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Apple vs Adobe – what are the real issues?

Apple vs Adobe – what are the real issues?

The war of words between Apple and Adobe started out with public statements, moved to full page advertisements, and has descended into confusion as Apple has backtracked on one of its initial restrictions and RIM and Samsung have highlighted Flash support on their tablets. To unravel this mess, let’s go back to the beginning: In April, Steve Jobs wrote an open letter to Adobe as a press release and posted it on the Apple.com home page (it can still be found online). Jobs lists six extremely well-argued points, but only two of them matter: Flash’s ubiquity on the web, and cross-platform development. (Some of the other points are legitimate – Flash can be buggy, when it runs without hardware acceleration it eats battery life alive, and some Flash content has not been formatted for touch. However, Apple claiming that it cannot support Flash because it isn’t “open” is disingenuous; Apple supports whatever standards it wants to, and while Flash is most certainly a proprietary standard, it is a standard.)

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Why the new Apple TV can’t replace my old model

Why the new Apple TV can’t replace my old model

My new Apple TV is scheduled to arrive at my house before the end of the month. It promises Netflix streaming, 99 cent TV shows, and $4.99 HD films. It also allows me to play music by streaming tracks to the device. When I first heard about the new set-top box, I thought for sure that it would replace my current Apple TV.

But, over the past three weeks, I’ve decided that I won’t be replacing my old Apple TV with the new one. In fact, I’m going to keep them both connected to my television and use them as I need them.

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NBC Universal Says Apple TV Would Devalue Its Content

NBC Universal Says Apple TV Would Devalue Its Content

Since the launch of iTunes, and its subsequent availability of music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts, it's become the venerable digital retailer for what people love to download. While some might suggest that the pricing could be altered, the general consensus is that $.99 for a show isn't all that bad at all. However, NBC Universal doesn't see it the same way, and believes that pricing their television shows at such a low cost would ultimately "devalue" the content as a whole, and therefore the company is staying away from Apple TV.

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Apple maintains 7 year lead over PCs in ACSI consumer satisfaction rankings

Apple maintains 7 year lead over PCs in ACSI consumer satisfaction rankings

Apple has managed to pull further ahead of its Windows-running rivals when it comes to consumer contentment, with the news that the Cupertino company has maintained its pole position in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).  According to ACSI's research among buyers, satisfaction with Apple machines has grown over the past twelve months compared to rivals Dell, Acer and HP, who hold joint second place.

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Apple HDTV rumors resurface as Apple secure digital TV IP

Apple HDTV rumors resurface as Apple secure digital TV IP

Apple has quietly licensed IP belonging to digital content protection and media information specialists Rovi, according to a document filed by the company, prompting analyst speculation that the Cupertino firm is still working on an HDTV with integrated Apple TV.  Rovi is responsible for much of the program guide and copy protection technology used in cable set-top boxes and online media portals, and in recent years has been buying up entertainment metadata firms such as Muze and All Media Guide.

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Why I pre-ordered the new Apple TV

Why I pre-ordered the new Apple TV

Let me just get this out of the way now: I don’t like the new Apple TV. I don’t like that it doesn’t feature on-board storage. I don’t like that I can’t buy songs on it. I don’t like that I can’t buy movies and television shows. And I don’t like that it’s a hobbled alternative to even my least useful set-top boxes.

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Apple TV Becomes More Than A Hobby

Apple TV Becomes More Than A Hobby

There will undoubtedly be many comparisons made between Apple TV and Google TV in the upcoming weeks. As Apple updated and re-vamped their Apple TV initiatives today they showcased their strategy to make the television a viable platform for software and services.

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The Apple HDTV is Inevitable

The Apple HDTV is Inevitable

My first instinct was to declare that Apple would never make a full-fledged television set. It would be a huge flop. I would personally never buy one, and neither would anyone I know. If Apple made a television, it would be a huge overreach for the company. Most of all, I have an instinctual belief that Steve Jobs hates television, and that he wants the throng of Apple buyers to be up and moving around, not placid on the couch.

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Apple TV refresh rumors reignite: new UI designers hard at work?

Apple TV refresh rumors reignite: new UI designers hard at work?

Rumors about Apple's plans for Apple TV have reignited, with the NYTimes stepping into the fray with the tidbit that the Cupertino company has apparently recently hired "several user interface and graphics designers who have a background in broadcast design for television."  Meanwhile a second source - recently employed by Apple and working with their television group - claims the work is being done in a different design group within the company, though failed to indicate which one.  That could fit in with speculation earlier in the year that Apple is preparing an iOS-based Apple TV replacement.

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