Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news: Apple’s ACAC Lossless Audio Codec Now Open Source Apple has made their ALAC lossless audio codec open source. ALAC is similar to FLAC compression technology in […]
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Apple Seeds: Apple’s Lossless Codec Now Open Source, iTunes Movies Launches in More Countries, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

Apple’s ACAC Lossless Audio Codec Now Open Source

Apple has made their ALAC lossless audio codec open source. ALAC is similar to FLAC compression technology in that it compresses audio files to save space without losing fidelity. Compression technologies such as MP3 and AAC do allow for further compression, but at the cost of fidelity in audio quality. This means manufacturers other than Apple can now incorporate this technology into their products. [Read More]

iTunes Moves Launch in New Countries

Just last month, Apple rolled out the iTunes Music Store in 12 new European countries. Well, late last week Apple brought their iTunes movies offerings to many of those 12 countries, and some others to boot. Apple is making a real push into other markets. [Read More]

Samsung’s Appeal of Apple’s Injunction in Australia Fast-Tracked

The only reason I keep beating this story to death, is the fact that I believe it could be indicative of Apple’s success in countries outside of the core US market. Anyway, an Australian court has fast-traced Samsung’s appeal against Apple’s injunction baring the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia due to copyright infringement. [Read More]

Samsung Passes Apple as World’s Top Smartphone Maker

Reports are now surfacing that Samsung shipped some 20 million+ smartphones in Q3 of this year. That handily passes Apple’s 17.1 million iPhones. In other words, the feud the two companies are in the middle of is going to heat up before it burns out. [Read More]

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