John Donabie Show, CFRB Toronto, 15 Dec 2007

I joined John Donabie Saturday morning, as I do most Saturdays, to talk about the hot tech news. Top stories for this week: Parliament blinks on the Canadian DMCA Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate publicly available iTunes brings TV shows to Canada! Canadian man receives $85,000 cell bill

The Other Shoe

From Apple - Hot News, his Stevieness says... Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. ... It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide …

RIM Throws A Curve

I've been setting up my new Blackberry Curve 8320 and it provides a striking contrast to the iPhone, both positive and negative. The 8320 is a lot more complicated and harder to setup, but then it's much more functional. It supports third-party applications but so far I've only felt a need for two, Bee Jive …

Not Dead Yet

People seem to have misinterpreted my "dead cow" analogy and are assuming that I bricked my iPhone. Nope. I have both the original iPhone, upgraded to 1.1.1, and the unlocked iPhone still and forever at 1.0.2. I'm donating the latter to The Lab for further experimentation. I'll keep the locked phone around so I can …

Torrents Made Easy

Miro (formerly The Democracy Player) is a great way to get video content using P2P. They seem to have excellent taste in shows, too, but I wonder where they're getting the HD version?

What if…

What if you bought a computer that you couldn't install any of your own applications on? (Stupid, I know, but what if?) What if that computer required you to sign up for two years Internet service with one particular company, and prohibited using any other ISP? (Not that the ISP subsidized the price or anything …

Leo The Explorer

I just got the Explorer Jacket from Scott E-Vest. It's my new favorite - and I have pretty much everything Scott does. It's a 3/4 length jacket in a very suede-like microfiber with a lightweight quilted lining and more pockets than ever. And it just looks and feels so good. Thanks, Scott! We don't have …

LOL Colophon

For those who are interested I've published a colophon page for this site here, including a complete list of the plug-ins I am using.