Entries Categorized as 'Apple'

Young viewers lifestyle threatening traditional TV model

April 4, 2021

Summary of post found at http://macenstein.com/:
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Battlestar Galactica (iTunes ranked 3, and 11) and South Park (iTunes ranked 7, 8, and 12) both fail to crack the Top 20 cable shows each week, and consistently lose out to shows such as The Fairly Odd Parents and reruns of House and Spongebob Squarepants.
20-year-old Jeff, a full […]

No DRM free video from Apple any time soon

April 3, 2021

It appears as if Apple does not see DRM free video any time soon:
<<While the world continues to digest yesterday’s announcement that Apple will sell DRM-music from EMI, it’s worth taking a look at Steve Jobs’ comments from the event regarding copy-protected video. Jobs is nowhere near as enthusiastic about ditching DRM from videos, […]

Joost 0.9 for Mac “biggest release yet”

April 2, 2021

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By now, many of you have been able to score invitations from various friends and strangers to try out Joost on your Macs, the P2P video service once known as the Venice Project. Well, the Joost team has pushed out another version today, bringing the software to version 0.9 and the “biggest release yet.” […]

Apple TV already won the battle for your living room?

April 2, 2021


I believe this is the year we’ll see a major paradigm shift from the traditional time/space-shift technologies of cable/DVR to the web 2.0 method of media delivery.
…I made the audacious claim that Apple could possibly destroy Tivo and the idea of time/place-shifted television, because who needs to have a DVR when your shows are […]

DRM Free Music from Apple and EMI Isn’t Likely to Help Other Players

April 2, 2021


Michael Gartenberg | April 02, 2007, 08:13 AM
The big new from EMI and Apple wasn’t the Beatles (as I pointed out yesterday) but rather the fact that Apple and EMI have announced that they will be selling music without digital rights management. The music will come at a higher price point at $1.29 a […]

Apple TV run full OSX 10.4.8

April 1, 2021

semthex from Hackint0sh.org, in collaboration with AppleTVHacks.net has done it again! A complete replacement to the Mac OS X kernel has been built which allows the full version of Mac OS X to be run on an Apple TV.
Semthex wrote a processor emulation for the kernel, to sidestep the hardware restrictions that previously disallowed […]

Joost running on Apple TV… the day after

March 29, 2021

Erica Sadun from TUAW.com reported her findings about running Joost 0.8.1 on the Apple TV:

The 1st time you run Joost it seemed to go into a never ending “downloading your channel listings” cycle
You do need to run it via VNC so you can type in your account name
Unlike VLC, it does not respond to […]

Apple TV USB support is now available

March 29, 2021

After endless hacking by a dedicated group at awkwardtv, the Apple TV has yielded to their efforts. A user Turbo posted a method to enable USB support. After the group had tried for literally 6 days straight, patching kernels, adding kext’s, massaging files and other zane the USB works. USB keyboard and mice!
Next up? […]

Apple fights back against Apple TV hacks?

March 29, 2021

This is most likely wrong but just ins case… here is the story from engadget:
 

 
In an interesting but unlikely turn of events, some Apple TV hackers enthusiasts are no longer able to obtain their new found access to their Apple TVs. More than one person is reporting that they previously enabled SSH and VNC access, […]

Joost successfully run on Apple TV

March 27, 2021

tutorialninjas.net has reported success in running Joost on the Apple TV.  There are currently some problems with fonts but I am sure this will be fixed in a near future… right? What does this mean?  Once Joost goes live you will get free, unlimited TV experience in your living room for less than 300$… […]