Does it feel like a long week to anyone else? Yeah, we know it’s only Tuesday, but still… the weekend can’t come soon enough! The week has brought bad news for both Netflix and Amazon (both taking a hit after reporting third-quarter results), but there are plenty of other things happening as well. Take a look at what you might have missed for this Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
It’s the last full week of October, which also signals the arrival of the long-awaited official Steve Jobs biography and even some silent MacBook Pro updates. But that’s not the only things that are making news today, with Netflix releasing third-quarter results and rumors sparking up about an Apple television once again. Here’s what’s making news for Monday, October 24, 2011.
As the fall television season gears up here in the U.S., networks are aiming to make it a more portable one by releasing fresh new iPad apps capable of streaming full episodes right to a tablet -- but unfortunately, some of them won’t do you much good unless you subscribe to the channel in the first place.
Fans of British television have been waiting with bated breath for the BBC iPlayer app to cross the pond almost as long as the United States had been waiting for the arrival of Spotify. The iPad app isn’t washing ashore here just yet, but in an encouraging sign, it finally went global in 11 other Western European countries this week.
Let's face it, whenever you buy a gadget like the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you envision one or two Really Cool Things you'll happily do with it. Otherwise why buy the gadget in the first place?
The HBO Go app for Apple's iOS-based devices is definitely a Really Cool Thing, streaming in a selection of HBO's movie catalog as well as a wide range of past and current programming (The Sopranos, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under, etc.) over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
Video technology has evolved quickly over the last ten years and, to keep pace, Apple has had to change out the video ports on Macs with roughly the same frequency that Lady Gaga changes outfits. The general state of things currently is that older standards like VGA and DVI (and their variants) are being phased out and replaced by HDMI and DisplayPort (including its variants, Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt). There are still plenty of peripherals with the older ports, however, and finding the correct adapter to suit your needs can be tricky.
Love free movies and TV shows? Love them even more on your iOS device? Well, Sony Pictures Entertainment has an offer you can’t refuse. The company has released their official Crackle app for iOS, which means your free time will never be the same.
Love or hate Apple and their products, a French-German TV channel is looking for you to participate in a new 60-minute documentary that will air later this year on the iconic company -- and here’s how you can have your voice heard.
Among the many Apple-related rumors that keep resurfacing over time is the one that Cupertino is busy making an HDTV of their very own -- forget about that little Apple TV box, Apple may dive head first into the $100 billion LCD TV market this year.
Apple is continuing to pimp the iPhone 4, even in the wake of last Friday’s wildly successful iPad 2 launch, with three new television commercials that just hit YouTube. The theme of the new spots? “If you don’t have an iPhone… well, you don’t have an iPhone.”