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John in Israel wants to know about getting radio on his iPhone. In the U.S. you can get applications like iRadio, FlyTunes, Public Radio, AOL radio, and so on. I like the Radio app from Interesect World LLC. It gives you NOAA, emergency radio, and worldwide stations. However, those apps may not all be available in the U.S.. An add-on device like Griffin Navigate, will add an FM tuner to the iPhone. The Navigate is $60.
Ramin from Vancouver wants a product similar to Apple's iLife for Windows. Windows Movie Maker or Jahshaka are your options for video editing. Picasa would be our pick as an alternative to iPhoto. We like Audacity for audio editing but if you want the music-creation aspects of Garage Band, try Mixcraft.
Windows Aero doesn't seem to work int he Virtual Machines we've tried, so you won't see all the fancy effects in Windows 7 like the preview of the app in it's taskbar tab.
If you're looking for a good entry-level DSLr, see our list of top-rated. My wife uses the Canon Rebel XS and loves it.
Some security cameras require Internet Explorer with ActiveX to work properly. That's a problem for Mac users. Brian Tong suggests a virtualization like VMware, so you can run IE. That's probably the best way. Youc ould also play around with an ActiveX plugin for Firefox.
If the hooks on your heat sink break, you'd have to do some soldering. If that means soldering aluminum, ugh. But here's the link Cooley found for tips to soldering aluminum.
Whether it's a regular text note, or a recorded video question, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep your videos to 15 seconds or less, post them to a Web site like Youtube, and then e-mail us the link.