Archive | April 27, 2011

Hulu compensates for PSN outage

If you were curious about what’s in it for you for not being able to access Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) and related services for the past week, Hulu is the first to react issuing $2 credits for one week of downtime. Here is the full e-mail: (Note: I received my credit already)

Dear ***,

Unfortunately, due to the outage on PlayStation® Network, Hulu Plus subscribers cannot currently access the application on the PS3™. We understand this is frustrating, and we are looking forward to Sony restoring access to the application as soon as possible. In the meantime, we’d like to offer you a 1-week credit toward your Hulu Plus subscription. In order to automatically redeem your credit, please click here (customized link removed) at any time Read More…

Kindle with Special Offers shipping right now

Remember the ad supported Kindle 3 we announced a while ago? Amazon is eager to have it in your hands so it is shipping right now, for $114, a $25 discount from the regular price. Fortunately Amazon was smart enough to keep the ads out of the content so they’ll only be displayed when your device enters in standby or when a screensaver is displayed. Kindle with Special Offers won’t only display advertisements but also special deals and offers from Amazon store.

Than being said, maybe to entice potential customers, the first offers to be publicized on the new Kindle are quite good, including $10 for $20 Amazon.com Gift Card and 50% off Roku Streaming Player (normally $99). If you are new to eReaders, you can study our full Kindle 3 review and also our Roku player review if you want to know what the future discount is about.

iPad 2 arrives in Japan, still no jailbreak, white iPhone 4 in US (finally)

Japan wasn’t part of the first wave of iPad 2 international availability for several reasons (component shortage, tsunami, etc) but now it looks like the Japanese will be able to buy them on Tuesday. Beside Japan, iPad 2 will also be available in other Asian countries like Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and eight other.
That being said, more proof that iPad 2 is the most secure Apple device to date, it is still not jailbroken, a process that cannot come soon enough.

Switching to iPhone 4, specifically the white version that managed to elude us for more than a year, some good news here if you still care – iPad 4 white version will start selling also Thursday, April 28th in several stores including Apple’s own network, AT&T and Verizon. iPhone 4 white will also be launched internationally at the same time with US in 28 other countries.
…and I almost forgot, now that we are talking about Apple’s toys, check the free iPad app for today, Fishdom HD by Playrix. Quite good reviews…