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  • News: Apple to vote on 'hazardous' products

    Apple shareholders will vote on a resolution at the company's annual meeting 10 May on a proposal to remove certain hazardous chemicals from their products.

  • News: Apple's iPhone previewed 'in 2004'

    Although Apple's iPhone has been shrouded in secrecy, apparently some details of the interface leaked all the way back in 2004, alert viewers of the ABC television series Lost have reported.

  • News: YouTube, Flickr & Wikipedia killers revealed

    Hitwise, which collects internet usage data directly from ISPs to measure the traffic to more than 800,000 webites, has tapped the six Web 2.0 companies most likely to reach the soaring success of YouTube, Wikipedia or Flickr. To do so, it looks at the types of early adopters now using the sites.

  • News: Microsoft kills Zune 'fuel cell' talk

    Microsoft has insisted it won't resell the fuel-cell battery rechargers it’s buying from Medis Technologies, contrary to reports.

  • News: Apple's Steve Jobs takes $1 salary

    Apple boss Steve Jobs took home a one dollar salary once again this year, the company has confirmed, according to a news report on MarketWatch.

  • News: Apple iTunes DRM ban proposed

    A small Norwegian political party has called on the government to ban DRM (digital rights management) and legalise file-sharing, responding to growing consumer opposition in the country to restrictive controls on downloading and duplicating content from the internet.

  • News: Is Microsoft fuel cell designed for Zune?

    A New York-based company developing fuel cells for consumer electronics devices says it has started commercial production of a fuel cell-based recharger for Microsoft.

  • News: The 20 worst technologies of all time

    If you listen to vendors and the media, it may sometimes seem as though every new product, service, concept or even security threat will be the Next Big Thing. Some live up to all the fuss, but many don't - and some fail spectacularly.

  • News: iPod's dominance is only just beginning

    Generally, Apple has very little use for anniversaries. Recent milestones - like 2006's 30th anniversary of the company's founding, the Mac's 20th anniversary in 2004, and the iPod's fifth anniversary last autumn - passed without much official to-do from the company. But when Apple sold its 100 millionth iPod last week, the company made sure not to let the occasion go by without comment.

  • News: Linux virus targets iPods

    As threats go this one is very small but the target happens to be one of the biggest in the digital world - someone has finally got round to writing an iPod virus.

  • News: iTunes subscriptions could be forced on Apple

    Macworld reports that the world's top music labels want to force Apple to launch subscription-based iTunes music services.

  • News: Apple's Leopard delayed due to iPhone

    June's Mac OS X 10.5 launch has been cancelled as Apple focuses on the release of its highly anticipated iPhone handset

  • News: Windows Home Server code leaked online

    Microsoft is taking tough measures to find out who leaked a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows Home Server to The Hotfix.net blog (http://www.thehotfix.net/) after the software preview was posted on the site by a user named "Richard" soon after it was released to a small group of testers.

  • News: Dual Blu-ray & HD DVD player coming to Europe

    One of the main backers of the Blu-ray Disc format, Samsung Electronics, plans to release an optical disc player this year that will play both Blu-ray Disc and the rival HD DVD format.

  • News: iTunes gets MGM movies

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Apple on have announced that MGM is now offering its movies for purchase and download from Apple’s iTunes Store in the US.

  • News: Apple laptop sales slip, iPod still rules

    Having just sold its 100 millionth iPod, Apple tops the MP3 category in the 'US Top Selling Computer Hardware for February 2007' report. But it's not all good news for Apple. Despite a strong showing in January, in February 2007 the company doesn't even feature in the laptop category.

  • News: LG & Volkswagen take on the iPod

    LG Electronics is teaming up with car-maker Volkswagen in the latest attempt to challenge Apple’s iPod - a digital media player styled along the lines of the New Beetle car.

  • News: Record-breaking 100m iPods ship

    Apple has sold its 100 millionth iPod, making the device the fastest-selling music player in history.

  • News: SanDisk & Yahoo launch Wi-Fi music player

    SanDisk and Yahoo are the latest companies attempting to take on Apple's iPod, releasing the Wi-Fi-enabled Sansa Connect in the US.

  • News: Opinion: How to hack the Apple TV

    When Apple unveiled Apple TV at January's Macworld Expo, there were oohs and aahs… and complaints. The most commonly-heard gripe: the device's "limited" functionality. Now Apple TV is here, hackers are finding ways to extend its usefulness

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