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CNET Live: February 7, 2008
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>> Coming up on CNET Live, something that could change the face of the cell phone industry. Plus a cop dash cam for your car. And your calls right here as the star of today's CNET Live.
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>> That's right folks. It's CNET Live with Brian Cooley and Tom Merritt.
>> Give us a call. I'd like to announce actually Brian right now -
>> - that I'm withdrawing my candidacy for the Presidency.
>> Oh no.
>> Oh no.
>> I know, you probably didn't -
>> You were the great hope of this nation. We were gonna get all of our -
>> This was gonna be the ticket, right?
>> We were all gonna be running Windows on a Mac, all of us. You had the vision for change.
>> Caught up in election fever.
>> You had us so close, and you picked up -
>> You know what it was? I was splitting the vote between OS X and Windows. Anyway, give us a call. 888-900-CNET, 888-900-2638, and when you do Cheryl will pick up the line. Hey Cheryl.
>> Hi Cheryl, hello Cheryl.
>> She's getting you all lined up there, ready to go so you can be on the shows with us.
>> Before we go to your calls, we always start things off with a couple little things we crave.
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>> Yes, these are some of the things we crave from the Crave Blog at crave.cnet.com, where you can make your own things you crave.
>> Uh huh.
>> Play along at home with us. Today we're looking at the Modu phone.
>> The who?
>> M O D U. This is actually courtesy of Crave UK.
>> Crave.cnet.codauk [assumed spelling].
>> This is an interesting take on the problem of should I buy a fashion phone, or should I buy a smart phone.
>> It's both. You buy this module here, and it's got this funky little keyboard on the front. And then you can buy sleeves or jackets. And when you're going out to the clubs or to the bar, or you know, just somewhere where you're afraid of the phone getting beat up -
>> - you can put it in kind of a simple sleeve with just a T9 keyboard.
>> But then when you're on a business trip, or you're on a plane or something, you can get a smart phone sleeve. I don't know if they call it that, but it's a sleeve with a QWERTY keyboard.
>> A QWERTY keyboard.
>> Yeah. And I notice that these are kind of like generic buttons that I guess always correspond to start call, stop call, you know, up, down, left, right.
>> So whatever you sleeve you have is accessing those physically.
>> And then there's probably a dock -
>> A connector underneath the keyboard.
>> I'm not sure about that.
>> That's kind of cool.
>> But the way it's supposed to work is you can get these different sleeves for different functions, but only have one phone.
>> Now I hope that this is a very, this looks a little biggish. Obviously it's you know, oversized.
>> Hard to tell a scale from that, it's actually fairly small.
>> Because that defines the minimum size of the phone obviously.
>> Um hm.
>> A sleeve can't be smaller than the core.
>> Yeah, exactly. Not without a lot of physics breaking.
>> And a hammer. What does this cost?
>> Well it's gonna come out October first in Israel, Russia, and Italy.
>> Of course.
>> And they're saying two hundred pounds. So about four hundred bucks, yeah.
>> Okay. It's -
>> And then it's fifty pounds for the sleeves. So we're talking a hundred bucks for each sleeve, so it starts to get a little pricy.
>> Check this out. Here's what I've got that I'm loving this week. This is a rear view mirror clip on. Well not really. Let me go to -
>> Oh I've got it over here.
>> There we go, you've got it and I've got it right there. Okay.
>> All right.
>> This is called the camera recorder pro. You clip this over your existing rear view mirror.
>> Oh it's like the clip on shades for your glasses -
>> - except for your rear view mirror.
>> And it's got a camera on the back. Let me show you here, we've got a shot you can hardly see, but on the back of the thing, oops there we go. This is the back. There's a camera there, you see the red circle around it. That's the actual camera. It's forward looking, so it's like a police car dash cam, it's always recording what's in front of you. It's got an SD card slot to offload the video, it has playback controls on the front. You can see they're right there, it's fast forward, back, pause, all that. And there's a little preview screen on the left side of the mirror. The only down side of this is the price, four hundred and fifty dollars. There's nothing in there that costs that much.
>> No, I mean they're selling the wow factor.
>> Yeah, it's a camera -
>> Cause it's pretty cool.
>> It's a camera -
>> It's a brilliant design.
