Movies On iTunes

July 9, 2008

Apple App Store Will Challenge iTunes Marketplace? Yes It Can.

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 6:27 pm

Apple is growing fast. They are rolling out products faster than any other company out there. One fall out of that speed is the confusion between product lines. Now that 3G iPhone release is just on the horizon, expectation is that this will bring clarity on how Apple will map out integration strategy between App store and iTunes.

App Store will be accessible as part of the iPhone 2.0 software. Thousands of developers have downloaded iPhone SDK and approved applications will be listed on App store gallery.

Looking at this description, Apple is planning to allow listing of applications in iTunes catalog. Very much on the lines of existing movies and songs directory. This will draw more users into iPhone marketing. For those not having iPhones, they will be able to view this catalog. Developers will love this feature as this will allow them another marketing channel.



Jim Goldman, at CNBC,  thinks App store could be a major channel for Apple -

Fact is, Apple’s new App store could become a major new revenue stream for the company and those posting programs on it. Many of these programs will work on your current iPhone as well, as long as you upgrade your software to the 2.0 OS. Though 3G will make the wireless download of these new programs far faster. And the automatic update notification is pretty cool too, letting you know the moment your existing new program is outdate and you now have the opportunity to upgrade.
App store can be a disruptive force in software distribution. Apple is opening a new channel which combines different emerging computing models. It has elements of SaaS, Cloud computing, mobile interface and tight desktop integration. This can be bigger than iTunes.

Blogged with MessageDance using Gmail | Reply On Twitter

June 2, 2008

Righteous Kill trailer now available on Apple site

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 2:05 am

Righteous Kill trailer is now available on Apple site:

Righteous Kill

Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) and Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) star as a pair of veteran New York City police detectives on the trail of a vigilante serial killer in the adrenaline fueled psychological thriller Righteous Kill, directed by Jon Avnet (Red Corner, Fried Green Tomatoes) and written by Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man). The cast also features hip-hop superstar Curtis Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’). After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren’t. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before. Like the original murder, the victim is a suspected criminal whose body is found accompanied by a four line poem justifying the killing. When additional crimes take place, it becomes clear the detectives are looking for a serial killer, one who targets criminals that have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. His mission is to do what the cops can’t do on their own—take the culprits off the streets for good. The similarities between the recent killings and their earlier case raise a nagging question: Did they put the wrong man behind bars?

Available in regular trailer, HD and iPod format. For iPod format , be prepared to launch itpc application.

Blogged with MessageDance using Gmail | Reply On Twitter

May 28, 2008

Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update includes stability and security fixes. No new changes for iTunes.

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 6:01 pm

Apple recommends upgrading to OSX 10.5.3

Google blog talks about Address Book sync with Google Contacts. I wonder how many more years before we see iTunes and Blogger integration.

Here is a complete list of changes and fixes in 10.5.3.

General

  • Fixes a font issue that could result in Helvetica Narrow being used in applications instead of Helvetica.
  • Addresses an issue with stuttering video and audio playback in certain USB devices.
  • Resolves stability issues with Word of the Day, iTunes Artwork, and Slideshow screen savers.
  • Fixes an issue in which certain attached hard drives may not show up in the Finder.
  • Addresses an issue with .Mac syncing of Dashboard widgets over multiple Macs that use different screen resolutions.
  • Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras.
  • Improves the accuracy of the Software Update progress bar indicator.
  • Addresses an issue in which Finder may not be available if the computer name is blank in Sharing preferences.
  • Improves Active Directory binding and login.
  • Eliminates a delay when logging in as an Active Directory user in a .local domain.
  • Improves Spotlight searches on a AFP file server volumes.
  • Clients can now change their password at the login window when bound to a Mac OS X 10.4 Open Directory server.
  • Improves Safari reliability when connecting to the Internet through a Microsoft ISA proxy.

Address Book

  • Addresses reliability issues when searching for contacts using built-in search.
  • Resolves issues with mapping addresses that contain an ampersand character (&).


AirPort

  • Improves 802.1X behavior and reliability. 
  • Improves reliability when using Time Capsule.

