While Bill Gates is busy making a total fool of himself, Steve Jobs has been thinking about music and DRM. In a (quite unusual) post on Apple.com, named “Thoughts on music“, he shares his thoughts on DRM and the music industry. Like the fact that 90% of all music sold is infact without DRM. It’s [...]
Apple has put up a great page with all the nominees of the 79th Oscar awards. With links to trailers in HD, soundtracks in iTunes etc. Now, mr. boss of huge movie company: Let me buy the movies! I have my credit card ready. I’m willing to let my computer download all night to get [...]
1) The new Apple iPhone has a 160 ppi screen, when you flip it 90 degrees, the screen flips too, it can show pdfs… And you have it with you all the time… 2) The iTunes store has sold two billion tracks or so, has a system that works, and has their frontend (iTunes) installed [...]
Ok, so the big news on CNN today is that Beatles will be on iTunes soon. At the same time, BBC reports that the copyright in Britain will NOT be extended: But an independent review is to recommend the terms are not extended, a well-placed government source has said. Gee, let me think. So “Love [...]
I just bought a iPod Nano and an Nike Sports Kit for it. I’m going to use it for running and bicycling, and I’m thrilled by it already. A full report coming soon! So when I heard about Tangerine, an application that scans my iTunes library and figures out the BPM – Beats Per Minute [...]
Remember when RSS got a new icon some time ago? Within weeks and months, everybody agreed to use the new icons from Feed Icons. I don’t know if this is old news, if anyone has suggested something like this before blah blah blah. But this is a very nice icon representing a podcast: I think [...]
Ok, this is kind of neat. But what iTunes needs is a REAL history list.
There are some amazingly cool ideas for OS X in the Fake Leopard Screenshot Contest. The winner, Eric Patterson, should be hired by Apple asap, and there are lots of great ideas for both apps and OS X. I especially liked Nathan Ziarek’s ideas on how to share music between members of a family. Infact, [...]
…if people look at it and their initial reaction is “Oh, it’s an iPod rip-off,” that’s a pretty crummy first impression. Does anyone at Microsoft realize that rip-offs aren’t considered cool? A: MY SOURCES SAY NO. Q: Then again, Pablo Picasso said, “Good artists copy. Great artists steal.” By that standard the people on the [...]
This site is now availabe as a podcast. Thanks to Talkr, you can subscribe to a computer generated audio version of all posts I post. Nice if you’re on the move, or if you cant’ read the site. Put this link into iTunes or your podcasting app of choice. Or use the button in the [...]
I hadn’t noticed before, but now there’s a download button on the right side of every Google video: And a “Put on site”:
The newest version of iTunes let you send music streams to several speakers at the same time. So if you have several Airport Express around your house, you can play the same music on all of them now. Cool. Multiple Speakers! Originally uploaded to Flickr jcroft.
Librivox has free audiobooks for you to download. Not the most amazing list yet, but more to come: Baum, L. Frank. The Road to Oz Christie, Agatha. The Mysterious Affair at Styles Conrad, Joseph. The Secret Agent Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Notes from the Underground The Founding Fathers. The Constitution of the United States Irving, Washington. Old [...]
Every day some media commentator or journalist or blogger writes that the iPod video is too small, bad quality, expensive, too big, too small, too few videos, too many vidoes blah blah blah. And that it’s just a hype that will end pretty soon. Yeah, right. Now people will FILL their iPods with all the [...]
Thomas Hawk thinks greed trumps innovation in the TV industry: This is what is going on with downloadable television at the moment. Although PVR ownership is growing there is still far too much money on the table for television executives to offer us anything compelling. Why innovate when there is still tons of dough to [...]