>> It's an SD card slot.
>> You put the camera on here, SD card slot, and all of a sudden you've got this space age looking function.
>> It's pretty cool, and you know, the idea is capture that next fender bender so the person can't say no, no I didn't cut you off, yeah you did.
>> Yeah. And you get to see what's in there. Now is that gonna mess you up while you're driving, to see that double -
>> Yeah, I'm not sure if that's always running in preview, or if you can kind of black that out.
>> Cause there are some cars on the market now that use that space for the rear view mirror also, factory cars.
>> Yeah, and you don't want to cover that up.
>> Yeah, but this is the first I've seen where you can add this on simply and get your own dash. It's cool. It'd wait for the price to come down, then I'd buy one.
>> Okay, let's get to some calls, shall we?
>> Let's do.
>> Let's go to Leslie in Nashville, Tennessee. Been waiting, our first caller of the day. We love first call. Hi Leslie, what's on your mind today?
>> First of all, I have a question on how to set up my ICQ.
>> But I wanted to say real fast about the presidential campaign, that I'm just glad that Jeb Bush isn't running.
>> Now, how about ICQ?
>> Okay, ICQ, I cannot download it. It's coming up, this movie file is not available.
>> Which file?
>> Movie file. Somehow when I download ICQ to my computer and I try to click on open, it's saying this is a movie file, it's not able to be opened.
>> And this is on a Mac, it's on OS10?
>> Yes, on a Mac.
>> It's calling it a movie, M, O, V, I, E?
>> Yeah, it's a movie file when I downloaded it on the computer.
>> Huh, where did you download it from?
>> Uh, the CNET, the ICQ.com.
>> From download.com, okay.
>> So it should be a decent download. You might try downloading it from somewhere else just to make sure that, you know, there wasn't a corrupt download or something got in the way. But it's a trustworthy source so it should be okay there.
>> Well, I work from home.
>> And I have it on my other computer in my office but when I'm here, my boss wanted me to download it to my Mac and it's just, it let me download it but then, when I went to click open, it came up, this file is not available. It is a movie file.
>> Yeah, I'm not finding anything along those lines. Could this be a file association that is screwed up? It thinks that one of the installed files is a movie. It's trying to play it versus run it?
>> When you download it, you see just like a little disk image on the desktop?
>> Uh-huh. I'm gonna get back on ICQ.com.
>> And you double click that. And which version of OS10 are you running, too? Actually, that might be helpful.
>> Well, which version, do you know?
>> Is it Leopard or Tiger or Kitten?
>> I don't know. It's not either. Let me get on the Apple. About this Mac, Mac OSX software.
>> Yep, what version?
>> Ten dot one [inaudible].
>> It's going back a few, right?
>> Yeah, yeah.
>> It's, more info, okay, OSX.
>> Well, you want to be, you want to get up to speed on a newer version of OS10. I mean, that's the second update, right, ten dot one? That's going back quite a ways. We're on ten dot five now?
>> Ten dot four, I think.
>> Ten dot four, so you may have an issue there where ICQ is not happy with the version of OS10 you're running. I mean, just a wild guess. But this is pretty specific cause we're not finding any particular, I'm not finding anything that's mentioning anything quite like that. So I would go into the, I think I'd turn to the forums, right?
>> You know, and when you download it, you should make sure that you get the right version of ICQ. You can download, by accident, the version for Mac OS8.
>> Oh, it's still out there?
>> Yeah, and that could cause an issue.
>> But then, there's one version that is for OS9 and 10.
>> So that's a combined install.
>> That's the main version. I'm assuming that's the one you got but you should double check about that. And that should work on, no matter what version of OS10 you have.
>> Because I got this, like, on last April in '07 and I thought.
>> Got what?
>> Got, bought the Mac.
>> You got the Mac last April. It sounds like it's older than that based, if you're on ten dot one. Anyway, you know.
>> Ten dot four dot eleven.
>> Okay, all right, so you're on a current version.
>> You're real current.
>> Oh, that doesn't help. Yeah, this sounds like forums to me. You know, get out there to the Mac forums on CNET's forums and ask around cause we're not finding anything that mentions anything about a file like that coming up with that kind of a file error. So I'd go ahead to CNET forums and ask around about that. Okay, that's a thorny one. I hate when we can't come up with an answer but it happens once in a while. Coming up, more of a good thing. That would be you and your calls.
