Posts tagged itunes
Podcasters Out To Troll Fifty Shades Of Grey With Crowd-Sourced Sex Novel

The staggering success of erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey is one sure to baffle reading trends analysts', let alone this twenty-something male. But for two US podcasters, the rise in popularity of the sex novel just had to be exploited...

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The Apple HDTV Is Real And Will Feature Siri And Video Calling Via Facetime

News surrounding an Apple-branded high-definition TV has been somewhat scarce these past few months. We first caught wind of the strong possibility of such a device in November of last year, although we had heard little since then. And yet, the Apple iTV is entirely real, according to a source close to Cult of Mac, and he’s not working off of leaked memos or estimations: he’s seen it with his own two eyes.

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The 'Mastered For iTunes' Deception
People speak of not noticing the difference in audio between music downloads and physical copies, whereas chances are they have.  In a crystallising moment, there will always be that tiny split-second noise of digitisation, or the compromised sound-levellings of an alternate bit rate, courtesy of an encoder.  It's that unavoidable glitch in the song that you can't un-hear when it is heard, and builds a somewhat undefinable character around the song.
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Editorial: Can iTunes-Style Download Charges Really Work In Online Journalism?

If you’d pay 79p for an iTunes music download, a further few quid for a digital movie rental, then why wouldn’t you pay for the privilege of expanding your mind with access to “independent, in-depth reporting about science and technology”, the journalistic equivalent of one-off downloads. Currently raising start-up funds through funding platform Kickstarter, the San Francisco-based project has so far seen $121,000-odd pledged to what its creators are calling “the new home for the best journalism about the future”.

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Orangutan Outreach asks Apple for help popularising 'Apps for Apes'

Charity organisation Orangutan Outreach has invested both time and finance in its Apples for Orangs program, enriching the lives of these highly intelligent creatures with iPads.  After it's work with regular 'human' apps (giving Orangutans Skype to see and communicate, music/matching apps to play), they have turned to Apple to create a special "Apps for Apes" category in the iTunes app store.

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Pete Townshend complains about music downloading

He didn't have a problem with child pornography; but with the amount he's paid for downloads?  Thats where The Who's own Pete Townshend draws the line in the metaphorical sand.

Speaking at a music industry event last night, Townshend started to make a statement about Apple for their percentage share of income to artist, labelling the boys in Cupertino as a “digital vampire” and said if they do ”even one of the things on my wish-list [my inner artist] will offer to cut off his own balls.”

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Infographic of the day: iPod and iTunes Timeline
It's true what is said, the transforming of data into presentation can be done to a point that it begins to look like art.  This is a prime example of this.  Displaying the key items in the timeline of the iPod hardware and the iTunes software which integrated with it.  A clock chart iconifies all the key time landmarks, along with a few key facts about downloads and sales at the bottom.  An ideal output of the numbers from the Steve Jobs era of Apple products.  Thanks Filip Chudzinski!
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