The most exciting news this week was certainly Apple's announcment of its next big press event — and it's only a little over a week away! Lots of other cool stuff happened in the world of Apple, too, including improvements to iCloud and Apple Maps, some buzz on the next iPhone, and a good reason to reflect on Steve Jobs.
If broadcasters need to find a reason for services like Aereo to exist, this one's as good as any: The latest update to ABC's streaming app will live stream the Academy Awards on Sunday, but only for a select group of cable subscribers.
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.
Don’t get us wrong, we appreciate tasty eye candy like Avatar. But
documentaries tend to be the films that really amaze us. The impact of
the right story told by an artist compelled to share it tends to stay
alive in our hearts and heads long after we’ve forgotten whatever passed
for a plot in the big blockbuster productions.
And our fondness
for documentaries and independent film makers was deepened this year
when we found out that nine of the ten Oscar nominated documentaries in both the
"Documentary Feature" and "Documentary Short" categories were made using
Apple’s Final Cut Pro software.
Some of the 2010 documentary
nominees kindly took time out of their busy Oscar weekend to talk to us
about their films and how they made them.