Five Ways Apple Will Change TV: #2 Personal Content

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Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2006, 12:00
Category: Opinion

The previous article considered how Apple is pioneering delivery of on-demand commercial content, in particular music, movies and television programming. Apple also has investments in the production of that content, with pro software tools such as Final Cut Pro and Logic, as well as hardware engineered for audio and video production work, from the Mac Pro to the Xserve RAID.
Apple also builds production tools for a wider audience: the rest of us. Apple’s digital hub may have started with iTunes, but now it’s a suite that includes iMovie, GarageBand and iPhoto. Each is designed to catalog and polish personal content.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Five Ways Apple Will Change Your TV #1

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Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2006, 00:17
Category: Opinion

Why Apple Will Change TV presented similarities between the iPod and iTV, and introduced how Apple is poised to add value to existing content using the iTV in much the same way that the iPod added value to CD and MP3 music collections. Here’s the first of Five Ways Apple Will Change Your TV.
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10 iPod vs. Zune Myths

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Date: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, 10:00
Category: Opinion

Poor Microsoft! Its abandonment of PlaysForSure partners and other strategies related to its solo iPod killer efforts have been mercilessly attacked before the company can even get the new device into the hands of users.
On top of that, it’s also facing stiff competition in pricing. However, according to proponents of Ten iPod vs Zune Myths, the Zune is technically superior, with brilliant wireless sharing features, and will be able to compete with Apple’s iPod as a cheap loss leader. Ahem. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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The iTunes Monopoly/Failure Myth

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Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: Opinion

According to proponents of
The iTunes Monopoly/Failure Myth, Apple’s iTunes Store has a monopolistic lock on digital music, and at the same time is also a marginal failure that nobody is using. Judging from headlines that appear next to each other, it’s hard to keep the FUD straight. In both cases, they’re wrong, here’s why.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Greenpeace Apologizes for Apple Stink

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Date: Sunday, September 17th, 2006, 21:04
Category: Opinion

The RDM critique Top Secret: Greenpeace Report Misleading and Incompetent examined the accuracy and usefulness of the “Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics,” as well as its accompanying press release spin that bent over backward to attack Apple on its environmental record.
Here’s the expensive apology and the somewhat ineffectual rebuttal RMD received from Greenpeace International which concedes that original exposé was right on the money!
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10 Ways Microsoft Can Salvage their iPod Killer

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Date: Sunday, September 17th, 2006, 14:13
Category: Opinion

Dear Microsoft:
I can’t help but noticing that this latest iPod killer situation is unfolding along the same lines as Origami. Rally the troops and apply these ten simple strategies to salvage the half-assed efforts you’ve already expended!
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Hacking iPod Games: How Apple’s DRM Works

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Date: Saturday, September 16th, 2006, 00:08
Category: Opinion

RoughlyDrafted takes a look at some iTunes 7 quirks and the hack potential of the new iPod games, including a detail of what’s inside a game, and why iTunes is where all the of Apple’s DRM action is and how it works. Plus a review of some of the games Apple has released. Read More…
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iTV: the Killer App for Wireless N

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Date: Thursday, September 14th, 2006, 23:40
Category: Opinion

Why Apple’s “iTV” Airport AV will be a killer app to drive adoption of fast 802.11n wireless, why n is needed, how it will benefit all users (not just Apple’s), and what users will have to pay (it’s less than you think). Plus more notes on the iTV device: iTunes 7 remote control features, DVR & DVD ripping.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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How Apple’s iTV Media Strategy Works

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Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2006, 09:00
Category: Opinion

A closer look at Apple’s announced iTV set top box, why it isn’t ready yet, how it differs from existing products already on the market, and how it fits in with the company’s online media strategy.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Why Apple is Winning in Media Downloads

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 19:10
Category: Opinion

Apple has taken ownership of the music download market by using some of the same principles used by Microsoft to build support for Windows. RoughlyDrafted Magazine presents an interesting look how Apple took the lead, why there is so little effective competition, and why things aren’t likely to change. Why Apple is Winning in Media Downloads. Also presented: A Visual Comparison of CD, DVD, HD and iTMS downloads.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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