Thursday, December 10, 2009

Apple offers free taste of iTunes LP format with ‘Holiday Sampler’

I’d love to do this, but it requires iTunes 9 and I’m too scared to upgrade from 8.  Update: Took the plunge and downloaded iTunes 9.  Ballsy call. Perfect install.  Downloading the Holiday Sampler.  Breathing again.itunes-091210-1

Apple will use Lala to overhaul iTunes

The Silicon Alley Insider says right here that Apple is going to give iTunes a makeover, and the Lala deal is the cornerstone. The plan is to stream songs over the Web, which is what Lala does, so you can easily paint the picture.Lalax535A

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The best of iTunes 2009

There’s a new feature on iTunes called “iTunes Rewind,” which showcases the top sellers of the year in music, movies, TV shows and apps. Click on this link to open iTunes. Personally, I recommend “Surfing In A Hurricane” (currently blasting out of my speakers) from the new Jimmy Buffett album out today.Untitled (Hmm, tell me they didn’t steal the guitar part from Tom Petty’s “Running Down A Dream.”)  Nice cheesy B3 too.

iTunes to Zune: I’d sooner barf than switch

ZDNet runs nearly a word for word of same article in CNET. (Thanks Brinke) . Nice way to copy and paste Microsoft press release, guys. I wonder how much advertising dollars Redmond threatened to withhold if either flaks for Microsoft online news organization didn’t run their fine little how-to press release propaganda act of war article?


I’d rather lose my sushi than switch to a Zune

I’m a Bonehead UPDATE: I decided to play a sneaking hunch that took about six seconds to check, and yep, both ZDNet and CNET are part and parcel of CBS Interactive.

Still, a little integrity, guys? Huh?

How about:

Microsoft paid us to reprint write this how to article from their hand out “?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday iTunes freebies…sorry, USA

Apple UK has announced their “12 Days of Christmas” promotion- that means free apps, songs, TV shows, the works.  It runs from December 26th to January 6th. Sorry, USA and the remainder of the planet that’s not the UK and Europe.  No souPicture 1_0p for you.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

iTunes, Hulu and YouTube: The New TV Networks

As the platform wars rage amongst the clouds, a new battle is being fought for your eyeballs and it ain’t HBO, NBC, or FOX.

BTW, ever wonder why they don’t have pocket HDTVs, yet, or why they haven’t bothered making converters for your old portable televisions? It’s because of your mobile phones, jackasses. People can get TV content off the mobile net, including sportscasts. And if you wanna’ watch old MASH or I Love Lucy reruns, there’s portable DVD players that can do that, too.

Makes me wanna start a pirate analog station,

just for the fun of it.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Developers, start your engines …

After a lot of huffing and puffing, developers can calm down now. Apple has released the complete specs for iTunes LP for music and iTunes Extras for video content for free. Go nuts, code-junkies!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

iTunes live in concert

You know how iTunes has many different genres/catagories to choose from.  They’ve added a new section in conjunction with concert promoter Live Nation, and it features..wait for it… concert tunesUntitled

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sony gets into online music

As you can see, Sony chief  Howard Stringer seems pretty pleased with this decision.  Of course, the captain of the Titanic was happy with the course he set that night, too.  Anyway, Sony has decided, rather belatedly, to enter the online music market.  And we know who owns that.  Maybe they should try eight-track tapes instead- they’d have the market pretty much to themselves.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The world exhales: New MJ on iTunes after all

The first of what will probably be several posthumous Michael Jackson albums will indeed be sold on iTunes, reports Wired.  Look for it online October 26.