EU charges Apple over iTunes pricing
The European Commission has issued formal charges against Apple and the major record companies, alleging they have violated EU rules on restrictive business practices.
The Commission has sent a Statement of Objection to Apple and unidentified record companies, believed to be the 'big four' of EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music and Warner Music.
Chief among the Commissions concerns is the fact that consumers can only buy music from the local version of online stores. ...more
Keyboards go multimedia
Logitech has designed new keyboards to act as multimedia controllers, as well as input devices.
Both the Elite and Internet Navigator keyboards have the ability to control media playback, such as MP3 files and DVD, through the use of specialised function keys. These two high end models come with both USB and PS/2 ports, and are compatible with Windows 98 onwards as well as Mac OS X. ...more
Correction - Biscit
On page 25 of the February 2007 issue of PC Pro magazine, we incorrectly stated that internet service provider Biscit had "collapsed".
The company not only continues to trade successfully, but also won an injunction against NetServices in the High Court this week. For more details of its services visit www. ...more
And also today (29-October-2001)...
Here, in brief, are some of the day's other stories.
Septer.Trojan Watch out for an email doing the rounds, posing as a donation form for the American Red Cross. ...more
Apple considers next steps against iPod shuffle look-alike
Apple's lawyers are said to be 'weighing their options' after a company refused to remove its iPod shuffle lookalike from its stall at the CeBit technology show in Germany.
Luxpro temporarily took the portable music player from its stand on Friday only to bring it back out on Saturday, leading to what has been described as a heated exchange of words with a distraught Apple representative.
Luxpro's Super Shuffle is a near identical copy of the iPod shuffle, although its feature set differs slightly, with an FM tuner, voice recorder and support for WMA rather than AAC files. ...more