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WWDC '08 Sees Slimmer, Improved, 3G iPhone

Andrew Nagy No 32GB = Still Waiting (804 comments)

The main reason I would want an iPhone is to eliminate the need to carry around my phone and my iPod. Since I have just over 25GB of music on it at the moment, it looks like I'll have to wait a little longer. I'm not sure why they came out with a 32GB iPod touch and not a 32GB iPhone, but it's pretty disappointing to me.

more than 6 years ago

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Dell Takes Matters Into Its Own Hands

Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  about 7 years ago

Andrew Nagy (985144) writes "With Dell recently slipping behind HP as the #1 desktop computer seller, they've felt the heat to make some changes. Like many huge companies, Dell works with many different ad agencies to develop their marketing message, and it seems they've become frustrated with that process. Yesterday Dell announced that they will be partnering with WPP to form an ad agency that will handle all of Dell's advertising. Are other companies doing the same thing?"
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Microsoft puts PR hit out on Google

Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Andrew Nagy (985144) writes "A while ago, when Google acquired DoubleClick, everyone was crying foul over the possibility of privacy violation from Google. Soon after, the site i-comp.org (now down) went live, supposedly a site dedicated to discussing online privacy and competition. Turns out, Microsoft was behind it all. They hired a PR firm to engineer and put out releases "warning" how the acquisition made Google the bad guy."
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Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Andrew (985144) writes "I know it's not very often that I'll want to take my desktop PC out and about, but every now and then it would be helpful to have something to move my tower and monitor in that's not a box with packing peanuts. Has anyone found any solution that is viable (read as durable and not flashy)?"
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Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Andrew Nagy (985144) writes "Engadget has an entry about the new Zune mp3 player from Microsoft. FTA:
Not a lot of surprises in the specs department, but they've confirmed the basics we've known for a while, like WiFi, 30GB of HDD, built-in FM, a 3-inch screen and the basic music, pictures and video playback. They also finally let slip the screen res — an unsurprising QVGA — and some better news on the codec front: the Zune supports h.264, MP3, AAC and WMA.
There's also some kind of "sharing" feature (I use the quotes because it's DRM'd, of course)."
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Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Andrew Nagy (985144) writes "Wired has a rant about blogging that is pretty good. FTA:
"Blog" itself is short for "weblog," which is short for "we blog because we weren't very popular in high school and we're trying to gain respect and admiration without actually having to be around people.
At the end there's a list of ultimate blog posts from various popular sites, including Slashdot."
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Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Andrew Nagy writes "I happened to stumble upon this article at the Guardian decrying the end of iPods due to better mp3 playing cell phones. They declare that the war is over, and the iPod has apparently lost. I have an iPod and a cell phone, and I'm okay with that. What does the rest of the Slashdot crowd think? And when are we going to get an "iPod Killers" section and/or topic?"

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HD Freeze a Good Way to Recover Data?

Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

I'm fairly familiar with the inner workings of a computer, but not by any means an expert. I know how to replace the easy components like RAM and the HD, but not a whole lot beyond that. Recently, my MacBook hard drive started with the click of death and isn't recognized anymore. I got some quotes from some data recovery services and it was looking like it was going to cost between $500 and $2000 to get the data off of the drive.

A friend of mine told me if I bought some dry ice and froze the drive, I'd be able to pull data off of it. He also mentioned this would void the warranty on my hard drive. However, since I can buy a new drive for much cheaper than the recovery service, this is no big deal for me. What I want to know is if this is something I can manage with my limited knowledge of hard drive components. Also... if it's a good idea or will blow up my house.

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Harnessing the Power of the Internet... to Name My Kid

Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  more than 6 years ago My wife and I are expecting in February and we are having trouble settling on a middle name. So I thought, "Why not use this interweb thing and get some help?" Easy as pie, found a polling plugin for WordPress and activated it on my site. The votes are coming in but which name will emerge the victor?

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Can Dell Compete With Apple's iMac?

Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  about 7 years ago Dell recently launched a new line of desktops called the "One" series. But coming in at 25+ pounds, and only Vista options, will this really draw indecisive consumers to buy a Dell over a Mac?

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What Can I use Instead of iTunes?

Andrew Nagy Andrew Nagy writes  |  about 7 years ago I've been using iTunes for a few years now. While most of my friends don't bother with things like ratings and such I find those features extremely useful. I rate most of my music and I create dynamic playlists based off of things like play count and last played date and rating to create a relatively fresh rotation of music. I would really love to get out of iTunes entirely and use something slimmer, but I can't seem to find something that will offer what I need.

Here's what I want:

  • The ability to port over all of my existing data such as play count, play history, ratings, etc.
  • Dynamic playlist support. For instance, I want to be able to make a playlist that will only include tracks rated above a certain threshold and hasn't been played in the past ten days.
  • I use XP, so it would have to be Windows compliant. (unless there's a Linux-only solution... that might tip me over the edge on the way to Ubuntu)

Any ideas?

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