MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store
You can drag and drop files into a Terminal window and it'll type the path for you. So you don't even have to type a path there (though honestly, if you're in terminal it's probably easier to type the path than to find the file and drag it)
Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion
You can disable the annoying ad when you leave a game, btw. It's the "Notify me (with Steam instant messages)..." checkbox in prefs under interface.
But yeah, they probably should have pushed a notice through Steam.
B&N Yanks DC Titles After Exclusive Amazon Deal
By removing these books from their stores entirely, they're discouraging other publishers from giving Amazon exclusive access to their ebooks. Hopefully keeping closer to "any book, any time, anywhere" than just rolling over and letting Amazon get exclusivity.
Google To Drop Support For H.264 In Chrome
I'll be on the side of "screw your video, gimmie the transcript"
'course, I'd be on that side regardless of what format the video is encoded in.
Apple Raises E-book Prices For Everyone
Amazon does allow publishers to provide books without DRM, though there is no indication to the buyer of this... I've only noticed it trying to strip the DRM and discovering that there was none to strip.
So, yes, if it's on Amazon with DRM, that's the publisher's choice.
Do Retailers Often Screen User Reviews?
Nah, it's probably direct from the large cat whose name is so lousy they buy other slightly less lousy names of failed retail stores to use.
UK ISP Disconnects Customers For File Sharing
If the quality of the content was so low, there would be no consumers of said content to squeeze money from.
Rapidshare Divulges Uploader Information
...when you distribute stolen goods. (Hey, if stealing cable is theft of service, stealing IP is too.)
Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage
If you're going to advertise for all-you-can-eat, shouldn't you have to provide it?
Yes, but I don't have to provide it in perpetuity. If I'm advertising all-you-can-eat, and your four trips are costing me too much money, damn right I'm going to consider switching formats.
Reading the New York Times On a Kindle 2
You don't have to email your stuff to it. You can connect a USB cable and copy compatible files over that way.
Reading is step 0 of the process, sir.
Upcoming Firmware Will Brick Unlocked iPhones
You should feel happy that Apple creates software designed to destroy *YOUR* property? Are you forgetting its YOUR phone?
Who said the software was designed to destroy property? Isn't it possible that the unlocking tools do something they shouldn't (maybe erase a bit of currently-unused firmware that is needed in 1.1? I dunno), and Apple is just saying that they won't fix someone else's bug?
And hey, at least they warned you. If they wanted to brick phones, why announce it ahead of time? You still have the option to not update.