Tag Archives | iTunes

…You need to think differently?

Apple’s Think Different commercial is probably one of the most inspiring 60 seconds ever captured on film:

A few weeks ago, I came to the conclusion that if I listened to the Think Different ad every day, I’d probably do some amazing things with my life, so I created a ringtone out of the 30-second Seinfeld version that can be used as an alarm on any iPhone. Now, before starting each day, I can wake with inspiration to Think Different, and remind myself that the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. (If you’re wondering, I used this GarageBand Hack to make the ringtone.)

If you’d like to share in my inspiration, just download the ringtone HERE and add it to your phone through iTunes. From there, it should automatically show up as an available alarm sound.

…iTunes makes you the world’s best DJ?

iTunes DJ

The iTunes 8.1 update includes a new feature that I think has gone unjustly unnoticed: The new iTunes DJ. Now, in addition to acting as the world’s cheapest Sonos, the iPhone and iTunes combo can help turn you into the world’s best DJ.

The iTunes DJ playlist builder, which is designed to keep the music flowing at any party, allows you to collaboratively build a playlist with any of your friends that have an iPhone and the Remote app installed. With the app, they can log into the iTunes DJ playlist builder, view your library, suggest songs that should be added to the playlist, vote on upcoming songs, and generally help match the music to the mood of a party.

It’s easy to set up, with just a few check boxes and a welcome screen to enable, and once you’re up and running, the music you play will always be what a majority of the party-goers want to hear. (Hopefully…)

How cool is that?

[Apple – iTunes]

…It’s Movie Monday: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog?

Dr. Horrible\'s Sing-Along Blog

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is “the (true) story of Dr. Horrible (wow, really?), a low-rent super-villain trying to get into the Evil League of Evil, defeat his boorish nemesis, Captain Hammer, and win the girl of his dreams, Penny (or at least talk to her)”.

Joss Whedon directed the film, Neil Patrick Harris trained his acting talents to the main character, and the goal is to test out a new type of video format that is professionally produced and designed to spread virally.

It’s only available for a few more days though before going iTunes exclusive, so make sure you watch it now and see what all the fuss is about.

[Dr. Horrible]

[Hulu – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog]

…You can design the next iPhone?

Design The Next iPhone

Think you can do it better than Apple?

iLounge wants you to prove it, and is offering up next gen iPhones and iTunes gift cards to the people with the most creativity and artistic talent as part of their Design the Next iPhone contest.

To enter, just submit a brand-new artistic rendition of what you think the next iPhone should look like. Originality is encouraged, and they will be picking winners in the “advanced”, “simplified” and “funny” categories.

Let’s see what you’ve got.

[iLounge – Design The Next iPhone]

…John Mayer’s iTunes crashes too?

John Mayer Apple Crash Report

Apparently John Mayer’s talents extend beyond the musical arena from time to time, because when his iTunes crashed as he was trying to load it up with new running music to replace “Bittersweet Symphony” with, he typed out one of the best crash reports I’d imagine anyone at Apple has ever seen.

Want to take bets on how long it takes Apple to get back to him?

[Via: John Mayer’s Blog]