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Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas

Paul Graham covers some startup ideas that are so ambitious (and smart) that they’re scary to most of us – But any one of them would absolutley make you rich, should you pull it off…

Posted 1905 days ago in Geek

Path Uploads Your Entire Address Book to it’s Servers

I’m curious as to how this slipped past Apple’s app approval process, as it directly violates the stated privacy rules.. “Upon inspecting closer, I noticed that my entire address book (including full names, emails and phone numbers) was being sent as a plist to Path. Now I don’t remember having given permission to Path to access my address book and send its contents to its servers…”

//EDIT// Apparently Hipster does this as well, in the form of “an email param that includes a comma-separated list of email addresses”…

Posted 1937 days ago in Geek

Tech Firm Poaching Agreements

Today, a lawyer for the plaintiffs briefed Bloomberg about the case, and according to that attorney, even more dirty laundry will be aired from here on out, as a decision in the case yesterday requires the defendants to produce even more documents revealing the extent of the “no-poach” arrangement, and whether it was a matter of individual informal agreements or a larger conspiracy…

Posted 1947 days ago in Geek

Apple (Finally) Approves First DJ App

It’s been a long uphill battle for music app developers, with Apple leaving music apps in approval purgatory for loooong periods of time (with no official explanation) – a situation which sparked many music / tech blog posts and eventually led to a dj app petition.

Well.. who knows what finally prompted Apple to give Amidio Inc the green light but they have – and you can now buy the world’s first DJ app for iPhone / iPod touch – Touch DJ ($19.99). Now you can essentially go anywhere with no equipment in tow and no headphones and play dj.

Get the specs / more details on Touch DJ
Download it now from the app store

Posted 2748 days ago in Audio, Geek

rip music from your ipod

the ability to easily rip your ipod to a computer is the number one feature request by ipod users – but – it’s not going to happen, since apple has to play nice with the content providers. okay, piracy is very real concern but there are other, perfectly legit reasons you may need to do this…

if you’re on a mac, simply download senuti and follow the instructions (free 30 trial). all of the songs on the ipod will be auto added to your itunes music folder and your itunes playlist (so they’ll be loaded on the next ipod you sync)

if you’re on a pc it’s not quite so simple but still possible – you can use winamp along with it’s ipod plugins or just do this:
-Connect your iPod to your computer
-Run iTunes if it doesn’t automatically
-Go to Edit – Preferences
-Select “Manually manage songs and playlists”. This also opens up “disk use”
-Open My Computer from your desktop
-Go to the Tools menu, now select “Folder Options”
-Go to the View tab
-Click the radial button that says: “Show hidden files and folders”
- Now click OK on the Folder Options window
- In My Computer locate the iPod storage device (opened via disk use)
-Open the iPod_Control folder
-Inside you’ll find the Music folder..

there you go :)

Posted 2944 days ago in Audio, Geek

g3 iphone :)

hooray! i almost bought one awhile back but my friend warned me this was coming … now i can get it for half the price (and with twice the internet connection speed & GPS)

thanks nate :)

Posted 3275 days ago in Geek

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