Rumors Apple Acquiring TiVo – mistake for Apple?
by Jack Richins
PVRblog talks about rumors Apple is acquiring TiVo. Interesting – will they drop T and call it iVo? Or the iPod video? Will the next TiVo be an Mac Mini? Would be a quick way for Apple to catch up to Microsoft’s XP Media Center Edition. But would they end up rewritting the TiVo software since it runs on Linux and is probably written in C/C++ while Mac OS X is BSD Unix derived and uses Objective C? Though on the surface they may seem like a good fit, on a technical level, this could be a difficult purchase. Apple might be better off buying someone else’s software and adding a TV out (if it doesn’t already have it) to the Mac mini and maybe increasing it’s hard disk size.