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ExtraBITS for 12-Jan-09

by TidBITS Staff


MacNotables: Adam and Jim Dalrymple Square Off About Apple [1] -- Chuck Joiner described it as "freewheeling," which is a nice way of saying that Macworld's Jim Dalrymple and I went off the rails in this podcast, recorded at Macworld Expo. In short, I was cranky and wasn't about to give Apple the benefit of the doubt on much of anything. (Posted 2009-01-12)


Google Releases Picasa for Mac [2] -- Google has released a public beta of Picasa for Mac at Macworld Expo this week. Previously, Mac users were limited to the Picasa Web Albums uploader and an iPhoto plug-in, but now they have access to the full version of the photo editing and organizing software. (Posted 2009-01-07)


The Onion Spoofs Apple [3] -- The popular fake news organization, The Onion, recently posted a hilarious video on its Web site featuring a look at a fake new Apple laptop, the MacBook Wheel. According to The Onion, the MacBook Wheel replaces the keyboard with a giant touch-sensitive click wheel, making everything on your computer "just a few hundred clicks away." (Posted 2009-01-07)


Roku Players Gains Amazon Video on Demand Access [4] -- The Roku Player continues to change: after upgrading customers to HD output, Roku has forged a partnership with Amazon to offer the retailer's on-demand video. The addition will appear in early 2009. Amazon allows all devices associated with an account to access the same video library. (Posted 2009-01-05)

[1]: http://www.macnotables.com/wordpress/macnotables-901-adam-engst-and-jim-dalrymple-unleash-on-keynote-announcements/
[2]: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/introducing-picasa-for-mac-at-macworld.html
[3]: http://www.theonion.com/content/video/apple_introduces_revolutionary?utm_source=embedded_video
[4]: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1240246&highlight=