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Macrovision look to DRM future

Digital Rights Management as a topic of discussion is probably as hot as any subject is going to be right now. Quite recently, Steve Jobs issued an open letter, aimed at three different audiences. The intent was to foment some kind of unease with the idea of using DRM technology. And at the very least, […]

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From Plan Apple to Plan Zune for Microsoft…

As if written as some contrived plot for an off-beat IT Sci-Fi series, news emerges that Microsoft considered doing a deal with Apple and the iPod. “A senior Microsoft executive was so frustrated by his experience with digital music players made by global partners that he proposed turning to Apple’s iPod for salvation, documents made […]

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Zune vs iPod: what next for the iPod, and what the hell can Microsoft’s Zune do about it? Part 3

With the recent generation of the iPod, Apple began offering games. What?! So didn’t Apple learn anything from the Pippin fiasco? Well, maybe they did learn something, and they’re puttin’ that learnin’ to use right now with the iPod. In the first installment, I looked at how the Microsoft Zune has had a bit of […]

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Zune vs iPod: what next for the iPod, and what the hell can Microsoft’s Zune do about it? Part 2

Sometimes, technology is very predicable. Other times, technology isn’t so predicable. With regards to the former, the iPod seems destined to go full-screen. Why? Because it’s what people want. And all of the best technology follows the money. In the first installment, I looked at how the Microsoft Zune has had a bit of a […]

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Zune vs iPod: what next for the iPod, and what the hell can Microsoft’s Zune do about it? Part 1

I look at the Microsoft Zune player and I see ‘me too’ written all over it. No, I’ve not used one. And guess what? I have no intention of using one, either. From the looks of things, I’m not alone on this point, either. What with one of the colour options being brown, the Zune […]