Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

1 September 2006

@apple@

CrossOver Mac beta: I don’t like to install time-limited beta software, because I don’t want to get used to something that I won’t be able to use later on, so I’ll leave it to you to try it (the compatibility chart doesn’t look that hot for now).

Considering my PC’s on the fritz and I don’t really intend to resuscitate it, though, I might just end up having to buy it, if/when it supports Internet Explorer 6 (and 7). If I haven’t finally changed jobs before it happens.

[+8h] Uh, yeah, forgot — I’ll also have to buy an Intel Mac for that, too. (In which case I might as well use Parallels.) For a minute I forgot that, while Rosetta allowed Intel Macs to run PPC programs, the CrossOver developers had already far enough work emulating Windows, without having to add a CPU emulation layer to the mix.

 

@apple@

Xcast [via] is a new podcast client that I don’t quite know what to make of. The iTunes integration is very impressive: you can set Xcast to download your podcasts, and insert them into your iTunes library — as podcasts, just as if you had downloaded them with iTunes. Only… what’s the point, then? I have no clue.

The program itself looks pretty cool, with a well thought-out interface, extensive smart folders and all (although I hope that downright replacing folders with smart folders is an affectation the developer will grow out of), and the feed and post navigation is pretty nice as well (could be quite usable as a regular aggregator if it had a three-pane view and feed auto-discovery — I’m not mentioning drag-and-drop support because I’m sure that one is already planned), but right now I’m not sure what the intended use actually is. But maybe it’s just me; I trust that someone making such a polished application must know what he’s doing.

In any case, even if you’re not interested in the program, make sure to watch the screencast. It’s weird and cool. And weird.

 

@web@

In the Autoblog Garage [via]:

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a blog. […] So imagine our shock when Bentley not only responded to our email, but told us it would be granting our request to review the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Man, we’re still trying to get a Yaris from Toyota to review and Bentley just gave us the green light?

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