Deals on the Web: Target is offering the new 10GB 3rd-Generation iPod for $299.99. Save 10% with coupon code “TCAF2SAVETEN”, dropping the price to $269.99. Expires 8/31/03.
View your OmniOutliner documents on your iPod! Download this disk image file for two different scripts to either export outlines so that they show up in the iPod’s Contacts menu, or in the Notes menu for newer iPods.
Chris Rock, host of this year’s twentieth MTV Video Music Awards will be spoofing the Apple iPod commercials while singing an a capella version of Justin Timerblake’s ‘Cry Me a River’ in front of a white background as part of several promo ads for the VMA. The RollingStones interview asked Chris Rock if he owns an iPod and he replied, “I got a music iPod and a comedy iPod. One is all comedy and spoken word, every speech, Kennedy, Martin Luther King, whatever.” The VMA commercials are currently airing on MTV, and the show premieres live on August 28 at 8 p.m. ET.
Vaja announced today that Innovacases.com is their official European importer and distributor for its product line, including all iPod cases. The new French based website will be completed by the end of September.
Deals on the Web: Dell is offering the 15GB iPod at $399.00. An instant 10% coupon drops the price to $359.10. TODAY only, use coupon code “86913675382A” to save $35 for a final price of $324.10. With Free ground shipping, it’s the best current price we’ve seen at $35 below the retail price. You’ll need to add something valued at $1 or more to your shopping cart for the $35 off coupon to work. A good candidate is iMation CD-R media for $6.95, item “068352-4”. Coupon expires 8/20/03 at 11 PM CST.
Today we at MacCentral are proud to announce a new addition to our site: a free weekly newsletter, which will be sent out each Friday featuring news, analysis, information on updates and more. To encourage people to sign up for this newsletter, we’re offering a special prize for newsletter subscribers: three free iPods.
Everyone who subscribes to the newsletter will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a 10GB iPod. One winner will be drawn each month beginning October 1, 2003. You only need to subscribe to the newsletter once—winners will be chosen from the entire subscriber base, so once you’re entered, your name will remain in the draw for future months.
Buy.com is offering the iPod 15GB for $384.99 with free shipping. Combined with Buy.com’s $10 off coupon for first time buyers, this brings the price down to $374.99. Orders must be placed on or before 8/31/2003 11:59:00 PM PT.
Deals on the Web: Target has restocked the new 30GB iPod for $499.99. Use coupon code “TCAF2SAVETEN” during checkout to save 10% for a final price of $449.99. It’s the best current price we’ve seen on a new unit.
“The Rolling Stones’ entire catalogue—more than 500 songs—is available, legally, on the Internet for the first time today.
The online service Rhapsody secured an exclusive deal with the band that stretches through the end of the month: All songs the Stones recorded since 1971 and released on EMI’s Virgin Records…”
“‘Although the [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] sets forth the minimum requirements for seeking a subpoena, RIAA is not seeking a subpoena as to everyone who is illegally distributing copyrighted recordings,’ the letter said. ‘Rather, at this time, RIAA is focusing on egregious infringers, those who are engaging in substantial amounts of illegal activity.’
An RIAA spokesperson could not quantify what the group means by ‘substantial amounts,’ but the group called its response ‘proportionate to the scope of a pervasive piracy problem today.’”
Dealmac: Small Dog Electronics offers the iBook G3/700 128/20/CD 12.1-inch bundled with the iPod 10GB for $999. That’s $70 less than the best price we could find if purchased separately elsewhere. Offer ends today.
Apple has posted/updated an AppleCare Knowledge Base Document: The MUSICMATCH Jukebox can incorrectly report that the iPod is still in the process of synchronizing, even when the iPod has completely synchronized.
iLounger ‘jasonmccabe’ has informed fellow iPodders that the new iTrip for 3G iPods is expected to ship in early September according to an email from Jack C., Tech Support for Griffin Technology.
By now, many of you may be aware of the huge power outage that occured throughout Ontario and most of the North East U.S. As I returned home last night to my unpowered apartment, I was greeted by a short 4 story climb in pitch black stairwells. Not too bad for me, but for an elderly couple, one of whome was on an oxygen machine, and carrying luggage, it could have been life threatening. So after sitting for a few minutes to review the situation and ensuring that I would help with these bags, I whipped out my iPod, turned on the backlight.. and voila! Light for everyone.
Needless to say, all were impressed, and the cool blue glow adequately lit the darkened stairwell enough for everyone to get where they were going without a problem. Not to mention easily over 8 hours of play time later that evening in an otherwise electricity free zone. Thank’s Apple, you may have saved a life.