2009 in review: The year in home entertainment

2009 was a busy year for the iPod, iTunes, and Apple TV. Here's a quick wrap-up of some of the big events of the past 12 months in the world of home entertainment.

Last minute gifts for entertainment lovers

Need a last-minute gift for the entertainment lovers in your life? Here are some ideas to make your friends and family happy.

Five misconceptions about iTunes and iPods

There's a lot of misinformation floating around about the iTunes/iPod/iPhone ecosystem. Here's a truthful look at a few of the more popular notions out there.

Apple posts Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.7

Apple's latest Camera Raw update adds support for six additional cameras, three from Canon and three from Nikon.

D-Link and Boxee unveil Boxee Box

D-Link and Boxee have teamed up to develop the Boxee Box, a hardware player that runs the Boxee home media software.

Hands-on with HandBrake 0.9.4

Everyone's favorite free DVD-ripping application for the Mac makes some major strides forward with the 0.9.4 release.

iPhoto 8.1.1 fixes Faces bug

A minor update to iPhoto '09 fixes a problem with the app's Faces feature, as well as issues with book ordering and the iPod touch.

Free (and some not free) live music

Many bands allow people to tape their concerts, sell live recordings of shows, or both. Here are some places to look if you crave the rush of live music.

Cloud Engines updates Pogoplug media sharing device

On Friday, Cloud Engines introduced the second generation of its Pogoplug multimedia sharing device. The Pogoplug is designed to plug into your home or small office network and let you access and share content of USB hard drives over the Internet using a standard Web browser.

Apple fixes problem with LED Cinema Display iSight camera

On Wednesday, Apple released LED Cinema Display iSight Firmware Update 1.0, a fix for an issue with the built-in iSight camera on the LED Cinema Display not being recognized by some applications.

BlueBeat says Beatles songs are its own creations

The man behind BlueBeat Website, which is accused of illegally selling MP3 of Beatles tunes (among other artists) says that he's only providing original creations and not infringing on copyright.

BlueBeat sells Beatles MP3s, permission be damned

A new Website called BlueBeat has begun selling Beatles MP3 albums. The only problem? The Fab Four haven't licensed their music for download to anyone yet.

iLuv releases iMM183 dual dock and weather alert alarm clock

Accessory maker iLuv has released the iMM183, a $150 dual-dock alarm clock with built-in weather warning notification.

iTunes 9.0.2 update adds Apple TV 3.0 support

The iTunes 9.0.2 update released on Thursday adds support for the new Apple TV 3.0 software, plus a new dark Grid view background option.

Apple releases Apple TV 3.0 software

Apple's latest major Apple TV update includes a new main menu interface, and support for iTunes LP and iTunes Extras content, as well as Genius Mixes.