Thursday, April 28, 2005

Quick Online Tips

Quick Online Tips is a blog about web based services, which seem to be growing more popular by the day.

As well as news about web services, the site has lots of information and links on how to get the most out of services such as Flickr, Furl, and Google apps.

technorati tag: web services

iTunes Plug-ins

A couple of iTunes plug-ins I have been playing around with:

Now Playing is a plug-in by Brandon Fuller that creates an XML file containing metadata about the song currently playing.

It can also upload the song via FTP to a server, so you can display the information on a website. The plug-in also retrieves information from Amazon, such as an image of the album cover art and a link to the Amazon product page, prefaced with your Amazon affiliate ID. It can also be used a a podcasting tool, although I prefer to use FeedDemon for that purpose.

Audioscrobbler plugs into iTunes and sits in the background, building your musical profile based on the songs you play.

This profile is sent to the Audioscrobbler server, where you can view your statistics, be matched to people with similar musical tastes, have songs and artists suggested to you and a lot more. It's Open Source, which opens up a lot of possibilities, and there's development happening on Sourceforge with it.

technorati tag: iTunes

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

In Brief ...

Monday, April 04, 2005

Gmail adds new features, now 2GB of space

Gmail has celebrated it's first birthday by adding some new features.

Firstly, they have doubled the storage amount to 2GB, and in what is a unique marketing move, have pledged to add more space "as we are able". There is now a javascript counter on the gmail homepage which is slowly incrementing, counting the amount of available space you have available at the present time.

Also added is rich text formatting, which in my opinion is more of an annoyance than a feature in the wrong hands. I'm not looking forward to gmails containing garish coloured fonts of different sizes and formatting.

technorati tag: Gmail