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Apple pushed out an update for its iTunes music service on Friday that, among other things, allows customers to switch off its unloved Ping social network. Ping rocked up in September and was immediately greeted with indifference by fanbois and gals, some of whom complained that it had been bolted onto iTunes without Apple …


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  1. Piers

    Does Yoko's latest tweet offer any hints?

    um... no. I don't think so. Maybe I'm the wrong generation. Or something....

    1. NRT

      Wrong generation?

      No not really, just think of AMFM. Yoko was a sort of 60's precursor.


  2. pctechxp

    Or maybe

    They are going to elbow DRM?

    Here's hoping.

    1. Tony Smith, Editor, Reg Hardware (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: Or maybe

      Apple already has killed DRM for music, but I seriously doubt it'll do it for video.

      As you say, here's hoping, though.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Thumb Up

      Oh god, yes

      Please, please dump the drm on video. It only takes a few mins per file to remove (yes, I pay for all my media, iTunes or not), but it's such a chore.. ;-)

  3. General Pance

    Apple to release the iPad/iPhone from iTunes

    Folks, today is the day you'll remember. The day Apple let you manage your iPad/iPhone the way YOU want, not the way that makes them more money.


  4. Anonymous Coward

    New Yoko album

    Err....she screeches more in tune than Vic Beckham but still no ears couldnt take it.

    Cher must be skint too, yet another comeback I see on the Metro

  5. Matthew 17

    Being thick but....

    I've had an ATV for over a year and have always been able to stream video (and music) from my Mac to it.

    The video has to be in an iTunes friendly codec for it to work but the Handbreak app sorts that.

    Does the new ATV behave differently to the old one? I know it's now iOS based instead of OSX and doesn't have a local hard drive so you can't install your own codecs/apps etc via a patch stick but from an operation POV I thought they were identical.

    1. Tony Smith, Editor, Reg Hardware (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: Being thick but....

      Install XMBC on it and it'll stream various non-iTunes formats too - from net storage boxes too.

      More details here:

      1. Matthew 17

        Re: Being thick but....

        True (I have done) but not doing so doesn't stop me streaming music and video from my computer to it, I just have to iTunesify the codec's first.

        Presumably you can't install XBMC on a new ATV 'cos of the lack of hard drive.

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