Microsoft-Universal deal

Some people are upset about the Microsoft-Universal deal that gives Universal $1 for each Zune sold. Some are calling for a boycott. The controversy stems from the reasoning behind the deal. Doug Morris, the CEO of Universal Music Group, has been quoted saying: These devices are just repositories for stolen music, and they all know … Continue reading “Microsoft-Universal deal”

HomePod + Android #ForbiddenLove

14 years… It’s hard to believe, but that’s how long it’s been since Apple introduced AirPlay audio streaming (originally called AirTunes) with the release of the first AirPort Express. From Apple’s press release in 2004: AirTunes is Apple’s breakthrough music networking technology which works seamlessly with iTunes running on either Macs or PCs to let … Continue reading “HomePod + Android #ForbiddenLove”

Steve Jobs admits iTunes for Windows is a sub-standard app

In defending recent changes to the iPhone SDK agreement, Steve Jobs made a general argument about platforms: We’ve been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform. Since iTunes for Windows uses non-native APIs such as CoreFoundation and CoreGraphics, Steve Jobs … Continue reading “Steve Jobs admits iTunes for Windows is a sub-standard app”

iPhone Independence Day

I’ve found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone without giving any of your money or personal information to NSA AT&T. The iPhone does not have phone capability, but the iPod and WiFi work. Stay tuned! Update: Magic iTunes 7.3.0.54 numbers: Offset 2048912: 33C0C3 Offset 257074: 28 Offset 257013: 33C9B1 Add “127.0.0.1 albert.apple.com” … Continue reading “iPhone Independence Day”

JustePort

Stream audio to your AirPort Express Copyright © 2005 Jon Lech Johansen Dependencies: .NET runtime (Mono 1.1.8 or Microsoft .NET) Latest Release: Binary: JustePort.exe (MD5: 9e323d74801bd7b9a08667535948c5d4) Source Code: JustePort-0.2.tar.gz (MD5: a2afb9543905d0bfc4f29b156201551b) Syntax: JustePort.exe input ipaddress [volume] (volume range is -144 to 0, default: -30.00) Example 1 – streaming a MPEG4 Apple Lossless file: JustePort.exe ~/Music/song1.m4a … Continue reading “JustePort”

About

Picture is Copyright (C) 2004 Per Johan Johansen. All rights reserved. Click here for press picture. History November 1983: Born in Harstad, Norway to a Polish mother and Norwegian father December 1983: First encounter with a home computer: father’s Sinclair ZX Spectrum (picture above is from 1986) 1998: Installed GNU/Linux for the first time: RedHat … Continue reading “About”

Zune FUD II

The amount of Zune FUD is reaching staggering proportions following Microsoft’s Zune launch. C.W. Nevius has a blog post over at the S.F. Chronicle titled “Zune Reinforces Microsoft’s Dorky Image“. Nevius links to TechTree that claims: For starters, in order to download the Zune software, a user’s system has to meet certain requirements; namely, Win … Continue reading “Zune FUD II”