Just about every AppleScript possible for iTunes can be found at Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes. One I just tried and worked brilliantly is Super Remove Dead Tracks. Another one I use on occasion is Make Bookmarkable, which is fantastic for those of you who rip audiobooks from CD’s and would like to put them in the Audiobooks section of iTunes.
Never thought I would see a line of 40-50 people in front of the Mall of NH AT&T store.
I am definitely getting one in 2008…question is, when in 2008.
This guided tour make me want an iPhone. NOW.
Unfortunately due to that thing called money (thanks to an upcoming wedding, honeymoon, etc.), I probably won’t get one until 2008. At least by then, the price may drop and stuff like 3G wireless added.
When was the last time you saw any cell phone manufacturer or provider do a video showing you the various functions of a phone? Never? Well, that is because the phone interfaces are complete jokes.
The iPhone’s interface is the most revolutionary UI in the history of a consumer product.
I have tried out the Safari 3.0 beta at work (a PC running Windows XP) and at home (a Macbook running OS X). I am pretty impressed with how much faster Safari loads pages. The new find feature is fantastic and big improvement over Firefox’s version of the feature.On the Windows side of things, I am impressed although it is clearly beta (it seemed very buggy and had some minor quirks, like taking up 400MB of memory). So for the next few days at least, I am going to try to stick with Safari 3.0 Beta on my Macbook and see how it runs. So far I am pretty happy with how it is running. At least on the Mac side of things, it doesn’t seem like a beta product.Minor annoyance: The WYSIWYG editor in WordPress has some bugs with the new Safari, like not being able to create links. However, some of the buttons do work, which is an improvement over nothing working in Safari 2.
So Apple now has high quality DRM-free music on iTunes (for just EMI labels at the moment, but that should change quickly). I went right away to see what songs I had purchased are eligible to be upgraded for $0.30 apiece.
Only 4 songs (and 2 of those are songs Katie bought that I wouldn’t be caught dead listening to) were eligible. So I upgraded those songs and then purchased an album I have wanted, but never got around to buying (Coldplay’s Parachutes). The whole process is painless and now I have an extremely high quality copy that is DRM-free.
I am almost decided that future album purchases will be on iTunes (if the iTunes Plus version of the album is offered). I don’t remember the last time I played a physical CD since I instantly rip CD’s these days and store them afterwards. Why deal with that hassle anymore? As Mark Cuban wrote a few days ago, we aren’t too far away from CD’s becoming extinct.
Now I just have to get an off-site backup strategy together.