DVD Hacker and DeCSS Author Targets Apple

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Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2005, 09:07
Category: Hacks

An article in the Wall Street Journal (sub. req’d) has the story about a 21-year-old Norwegian Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. DVD Jon) who defied Hollywood by releasing a hack that allowed anyone to copy DVDs when he was 15. According to the article this hacker’s “next target” is Apple Computer because of their limitations on the number of times you can copy files in iTunes:

These days he is targeting Apple Computer Inc., repeatedly hacking the software that runs its popular, Internet-based iTunes music store to remove restrictions on how many times legally bought songs can be copied or on which devices they can be played.

In addition to hacking Apple’s FairPlay DRM system for music purchased from the iTunes Music Store Mr. Johansen says he “may take a look” at the new iTunes 6.0 which sells protected videos as well. Although he doesn’t seem as interested in video because “the shows’ video resolution is too low to look good on computers or TV sets.”

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Great Job MCE- The FireWire & USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive Kit was a SNAP!

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Date: Wednesday, September 7th, 2005, 22:56
Category: Any Laptop Computer, hard drive

I was a little scared at first, the last time I installed a hard drive into an external enclosure was during President Clinton’s first term in office. This time around was much easier, thanks to the Transport Pro FireWire and USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive Kit. It runs for US$49 and is a snap to install.

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Bluebroc iMac Furniture

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Date: Thursday, January 27th, 2005, 14:23
Category: Accessory

Just letting you guys know about these cool new pieces of furniture from England with iMac G5′s built in – the bluebroc C2.

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Firmware Hack to Enable Missing Features on PB Superdrives

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Date: Wednesday, August 13th, 2003, 12:12
Category: Archive

A hacked version of the firmware for Apple’s Superdrives in now available…

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Tip: P800 Calendar iSyncing (Updated)

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Date: Friday, June 13th, 2003, 13:07
Category: iPod, User Group

iSync Calendar Sync has worked well with the T68 for some time, but there’s a trick to getting P800 functionality. Sander sends us the full technique.

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