We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!
drhamad writes "With all the stories about Amazon's DRM-free music store lately, people seem to have forgotten that iTunes Plus has been doing this for far longer, offering 256kbps DRM-free MP4's, rather than Amazon's 256kbps DRM-free MP3's. As we now have seen, Apple just dropped their price to $0.99 per song (Amazon, by contrast, offers songs between $0.89 and $3.87, roughly). What hasn't been mentioned is the sheer size of the iTunes Plus store — over 2,000,000 tracks." Link to Original Source top
drhamad writes "A man convicted of statutory rape attempted to use a MySpace profile to show that the girl was putting herself out to be over the age of 18. The court denied him because he couldn't prove he saw it prior to the "rape". Whether or not you believe that it should be admitted in this case, it's an interesting example of our reliance on internet information and how cases in the future may be looked at." Link to Original Source top
drhamad writes "According to the Boy Genius Report, the iPhone will be available with a prepaid option, meaning with no contract! Could this prepaid option be the reason the "2 year contract" requirement was removed from the ads?" Link to Original Source top
drhamad writes "Apple today launched iTunes Plus and iTunes U. iTunes Plus is what they're calling their 256k AAC's sans-DRM, as announced previously. These are available for $1.29 per song, or regular album price. Upgrades of already owned songs are available for $0.30 per song, or $3 per album.
iTunes U is a new, University section of iTunes." top