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  • News: Apple's iTunes Plus available for free download

    Apple has launched iTunes Plus, featuring DRM-free music tracks featuring high-quality 256kbps AAC encoding for what it call "audio quality virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings". Each DRM-free song costs 99p.

  • News: Fujitsu mobile phone has 3.1in screen

    Fujitsu's F904i handset provides a glimpse of the future of mobile phone entertainment: a 3.1in widescreen display, a music player and a 3Mp camera

  • News: Microsoft unveils table-top 'Milan' computer

    Microsoft has chosen what it sees as the next-generation in PC form factors - a computer the size and shape of a coffee table with a flat, touchscreen display - as the third major product it has designed and is branding for the consumer electronics market.

  • News: Mobiles to get super-faster music downloads

    US software company Beatnik is approaching mobile phone operators with a new music download system that compresses songs up to 10 times more than the MP3 format, allowing for faster downloads on lower-end mobile phones equipped with the company's software.

  • News: 1.3m DRM free tracks on offer for $0.88

    PayPlay.FM is now selling its catalogue of 1.3 million tracks of DRM-free music in MP3 format in the US for $0.88 each. The company said it's offering twice the number of DRM-free tracks it pledged to offer in October, 2006 during a ‘Day Against DRM’ event.

  • News: CD-Wow fined £41 million in damages

    The company responsible for CD-Wow, Music Trading Online, has been ordered to pay £41 million to the British Phonographic Industry.

  • News: European first for Adobe Max conference

    Adobe announced that its MAX conference will be coming to Europe for the first time, with MAX 2007 taking place in Barcelona on 15 - 18 October.

  • News: Zune: 1 million sales for iPod Killer

    Microsoft beats its goal of shipping over a million Zune digital music players by June - a welcome boost to its efforts to take on Apple's iPod

  • News: iPhone rumours boost Taiwanese supplier

    Shares of Taiwan's Quanta Computer soared early today after the island's two largest financial daily newspapers said the company had won orders for Apple iPhones.

  • News: Microsoft wants staff to throw away iPods

    In an attempt to get employees to give up Apple iPods in favour of its Zune MP3 player, Microsoft's Zune team has installed a bin at its HQ so employees can chuck out their iPods.

  • News: Sony bows to iPod supremacy

    Sony adds iPod connection to its home-entertainment systems

  • News: iPhone no-show at Apple event

    Apple will not be showing off its much-vaunted iPhone at June's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), according to a respected Wall Street analyst. But new laptops and iPods are on their way.

  • News: New photo of Apple iPod sex toy

    News of Apple's fury at an iPod-controlled sex toy has spread around the world faster than a Windows virus. Apple is complaining that the Ann Summers iGasm vibrator uses promotional imagery too similar to its own iPod silhouette advertising. Now we have a photo of the actual love enhancer, and it's available in classic Apple white - just like the iPod and Apple's Mac computers.

  • News: Music giant EMI to continue with DRM-free plan

    Some questions have been raised concerning the future of music giant EMI, after Terra Firma's $6.4bn purchase of the company. But one thing that's unlikely to be affected by EMI's changing ownership is its decision to offer DRM-free digital music tracks via the iTunes Music Store

  • News: Apple fury at iPod sex toy

    iPod-maker Apple is threatening to sue a sex shop over a vibrator that hooks up to an iPod and has similar advertising to that used in posters for the digital music player.

  • News: Illegal downloads down 24 percent among under-18s

    Illegal downloading of digital copyright works by those aged 8 to 18 has dropped by 24 percent in the past three years

  • News: Paul McCartney snubs iTunes

    Beatles songwriter Paul McCartney's solo material went live yesterday on Napster, RealNetworks' Rhapsody, Viacom International's Urge and Microsoft's Zune Marketplace. But Apple was the odd man out, with no McCartney material on offer

  • News: Intel and STMicro merge flash concerns

    Intel is merging its flash-memory business with European rival STMicroelectronics. Intel and STMicro will form a new flash-manufacturing business.

  • News: DRM-free music giant EMI agrees takeover

    EMI - the music group behind Apple's DRM (digital rights management) free iTunes - has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2bn. EMI has been the subject of bid speculation for the past year as its business has struggled. In early April EMI and Apple announced the sale DRM-free versions of EMI artists' songs through Apple's online iTunes store.

  • News: 15 technology myths: what's nonsense and what's not?

    The tech world abounds with hype, rumour and innuendo. It can be hard to tell IT fact from fantasy fiction. Fortunately, PC Advisor has rounded-up 15 technological rumours and given them a thorough shake down, so you can tell what's nonsense, and what's not.



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