The streaming content wars are heating up, and thus far it seems to come down to one of two worthy contenders: Venerable DVD-by-mail provider Netflix in one corner, slugging it out with ad-supported, studio-funded rival Hulu Plus, who earlier this month brought their popular service to iOS devices (and more) at long last.
Unfortunately, we’re not all made of money, so if you’re sitting there wondering which service offers the most bang for the buck, wonder no more: Just read on and you be the judge -- or we’ll make the decision for you.
Finally, the Taiwanese Economic Daily News got the scoop on who will be supplying parts for the rumored seven-inch iPad. We know they're still just rumors, but what they're saying lends a touch of credibility to everything we've heard about the new iPad, which we're sure Apple will be refreshing soon. Here's the rundown, after the jump.
The lack of Flash on mobile devices can be a bummer for some, but the video streaming site Vimeo hopes to solve this on their end. Vimeo is the latest video streaming site to test a new HTML5 video player that is iOS-friendly. This new "Universal Player," which is set to be released later today, will allow viewers to watch video on their devices natively.
Early this morning, Barnes and Noble released Nook updates for iPhone, iPad, and PC versions of the App. The applications have been completely revamped to include features like themes, day/night content options, line spacing, font styles, preferred justification, previews, and more. Best of all, the iPhone 4 version now adds hi-res images for the Retina display.
There can only be one... or in this case, two, if you're talking about the current state of the e-book reader market. The always insightful Ars Technica has posted an interesting read on the state of the e-book reader. The broad strokes? The iPad and the Kindle bring da noise like no one else for the time being.
It might not be the kiss and make up scene we've been hoping for, but at the very least it could mean the end of the open hostility that we've all been subjected to as of late. Despite months of bitter words being fired back and forth between the two companies over Steve Jobs' disdain for, and subsequent snubbing of, Adobe's Flash and application development tools, it seems that the software manufacturer may be ready to move on.
Thieves are always trying to get into Apple's shiny glass displays, and this weekend was no different. On Saturday, one particular bandit smashed the front window of the Salt Lake City Apple Store in an attempt to get away with several iPads, but was taken into custody by police.
We're pretty certain this week you rushed to iTunes to download the security-patch-update-only for iOS 4, you know, the one that renders jailbreak.me unworkable. Sure you did. Since Mobile Safari handles PDF files so wonderfully in the first place (cough cough, GoodReader), you open them up all the time and needed to be safe against bad script action. Right? Right? Are those crickets or did someone switch our ringtone again?
As the iPad begins to slowly but surely creep into the hands of more and more users, a recent survey is showing that the device is starting to become the unit of choice for many consumers when it comes to reading. That includes reading newspapers, magazines, and books.
Cue up the Rocky montage music and get ready for your Apple devices to strut their stuff. It's hard enough being in a competitive market with PC evangelists and Android users, so why not download a couple of apps that could really showcase your Mac and iOS device's true capabilities? Your technology has fast processors, video games and multitasking, too (the iPad is getting there…hold your horses!). Here are a couple of apps that can really show what your Mac, iPhone and iPad are made of.