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Of course, Apple are the retailer. They should have control over the price they sell things in their shop for. Especially as they've publicly admitted trying to push the prices downI'm not privy to the details of the negotiation but given everyone else has rolled their agreements over so I think it's NBC who tried to effect a change. This was always going to be a game of who needs whom the most - NBC tried it on & lost. Network content will come & go just as it does...
I have to agree only 50%. In the brave new world of TV devices like iPods, AppleTVs etc. will have an increasing part to play and NBC don't seem to be getting this. Because their view is content-centric, they really think all they have to do is put another website on the service and that's it. This isn't so as most of the TV websites' downloads are free catch-ups not purchases and who really wants to watch TV on their computer anyway? To NBC Apple's view will always...
But if it's on the torrent networks it must have been ripped as you're doing with DVDs
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...
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