News Corporation and Apple are close to announcing plans to make the latest films from Twentieth Century Fox available to rent online through Apple’s iTunes.
In a deal struck between the maker of the iPod gadget and News Corporation, the parent company of The Times and owner of Fox, consumers will be able to rent the latest Fox DVD releases by downloading a digital copy from Apple’s iTunes platform for a fixed period.
Faced with criticism over the implementation of a new desktop organizational feature of its recently-released Leopard operating system, Apple Inc. is reported to be implementing some refinements as part of an upcoming update to the system software.
Mac OS X 10.5.2, due early next year as a free maintenance and security release for Leopard users, will pack a plethora of bug fixes and code corrections, but also include revised version of the system's Stacks feature.
Apple Inc. will form a closer bond with once-rival Intel Corp. early next year when it begins building a new breed of ultra-mobile processors from the chipmaker into a fresh generation of handheld devices, AppleInsider has learned.
The two firms have been rubbing the sticks ever since the Spring of 2005, when Apple agreed to use Intel's desktop and mobile class processors to further the development of its Mac product line, leaving behind an ailing relationship with PowerPC chip supplier IBM.
Most Mac owners are quite content with the security that accompanies each copy of OS X. Symantec, provider of various protective software services, claims that OS X is just as vulnerable to attacks, and the same kind of attacks, as Windows.
According to Forbes, the US Army is adopting Macs to help diversify their operational platforms which could help in the event of a cyber attack. There was no mention of iTunes and Garage Band being used to help with interragations, however.
Security is the theme of the Army's adoption of the Macintosh platform. Whether it is security through obscurity, as many point out, or its UNIX underpinnings, Macs don't get hacked as much as Windows-based computers. But the Army?