>> But first, evidence that CNET editors don't mind looking a wee bit geeky and goofy. You probably could have guessed that but here's proof as we test out a product. Take a look.
>> I'm David Carnoy, executive editor for CNET.com and this is the monster iFreePlay for the iPod Shuffle. This is a headphone with the shuffle, yes, integrated right into the headphones. And this technically makes it a cordless headphone, even though, there really simply isn't a cord in the headphone. It is just the iPod integrated into it. Now obviously, this is designed for more of a active lifestyle. A lot of people might use this at the gym, not having a cord, obviously, has its advantages. It does make you look a little geeky with the Shuffle sticking out of the left side of your head. It takes a little getting used to, to control the iPod Shuffle because it's actually upside down in the headphones so you got to remember the volume up is actually on the other side and the advance and forward tracks are reversed so it's a little tricky but you can get used to it. The headphones do fold up for compact storage. They look a little bit flimsy and they feel slightly flimsy but we didn't have any problems in the short time that we used them. The headphones are your basic around the neck design headphones and those usually retail for anywhere from twenty to twenty-five dollars and these really do sound like twenty to twenty-five dollar headphones, even though they're a little bit more expensive. They're not bad, not great, but they certainly will do the trick at the gym. We did find that they fit securely on your head so you can use them for running outside and we would recommend them for that as well. I'm David Carnoy and these are monster iFreePlay headphones for iPod Shuffle.
>> Brave man.
>> Oh, boy, is he. What was he doing?
>> Jogging, I'm guessing.
>> Oh, okay.
>> I'm hoping, boy, am I hoping.
>> Sorry, David. He knew what he was doing when he went in there. He had to.
>> Glad someone did. Yeah, so not the greatest quality product, but like he says, good for the gym.
>> Yeah, the headphones cost about fifty bucks but you don't get the Shuffle, don't forget that.
>> That does not include, you've got to bring your own Shuffle which, of course, is about seventy-five, seventy-nine dollars. So that's gonna be the bigger part of it. Okay, let's get back to the phone calls right now. We've got Ike in Connecticut. By the way, got a couple of lines open at triple eight, nine hundred, CNET, 888-900-2638. Jump in now, you got a good chance to get on the show right now. Let's go to Ike, Connecticut, let's see what Ike's got going on for us. Hello, Ike. Welcome to CNET Live.
>> Hey, what's going on, guys? I've got a question for you all. The question I've got is, I'd like to know, I'm looking to get a Mac but I don't really want to get rid of my PC so I want to know if, like, both of them could talk to each other or I could share files from back and for forth.
>> That's not hard.
>> No, over a network, you mean?
>> Uh, sure.
>> Or do you want to cable them back to back and just..?
>> Yeah, probably cable them back to back. It would be easier that way.
>> Although the network isn't hard.
>> No, it's easy.
>> Cabling them back to back, I guess if you treat it as a network.
>> Cross over cable.
>> Cross over cable, it shouldn't be horrible. But the thing, you don't want to write to the Windows machine from the OS10. You just want to move files, right?
>> Yeah, basically.
>> Because your biggest issue is the different file architectures on the hard drives of the two machines. And I forget how that matrix works but you can't simply read and write or write back and forth between the two machines willy-nilly because you've got NTFS on the Windows machine and is it HFS?
>> Yep, HFS.
>> On the Mac format and there's a matrix of can write, can't write, can read, can't read back and forth depending on, I forget how it works in the two directions. Basically assume that you can just drag files back and forth, but don't try to write to each other's hard drive, necessarily. It might get a little dicey.
>> There's a couple of steps, too. You have to allow Windows XP users to be able to log into the Mac so there's a setting you have to do there.
>> And you have to enable Windows file sharing on the Mac so there's a setting you have to do there. I'll put a link to MacConnect.com which has these with little screen shots nicely laid out to show you those two steps. But, pretty much, that's it. Once you get those settings, you should be able to, from the Mac, use the file sharing between them.