Automator

  • Addresses an issue in which some actions may not work with the "Show When Run" option enabled.
  • Resolves an issue in which the "New iCal Event" action may not work.
  • Resolves an issue that prevents workflows from being saved in the Finder's contextual menu.
  • Fixes reliability issues for Automator scripts that search for files by date. 
  • Resolves an issue that prevents workflows from being saved in the Finder's contextual menu.
  • Addresses an issue in which Automator workflows as Finder plugins do not work when the workflow begins with the "Get Selected Finder Items" action.
  • Fixes an issue in which the "Copy Files" action does not reliably work when added from Automator’s warning dialog.

iCal

  • Addresses potential privacy issues by allowing events to be marked as private.
  • Resolves an issue in which the inspector does not show capacity and availability info for conference rooms within a building.
  • Addresses an issue in which the current day could appear in the left-most column of the weekly view.
  • Addresses reliability issues with meeting alarms, invitations and attachments.
  • Resolves issues with reliability when restoring from iCal backups.
  • Fixes accuracy issues with auto-completion, availability data and location names.
  • Resolves an issue in which iCal may send cancellation notices for events in the past after a calendar is deleted.
  • Fixes reliability issues with iCal syncing.

iChat

  • Addresses reliability issues with screen sharing.
  • Resolves an issue in which saved chat transcripts may reported as "still in use" after opening and closing them in iChat.
  • Resolves an issue with group chats not being indexed in Spotlight.
  • Only the last 250 messages of an active chat are saved.  Fixed to save unlimited number of lines.
  • Addresses issues with echo cancellation that may occur on portable Macs.

Mail

  • Resolves an issue in which Mail may prevent idle sleep when set to automatically check for new messages every minute.
  • Addresses stability issues that may be encountered when dragging large attachments into an email message.
  • Fixes an issue that could occur if two compose windows are open when dragging a file to the Mail icon in the Dock.
  • Addresses reliability issues when changes are made to a mailbox while offline.
  • Resolves wrapping issues that may be found with consecutive spaces in plain text.
  • Fixes issues with certain web pages appearing garbled when emailed from Safari.
  • Fixes an issue in which the Sent, Drafts, and Outbox mailboxes incorrectly list the "cc" recipients in the "To" column.
  • Addresses reliability issues with attachments added to plain text notes.
  • Fixes reliability issues with authenticated RSS feeds.
  • Resolves an issue in which attaching an alias to an email message may not send the actual file.

Parental Controls

  • Addresses reliability issues with application logging and time limits.
  • Resolves an issue in which Parental Controls may prevent forced sleep. 
  • Addresses performance issues with web content filters.
  • Fixes an issue with managed accounts in which iChat transcripts may not be created.
  • Addresses issues with 4-byte files and whitelist. 

Spaces

  • Resolves an issue in which switching to a different space and returning back to the original space may reorder the application windows with a different active window.
  • Resolves an issue in which activating an application from the Dock switches to a different space, even if there is a window for that application in the current space.
  • Fixes an issue in which Command-Tab may incorrectly switch to a new space.
  • Addresses reliability issues with Spaces when syncing preferences over .Mac.

Time Machine

  • Includes fixes for Time Machine compatibility with Time Capsule.
  • Resolves certain issues when backing up a portable Mac that is on battery power. 
  • Addresses compatibility issues with Aperture 2.
  • Addresses reliability issues when performing a full restore from a Time Machine backup.
  • Fixes an issue in which certain function keys may be disabled after using Time Machine. 
  • Fixes a possible alert message that incorrectly states a backup volume does not have enough space. 
  • Updates Time Machine to reliably restore attachments and messages in Mail.

VoiceOver

  • Includes Braille Update 1.0 which enables GW Micro, HandyTech, HIMS, Nippon, and Papenmeier Refreshable Braille displays.
  • Addresses an issue with Braille dot 7 and 8 underlining.
  • Fixes an issue in which HTML page anchors may be ignored by the VoiceOver cursor.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Hot Spots from being used in text areas.
  • Resolves an issue with spell checking in which VoiceOver may only announce the first misspelled word if there are multiple words spelled incorrectly.

Blogged with MessageDance using Gmail | Reply On Twitter

May 17, 2008

Full-Screen Multitouch Mac OS X Is Here (But Not from Apple)

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , — admin @ 1:39 am
Website Snapshot

Multitouch Goodness: Full-Screen Multitouch Mac OS X Is Here (But Not from Apple)

newVideoPlayer lux gizmodo flv It’s not from Apple but it gives a pretty good idea of what to expect from

Blogged with MessageDance using Gmail | Reply On Twitter

May 6, 2008

[Flickr] moviesonitunes wants you to see a photo

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 11:18 pm


Cool cover flow.

The Cranberries


by SigneSavannah
 © All rights reserved

Just follow this link to see the photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/signesavannahconstable/2469537503/

(If the link doesn’t work, try copying and pasting it from this email into your browser’s address bar.)

Flickr is almost certainly the best photo management and sharing application in the world. If you’d like to see what I use it for you can check out my profile page or browse my photostream.

Blogged with MessageDance | Reply On Twitter

Newer Posts »

Powered by WordPress