If you love live music, do yourself a favor and grab the iTunes Festival App now. In case you’re not familiar, the iTunes Festival is a concert series sponsored by Apple in London beginning in 2007. The 2012 lineup inclues acts like Usher, Band of Horses, Norah Jones, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, and many more. You can stream the concerts live or watch them after they have completed. You can view the shows in iTunes, via an iOS App, or via the iTunes Festival icon on the Apple TV. The shows are absolutely free to view!
Newsweek posted an article late last week about the U.S. military’s use of the iPod with soldiers. The iPod is replacing hardware specially built to military specifications. Here’s the money quote if you ask me:
Typically sheathed in protective casing, iPods have proved rugged enough for military life.
If it’s tough enough for the U.S. military, it’s probably tough enough for your use!
[Via Daring Fireball]
If you’ve been holding out for an official Skype application for your iPhone, the wait is about to be over. Skype is set to release the iPhone and iPod touch application sometime tomorrow (March 31st).
The application will be free and will have one fairly significant drawback. As with other VoIP applications on the iPhone, Skype will only work while connected to a WiFi network.
[Via New York Times]
Today only, save 25% off Remote Buddy, the application that turns your Apple Remote (and Wiimote) into the ultimate universal remote for your Mac. With Remote Buddy, you can use the Apple Remote to control a huge list of Mac applications like Aperture, Camino, Delicious Library, iCal, Keynote, Last.fm, Lightroom, NetNewsWire, Voodoo Pad, and many more! Remote Buddy also includes a cool AJAX remote application for your iPhone or iPod touch.
This offer is available for one day only, so hurry up if you’re interested in purchasing Remote Buddy. The sale price is about 15€ which is around $19 USD.
If you read enough Apple related blogs, then you’ve probably heard of the iPhone game Trism (iTunes link). What you may not have known however, is that the guy behind the game is one of the first to strike it rich in the iPhone App Store gold rush. In the first two months of the games’ availability in the App Store, Trism has earned $250,000 in profits.
CNN.com recently featured the developer, Steve Demeter, on their website. Things are going so well for Steve that he quit his job and is working on iPhone games full time. Congratulations to Steve for his success with Trism!
For a limited time, Trism is available for $2.99 in the App Store.
I’m sure we’ll hear more of these stories as the App Store gold rush continues.
In case you haven’t heard, you can download a copy of any of CodeWeavers’ products for free today. CodeWeavers’ products make it possible to run Windows programs on Mac or Linux without the Windows operating system.
So what’s the occasion? The price of gas in the Twin Cities dropped below $2.79 per gallon. You can read the full story about why the software is free from the StarTribune. As you would expect, the CodeWeavers servers are getting hammered so their website is running in a stripped down mode right now. Just visit CodeWeavers website and you’ll be redirected to the free software offer page. Enjoy free software! But hurry up, the offer is only valid today, October 28th, 2008.