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One thing that amazes me about my Macs is that even though they're both over 5 years old and take forever to convert video, they still feel really snappy. For the 'feel' part of look & feel, Apple have timing built into the design (they originally slowed down window opening to improve the user experience). This isn't a result of fast hardware, it's the ability to apply the right amount power to the right task at the right time - realtime. In other words, I'd have a bit...
Aren't there Blu-ray rips of Casino Royale all over the torrent sites? I don't need them streamed or instantly available just delivered to my AppleTV with a little blue dot is fine by me.The media market is in uncharted waters and the fog banks are rolling in. Apple need to soften up until they have a handle on the video market & the providers need to grow up and realise that 'good' content is highly subjective and if it ain't on the new 'TV' - it ain't on. If they...
I was going to ramble on (as ever) about how TV Networks should look beyond their monolithic approach. The only bit of the whole TV system they don't control is the badge on small window to it sitting in your front room. Other media experiences blossomed but that 'window' started looking a bit old especially as we've been asking to time-shift TV for nearly 30 years. As the 'window' evolves into a whole device eco-system they're paranoid about losing that control and...
He doesn't have to because he knows you will
Maybe the one based in Redmond? Of course! Apple have become 'The Man' and everyone always tries to bring down 'The Man' I'm not convinced by any of these 'costs' they're just journalistic nonsense. The key point of difference with iPods (& it seems iPhones) is design & software I'm sure most of the components can be found elsewhere. Both are very expensive and in Apple's case must be regularly engaged for updates & refreshes the BOMs always neglect these and sweep them...
I was never convinced 3G data made sense financially. I can see why the lack of urgency though it sounds like a good idea.
This is the wrong way round. You can use music from other non-DRM'd sources on your iPod but not other devices with iTS purchases (except iTunes Plus). Although iTunes was released before iPods iTS was plugged in later so you could argue it's a companion product not an online retailer that's been closed for anti-competitive reasons. Apple have even covered their bases by saying they would open it up if the labels let them and one has. Thank goodness but will this be...
Not that we're going to get iPhones in NZ anytime soon but I think I'd be happy with an 8GB version. iPod Mini and AppleTV have taught me how to use/synch smart playlists (check your playcounts to see how much of your iTunes library you actually listen to/watch). We're all taught bigger=better though so maybe top end versions should be available just to keep the spec-monkey's happy - for a while. McD
My money's on BBC shows. Microsoft always make announcements shortly before Apple deliver real products & services (to try to take the wind out of their sails/sales?) and the came up with something recently about BBC TV shows on Xbox live. McD
& Ringo's finest work too !! Thomas the Tank Engine on iTunes!! Now that's content! McD
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