>> And the easy way to do this, you're probably gonna put these both on shared Broadband connection, I would imagine, so they're gonna be on the network and that's easier than going through this. I mean, once they're on the network, they see each other if you're sharing drives.
>> It is and it isn't. I mean, you've still got to set up file sharing and all of that.
>> Yeah, you got to share the drives. Or door to these directories on drives.
>> So it's pretty much the same.
>> Even if I put MicroSoft Vista onto the Mac, I'd still have to do that then.
>> You got to share drives because -
>> Wait, if you put Vista on the Mac?
>> And then, you're running Vista and you want to share with your old PC, that's even easier.
>> You still got to share the drives, though.
>> Then you just got to turn on network file sharing and they see each other.
>> As long as you got both set up to share, then it's just Windows networking. That's actually a lot easier.
>> You still have to do some steps.
>> Okay, because I'm not really understanding the OS10 and all that stuff like that. I'm sorry for Mac fans out there but I'm not really one. I just think they're cool.
>> Well, then, why are you getting a Mac?
>> Same reason you did, to run Windows.
>> Yeah, but I'm running both.
>> But really, you're running Windows.
>> And OS10 on the weekends.
>> That's his spa OS everybody. That's when Tom puts on his cool, comfortable casuals and pale greens and blues, kicks back with his easy wear.
>> All right. Hey, good luck with that Ike. It's not too hard. You'll figure it out. I'll put this up for you to see exactly how to do it, even if you want to go back to back, which is a little more unusual. Okay, good, we'll take more of your calls coming up a little bit later, triple eight, nine hundred, CNET.
>> Let's take one now.
>> Right now?
>> Do more?
>> Yeah, let's do Mike. Mike in New York, it's a kind of quick one. Hey, Mike, how are you doing?
>> Hi, guys. Yeah, I want to buy a Mac, I'm a PC user and I want to upgrade to a Mac. And I'm trying to decide MacBook Air or MacBook?
>> Well, we're not really sure about that MacBook.
>> Yeah, because the Air has, like, less USB ports and it's got less [inaudible].
>> Yeah, I don't know. It's kind of a toss up.
>> Yeah, seriously, I can think of almost no reasons why you'd have to get a MacBook Air. I mean, there are reasons to want it because it's cool, it's stylish, it's really light.
>> Maybe you're gonna just use it on the go. But it doesn't have cellular, it doesn't have an Ethernet port, it's got a USB port that's kind of funky. I would go, if I had the choice and all else being equal as far as, you know, how much money you have to spend, I'd go MacBook. In fact, even with the money, it's eighteen hundred bucks for MacBook Air.
>> And you mentioned a good point about cellular connectivity. There is no PC card slot of any of those.
>> All you've got is USB.
>> So you can't slap in a Horizon card.
>> All of the USB wireless cards don't fit in that slot because of the way it's dropped down.
>> Plus that's clumsy sticking way out like that.
>> You know, the PC card slots, whatever they call them now. They got a new name for the skinny one. Anyway, you can rack a card in there. It's a pretty cool package.
>> I'm not trashing the MacBook Air. It's a nice looking machine but...
>> But not your first or only machine.
>> Yeah, I wouldn't pick it first.
>> Yeah, I'd make that, if you got the luxury to have another laptop for when you're traveling or just hanging out somewhere. But if you got that kind of money, go ahead and do it. Otherwise, MacBook might work better.
>> Now the MacBook Air...
>> Okay, thanks for calling, Mike. Appreciate it. Good luck with that. Go get yourself a MacBook, MacBook.
>> Okay, next up, we've got the Download of the Week and your calls. Stay with us.
>> At this very moment, Eric Welch is defending his family from the constant on slot of online threats, all with Norton three sixty, automated all in one security that protects you online when you buy, bank, or browse. Keep up the good fight, Eric.
>> Hey, welcome back to CNET Live. Tom Merritt and Brian Cooley taking your calls and answering your questions. We've got a couple of lines open, 888-900-CNET, 888-900-2638.
>> Darn straight.
>> It is time now for the Download of the Week. All right, Download of the Week is brought to you by our good friends at CNETDownload.com providing you with free spyware free downloads. And today's Download of the Week is on my computer, not yours.
