With not one but two feature films now in development on the life of Steve Jobs, interest in the Apple co-founder continues unabated since his death last fall. If you'd rather watch the man himself speak, prepare to spend $3.99 on iTunes.
What seemed like one of the major selling points of the Apple TV has now been taken away from the popular set-top box. Apple has removed the ability to rent 99-cent shows. You can no longer find the option to rent shows from the Apple TV menu screen.
This week GameFly announced its exciting new PC and Mac online rental service that will allow gaming fans to subscribe to the service and download any of the games GameFly has to offer straight to their desktop. Now, while they're not the first to offer such a service -- Steam already offers a heaping pile of Mac games -- they'll hopefully add more to the library in the future, which is why we’re so excited for it. Here are nine of the reasons we can’t wait to give it a spin.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know. It's only the latter part of July, and the last thing you probably want to be thinking about is school being back in session. However, it'll be here before you know it, and one way you can be prepared is by looking into renting e-books, or rather e-textbooks. Heck, you might even save some money along the way!
High definition video is one of the biggest reasons to own an Apple TV. But, if your internet connection doesn’t support the bandwidth needs of HD video rentals, you’re pretty much out of luck. Fortunately, you can still rent videos in standard definition quality from Apple (and at a cheaper price, too!) on your Apple TV.
Even though the new Apple TV is a streaming-only device, you can still rent and watch TV shows and movies right from within iTunes. But, as MacRumors points out, Apple may not have thought this whole streaming-only plan out thoroughly because you can now rent shows and movies without abiding by the 24-hour rental policy that is standard in iTunes rentals.
Okay, Time Warner: We get it. You think 99-cent rentals via iTunes are a bad idea, so you sat out the introduction of the new Apple TV. But if you think the studio will be changing their tune anytime soon, you may have a long wait ahead of you.
If you've spent the last few weeks soaking your pillow to the core with tears shed over not being able to rent episodes of The Vampire Diaries and Smallville for 99 cents on Apple's recently revealed Apple TV refresh, we've got some news for you. Despite what you're feeling right now, Warner Brothers still loves you, just not enough to forgo the boatloads of cash they make off of iTunes episode sales.