As we draw ever closer to the release of Apple Watch, news continues to swirl around the long-awaited device, including reports on its associated operating system and how it will impact the Apple Store experience. In addition, the Steve Jobs movie has a release date, new details have emerged on the hotly anticipated Photos app, and Apple apparently has something in store involving automobiles. All that and more in this week's hottest Apple news!
The loudest Apple news this week was arguably the record-shattering profits annouced in the company's latest financial report, but amidst all the clinking cash, the release month for the Apple Watch was announced, loads of freebies hit iTunes, a new iOS update was released, and the Steve Jobs movie took a big leap forward.
There's been lots of news, discussion, and rumors about upcoming Apple products this week, including Apple Watch, the 12-inch MacBook Air, and the supposed iPad Pro. But that's not all! There's plenty of info on current Apple products as well, such as how you'll be able to view Super Bowl XLIX on your iOS device for free, and 10 advanced tips for OS X Yosemite that you should try if you haven't already.
Steve Jobs probably wouldn't have liked it, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple plans to release its 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a optional stylus. In other news, production has at last started on Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic, judging from the film crews outside Jobs' boyhood home, and Apple paid homage to Martin Luther King, Jr. on its homepage today.
It's hard to deny that the biggest Apple news of early 2015 is the impending launch of the Apple Watch, and guess what? There's a new rumor out there that claims to have narrowed down the release window of the highly anticipated timepiece. But that's not all — surprising new details appear to have emerged on the alleged 12-inch MacBook Air, plus there's more news on who's playing who in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.
The Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic has had a tough time casting its lead role, locking in a director, or even sticking with a studio, but things finally appear to be falling into place. Now at Universal and with Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directing, the film is reportedly adding Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Christian Bale seemed so perfect for the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming Danny Boyle biopic. He had the acting chops, the looks, and of course, the temper. Alas, it's not to be. Despite a wave of excitement for his casting that brought coverage all the way to Conan O'Brien's show, the Hollywood Reporter claims that Bale stepped down because he believed he "was not right for the part."
According to a report by Variety, actor Seth Rogen will likely be playing Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Christian Bale. There's a touch of iffiness about the claim as TheWrap notes that Rogen doesn't have a deal in place, but most sources agree that Rogen is at least in talks for the role.
When filmmaking was in its infancy, making transitions was a tricky prospect. You had to do it all “in the real world,” so to speak, by superimposing two projected videos and recording the result. These days, with the advent of digital desktop video editing, the process is infinitely simpler. You can choose where to apply the transition, alter it as you please, and even replace it with a different one that’s more to your liking. In comparison to what you had to work with before, your options are practically limitless, and using it’s all fairly easy to do, too.
Even by the relatively low standards of movie tie-in games, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a weak entry. It makes a strong first impression with vibrant graphics in an open-world setting, but absolutely everything else about it is underwhelming, bland, or outright frustrating. Most of the problems are fundamental and extend from the game’s own lofty ambitions. An open-world setting demands that Spidey swing freely, which works just fine so long as he’s heading in a straight line.