Apple May Have Blown It When It Decided to Discontinue TV Show Rentals via iTunes

Apple iTunes - The Simpsons Rent / Buy ScreenshotAfter reading the news that Apple decided to "pull the plug" on TV show rentals in iTunes, it left me wondering if this was a brilliant or dumb move on Apple's part. You can say that Apple made a smart move financially by dropping the low margin 99¢ TV show rental offerings that, apparently, people [...]

What Would You Do with a Bluetooth Enabled Apple TV?

Apple TV 2nd Generation In-handRumor has it that iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will allow it to pair with an Apple TV using Bluetooth — a feature currently disabled, but present. Perhaps even other peripherals could communicate with Apple TV at some point as well. So it begs the questions: Why? Apple seems to have a [...]

Apple Goes after Low Hanging Fruit, Hits Amahi with a Cease and Desist Order for Using ‘App Store’

Amahi App Store Cease and DesistMost likely many of you have probably never heard of Amahi, a small open source home server project based on Fedora (and now Ubuntu!) that provides users a marketplace of sorts for installing applications to their server. Unfortunately for Amahi's use of "App Store," which they've been using for quite some time, has got them [...]

Apple Discontinues 1TB Time Capsule, Adds 3TB Option

Apple Time CapsuleThose in the market for a central storage / backup device for your Apple-based ecosystem will pleased to learn that Apple has added a new 3TB option to their Time Capsule product. The new heavyweight is currently listed for $499 in the Apple Store, which is actually $200 more than the 2TB model underneath it. [...]

AirPlay Add-in for Windows Media Center Released

Windows Media Center AirPlay Add-inTalk about a match made in heaven? A developer by the name of Thomas Pleasance has just released a new add-in that brings AirPlay support to Windows Media Center. According to Ian at The Digital Lifestyle, the add-in works seamlessly. Just install Apple's Bonjour service beforehand and you're good to go. From that point, any [...]

Samsung Demos the First 10.1-inch 300 dpi Resolution Display for Tablets

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Ulta-thin DemoAttendees of the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium in Los Angeles are getting a first hand look at Samsung's new 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) format PenTile™ RGBW tablet display created in partnership with Nouvoyance. The LCD screen offers the same resolution density as Apple's "Retina" display, currently found in the iPhone 4, but [...]

ARM to Become the Next Big Thing in Personal Computing

Ubuntu Netbook Edition ARM Reference DesignIt seems the stars are aligning for proponents of ARM processors. We're seeing them used in our mobile devices, network media streamers, TVs, and soon our laptops and desktops. IDC is predicting that 13% of computers by 2015 will be using them (related). We told you that the next version of Windows will support ARM [...]

Why AirPlay Functionality Integrated into HDTVs Is Both Good and Bad

Apple AirPlay Toy Story 3Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is considering licensing AirPlay to TV manufactures for use in the their 'net-connected TVs. If you're an Apple fan, this is obviously good news — being that you'll be able to zap movies, TV shows and other video content from your iDevice to a TV without an Apple TV in the [...]