Aspiring screenwriters and playwrights can now use the Mac App Store for procuring their favorite tool, as the number one selling scriptwriting software in the world is finally available in Apple’s storefront -- and Final Draft 8 arrives at a 20 percent discount until October 31.
On Wednesday, we reported that a Polish newspaper had spilled the beans on the iTunes Music Store expanding to 10 additional countries in the European Union. As it turns out, Apple flipped the switch on those new stores later the same day, expanding it to all 12 remaining EU countries and also expanding their iBookstore presence internationally.
It’s been a rough and tumble last few months for Netflix, but the company finally has some good news to share with the world thanks to a new agreement with DreamWorks -- even though little will change in the near term, with new movies being added to the streaming service only in 2013.
With all of the attention that Apple’s forthcoming iCloud initiative has placed on cloud computing, one wonders how some of the pioneers in the field will react. In the case of Pogoplug makers Cloud Engines Inc., the response appears to be a new, low-cost mobile-centric device for the home that allows streaming to anywhere.
As rumors swirl that Netflix is planning to go beyond North America, Hulu beats them to the punch by launching in Japan, although the service is following the Netflix playbook on at least one front, with higher prices. Meanwhile, a new update to the existing iOS app allows HDMI output on the iPad 2 -- as long as you’re down with standard definition, that is.
Facebook is a lot of different things to more than 750 million people, but being a movie rental platform is not usually the first thing you hear about. But as more people embrace mobile devices and move streaming, the demand for "on-demand" is only going to heat up. And Facebook is not planning to sit on the sidelines.
Currently there are agreements in place between Facebook and several major movie studios, including Warner and Miramax, to stream movies -- for paid rent -- through the social networking site. The selection right now from the studios is extremely limited, but the potential is enormous.
As if the iPad doesn’t have enough choices for streaming movies and television shows direct to you, VUDU has announced that the company is now offering its library to tablet users -- but don’t go looking for it in the App Store, because the service is only available in your browser for now.
It seems like for every new Apple rumor, there has to be an equalizing force in the universe that comes along to smack it down. Such is the case with last week’s “iTunes Replay” speculation claiming that Apple was about to introduce its own cloud-based competitor to Netflix.
A new Apple patent application was discovered by AppleInsider this week that details an iPhone/iPad app that would help users better coordinate their busy schedules revolving around moviegoing. Called "Systems and Methods for Providing Context-Based Movie Information", the app would interface with both online movie schedules and a user's calendar to avoid unnecessary guesswork in trying to determine the best time and location to see a film.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is heading to theatres on May 26 starring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, but parents don’t have to wait until then to entertain their kids with a sneak preview of the sequel thanks to iStoryTime’s latest iOS app.