Apple Computer Inc. unveiled its new movie download service Tuesday, becoming the latest company trying to secure a toehold in what could be a rapidly expanding entertainment market.
The company also updated its entire line of popular iPod MP3 players. Under the new movie service, consumers will be able to choose from over 75 movies from Miramax and Walt Disney Co. (Charts) studios - Disney, Pixar and Touchstone - to download from the company's popular iTunes store.
Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday updated its iMac line with Intel Corp.'s latest microprocessors.
The Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which was launched by the world's largest chip maker this summer, is faster than the Intel chips previously used in the iMac and other Macintosh computers.
Also Wednesday, Apple unveiled a new version of its consumer desktop computer -- an iMac with a 24-inch screen. With a 2.16-gigahertz chip, the high-end computer retails for $1,999.
APPLE HAS UPGRADED the iMac and Mac Mini lines with further product configurations.
The Mac Mini now comes with either a 1.66GHz or 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor. The slower model is available with either a 60, 80, 120, or 160Gb hard drive, and the faster model with either an 80, 120 or 160Gb drive. All other options and prices remain the same on both models.
The iMac line now includes a 24" option, bringing a much larger screen to the family, which already includes 17-inch and 20-inch siblings.
Jon Ellch -- aka Johnny Cache -- was one of the presenters of the now infamous "faux disclosure" at Black Hat and DEFCON last month. Ellch and co-presenter Dave Maynor have gone silent since then, fueling speculation that the entire presentation may have been a hoax. Ellch finally broke the silence in an email to the Daily Dave security mailing list over the weekend, and one thing is clear: he is chafing under the cone of silence which has been placed over the two of them. Ellch explains their silence since the presentations in his email by saying:
Software capable of stripping the copyright-protection technology from files played in some of the latest versions of Apple iTunes is circulating the Web, about two weeks after the release of a similar tool for Microsoft's Windows Media player.
QTFairUse6 was posted for download Monday on the Hymn bulletin board used by developers and technology enthusiasts. The tool requires some knowledge of Python code. It is not as easy to use as FairUse4WM, but both applications accomplish the same thing: breaking the digital rights management technology in the respective media files.