Google Browser Sync lets you synchronise virtually all your browser settings across installs of Firefox – much like the .Mac service does for Safari, only it’s free and cross-platform. Plus, there’s this:
Google Bookmarks aren’t currently shared with the bookmarks stored in Google Browser Sync. We think it would be pretty cool if they were, though, and this is one of the many things the Browser Sync team is working on.
Boing Boing links to Visual Hub, a low-cost application that lets you convert virtually any kind of video file to iPod, PSP, and many more options. It’s from the maker’s of the excellent iSquint, so it’s basically iSquint on steroids. The most eye-catching feature? Support for Xgrid – so you can use the power of other Macs on your network to do the encoding.
Grid computing. In an application that costs less than $24. That’s impressive!
Windows Media Center:
Columnist Barb Bowman previews the new navigation and enhanced features of the Windows Media Center in Windows Vista Ultimate.
I’d like to see more Media Center-type functionality in Mac OS X, although the stuff that’s there is very well done (Front Row really, really works nicely – thanks largely to the simple remote).
And on the subject of the remote, Remote Buddy is a small piece of third party software that lets you use the remote with other applications, including eyeTV.
Sean Alexander tells you where to Download Windows Vista Beta 2 and Office 2007 Beta 2.
Incidentally, the current issue of PC Pro includes a comparison of Vista and Mac OS X – and OS X loses, badly. I’ve only had a quick glance through it, but some of the decisions looked a bit, ahem, “interesting”.