Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So what's the point, anyway?


I'm starting to get a bit annoyed at Apple. 

You see, they have this great thing called the iTunes store. If you go there, you can buy music, you can buy movies and (in Canada, some really lame) TV shows, and you can rent movies.

It is the latter that is frustrating me. 

As you might have noticed, not every movie on there is available for rent. In fact, the way I think it works is "Movies you don't want to see: Available for rent. Movies you want to see...so sorry. But you can buy that.'

I am not big on owning stuff. It wasn't until I had to buy textbooks for college that I started keeping books, prefering instead to go to the library. 

I wanted to rent Wall-E. Can't online. Had to go to the local video store. I wanted to rent Hancock. Can't online. Still haven't made it to the local video store. Want to see the Dark Knight? Rinse, lather, repeat. 

In the meantime, I could rent Uptown Girls. Or Fred Clause. Or Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Okay. So it's not as bad as all that. Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk are both available for rent. And I'm thinking that after they've squeezed every dollar they can from selling the Dark Knight, I bet it'll show up in the rental section. 

But for now, I guess I'll just have to walk downtown, in the -22 C blizzard, and see if they've got the movie in. (Oh. Did I mention it was uphill both ways? Or maybe I could call ahead and reserve a copy....)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Crossing fingers, hoping, hoping...

Apple Insider has a report that's going to light the net on fire for the next ten hours. 

iTunes. Completely DRM Free. I know. I don't like rumours, but if this one is true, it's a goodie.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What a wicked web we weave...

...when first we practice to deceive. 

Apple has amended its suit against Psystar, claiming that Psystar may be a front for some other person or persons as yet unknown, who are using the company as a front. 

I don't understand it, but the folks over at Groklaw do. Check out their analysis of the recent amendment. You can read their summary at the top, or, if you're really smart, you can read all the way to the bottom. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We're sorry, we can't find the article you were looking for

The infamous KB article has been axed, because it was old, a spokesman told Cnet

Aww. They took their ball and went home. Just when it was getting interesting. 

MikeT Goes a step further

Earlier I ranted about the echo chamber that was the interweb and this latest report about Apple recommending Antivirus software "for the first time."

Of course, I ranted, but MikeT over at TUAW not only rants, but does a well researched rant at that. Go read that for more info. 

Fear! Fire! Foes! Awake!

Oooh. The Interweb is all abuzz with word that Apple is recommending Antivirus software.

First time ever, they say.

Panic, you Mac users, they say.

What they don't say is that it's complete and utter bunk. 

You heard me, bunk. 

Here's the same Knowledge Base article from last year. 

Another late breaking story! Apple is thinking about getting into the music business! Quick, someone call CNN!