The BlackBerry PlayBook has finally launched in the States, to a mostly lukewarm reception. While the hardware is widely praised by the likes of Engadget, the software side of things has been a bit of a let down. The most…
If you work in a big corporate office and you crave Twitter salvation, but it’s been banned by the small-minded IT department, then I’ve got the solution for you. Spreadtweet. It’s an interface for Twitter that looks just like Microsoft Excel.
It comes in several flavours – OSX Office, Office 2003 and Office 2007, and it uses Adobe Air for the backend, but it’s relatively speedy and fully operational as a Twitter client. The developer admits that it’s “probably not” legal, so grab it while you can.
SpreadTweet (via @bryonyb)
Personalised radio service Last.fm has launched an Android version of its software, meaning that T-Mobile G1 owners will be able to get streaming music recommendations on-the-go. Previously the application was only available to iPhone owners and on Last.fm’s website on a computer.
That’s all well and good, but where’s my Symbian client? I want to use Last.fm on my N95! Last.fm’s biggest threat right now, Spotify, is recruiting for an S60 engineer with the aim of building a phone client. With the 5800 just launched, and the N97 just around the corner, now would be a great time to develop an alternative to Nokia’s egregious “Comes with Music” service.
Good question. Every single news story I’m reading about Microsoft’s new cloud computing platform, announced last night, is full of phrases like “foundational infrastructure”, “Dynamics CRM Services” and “hypervisor/virtualization technology”. Here’s an overview in tech layman’s terms…