Posts filed under “Technology”

Mac Market Share: 7.8%

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Even though I don’t believe it, it is an encouraging data point for those of us who are not Windows fans:

Apple’s (AAPL) share of the operating system market grew 5.69% in May to hit a record 7.80%, while Windows in all its flavors dropped half a point to 91.17%. That’s a record low for Microsoft (MSFT), which nonetheless still runs on 9 out of 10 computers on the Internet, as Net Applications measures it (more on its methodology below).

 

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Source:
Mac hits record 7.8% market share in Net Applications survey
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Apple 2.0, June 1, 2008, 6:33 am
http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/06/01/mac-hits-record-78-market-share-in-net-applications-survey/

Category: Technology

Coming soon: 3G iPhones?

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Coming Soon: $200 Apple iPhone 3G

Category: Consumer Spending, Technology, Web/Tech

The Air Car

Category: Energy, Technology, Venture Capital

New Gadget: iPod to iPod

Category: Digital Media, Music, Technology

Headline of the Day: Blockbuster Circuit City Merger

Category: Financial Press, Technology

Google: Search One Day Into The Future

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

I Succumbed to the Charms of 7.2MP !

I’m a gadget junkie. I mentioned last month I didn’t need a new camera. As much as I would like image stabilization and video recording capability,  as much as the price for this 7.2MP Digital Camera is ridiculous, I simply didn’t need it. Then my mom asked for a simple to use digital camera. I…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Technology

Why Can’t I Rip DVDs to My iPod?

Simpsons_movLegally, that is.

This is my annoyance of the moment: Why are DVDs a DRM-locked proprietary platform? When I purchase one, why can’t I use this on a convenient, portable device such as my iPod?

What a pain in the arse it is to rip a DVD: Frist, you need to use several products (MP4
Converter
, Handbrake, Ripper); 2nd, it takes forever. 3rd, and its illegal to do so.

What brought this about recently was The Simpson’s Movie — actually, more  of an extended 90 minute episode. I saw it with my nephews (with me snoozing thru parts of it).

However, going through the extras, I started listening to producer/writer commentary. Unbelievably entertaining stuff, like a terrific radio show with several very funny people cracking each other up. I would have liked to put on the iPod for the train, but no such luck.

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I can rip the basic movie, but not the special audio commentary. Anyone have a clue how to do that?

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Sources:

The Complete Guide to Converting DVDs to iPod Format
Jerrod Hofferth
iLounge, November 21, 2005
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-converting-dvds-to-ipod-format-mac/

Rip DVDs To Your Mac To View On AppleTV And iPod.
Alexis Kayhill
Mac360, Friday, April 13, 2007
http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/comments/rip_dvds_to_your_mac_to_view_on_appletv_and_ipod/

Category: Digital Media, Film, Technology, Television, Video

Money:Tech NYC Conference

Category: Investing, Technology