Lionsgate joins Apple’s Digital Copy for iTunes program

Indie film house Lionsgate is the second studio to embrace Apple’s ‘Digital Copy for iTunes’ program. Fox was the first, kick starting the program the day it was announced by adding a digital copy of the Family Guy special ‘Blue Harvest’ to the DVD. Lionsgate will begin the program with the DVD releases of ‘Rambo’ Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 220 – Software Updates, Rental Issues, and more!

podcast sponsor link:http://www.audiblepodcast.com/applegazette Click the link above to get your free audio book from Audible, and help support Apple Gazette at the same time! Today’s Show: Software updates, iTunes rental issues, ipod+nike heading to a gym near you, and more! You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can listen to the Read more…

iTunes is now the Number 2 Music Retailer in the US

Well, that Amazon MP3 store must not be doing as well as I thought it would. Apple today issued a press release announcing that iTunes is now the #2 music retailer in the United States, trailing only behind retail juggernaut Wal-Mart. Apple also announced that there are over 50 million iTunes customers now, and that 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…

Apple updates iTunes with 7.6.1 promises .99 cent movie rentals

Apple released a minor update on Thursday to iTunes. The 7.6.1 update fixes a few minor bugs, and improves compatibility between Apple TV 2.0 and iTunes. Apple has also informed subscribers to its newsletter that it will be offering one rental movie at .99 cents each week. The first film available at this discounted rate Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 213 – Apple patents new kind of Podcast, Microsoft opens up, and more

Apple patents new kind of Podcast, Microsoft opens up, and 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 of the show right on your Read more…

Linkin Park plays Apple SoHo store

Mike Shindoa on the band “Linkin Park” hinted on his blog this week that the band was playing a super secret event for Apple – which, of course, the internet turned into, “Linkin Park playing at Apple Special Event – I wonder what new products will be announced there” – but that wasn’t the case Read more…

DVD John ‘frees’ iTunes DRM…or does he?

TUAW reports that DVD John has “broken free” of iTunes DRM using an “unusual analog hole”…but after hearing what it is, it doesn’t sound that unusual at all. The software plays back iTunes DRMed tracks in fast forward then records them. That’s all well and good, but its no different than burning your iTunes music Read more…

Apple issue tips to Podcasters for AppleTV performance

If you’re a podcaster, or thinking about becoming a podcaster, Apple has issued a series of tips for improving performance of podcasts on Apple TV. If you’ve used the AppleTV for watching podcasts its clear that some shows load more efficiently than others, but I hope that, over time, a standard is developed that produces Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 211 – BBC in iTunes confirmed, a little ranting, and more

BBC in iTunes confirmed, a little ranting, and 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 of the show right on your Dashboard. Click Read more…