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Briefly: Elton John on iTunes; Apple at NAB

updated 11:30 am EDT, Wed March 21, 2007

Elton John on iTunes

In brief: Sir Elton John has revealed plans to make his entire music catalog available exclusively via Apple's iTunes Store starting next week, Apple has begun inviting video production professionals as well as members of the media to a special event at next month's National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) in Las Vegas, Mozilla has released Firefox 2.0.0.3, and OWC has lowered pricing on its OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400+USB2 RAID line of external storage solutions. Sir Elton John has agreed to offer his entire catalog of 400 tracks through Apple's iTunes Store starting March 26th, where it will remain exclusively available until April 30th before the tracks are made available through other services. Elton John had already offered some albums on iTunes, but is adding more than 30 albums to the online store to coincide with the global release in physical and digital formats of a new 18-track compilation from the artist titled "Rocket Man The Definitive Hits."

"Lights Camera Apple" special event

A new invitation from Apple Inc. distributed by email requests recipients to "Please join us for a special presentation at NAB in The Venetian Hotel and Casino on Sunday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m." Apple is expected to debut a new version of its Final Cut Pro video editing application, and may launch a new 8-core version of its Mac Pro high-end workstation.

Apple has used NAB at past special events to update Final Cut Pro, according to AppleInsider, and has reserved Venetian Ballrooms A through E for the event.

Firefox 2.0.0.3, OWC price drop

Mozilla has released Firefox 2.0.0.3, the next generation release of its Web browser that fixes numerous security issues and improves website compatibility. The latest Firefox iteration requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and is available for free.... Other World Computing (OWC) today lowered pricing on its OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 800/400+USB2 RAID line of external storage solutions, which are priced from $250 and are available in storage capacities up to 1.5TB.




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