Even though the new Apple TV is a streaming-only device, you can still rent and watch TV shows and movies right from within iTunes. But, as MacRumors points out, Apple may not have thought this whole streaming-only plan out thoroughly because you can now rent shows and movies without abiding by the 24-hour rental policy that is standard in iTunes rentals.
Sharing Sound, LLC recently brought a lawsuit on a few different companies offering online music sales. The lawsuit was over a patent that Sharing Sound owned for the online distribution of digital music files. The companies mentioned in the lawsuit included Apple, Microsoft, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon, and Netflix. Today, however, Apple has officially settled the patent dispute.
If there’s one thing hackers love more than anything, it’s a new device to perform their trickery upon -- and this week, the focus appears to be on Apple’s refreshed Apple TV box, which appears to be possibly more hacker-friendly than the original version thanks to its iOS roots.
So you got Game Center on your iOS device. Now you have a fancy account. Now which games are available and what are their Game Center Features? We're diggin through the App Store and trying to get the most up to date information.
Now that we've had some time to shake off Steve Jobs' RDF, we discuss the latest wares announced last week at the Apple event. We also bust out the score card and see which staff member had the highest numbers of correct predictions about the event.
Then Nic gets all teary eyed for the iPod classic.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions.
Sometimes after a long weekend or extended vacation, it can be next to impossible to get back into a productive state of mind without a bit of prodding. As we slowly push our brains uphill on this post-Labor Day Tuesday, it's comforting to know that at least one person out there is willing to do a bit of thinking for us. Let's give a collective "thank you" to software engineer and former Apple employee Matt Drance for providing us some substantial food for thought. In turning your direction to Drance's blog, AppleOutsider, you'll find a well stated argument for why Ping--already a hot button topic in the Apple community--could very well end up being one of Apple's most popular and influential products.
If you've been using iTunes' new social networking service, Ping, you may or may not have noticed the volumes of spam infiltrating its walls. It's much of the same stuff you see on Facebook--links to free iPads, iPods, and iPhones, fake accounts, and even people posing as Steve Jobs.
Well, according to iPodNN, Apple has managed to expunge the service of most of this unwanted material. And, to top it off, they've added back and forward buttons to make navigating the service a little easier. Users no longer have to use the iTunes Store's menu to navigate Ping.