We're always fascinated to see how developers reach for new horizons within the App Store, and our New App Recap for this week certainly offers a number of unique solutions to very real problems. Whether you need to improve your vision without the need for reading glasses, paint without being an artist, or manage your work schedule with ease, we've got the apps you'll need to accomplish these goals, along with others for tackling email, keeping up with the latest news, finding a movie in the theater, tracking down the latest clothing styles, and tackling your reminders. It's one of our most productive recaps ever, so let's dig in!
Danny Boyle may have lost his leading man of choice for the role of Steve Jobs in his upcoming biopic, but the Slumdog Millionaire director isn't ready to give up. Just a day after word surfaced that Christian Bale would no longer be playing Apple's visionary but bad-tempered co-founder, news came in from Variety that Michael Fassbender, best known for playing Magneto, was already in talks to take over the role.
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.
A new report claims that Christian Bale is currently in talks to star in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic, which has been plagued with false starts and changing team members almost since news of it first surfaced. Just last month, Leonardo DiCaprio was considering portraying the Apple co-founder, but he reportedly withdrew out of a desire for a lengthy break.
This week's New App Recap features a compelling mix of productivity apps headlined by Post-It Plus, takes a detour through the revamped Google Play Newsstand, Path Talk, and Tweetbot for iPhone apps, reveals how rewarding shopping with Groupon can be, and even serves up an entire catalog of free documentary movies for good measure. Not sure where to begin? Why not start with our first new app, which is only a click away....
The big update to Apple TV may still be in the works, but in the meantime, everyone's favorite Cupertino company has expanded the device's current offerings with the addition of a Showtime Anytime channel. Notably, the channel acts as both an on-demand channel and way to view subscription content if you already have the channel through a cable provider.
As anyone who's been following Apple for some time will tell you, Cupertino gives, but they can also take away. Such is the case with this week's iTunes 11 update, which seems to have arrived in tandem with shorter song previews.
Back in March, United Airlines announced that it would be updating both its iOS app and fleet to allow travelers to view free movies and television shows while connected to its Wi-Fi network. Today, the app update went through to complete that process. Using United’s app, passengers will be able to view more than 150 movies and nearly 200 TV shows in the air when on planes that offer Wi-Fi access.
Our neighbors to the north have a long and colorful history of strong public funding of the arts, and NFB StopMo Studio from the National Film Board of Canada demonstrates that a government agency can indeed create something of true value for the creative minds of the world. It’s perhaps the single most usable, slick, and capable stop-motion creator we’ve seen on iPad, and it’s a truly unbeatable value for aspiring movie makers.
Google's $35 Chromecast has been hailed as a cost-saving alternative to Apple TV and Roku, but the device has thus far been starved of great content — a problem the Chrome OS dongle is attacking this week with three new services.