Judging from Amazon's press release on Monday, the e-tailer is ramping up its plans to mimic Netflix when it comes to streaming original content. Needless to say, the endgame is to bolster its subscriber base for Amazon Prime, which already offers thousands of movies and TV shows as well as its original benefit, two-day shipping. Will it succeed? The answer to that question may be more apparent later this month. Read on to find out why!
There's no guarantee that another Apple event is on the way for next Tuesday, but assuming there is, journalists should start receiving invitations sometime today. What's on deck? Only those in Cupertino know for sure, but with OS X Mavericks now gold master, a release is surely imminent, and isn't it about time for that new Mac Pro as well? And don't be surprised if a new iPad (or two) shows up as well… You know, assuming there's actually anything planned for Oct. 15 in the first place….
Samsung continues to dominate the global smartphone market, but it may soon find itself with fewer customers if it keeps up stunts like the one European Galaxy Note 3 owners have to contend with. Instead of being SIM-locked, owners are discovering their phablets are locked out of being used outside of the region where they were purchased — a path we're hoping other hardware manufacturers choose not to follow.
Companies are racing to get their Google Reader replacements out before the plug gets pulled on July 1, with the latest announcement coming from Digg, which plans to unveil its solution next week. Will Digg's service rise to be the cream of the crop, or will the RSS landscape simply become a fragmented mess in the wake of Google abandoning its service? Time will tell...
Just because they have billions in the bank, that doesn't mean Apple wants to share it with the record labels. The big news Thursday was a new report that sheds some light on Cupertino's lowball tactics as it works to launch a rumored music streaming service. Will the iPhone maker get its way? As with most things, only time will tell. Until then, get caught up on what you might have missed before heading into the weekend...
No, it's not Game of Thrones Season Three news, so calm down. Although getting HBO Go Airplayed to your Apple TV might be pretty huge news for you, if you're into that kind of thing. These stories and more under the fold, just don't turn your back on Joffrey.
Rolling out this week to iOS and Mac users, an update to Skype will add the ability to send video messages to your contacts. Using your iSight or iOS camera, the three-minute messages can be sent to friends, regardless of their online status.
It was a week of news for the big iPad, the little iPad, and even something as old as email made news this week. We've got more details on all of this plus a how-to, a rumor, a jailbreak announcement, and the competition floundering. Sounds like a pretty good week, all in all.
What better way to end this first full week of February than with an explosion of apps? Thursday was a big day for apps old and new, with plenty of updates and even a couple of fresh releases hitting the pipeline for those with the right access. There's plenty to cover, so let's get right to it, shall we…?