A Quick Look at the DRM restrictions of iTunes Movie Rentals

So, I decided I was going to rent a movie in iTunes and review the process, including video quality, here on the site. With that in mind, on Tuesday I rented ‘The Simpson’s Movie’ for $3.99. I chose to rent this on our Mac Mini because that is the Mac that syncs with our AppleTV, Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 195 – New Lawsuits, iPhone order cut, and more

A new iPhone lawsuit rears its ugly head, iPhone orders might be cut for 2Q, and are video rentals the future? 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 Read more…

More Video makes its way to the UK iTunes Store

The UK iTunes Video store is certainly not the cream of the crop of UK television, but Apple seems to slowly be adding content to it to beef the thing up. Just yesterday the UK iTunes Store was updated with the following programming: Wallace and Grommit Friends Wonder Woman V: The Complete Series Babylon 5 Read more…

Do Apple and the Hollywood studios think rentals could replace DVDs?

After re-watching the Macworld Keynote, and watching the Macbook Air guided tour I am getting the impression that Jobs and Co. may think that rentals from iTunes are a viable replacement for actually owning a DVD collection. Let me explain. At the Keynote Jobs explained that customers don’t want to rent their music – they Read more…

NBC and Apple play kissy face over iTunes TV Downloads

You may remember the little spat that NBC and Apple had last year. It ultimately resulted in all NBC programming being removed from iTunes and got so out of hand that the companies shot insults back and forth from NBC CEO Jeff Zucker saying that Apple “destroyed the music business” and Apple even attempting to Read more…

Do you need iTunes 7.6 to upgrade to iPhone 1.1.3?

It looks like you may need iTunes 7.6 to complete your upgrade to the latest version of the iPhone software. I’ve gotten several reports that people are unable to complete the upgrade, and are getting a variety of errors because they have not upgraded to iTunes 7.6. If you’re trying to upgrade an having problems Read more…

Apple to Standardize European iTunes Prices

Apple today announced that they were planning to standardize the price of content in iTunes throughout Europe by lowering the prices in its UK store. What’s interesting about the this announcement, and the press release in particular (which you can read below) is that Apple makes it very clear that they are perfectly willing to Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 185 – iTunes Movies on Fox DVDs Confirmed, and more!

New Apple Products, iTunes Movies on Fox DVDs confirmed, 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…

Apple Gazette Daily 179 – Apple Stocks, iTunes Rentals, and Warners Music

Apple Stocks hit $200, Fox signs iTunes rental deal, and Warners goes DRM free – but not with Apple. 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 Read more…

Warners announces DRM free MP3s…only from Amazon

Amazon is making some serious headway in creating a true rival for the iTunes Music store. In a lot of ways the Amazon store is superior to the iTunes store as it stands today. Some some tracks are cheaper than their iTunes counterparts, and and now Amazon has a much wider selection of DRM free Read more…