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doubleTwist, the company run by famed digital rights management hacker Jon Lech Johansen ("DVD Jon"), today released a revamped doubleTwist for Mac application, adding a number of new features to its iTunes competitor. The most notable enhancement is the inclusion of a music store linked to the Amazon MP3 Store. The application offers an iTunes-like experience for browsing the Amazon MP3 Store, bypassing the traditional browser-based access for a streamlined desktop application environment.



Article Link: DoubleTwist Launches iTunes-Like Desktop Application for Amazon MP3 Store
 

CFreymarc

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Looks... just like iTunes. :rolleyes:

This is a wonderful piece of software that was done in the clean. The "look and feel" lawsuits of the last two decades will handsomely defend these guys. Surprised something like this hasn't come out sooner.

As someone said years ago, "If you get kicked out of someone's sandbox, make your own sandbox!"
 

MacSince1990

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This just proves that Apple does it right the first time. It looks like the newest iTunes:rolleyes:

Uhhh... you do realize that iTunes was basically Apple's stolen version of Cassidy & Greene's SoundJam, right? They literally used the same exact code in about 75% of the application.
 

LethalWolfe

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Uhhh... you do realize that iTunes was basically Apple's stolen version of Cassidy & Greene's SoundJam, right? They literally used the same exact code in about 75% of the application.
Kinda reminds of me the NBC slogan a few years ago at the start of the summer rerun season, "If you haven't seen it before it's new to you." People bag MS for pilfering other companies but Apple is just as bad if not worse. They just typically pilfer smaller companies that fewer people have heard of.


Lethal
 

aristotle

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This is a wonderful piece of software that was done in the clean. The "look and feel" lawsuits of the last two decades will handsomely defend these guys. Surprised something like this hasn't come out sooner.

As someone said years ago, "If you get kicked out of someone's sandbox, make your own sandbox!"
They did not just copy the look and feel but I apparently you failed to notice that they copied the preview animation as well from iTunes 9.x. I smell a lawsuit for copyright infringement.
 

rob1

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On the surface, it looks like a really nice app.

But honestly, why use it instead of iTunes?
 

DougB541

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Doubletwist has been around for a bit.

It works with a CRAP load of phones/mp3 players to sync your itunes music/photos over to different devices.


Good stuff.
 
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