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Stream Movies, Audio from iDisk to Your iPxxx

I’d forgotten that I’d converted many Battlestar Galactica Recorded TV files recorded using  Windows Media Center to mp4 files and stashed them away on a NAS drive.

I just had one of those A HA moments and uploaded one of them to my iDisk in the cloud  (which comes with my MobileMe subscription).  I had been thinking of iDisk as a place in the cloud to stash files, but not as a streaming server.  I downloaded the iDisk app to my iPad (and to my iPhone) and yup, I’ve got another place to store media files that can be served to my computers and iPxxx devices over the Internet.  Apple supplies 10GB of cloud storage space (compared to the 25GB Microsoft supplies with SkyDrive, but MS doesn’t seem to have an App in the App store <G>).

Here are a couple of captures from my iPad:

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Bye Bye Blackberry (Hello iPhone)

Yesterday, I became a happy iPhone 4 user. The following tells it all, sung to the tune of "Bye Bye Blackbird"

Back up Outlook files and so
leaving RIM, here I go

Bye Bye Blackberry

Where a better phone waits for me
Syncs so fine with MobileMe
Bye Bye Blackberry

RIM gave no love to Outlook 2010, see
And to their beta they did not invite me
The iPhone 4 was slick and bright
The Apple staff was really nice
Bye Bye Blackberry

Signal is strong on AT&T
I’d tested my iPad with 3G
Bye Bye Blackberry

No one at RIM would engage me,
Or give out info that would help me,
(Oh oh oh oh)
Made my choice, quit that fight,
iPhone’s working great tonight,
Blackberry, BYE BYE

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