According to TechCrunch Apple and EMI will start selling all of their tracks without Digital Rights Management (ie copy protection) Here are the details: New version of iTunes next month You decide if you want DRM music or not DRM free music is $1.29 per track, or $0.30 more than a protected track (Sneaky way… Continue reading EMI and Apple say BYE to DRM!
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iTunes Music Store makes good on South Park
In an earlier posting, I complained that I had bought the 10th Season of South Park, only to later find that Apple had split the season into two parts, 10A and 10B. I was to only receive 10A. Anyway, I complained to Apple and after several emails, they gave me $5 store credit. Which I… Continue reading iTunes Music Store makes good on South Park
Elizabeth’s NaNoWriMo gift came a day early
shhhh, don’t tell her. ok, she knows. I had to ask what she really wanted engraved on it. She is writing a 50,000 word novel in a month along with a lot of other people, and I’m damned proud of her, so I got her a motivational gift (its engraved with the event and her… Continue reading Elizabeth’s NaNoWriMo gift came a day early
CNN Reviews the Zune, but likes the iPod Shuffle
A piece on the Zune ends with “but i love my new shuffle” and “Why doesn’t Microsoft get some decent design people” haha Watch
iTunes 6.0.2 adds “Do not auto delete”
iTunes rocks for podcasts but I had my settings set up to delete podcasts after I had listened to them. This was fine, except for some podcasts, like Tikibar TV, I wanted to keep them all, even if I had listened to them. When now in iTunes 6.0.2 you can control-click on a podcast and… Continue reading iTunes 6.0.2 adds “Do not auto delete”
iTunes 6 does let you add new music!
Thanks to the ever wonderful Erick Laabs at The Mac Store, I tried plugging my iPod in and told iTunes to not sync the music library. I was then able to select the iPod and choose settings. Then on the music tab I selected sync manually. Now I can drag things to the iPod or… Continue reading iTunes 6 does let you add new music!
Apple ships iPod with Video, TV shows
Is kind of a yawner but the real story is the TV shows, at a small 320×240 video size. I bought Desperate Housewives Season 2 Episode 1. It is 206mb in size. Then it took an hour to authorize my laptop to watch what I had paid for. It tells me I have 3 machines… Continue reading Apple ships iPod with Video, TV shows
Apple ships iTunes 5
For new phone, iPod, etc. Much goodness. download
Mork has landed – Nano Nano!
Apple released their latest ipod. Holy Sexy as Kristie put it. Apple ipod nano
This story is about the iPod Flea. I totally dig these parody movies. Be sure to watch the QuickTime version, just because.
iTunes songs counter
Check out this counter. Every 100,000th song they are giving away a mini, and for the 500,000,000th song they are giving away 10 iPods, 10,000 songs, a concert trip, etc.
Finally! Geeks R Us podcast is submitted
If you’re getting the “We’re having technical difficulties” error while submitting your podcast rss feed to the iTunes music store, don’t you believe it! It is your XML. I use Movable Type to generate my page and it had a bunch of extra namespaces, improper dates, etc that iTunes did not like. I stripped my… Continue reading Finally! Geeks R Us podcast is submitted
Matt reports issue with 1st gen iPod and podcasts
He says he could not stop a sync to his iPod after 30 mins, needed a reboot of the machine, etc. I’ve seen issues like this before podcasting. The Mac gets blown away by the iPod being attached, usually when my iPod is plugged into a hub, or there is a second firewire device also… Continue reading Matt reports issue with 1st gen iPod and podcasts
Apple ships iTunes 4.9, color iPods
Gone are the black and white ipods, all iPods (except the shuffle and minis) are color now. Even bigger news, Apple has shipped iTunes 4.9 with podcasting support. The UI is a little goofy. You go to the iTunes Music Store and subscribe to a podcast there and it is added as a new class… Continue reading Apple ships iTunes 4.9, color iPods
Microsoft’s tips for buying a flash-based MP3 player
Microsoft’s tips for buying a flash-based MP3 player: “Make sure you’re getting all the goodies…” Because you really want that ugly round red thing. You have no sense of style, what do you care how it functions! Pack on the functions, bloat up, this is America! “You’ll want a display. When you have hundreds of… Continue reading Microsoft’s tips for buying a flash-based MP3 player
New iPod mount for the car
My homemade mount kind of fell apart in a hand swiping accident last week, so I ordered a Pro Clip. This thing should attach to my mount in the car and let me slide in the iPod and plug in the cable. I wanted a more dock-like experience, but this will work.
My Top Rated Playlist!
Get iTunes 4.5 from Apple and see my playlist! Check out the cool album cover they generated based off albums in my playlist.
Monster iPod Auto adaptor
As reported last year, I bought a Belkin Auto Kit for my iPod. It contained a cigarette lighter adaptor and a line out from the dock connector, as well as a built-in pre-amp. I went through two of them, both exhibited the same behavior – Because of the pre-amp, they coupled noise from the engine… Continue reading Monster iPod Auto adaptor
I won two iTunes!
Yes I purchased my first Pepsi/iTunes related product, a big gulp and I won! Picture of cup Update: I am now 6 for 11
Finally, sane iPod battery info
If you are concerned about the battery in the iPod, head over to the iPod Battery FAQ for a great collection of information. Now those cheese head brothers can stop whining and spreading false information about the iPod.