Mix: iTunes Gift Cards on Facebook, Time Magazine, Qik, ezGear | iLounge News


Mix: iTunes Gift Cards on Facebook, Time Magazine, Qik, ezGear


Apple has introduced the ability to purchase customized digital iTunes Gift Cards through its iTunes Facebook page. The feature is currently limited to U.S. iTunes Store customers only, and allows users to choose one of six digital gift card designs with values ranging from $5 up to $50 and enter a gift message. Users can also specify to send the gift card immediately or schedule it for automatic delivery at a future date. The service is integrated into the Facebook “Gifts” feature, enabling the iTunes Gift Cards to be sent through Facebook itself.

Time magazine has chosen the iPhone 3GS as the fourth best gadget of 2009, interestingly placing behind the Motorola Droid, Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader and the Dyson Air Multiplier. Time named the Droid as its number one choice since it was deemed the first handset to truly challenge the iPhone, and the best hardware companion to Google’s Android mobile operating system. The iPhone 3GS also earned praise, but the article noted that the changes in the 3GS were not revolutionary enough to distinguish it from last year’s iPhone 3G.

Qik reports that it has submitted an updated version of its Qik app to the App Store that will support live streaming from the iPhone. Qik has provided an unofficial live streaming iPhone app for jailbroken iPhones since even before the iPhone 3GS was released, however its first official Qik app on the App Store provided only the ability to record videos for later uploading to the Qik service.

ezGear is offering iLounge readers a 20% discount on all online orders at its web site. iLounge customers can use the Discount code ILOUNGE during checkout to redeem the offer. The ILOUNGE discount code can be used multiple times for iPod and iPhone accessories, as well as other ezGear products.

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Whoever does the PR for Dyson needs a raise.

How does such a ridiculously overhyped product keep ending up on these lists?

Posted by ort in Toronto on December 9, 2009 at 4:12 PM (CST)


It’ll be interesting to hold onto this article and review it in 6 months.
By then, the iPhone 3GS will still be in 4th Place, The Droid will be replaced with whatever Android-based iPhone Wannabe is on the market, The Nook will either be a complete Flop or at the top of the list and the Dyson product will be replaced with whatever product is most advertised for in the pages of Time Magazine.

Posted by Dan Woods in Toronto on December 9, 2009 at 9:37 PM (CST)


how do i get the code for free itune giftcard on facebook? help

Posted by pj in Toronto on December 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM (CST)

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