Apple, iTunes, and music fans

This video from the USA says about itself:

Apple Keynote Bloopers

Some funny clips of Steve Jobs and his gang over at Apple messing up on their very important keynotes.

By Mike Ingram:

Behind Apple’s decision to drop anti-copying measures in iTunes

19 January 2009

Apple’s decision to drop the anti-copying protection known as Digital Rights Management (DRM) has received a mixed response from consumers and music fans across the world.

The removal of DRM, which limits the devices authorized to play songs purchased on iTunes, is a welcome move and may well attract new customers to iTunes who previously shied away because of these limitations. But for existing iTunes users, things don’t look so good.

Apple is offering customers the possibility to upgrade their music collection to the new 256k DRM-free downloads at a cost of 30 cents per audio track, or 60 cents per video track. The upgrade is offered only as an all or nothing plan. It is not possible to upgrade individual tracks, only your entire library. The full cost of an upgrade will not be apparent until the entire iTunes library has been converted over to the new format. Apple says that about 8 million of its 10 million songs are now converted.

WHAT’S IN YOUR IPHONE: “Benzene and n-hexane are chemicals thought to cause cancer and nerve damage, and they both have been used in the final assembly of Apple’s iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Mac computers — until now. The tech giant announced Wednesday that it is banning the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of all of its devices, according to The Associated Press. The prohibition is said to be part of Apple’s effort to protect factory workers who build its gadgets.” [CNET]

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