The family of a five-year-old boy who spent £1,700 of his parents’ cash on iTunes has received a full refund.
iTunes のゲームで１０分間に２４万円も使ってしまった男の子 | maclalala2
子供「iPadで遊んでいい？」 ママ「いいわよ～」→20万円の請求 | ガジェットさん家
子供にタブレット等で遊ばせる際の注意点のまとめ | もとまか日記
iTunes slowdowns with Google DNS | joe maller
Last night we tried to rent an iTunes movie on our newish Apple TV. Instead of starting right away, the Apple TV said it would be 2+ hours before we could start watching. I’ve got a healthy 15-20Mb/s connection and a clean wire to the Apple TV, so this shouldn’t be happening.
A little bit of research turned up a surprising fix: Don’t use Google DNS.
iTunes Store Slowdowns With Google DNS | Daring Fireball
I had the same thing happen last week. Horrendously slow downloads on my Apple TV, despite a fine network connection. Switching from Google DNS to my default DNS servers (Comcast) fixed it.
That offer has been on the table for a “couple months,” I’m told, and so far none of the big publishers have gone for it. They don’t like the 30 percent cut that Apple wants to take, but their real hang-up is lack of access to credit card data: It’s valuable to them for marketing, and without it they can’t offer print/digital bundles, either.
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Obviously, the Apple announcement tomorrow is that Jobs is a robot, and iTunes is now self-aware. WAKE UP, iSHEEPLE!
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Apple says iTunes is making a big announcement tomorrow. If it’s a baby, I hope they name it Ellen.
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Ryan Hamrick: Seems kind of un-Apple-lik ... | Twitter
Seems kind of un-Apple-like for the landing page to still say “tomorrow” when it’s an hour before the announcement.
〈つぎは iOS 4.2 だ！〉
We’ve already got the Mac OS X update, and here’s iTunes 10.1. Next stop? iOS 4.2.
iTunes 10.1 | Daring Fireball
〈iOS 4.2 のためにどうしても必要なんだよ〉
You need it for some of the new stuff in iOS 4.2.
Apple releases iTunes 10.1 | Macworld
One big change in iTunes 10.1, as discovered by Macworld senior contributor Kirk McElhearn, is the ability to disable Ping and remove it from the iTunes Sidebar.
iOS 4.2 arrival near? All signs point to yes | Macworld
Waiting for an Apple product release can often seem a bit like Waiting for Godot: there’s a lot of talk, a lot of speculation, and no real understanding of what’s going on behind the scenes. But in terms of the forthcoming release of iOS 4.2, we have some hints that its arrival is approaching.
CORPORATE CONTROL OF OUR DATA
IN APPLE WE TRUST
THE WHITE ALBUM ARGUMENT
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
With each new product that Apple announces, including the revamped Apple TV and the new Ping social network, Steve Jobs reveals a little bit more of his plan to dominate the media universe. But I can summarize that plan’s fatal flaw in one word: iTunes.
“At some point, one must ask the question: is this really worth it…? Should we throw another human wave of structural engineers at stabilizing the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or should we just let the damn thing fall over and build a tower that doesn’t suck? [...]“