Happy April Fools!!!

Happy Wednesday and happy April Fools Day! As tradition holds Google came out with their annual April Fools joke today. It is called CADIE and has many other features as well. Continue reading

AIM appealing to techies? and other cool stuff

Just an interesting thing i noticed while browsing the interwebs today. I recently set up a PC desktop computer in my room and I wanted to the get the AIM application for Windows XP. When I went to the website to download AIM I noticed that they had AIM for linux! I have no idea how long how that has been up there but it really surprised me. Linux is the bomb and it’s great that it is getting some more mainstream “advertising” if you want to call it that. Another interesting experience I had today was trying to explain what Linux was to my family. They weren’t exactly interested and probably wished they didn’t ask. I lost them around Linus Torvalds. This just added to my list of unsuccessful attempts at explaining Linux to someone who’s never heard of it before.

Jailbreak your iPhone with one click!!!

Yes its possible. Continue reading

Contech Web Browser-Prototype

I just finished creating the prototype for the first ever Consumer Tech web browser. Continue reading

The Contech Store-Grand Opening!!!

Today the doors of the Contech store officially opened to the public. Continue reading

Endlesslessly Tweak Your iphone/ ipod touch

Winterboard, one of the greatests apps for iphone/ ipod touch. It allows you to change almost anything on your iphone. Continue reading

Songbird-An Open-Source Music Player

Songbird is an open-source music player that is powered by Mozilla. Don’t worry downloading this music player won’t get rid of your iTunes files, you can actually import all of your song files from your iTunes library. You can also get last.fm artist biographies right on songbird. Depending on the song your listening to an app on Songbird called Mash Tape accesses Flickr photos and Youtube videos on the artist that you are listening to at that moment. You can also download add-ons for Songbird; for example my personal favorite Lyrics Master. Lyrics Master brings up the lyrics for the song that you are listening to. You also have the option to save those lyrics and send them to a friend. You can add your own album covers to any of the songs, which is different from iTunes where the Album Cover comes with the songs that you download.

me using songbird

me using songbird

Another feature that Songbird boasts is Shoutcast, an internet radio. You can also look at upcoming concerts in your area by going to the concerts tab. One of the coolest features of Songbird has to be its integrated web browser, complete with tabs and bookmarks. While you are surfing the web on Songbird it will still run your selected app in the sidebar (such as Lyrics Master). Songbird is also compatible with the iPod collection. The only problem with Songbird is that it doesn’t play music videos or movies. It would be great if an update for Songbird allowed video files to be played. To sum it up Songbird is definitely something to check out and download, but whether it is a replacement for iTunes or any other desktop music player is up to you. I give Songbird a 9/10