Did Apple Get it Wrong with Ping and Apple TV?

Many bloggers and journalists seem to think Apple got it wrong. I’m not one of them. In the case of Apple TV, the strategy is to proceed cautiously with a neat, tidy package of technology for $99 and a first step to get the content pricing right for TV shows. In the case of Ping, Apple is embedding social features into iTunes, that’s all.

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The iPad Magic Market Ride

Apple’s magic carpet ride takes off with 125 million credit card accounts in the iTunes Store and App Store, and 75 million people who already know how to use it before they even get it.

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iPhone Tip: The Trouble with Doubles (When Syncing Contacts)

You sync Contacts with the Exchange Server at work, but also with your Contacts folder on your PC — which may be already synced to Exchange. This results in duplicates of every contact. It can also happen with MobileMe if you sync with MobileMe from your iPhone and also use iTunes to sync with your Mac or PC — especially if you set up MobileMe first. Here’s how to fix your troubles with doubles.

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It’s Only Tunes and Videos (But I Like It)

Today’s “It’s Only Rock and Roll” press event held by Apple held no real surprises other than the triumphant return of Steve Jobs to the stage. Rumors and insider reports had already clued us into the album-package feature of the iTunes Store, better apps management in iTunes 9, and the video camera for the iPod nano.

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Apple and Beatles Come Together Over iTunes

Sept. 9, 2009 (09/09/2009) will be both Beatles Day and iTunes/iPod Day as Apple rolls out new features for iPods (including cameras), a new version of iTunes (with support for Blu-ray DVDs), and, according to rumors, an album format for the iTunes Store that takes full advantage of the Beatles’ album graphics, lyrics, and liner notes.

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Pocket Tips

Tony’s Tips for iPhone Users Manual, for $2.99 in the App Store, provides helpful tips for using your iPhone with iTunes and MobileMe. It’s better than a manual in your iPhone — a reference that is always up-to-date, easy to search, and organized for quick reading.

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