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ExtraBITS for 12-Jan-09

MacNotables: Adam and Jim Dalrymple Square Off About Apple — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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)

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