Imagine getting a great deal on gift cards, only to have the retailer take them away -- without explanation -- the next time you try to shop there. This real-life nightmare is currently playing out for CinemaNow customers, who watched helplessly as thousands of dollars disappeared from their accounts last weekend.
It's Oscar season in Hollywood, and IMDb is celebrating with an update to its existing iOS app with a special section dedicated to the festivities, as well as an easier way for Amazon Prime members to enjoy their favorite films.
With fears of a Mayan apocalypse behind us, we can now get back to our hopes and dreams for the future -- such as an iTunes Match-like service to convert our DVDs into a cloud-based movie library. (It's not here quite yet, but CinemaNow has something pretty close.)
"Bond. James Bond." It's hard to believe moviegoers have been hearing those words spoken for five decades now, and to celebrate, a new app containing all of the movie posters for the films has landed in the App Store.
With millions of apps, movies, TV episodes, and albums available for purchase at our fingertips, it can be hard to keep track of it all. iTunes' new history tracker shows us what we've browsed, but it's not very discretionary, and there's no such feature for the App Store. Whatever your preferred method, if you're a rabid list maker, there's a good chance that Recall - Reminders for Recommendations will replace it. Basically, it does what iTunes and App Stores should have done all along: Keep lists of the digital media you might want to buy and make sure you don't forget about them.
Star Wars creator George Lucas has retired from the film business, but it appears his licensing department is still very much open for business, joining forces with Angry Birds creator Rovio for new apps and even board games coming soon.
It's kind of a bummer that Apple doesn't allow videos into iCloud's Photo Stream, but that isn't stopping developers from coming up with their own innovative solutions. The latest is Cloudee, a new project from the folks at Boxee.