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Apple TV infringes wireless patents, lawsuit claims

Apple has been struck by yet another lawsuit impacting its digital media strategy – this time it stands accused of patent infringement in its wireless entertainment systems, Apple TV, AirPort Express and the Mac.

EZ4Media says Apple’s toys infringe on patents it acquired from Universal Electronics (UEI) in March. Further, it claims Apple hired three former UEI employees, Nick Kalayjian, Bruce Edwards, and Wendy Goh, about a year before it introduced Apple TV.

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BBC launches iPlayer downloads for Mac, Linux

A few weeks later than we predicted, the BBC today introduced new iPlayer software that lets Mac and Linux users download shows to their computers for offline viewing, a feature enjoyed by Windows users since the launch of the service.

If you are in the UK and connected to the internet you can already play programmes from the past seven days and watch them on the website through Click to Play (streaming). This works on Windows, Macs, Linux, Nintendo Wii and iPhones.

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SuperSync 3.0 keeps iTunes users singing

We think it’s incredibly inconvenient that the world’s most popular online music store, iTunes, files music in super-complex places on your computer in such a way that it’s really far too complicated to move libraries to other computers, so we’re hoping the newly-introduced SuperSync 3.0 iTunes music library synchronization software will help.

We all know computers and hard drives eventually fail, and most of us like to upgrade our computers now and then. When we do, it’s hard to transfer your music library while retaining all your playlists, play counts and other information.

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Apple plans ARM-based netbook for ’09?

As the annual San Francisco Apple event looms, it seems there may be a plan to launch an Apple netbook running on ARM processors, perhaps as soon as next year.

It appears plans for ARM-based processors may extend beyond the iPhone and the iPod touch, with plans for a Netbook or Mac tablet in the frame, a report claims.

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300 million iPhone App downloads – Apple

Apple has confirmed 300 million application downloads through its App Store since launch on July 11, 2008.

The five month achievement is noted within a pair of iPhone ads published Friday in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The company also confirmed that in excess of 10,000 applications are now available through the App Store.

The two ads name a range of available applications for the device, including: Facebook; Bank of America; Urbanspoon; Shazam; Asphalt 4; eBay; APMobile News; Bloomberg; Mandarin; Remote’ Sudoku; Flight Status; Loopt; Spore; QuickVoice and AIM.

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‘Sky falling’ on ’09 iPod sales – analyst

Analysts say the greatest things. Following yesterday’s warning that iPod stocks may dry up as Apple faces stronger-than-anticipated Christmas sales, up pops another analyst to warn iPod sales are set to slump.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has trimmed his 2009 Apple earnings estimate on the basis that the company will have a tough time flogging Macs and iPods in the current economic environment.

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PulpTunes 1.0 iTunes server ships

All your music anywhere with PulpTunes 1.0, a web server for iTunes which enables users to access their full music libraries from a remote Mac or PC using a web browser.

Released this week, the developer has invested in a new user interface and reports the new build software to be “stable”.

The Open Source software is available for download now, with a different version for each platform (including one version for Linux).

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