“The next version of Apple’s AirPort Express wireless base station may bundle a wireless remote control, according to hints dropped via an obscure error message in the latest version of the company’s iTunes jukebox software,” AppleInsider reports. “If a user has configured a firewall, the first time iTunes 4.8 is launched a dialog will read, ‘Your computer is using a firewall software the prevents you from sharing music or using a remote control for AirTunes… When Apple chief executive Steve Jobs first demonstrated the AirPort Express, the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg told Jobs the biggest problem he saw was that users had to get up and walk to their computers to change play lists and songs. Jobs responded with a joke, saying he thought walking was good. But when pressed further, Jobs just smiled a wry smile…”
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