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Snow Leopard soon, maybe, Apple boffin warns

Apple’s Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard spoke at the high end engineering conference, LISA ’08 last week, MacRumors explains, and let slip Snow Leopard may ship as soon as Q1 2009.

In a slide alleged to emerge from the event, during which Hubbard discussed the evolution of Mac OS X from large servers to embedded platforms, and revealed a potential release date for the next version of the OS.

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New Order ink HDNet US exclusive

‘New Order: Live from Glasgow’ will hit US TV screens this Sunday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET in an exclusive premiere deal with the Dallas-based HDNet Concert series.

Filmed over two nights in October 2006 before a sell-out crowd at the Glasgow Academy, the band play new material as well as their classic hits including “Blue Monday,” “True Faith,” and, of course, l “Love Will Tear Us Apart (Again).”

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Apple’s Steve Jobs dooms Blu-ray…

Apple executives seem pretty dismissive on Blu-ray, with company boss Steve Jobs last night slamming the standard as a “bag of hurt”.

Speaking this week, he said Apple has no immediate plans to introduce Blu-ray drives inside its computers in the current environment, warning, “You know, Blu-ray is a bag of hurt. I don’t mean from a consumer point of view – it’s great to watch movies – but the licensing is so complex.

“We’re waiting until things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace before we burden our customers with the cost of the licensing and the cost of the drives.”

Apple is a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association. However, Blu-ray use would require an additional $30 per Mac sold integrating the technology. There’s also a host of deadly dull issues around DRM.

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Apple preparing HD TV assault on the front room

Apple holds the attention right now and in among the focus on laptop upgrades there’s whispers claiming the company may make another stab at the front room with introduction of a networked HD TV.

What this means is interesting: effectively it would twin a high-quality Apple-designed screen with a device similar in function to the Apple TV, spiced hopefully with a digital TV tuner that’s appropriate to the territories the product’s placed on offer in.

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