Well, Netflix has been in the news a lot lately, and it hasn't all be pleasant for the one-time darling of Wall Street. In July, Netflix announced they would be splitting up their DVD and streaming into two separate products, which effectively raised prices around 60 percent. Many customers were angry, and yesterday CEO Reed Hastings said, "I messed up."
But the apology also included some more disruptive news, that Netflix would be spinning off the DVD business altogether into a separate company called Qwikster. Not sure if this is a good or a bad thing yet, and confused why Netflix choose the name of a Twitter account belonging to a weed-smoking Elmo for their new venture, many customers are giving up on CEO Hastings and Netflix and looking for new ways to get their movie fix.
The rumor mills are heating up as September enters its second half. Next week we expect things to really get hot and the week after that'll be like living on Mercury. We've got a few of these tasty stories, mainly involving a third (possibly fourth?) carrier for the iPhone, as well as some gaming news sure to make at least one reader squee in our hottest stories of the week round up.
If you regularly run interval workouts, chances are good you’ve already got a Timex or Garmin wrist watch that’ll not only remind you to change pace but also monitor your heart rate, the distances you cover via GPS, and a host of other relevant bells and whistles.
But for people who are only just discovering the joys (and pains) of interval training, the Runners Interval Timer app, priced at just $1.99, is an awesome alternative to the aforementioned gizmos, which typically run between $50 and $350.
We know you're ready for some football -- that's not even the question we want answered. The real question here: are your iOS devices ready for some football? And if not, why the heck not? We love football, you love football -- don't you think your iPad and iPhone should love it too? Well, they will once we get through with you.
Lion has been roaring on Macs everywhere for little over a month now, but even though Apple has brought a lot of new features to our beloved operating system, there are still many bugs that we are hoping will get fixed. From minor things like not being able to rearrange items in the Finder sidebar, to more prevalent things like drained battery life on MacBooks, Lion definitely needs to have a few shortcomings worked out.
We all know that our iPhones can be lifesavers during long lines at the DMV and boring concert recitals, but what about in actual emergency situations? Mother Nature is anything but nurturing these days, and disasters can strike seemingly anywhere, devastating cities and stranding the unprepared without basic necessities for days. But even if the lights are out and running water is hard to come by, your iPhone can help -- and not just as a high-priced flashlight.
It's only fitting that a creature with the word "squirm" in its name would lead such a miserable existence. A gelatinous orange blob tasked with rescuing his sister trapped at the peak of a mysterious tree, poor Squirmee spends approximately every 10 seconds of his life dying again.
The first iPod was released in 2001, and it has been a flagship product of Apple's for 10 glorious years. The iPod has received many updates in both form and function, and rumor has it that we'll see even more in the next month. However, 2011 may also mark the first year that Apple merges their iPhone and iPod annoucements, confirming the belief that many hold that the iPod is on its way out.
We still think the iPod holds a solid place in Apple's lineup -- after all, who wants to run with a bulky iPhone. And, some people still need an iPod Classic to store their giant music libaries. Either way, we aren't here to judge -- we're just here to present you with a gallery that celebrates 10 years of iPod history. We can't wait to see what Apple throws at us in the next 10 years!
EA Sports' Madden NFL series has been around since the Apple IIGS was the apex of home computing, and the seemingly indestructible franchise found its way to the iPad last summer with Madden NFL 11, which delivered a pretty capable pro football simulation. With a fairly complete version of the sport on the tablet for the first time, it was easy to overlook the jagged play models and janky animations, as well as the lack of a true franchise mode and online play.
But another year has passed, and while Madden's still the only real football option for iPad owners, we expected more than a visual bump and updated rosters.