>> Come on, abracadam and shazam, there it is.
>> All right, this is Input Remapper as my display gets remapped here. This is a labor of love by a guy named Eric Olofsson, and one of the things, when I moved into my new laptop.
>> And I'm running Windows and OS10, when I'm running Windows, I've got a Mac keyboard here. I've got a Mac laptop keyboard.
>> Yeah, you're missing a few things.
>> Yeah. I'm missing a Windows key, I'm missing print screen, the delete key is actually the backspace key so I don't have a delete key. So what I did...
>> So on the MacBook Pro, you're missing what, a delete key? Or a backspace key?
>> Well, you've got a delete. It's called delete but it's actually a backspace.
>> And you're missing the other one.
>> There's no delete. And then, you've got these Apple keys, right?
>> But those Apple keys...
>> They mean nothing to Windows.
>> They don't mean anything to Windows, right. Now, they will make the Apple key work like the Windows key in boot camp.
>> But I wanted to use the other Apple. I don't need two Windows keys.
>> So I actually downloaded Input Remapper, ran it, and I was able to remap all of my keys to different functions. So to get print screen, I made function eject be the print screen and, as you can see, I made the, let's see, the right Apple key became my delete key.
>> Delete, yeah, need that.
>> And then, there's a few other things that he had set already to remap. And now, I've got all the functions that I had on my Windows keyboard available for me when I'm running Windows on Mac.
>> But of course, the keycaps don't say what they are, obviously. The keycaps are still silkscreened as they were.
>> Do you find that muscle memory setting quickly to use these new mapping keys.
>> Pretty quickly, yeah.
>> Cause that's kind of the thing. I know exactly where the print screen is without looking.
>> Well, and that's true. From think pad to think pad, I've always known where everything is.
>> But then, when you go using HP or a Dell, same thing.
>> Yeah, exactly. They're different.
>> Things are in kind of different places so that wasn't a big issue. But yes, go to Olofsson.info, O, L, O, F, S, S, O, N dot I, N, F, O.
>> That's the name in which there are ninety ways to spell it. How does he spell Olofsson?
>> O, L, O, F, S, S, O, N.
>> Okay. There it is.
>> There it is up on the screen. Okay, good.
>> And he has a tip jar there, if you download it and use it, throw a couple of pennies in.
>> Yeah, throw a couple of bucks.
>> Cause he's just making this on his own and providing it to everybody for free.
>> Great utility. I hadn't thought about that until you just laid it out. That's very cool. Okay, let's get back to your calls at 888-900-CNET. Got one line open right now, by the way, if you wanna jump in there. We're gonna take a run out now to Matthew. He's in Canada. Hello, Matthew. Welcome to CNET Live.
>> What's on your mind?
>> I'm wondering about file sharing between an XP machine and a Vista machine.
>> Have you tried it and had a problem? Or you're just wondering in advance?
>> Well I've had a problem with it. It doesn't see the other computer, and I mean I've put all the network settings within Vista that you can possibly do to allow it to see, and it still doesn't see it.
>> Who doesn't see who? Both directions? Or just one way?
>> Both, well one way, XP doesn't see Vista.
>> XP doesn't see Vista.
>> That makes sense, Vista has a little better networking handling than XP.
>> And you have shared the resources, the drives or folders on each machine are shared, right?
>> Yeah, yeah, it, it can't see the other machine.
>> Oh at all, you can't even see the thing showing up. How are you telling the XP machine to see the Vista machine.
>> Through the file sharing wizard, going through and setting that up.
>> Have you tried just going into IE and doing backslash backslash machine name?
>> I haven't tried that.
>> That usually is pretty you know, pretty ground level, usually is one of the first things I do to see if a machine's on the network or not. So you know, that's the computer name as Windows calls it, and then just two back slashes in front of it in IE or in a file explorer, same basic thing. And see if your machine shows up at all. If it doesn't, boy it could be one of two things. It could be that the machine name's not showing up in Net BIOS, or it could be you have nothing shared.
>> So I think if nothing is shared I don't think you'll see anything.
>> What kind of router do you have?
>> It's a D-Link DI624.
>> It's a little old.
>> You might want to upgrade the firmware on the router, although I don't think that's your problem.
