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AirPlay isn’t dead as a wireless speaker standard, but it’s not exactly healthy: many models have been discontinued, and new releases have all but stopped. Having previously gone all-in with AirPlay, Danish designer speaker maker Libratone is now rolling out updated versions of its circular Loop, tube-shaped Zipp, and triangular Live systems that augment AirPlay rather than ditching it. The new Libratone Loop ($500) modestly tweaks the prior version to add Bluetooth 4.0 support — a feature that radically increases Loop’s compatibility. Though its high price tag will continue to keep this model out of reach for most consumers, long-awaited and substantial discounts on the prior-generation models (Loop here, Zipp here, Live here) may bolster their appeal.
Having tested the new Loop, my personal feelings are mixed: I applaud Libratone for consistently releasing speakers that look distinctive, working both as design objects and audio systems, but the MSRPs remain somewhat hard to justify given the sonic performance…
January 6, 2015
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Google today announced Google Cast for audio, which the company says takes advantage of Chromecast tech to send audio to third-party hardware like speakers, A/V receivers, and sound bars. The feature will allow users to tap a “cast” button from within music and radio apps on Android, iOS and the web to stream audio to Google Cast enabled speakers. expand full story
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December 4, 2014
Despite a trend of declining sales, the iPod has been in the news again this week as Apple defends itself against a class action suit over antitrust issues and DRM complaints with iTunes. After emails and a video deposition from Steve Jobs resurfaced some of the late Apple co-founder’s snark, testimony from Apple SVP of Internet and Software Services Eddy Cue went into the company’s history with DRM and the iPod… expand full story
September 23, 2014
When Apple released Apple TV software update 7.0 earlier this month, it came with support for new iOS 8 features including the new Peer-to-Peer AirPlay feature. First announced when Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier this year, Peer-to-Peer AirPlay allows users on iOS 8 and the upcoming OS X Yosemite release to stream content to an Apple TV without having to connect to the same wireless network. What we didn’t know at the time, however, is that the feature is limited to only the latest Apple TV hardware: expand full story
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FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) technology introduced by Apple Inc., based on technology created by the company Veridisc. FairPlay is built into the QuickTime multimedia software and used by the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, and iTunes Store and the App Store. Users will encounter Fairplay DRM technology when they buy iTunes movies/TV shows, Apps or even eBooks from iTunes store. This DRM technology strictly prevents them accessing their purchased content freely. As a consumer, you can do nothing on any iTunes content but to watch the movies or rend the ebooks with Apple’s products.
It’s said DRM technology is an ideal method to protect the copy right on digital content. However, to many consumers, it’s disgusting. It performs more as a tool for digital content providers to earn more money, but not a effective way to protect the copy right. Take iTunes movies for example, we purchase or rent a movie from iTunes movie store, we are limited to watch the movie on Apple’s products only, like iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV… we can’t not edit the movie, share the movie on network with our friends or convert the M4V movies to any other common formats. What’s worse, we can watch the movie on 5 devices at most with iTunes home sharing function.
That’s the reason that so many people asked “How to crack Fairplay DRM iTunes DRM” in many forums. And to fulfill the requirements, many software company provide some useful DRM Removal tools for personal use. Here are some professional ones.
1. Bypass the Fairplay DRM from iTunes videos
The recommended software is iTunes DRM Removal for Mac and DRM Media Converter for Win. Both DRM removal software can be downloaded on http://www.remove-drm.com
This iTunes DRM Removal software can easily help you get rid off the Apple’s Fairplay DRM protection and convert the iTunes M4V videos to MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, FLV, 3GP formats to fit any mobile devices or some video sharing websites.
2. Remove DRM from eBooks purchased on iTunes iBook store
<a href=”http://www.remove-drm.com/epubor-ebook-drm-converter.html”>ePubor eBook DRM Removal </a>is a professional app to remove Fairplay DRM from eBooks downloaded on iTunes. It converts DRMed ePub eBooks to common ebook formats including PDF, Mobi, DRM free ePub format as well as many eBook reader devices and software.
With this eBook DRM Removal software, you can read the iBook on many other devices except Apple’s, like Amazon kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony eReader etc.
3. Strip DRM from iTunes music or Audiobooks
June 3, 2014
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April 8, 2014
NBC updated its mobile app for iPhone and iPad today with one big update for iOS and Apple TV users: the ability to AirPlay content from the mobile app to your TV via Apple TV.
The update is a big deal for a couple of reasons. The most notable being the fact that NBC offers full TV episodes for free through its mobile app, without the requirement of signing into your existing cable subscription like many other popular network apps. NBC has always been one of the go to apps for cord cutters, and now they’ll be able to beam that content onto the big screen using an Apple TV and AirPlay. Getting a lot of this content on the Apple TV previously required a subscription to Hulu or signing into a cable subscription. expand full story
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February 28, 2014
A number of Mac users in an Apple Support Communities thread are reporting that Apple’s 10.9.2 update to Mavericks has broken AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV and the ability to extend desktops to external monitors.
I just updated to 10.9.2 and now when i try and airplay mirror to my Apple TV, it sends the audio but just shows a black screen and i can’t drag anything to it. It doesn’t show any of the options for external displays in the displays section of System Preferences … expand full story
February 5, 2014
Update: The document originally recommended disabling Bluetooth, but it appears updating to the latest version of OS X is Apple’s recommended fix. Much better.
In a support document issued today, Apple addressed a known issue with AirPlay Mirroring performance freezing or dropping out. MacBook Pro and Mac Pro users with last year’s models may see the issue when using an 802.11 b/g network… expand full story