Dealmac: ExperCom offers the Apple iPod 30GB MP3 Player for $434.50 plus $9 shipping. It’s the lowest total price we know to be available by $5, although Dell had it last week for just under $400. Small Dog Electronics has a demo unit in stock, with the full one-year Apple warranty, for $425. Shipping starts around $7.
I was heading over to the iPod discussions on Apple.com, and I noticed this header in bold:
This is just pure speculation, but it is encouraging. Hopefully, the shutdown is for a server upgrade or something. You know, to upgrade their hardware in preparation for a massive spike in visits…? With recent reports pegging the release of iTunes for Windows as sometime in October, it looks like Apple is finally going to give all us Windows iPod users a present soon.
Play, pause, skip. Create playlists, edit tags. As if you were in front of iTunes. Ovolab RemoteTunes offers a familiar interface for controlling other Macs’ iTunes on the local network, or over the Internet. The music will play from the remote Macintosh, every tune under your control.
Keep your iPod always updated with the freshest music. An amazing utility for every music lover, Ovolab AAChoo converts all your MP3 songs to AAC, the new high-quality and compact audio format at the core of MPEG-4, with an easy drag-and-drop interface and full control over every encoding parameter.
“‘We’re clearly working on it (but) I think we’ll do it next year,’ he told journalists on the fringes of the annual Apple Expo in Paris. He said it took time to sort out distribution rights with the music publishers who own the songs.
Jobs reiterated that, before the end of the year, Apple would bring iTunes and the online music store which has sold 10 million songs since its launch four months ago, to owners of personal computers that run on Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
‘We’re very much on track to execute iTunes for Windows,’ he said.”
Reader David E. Frank at Macintouch.com has submitted some ‘initial observations’ of his new iPod 40GB which replaced his 30GB. Click ‘Read more’ for the list.
“In another hopeful sign for the industry last week, downloading sites Rhapsody and Apple
We recently reported that Daimler Chrysler’s European Smart division will announce tomorrow the new i-move car at Apple Expo Paris featuring an iPod connectivity kit. Smart has launched a website with information (although in French) about the new i-move car and iPod Kit. As noted by MacMinute, the connectivity kit consists of a “dock, found just above the gear shift, takes advantage of the new iPod’s bottom connector and appears to be connected directly to the car’s audio system, allowing you to control volume and tracks from the head unit.”
Deal on The Web: ClubMac is once again offering the Griffin PowerPod iPod Auto Charger for $19.99. The device works with all versions of iPods. It’s the best price we’ve seen.
Dealmac: The Apple iPod 30GB MP3 Player costs $449 with free shipping at Dell Home. At it to your cart for 10% off. Apply coupon code “AF0B8FF6A734” for another $30 off, a net price of $374.10. That’s slightly less than The Apple Store’s price on a refurbished iPod 30GB. (Dell’s is new.) Offer ends today.
Engineered Audio, developers of the RemoteRemote wireless remote controller for iPod have sent iLounge an open letter explaining its delay in shipping. The demand for a shipping product has been intense since its announcement. Please click ‘Read more’ for the open letter.
iPoDoc is a freeware Applescript droplet that makes it easier to read long text documents on your iPod.
“Music is ubiquitous, as research from The NPD Group finds that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of all U.S. households with Internet access had at least one digital music file on their hard drives, and more than half of that group had up to 100 digital music files.
While all of these music files aren’t the result of Internet downloading, NPD says that two-thirds of all digital music file acquisition can be attributed to file sharing, and the remainder is mainly attributed to ripping tracks directly from CDs.”
A feature sorely missed by all Windows iPod users has finally become available with JRiver’s Media Center 9.1.251 beta. The first Windows program to support this feature. Up until now, Windows users haven’t been able to sync their iPod Ratings, Playcounts and Last Played dates to their Media Libraries (or to their iPods). This made it impossilbe to include your iPod playing habits into your Smart Playlists.
“Geoff Baker, spokesman for Apple Corps, confirmed the suit was filed two months ago in London High Court. He referred further questions to a statement put out by Apple Corps, the company the legendary rock ban formed in 1968 to manage its business interests.
‘Specifically, (the) complaint is made over the use by Apple Computer of the word ‘Apple’ and apple logos in conjunction with its new application for downloading pre-recorded music from the Internet,’ said the statement, apparently referring to Apple’s successful iTunes Music Store service for downloading digital songs”
The ‘Man in Black’ Johnny Cash has died at the age of 71 due to complications from diabetes at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
Editor’s note: It was only two weeks ago that I had downloaded several Johnny Cash albums from the iTunes Music Store. Rest in peace Johnny Cash, you’ll be missed.
With iVolume you can bring all your iTunes songs to the same loudness. Therefore no simple peak analysis is made. Instead, the perceived loudness heard by human ears is calculated with an appropriate algorithm. The results of iVolume are much better than those of the built-in “Sound Check” function in iTunes.
iVolume does not change any data of your audio files, so there is no loss in quality. iVolume simply adjusts the “Volume Adjustment” slider that you can find in the information dialog of iTunes for every song.
Dell has the 30GB for $449 plus an additional 10% off and free shipping through Sept. 15.