Archive for February, 2009

Apple TV v2.3.1 update yanks Boxee

Apple TV v2.3.1 update yanks Boxee

Apple have released a new update for the Apple TV, version 2.3.1, and users have discovered that it unceremoniously dumps the unofficial Boxee plugin from their set-top box.  Boxee is an open-source media player, and by installing it onto the Apple TV the STB is able to play just about any DRM-free multimedia file, rather than simply Apple's own iTunes content (or files specifically compatible with iTunes).

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Kindle 2 broken-down: on-purpose and by accident

Kindle 2 broken-down: on-purpose and by accident

Kindle 2 units are arriving all over the US, as Amazon not only keeps to their delivery schedule but, in some cases, beats it to the punch.  Of course a rite of passage for any new must-have device is not only the unboxing but the break-down, and iFixit have done just that, flagging up a spot that looks surprisingly like a GSM SIM reader might sit there.  However it's not all good news; we've also heard of what might be the first broken Kindle 2, which survived its journey but not its user.

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