Late last week Apple denied distribution through the App Store for an iPhone version of Podcaster an application that allows you to subscribe, manage, stream and download podcasts directly to your iPhone and iPod Touch.Apple's rationale:Since Podcaster assists in the distribution of podcasts, it duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunesNot only is this a totally lame response, it's actually false.
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After numerous reports that iTunes 8 causes Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) crashes on Windows Vista boxes after connecting an iPod or iPhone, Apple has re-released the software – at least the crashy part of it, that is.ZDNet's own Ed Bott, notes that Apple knowledgebase article TS2280 acknowledges the “blue screen error message" and recommends "to first uninstall Apple Mobile Device Support and iTunes, and then download and install the most recent version of iTunes.
I'm a big fan of Pandora, the Internet's best streaming music site and recommendation engine. Recently it has come to light that the service's future is in jeopardy because of new royalties enacted in March 2007 by the U.
Apple keeps trying to foil the efforts of the iPhone Dev Team with intentional roadblocks built into each successive build of the iPhone/iPod touch firmware - and the newly-minted firmware 2.1 is no exception.
Apple has started pushing out the iPhone 2.1 firmware via iTunes.
I received my iPod nano 4G today and posted a quick gallery of the unboxing. So far, it's pretty damned sweet although I was slightly disappointed to learn that the screen is exactly the same as the 3G nano, just in a portrait as opposed to landscape orientation.
Daring Fireball's Jon Gruber posted an interest mention in his Notes and Observations piece after Apple's Let's Rock event on Tuesday. Buried at the end of his third paragraph is this little gem that predicts the date of the upcoming MacBook revision:Those of you holding out for a new lineup of MacBooks will have to wait until October 14, according to sources who, as they say, are familiar with Apple’s hardware plans.
NBC is offering one free High Definition episode of each a dozen different television shows. They're great to show off of the HD quality of the shows and a good way to try before you buy.
iFixIt has disassembled the new iPod touch 2G (pictured at right). Highlights:The Touch has a Broadcom BCM4325 Bluetooth chip!
iPod touch users got first crack at the highly-anticipated 2.1 firmware update yesterday despite Steve Jobs' comment that it wouldn't be available until Friday.