The very best of Weblogs, Inc for your viewing pleasure
The Weblogs, Inc. network features over 100 independent, unfiltered bloggers producing over 1,000 blog posts a week across over 75 industry-leading blogs. Each week we ask our bloggers to choose their top posts, which we bring to you in one easy-to-read weekly post. You’ll find links to the hottest posts from the past week after the jump including a special review contest, celebrity virginity, and even the best Windows emulator for Mac. Enjoy!
Hackaday's Eliot Phillips warns you not to immolate yourself with a DIY flamethrower and encourages you to install Linux on your 2G Ipod mini while new contributor Fabienne Serriere shows how-to add a headphone jack to a Nokia phone.
Cinematical has a big week for DVD releases with Karina Longworth watching the Astaire and Rogers Boxset and Ryan Stewart reviewing Sin City. Plus: is Robert Rodriguez planning a PSP-only El Mariachi sequel?
BBHub's Russell Shaw tells you how you can type faster on your BlackBerry, tells you of a place you could get fined more than $4,500 (that's no typo!) for BlackBerry text-messaging while driving, and what just might be the cause and the solution if your BlackBerry won't take a charge when you sync it up to your PC.
The Wireless Weblog's Michael Sciannamea waxes skeptical on Intel's Digital Communities initiative and says decision time is near for Wireless Philadelphia. Plus Mike Outmesguine covers the record-breaking ground-to-ground wireless link.
TUAW's Laurie A. Duncan reports on the Henrico County iBook stampede while C.K. Sample, III asks 'what's the best Windows emulator for Mac?' and Dave Caolo discusses the importance of keeping a vintage Mac around.
DownloadSquad's Jason Clarke finds Microsoft's free way to mount a disk image and Marc Perton begins the Firefox death-watch while Victor Agreda, Jr. tells you how to create your own ILM for (almost) nothing.
Lastly, Droxy's Ryan Saghir gets up close and personal with Altec Lansing iMX2 for XM2go and The Unofficial Photoshop Weblog's David Chartier finds a technique for making fluffy, realistic clouds, while DVGuru's Mike Burgoyne starts an official DVGuru review contest for money and a chance to blog for DVGuru. Plus FlashInsider's Mike Schleifstein finds out that Flash 8 player is faster on Mac than Flash 7 player.
Software Updatesmore updates
- Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available
- Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV
- Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more
- Parallels Access 2.5 released, adds file manager, computer-to-computer remote access
- The Google Translate iOS app is about to get a lot smarter