A recent survey conducted by Kelton Research discovered that a majority of Americans (52-percent) said their “most recent experience with a computer problem provoked emotions such as anger, sadness or alienation,” yet a whopping 65-percent of these same folks spend more time with their beloved computer than their own spouse. Adding even more fuel to the computer addict fire, 84-percent of responders stated that they were “more dependent on their home computer now than they were just three years ago.
TellMe mobile is a free Java application that you install on your phone. You can then find normal 411 information via a voice activated menu. Just hold the talk button and say the city and state you are searching in. Then say the business name. Phone and address information comes up on the screen. You can then call the business, see a map and/or get driving directions, and send the information to a friend via SMS. I’ve been testing Tell Me for the last two weeks on a Samsung SPH-A900 with Sprint, and I’m hooked (as is Oliver at MobileCrunch). The best part is that the service is completely free.
Whether you’ve integrated computers into every corner of your home for work and play like I have (two computers for work and a dedicated, home-built DVR), or you’ve got kids and computers strewn all around the house, you probably understand how difficult it can be to keep a central repository of music without lots of duplication. Like many of you, I’ve got gigs and gigs of MP3s floating around my home network. The problem is that most popular digital music managers, like iTunes, don’t make it easy to manage all of this music.
This week, I’m going to show you how I organize and share my music library – including my playlists – over my home network from one central drive with iTunes and Windows.
Recently Amit Singh, a Google employee, releases a implementation called MacFUSE which makes it possible to use any FUSE (File-system in USErspace) file systems in Mac. And the most useful FUSE is the NTFS-3G Read/Write Driver, which ables system to load NTFS with read and write capability. This is truly the greatest news for dual booting Mac OS X and Windows XP or Vista.
Openfiler is a powerful, intuitive browser-based network storage software distribution. Openfiler delivers file-based Network Attached Storage and block-based Storage Area Networking in a single framework.
Openfiler uses the rPath Linux metadistribution. It is distributed as a stand-alone Linux distribution. The entire software stack interfaces with third-party software that is all open source.