When Apple announced the fifth-generation iPod with video playback features, I could do nothing but laugh about the concept of viewing television shows and music videos on its tiny screen. Why would I want to watch videos on my iPod? An iPod is for listening to music while you drive and read. You can’t watch videos while driving and reading. I was skeptical to say the least, but I was wrong. Read the review to learn more about Apple’s fifth-generation digital media player.
VLC has been updated to v0.8.4a. “This minor update to VLC v0.8.4 fixes a few annoying bugs. OSX S/PDIF has been fixed (thanks to the donations we got for the G5), and so has A/52 over S/PDIF in Linux ALSA. MusePack is also now enabled in Windows version.” The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for VLC here.
Tux Paint has been updated to v0.9.15. This update adds “a number of improvements on previous versions, including updates to the ‘Text’, ‘Stamp’, and ‘Eraser’ tool interfaces, improvements to the color palette, support for a wider range of display sizes, an expanded collection of add-on ‘stamps’, and new ‘Magic’ drawing tools, including a smudge tool, brushes that draw grass and bricks, and a brush that turns realistic images into cartoons.” The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for Tux Paint here.