>> But that is a few years old.
>> And you might, when you're looking around for some troubleshooting tips online, I would look for D-Link, I would look up -
>> Oh yeah.
>> - Vista XP file sharing D-Link.
>> I do have the latest firmware.
>> Okay, good. Look up with D-Link in your keywords to see if anybody else is using your router setup and having the same issues. Sometimes you got to punch a hole in the firewall, or do a router setting to get this stuff to work. I have this problem at home too, where -
>> - getting XP to see XP sometimes -
>> - it's just mystifying. Where you -
>> I can't even get like printer sharing either.
>> Yeah, you just, you just, you start to bang your head against the wall cause you've tried everything and you know there's a way. And then other, sometimes I've just turned them off, gone away for a couple days, come back, turn it on, and it works.
>> Yeah, I love that.
>> So I mean we can't go through all the troubleshooting mechanisms, all I can say is like do some -
>> Trial and error.
>> Do some more searches, see if you can find somebody who has a similar setup to you that's having the same problem, who found something that works.
>> Yeah, and I'm finding a few, a few threads here Googling around, using DI624 added to the search string, and I'm finding a few discussions on that. A lot of folks seem to be mentioning security software got in the way. So you might want to turn off your security software on the Vista box for fifteen minutes if you're running or Norton or whatever, try it again.
>> No I hate Norton, I'm just running the basic Windows firewall with NOD32 antivirus.
>> Try turning everything off just for a second.
>> Just temporarily.
>> And try that, okay? But yeah, Google around. I'm seeing a few things, we don't have time to go through all of what they found here, but it looks as though it's a repeatable, though not all that frequent problem. So I think you're gonna find some love out there.
>> All right I got a Tom's Hardware forum posted, I'll throw it on email@example.com -
>> - where people how have a DI router like you do, the DI624 are having the same issue.
>> Okay, there's one at VNU Net as well.
>> All right. Now for an email question, Rachel wrote in to CNET Live at CNET.com and said, and you can write in too by the way, I heard you can post blog entries from Microsoft Word. I remember a friend of mine doing this a long time ago, but it seemed really complicated. He had to know all these FTP settings. Is it any easier now? I use Word to compose my posts, and would love to just post right from there. Well Rachel, Molly wood can help you out with today's Insider Secret.
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>> Microsoft Word. It's not just for book authors and college students any more. Now it's for bloggers too. I'm Molly Wood from CNET TV, and in this edition of Insider Secrets I'll show you how to compose and publish a blog post from Word 2007. Blogging may be fun, easy, and profitable sometimes, but composing a masterpiece on a web page can be a terrifying experience. One little hiccup and the whole thing is lost. Composing in Word is nice and safe, and it's easier to do when you're offline. So with that in mind, one of Word 2007's fancy new features is the ability to quickly compose a blog post in Word, and then publish it to a compatible blog service. All right, let me show you how it's done. First you launch Microsoft Word, and you click the Office button up here on the left side. Now click new, in the menu that pops up choose blog post. Now click create. That is redundant, I know. Now if you've already composed a post and you just want to publish it, just click that Office button, choose publish, and then choose blog. The steps are pretty much the same after that. Now the first thing you'll have to do is register, and then sign into your blog. Click register now, and choose your blog provider from this drop down list here. Now Word is specifically compatible with Word Press, Blogger, Type Pad, Windows Live Spaces, Microsoft Windows Share Point Services, and Community Server. But that doesn't mean you're out of luck if you use another service, it's just a tiny bit harder. In this case when you register, choose other, and then you'll be prompted to choose your blog's API, either Adam or Meta web blog, and your blog post URL. Now this information should be available from your blog provider if you don't know it. Okay, once you've registered your blog, you're ready to compose your post. The template includes a field for the post title, so enter that, and if your blog provider supports categories, you can actually click insert category under the blog post menu ribbon, and select the appropriate category. Now just start typing. You'll have access to all the normal formatting and styles and things that you'd have in a normal Word document, plus you'll get all your little auto correct tools if you like that kind of thing, and your spell check, and other Word gadgets that you just might like. Now if you want to add links and you don't know the HTML code, just click the insert tab in the navigation ribbon here, and choose hyperlink. You'll see this popup that prompts you to add the text you want linked, like click here to watch CNET TV, and then at the bottom of the dialog, underneath all the folder stuff, you can paste in the URL that you want to link to. Make sure you've selected existing file or web page in the upper left corner. Now this is a little clunkier than the hyperlink menu in Word Press, but that's because it's the same menu that you use across Microsoft Word. Me? I suggest you learn the HREF tag, it's a whole lot faster. As with any blog service, you can also add a picture, and it's actually a little easier I think than uploading pictures to your blog can be. You just click the insert option again, and choose picture, find the photo you want, insert it, and you'll see this menu that actually only appears when you have a photo selected. Here you can resize the photo, choose some text wrapping, apply some effects, all kinds of things. Now when you're done composing, just click publish in the blog post menu, or publish as draft if you want to review it in the blog pane. Word will create all the necessary HTML, your post will show up just like normal.
