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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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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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3M Releases The Incredibly Small MPro110 Projector


  3M has released a new LED powered projector which can easily fit in your pocket and in the palm of your hand.  The MPro110 offers a VGA projection of up to 50 inches and comes in at less than a pound.  The projector accepts various inputs from a DVD, MP3 player or Laptop.  The MPro110 is available for $359.00 at your local electronics retailer.


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