We're not afraid to say we're big fans of Amazon Instant Video, but at the same time, we confess to some secret shame over the fact that the service isn't available on the Apple TV. Well, now it is -- sort of.
That was quick! Less than a week after MetroPCS shareholders approved a merger with T-Mobile USA, the companies have announced the deal is done and the combined company is already trading on the stock exchange.
Microsoft Office lovers, we've got some good news and some bad news: The good news is that the cloud-friendly 2013 edition has arrived and is ready for your hard-earned dollars. The bad news is, it's not for the Mac (yet).
Let’s get ready to turkeeeeeeyyyyy! Okay, maybe that’s a bit too excitement for gathering around the table with loved ones and carving up some unlucky bird, but it’s Thanksgiving Eve and the anticipation of a huge meal on Thursday coupled with the contact high of Black Friday sales must have us buzzing. And hey, there’s actually other stuff going on today that doesn’t relate to Turkey Day, so here’s all the news for Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
There is another new GPS app in the App Store today, as Garmin unveiled Garmin StreetPilot onDemand for the iPhone (and 3G enabled iPads). The app delivers Garmin walking or driving navigation to you iPhone, including current maps of the United States and Canada. Now, for the first time though, you can get a Garmin on your iPhone with a monthly subscription instead of having to shell out a big one-time app purchase.
StreetPilot onDemand includes a thirty day subscription to Garmin's Premium Navigation with Traffic. This subscription is pretty key here; without it, you can still access the maps and get direction, but not turn-by-turn directions or many other robust features. Compared to buying a new GPS device or one of the more expensive GPS apps in the App Store, though, the monthly fee is a steal.
Love news aggregators such as Pulse, Flipboard or Zite? Love them so much you’d be willing to pay for them each week? That’s the concept behind News.me, a “social news app” for the iPad which Bit.ly is preparing to launch in the very near future.
It looks like Apple has their first high-profile newspaper subscription since the launch of The Daily, with The New York Times switching their apps to a paid model effective March 28, complete with the option to subscribe via in-app purchase and presumably give Apple their 30 percent slice of the pie.
As with many of Apple’s App Store changes, controversy has erupted in the wake of the company’s new in-app subscription billing, which has claimed another high-profile developer who has penned an open letter to Cupertino over their rejection.
Announced last week, Apple’s new policies for subscription billing appear to have raised the hackles of publishers more than it’s made them happy -- and questions remain as to exactly who is going to have to use the option in the first place.
The ink has barely dried on Apple's new App Store subscription feature, one that will allow for magazines, newspapers and other publishers to off varying length subscriptions to users of iOS devices. However, according to various law professors, the new policy has the potential to catch some antitrust flack.