BRIEF: iTunes Flexible Album Pricing/Microsoft Pays Universal Off the Top

There is a new iTunes rumor circling around the web…this time it’s about album pricing.  Cnet reported on it a few days ago, saying that iTunes may allow for flexible album pricing on albums where you have already purchased some of the songs individually. If it’s true, all I can say is – it’s about Read more…

Japanese “Get a Mac” Ads

Japanese "Get a Mac" Ads
No John Hodgman, no Justin Long, these “Get a Mac” ads from the land of the rising sun seem to be the same commercials with Japanese actors…but I don’t speak Japanese so I don’t know for sure. Click Here to view three of Apple Japan’s versions of the ads and just in case you’ve forgotten, Read more…

Ahem – make that 100 Invites to Mac Heist

Just checked the Mac Heist account, and my invites have increased to 100. I have 99 left…if you want them, they’re going quick. Read more…

25 Mac Heist invites to give away — anyone interested?

25 Mac Heist invites to give away -- anyone interested?
MacHeist is the new online project from the creators of My Dream App.  It’s hard to describe what it is exactly, but it will require your sleuthing skills and creative thinking – with the reward being cool Mac software (and possibly more). After making several contacts with the folks behind MacHeist I have been able Read more…

Macworld Blooper Compilation

I know this isn’t really new, but it’s a Friday and I think we all deserve some pretty light stuff to get us into that weekend mindset. This is a compilation of slip-ups during Steve Jobs’ keynotes at Macworld. Well, what can I say? Probably only Steve can handle situations like these with grace. ‘Gotta Read more…

Apple goes after adult iPod Accessory

Apple goes after adult iPod Accessory
Jason D. O’Grady from ZDNet’s Apple Core Blog posted a bit of interesting information this morning.  Apple is engaged in a bitter legal battle with the makers of the gPod, an “adult toy” accessory for the iPod.  Ichiro Kameda is the president of the two man company that markets the gPod, and filed a trademark Read more…

Fox coming to an iPod near you?

Fox coming to an iPod near you?
According to MacRumors Fox has had “positive talks” with Apple about adding their movie library to the iTunes Music Store.  No time frame was offered, as several details need to be ironed out.  Hopefully the addition to Fox to the iTunes Movie line-up will encourage other studios to join the iTunes Movies bandwagon in the Read more…

Justin Long a Mac no more…

Justin Long a Mac no more...
Radar Online reports that Justin Long (the “Mac” from the “Get a Mac” ads) will not be appearing in the next round of “Get a Mac” ads.  Was he fired or did he quit?  Well…that’s unclear, but his rep had this to say: “Justin’s a movie star, not a commercial guy.” uhh…right. Long most recently Read more…

iPod Users Likely To Buy Zunes

Survey says that a majority of people who currently own iPods are also likely to buy Microsoft Zunes in the near future. One of the inferences done from the study was that iPod users are not as passionate about their music players as Mac users are their computers. Some 58% of current iPod owners who Read more…

Apple Unveils New MacBook With Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

Apple Unveils New MacBook With Intel Core 2 Duo Processors
CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today unveiled its new line of MacBook(TM) consumer notebooks that now include Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Just one-inch thin, the new MacBooks are up to 25 percent faster than the previous generation and feature a built-in iSight(R) video camera for on-the-go video conferencing, Apple’s MagSafe(TM) Power Adapter Read more…