Category: iTunes

Why I Reckon There Will Never Be a Facebook Phone

I have been sitting on this one for a while to allow appropriate time for stewing but I think it’s about time for it to come out out of the oven. I don’t think we’ll ever see a Facebook phone. There has been recurring speculation in the media about a Facebook phone and while Mark …

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iTunes Playing Audio Out of Sync With Audio

This is just an observation that I have made on my own computer so I don’t know if this is more widespread. Today, I was troubleshooting an issue when playing videos and the audio going in and out of sync (or maybe vice versa depending on how you anchor things). This was happening in Windows …

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Disable “Natural” Scrolling in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

Here’s a quick tip for people moving across to Lion. By default, the scroll gestures that we have become accustomed to are now inverted to simulate what would happen on an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Scrolling from bottom to top on your trackpad will scroll the page up will scrolling from top to bottom …

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Apple Quietly Pulls iTunes TV Show Rentals

A quick entry for tonight. Just under a year after Apple introduced the ability to rent TV episodes for 24 hours it has quietly shelved this offering from the iTunes store leaving the ability to buy individual episodes for a higher charge. According to AllThingsD, rentals have been removed due to relatively poor take up …

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Update iTunes When Using a New iOS Device

Just a quick one tonight. The title might seem obvious to most people but it’s something worth mentioning anyway given the speculation around a refreshed iPhone and iPad being released before the end of the year. With the release of new devices (iPods, iPhones and iPads) there is usually a prerequisite update for iTunes to …

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Google Music – An Unexpected Invitation

Google Music Invitation

After I criticised Google for making it difficult for us folks outside of the USA to get into the beta of its new music streaming service I received an invitation to join the Google Music beta. I had also tried the client software on my phone which didn’t go very far even when I was …

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The Highlights of the Panasonic 2011 Launch Event

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read yesterday’s blog on my adventure to the Panasonic 2011 launch event and I covered a bit of what happened during the evening. Today, I’m going to flesh out some of the highlights and what Panasonic will be rolling out to the masses this year. One major initiative from …

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Cloud Music: The Next Big Thing?

The tech heads amongst us would be aware of the rumours of cloud music services from Apple and Google making the rounds at the moment especially after Amazon fired the first shot in the last couple of weeks (and may have upset the record companies in the process over licensing agreements). Apple already has the …

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A Faster Way to Install Apps on Your Android Device

Android Market in Google Chrome

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. Sometimes, browsing the Android Market from your device can be a pain and, depending on the version of the Android Market you have installed, it can be slow and difficult to find what you want quickly. Luckily, there’s a fast and easy way to rapidly fire a stack of …

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Google Prevents Use of American Express Cards on Certain Cross-Currency Transactions

American Express unusable for this purchase

Up until yesterday I had only ever downloaded free application from the Android Market but yesterday I was looking to get some nice looking widgets courtesy of the “Beautiful Widgets” app. I thought for the cost of €1.45 (approximately AU$1.95 at the time of writing) it was a fair price for something that has received pretty good …

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