys about the positives and negatives, but to sum it up, the negatives outweigh the positives.
MySpace is dropping the “a place for friends” tagline in order to become “the leading entertainment destination that is socially powered by the passions of fans and curators.” This is an attempt to redefine what MySpace is as a whole, so as not to be the loser in the battle against companies like Facebook and Twitter. The new design is cleaner and more organized, without a doubt.
The negatives include the backlash on Twitter, the busy and disorganized homepage, the head-start that Facebook has (with 500 million users, compared to MySpace’s 61 million), and quite a bit more. Also, have you seen the MySpace Logo Video? Bizarre. Very bizarre. Read the rest of this entry
Touchpad for iPhone!
Touchpad for your iPhone or iPod Touch acts as a wireless touch pad for your pc! You can control the mouse on your pc through the iPhone: move the mouse around, click, double-click, and even drag (double click but keep it pressed and then move it around). Vertical scrolling is even possible, by clicking and dragging on the right edge of the iPhone screen.
You can use it to control videos, show pictures, advance slides in a presentations — whatever a regular touchpad can do.
- You need a jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch with Installer.app on it. Here are some great instructions on how to do this.
- Start Installer.app, and go to Sources. Click “Edit”, and then Add this repository: http://cnp.qlnk.net/
- After the refresh, install Touchpad from the Utilities category.
- Install VNC on the machine you want to control. I recommend TightVNC for Windows and Linux. Mac users should follow these detailed instructions (thanks, Archetype!).
Taken from http://touchpadiphone.blogspot.com/
Hidden Features in iPhone Firmware 1.1.1
Hey, people like the iPhone. Its pretty, neat, and pretty neat 😛
But there are lots of things about this Phone/Music player that are yet to be revealed. We will try to enlighten you with a series of iPhone mods and hacks that will make your iPhone the best there is.
When Apple changed their Firmware to 1.1.1 “there were a few new features that Apple didn’t mention…[I] have compiled a list the blogosphere of the hidden features courtesy which you might be curious to find out.”
This list includes:
New Video Playback options
Change voicemail password directly from the iPhone
Change sound for new text message
iPhone Safari’s “Debug console”
Use International characters in Mail or SMS
Play audio attachments in email messages
Stream all Audio to a Bluetooth headset
To find out more, go to the direct source, iPhone Hacks