Tag: displayport

Apple Updates Quicktime To Allow External Displays On New MacBooks


  The other day we heard of a professor who could not play a movie which he purchased on iTunes via a projector output from a new MacBook.  This was due to an HDCP issue in Quicktime which disallowed him to output protected content through the new Mini DisplayPort on the updated MacBooks.  Apple has now fixed this issue with the Quicktime 7.5.7 Update. 


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Apple 24 Inch Cinema Display Now Available

  Apple’s newest display is now available for purchase via their online store.  The sign sill says "ships in November", but the option to buy button, now allows for overnight, second day or 5-day shipping.  No word yet if you can get this in the store.  The price of entry is $899 for an 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, DisplayPort, built-in iSight camera and mic, integrated speakers, 3-port USB hub, and MagSafe adapter for your MacBook.





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New MacBook DisplayPort Prevents You From Viewing Your Content


  You love your new MacBook and you love all things about it.  You legally purchase your movies, tvshows, music and software.  You are enjoying its sleek style and you decide you want to output your purchased movie through the new mini DisplayPort to DVI connector, into a projector to watch with your friends.  You have everything setup correctly and you select a movie in iTunes, click play and instead of the movie, you get a nice DRM message which says "This content cannot be played because a display that is not authorized to play protected movies is connected."  This is exactly what happened to a high school teach who was trying to show a Hellboy 2 clip to his students in a classroom.  The insanity of protected content just reared its ugly head once again, bringing more harm, than good. 

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Mac Mini Still Alive and Getting A Refresh


  We thought the Mac Mini was gone for sure when rumors of its imminent death were rampant.  Now there are reports that it is still alive and kicking and indeed getting a refresh. 


The refresh is rumored to be getting the following updates:


1.  A new Mini DisplayPort like the new MacBooks.


2.  The Mac Mini will be able to address up to 4GB of Ram


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