WALMART, APPLE & DRM

WalMart announced a movie download service with the obligatory noncritical media coverage, focused on how darned exciting it is that all of the major studios have signed up to supply a few titles. The details were glossed over – namely that the downloads are...

IPHONE BACKLASH

It’s predictable that there would be a backlash after the rapturous reception of the iPhone in the first rush of media reports. Here’s an article that sums up the second thoughts running through the heads of many people.The iPhone will have that undeniable...

APPLE IPHONE

You’ll see lots of press about the Apple iPhone. Here’s as good a summary as I’ve seen today:”The iPhone is much higher-end than I thought it would be: It has not only GSM, EDGE, and Bluetooth (and notably, not one of the 3G high-speed cellular...

APPLE AND PROPRIETARY FILE FORMATS

Microsoft will take some well-deserved heat for letting copy protection drive it to make bad decisions for technology and consumers, but Apple has also played an unappealing role in the world of copy protection. An antitrust suit against Apple has just been given the...

APPLE IPOD SERVICE

When my iPod stopped working correctly, I did all the troubleshooting I could before turning to Apple for support.The experience was brilliant. Apple has a well-designed web site to answer support questions and to begin the return process. Two days after reporting the...

APPLE BATTERY RECALL

Apple has announced a recall of 1.8 million Sony lithium-ion batteries, supplied with some iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 notebooks. Here’s an article with details about today’s announcement.Other manufacturers used the same batteries – this may not be...