Chris Thomson

Chris Thomson

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480 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - iTunes 9.2 Coming Alon... · 0 replies · +7 points

Of course it's for Mac only. That's a screenshot from Apple's developer site, where registered developers get early access to software to develop their apps for the new iPhone software. That software only works on Macs, so why would they offer a Windows version of iTunes along with all of their other Mac-only early-access developer tools?

480 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - Boxcar Brings Push Not... · 0 replies · +2 points

Are the ads delivered via push notifications, or are they ads inside the actual Boxcar app?

484 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - Amazon Launches Its Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'd love to see an app like this for the other Amazon sites (.ca, .co.uk, etc).

By the way, you forgot to include the http:// in the link to http://amazon.com/ShopiPad. The link is broken as a result.

484 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - iPad's International R... · 0 replies · +1 points

The increase is justified by fluctuating exchange rates. It's annoying, I know. Apple doesn't want to have to raise the price if the exchange rate goes nuts.

484 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - iPad's International R... · 0 replies · +1 points

I pre-ordered a 64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad last night. (I'm from Canada.) I've gotta say, $879 is pretty much exactly what I thought they'd price it at. It's not too much of a premium over the U.S. prices. Rogers data plans also seem very fair to me... no contracts, and the lowest plan matches AT&T's pricing in the U.S. at $15 for 250 MB. It would've been nice to have an "unlimited" option, but I can't say I was expecting it. I'm not usually a huge Rogers fan, but I really wasn't expecting them to have a plan for as low as $15, even if it is just for 250 mb.

484 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - iPad's International R... · 0 replies · +1 points

Even if Rogers said it was "unlimited", it'd still probably be capped at 5 or 6 GB anyway. I really doubt that they're going to do a truly, no-strings-attached unlimited plan anytime soon. But it'd sure be nice if they did. Hopefully one of these days they'll surprise us.

484 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - iPad's International R... · 0 replies · +1 points

Rogers has announced their data plans. No contracts, 250 MB for $15, 5 GB for $35. They had originally said that for $20 (per month?) you could add your iPad to your iPhone's data plan, but they later corrected themselves and said that was an error and that there are no data-sharing plans available.

I was expecting plans much worse, with activation/cancellation fees, contracts, etc.

484 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - iPad's International R... · 0 replies · +1 points

Apple hasn't yet announced when the iPad will make its way to India. In their recent announcement, they mentioned a few countries (listed above in the article) that are getting the iPad on May 28th, and then mentioned some that will see it in July. India wasn't in either list.

484 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - Apple Files For "iTune... · 1 reply · +1 points

iTunes on Windows has always been terrible, and their Mac version is getting worse and worse with all of the functionality they've stuck in there. If iTunes was just a music program, it might actually turn out good. But with it dealing with all kinds of media, syncing your devices, downloading software for devices, and activating phones, it has gotten really, really cluttered. :(

484 weeks ago @ TechCrunch - Spotted: Facebook's Ch... · 6 replies · +2 points

This stinks. Constantly I've been told by my non-techy friends that Twitter is "useless" because Facebook status updates do the same thing. I still love Twitter, but it's tough to convince them otherwise. I'm sure the same thing will happen with this and foursquare & gowalla -- non-techy people will just stick to using Facebook for this functionality and they won't ever discover the alternatives.