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Apple Issues Update for Current-Gen iPod Nano
Apple quietly issued a firmware update for its newest, video-taking iPod Nano, and it’s pretty minor but does fix a few problems. Audio podcasts can now be played back in Normal, Slow or Fast modes, and a few random bugs were patched (Nike+ integration, mono audio, VoiceOver). It’s in Remainders because it really is a minor update — we wouldn’t even bother with it except the Nano is such a ridiculously huge seller. [TUAW]
My wife and kids pre-ordered a nook for my birthday at our local B&N. The sales person also sold her a $US100 gift card to “get my eBook collection started.” When I tried to purchase a few books, I found out that gift cards can’t be used on eBooks.
What a dick move! We’re going to assume ignorance on B&N’s part, but this is sloppy stuff, especially given our proximity to the holidays — their giftcards are incredibly popular and this will not be an isolated incident. Get it together, B&N. [Consumerist]