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…iTunes makes you the world’s best DJ?

iTunes DJ

The iTunes 8.1 update includes a new feature that I think has gone unjustly unnoticed: The new iTunes DJ. Now, in addition to acting as the world’s cheapest Sonos, the iPhone and iTunes combo can help turn you into the world’s best DJ.

The iTunes DJ playlist builder, which is designed to keep the music flowing at any party, allows you to collaboratively build a playlist with any of your friends that have an iPhone and the Remote app installed. With the app, they can log into the iTunes DJ playlist builder, view your library, suggest songs that should be added to the playlist, vote on upcoming songs, and generally help match the music to the mood of a party.

It’s easy to set up, with just a few check boxes and a welcome screen to enable, and once you’re up and running, the music you play will always be what a majority of the party-goers want to hear. (Hopefully…)

How cool is that?

[Apple – iTunes]

…Racing can be a source of cheap thrills?

Motive Cheap Thrills

If you’re looking to get into motorsports without getting into a second mortgage, then check out Motive’s feature called, Cheap Thrills: A Poor Man’s Guide To Getting Started In Amateur Motorsprots.

The goal is to get you going without getting you in debt, and out of the stands and into a race car, even if that car isn’t going to set land speed records any time soon.

The goals are simple: Allow you to use your regular car, require little more than a racing helmet and driving gloves, and let you enjoy the thrill or racing.

Sports covered include Drag Racing, Autocross, Time Trials, and High-Performance Driving Events with a breakdown of cost, speed, time, wear, and risk.

Are you ready to buckle up and drive?

[Motive – Cheap Thrills]

…Mozy is safe, simple and secure online backup?


If you’re looking to backup the most important files on your Mac in a safe, simple and secure way, then check out Mozy, a new automatic online backup system.

In addition to being safe, simple and secure, if you can keep your use to less than 2 GB of total space, then Mozy is free, with no setup fees, credit cards, monthly payments or expirations.

Features include:

  • Open/locked file support: Mozy will back up your documents whether they’re open or closed.
  • 128-bit SSL encryption: The same technology used by banks secures your data during the backup process.
  • 448-bit Blowfish encryption: Secures your files while in storage, providing peace of mind that your private data is safe from hackers.
  • Automatic: Schedule the times to back up and MozyHome does the rest.
  • New and changed file detection: MozyHome finds and saves the smallest changes.
  • Backs up Outlook files: Disaster-proof email protection.
  • Block-level incremental backup: After the initial backup, MozyHome only backs up files that have been added or changed, making subsequent backups lightning fast.

As someone who has lost important files before, I can’t help but sing the praises of a backup solution. Plus, with an online backup solution like Mozy, your files are stored in a safe, external location, keeping them safe even if your computer ever happens to be in a fire or other natural disaster.


…The iPod is better than the Zune?

iPod VS Zune

When Microsoft released the Zune, they had plenty of time to learn from Apple’s mistakes and eat the iPod’s lunch by designing a superior product that fixed any of the iPod’s faults; right?

Apparently not, as Crave’s Molly Wood shows (in great detail) with the five reasons her Zune is dead to her.

From poor software and music categorization to tangled headphones, worthless wireless, and the unforgivable “erase all of her server-stored music” feature, it’s a must read for anyone that’s thinking of breaking rank and going with the ‘soft’s player.

Hello, again, little iPod buddy.

[Crave – 5 Reasons My Zune Is Dead To Me]

…Line Rider Transcendental is rediculous?

There’s a point at which you should look in a mirror and say to yourself “You know, Self, you’ve probably spent too much time in front of the computer lately building that Line Rider run”.

Unfortunately for this creator (though fortunately for us) he didn’t listen to that voice, because TechDawg used over 126,000 lines to create this run, called Transcendental, that goes on for over two minutes!

Prepare to be amazed:

And for a preview of upcoming Line Rider features, check out TD’s Adventure:

[Line Rider]