updated 02:25 pm EST, Wed December 5, 2007
iMac, iPod giveaway
In brief: We've posted a review of the video conversion tool VisualHub, Mediafour is giving away an iMac and iPods, Macfun is offering a 25% sale, iProng Magazine -- dedicated to iPhones and iPods -- has made its debut, and Scotsys is offering some great one-day promotions ... We have posted a review of VisualHub, the logical upgrade to the free iSquint, which has served many of us as the iPod video conversion software of choice for quite some time. VisualHub includes a well-written manual, while iSquint gives you the lyrics of a popular song in the Help menu. VisualHub can also use an Xgrid-enabled network to process any queued files with stitching available to refine a user's workflow. There are a number of cautionary notes in the manual though, not the least of which is the potential to wear down your DVD drive if you convert directly from a disc.
Mediafour giving away iMac, iPods
Mediafour is running a holiday contest where, when users purchase MacDrive 7, XPlay 2, or Media Boss before the end of 2007, they will be eligible to win one of the following prizes: Purchase MacDrive 7 and you could win a new 20-inch Apple iMac, retail value $1200; Purchase XPlay 2 and you could win three Apple iPods -- a classic, nano and shuffle: retail value $477. Purchase Media Boss and you could win seven oft PSP titles. Games include NBA Live, Tiger Woods, Madden, The Simpsons Game, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, Puzzle Quest and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. Retail value $260.
Macfun offers 25% sale
Freeverse has announced that that Macfun.com, the game portal specifically for Mac users, is now holding a sale of 25% off most Playfirst games for the month of December, reducing the price of these games from $20 to $15. The Macfun.com titles eligible for the 25% discount are: Chocolatier, Wedding Dash, Dream Chronicles, Subway Scramble, Diner Dash 2, Plantasia, Professor Fizzwizzle.
Scotsys offers in-store promos
This Saturday, 8th December, Scotsys in Glasgow and Edinburgh the following one-day offers: Buy any Mac and get a free iPod, Buy any iPod nano, classic or touch and get a £15 iTunes gift card for £5, buy any Mac with AppleCare 3 Year Protection Plan and get £50 off.