Top Free App … only 13.99

If you have an old enough mac computer (with mavericks) and you try to download the “free” version of iMovie, you need to pay 13.99 euros. Nice, huh.

Maybe they could have calculated the iMovie price along with the mavericks upgrade fee, because right now it is quite funny to pay 25 euros for the operating system upgrade, and 13.99 for the iMovie only (I will comment that all the pages, number etc are also free for only the new mac computer owners).

topfree

Stick and Knife (book)

Excellent book from my friend and colleague Dimitris Tsigakos. The guy has a martial arts school and trust me he knows a lot about self-defence.

I read several chapters of the book and it is very well-written. I liked very much that Dimitris uses a more personal style (and personal experiences too), when he discusses about various techniques. The book is available in Kindle format and sold by amazon.com.

So Long for the Digital Copy …

I was always amazed by the Triple Packs in modern film releases. This included the Blu-Ray version of the film, a DVD version and a digital version, which you can download from iTunes by giving a special code included in the packaging. Of course this comes not for free … you pay something more.

I’m regular customer of amazon.co.uk and I have in my possession several movies in “triple packs”, bought originally from there. I’ll be honest, I bought the pack for the DVD version of the film (useful when you travel and you cannot have the Blu-Ray player with you), but since I could download the digital copy, I thought it would be handy to have it also. After all, its my prerogative … NOT!

Since I bought this from the UK, I should be there to download the copy. And I mean literally there, since the code was invalid outside UK. Doh! Nobody told me that, when I bought the original product … When I go to UK for vacation, I will get all my Blu-Ray disks with me to download my share of the copies (three, one in Full HD, one for computer and one for portable devices).

Oh well, seems like the music and film industry have a lot to learn about the digital world and the new way of doing things. This is why the pirate bay or sites like that exist I think …

Ironman 2 - Triple Play Pack

We are very pleased to …

Today this e-mail arrived from amazon:

We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:
Jessica Livingston “Founders at Work : Stories of Startups' Early Days: Stories of Startups’ Early Days (Recipes: a Problem-Solution Ap)”
Previous estimated arrival date: October 12 2009
New estimated arrival date: October 12 2009
P Seibel “Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming”
Previous estimated arrival date: October 12 2009
New estimated arrival date: October 12 2009

“We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

Jessica Livingston “Founders at Work : Stories of Startups' Early Days: Stories of Startups’ Early Days (Recipes: a Problem-Solution Ap)”

Previous estimated arrival date: October 12 2009

New estimated arrival date: October 12 2009

P Seibel “Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming”

Previous estimated arrival date: October 12 2009

New estimated arrival date: October 12 2009″

It is not my imagination, but they have a bug in their software … right? 🙂

0.01 … is enough.

I lived to see that too. Today i received the following e-mail from amazon.co.uk (which i use for my online shopping among others):

The following title(s) decreased in price:

********** (title was here)
Price on order date: £26.99
Price charged at dispatch: £26.99
Lowest price up to and including release date: £26.98
                        
Amount to be refunded: £0.01
Quantity: 1
Total Savings: £0.01

£0.01 is your total savings under our Pre-order Price Guarantee.

Yeap, i got refunded by £0.01. Unbelievable, right?