Archive for June, 2005

MixUp Arabia Episode 2

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

After a month of absence, here’s episode 2 of MixUp Arabia. This is a short one to test the new iTunes 4.9 podcasting feature. Have a listen to this episode and look out for the song ‘Sweet Lady’ by Whakken (Hi Akram!). The link below downloads the episode (around 8 min/4 MB) in mp3 format. [...]

Yes! 360east is on iTunes!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Ok.. So I just finished downloading iTunes 4.9. Happy to report that Apple made good on its promise to be inclusive. 360east is there, and it seems to be easy for people to add their podcasts from iTunes itself. I will be posting a new podcast in the coming few hours. It will just be [...]

iTunes with podcasting is here.. and I am excited

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Yipeee.. It’s here. And it’s almost a month AHEAD of schedule. As I write this I am downloading iTunes 4.9 which features podcasting. And apple are promoting it big time on their site. It’s amazing. I discovered podcasting around three months ago. The whole phenomenon is not even a year old and here is Apple [...]

Open letter to hotels and airports: make wireless internet free

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

IMPORTANT NOTE: After the article below was published in the Jordan Times last Thursday, I was contacted by Wanadoo, the ISP responsible for the wireless service in the airport, telling me I got it wrong. Wanadoo say that the wireless internet service in the airport is still free and accessible to all. Eventually, it will [...]

Mac-Intel?

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

PLATFORMS | Ahmad Humeid reflects on the Apple latest technological transition. Mac fanatics were shocked by the rumours that were coming out earlier this month. Some of them even refused to believe them. Until, that is, Steve Jobs, speaking in front of thousands of Mac developers, uttered the words ‘It’s True’. On the large screen [...]

The talking web

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

SPEECH TECHNOLOGY | The talking computer has always been something that fascinates us. Ahmad Humeid looks at an interesting application that makes the web talk to you Science fiction movies have made the idea of a “computer that speaks to you” a very popular concept. That’s not to say that the real life implementations of [...]

Testing the WordPress Dashboard Widget for OS X Tiger

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Just downloaded the Dashbiar Widget that enables the posting on WordPress directly from the Dashboard. This is really cool..