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Things I Used to Use

I was thinking today about how differently I am doing things on my computer and on my mobile devices then I did only a couple of years ago. I use Google Chrome as my default browser and I realized there are a couple of things that I use to use that I no longer do. The first is bookmarks, truth is I couldn’t tell you the last time I was in my bookmark file. The only book marks that I use constantly are those that are installed on my tool bar. I also rarely ever go to the Google search page. The only time I go there is when someone twitters that there is a new Google Doodle to look at. It is just faster to start typing what I am looking for in the URL bar. Once I have gone to a Web site, the next time I start typing it in the URL bar it will pop up almost immediately. To save specific articles, I use Instapaper or Pinboard. I also use to be a big Google Reader user, but since I got the iPad I find myself using Zite and Flipboard to keep up with the news I am interested in. I do connect to Google Reader in Flipboard , so I haven’t cut myself off from Google Reader entirely, but I rarely go to the Google Reader site.

The other thing I have start to go to less is the iTunes store. I find new music by way of  Twitter or Facebook or while listening to Slacker Raido. I am already online so it much easier just to buy my music from Amazon. Now with the Amazon Cloud Player, I can take my whole library with me where every I go, without having to worry about how much space it is using up on my 16GB iPhone. I am a big podcast listener. The fact that anytime I wanted to update a podcast on my iPhone I had to physically link my iPhone to my Macbook and then wait while itunes went through its process was so annoying, especially if all I wanted to do was update a single podcast. Fortunately I discovered PocketCast and now the only time I connect my iPhone to my Mac is when there is an update. There are so many other things and applications I use to use all the time, now use rarely. What about you, are there things that you use to use, but rarely do now? With the invention of products like Google Wallet and Square, just to name a few, will paying with actual money seem quaint in a couple of years, something we no longer use?


GNC-2008-02-08 #346

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Listener Links:
3D Desktop
Top 25 Linux Games
Nokia S60
Video Robot Army
Video Robot Army 2
RIAA wants Artist to Donate Blood
Artificial Voice
Planet Distance

Show Notes:
Apple Plugs Security Issues
Patch Tuesday on the Way
Danish ISP Fight back
Shuttle off to ISS
Google Challenge IT Administrators
Comcast Changes TOS
Podcast Fresh
Urban Outside
Progress to ISS
Google Traffic
Google Phone Demo
Internet is a Copy Machine
Nokia N82 is King
Wizzard goes on AMEX
Telephone Mania
Cable and Broadcaster Fight FCC
iPhone Safari Exploit
Vista SP1 on BitTorrent
NEC Offer Vista to XP Downgrades
Undersea Cable Repairs
Best World Travel Laptop
Save XP yea Right
Danish Keystone Cops
Universal ID’s for BC
Openid Grows
Increase Blog Subscribers
Perian Rules
Do not Call Permanent
AT&T 3G to Expand
AOL Dial-Up on For Sale Block
Mistakes in Starting a Business
Deposit Checks from Home!
eMarketer 18 Million Podcast Listeners

GNC-2007-08-07 #291

Late start tonight but I have a couple of mini job opportunities available for those looking for some extra tech work. Also looking for Wikipedia expert.

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Fair Use under Attack
Simpson’s Domain

Show Notes:
MadKast better use their own Product
Are you a Digital Pack Rat
SoundExchange trying to leverage DRM
Microsoft causing War in Open Source?
Pencil Removed from Brain
Thai Police officer Punishment
Linspire CEO Quits
Defcon 2007 Reporter Outed Update
Old News Cooking a Laptop
Lets Nuke a Meteor
FTC to look at Targeted Advertising
Apple facing lawsuit over iPhone keyboard
iPhone Sim Hack is the real deal
Xbox 360 Thermal Issues
Fake Steve Jobs Outed
VC Investment hitting high levels
Windows iPhone File Browser available
Nixie Tube clock really cool DIY kit
Halo-Themed Zune
Microsoft 1.5 Billion MP3 Award Struck down
Patch your iPhone Now!
MovableType Version 4 almost Ready
Photosynth Team Film Shuttle
DMOZ Editors helping Mahalo.com (not surprised)
WSJ PC Questions
Shuttle Launch on Wednesday
Progress docks at ISS
Congress cannot count to 100
SoundExchange aught Lobbying
Blogging issues with companies Stick
IT Staff not keeping up with Workplace Gadgets
New Spammer Tricks