Senuti – iPod mp3’s to your iTunes

icon_reflect.pngI have always been on the look our for a program for my Mac that would allow me to access my iPods mp3’s in case of lose of data etc. Well the other day I stumbled across a program called Senuti that is designed to do just that with very little fuss and it is very simple to use. All you do is download it here and install (Mac users only I am afraid) then before running, plug your iPod into your Mac whilst pressing the Apple Key and Alt. This stops iTunes from asking if you want to sync. Then run Senuti and haypresto within 10 secs it brings up a box with all your tunes ready to transfer back to iTunes. Now this is very good if you have had a harddrive failure and lost all your tunes or if you want to grab a tune or two from a friends iPod.Any thoughts would be most welcome.

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Boot Camp

Last month I posted about a competition that was held to see who could be the first person to install and run Windows XP on an Intel Core Duo iMac. The winner was a coder called narf2006 and he won a nice cash prize of $13000. Anyway, it seems Apple had foreseen this and had been one step ahead (no doubt) with the creation of Boot Camp. This was officially released yesterday and will help a user to install XP, by partitioning off a section of their hard drive. When the Mac is rebooted you will then have the option to either boot up OS X or XP. This piece of software will be integrated into Apple’s new operating system ‘Leopard’ which will be officially seen by the w0rld in August at their Worldwide Developer Conference. For a more detailed description of this sortware please click here, or if you own a Intel Core Duo iMac and want to try out Boot Camp then you can find it here.

Windows on the Mac!

Windows has arrived on the Mac! Not quite sure how to take this news. Last month a competition was launched by a Colin Nederkoorn to prove to his boss that replacing an IBM desktop PC with a MacBook Pro made sense because the machine would run Windows XP natively as well as Mac OS X. The prize for the person who could achieve this was $13,000 (random number I must say). The apparent winner is a coder who goes by the handle narf2006 and who has posted a video of the boot in process. Mr Nederkoorn has declared narf2006 the winner even though no one really knows if this is just a well designed hoax.I guess people will find owning a Mac that also boots Windows rather appealing but being a purist I would rather stick to just OS X and leave it at that.I would be interested in other peoples opinions on the matter.