It’s been a rough and tumble last few months for Netflix, but the company finally has some good news to share with the world thanks to a new agreement with DreamWorks -- even though little will change in the near term, with new movies being added to the streaming service only in 2013.
We’ve all heard reports that Apple plans to introduce its own television set in the future, although few people take such talk seriously. However, a new report claims that Apple may be working on a new way to deliver video content which differs even from the wireless AirPlay currently in use with iOS.
Fans of British television have been waiting with bated breath for the BBC iPlayer app to cross the pond almost as long as the United States had been waiting for the arrival of Spotify. The iPad app isn’t washing ashore here just yet, but in an encouraging sign, it finally went global in 11 other Western European countries this week.
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.
If you haven’t heard of the iPad-only app Zite, chances are you will soon. Billed as “a personalized magazine for your iPad,” the app is quickly gaining popularity with users of similar apps like Flipboard and Pulse -- as well as drawing the same kind of unwanted attention from content providers.
After being rumored in recent weeks, Amazon.com took the wraps off its revamped Instant Video service, which promises to go head-to-head with reigning streaming champs Netflix and Hulu Plus. But is the new offering worth your hard-earned dollars?
Back in November, Amazon put out the call out to the world's great thinkers, artists and writers to pony up some new content to add to their growing library of Kindle offerings. They weren't asking for more books--they have quite enough of those, thank you very much. Rather, the online retailer was interested in exploring the possibility of offering something new to their customers: short, but fully realized essays, arguments and explorations of a single idea. Amazon calls these new offerings Kindle Singles, and they may well be worth paying some attention to.
If you like thought-provoking articles in the same publication as nekkid lady parts, you’re probably a Playboy reader. If you also happen to own an iPad, you may soon be able to get these two great tastes to go great together.
Tech fans will have plenty to be thankful for come Turkey Day next week -- The Beatles are finally on iTunes, Google Voice is on the iPhone, Twitter has push notifications for iOS and Hulu Plus is finally out of preview mode, officially landing on Roku boxes everywhere.
Just when many thought print media was going the way of the dodo, Apple released the iPad and suddenly content is exploding from every direction in the universe. From magazines, to newspapers, to television networks, the iPad seems to be the go-to device for delivering content these days, but Apple may have a few tricks up its sleeves when it comes to newspaper subscriptions and the iPad.