Apple has been running a device recycling program for a while now for selected devices but is opening it up to everyone, everywhere. The Associated Press reports that the program will now take in devices at all of Apple's retail locations around the world:
If there's one thing iMore loves even more than all the iThings, it's giving fantastic prizes to our awesome readers. This week we have some amazing prizes courtesy of Element Case, Pad & Quill, and Fantastical! I'm sure you're all anxious to see who the randomator has selected so let's get to it.
The latest DC animated movie, Son of Batman is now available from iTunes and ready and waiting for you to stream to your Apple TV or download to your iPhone, iPad, or — and still the only place you can watch the iTunes Extras — your Mac.
Mailbox, the smart email app now owned by Dropbox, has been updated to version 2.0 and it brings with it a couple of notable improvements. Namely, Auto-swipe lets Mailbox try to learn from your gestures in order to predict your common actions. And, of course, Dropbox now handles all the heavy storage and syncing lifting. There are also bug fixes and performance improvements aplenty, so if you're a Mailbox user, Dropbox user, or just want to try — and trust! — email with more server-side smarts, check it out!
With Christian Bale and David Fincher off the rumor mill for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie room has opened up for Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle. Sorkin and Fincher had previously worked together for Social Network and although there doesn't seem to be any Sorkin/Boyle connection, DiCaprio and Boyle previously worked together on The Beach (I don't remember it either).
Apple has posted the new beta of OS X 10.9.3, build 13D45a for registered Mac developers to test. This is pre-release software covered by a non-disclosure agreement, so we're not going to post the details of the new build, but rest assured that major bugs and gripes will be addressed.
We have no idea when we'll see the update for Mavericks, but we expect it soon. If you're a developer in good standing, high-tail it to the Apple Developer Center and start poking around.
Jason Snell, of Macworld, PCWorld, TechHive, Greenbot, and The Incomparable joins Rene to talk about Apple — and other tech companies — as entertainment, Amazon's comiXology acquisition, Marvel Unlimited, and digital comics in general.
Up Next is a new type of task app that not only lets you enter todo items, but helps you decide when it's best to complete them. By using your location and the current time of day, Up Next looks at context to help you save time and complete your day in a more efficient manner.
Netflix has released their Q1 2014 earnings report today, and bundled deep in the news about numbers and dollars is a short paragraph about pricing.
Later this quarter, Netflix plans to increase prices for new streaming customers by $1 to $2 more per month. Current subscribers will continue to pay what they're paying ($7.99 here in the states) for a "generous time period."
I just heard something: A tectonic eruption of eye-rolling from PC gamers. Look, if you've got a custom rig with Nvidia Titan hardware and 4K displays to run Crysis 3 in ridiculous mode, move along. There's nothing for you here. If, on the other hand, you already have a Mac mini, or if you've been thinking about getting one but think it's underpowered for gaming, what I have to say may surprise you.