One of the things that I’ve learned on the PowerPage World Tour is the value of a good WiFi hotspot. In the U.S. I’ve been using T-Mobile’s hotspot network which is prevalent at most Starbucks, FedEx/Kinkos, Borders, Hyatt hotels and airline clubs in airports. The best deal going on WiFi is for subscribers to T-Mobile mobile phone plans. You can add an unlimited hotspot account to you T-Mo mobile phone for only US$20 more per month. The great news is that you can use your T-Mo Hotspot account across Europe by simply appending “@t-mobile.us” to your user name. So for the same US$20 per month you get unlimited hotspot access in places like Amsterdam and the UK courtesy of T-Mobile’s partnership with British Telecom, BT Openzone. It sure beats payings 30 Euros per day at the NH Krasnapolsky Hotel – with a 250MB download cap! T-Mo’s $20 hotspot plan is an O’Grady’s PowerPick.
Check out NBC affiliate KUAM in Guam. Media director Jason Salas is now podcasting all their news. Check it! “Download KUAM content for your Apple iPod, mobile MP3 player, or just a standalone computer! Subscribe to one (or all) or our RSS feeds and get the latest news, information, and entertainment to get you through the day.”
Winn Schwartau was so ?Mad as Hell? at his Windows/Intel (WinTel) products, he bought his corporate staff and family a host of Apple Computers and started preaching its security and cost of ownership benefits in a ?Network World? Column and on his blog, Security Awareness for Ma, Pa and the Corporate Clueless. On Wednesday, May 25, Schwartau realized he was now part of the Mac community as tens of thousands visited his blog and commented on the epic PC versus Mac battle. Read More..
The Register: Sly Intel CEO warns that Apple is the safer computer buy
New Intel CEO Paul Otellini has flashed a level of marketing savvy unseen with his predecessor by making the unusual suggestion that consumers by Apple’s Mac computers if they wish to avoid immediate security risks.
Pressed about security by (a reporter), Mr Otellini had a startling confession: He spends an hour a weekend removing spyware from his daughter’s computer. And when further pressed about whether a mainstream computer user in search of immediate safety from security woes ought to buy Apple Computer Inc.’s Macintosh instead of a Wintel PC, he said, “If you want to fix it tomorrow, maybe you should buy something else.” Read more…
MacMinute: ‘Podcast Secrets Revealed’ ebook available
A new 75-page ebook is available by Jeff Mills that teaches new users the history of podcasting, as well as how to set up their own podcasts…
MAKE: Blog: GarageBand.com has a new podcast publishing feature- so I tried it out. It’s pretty easy, I recorded audio on my local system, uploaded it, then searched for a few songs that I thought were interesting (Nintendo sounding sounds / Bo Bice!) and added them to a “master playlist” from there I made a new podcast, with the playlist, set the order, typed some text and published. In about 5 minutes I made a radio show. Here it is, click download MP3 to listen. Link.
WSJ.com (Paid Membership Req’d): “Analysts say Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., may be attracted to Intel’s low-power mobile processors, which slash power consumption by shutting parts of the processor off when not in use. IBM, whose legacy is in computer-server chips less concerned with power consumption, doesn’t have a comparable notebook-chip offering.”
“Talk of Apple, Intel affiliation seems to tickle investors: Changing chips would seem a long shot, analysts caution” San Francisco Chronicle
“Why Apple Won’t Embrace Intel” Forbes.com
“Apple to Intel: Some advantage, lots of risk/Will Apple Computer go to Intel? It’s easy to think about but tough to do, warn analysts.” CNET News.com
“Intel Switch Could Cut Apple’s Component Costs” Forbes.com
CNN has the story on a new fuel cell battery for laptops: “Cambridge-based CMR Fuel Cells said it had made a breakthrough with a new design of fuel cell that is a 10th of the size of existing models and small enough to replace conventional batteries in laptop computers… Fuel cells have for years been touted as the next big green power source. They produce electricity via a chemical reaction and emit only tiny amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) — the main greenhouse gas blamed by many scientists for global warming.”