In a somewhat surprising after-hours announcement, Google Chief Executive Officer Dr. Eric Schmidt was elected to Apple's board of directors at their meeting yesterday.
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Remember the Hymn Project and how it cracked the DRM on iTunes-purchased music? Well it stopped working as of iTunes 5.0.1. The project Web site is reporting that a new tool called QTFairUse is available that removes the DRM from iTunes 6-purchased music as well.
This is only a test. MacBook Random Shutdown Syndrome seems to becoming more common with MacBook owners. Luckily there's a simple test to diagnose if your MacBook is afflicted.
Apple hasn't released an updated iPod since October 2005 and anticipation is building as the market waits for the next development from the industry leader in portable music players.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) notified the public that Apple would be recalling 1.8 million Lithium Ion batteries sold for the PowerBook G4 and iBook G4. The third such recall for Apple in 15 months.
According to the Feds MacBook Pro owners concerned about the safety of their Lithium Ion battery packs can breathe a sigh of relief, but only if the battery serial number has been checked against Apple's list of recalled cells noted in their voluntary exchange program. Recalled MacBook Pro batteries are identified by a serial number that ends with U7SA, U7SB or U7SC.
Robert Young wrote an article for GigaOM suggesting that Apple buy YouTube and I have to admit that it's not as crazy as I first thought.
The largest Apple trade show in Europe runs from 12-16 September, 2006 but neither Steve Jobs nor Apple will be making a keynote address at Apple-Expo in Paris next month.
The soap opera of the MacBook that was hacked wirelessly takes another turn. This time: death threats against the hackers.
DigiTimes on Wednesday reported that a new iPod "may have wireless capabilities." But then at the end of the same article they contradict themselves by noting that Apple Taiwan has denied it. While Wi-Fi might be cool, I sure don't want Bluetooth wireless headphones...