Apple has finally announced the news that users have been waiting for - the first step in the removal of restrictive Digital Rights Management software that, among other things, prevented iTunes music from being played on non-iPod devices. The entire EMI catalogue is now available DRM-free, at a small price premium but with higher quality sound files. Apple simultaneously announced iTunes U, a free service allowing users to download lectures, campus tours and other materials provided by top US colleges.
Transforming the hamstrung Apple TV into something worth owning has become easier with the release of an unofficial Apple TV plug-in development kit. Developed by Alan Quatermain of AwkwardTV, the BackRow Developer's Kit simplifies the process of developing plug-ins for the Apple TV and features an Apple TV simulator for testing the plug-ins on a Intel-based Mac.
Symantec on Tuesday warned Mac OS X users in an advisory that one of the open source technologies included in the operating system was vulnerable to an attack. The flaw only affects users that have turned on Windows Sharing — it is off by default on Mac OS X.
According to Symantec’s DeepSight Threat Analyst Team, the version of Samba (3.0.10) that ships with Mac OS X is open to the Request Multiple Heap-Based Buffer Overflow vulnerability. This issue affects all versions of Samba prior to version 3.0.25, which is currently available for download.
What are the chances Apple will announce a new MacBook Pro next month and a touch-screen iPod by this fall? Pretty good, according to investment baker Piper Jaffray.
Analysts with the company released their list of predictions this week in advance of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, which starts on June 11.
The guys at AppleInsider have their Mac radars beeping again. This time they say they’ve heard the Mac mini is for the chop as Apple seeks to supersede it with the Apple TV.
Now call us cynical, but we’re filing this one firmly in the “doubtful” folder.
See, while the Apple TV is essentially a slimmed down Mac mini, it’s not geared up (or powerful enough) for proper computing, although some hackers have forced it to work as a micro-sized desktop Mac.