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Apple Releases 802.11n AirPort Express

Apple has revised the $99 AirPort Express Wi-Fi base station to use 802.11n, the fastest wireless networking flavor now available, including support for both frequency bands.

Rich Mogull No comments

Airfoil Plays Home Audio Wirelessly

Apple's AirPort Express is great for when you want to send music to your stereo wirelessly, but what if the source of your music isn't iTunes? Or if you want to send the audio to a Mac or PC? Enter Rogue Amoeba's AirFoil 3.1. Rich Mogull gives a real-world look at what it's good for in this review.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Airfoil Adds Apple TV Support, Updated for Windows

Airfoil for Mac OS X and Windows now has full support for streaming to the new Apple TV release. Airfoil Speakers now works under Windows, too.

Jeff Carlson No comments

DRM Foils iTunes Movie Rentals for Some Apple TV Owners

After discovering that my Apple TV wouldn't play a rented movie because of the way it's connected to a Dell LCD display, I took an unorthodox route: I contacted Apple customer support. It all worked out in the end, but beware if you're in a similar situation.

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Blu-ray Wins High-Definition Disc Format Battle

The format war over high-definition video stored on discs is over: Sony and its Blu-ray spec stands triumphant over Toshiba's HD-DVD. The real winners? You, as you don't have to decide among competing formats for home, computer, or disc purchases.

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Extend iTunes Movie Rentals Beyond 24 Hours

Apple says that iTunes movie rentals expire after 24 hours, but is that really true? Mark Boszko investigates, and find out that you're not necessarily out of luck if you can't finish in that 24-hour window.

Adam Engst No comments

Apple Punished for iTunes Success

Apple didn't announce DRM-free tracks in the iTunes Store at Macworld, and while that's disappointing, is it really Apple's fault?

Glenn Fleishman No comments

iTunes Fails the Parental Rental

All those of you who can get through a feature film at home in a single sitting in one night, take one step backwards. Those remaining in front have tiny children, limited time, or short attention spans. We'd like iTunes Store movie rentals to give us more flexibility.

Jeff Carlson No comments

QuickTime 7.4 Improves Security, but Not Enough

Apple released QuickTime 7.4 to coincide with the latest update to iTunes and to provide a handful of important security fixes. However, QuickTime is still vulnerable to a new exploit discovered just before version 7.4 was released.

Jeff Carlson No comments

iMovie 7.1.1 and Front Row 2.1.2 Released

iMovie '08 and Front Row were both updated with minor bug fixes and improved compatibility, but for some reason the MacBook Air received all the attention.

TidBITS Staff No comments

iTunes Movie Rentals and Apple TV, Take 2

Apple announced movie rentals through the iTunes Store (including HD rentals), and unveiled Apple TV 2.0, a free software update that adds direct purchase or rental of media and a new interface.

Adam Engst No comments

Amazon MP3 Scores DRM-Free Music: What About Apple?

Amazon.com has signed up all four major music labels to provide DRM-free music for Amazon MP3. Can we expect Apple to announce an equivalent amount of DRM-free music in the iTunes Store at Macworld?

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Airfoil 3 Spreads Music Streaming Beyond AirPort Express

The latest version of Airfoil synchronizes video to remote audio, and can stream audio to remote Macs, not just AirPort Express Base Stations.

Adam Engst No comments

Listen to Music Online with PandoraBoy

If you like listening to music via the online music service Pandora, but hate the way it lives in your Web browser, check out the free PandoraBoy, which provides an interface directly to Pandora, along with global hotkey controls and Growl notifications.

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Apple Cuts iTunes Plus Price to 99 Cents

iTunes Plus songs now cost just 99 cents, probably due to competition from Amazon.com's recently launched MP3 store, which charges 89 to 99 cents for the same music.