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Topic: Blu-ray

Apple rumored to update Final Cut applications in March or April

01/03/2011, 09:01 am

Updated versions of Apple's Final Cut editing software are rumored to debut in the next few months in the form of an update said to be "substantial," but potentially lacking for "Pro" users.


New Windows 7 ad criticizes Apple's lack of Blu-ray support on Mac

11/12/2010, 11:11 am

Microsoft has once again taken on Apple and the Mac platform in a new advertisement which touts the ability of a Windows 7 laptop to play Blu-ray discs, while a MacBook cannot.


Blu-ray chairman disagrees with Apple chief's assessment of format

07/12/2010, 07:07 pm

The Blu-ray Disc Association chairman said this week that adoption of the high-definition disc format is on par with that of DVD, countering an argument from Apple chief executive Steve Jobs that the format is a fad whose days are numbered.


New Apple Mac ad features familiar face, Blu-ray PC adoption low

08/25/2009, 02:08 pm

Distinctly voiced actor Patrick Warburton plays a high-end PC in a new "Get a Mac" ad; and a new study suggests that adoption of Blu-ray players for PCs is very low.


Apple rumored to create social media consolidation client

08/11/2009, 11:08 am

Apple could be creating a standalone social networking application that will connect to multiple Web sites and share music listening habits with friends, according to a new rumor.


Apple's iTunes 9 rumored to have Blu-ray, social media support

08/08/2009, 04:08 pm

A new report suggests that the next version of Apple's iTunes could carry support for Blu-ray discs, visual management and rearrangement capabilities for App Store software, and integration with social media Web sites.


Blu-ray special features coming to App Store

07/20/2009, 08:07 am

The last to embrace the Blu-ray high definition video format, Universal is poised to become the first to tie home theater with Apple's App Store, bringing companion features to the iPhone and iPod touch.


Apple may benefit from slowing economy

11/12/2008, 08:11 am

While global economic woes certainly aren't good news for retailers this holiday season, a report by Reuters suggests a silver lining for Apple: its key competitors may be hit even harder.


Notes of interest from Apple's MacBook event

10/14/2008, 09:10 pm

With multiple product updates all arriving at once, many might have been overwhelmed by Apple's MacBook launch to overlook potentially important features and limitations -- including the need to log out to switch graphics chips and the multiple party tricks of the new 24-inch Cinema Display.


Apple to unleash first builds of Snow Leopard since WWDC

09/30/2008, 07:09 pm

Apple is quietly preparing to equip some of its developers with the first pre-release copies of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard since an inaugural build was issued to attendees during its annual developers conference in June, AppleInsider has learned.


iTunes HD videos low bitrate, include iPod-ready versions

09/10/2008, 06:09 pm

Those expecting Blu-ray level video from Apple's new HD TV shows may be significantly disappointed -- though buyers will find a surprise in the form of a smaller version for their iPhones and iPods.


Digg founder claims knowledge of 4G iPod nano, iTunes 8.0

08/23/2008, 12:08 pm

Digg creator Kevin Rose says he knows many details of Apple's iPod revisions for September, including what appears to be a photo of the fourth-generation iPod nano and a teaser for information of iTunes 8.0.


Sony in Blu-ray talks with Apple, Microsoft

03/07/2008, 11:03 am

With its victory last month in the high-definition DVD format war, Sony is now said to be entertaining talks with rivals Apple and Microsoft over supplying its Blu-ray drives for future generations of the pair's electronics devices.


Apple game rentals; Safari anti-phishing; Blu-ray notebook drives

02/29/2008, 02:02 pm

A recently published patent filing from Apple Inc. hints at the possibility of game rentals and a more advanced games management component of the iTunes Store. Meanwhile, readers question the disappearance of Safari's anti-phishing measures. And the power-draw of today's Blu-ray drives has thus far translated into slow adoption by notebook manufacturers.


Game over: Toshiba pulls plug on ailing HD DVD format

02/19/2008, 02:02 pm

Following a thorough review of its overall strategy, Toshiba Corporation said Tuesday that it will no longer develop or manufacture HD DVD players, marking an end to the battle against Blu-ray for supremacy as the next-generation optical disc format.


Toshiba rumored to quit HD DVD as Wal-Mart pulls support

02/15/2008, 06:02 pm

The conflict between high-definition disc formats is rapidly drawing to a close, as Wal-Mart is the latest store to back Blu-ray over HD DVD and Toshiba is reportedly poised to withdraw its format from the market in the near future.


Blu-ray exclusives by Best Buy, Netflix deal HD DVD serious blow

02/12/2008, 08:02 am

Compounding troubles for the ailing HD DVD format, Best Buy and movie rental service Netflix both said on Monday that they would focus their attention on Blu-ray discs.


Briefly: 70K iPhones in Germany; HD DVD cuts; Office 2008 flaw

01/28/2008, 11:01 am

Germans have purchased only 70,000 iPhones since the handset went on sale in November. Meanwhile, HD DVD is said to be on its last leg, prompting Toshiba to slash the price of its HD DVD players across the board. And Microsoft is promising to fix a flaw discovered in its just-release Office 2008 suite for Mac.


Universal seen clear of obligations to HD DVD, may switch to Blu-ray

01/10/2008, 03:01 pm

The two remaining studios backing HD DVD could soon switch sides to Blu-ray, ending the next-generation high-definition format war instantly, according to a published report.


Paramount to abandon HD DVD in return to Blu-ray (updated)

01/08/2008, 11:01 am

Paramount Pictures is poised to drop its support of HD DVD in favor of Sonyís Blu-ray format, landing a decisive blow to the Toshiba-backed next-generation DVD format and all but assuring Blu-ray's role as the future standard for all high-definition digital video discs.