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Free Wi-Fi @ Starbucks From Bell

If you're lucky (or unlucky) enough to be a Bell internet customer you can now get free Wi-Fi internet access at 650 Starbucks arcoss Canada.

I guess Bell feels sorry for us since the CRTC sided with Bell over their policy of internet throttling.

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Starbucks n00b

Okay I'm just going to come out and say it… I've never been to Starbucks.

I'm not trying to make excuses but I do have some very good reasons why I've never been.

  1. I live in the suburbs.
  2. I don't drink coffee. I think that's a very good point.
  3. Only until recently have I even owned an Apple product.
  4. I'm not a young trend setting, hipster, web 2.0, new media kind of person.
  5. Plus the only local Starbucks opened in the last 12 to 16 months.

I think it went well. Even though I didn't have a MacBook Pro the service was great.

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The New iWant

Well they're here. The much rumored iPods were unveiled today during an Apple event by our good friend Steve.

I followed the live feeds from ARS Technica and Engadget and it was nice they were both sitting on opposite sides of the hall so that their photos were from different angles. It was appreciated. Thanks guys.

I really like the Nano price point at $169 (that's Canadian) for the 4GB model. If the Nano was out a year ago I would have totally bought the Nano. But now with the release of the Touch I don't know what to think. Of course the $329 price tag for the 8GB and $449 for the 16GB one put the breaks on me pre-ordering it.

Sure it's innovative to buy tracks over wi-fi and surf the net, it's just too bad you can't squirt songs.

So you can get songs at Starbucks and surf for free and that's really cool too. Except I don't drink coffee and there are only two Starbucks that I know of in my town. On the other hand maybe this could be proof that my three year old son has psychic powers and had predicted this union by telling me he wants us to stop everyday at Starbucks for the past month when we past it on the way home from his daycare.

And the recent addition of iTunes Plus and the lack of the dreaded DRM, the iPod is starting to look very attractive.

There's a pretty thorough walk through on the Apple site of what the new iTouch… I mean iPod Touch can do. Oh come on, you know everyone is going to be calling it that.

Very nice Steve.

Now where the hell is my full Beatles catalog?

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