Apple's iTunes Rental Users Encounter Problems
It sounds as if Apple’s entry into the home rental market isn’t without some trials. Then again, this is a new piece of technology so it’s expected to have some quirks. Here’s hoping Apple can iron out the bugs relatively quickly. Until then, I won’t be making any plans to get rid of my Netflixs account.
MacBook Air Starts Shipping... Presumably By Air
If you jumped on the Apple MacBook Air bandwagon quickly there’s good news for you this week: your new laptop is probably flying its way to you right now. According to Apple, the first MacBook Air laptops have shipped. Don’t expect to get one right away if you haven’t already pre-ordered. Although the units have theoretically shipped, phone calls to several Apple stores yielded no results.
NBC And Apple Admit Nobody Won When They Fought
Last week I realized that my DVR had accidently deleted several episodes from the end of Battlestar Galactica’s third season – episodes I hadn’t gotten to see yet (damn that seemingly-endless Monk marathon for taking up all the space!). No problem, right? In the day and age we live in, I can just log onto iTunes, find the episodes I want, and acquire them (completely legally) for my viewing pleasure.
Family Guy: Blue Harvest DVD Includes Digital Version For ITunes
Purchase the DVD release of Family Guy: Blue Harvest, and you’ll be able to transfer the movie to your video iPod, computer, or on Apple TV. Within the DVD is a digital copy of the movie, along with a unique code for iTunes. Pop the DVD in to your computer, enter the code, and iTunes copies the movie into its digital library.
Apple And Fox Renting Movies On iTunes?
With Blockbuster Entertainment raising prices on its DVD-by-mail service, it seems like the death bell has rung for Netflix’s primary competition. Now it looks like Apple may be giving the company a run for its money as it enters into a rental deal with Fox pictures that will allow people to download movies for a limited time via iTunes.
Apple Planning To Protect Your Hearing
Portable sound devices being bad for your hearing is nothing new. Darn kids trying to listen to music too loudly goes back to portable 8-Track players and cassettes. Digital devices like iPods just make it more convenient to carry the device around, but the concern for hearing is still there. It appears Apple may be more concerned about your hearing than your kids most likely are, however
Apple Blog Reaches Settlement With Cupertino
Blog Think Secret is no longer embroiled with a lawsuit with Apple, according to a press release issued on Think Secret on December 20th. After almost three years of litigation, which stemmed from editor Nicholas Ciarelli (née Nick dePlume) announcing upcoming Apple products via the blog that were not revealed until 2005's MacWorld.
Is Nokia Trying To Core Apple?
The internets are buzzing with the word that cell phone maker Nokia and music giant Universal have inked a deal that will provide users of some Nokia phones the ability to download unlimited music tracks from the Universal library. You heard that right, unlimited.
Apple Settles With Burst
Apple fans can deny it all they want, but Steve Jobs’s company is quickly becoming just as bad as their opposition when it comes to stealing… er, borrowing, ideas from other companies. Although no official judgment has been made, Apple has settled with Burst.com over allegations that the iPod and iTunes have been using Burst patented technology without permission or licensing.
Apple Tightens Down On iPhone Purchases
It appears Apple is not only trying to keep control over its product, but now the company is tracking exactly who is purchasing the iPhones. According to an Apple Store employee, the company won’t let consumers pay cash for an iPhone anymore. Only credit cards and debit cards are permitted for purchase of an iPhone, specifically so the company can keep tabs on who buys the phone.
Apple Gets iSued Over iPhone
Now consumers are retaliating with a class-action lawsuit that claims Apple’s lockdown of the iPhone violates antitrust laws in the state of California. The claim is based on Apple’s partnership with AT&T, which prohibits the iPhone from being used on any other network. If the lawsuit is successful, Apple would have to remove the software lock that limits the iPhone to one carrier and would no longer be allowed to deny warranty coverage to iPhones
This iPod's So Hot It's On Fire
I’m guessing he probably wasn’t listening to The Doors when it happened, but an Atlanta man is claiming his iPod Nano caught fire in his pocket while he was at the airport. The fire lasted a brief 15 seconds, but the flames reached up to Danny Williams’s chest before being extinguished. Even more disconcerting is what could have happened had officials seen the smoking man in the middle of the airport.