“With more than 450 exhibitors at this year’s Macworld Expo, it’s impossible to see it all,” writes Jochen Wolters. “Which is a shame especially because of all those countless small and medium sized companies whose product announcements are often drowned out by the major news from the big players like Apple or Microsoft. Hence, let me point out five products I stumbled over at the 2008 Expo which, in my humblest of opinions, deserve a bit more attention than they have received so far.”
Jochen goes on to list his picks in the post titled, Macworld Expo 2008 Favorites.
Gordon Meyer writes in PhoneValet & iPhone: Instant Landline Voice Mail:
“Parliant’s PhoneValet has been a valuable part of my automated home for a few years now, but the recent addition of built-in iPhone/iPod touch support has pushed it close to a “must have” tool.
PhoneValet has long had the ability to answer the phone, present a simple (or sophisticated, if you’d like) voice mail system, and record messages. It’s also been able to send email notifications of incoming messages and, more recently, offered a web-based interface to view call logs and play voice mail via the PhoneValet Anywhere add-on.
But for me, it took the iPhone to gel all these pieces into a coherent and very useful whole.”
Statz: Modify Your Presence Status on Multiple Systems from Your Mac
Sat, 05 Jan 2008 21:28:13
From Google Code comes…
…for Mac OS X which lets you simultaneously change your status information on services such as: Adium, iChat, Skype, Tumblr, and Twitter.
Received Our OLPC XO
Thu, 03 Jan 2008 23:08:15
The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) XO that I ordered for my daughter under the Give One Get One (G1G1) program finally arrived. We played with it quite a bit this evening. And, after writing a long-ish mini-commentary on it… (see my mobile tech focused blog entry)…
OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) XO Arrived
Zoho Creator: Amazing Web Database
Wed, 02 Jan 2008 22:35:02
BlogTalkRadio: Net Talk Radio Does Not Need Client Software, Just a Phone
Wed, 02 Jan 2008 06:32:09
Just read about this before heading out to my office. But, it looked interesting, so I wanted to mention…
Happy New Year! Have a Great 2008!
Tue, 01 Jan 2008 08:07:25
Happy New Year! More freeware, Open Source, and free web services will be noted here soon.
Annals of Improbable Research Articles Now Free
Sat, 29 Dec 2007 08:53:46
The Annals of Improbable Research magazine’s articles are now freely available on the web as well as a low-resolution PDF download. The high resolution PDF version as well as the paper version are available for a fee (seems reasonable to me :-). The magazine also sponsors the annual (and usually hilarious) Ig Nobel Prizes. A video of the 2007 event is available for viewing on their website.
Chimoosoft Capture Me: Mac Screen Capture Utility
Wed, 26 Dec 2007 21:49:38
Mon, 24 Dec 2007 22:14:21
A combination of holiday busy work and being a bit under the weather (wheeze, sniffle) has me a bit behind checking out items on my list of freeware and Open Source apps for Mac OS X and Windows.
In the meantime, I hope everyone who reads this blog (all three of you :-) has a safe and happy holiday season.
Here’s wishing for more great freeware and Open Source apps in 2008.