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Monday: November 9, 2009

Want to translate your baby's cries? There's an app for that.Want to translate your baby's cries? There's an app for that.

Within 10 seconds, the app translates the sound and identifies the emotion, and then gives parents a set of tips to calm the child. The company says its technology is 96 percent accurate and works for any child, regardless of culture or language.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:02 AM | Tags (11) | baby | crying | app | iphone | appstore | abcnews | translate | emotions | tips | identify | language |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Steve Jobs is Fortune's CEO of the decade.Steve Jobs is Fortune's CEO of the decade.

Fortune has an entire section dedicated to the almighty Steve which includes quotes from other famous CEOs as well as some rarely seen photos. Congrats Steve. Now, where is my Apple tablet?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:05 AM | Tags (11) | accolades | apple | ceo | compromise | decade | driven | fortune | iphone | ipod | personality | stevejobs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google pulls the curtain back on brand new dashboard for all of your Google product needs.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new dashboard for all of your Google product needs.

In an effort to provide you with greater transparency and control over their own data, we've built the Google Dashboard. Designed to be simple and useful, the Dashboard summarizes data for each product that you use and provides you direct links to control your personal settings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:41 AM | Tags (6) | accounts | app | dashboard | google | privacy | transparency |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.

...choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. App Store users have downloaded well over two billion apps, continuing to make it the world’s most popular applications store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:00 PM | Tags (10) | 100000 | apps | appstore | gaming | industry | iphone | ipodtouch | itunes | macrumors | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Next Apple software update may break a lot of unauthorized installations of Mac OS X.Next Apple software update may break a lot of unauthorized installations of Mac OS X.

If you've recently installed Mac OS X on your beloved Dell Mini 9 you may want to hold off from applying the next software update that Apple puts out. Possibly for a long, long time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (10) | apple | atom | break | hackintosh | intel | leopard | processor | software | support | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirteen of the most overpriced iPhone apps currently available on the app store.Thirteen of the most overpriced iPhone apps currently available on the app store.

Yes folks, there is actually an app that can set you back $1,000 at this very moment. On the plus side, if you have the money to burn you'll be awarded with some kind of digital VIP status for bars and night clubs. Whoopie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:27 AM | Tags (8) | apple | iphone | apps | store | wired | overpriced | pricey | vip |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.

...Apple is pitching a monthly subscription service to the TV networks, an iTunes-based alternative to cable packages that would cost about $30 per month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:38 AM | Tags (8) | apple | cable | itunes | networks | packages | service | subscription | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

Ten applications to boost your beloved media center.Ten applications to boost your beloved media center.

A good list of of booster apps that covers everything from ad scrubbing to plugging Hulu into your copy of Windows Media Center. I still rely pretty heavily on iSquint for some quick Mac video conversions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | lifehacker | media | center | apps | boost | hulu | scrubbing | ads | dvd | ripping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Five smart playlists to help you manage your iTunes library.Five smart playlists to help you manage your iTunes library.

Some good suggestions from the folks at TUAW for making the most out of of your iTunes library utilizing smart playlists. Here's an additional one from yours truly: One Play Wonders - rating is in the range of 3 stars to 5 stars while the play count is just 1. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:54 PM | Tags (8) | apple | itunes | library | management | playlists | queries | smart | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.

The teens said they were imitating a popular video on YouTube. They rapped their order, which begins with, 'I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce ...' once quickly before repeating it more slowly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:01 AM | Tags (8) | rapping | mcdonalds | drivethru | teenagers | utah | dumb | citation | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twelve things you need to know about the recently released Apple TV 3.0.Twelve things you need to know about the recently released Apple TV 3.0.

Everything you really need to know about Apple's expensive music store / television gateway device. Hey, have you downloaded one of those fancy new iTunes LPs yet? Apparently they work great on this little device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | apple | gizmodo | hd | lp | media | movies | music | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.

...thanks to the popularity of open-source software, where the source code is available for one and all to read and enjoy, the impetus has been put on the end-user to compile their own code if they want to use the software.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:57 AM | Tags (15) | applications | apps | code | compile | development | linux | macosx | opensource | programming | software | source | systems | tutorial | windows | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.

...it will offer users of the popular Apple Inc devices items like the new 'Click2Life' feature that lets fans take pictures of images from the Disney.com Web site, and eventually in the physical world, and unlock exclusive content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:48 AM | Tags (8) | apple | click2life | content | devices | disney | exclusive | features | unlockables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.

AppleInsider managed to get some details regarding the dimensions of said fabled table device as well. The device was described as a larger iPhone, 'small enough to carry in a handbag but too big to fit in a pocket.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:27 PM | Tags (12) | apple | australia | books | device | dimensions | movies | newspapers | pitch | pocket | rumors | size | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.

The folks behind Wolfram|Alpha would like you to know that this application is a great day-to-day replacement calculator. Uh, no thanks, I'll just stick with your free website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:34 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | app | apple | application | iphone | overpriced | pricey | wolfram |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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