Western Digital has been making streaming set-top boxes for several years now. Their WD TV line has consistently packed a lot of value into their little black boxes. The latest, called WD TV Play, continues in that tradition, offering a plethora of content options at a lower price-point than some of their competitors.
Although we don't see Apple releases falling on Tuesday as much now as we did back in the Steve Jobs era, the company managed to push out patches for both iOS 6 and Apple TV yesterday, the latter of which will be of particular interest to Hulu Plus subscribers. But there were plenty of other releases as well, so let's dive headfirst into the five you'll want to know about...
“So, it’s come to this,” we keep joking around the office, “Susie is reviewing a chunk of wood.” Giggle! But I guess when you think about it, all the hardware we review is a chunk of...something, and this particular chunk of wood is actually a solution to a problem: losing the Apple TV remote in the couch cushions. That little devil is 0.2 inches thick, and less than 5 inches tall, and its tapered shape seems like it seeks out tiny crevices and hides there. I often just let it stay lost and use the Remote app on my iPhone instead, but now with Bloc, the Apple TV remote has a place, perched in a dedicated compartment on this 8x5.25-inch stand of solid wood.
It was a weird, wild weekend for tech fans, with CinemaNow restoring customer store credit on Friday night, AT&T going on the offensive over cell phone unlocking and Netflix cutting off developer access to its public API. Missed those stories? Fear not, we're kicking off the week with a recap of those and other tales from the world of tech, so read on...
It's the weekend again, people. Which means you finally have a chance to catch up with all the news that broke this week, to check out some sweet reviews, to take our app advice, and to find some of the best how-tos and Mac help this side of the Genius Bar. It's the top stories from the news you missed.
So how about that PlayStation 4, huh? Sony held a big event Wednesday night to announce its next-generation entertainment console, but neglected to show it to anyone, let alone offer up a price or release date. Maybe they're taking an anti-Apple approach? Guess we'll see how that works out for them, but from where we sit, seems as if the once-mighty CE giant seems to just be trying to get in line ahead of Xbox rival Microsoft…
No, it's not Game of Thrones Season Three news, so calm down. Although getting HBO Go Airplayed to your Apple TV might be pretty huge news for you, if you're into that kind of thing. These stories and more under the fold, just don't turn your back on Joffrey.
So the reviews have started coming in for jOBs, Apple TV got an update and so did your other iOS devices, Vine got launched, got pulled, got tweaked, got 25% less sexy, and a whole bunch of other stuff, so let's see what's cooking in the hot pot of news this week.
Apple's tiny black media streamer is woefully underpowered when it comes to third-party content providers compared to the likes of Roku, but a new report claims at least one cable heavyweight may be coming to the Apple TV this year.
It's the end of the first month, so we're about 1/12 the way through with the year. Woohoo us! By now you should have all your tax documents together, so what are you waiting for--start planning your tax refund expenditures with some great gear like the stuff we have one sale this week.