While attempting to notify Apple of a problem with its iTunes Store, one user stumbled upon evidence that suggests the company may be gearing up to offer movie rentals through the digital download service.
"I was trying to report a problem via iTunes, and this pop-up for selecting a reason contains some interesting/revealing strings," David Watanabe wrote in a posting the popular Flickr image sharing website. "[It] looks like 'RentalMovies' will be coming to the iTunes store."
For the longest time, the number of iMacs sold worldwide has always been dwarfed by PC sales. That trend is no longer true, according to Apple, as the sleeker iMac machines are now growing thrice as much as the PCs.
Even if the growth difference is based on percentage and that PCs are far larger in numbers, the results still represents a milestone for Apple, who’s flying high these days because of the iPod and the iPhone.
Apple's Open Directory is a powerful directory services platform that supports a variety of clients, most notably Mac OS X and Windows. Open Directory is based on open-source software, including OpenLDAP and Kerberos, and includes some components specific to Mac OS X Server.
As such, Open Directory is an easy-to-manage application for Mac and multiplatform networks. It functions well as a network's sole directory service and can integrate well with Active Directory or, for that matter, with any LDAP-based directory services platform.
CNET's Don Reisinger has a great article up about what may have been Steve's Master Plan: letting an iPhone unlock happen.
When Steve Jobs and company first envisaged the iPhone, a few things surely came to mind. First, Apple wanted a phone with an appealing design and advanced functionality. In essence, the company wanted a device that was nothing like its predecessors. And while it achieved this feat, Apple was still in need of a carrier. It went to Verizon and others, but it was AT&T that was able to offer it what it wanted: Revenue sharing on activations and service plans.