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iTunes get EMI DRM-free exclusive

As of today, EMI are offering their entire catalogue of music sans DRM and at a higher quality, too. Sounds like a good deal to me! Well, not quite. EMI may well have hit a wrong note, and I’ll tell you why. So here’s the good news: “EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli today hosted a […]

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Say hello to Apple PowerShare

We all know how Apple likes to take existing technologies and do clever things with them. Well, next up looks like electrical recharging of devices at a distance.But if you’re into electronics, or you’ve got a penchant for fancy techno’ terms, then inductive charging will be the phrase most likely tripping off your tongue right about now…

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Games developers eye Mac, iPhone?

Initially, the news of Apple’s shift to the Intel architecture was met with a sudden intake of breath, a stifled gasp followed by a largely collective shrug of the shoulders. So what? Those who remember, Apple went from the lesser 680×0 Motorola processor family to the beefier PowerPC 6xx series of processors. And the transition […]

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Apple in the living room

Within the next few weeks, I’ll be buying myself an Apple MacBook Pro. This isn’t just a work-on-the-move computer, my MacBook Pro will be at the heart of my home entertainment, maybe even soon to be joined by an Apple TV, which could well occupy that space between the DVD player and the digital TV […]

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Apple’s FairPlay in Euro legal wrangle

Leave it to my fellow Europeans to make a song & dance about fair rights for music ownership. “Norway’s Consumer Ombudsman has ruled that Apple’s FairPlay digital rights management technology violates the country’s laws by locking songs downloaded from the iTunes Store to the iPod. The ombudsman wrote a letter to Apple warning that its […]