When Spotify announced that they would let 3rd party developers create apps for Spotify, I figured it to be more of a gimic than any thing else, but after using if for a while, I’ve found them quite useful, but its not the best thing with the new Spotify. The improved radio combines what made last.fm great, with what makes Spotify great. Of course, it dos have access to my listening history, but it is RELY great at figuring out what music I like. In the old radio, all you could do was select a genre, in the new one you, much like last.fm, can select music you like, and get other music like it, which have given me a lot of new bands that would not normally have come across.
If you have’t tried Spotify, I suggest you at least get a free account to test it out. It is well worth the 9$, or the about 18$ it costs here in Norway.
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A lot, if not all computers are from time to time beeing used to play games on them, ranging from facebook games to heavy top spec requiring fpses. Sadly, the games available on Linux is pretty limited. Which means you either have to use a dual boot, or get it working in wine or PlayOnLinux. Neither of these solutions are optimal, mostly because it requires a bit of hassle, and no one want hassle when they’ve just bought a new game. OnLive on the other hand, offers a service where you lease the game from them, play it on their hardware, and just stream it to your computer. This requires very little of the local hardware, and if OnLive where to offer a Linux client, there would be no setup to get a new game running on Linux. Unfortunately, there’s no Linux client, or OnLive servers close to me, by I rely hope there will be in the not so distant future.
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If you have an Android phone, you can let it sync your images directly to your picasa account. If you install Picasa Express x2 , you will have almost instant access to those images in WordPress. This is by far the fastest and simplest way I’ve found for uploading images from my Phone to wordpress.
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I’ve been using Linux Mint 12 for a few moths now, and I thought I’d share my thought on it. Since my initial Linux install back in 2001, I’ve tried a lot of different distros; RedHat, Debian, Mandrake, Memphis, Fedora, Ubuntu and now Mint. Most of them has their own angle or focus, Mints focus is usability, and it has a lot of it.
Have you ever whanted to get an alert when ever someone mentions you or your company? Google actually offers a service that does almost that. With google alerts you can get an alert when the result of a search changes. You’re not limited to get alerts about yourself, you can get alerts about anything. I have a few alerts registered, which sends me a few autoupdates about topics I’m interested in, which is the best way to find bloggposts about topics that interest me, on blogs I don’t usually read.