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Mac Pro looked a bit like something Darth Vader would use to operate the Death Star and is an eighth the size of the previous version.
Updated: Why does the Fred Anderson vs. Apple and Steve Jobs war of words amount to nothing more than a sideshow?
Apple's Mac market share will take a hit in March due to the launch of Vista. That in turn will raise questions about Apple's halo effect strategy, said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Maybe Apple doesn't have dominant market share in the PC market. Maybe Apple is basically a consumer electronics company these days.
As any witness of a Macworld keynote knows Apple CEO Steve Jobs doesn't do much of anything that isn't well scripted and thought out. That strategy and advance preparation is what makes his open letter to the music industry about digital rights management so interesting.
As the music industry transforms and ultimately ditches DRM--and it will happen probably sooner than we think--one question is left hanging: What happens to the tunes you bought already with DRM restrictions? On a feature at RealMoney (subscription required) called Columnist Conversation Michael Comeau asks an interesting question: "If DRM gets abolished, I wonder if Apple (AAPL) will allow people to download songs they've already purchased in the unrestricted mp3 format.
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The Tucker v. Apple lawsuit, which alleges that Apple has used "crippleware" and other tactics to dominate digital music, is on track to be consolidated with a similar case.
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