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Why hosts movie trailers

Here's a pretty interesting story about why, of all places, hosts movie trailers. It all goes back to that first Star Wars: The Phantom Menace trailer back around 1998 (which I watched hundreds of times, before I saw the actual, less exciting movie). Over on Quora, a former Apple em...

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Ask TUAW video edition: Playing video formats

Hey everyone, it's week two of Ask TUAW's video edition. This week we help Nolan play a WMV file and discuss the options that are out there to play all sorts of video files. Remember, you can leave us questions in the comments! The video is on the next page. Mentioned in this video: Quic...

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Introducing AirPlayer: Mac-based AirPlay service allows device-to-Mac playback

AirPlay is a very, very cool technology. Unfortunately, if you don't own an Apple TV 2 or other capable receiving device, it's not going to do you much good. (If you have the cash on-hand, for $99, the Apple TV mark 2 is a pretty sweet purchase. Just saying.) So I decided to figure out a way that...

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QuickTime 7.6.9 out now, fixes a number of security issues

Apple has updated QuickTime to version 7.6.9, bringing out a whole slew of security fixes protecting against various "maliciously crafted" file formats. Apple has been working closely with security experts to hammer these out, and as a result, the software is much better protected against opening f...

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Italian Apple PR: Apple to live stream today's event [Updated]

With only hours to spare, it seems that Apple has announced its intentions to live stream today's press event -- at least it's been announced to Italian customers. According to Italian site setteB.IT, Apple has issued a media alert stating their intention to live stream today's big announcemen...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Apple TV and oddball video formats

Hey Auntie TUAW, I just ordered my new Apple TV, and have a ton of footage in MKV, AVI, etc. which probably won't work with iTunes, let alone my Apple TV. What can I do to batch convert and import all my movies to iTunes, which will work with Apple TV and be as high-rez as possible? With al...

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iTunes 101: Using the Album Art widget

Here's a cool new feature in iTunes 10 that we haven't mentioned yet: when listening to any song in your library, you can double click on the album art window in the lower left hand corner to detach it from the main window and see it full size. That's not new -- you could get a closer look at the ar...

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Event streaming to stress-test new datacenter

Not much of a surprise, but nice to have some details: Cult of Mac cites a source close to Apple saying that the live stream of today's iPod event will be used to put some real-time load on Apple's new North Carolina data center. The facility isn't all the way operational quite yet, but it's appare...

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Vimeo embeds now working on iPad, iPhone

[Note: While most videos on would play back on iDevices prior to this update if watched on the Vimeo site, the new 'Universal Player' embed code should allow publishers and website developers to include compatible embeds on their sites. Vimeo does not provide mobile versions of every vi...

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TUAW Liveblog: Apple Q3 earnings call

We're liveblogging today's Apple earnings results in the CoverItLive widget below -- be sure to click and join in to share your comments! You can also listen in on the call via QuickTime streaming. TUAW Coverage of the Apple 3Q Financial Call...

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Apple iPhone OS 4 Event now posted for QuickTime streaming

It's been a day of excitement surrounding the iPhone OS 4.0 event, and now you can relive the keynote at your convenience. Apple has posted the iPhone OS 4 Event keynote on its QuickTime site. Watching Steve wax on is always a good time, but be sure to come back here for the latest in-depth iPhon...

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Apple updates QuickTime for Leopard, Windows; iPhone Config Utility

In the midst of all the hoopla over iTunes 9.1 yesterday, Apple quietly snuck a few other updates out the door. iPhone Configuration Utility 2.2 for Mac OS X lets you create, maintain, encrypt, and install configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications...

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iMovie, other non-Apple QuickTime components updated

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Aperture 3.0.2 update, Apple has released iMovie 8.0.6. The update improves reliability when working with videos from Aperture and requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later and iLife '09. The update weighs in at 35.84 MB and is available via the download link above or Softwar...

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TUAW Tip: Get your animated slideshows to MobileMe

For all the things Apple does right, there are some strange decisions in the integration of iPhoto and MobileMe. iPhoto has a wonderful way to create animated slideshows with music and professional looking transitions and you can look at them all day on your Mac, or send them to your iPhone or Apple...

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Flash beta update, Perian gets a refresh

There were two minor video plug-in related updates last night. First Adobe released a new beta of their Flash Player 10.1 beta 2 (this on the heels of a set of security patches for the stable release version last week). Flash 10.1 is introducing a host of new features, but is primarily aimed at the ...

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