Playgrub: Music Playlists for the Playdar Content Resolver

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting View Full ScreenPadilla’s Playgrub is one of the missing pieces in the Playdar puzzle. In early November we wrote about Playdar – a project created by former Last.fm founder Richard Jones and XSPF music playlist format creator Lucas Gonze. Rather than automatically playing a music file via a streaming service, Playdar finds matching local files and plays those first. From there you can listen to music through Playdar-based players including Playlick and Spiffdar. The piece between finding the music and playing it, is Padilla’s Playgrub. By installing the Playgrub bookmarking tool, users can create playlists from listed songs on Last.fm, Songkick, the iTunes charts, MusicBrainz and Grooveshark. While many would question the legality of Playgrub, the service does not scrape music from these sites, just the lists. From here Playdar detects any files that exist on your local hard drive and you’re free to play the songs you own in the order listed on your favorite music site. While so many services concentrate on serving and selling new music to listeners, Playgrub is helping us set the tone with our own rediscovered tracks. To test Playgrub, install the bookmarklet and check playdar.com/download to install the universal content resolver. dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups Developer Toby Padilla was one of the first to defend music content resolver Playdar when it was released to developers. Since then Padilla has contributed more than just his morale support. The former VP of Desktop and Client Software at Last.fm has since built Playgrub – a bookmarklet that scrapes supported sites for music metadata in order to create playlists. Related Posts last_img read more

If Not Nano, Then What? Apple Looks at Budget iPhone

first_imgRelated Posts The week started off with rumors that Apple was planning to “launch a smaller, more affordable iPhone – an iPhone Nano, if you will.” The rumors were largely a result of reports in Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, but now The New York Times has come along to squash them. According to an article in today’s Times, “contrary to published reports, Apple is not currently developing a smaller iPhone, according to people briefed on Apple’s plans who requested anonymity because the plans are confidential.”The Times’ sources say there are a number of reasons that Apple is not looking to introduce a smaller version of the iPhone, not the least of which being that the smaller size wouldn’t necessarily result in a cheaper iPhone. The smaller size would also cause trouble for app developers, who have enjoyed uniformity of screen size across iPhones, as compared to Android developers who have to deal with a variety of devices. The Time does say, however, that Apple is looking to lower the cost by using different components. “Although the innards of the phone, including memory size or camera quality, could change to offer a less expensive model, the size of the device would not vary,” said the Times’ source, who has worked on multiple versions of the device.What will the company do then? Tags:#Apple#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Another senior Apple executive said during a private meeting recently that it did not make sense for the company to make multiple iPhone models, noting that Apple would stick with its practice of dropping the price of older models when it introduced a new one.The iPhone 3GS is now available for $49 with a two-year contract that helps subsidize the price of the device in the United States.As part of its effort to find new customers for the iPhone, Apple plans to make it easier to operate the device through voice commands, removing an obstacle for people who do not like using a virtual keyboard, said another person with knowledge of Apple’s plans.So what does this all boil down to? iPhone Nano? Nope. But perhaps we’ll see a version of the iPhone with even less memory for a lower cost. An iPhone Cloud, if you will. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

CPI(M) raises questions on Sharad Yadav’s disqualification

first_imgCPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday questioned the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to disqualify JD (U) rebels Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar. Mr. Yechury questioned the alacrity with which the decision was arrived at by the Chairman without sending it to the parliamentary committee as has been the norm. “No one is questioning the right of the Chairman to decide the matter. But to help him come to an informed conclusion, these committees are there. The Ethics and Privileges committees are nominated exclusively by the Chairman to aid him,” Mr. Yechury said. Mr. Yechury has been member of both the Ethics and Privileges committees for the last 10 years. “According to my reading of the anti-defection rules, it is more to do with conduct in the House, this is not to say that outside conduct is excluded,” he added. He pointed out that since the break up of the Mahagatbandhan, there has been no Parliament session and therefore the question of impropriety on part of both Mr. Yadav and Mr. Ali did not arise. According to the Vice-President’s office, the decision not to send it to any parliamentary committee was made after analysing seven previous cases. They claimed that the Privilege committee did not do anything substantial. “It is an unfair comment and shows scant respect to established parliamentary norms. This is also against the eternal juridical principle that a person is innocent till proven guilty. To construe the due process as a delaying tactic is casting aspersion on the committees held so far,” he added.last_img read more

Muscle strain treatment

first_imgAlternative NamesTreatment – muscle strainInformationQuestion:How do you treat a muscle strain?Answer:Rest the strained muscle andapplyice for the first few days after the injury. Anti-inflammatory medicines or acetaminophen (Tylenol) also help reduce pain and swelling. As the pain decreases, you can use heat on the muscle. Stretching and light exercises to bring blood to the injured area can also be useful.Get medical help right away if:You have a lot of swelling with the muscle strain.You cant move your arms, legs, or joints.ReferencesBrinker MR, O’Connor DP, Almekinders LC, et al. Physiology of Injury to Musculoskeletal Structures: 1. Muscle and Tendon Injury. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 1, section A.Biundo JJ. Bursitis, tendinitis, and other periarticular disorders and sports medicine. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman’s Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 271.Review Date:4/13/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more