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9 Jun

Apple has done it again… June 24th I will have one!

– Face time video conference calling, HD Video recording, Multi-Application/Tasking, 5-Megapixel Camera with Flash.  In short this piece of technology is dope!  Blackberry users let the jealousy set in like right about now.


7 Mar

Apple is set to launch its much hearlded iPad on April 3rd to much fanfare & anticpation. I understand critics have knocked the device in comparison to a workbook/laptop becuase of its limited creative capabilities. However, I suspect they are missing the scope of this device.  This tablet is meant to be used for media consumption i.e. a Kindle, iPod Touch,  with 10 inch screen, gaming & e-mail capabilities all wraped in one.

While I may be biased as my phone & laptop are Apple products, this product will keep Apple at forefront of innovation & media consumption.  Commuting and travel will become a lot more bearable when you have your magazines, books, newspapers, movies, pictures, music, & social networking applications in one place.  Once again Apple will change the way we consume media in our lifetimes.

PS I will purchase one when they launch the 2nd generation, when software kinks are worked out & more features are added.

iTunes Blues

5 Mar

Let’s be clear, the music industry is failing and the revenue model is broken. I understand most of their profit comes from ringtones & on-line downloads. However, iTunes price model is very annoying. Paying $1.29 for select tracks is a flippant way of backhanding people that still purchase music legally!

Mr. Jobs we get it, your pimp hand is “way strong”. However, you didn’t have to concede to the record industry moguls. The consumer now is taking the brunt of this fuckery.

I prefer round numbers & 99 cents a track made sense as most albums are garbage these days. People stopped buying CDs when places like Sam Goody or The Wall were charging $17 for hot albums, you see where that got them. Kazaa & Limewire come with lawsuits & viruses so I’m off that.

Furthemore, when iTunes raised the price of popular tracks to $1.29 it was with the understanding that older/less popular songs would be lowered to 69 cents.
1. There is a reason no one wants those songs, they suck.
2. It’s been over a year & I have yet to see a song on iTunes that costs $.69.

Lastly it defies logic as the gift cards come in $5 increments, they weren’t redone to accout for the price increase. Sure I’d pay $64.50 for what was traditonally a $50 gift card. At least I’d know every time I hit the “buy song” button it accounted for 1 song & not a conditional fraction of another one depending on it’s popularity.