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iTunes 7.3 Adds iPhone, Apple TV Features

Apple has released iTunes 7.3, which enables support for the iPhone. iTunes acts as the hub between the computer and the iPhone (much as it does with the iPod), handling synchronization of contacts, calendars, music, and movies

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Universal Rejects Long-Term Apple iTunes Contract

The New York Times is reporting that Universal Music Group (owned by the French media giant Vivendi), the largest of the record companies, has refused to renew its two-year contract to sell downloadable music through Apple's iTunes Store

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YouTube Comes to iPhone and Apple TV

As the iPhone nears release, Apple has unveiled another previously unannounced feature: a YouTube application that will download and play back YouTube videos directly on the iPhone

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DealBITS Drawing: Win a 4 GB iPod nano from Small Dog

If you haven't been reading the top of each TidBITS issue carefully, you may not realize that our sponsor Small Dog Electronics regularly offers an exclusive deal for TidBITS readers

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Visions of the Sublime and the Inane

Thanks to the Internet, it's becoming possible not just to communicate with people around the world but to see what they're thinking, or at least what they choose to share with the world

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Apple TV Gains 160 GB Drive, YouTube Downloads

Call me a rainmaker. Just a few days after I sent my latest book ("The Apple TV Pocket Guide") to be printed, Apple announced upgrades to the Apple TV

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iTunes 7.2 Enables DRM-Free Music

Apple has released iTunes 7.2, which is notable for only one thing - the fact that it now lets you preview and purchase "iTunes Plus" music that is both higher in quality and free of Apple's FairPlay digital rights management

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Take Control News/04-Jun-07

Two New Ebooks Improve Your TV Experience -- Whether the video you see on your TV screen is too blurry, too jagged, too small, too old, too new, too boring, too weird, or just too much, you can make it better with the advice in two new ebooks

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I Want My *TV: Comparing Video Acquisition Methods

We're in the middle of a sea change in how we acquire and watch video, whether serialized television shows, must-see sporting events, blockbuster movies, quirky documentaries, or even homemade video clips

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Copyright Fun and Games

In the fun category, Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University has created a video review of copyright principles. You're probably thinking, "How could anyone make a video about a legal concept even mildly entertaining?" But Faden's truly inspired video works on many levels because it consists entirely of extremely short clips (often no more than one word) from a wide variety of animated Disney movies

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Take Control News/14-May-07

Learn All About Your Apple TV -- Whether you're an early adopter of the Apple TV or still considering adding one to your home entertainment system, we have a new ebook for you

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SwimMan Waterproofs the iPod shuffle

Although I run regularly and enjoy splashing around in our pond, I'm a thoroughly mediocre swimmer. The summer after my freshman year of Cornell, when I was 18, I did lap swimming several times a week with a friend who worked with my mother

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Take Control News/30-Apr-07

Extend the iPod's Capabilities with Advice in New Book -- Much has happened in the iPod world of late, so if you haven't been keeping up on the many things you can do with your iPod other than play music, check out the second edition of "Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music," by Steve Sande

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FutureBITS: Sweet Batteries, Faster P2P, Nanofiber Displays

Predicting the future is a tricky thing, but as the late Macintosh writer Cary Lu once noted, all the technology we'll see in products in the next five years is being worked on in research labs today

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Apple TV Connects Macs and TVs

Although the big news at Steve Jobs's Macworld Expo keynote was the iPhone, Jobs also introduced the Apple TV, previously codenamed iTV when it was previewed at a special press event in September 2006 (see "Apple Updates iPods, Introduces Movies, Previews iTV," 2006-09-16)