Here’s another one. It’s Friday so it’s a freebie. What Irradiate does is something that surprises me, considering how commercial the world is, and how Apple wants everyone to listen to iTunes Radio, which is free, but has ads.
Irradiate The Ads
Today’s free app is called Irradiate and comes from a young but prolific OS X and iOS developer in New Zealand.
What Irradiate does is simple. It blocks the ads from playing or being displayed while you listen to iTunes Radio.
All it does is step in between iTunes and iTunes Radio ads. Without the ads you have an unblemished iTunes Radio listening experience.
That’s it. Simple. And free.
Setting up Irradiate to work couldn’t be much easier, either. Double click to open. Click the big Block Ads button. Listen to your music in peace.
A few. One technical, and one philosophical.
For now iTunes Radio only works in the U.S. and Australia, but there’s a way around that. Skim to the bottom of the Irradiate home page and you’ll see it.
The second is an inherent problem with skipping or ignoring or fast-forwarding advertisements. Ads pay the freight for much of the internet, including iTunes Radio. In other words, you get free music because of ads. Much of TV and radio is the same, and so is Mac360.
No freight payment, no freight.