Feeling kinda hungry? Well then, this week's got some tasty tidbits to tease your tastebuds as well as a few new games worth your time. Plus, if you wanted to get a little FaceTime in, you'd best be packing the latest iOS, and at last, Google slinks out of the shadows. All that and more, plus the latest skinny on Apple's latest worst kept secret, the iWatch.
To the surprise of almost no one, Apple announced big profits on Wednesday — $10.6 billion of them — actually beating the expectations of analysts. But at the same time, those same critics are crying a death knell for the iPad, which actually wound up selling a few million less in Q2 2014 than they did the year prior. But we wouldn't count iPad down and out just yet — it's still the tablet king, after all...
Forgot about the rumors and speculation: Tuesday, Oct. 22 has arrived, and we'll all soon know what Apple has in store for us with a fall media event in San Francisco that will unveil what the company has to offer through the end of the year and into early 2014. Since the website will be dominated by Apple-related stories today, our overnight recap is mostly a little break from all that noise, so dive in and enjoy!
Like many eager iPhone 5s buyers, the device we ordered at 12:01 AM PST last Friday showed up Wednesday, and it took the better part of the day to restore a huge collection of apps from iCloud -- not to mention re-enter all of our passwords. Pro tip for readers: Restoring from an iTunes backup is the better choice! If you choose to encrypt such backups, passwords will be automagically restored at the same time. And with that, on with today's recap!
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.
Apple beefed up its international audience for iTunes in the Cloud this week, adding 37 more countries capable of downloading their movie purchases again. But Cupertino didn't stop there, quietly pulling the trigger on the same feature for 20th Century Fox titles as well.
Enjoying all that free content on Hulu.com? Quite happy to watch network TV shows the day after they air on your HDTV via Hulu Plus? Well, enjoy it while it lasts, because the content providers appear hellbent on ruining a good thing.
iTunes in the Cloud got way cooler with the launch of the new iPad last month, when Apple announced that movies could now be re-downloaded from any device using your iCloud account. Unfortunately, HBO restrictions held Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox back from joining the party -- but progress is finally being made.
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.
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.