updated 08:00 am EST, Tue February 28, 2006
Apple special media event
In Brief: MacNN has reviewed IK Multimedia's Miroslav Philharmonik Orchestra & Choir Works, which features a library of orchestral and choir samples that are used in films and music compositions.... Ahead of this morning's special event in Cupertino at 1 pm ET--where seating is limited, onsite reporting is banned, and a new Intel-based Mac mini is expected--we expect Apple to take down its Apple Store to prep for new product additions.... Apple is planning a major presence at Musikmesse, Europe's largest annual trade fair for musicians.... ABC's decision Monday to use the discounted, home video rate to pay residuals for iPod digital downloads has angered Hollywood's above-the-line unions and sets the stage for a legal showdown.... In addition the slew of refurbs noted yesterday, Apple has added another refurb 12-inch iBook for $720, offering the 1.2GHz model with a Combo drive and AirPort Extreme wireless networking.