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And there you have it, you will never lose a brilliant blog post to the web again. Your kitty cats will thank you. For Insider Secrets at CNET TV.com, I'm Molly Wood.
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>> Love that video.
>> Love that one.
>> Plus you, you live in Word.
>> Oh I love Word. So I didn't know there was such a seamless way to do it. This is actually instructive for me.
>> Oh this is so much. I know what Rachel is talking about, because I used to post to my web site from Word every once in a while -
>> - using FTP.
>> Wasn't a, wasn't nearly as sophisticated as that. That was just straight FTP this page to the server.
>> Yeah, do it in Word, save it, FTP it to the server.
>> This is much, this is much cooler.
>> I got to go do this, I like it. Okay, let's get some more calls. Let's jam in a couple more before we have to wrap for today. I want to go to Sanjay who's calling in from Massachusetts here.
>> All right.
>> He's got one of the great head to head questions of our age. Hello Sanjay, welcome to CNET Live.
>> Hello. Hi. Hi Tom, Hi Brian.
>> What are you thinking?
>> I was wondering whether to buy a Blackjack or an iPhone, a Blackjack 2 or an iPhone?
>> Wow, interesting question. Here's where it comes down on those two is a big different in operating system. The iPhone interface and OS is fabulous. The Blackjack is running what we still think is a you know, not ready for prime time Windows Mobile, not a great operating system. Most folks just eh, they just aren't crazy about it. Also on the other hand though connectivity, the Blackjack has 3G cellular, which is a better version of cellular than the iPhone had. It's still stuck on two and a half G until perhaps this summer, according to the rumor mill. But no Wi-Fi on the Blackjack. The iPhone has Wi-Fi and two and a half G so you're more likely to get connected in more places. I mean bottom line, the iPhone's a more sophisticated product by a significant amount.
>> Blackjack have the full QWERTY keyboard?
>> It does. And of course it's a real keyboard.
>> Right. So that's another, I mean if you don't like that touch screen thing on the iPhone, there's an advantage, a slight advantage there.
>> Go ahead. Sorry, go ahead. Yeah, go ahead.
>> Oh yeah, I just don't really like the iPhone's touch screen, because like, because [inaudible] the iPhone might call or something, I'm not sure about that.
>> It locks automatically, does it? You got to slide the slider to lock?
>> Oh yeah, yeah, I put the thing in my pocket all the time, it's not a big deal.
>> Yeah, you don't -
>> You press a button on the top to blank out the screen first of all, and then it's not an issue at all. Also that thing is tough. It's not like the old iPod screens as far as like keys rubbing against it or anything, nothing. I thought Brian scratched it once, and it turned, when I like first got it and I gave it to him. No, it turned out to just be fingerprint.
>> And that wiped right off, and it has never scratched yet.
>> Yeah. But you know, if you can wait until this summer when the rumor, on rumor only of an iPhone with this 3G connection comes out, that to me is a major breakthrough for this product, and really is gonna rocket it forward. And then it's like what else would you buy, you know?
>> All right.
>> Okay, thanks for the call Sanjay, good luck working that one out.
>> Let's go to line five, and pick up Stephan from New York. Hey Stephan.
>> How you doing?
>> Good, how are you?
>> Good, what's your question?
>> I want to know if you could recommend any, any websites where I could download movies to put on an iPod.
