Amazon comparison shopping with Advantageous:
“Basically the Advantageous installer adds both an AppleScript to iTunes and a small application to your Mac. When you’re browsing in the iTunes Store if you invoke the script from iTunes script menu in the menubar it will start the little application and search for the track in Amazon (via your default browser).”
(read full article The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW))
“Kindle 2: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation) $359.00”
Waiting for all the reviews to pour in……
(Get it HERE)
Electronista is Reporting that Amazon might be ready to announce the next version of the Kindle. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about the Kindle but also know there were improvements to be made!
We will wait and see on 2.9.09!
“Amazon today said it would hold a press event on February 9th at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. The online retailer doesn’t provide details as to what will appear at the event but is widely expected to be launching the second generation Kindle at the gathering given the location and timing; the original sold out in late 2008 and isn’t set to come back on sale until the early part of 2009.”
(Read FULL article HERE)
I love iTunes but I HATE DRM. That’s why I have been getting all my my tunes from Amazon, not to mention it is cheaper!
So when I saw this handy little Script, I had to share it. It’s called Advantageous mp3. Here is the 411:
Download and install Advantageous mp3. It is free of charge.
Browse through the iTunes Store, just as usual. Or use iTunes Genius feature to find new music.
When you find something you want, click on Get MP3 from Amazon in the iTunes Script Menu.
Advantageous mp3 takes you to the artist’s or album’s Amazon MP3 site. You can buy the music DRM-free and in better quality.
Go get it HERE!
A very cool coverflow-esque way to shop.
Check it out HERE
Have you been wanting a Kindle for awhile now? Well now until 11-1-08 you can save $50 from your good friend oprah. It’s not a new car but it’s something…
“As a special offer for Oprah viewers, Amazon.com is giving $50 off the price of Kindle. Enter the promotional code OPRAHWINFREY during the checkout process at Amazon.com to receive the discount. This offer is valid through November 1, 2008.
Code for $50 off the price of Kindle: OPRAHWINFREY”
(Via oprah )
YouTube added a few new handy buttons below videos that contain music.
That way if you are digging on the tune, you can instantly go to iTunes or Amazon.com to download it.
According to Googleblog:
“When you view a YouTube video with a great soundtrack, you often see comments from YouTube users asking about the name of the song and where they can download it. Or when users watch the trailer for an upcoming video game, they want to know when it will be released and where they can buy it.”
Now, how can I get back those numerous minutes of searching!
Boygeniusreport has the first pics and info on the New Kindle 2.
It looks like Amazon listened to the complaints of the first generation and made some nice improvements.
” the unit is a little wider and a little longer, but it should help those that thought the first unit was a little too awkwardly-shaped. What’s even better is that with the new unit, while holding it, you won’t accidentally flip the page like the old one. Hit the jump for the rest!”
Click for BGR – Amazon Kindle 2 gallery!
(Via The Boy Genius Report)
There is news around the “geek” blogosphere that a newly redesigned Kindle will be making its appearance soon.
The rumor is – The new Kindle will be thinner, come with a better screen and should sport a more stylish design with a lower price tag.
The price should be around $250 to $300, the original kindle is $359.
I believe the sleeker design and the lower price will appeal towards the younger demographic. No word yet about a color screen.
Amazon Video on Demand Service is Mac-friendly
TUAW – Back in 2006 we covered the launch of the Amazon Unbox video service which was then being pitched as the best alternative to the iTunes Store. There was one big problem: it didn’t support Macs. Now, finally, Amazon is starting to rectify the situation with their new Amazon Video on Demand Service. PC Magazine has a First Look at the Service and, sure enough, it now supports Macs.
It appears that the new service will be similar to Netflix’s streaming (which does not support the Mac, though they have promised it a long time ago) in that you’ll be able to watch 40,000 movies and television shows in your browser. Unlike Netflix, however, the content will be priced individually with no subscription options. The video will be streamed with Flash 9.
Unfortunately, the program is still in beta and Amazon apparently has enough testers at the moment. However, you can sign up for their beta mailing list if you want to get in the next time they issue invitations.