BBC iPlayer Download For Mac (And Linux) At Last

Despite the success of the streaming version of the BBC iPlayer which was introduced in order to allow Mac & linux users access to the BBC’s TV & radio catch up content the BBC was still under pressure to level the playing field with a version that allowed  downloading of content such as was available…

Spotify The Music

Spotify is an application for Windows, Mac and Linux (via Wine only) that lets you search from a library of online streaming music that you can organise into your own playlists that can then be shared online with other Spotify users. It’s free to use save for the odd audio advert  (which are very infrequent)…

Poladroid Instant Pictures

I’ve amused myself greatly messing around with a free application called Poladroid which is available for Apple Mac (Windows coming shortly apparently) that gives your existing pictures and photos that certain Polaroid instant camera look. A large move-able virtual Polaroid instant camera appears on your desktop and you just drag and drop you pictures onto…

BBC iPlayer To Go Global

The BBC iPlayer is to be extended beyond the boundaries of UK license payers at some point in the future as well as extending its current availablity to even more platforms. Eric Huggers,  Director of BBC Future Media and Technology revealed that iPlayer availability will be extended to more platforms with the long awaited download…

Catching Up With Chrome

Whilst I’m happy to wait around until Google release a Mac version of their Google Chrome browser I am curious as to ways to achieve the browsing speed increase that many Chrome users on Windows report. Webkit is the technology that Google Chrome is built on, itself originating in the open source world of Linux…

rEFIt Your EFI

Owning a modern Intel based Mac allows a great degree of flexibility as you can run almost any operating system aside from OS X (I know, why would you want to? But some of us have such a need if only for support reasons). You can dual boot into Windows or run another OS via…

Mac iPlayer Download Soon

The BBC has announced that a download version of its iPlayer software will be available for Mac users by the end of 2008. Currently only Windows users can use the download version whilst a hastily launched by more widely used streaming service became available in November 2007 which enabled Mac and Linux and Windows users…