iTunes Rentals getting off to a slow start – is this a bad sign?

Apple promised us 1,000 rentals in the iTunes store in January, but here we are on March 4th, and the iTunes store has a scant 384 titles available for rent – and only a handful of those are in HD according to Apple Insider. Some want to blame the studios for the hold up here Read more…

‘Michael Clayton’ hits iTunes the same day and date of DVD release

When Steve Jobs announced rentals in the iTunes store, he made it clear that titles would be added 30 days after their DVD release. Well, that doesn’t appear to be so for EVERY title. “Michael Clayton” starring George Clooney was only released a few days ago, and yet – here it is – in iTunes, Read more…

Airfoil 3.1 adds AppleTV support

The latest update of Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil, an application which allows users to send any audio to an AirPort Express, and other Macs, now includes AppleTV support and also also Airfoil Speakers for Windows. RA has also fixed DVD playback, improved performance on low-end machines and improved compatibility with Front Row. Airfoil requires Mac OS Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 208 – Visual Hub update, AppleTV rant, and more

A rant about AppleTVs missteps in the podcasting field, a Visual Hub update, and a bit more. You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can listen to the episode right here: right here In addition to that, you can also download the Apple Gazette Daily Widget and listen to every episode Read more…

A few more thoughts on Apple TV “Take 2″

Last night I got a chance to spend a little more time with the AppleTV “Take 2″, and there are a few things I want to point out. 1. There is no “watch it after it expires” for rentals – We’ve talked in the past about how Apple had a loop hole in the rentals Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 206 – First Impressions of AppleTV “Take 2″

First Impressions of hands on experience with the AppleTV take 2. You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can listen to the episode right here: right here In addition to that, you can also download the Apple Gazette Daily Widget and listen to every episode of the show right on your Read more…

AppleTV Take 2 – now available for download

The delayed update to AppleTV has officially been released, and you can download it now by going into your AppleTV settings tab and selecting “Update Software”. The eagerly anticipated update includes HD iTunes movie rentals, access to the iTunes audio, video, and podcasting stores, and syncing with .Mac and Flickr accounts. You can find my Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 203 – Apple Sales Cuts, No NAB, and New AppleTV Patents

Apple is cutting even more sales numbers, they have scrapped their plans to appear at NAB 2008, and there is also a new interesting Apple patent filing. You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can listen to the episode right here: right here In addition to that, you can also download Read more…

How the iTunes Rental model has to change to succeed

With Apple’s delay of the AppleTV update, I’m stuck watching this copy of “The Simpsons Movie” on my wife’s iPhone if I want to actually watch the thing. This experience with the iTunes rental process has made it very clear to me that if Apple is going to succeed with this they’re going to have Read more…

AppleTV update delayed, Macbook Air now shipping

In what is seemingly turning into a tradition for the AppleTV, the software behind the device is delaying it once again. You may remember last year during the “Take One” phase of AppleTV that the device was slightly delayed after it’s Macworld unveiling, with the device shipping on the last day of February, and not Read more…