Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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RE[2]: iTunes store on Android
by Laurence on Thu 30th May 2013 09:17 UTC in reply to "RE: iTunes store on Android"
Laurence
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Some Android devices do have DRM modules. Samsung and HTC handsets certainly do as some streaming services only work on DRM capable devices and list Samsung and HTC handsets. But it's not something that's present in all Android devices. What I don't know is if the DRM is a hardware controller (ie a chip with DRM firmware loaded so if load a custom ROM on a Samsung SIII I'd still be able to play DRM content) or whether it's purely a software thing (which means custom ROMs would break DRM playback).

Also, I know I'm nitpicking, but your streaming content via DLNA. The overall protocol is a Sony one and called DLNA (Digital [somthing] Network Alliance). But DNLA does use UPnP to handle some of it's network chatter (eg for network discovery) which is why people often refer to DLNA streaming as UPnP (I used to make this mistake myself).

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