>> Do, okay well legally iTunes.
>> Period, right.
>> Right. I mean as far as like stuff that will play on the iPod natively in its fair play. Have you got a list of favorite sources?
>> So far I use Limewire and iTunes.
>> Limewire and iTunes. Yeah. I mean here's the thing. There are no places where you can go to get legal copies of Hollywood movies for download to your iPod. You'd be breaking copyright law if you used some place like the Pirate Bay or some other Bit Torrent tracker.
>> And you can't legally rip your DVDs either.
>> The only, well that's questionable. You might not be able to legally, you might make a fair use case.
>> It's not clear.
>> It's hard to say. Hand Brake on the Mac -
>> - apparently will work for that. But there is archive.org which has public domain movies, some of which are like Dawn of the Dead -
>> It's old stuff, yeah.
>> - and zombie movies from the fifties that you can, cartoons, Looney Tunes cartoons are in the public domain, and they have versions that will play on your iPod at archive.org. There are a lot of sites like that that have public domain that you can search around. I found this Your iPod Movies place. I don't know how they can be legal, and I've never tried them, but they claim to have like fourteen million top movies available for download to your iPod.
>> What? What is that?
>> My guess is they're just kind of flying under the radar, nobody's caught them yet. But you know, there you go. As long as you understand that downloading Hollywood movies from anywhere that isn't authorized is against the law, and as long as you understand that there is nothing against the law about taking an M4V of a public domain movie and putting it on your iPod. Hope that helps you out.
>> Huh, interesting. Okay, looks like it's, is it UK based? I don't know, might be.
>> No they won't, they won't take money, they won't take money in pounds, I noticed that.
>> And how can I contact you? They don't really answer that. That was [inaudible] of itself. Yeah, okay. All rightie folks, so much for those calls. And the last one was very interesting. Now it's time for the Best of the Web.
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AKA Best of le Web, as we call it, don't know why. Brought to you by Webware.com, our good friends at CNET Webware.com, where they are chronicling the future of Web 2.0. Check this site out, it's called Control C. It mimics control C where you copy things to your clipboard on your machine. But in this case when you install the little app, and it works with their website, you are not just copying to your clipboard, you are also pasting it to their service in a twiterish way. Latest post first at the top, you can see on the left side here recent public updates, and in real time you'll see users, there's me, I put something -
>> You didn't put anything there though, it's blank.
>> I put up some advertisement, just testing it. And so the users, as you can see are just posting whatever, and it shows up in a stream of consciousness of a twitter. You can make them private or published, so you can use it as a twitter thing, or you can use it as your own bookmarking service, kind of like a delicious or something, but you're pasting to your archive, as opposed to sending up links. Very interesting, it's an interesting blend. And of course -
>> If you use Control C as part of your daily routine, as I do though -
>> You're sending everything to this service.
>> You got to remember you're sending everything to them.
>> Right. And the way you turn it off from doing that is to go down to the little icon on the bottom, right click and say stop logging. If you forget to do that, everything you control C is getting put up. Now by default it'll probably be private and only in your list, but you got to be careful.
>> Still, what's up with that, yeah.
>> Yeah. Anyway it's an interesting blend, of course it's 2008 so you got to have social networking in there, as well as a web bookmarking technology that is richer than just a link. I think there's a role for it somewhere. My biggest gripe is I went to go uninstall it because I know I'm gonna leave it on one day, and there's no uninstall, they left that out.
>> I want to see control X.
>> Not the stuff people are copying.
>> You want to see someone else's -
>> What people are deleting, yeah.
>> A little voyeuristic thing there.
>> All right.
>> Hey next Thursday's Valentines Day.
>> So even though neither one of us have been in the dating market for years, we're bringing in some people who know about it.
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>> All right.
>> I guess twenty million Americans visit -
>> Online dating?
>> - online dating sites.
>> Yeah, I believe it. They're big, and they spend a lot of money on marketing.
>> We got, we got a couple of people who know this business to come on and talk to us, and maybe help you with your dating.
>> Okay, so that's CNET Live, next week's special edition for you lonely hearts, right here at CNET TV.com. One pacific, four eastern.
>> Eleven a.m. Hawaiian, next Thursday. See you then.
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