Planning on sitting down with your family and watching Disney and Pixar classics like The Lion King and Mater's Tall Tales? You might have a hard time finding them if you bought them through the iTunes Store (or even through Amazon's Instant Video Service). Unfortunately, this currently even affects customers who've already bought the films through the service.
Many people consider the electric glow of a smartphone or tablet screen during a movie an intolerable annoyance, but Apple seems to be actively encouraging it with the upcoming release of The Little Mermaid: Second Screen Live. As reported by /Film (via MacRumors), viewers of the upcoming feature will be able to interact with the film through an iPad app that lets them sing along with the show, play games, and somehow interact with the characters.
If you were among those uncertain about former That '70s Show doofus Ashton Kutcher properly portraying Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, apparently you weren't alone: The indie film came in seventh on opening weekend.
So it's Friday, and I'm sure some of you are really looking forward to watching Ashton Kutcher's new biopic about Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, it appears as though you might want to think twice about rushing out to the theater and seeing it, as the reviews are in and most aren't pretty.
Just as Disney has long made drawings come to life with its many classic animated films, the Disney Animated app makes what could have been a solid, static book feel exuberant and entertaining as an interactive experience, full of behind-the-scenes footage and touch-based activities. The iPad app explores the long history of Disney's in-house animation efforts, breaking down the process step by step while explaining its many aspects using more than just words.
Still need to add the Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings movies to your collection? If you act quickly, you can get them for dirt cheap thanks to a limited-time bundle sale going on right now at the iTunes Store.
Facebook just received a huge boost to its general usefulness in the form of the ability to place reservations at restaurants across the United States through its mobile app, thanks to a collaborative effort with OpenTable. In addition, you'll be able to learn the showtimes, channel information, and descriptions for your favorite shows via each show's Facebook page.
From action blockbusters like Iron Man 3 and World War Z to kid-friendly fare such as Despicable Me 2 and Turbo, most of the biggest films of the summer generated iOS games, including many free-to-play options. With endless runners, racing games, and high-impact brawlers in the bunch, there's plenty of variety on offer, though the quality swings wildly between them. Here's a look at 10 of the most notable games based on summer blockbusters, and how they turned out compared to their big-screen inspirations.
There are many solutions for storing photos and videos in the cloud, and Stream Nation is the latest to offer a range of affordable options. Users are initially given 2GB of free storage for photos (JPEG, TIFF, RAW, and others) or videos (MOV, AVI, MPEG, or even MKV), which can be uploaded from Mac or Windows applications or via the free, universal iOS app. It's a slick and secure app overall, though we encountered a handful of drawbacks during use.