Enjoying the good times

I know, I know, it’s been a week since Iast posted. I’ve been busy I guess, or not. Actually I’m not, I’m boring the shit out of myself all day trying to fill the hours. I even cleaned my entire room. I’m out of inspiration for writing really, time for school. I’m at the irish pub which is gonna be my pub for the upcoming academic year, found a few hotspots, none work. I might look for some more during the year and post them here, for those who pass by Antwerp. Ok, time for something else …

    Apple it’s showtime keynote

New stuff from Apple, lots of new stuff from Apple. I like the nano, but I don’t want to spend the money. I’m tempted by the shuffle but I’m waiting in hope of an iPhone which will hopefully have loads of music capabilities. I’ve had enough time to fiddle around with iTunes 7 and these are my thoughts on it. I like the renewed look although I must confess they did take that album view (not the coverflow one) from WMP 11. I really like the new iPod interface with the icon and all your preferences in the main view of iTunes. I like that you can now see how big the podcast file is and that it gives an estimate on how long it is going to take to download. It sucks that Europe and Asia don’t have a movie store (yet) but I actually don’t give fuck … use bittorrent people, they are practicly forcing you. I have one big complaint: in the last version of iTunes you had a drop down menu when you were listening to an enhanced podcast which allowed you to skip chapters, they forgot to implement that this time I guess. Ok, last and for me least actually, iTV (thank god that’s only a codename). I like the whole idea but I’d rather hook up a mini to my tv for 200 bucks more to be able to check mail, surf the net, chat, basicly everything your other mac can in combination with a wireless keyboard and mouse, you can even use that as a DVD player and you can hook it up with the special external HD’s for that so that it looks great and also the quality is better instead of streaming it through airport.

    I have to discuss it, the Zune

Microsofts new portable media player, the Zune, looks pretty impressive to me. I like the interface with the wallpaper and I like that they are able to play AAC and H.264. Ok, they don’t work with mac OS, but everybody has boot camp or parallells nowadays.The bad side: it’s made by microsoft so it will probably have more than a few bugs and second: the colors. I mean, come on, nobody wants a shit brown MP3 player, am I right ? In conclusion, even though it has his bad sides, I think Apple has to come up with a whole lot more than games for the iPod or a pretty impressive iPhone to compete with this stuff.

Thanks for reading,

Gil

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