When you’re searching for something on Google today, you’ll notice a fascinating instrument at the top of the page: It’s a recordable electric guitar built in the shape of the Google logo, paying homage to guitar great Les Paul, who would have been 96 years old today (Thursday).
Hover your mouse over the strings, and you can strum this little instrument. You can also play notes on your keyboard. Click the rectangular record button positioned where the bottom part of the second “g” in the word “Google” would be, and every note you play will be saved for posterity. Read More
I haven’t really posted yet about one of my major loves in life. No, not Peter himself, but music – specifically a cappella music. For those of you who aren’t completely familiar with the genre, a cappella is solo or group singing without instrumental sound. One such contemporary exponent of this musical art form is Peter Hollens. Read More
It has taken more than seven years, but at last Apple has brought The Beatles to the iTunes Store. If you are one of the rare people who is both a huge fan of the group, but somehow doesn’t actually own the music, you can buy the entire back-catalog at once for $150.
Ever since Apple started selling music downloads back in April 2003, there has been speculation as to when – if – The Beatles would be available on the store. The negotiations surely werent helped by legal troubles triggered by Apple Computer when it got into the music business and trod on the toes of The Beatles’ Apple Corp. Read More
Apple is promising big news tomorrow, asking customers to “Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes“.
The ad is currently running on all of the Apple home pages and is showing the time of the announcement for California, New York, London and Tokyo.
Often iTunes related news is available in the US first, later becoming available in the UK and elsewhere. This time, it looks like the news will definitely apply simultaneously the world over. Read More