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Posts Tagged ‘itunes’


 

 

Local Media and the Roku DVP

Something that I don't think the guys at Roku really considered when designing their set-top box was the ability to play media hosted on other devices on the local network. This strikes me as slightly odd since their SoundBridge, when it was first released, was almost exclusively focused on ...
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RDF Prep

In a little more than 12 hours, someone will take the stage at Apple's media event. Here's hoping His Steveness makes an appearance, but even if he doesn't, it is time to center ourselves and mentally prepare for the potential RDF that's heading our way. I have not been overly ...
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Apple Corps

The rumor mill is in high gear the last few days. This happens every year and every year it doesn't happen. And honestly I don't really care much about the rumored product, but the idea turns me on anyway. Consider the following... The Beatles are the best selling act in history, ...
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24 Hours with MediaFly

Well, it looks like MediaFly won't be the answer to all my podcast related prayers after all. It's definitely a useful service and it will become a big part of my podcast consumption, but it has failed to vanquish iTunes. First let's revisit the situation that started all this. I ...
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MediaFly

I've said many times over the years that iTunes is a bloated resource hog and it becomes more and more true all the time. I have gotten to the point that I almost never interact directly with iTunes. I consume my media via Front Row, my iPod, and my ...
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Not Impressed. Sorry, Steve

Let's rock? The iPod touch got a little more iPhone-like, the iPod nano took a step backward, and iTunes got a little more bloated. What's next, Steve? Are you going to jump around the stage like a wild ape and scream like a girl? iPod touch The least horrid of today's ...
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Sync

I get that the syncing mechanisms for iPhone and iPod touch are built around a legacy system that was designed for a device tethered to your computer via USB, but so much potential coolness is being wasted that way. With firmware 2, iPhones and iPod touches... iPods touch... have this ...
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DRM

Last week, Yahoo pulled the plug on its music store. This is the first significant example of something we all knew would happen and that no one really had an answer for. What happens to music you purchase online when the retailer turns up its toes? Although this is finally ...
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Frenzy

Is it me, or has the Apple frenzy this week really been thrown into overdrive? This may rival last summer's iPhone launch. The choreography of these things fascinates me. As of this morning, the iPhone App Store is live as is MobileMe. New versions of iTunes and the AppleTV software have ...
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iTunes vs NetFlix

NetFlix has Apple beat hands down in the online movie game. For more than a few reasons. Business Model At first, Apple tried to apply a music model to movies, but people don't want to buy their movies the same way they buy their music. Why? Because we consume the two ...
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