While the screen of the new iPod Nano is too small to watch videos, we’ve come to expect such a facility from every beautiful multitouch capable screen. TUAW did a little digging in the internal settings property list and they think that a few lines of code hint at possible movie and TV support. While it wont be the most pleasant thing to watch videos on the iPod Nano, you can’t go wrong with a James Bond like iWatch that can do that.
Although there’s no video playback support on the nano at this time, it does provide photo slideshows; the internal settings property list, the bit that stores your preferences, hints that more video support may yet be on the horizon. Options for captions and alternative audio hint at possible upcoming movie and TV support.
Now, Apple, you’ve already made me fall in love with this iPod, when can we get that update to enable this feature?
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In yet another new email reply, Steve Jobs has said this about printing on the iPad: ‘It will come.’ According to Macrumors, one of their readers emailed Steve Jobs asking why there’s no printing on the iPad. Steve Jobs replied in his usual short sentences and confirmed a feature which has been kind of a deal breaker for most people.
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Last time we informed you about an update which would enable the Xbox 360 to support USB storage, it’s here now and has been officially released for the public.
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You might have already been blown by the amount of updates that came from Google this week. It’s a bit too much if you ask me. Nonetheless, most of the updates were pretty cool and awesome.
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Google has finally stepped up, and started offering a support phone line for Nexus One owners. I think it is necessary seeing the big number of customer complaints – but pretty much useless. Nexus One owners can call (888) 48NEXUS between 4am and 7pm PST to speak with customer support. Unfortunately, they will only be able to get information on status/shipping information on your order.
Permalink: Google provides limited Nexus One support!
MKV container support has almost always been neglected by media companies for playback. Most of the times, you need to install a codec package which can provide more issues than functionality or you have to rely on the ever useful VLC Player. While Windows 7 provides support for a lot of video formats, MKV was left behind. DivX has stepped up to provide native playback support for MKV files in Windows 7 through DivX Tech Preview.
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Firefox 3.7 might have full support for Aero glass in Windows Vista and 7 as evident from some mockups available in the Mozilla Wiki. These are only mockups of what it might look like, but don’t raise your expectations to high. Mozilla had claimed to make Firefox 3 resemble the UI of different operating systems, but so far they didn’t get it right for Vista and XP despite many releases.
Here are the noticeable changes in the above mockup:
1. Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D look to achieve tactile "feel".
2. Tools/Bookmark Bar: Connecting the Tools button to the side of the Window to emphasize the fact that it is used for customizing and changing the UI. Adding a button next to that to toggle the Bookmarks Bar which is turned off by default.
3. Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page
Permalink: Firefox 3.7 might have an Aero Glass supported theme in Vista and 7