Amazon isn't the only company releasing new hardware today: Roku has just refreshed its existing streaming boxes with new capabilities, while favoring a little-known content store for movie and TV show purchases and rentals.
If you happen to be reading this from somewhere in the great white north of Canada, we've got a special recap for you today, with the bulk of our news coming right out of that country. Of course, if you were hoping Verizon would come up there and save your wireless industry, think again -- then read on for all the details.
The Apple TV may not have the wide variety of content available on competing media streamers like Roku, but Cupertino appears to be making up for that shortfall, which could next include music video service Vevo.
We're now three weeks out from the alleged Apple media event during which the next iPhone (or iPhones) may be revealed, and news of a model that comes in gold really has us scratching our heads. Flower power iMac aside, Apple has generally been a tastemaker over the years, but we're definitely not among those who will be lining up for a gold smartphone. Any readers excited about this one?
We know most of you are probably locked away playing Plants vs. Zombies 2, which finally hit the App Store late Wednesday night after numerous delays. But hey, everyone needs a break once in awhile, so why not spend a few minutes catching up on the rest of the news you might have missed while you were taking care of those pesky zombies…?
The news about Apple's TV services just keeps getting better and better. This morning Gigaom announced the findings of a report by Frost & Sullivan that demonstrated that Apple TV accounted for a whopping 56 percent of all video streaming devices sold last year, with Apple handily beating Roku's second place figure of 21.5 percent.
The banners are up, the weekend is here and come Monday, it will be showtime once again in San Francisco as Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off for 2013. There have probably been thousands (millions?) of words written over the last few months on what the company might debut there, but come 10 a.m. PDT, we'll all know for sure. Be sure to join us for WWDC 2013 coverage here on MacLife.com!
At last we appear to be seeing some movement on the Apple TV front. We can hardly wait. Sitting around with our little hockey puck sized hobby watching the Roku owners eat our lunch and have all the fun has been hard to swallow, but we expect great things. Find out about these developments and take a peak at one designer's vision of iOS 7 in this week's hottest news.
Would you like to enjoy download speeds around 1Gbps from a mobile device? Sure you would. Unfortunately, we'll all have to wait until 2020 for 4G LTE to get smoked, but companies like Samsung are already hard at work on the future tech that will be required to make such speeds a reality. If that's too far into the future for you to worry about, fear not: Most of our Tuesday recap is focused on the here and now.