Keep your Mac up to date with Appfresh and osx.iusethis.com

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AppFresh helps you to keep all applications, widgets, preference panes and application plugins installed on your Mac up to date. All from one place, easy to use and fully integrated into Mac OS X. AppFresh works by checking the excellent osx.iusethis.com for new versions and lets you download and install available updates easily.

Appfresh isn’t in Beta yet so there are some glitches, and be careful about downloading Leopard only apps if you’re on Tiger, but it’s shaping up to be a really great bit of kit. If you’re a bit of a software nerd you can also show off your apps via Facebook.

Take a look:
http://metaquark.de/appfresh/
http://osx.iusethis.com/

Beautiful computer generated art from Flight404

Solar, with lyrics. from flight404 on Vimeo.

Expect to seem something similar on TV soon, probably a BMW ad.

It was created using Processing, an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. Set the player to Fullscreen mode and enjoy.

via http://www.crackunit.com/2008/02/01/oh-my-thats-lovely/

Radiohead, using technology cleverly again.

http://widgets.clearspring.com/o/476195e50dfcd954/477e971035ddf6b0

First up happy new year, hope that Xmas and New Year were good to you. I’ll try and get a decent amount of posts up here, but have already found myself using my Tumblr account loads more. I’m trying to find some way of integrating them but you can take a look here. http://hellokinsella.tumblr.com/.

I came across this great Widget from Radiohead to promote their new album. Get the 2CD version of this album if you haven’t already for it.

F-35 Joint Striker Fighter helmet renders the plane nearly invisible. Nice design too.

F35 Flight Helmet

This helmet looks like something straight out of a Predator movie. It helps the pilot of the new F-35 see through the aircraft virtually, giving them a wide field of view ahead and superimposing an Infrared image of the world below onto their visors at night.

via: http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2007/11/15/f35_joint_strik.html

Lock up your datas? Microsoft buys a stake in Facebook.

Struggling with the changing desktop market and lagging behind Google on search and internet apps, today Microsoft forked out $240m (£117m) for a 1.6% stake in Facebook today. That values the hugely popular social networking site at $15bn (£7.3bn). Also to note is that Facebook had previously turned down an investment offer from Google; who are developing rival network Orkut. After Google beat Microsoft to the massively successful YouTube, i reckon the boys back at Redmond will be out for a few beers tonight.

Read more:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7061042.stm

15 reasons Facebook may be worth $15bn:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7061398.stm