Let me get this straight: Apple made a ton of money last quarter, but investors dragged down the company's stock price by at least 10 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday night? Never makes a whole lot of sense to casual observers, but clearly something CEO Tim Cook and friends said during yesterday's earnings report got investors spooked. The good news is, the Apple freight train keeps on chugging, and you can bet 2013 will be another banner year for the company. With that in mind, here are a handful of items you might have missed while selling off your Apple stock last night…
With fears of a Mayan apocalypse behind us, we can now get back to our hopes and dreams for the future -- such as an iTunes Match-like service to convert our DVDs into a cloud-based movie library. (It's not here quite yet, but CinemaNow has something pretty close.)
It’s President’s Day here in the U.S., which means most of us are working at half-mast since the banks and post office are closed for business. But the news business never slows down, and in the tech world, a Monday holiday is usually reserved for a few curveballs, such as the curious case of Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard going missing from Netflix streaming in the wake of her death (which turns out to be a case of mistaken license term, apparently). With that in mind, here’s the rest of the news for this slow Monday, February 20, 2012.
Hey, so forget what we said this morning about a news recap earlier in the day -- we’re happy to announce that, starting Thursday, we’ll be back to pushing out three full news items each weekday morning, plus the very news recap you’re reading each evening to catch up with the rest of the day’s events. All because you, the loyal MacLife.com reader, deserve it! So without further ado, let’s blast off into the rest of today’s news for Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
Hey, how about that Super Bowl, am I right? Okay, you got us -- we didn’t watch the darned thing because we were working hard all weekend while the rest of you planted your backsides on the couch to indulge in cheap beer, stale nachos and the high blood pressure that surely comes from such testosterone-driven forms of entertainment. Most of you are probably having a hard time adjusting to a bad case of the post-Bowl Mondays, but we’re here to help with a heaping helping of tech news for this manic Monday, February 6, 2012.
If you’re feeling a little groggy and disoriented today, we don’t blame you -- Apple unleashed a shotgun blast’s worth of updates on Wednesday and many of us had to stay up until the wee hours to finally install them all. With the release of iOS 5 and iCloud now behind us, let’s look ahead to some other things happening around the internet prior to tomorrow’s iPhone 4S release -- here’s the latest for Thursday, October 13, 2011.
As customers and stockholders alike pile on Netflix following their questionable moves over the last few months, another threat looms large on the horizon: The newly invigorated Blockbuster Video, flush with cash from its Dish Network purchase and ready to announce something significant on Friday.
Netflix subscribers woke this morning to an email from CEO Reed Hastings which begins as a heartfelt apology and quickly spirals into yet another knife in the back for the company’s beloved DVD by mail service, which is now being spun off onto its own service as -- wait for it -- Qwikster.
Facebook is a lot of different things to more than 750 million people, but being a movie rental platform is not usually the first thing you hear about. But as more people embrace mobile devices and move streaming, the demand for "on-demand" is only going to heat up. And Facebook is not planning to sit on the sidelines.
Currently there are agreements in place between Facebook and several major movie studios, including Warner and Miramax, to stream movies -- for paid rent -- through the social networking site. The selection right now from the studios is extremely limited, but the potential is enormous.