Matthew Humphries at geek.com informs us that Apple has excluded VLC player form Apple store due to supposed terms of licence under GNU (full article at http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/vlc-media-player-pulled-from-the-app-store-2011018/).
Could be for this or to avoid that the service for renting and selling films is put under discussion by the ability to read divx films inside Apple devices?
I really love iPhone, iPad and Mac, though I use mainly Linux and windows for work. But is not with this kind of things (or by trying to exclude porn) that Apple can reinforce the position against competitors.
This post as a comment also at http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/vlc-media-player-pulled-from-the-app-store-2011018/comment-page-1/#comment-3968386
Tim Brookes at Makeusof.com writes a tutorial on how to remove Windows Nag protection.
For those who would like to understand the techie behind this kind of protection, the article is at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remove-windows-genuine-advantage-pc/; for all consider buying a genuine one.
I come through a peterwut post at 9GAG (http://peterwut.9gag.com/), representing a post from annesouza’s blog (peterwut post at http://9gag.com/gag/33364/, annesouza’s one at http://annesonsouza.tumblr.com/post/955984471/foto-auto-explicativa).
No words, only a tribute to the quintessence of creativity, whoever did this.
You can find it here below.
Jim Henderson at makeuseof.com reviews Poladroid for Windows, a software aimed at transforming your photos with the charm of Polaroid photographies (full article at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/have-fun-polarizing-your-images-with-poladroid-for-windows/).
The software is simple but funny and You can get the installer at http://www.poladroid.net/
An anonymous at How to Geek writes a tutorial on using web applications locally through Microsoft Windows Web Platform (full article at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19182/run-wordpress-and-other-web-apps-on-your-pc-the-easy-way/).
Many web apps today, such as WordPress, MediaWiki, and more, are open source and can be run for free from any computer with even a simple local web server. They are often very difficult to install on your computer, since they require a number of dependencies such as PHP and MySQL. Microsoft has worked to make this easier, releasing the Windows Web Platform Installer. This lets you install many popular web apps and free tools in Windows with only a few clicks.
Here we’re going to look at how to install WordPress and the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express to edit web code with the Web Platform Installer. But, if you’d rather install a different web app or tool, feel free to choose those as the installations are generally similar. […]”
Worth a read, given the trend of putting everything on the web.
This post also as a comment at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19182/run-wordpress-and-other-web-apps-on-your-pc-the-easy-way/#comment-93847
The windows club reminds us that today is the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Windows 3.0 (full story at http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-3-0-turns-20).
Those like me that remember those “good old times” also remind that sort of religious wars between thos owning a Mac, an Amiga and a PC.
And when we read the System requirments:
8086/8088 processor or better
640K conventional memory, though 1 MB of extended memory recommended.
Hard disk with 6-7MB of free space
CGA/EGA/VGA/Hercules/8514/A graphics and an appropriate and compatible monitor
a little proud smile comes in my mind, wondering how much we were cratives doing what everyone of us did with those resources.
Now we think that Teras, Gigas and Internet are the “normal” world. Yesterday we had kilos and megas. No it’s not a century ago, just 20 years.
This post as a comment also at http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-3-0-turns-20/comment-page-1#comment-5273