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BBC calls out Apple over iPlayer DRM drama

The BBC has announced that content downloaded to Windows Media PCs using its iPlayer service can now be side-loaded to a growing family of compatible devices – and stormed at Apple’s reluctance to share its DRM as reason for the lack of feature parity for Mac and iPhone users.

The news means video can be played on any mobile device that supports Windows Media digital rights management. The BBC has assembled a list of compatible devices.

To use the feature users simply select a new ‘for media players’ option when downloading content using the iPlayer service, it can then be pulled across to the device. The BBC will in future iPlayer content available for the Nokia N96.
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Motorola expands ROKR range

Motorola has introduced three new music-playing mobile phones to expand its ROKR range, the EM30, EM28 and EM25 phones.

The EM30 is a candybar phone, the EM28 adopts a clamshell design with “sonic features and touch-sensitive keys”, while the ROKR EM25 is a slider phone with FM radio sharing capabilities. They should ship internationally this year.

The EM30 uses Motorola’s ModeShift technology to illuminate the keyboard – red keys illuminate in music mode and a brilliant blue keypad appears in phone mode.

Additional features include support for MP3, an FM radio with RDS technology and a 3.5mm stereo headset jack (so you can use your choice of headphones). Oh, and it uses Windows Media Player 11 for online music services.
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