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Terminator 2Apple’s iTune store now has Lionsgate films available for purchase. Downloadable titles include “Terminator 2,” “Basic Instinct,” “Dirty Dancing,” and “The Blair Witch Project.” The online store carries over 4 million tunes, 350 TV shows, and now over 400 movies when you include their current distributors Paramount and Disney. Each flick can be yours for $9.99 at resolutions of 640 x 480 in what Apple claims is “near-DVD” quality. At that price, Arnold can let you know he’ll “Be Back” over and over again.

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RHCPTicketmaster is dangling a new carrot in front of donkeys

iPod owners. You can now select a free iTune with every concert ticket you order from the company. They are also promoting a program they initiated last year whereby if you pre-ordered Red Hot Chili Pepper tickets, you got earlier access than those who bought them from other outlets. Now you will not only get that privilege, you also get to pre-order selected digital albums. There is no information yet on just which artists will be a part of the plan, so contact Ticketmaster for details.

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Apple/Beatles

Apple Inc. and Apple Corps Limited have finally reached an agreement with the use of the name “Apple.” Under it, the U.S. company will own all the trademarks and license some of them back to Britain for their use. Also, the lawsuit will cease with each party paying its own legal fees. Specific terms of the settlement will not be released.

Both sides appear to be relieved that the entire episode is finally over. Steve Jobs commented, “It feels great to resolve this in a positive manner,” while Neil Aspinal, manager of Apple Corps said that they “look forward to many years of peaceful co-operation.” We can’t wait until a Special Edition Beatles Apple iPod is released to celebrate the event. Hint, hint.

 

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Mac Pro RAM

Alright, so we got ourselves some new RAM to throw into a Mac Pro, and the first thing that struck us was just how huge these sticks od DDR2-667 PC-5300 sticks of RAM actually are. I mean, they’re monstrous. So what do we do? Put do a quick size comparison with the current king of large in the gadget world - Microsoft’s . What do you know? The RAM even beat the Zune when it came to thickness…so you know that’s some thick RAM. Check out an alternate size comparison shot after the break.

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iphone Cisco, who holds the trademark on the iPhone product name (and already sells an eponymous product) has decided to sue Apple in federal court for use of their trademark. This, after much discussion of Cisco and Apple coming to an agreement.

“Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco’s iPhone name,” said Mark Chandler, Cisco senior vice president and general counsel, in a statement. “There is no doubt that Apple’s new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission.”

Whoopsie. Perhaps Apple can fax the paperwork back to them already and be done with it? (Though, if rumors of the agreement being of a per-unit-sold nature, we all know how reticent Apple is to pay into a royalty structure like that.)

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iPhone

We have been waiting for this one for quite a while, and Apple delivered on the iPhone rumors that have been making the rounds for the better part of a year. The iPhone is more than just a phone though - this is the next generation iPod, a portable version of OS X, and a portable Internet navigator. Let’s first look at the hardware features.

The new iPhone features a 3.5-inch widescreen tough-sensitive display. The screen is a 320x480 at 160 ppi - that is an absolutely amazing feat, as 160 ppi is going to be gorgeous. The phone itself is 11.6 mm thin, and features a 2.0 megapixel camera, quad-band GSM/EDGE, EiFi, and Bluetooth 2.0. Battery life will be 16 hours for audio, 5 hours for talk time, video, and web browsing. Even cooler still is the built-in proximity sensor, which recognizes when the phone is on your ear so that it turns off the screen to save power. The accelerometer senses when the phone is tilted into a portrait or landscape display, and changes what is seen on the screen as appropriate. Lastly, there are ambient light sensors as well.

On the software side of things, the iPhone runs a specialized version of OS X, with the promise of support for full desktop-class applications. The phone also has SMS session support, which looks to have an iChat-like interface. This allows you to follow an SMS conversation back and forth on one screen. The three way calling support on the phone looks to work easily and seamlessly - if you have two calls going at once, simply hit the conference button, and both calls are brought together. Safari is built in, touted as the first fully usable HTML browser on a phone, and it features on-the-fly zooming that reminded us of the Wii Opera Browser. Photo management is top notch, and the phone even support Dashboard widgets as well, allowing for a whole host of software application possibilities that haven’t even been thought of yet.

Apple also announced support for Yahoo! IMAP email, which will be PUSH email similar to what you find on the BlackBerry. Google Maps is also integrated into the phone in a snazzy way, and that includes satellite map support.

The iPhone is going to be offered exclusively through Cingular in the US starting in June, and hits Europe in the fourth quarter of 2007, followed by Asia in 2008. The 4 GB model will be available for $499 with a two-year contract, while the 8 GB model will sell for $599 with two-year contract. Once it passes FCC approval, the phone will be available for purchase from both Cingular and Apple.

Apple has created a great interactive site that lets you see exactly how a bunch of the iPhone features work, which you can check out below.

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