Wednesday, June 23, 2010

[UPDATE] Darchstar is about to release a FroYo ROM for the HTC Hero

I've been following this in IRC... and Darch is just about to release his FroYo ROM.  Check back for updates. :P

The rom's out, but I would advise against flashing it if you don't know what you're doing.  As such, I won't post a link quite yet.  There are a lot of things that can go wrong at this point.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Google Voice now available to the public

That's right, Google Voice is finally available to anyone who wants it.  No more begging for invites!  (So please.  People.  No begging for invites.)

We'll see what happens from this point on... whether or not Google will start charging for it... but the one thing we know for sure is that they're hard at work on Gizmo5 integration.  It's likely we'll see a desktop client (probably Windows-only, but I do hope there's a Linux version) and a web-based client in Gmail.

To all the new users... I think you'll love Google Voice, especially if you're already an Android user.  There's an app in the Market, so if you are an Android user, make sure you check it out.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Google releases the Google Command Line Tool, a command-line based interface for several Google services

Google just released the Google Command Line Tool, which provides access to Blogger, Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Picasa, and YouTube from a command line.  I know I'll probably be using this... well, all the time.  So much faster to add YouTube videos or calendar entries like that.

Granted, most users of these services won't care, since they're generally not Linux users and would hate to try and use a terminal... but hey, for those of us comfortable with it... perfect!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cloud Print coming in a few months; HP introducing cloud-aware printers

HP is set to release a new line of cloud-aware printers compatible with Google Cloud Print shortly.  The press release lists the basic model (HP Photosmart e-All-in-One) for release later this month at a price point of $99.

Google plans to release Cloud Print itself in the coming months, according to a blog post on their Chromium blog.  They have begun testing the service internally.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

[UPDATE] OI. Spam comments.

So I've noticed an abundance of spam comments lately.  Whenever someone comments here, I get an email.  It gets very irritating getting spam comments from a blog that I rarely post on anymore (though I'd really like to change that).  So.  I'll be looking into switching the comments system over to, say... Disqus, maybe?  I dunno.  Until then, comments will be disabled.  Sorry about that, but... yeah.


The new comments system has been added.  The one I mentioned above... Disqus seemed to work well on other sites I've visited, so... let me know what you think.  (If anyone still reads these, that is.)