Monthly Archives: August 2010

Boxee adds a Movie Library


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When I was planning out the Boxee tutorial video that I put out earlier this month, one of things that really bugged me was the inconsistent menus – how come there’s a “Library” option in the TV and Apps section, but nothing like it in the Movies section? If I wanted to do any browsing, [...]
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How to Turn Off Facebook Places


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As it has been much rumored to do, Facebook has just introduced a new feature called Facebook Places. Based on my reading of their blog post, it works pretty much just like their competitors at Gowalla and Foursquare – when you go somewhere you can “check in” so people in your network will know where [...]
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The piece of Africa in your pocket


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Since 1998, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been embroiled in Civil War and the number of people who have died numbers more than 5 million. In the Eastern part of the country, sexual violence has spiraled out of control, and has earned the region the dubious honor of being the rape capital of the [...]
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Getting Started with Posterous


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There’s a lot of places online where you can blog, update your status, post your pics, and take whatever’s on your mind and translate it into something that can be seen online. Posterous is a service that can give you the capability of doing all these things through email. If you’re looking to start your [...]
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Boxee not playing well with CBS


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I’ve got a couple updates on the How to use Boxee tutorial I posted last week. First off, the people at Boxee mentioned it on their Facebook fan page. A big welcome to all the new readers/viewers who’ve found their way from that post. One thing that was pointed out to me in the comments [...]
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How to not make phone calls with a mobile phone (huh?)


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In this month’s Wired, Clive Thompson has a very interesting take on the changing nature of cell phone use. Rather than making voice calls, most people are using a variety of asynchronous forms of communication to get in touch with one another. Social networking tools, texting, and instant messaging allow us to remain in “constant, [...]
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How to Use Boxee


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Attaching a computer to your television opens up a great deal of entertainment content that was previously unavailable to you in the living room. But since you’re not sitting right in front of the screen, it can feel not as easy or pleasant as using your cable or satellite box. Thankfully, there are a host [...]
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