Podcast: Wikipedantry, Firefox and Mac Smoke

This week’s podcast is from my weekly slot on Radio Australia Today with Phil Kafcaloudes and Adelaine Ng: Reports of Wikipedia’s demise: Premature? Firefox turns five. What future the browser? Is Apple refusing to fix computers belonging to smokers? To listen to the podcast, click on the button below. To subscribe, click here Loose Wireless 091127 …

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Foleo, Surface, Stumbling etc

There’s lots of news out there which I won’t bother you with because you’ll be reading it elsewhere. But here are some links in case: Palm has a new mini laptop called the Foleo. I like the idea, but I fear it will go the way of the LifeDrive, which I also kinda liked. Microsoft …

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My Del.icio.us Links

If you’re visiting the site and not reading the feed, you might have noticed one or two slight changes to the blog. This is part of a move to an overhaul which I’m approaching with my usual timidity and poor sense of urgency. First off, sorry for the changing photo. I did include one from …

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Podcast: The Joy of Monitors

The joy of having more than one screen, and controlling other computers from one keyboard. It’s less nerdy than it sounds. This is podcast version of my BBC World Service column, which runs on the World Business Report.  Download it and/or subscribe to the podcast feed here. For more on extra monitors, check out my …

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A Directory Of Podcast Directories

To accompany my column this week on podcasting (which will appear here when it’s out; subscription only I’m afraid), here’s a directory of podcast directories (and search engines), in no particular order: iPodder Podcast Alley iPodderX PodNova Podcast.net Podcast Central Blast Podcast Potkast The Podcast Network PodcastHost Directory PodTower.com PublicRadioFan.com Podcast Directory Podcast Pickle Podcasting …

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Podentaries

Great piece (thanks, Bleeding Edge) by Randy Kennedy in today’s NYT about podcasting audio tours: With Irreverence and an iPod, Recreating the Museum Tour : The creators of this guide, David Gilbert, a professor of communication at Marymount Manhattan College, and a group of his students, describe it on their Web site as a way …

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A New Kind Of RSS Reader For Macs

For Mac fans, there’s a new RSS and Atom News Reader for OS X, with an interesting new twist. Mesa Dynamics today said it had released Tickershock, “an interactive RSS and Atom news headline reader inspired by the news crawls of 24-hour cable news channels”. Tickershock, it says, is “a departure from typical RSS applications …

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Is Sauce Reader The One?

Further to my posting about searching for the perfect newsreader for RSS feeds, a lot of folk have pointed to the web-based Bloglines. It’s not bad, not bad at all, but I am not on a particularly reliable Internet connection so it is a tad too slow for me. Nathan of Australian software company Synop, …

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RocketInfo, A Revamped Business Search With RSS Built In

RocketInfo has released a new version of RocketNews, its three-year old news and business information search engine. The Ottawa company also has a pretty cool RSS reader which I’ve mentioned before somewhere. Here are some of the changes: limit the scope of searches to news from today, yesterday or up to 5 days ago; limit …

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