Tag: iTunes

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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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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Evernote – Cross-Platform Notes in the Cloud

Some people, such as myself, are not entirely and completed wedded to a single content and device ecosystem in that I have the Samsung Galaxy S as my mobile phone (an Android device for those unfamiliar with it), a Windows 7 custom built desktop  at home, a Windows 7 MSI Wind netbook and an Apple …

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Beware of Changes to Android Market Refunds

Whilst this news is a few weeks old I thought it was still important to bring to the attention of those of you with Android devices. In conjunction with an update to the Android Market application for the platform, Google also changed the arrangement when it came to automatic refunds for undesired applications. Originally, Google …

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“Switch” for iPad – There Shouldn’t Be An App For That

My wife and I came across this article at SMH which skims over the prospect offered by yet another web browser for the Apple iPad. In a nutshell, Switch offers the ability for multiple users to maintain separate web browser profiles including bookmarks, passwords and history as well as a guest account for irregular users …

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Phone Disk – Use Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as a Portable Drive

Phone Disk - Device Root Folder

Ever since the original iPhone came out, people have complained about Apple’s decision to prevent its use as a portable drive. Apple’s original iPods (excluding the iPod Touch) all supported the use of the device as an external drive which would show up in Windows or MacOS as another disk drive. There have been a …

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