Of course I have. I'm sure I've heard that you can redownload songs you've purchased as well. Not entirely sure if that is accurate though.
Apple has been known to allow this in exceptional circumstances (or when the person concerned is, ahem, famous) however I don't believe it's part of their policy.
Anyone with an iPod, however, has a little bit more security. If you lose either your computer or your iPod, then provided you have your entire library on both devices, it's trivial to re-sync either way (going from an iPod back to one's computer requires a third-party software solution of which there are countless dozens).
If you lose your computer and your iPod in the one hit, best to start begging.
I ripped my AACs in iTunes so....
Yep, that means they're not protected files and will play anywhere that supports AAC playback.
I beleive I transferred AAC files to my Motorola phone and they play fine.
For clarification, there are two types of AAC files, protected (.m4p) and non-protected (.m4a). The latter will play on any device that supports the AAC format, the former will only play on Apple hardware (computers, iPods) as they're the only devices that currently support Apple's proprietary FairPlay DRM. That is, unless you use one of the above-described methods for removing the DRM portion of the file. The iTunes Store only sells protected files.
Isn't that what Last post by ... does?
Yes it is, perhaps it's not obvious enough, but it's there.
Hard News PodCast - from iTunes?
Well, you could subscribe to 95bFM's Breakfast podcast, they include Russell's weekly Hard Word discussion with Mikey.
Right off topic, but here's another way to give Damian some online love...
An editing function is top of the list of enhancements, should happen within the next couple of weeks. I've fixed your typo...
Curious. As a previous user of Renaissance's online store, I have just been sent an email, which includes the following:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, and advise you that as of today the Renaissance Apple online store is no longer available.
For your future Apple needs, we have a number of New Zealand-based Authorised Resellers, including some with excellent online stores. These include:
Nowhere in the email does it mention that New Zealand now has an official Apple Online Store.
The only thing that would cause me to switch from Campbell Live to Close Up would be a Wells/Casserly presenter/producer combination.
Inspired. I'd tune in.
I certainly won't upgrade until the dust settles in a few years time
And it's quite possible that when the dust does settle, neither one of those formats will be preferable. Instead we'll all be making use of Telecom's unleashed network speeds and grabbing our HD content on demand via the interweb.
Some details have been "confirmed" by Digg founder Kevin Rose, as noted by Engadget:
Extremely small form factor
Two battery design -- one for music, one for phone functions
Flash memory: 4GB for US$249, 8GB for US$449
Likely launch with single GSM carrier (CDMA and other GSM to follow)
Macworld definitely seems like the likely launch date.