Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic not only work with iPod and iPhone, but also with Apple computers, according to the Cupertino electronics giant.

A Support document on Apple’s newly-redesigned web site aims to teach Apple fans how to use “Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic” with their Mac.

For those wondering which Apple computers work with the microphone and volume controls that are included with the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Apple clarifies:

“Any computer that displays “External microphone” in the System Profiler will work with the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic.”
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Despite showing a clear disapproval of Apple’s App Store guidelines, the developers of VLC Media Player for iOS still have a binary available through iTunes, at the time of this writing. Following news that Apple had been sent a formal notification of copyright infringement for not allowing other means of distributing VLC Player except for its App Store, the application was expected to disappear from iTunes listings.

Basically, it says that since VLC Player is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Apple cannot restrict the means of distributing the app.

Yet it does, Denis-Courmont stressed last week, by applying Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection, which prevents users from freely sharing iOS applications that are distributed through the iTunes App Store. More »

Any Mac owner should know what to do if his/her computer refuses to turn on. Whenever you face such a situation you don’t have to give up and take your Mac to the nearest Apple Store immediately because there a number of steps that you can take to prevent yourself being embarassed.

Although some tend to let others solve their problems, there are other Mac users that want to know how to take care of their computer on their own. If you are such a person you should read the Apple support article describing this problem or read this so you will know the exact things you have to check for when your Mac refuses to start up.

Check the power cable

First of all, you have to make sure that you Mac is connected to a working power outlet. You may want to plug any other electric device in the outlet to give it a try. If the device does not work try another outlet and, if that works, connect your Mac using its power chord. If your Mac still isn’t starting up try the next step. More »

Addressing owners of an iPod nano (5th generation), or iPod shuffle (3rd generation), and users of, iTunes 9, iTunes 8 for Windows, and iTunes 8 for Mac, Apple has posted a short guide on removing the VoiceOver kit from one’s computer.

While introducing its third-generation iPod shuffle last year, Apple revealed that the screen-less player used VoiceOver, a Mac OS X-specific feature, to speak out the names of playlists and songs to the user. “VoiceOver tells you the name of the song and who performs it. It also announces your playlists. So while you’re listening, you can keep running, walking, lifting, or biking,” Apple said.

However, upon setting up their iPod for use with a computer, customers must first download the VoiceOver Kit to their computer. “By downloading VoiceOver Kit to your computer, your iPod will announce the names of your songs, artists, and playlists,” Apple Support document HT3507 reveals. “If you no longer wish to use the VoiceOver feature on your iPod and want to remove the VoiceOver Kit from your computer, follow the steps below,” Apple states. The following steps are then provided for each supported OS. More »