Dell today announced that it’s profits have sunk 63%. Dell says they are counting on Windows 7 to drive business.
BUT, in more important news, is the Palm Pre’s ability to sync with iTunes. How does this work?
The Pre just has to assume an iPod Vendor ID, imitate its file structure and spoof an iPod information file for iTunes. Apple could break that anytime they wanted with a minor update to iTunes. However, it would make Apple look bad. But is this right? Palm is basically REPLICATING an iPod, which is similar to replicating Mac’s just like Pystar did, right? Well, even so, this could blow over because the music must be DRM free, or Apple’s Legal department could see what Palm couldn’t, and sue them or take some legal action for sneaking the Pre into iTunes, and claiming false identity to a program Palm has nothing to do with.
And lastly, Hulu “Desktop” application puts it’s Boxee form right on your computer.
For those who don’t know, Boxee is an open source project for Apple TV which allows you to stream more than Apple TV lets you, such as Hulu. However, Hulu issued a cease and desist to the Boxee folks, and they had to comply, therefore Hulu is no longer on your TV.
Hulu Desktop’s “laid back” design features a Video Panel Designer offering customized embeddable widgets for website owners, a Recommendations section based on what you’ve already watched and a new Time-Based Browsing option to order programs by when they originally aired.
Check it out at Hulu.