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iChat and Time Zones

Just another addition to my wishlist for Apple.

Dear Steve,

I really wish that iChat would allow me to see the local time of a contact next to their name in my buddy list. I have friends who live all over the world and when I know the time zone difference (like +12 hours for Japan) it’s easy to figure out, but I don’t know the difference for Hong Kong, Australia, or some of the other places.

Just an idea. Feel free to use it if you wanna. ;^)

Your loyal fanboy,


P.S. I’d still love to have tabs in iTunes.


Written by Jeff

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 2:28 am

iChat, iTunes, and status updates

When I tell iChat AV to use my current iTunes track as the status, it should change the status to “Paused” when I pause iTunes. Right now if I pause a track it stays as the status for hours sometimes and it’s just annoying.

iChatStatus used to do this but now that app is mostly redundant since Tiger was released.

Written by Jeff

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 3:38 pm

Updated: Apple/iTunes should give credit for partially purchased albums


MacNN reports that Apple is going to begin to credit users for the singles they’ve purchased if they buy the whole album within a certain amount of time:

Apple, in conjunction with several music labels, is planning to offer iTunes users credit for songs already purchased when they choose to buy an associated album within a certain time frame, according to the New York Times.

MacNN | Apple may credit iTunes album purchases

Original post:
Another post about the iTunes Store.

I’ve previously bought four tracks from an album. The album costs $9.99. I’ve paid $3.96 already, but if I want to go and buy the whole album (instead of buying each track individually), I’ll be charged a full $9.99 and then have duplicate tracks. To avoid the duplicate tracks I’ll have to buy each track separately for a total of $8.91. When you total what I will have paid, I’ll have paid $12.87 for a $9.99 album.

iTunes knows what you’ve purchased already (it warned me when I clicked “add album” that I had already purchased portions of the album), and it should just go ahead and subtract those tracks from the total price of the album and prevent you from re-downloading them. How hard could that be?

Perhaps it’s my own fault for not buying the whole album in the first place, but I didn’t want the whole album then. I do now and I’ll probably wind up paying the extra money for the whole thing, I just don’t think I should have to.

For anyone who cares, the album I’ve partially purchased is The Grascals.

Written by Jeff

Monday, March 26, 2007 at 5:45 pm

I want tabs in iTunes

The title pretty much says it. I want tabs in the iTunes Store browser. It’s essentially a web browser embedded into iTunes so why can’t (or won’t) they do it. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve Command-clicked because I forgot that I was in iTunes and wanted to open a link in a new tab so I could avoid having to click the back button so often.

So I want tabs in the iTunes browser.

Written by Jeff

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 4:56 pm