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Our Own Embarrassment Of Eddys!

A group of witches is a coven. A group of crows is a murder. And according to Dave Nanian of Shirt Pocket Software, a group of three or more Eddy awards is known as an embarrassment.

With a 2008 Macworld Editors’ Choice Eddy Award for our own Airfoil, we’ve now got our own embarrassment! This trophy will stand proudly alongside Nicecast’s 2004 Eddy and Fission’s 2006 Eddy.

Congratulations are due to all the winners this year. Among them are several of my favorite products, including VMWare’s Fusion, BusyMac’s BusySync and the joint NBC-Fox site hulu.com. Be sure to read the full list for all kinds of great products.

And of course, if you need to send any audio to an AirPort Express, to an AppleTV, and/or to any Mac, PC or Linux computer around your house, check out Airfoil. It’s got the Macworld stamp of approval and it’ll get your music from here to there, without the need to run miles of cables. So take a test drive of Airfoil for Mac (and Airfoil for Windows, sporting much of the same functionality) right now, then purchase in our online store!

5 Responses to “Our Own Embarrassment Of Eddys!”

  1. OddyOh says:

    Congrats Amoebas! I didn’t realize Fission was already 2 years old, it still seems brand new whenever I need to use it! …also a big Audio Hijack fan. :)

  2. Daniel Jalkut says:

    Nice work, guys! Congratulations!

  3. Jean MacDonald says:

    Congrats, Rogue Amoeba team! We should all have to suffer such an embarrassment…

  4. M. Hch. Rüegg says:

    Ich verstehe überhaupt nichts.
    Bitte in deutscher Sprache!

  5. Fun Trivia says:

    An ’embarrassment of riches’ is an idiom that means an overabundance of something, or too much of a good thing, that originated in 1738 as John Ozell’s translation of a French play, L’Embarras des richesses (1726). If you have an embarrassment of riches, you have more of something than you need and this makes it difficult for you to make a choice.

    First known software-related application: Silent Service II (1990)

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