do TV show sales on iTunes result in greater viewership?

TVWeek has an interesting article this week: NBC: iPod Boosts Prime Time. They’re claiming that, after releasing The Office onto the iTunes Music Store (which is increasingly becoming a misnomer), they’ve seen an audience increase of 30% in the 18 to 49 age bracket. NBC is placing the credit for this squarely on the shoulders…

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time to update the resume

According to Jason O’Grady, the guy who writes the the Apple blog for ZDNet, I’m about to be out of a job. Here’s what he says will put me on the unemployment line: 8. iWork ’06. Apple’s productivity suite will get upgrades to Pages and Keynote with the possible addition of a modern Office-killing spreadsheet…

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KDE to support Dashboard Widgets

Zack Rusin, one of the lead devs on KDE, says that KDE is going to support Dashboard Widgets. I haven’t decided if I like the idea or not. I find the Dashboard on my various Macs [1] to perform too slowly for my tastes. I have it disabled on two of my three Macs because…


Embracing the wired future

In this week’s Opus (although, as of this writing, it’s still last week’s Opus that’s linked on the site), Opus is comfortably ensconsed in his anxiety closet with his books, CDs, Spongebob Squarepants telephone, and (I think) a pin-up penguin poster. Steve Jobs comes in and tells him to embrace the wired future, and throws…


Apple gift cards

Apple has finally made gift cards available. These aren’t iTunes gift cards, but are good for anything at the Apple Store. It’s about time, guys! I would’ve thought that you would’ve picked up on the idea much earlier. iTunes gift cards have been available for awhile, why did it take so long to do this?…

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TiVo will support transfers to the video iPod and PSP

According to the New York Times, TiVo is going to allow subscribers to transfer their recorded shows from their TiVo to their video iPod or PlayStation Personal. This is an extension of the existing TiVoToGo service, which can already sync video stored on the TiVo to devices from Creative and other companies. I think that…


MWSF rumour mill has begun

I love reading the various Apple rumour sites. I troll through their sites every few days to catch up on the latest chatter. They’ve got all of the honest-to-goodness Apple news, plus the rumours, guesses, and everything in between. The height of the rumour season is, of course, the lead-up to MacWorld San Francisco. And…


1 million new Mac users?

AppleInsider is reporting that there have been over one million converts to the Macintosh platform so far in 2005. I’m not entirely convinced that they’re all converts. It’s assuming that all of the growth is from Windows users switching, which I don’t buy. At least some of the growth has to be from multi-computer households,…

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Appleworks and iWork shipping on new Macs?

Just in case you noticed, I was on holiday last week. But you didn’t notice, I’m too new here. 🙂 Just before I went on holiday, I made the plunge and ordered a new Mac mini. I have a Linux server at home (which serves as my media playback device), but it’s been annoying me…

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change in iPod form factor

We’re now on the fifth generation of the standard iPod. (I consider the mini, nano, and shuffle to be separate entities.) The newest iPod also marks the third change (or is it fourth?) in form factor for the device. If you buy the latest iPod, it comes with an adaptor to snap onto it so…