Google Play is known as Google’s pretty red ribbon; it is the finishing touch that ties together all of Google’s hit services, including music, movies, books, and apps. By all means, the product itself is impressive, and according to Google’s blogspot allows users to store up to 20,000 songs for free, download Android apps and games, get eBooks, and rent new releases and HD titles. And because it’s cloud-based, if your computer crashes or is stolen, all of your data is already backed up. But when it comes to Apple’s thriving ecosystem, Google simply can’t touch this.
It’s President’s Day here in the U.S., which means most of us are working at half-mast since the banks and post office are closed for business. But the news business never slows down, and in the tech world, a Monday holiday is usually reserved for a few curveballs, such as the curious case of Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard going missing from Netflix streaming in the wake of her death (which turns out to be a case of mistaken license term, apparently). With that in mind, here’s the rest of the news for this slow Monday, February 20, 2012.
Still reeling from yesterday’s blowout fiscal first quarter financial results from Apple? Then you’ll want to keep reading as we detail a few tidbits of other data culled from the company’s conference call with investors, not to mention a handful of other news that’s making the rounds in the middle of this final week of January. Ready to proceed? Then let’s get started with the latest news from Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
This is it. Our last top ten hottest news stories of the year. Usually this is the kind of place people do a year end retrospective -- and we've got something like that inside -- but tech is always moving, always changing. So, of course we had new stuff this week we had to talk about too. And here it is, your last hottest news of 2011.
The 2011 Christmas holiday will be just a memory in a few days’ time, and our thoughts then turn to the new year and what 2012 might bring. For those of us covering the Apple beat, those ruminations include the first full year without Steve Jobs and what kind of new wonderment the team left in his wake might bring us -- some of which might still have involved his magic touch.
It's the Halloween weekend and while some people we know will be out waiting for the Great Pumpkin, we'll be inside gaming our scared little butts off, shooting zombies and trying to escape the minions of evil. And we'll be sitting down with a nice cup of steaming hot apple cider because this week was full of hot Apple stories. And there was tons of scoring hot game news this week. See ya on the flipside.
Does it feel like a long week to anyone else? Yeah, we know it’s only Tuesday, but still… the weekend can’t come soon enough! The week has brought bad news for both Netflix and Amazon (both taking a hit after reporting third-quarter results), but there are plenty of other things happening as well. Take a look at what you might have missed for this Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
Join us on Tuesday, October 4 at 10AM PST as we live blog Apple's very special iPhone event. Let's talk about the next iPhone with Tim Cook and friends, straight from Apple Town Hall. Stay turned, bookmark this page, and make sure to be right here to join us on the conversation. After all, we've been waiting for this for awhile.
Here we are, one week before Apple is set to wow us with whatever they've got behind the curtains, so if you thought the hot news stories this week weren't going to skew toward being about next Tuesday and what we might gain -- and what we might lose -- well, you're in the wrong place.