Google's media event on Wednesday did indeed unveil an update to the Nexus 7 tablet as expected, but the bigger news had more to do with a $35 dongle that appears to be the company's answer to Apple TV.
One of the reasons that Netflix caught on so well is that it made the act of watching our favorite movies relatively easy; what hasn't been easy is finding something that suits your tastes if you don't know what you're looking for. Netflix hopes that "Max," its new game-like recommendation system, will fix that.
If you're a parent, you probably have either a Netflix or Amazon Instant Video subscription (or maybe even both) to keep the kiddies entertained. America's top two streaming providers are stepping up efforts to cater to parents which is great, but makes it hard for parents to stick with one service or the other, especially as the little ones change their taste so quickly. Read on to find out how Netflix and Amazon are duking it out for your dough in today's recap.
As if Apple's "mission statement" video that kicked off WWDC 2013 wasn't already a good indication, Cupertino is stepping up its efforts to show how its products affect users, rather than focusing on specific features as rivals such as Samsung continue to do. You can see what we mean in today's recap, which also details a few products disappearing off the radar. Find out why!
Streaming services seem to be big news this week as everyone tries to figure out how to capitalize on that space and be your next big content provider. Amazon picks up Netflix's spurned shows, while Hulu's on the auction block and seriously, are they really going to call it iRadio? That and more streaming your way after the jump.
Once again, the rumor mill hits one out of the park! YouTube has finally confirmed a "pilot program" for paid subscriptions, which the company will use to test the waters as it competes against the likes of Netflix.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 has arrived, and within hours we'll all know how Apple fared during the post-holiday season without having released any significant new products. Investors have probably been chugging Pepto-Bismol for the last week in anticipation of the conference call, and as a result we've been subjected to endless speculation about the company's fate. Assuming Apple has a tomorrow (yes, that's a joke), we sure look forward to getting on to some better news about what the company will be releasing this year...
Microsoft has made it clear that its Silverlight browser plugin will be going away in the years to come, which is forcing companies like Netflix who rely on it for desktop streaming to adopt other technologies.
Die-hard Facebook users are a very connected group of people, and they sure do get frustrated when they can't get hooked up with one of their favorite services. Starting today, integrating Netflix to Facebook will no longer be one such point of contention.