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.
With the exception of the Mac Pro, every Mac that's available these days has a built-in SDXC card slot. That makes it convenient to transfer digital photos and video from cameras that use SD card slots. If you prefer a camera that uses CompactFlash you're not out of luck, fortunately. The solution for that problem is the CFMulti from Synchrotech.
Apple has long been rumored to be exploring building their own payments system, and according to a recent report they're looking to bring on senior executives from the payments industry to make it happen. With hundreds of millions of credit cards on file for iTunes, Apple already has a massive built-in base of potential users. According to Re/code, Apple's e-commerce head Jennifer Baily has been meeting with potential candidates.
The whole point of Notification Center, Apple's always-accessible alert drop-down, is to make it easier find and stay up to date on the information that matters the most to you. By default, Notification Center will list app alerts in the order in which the app was installed. You can take control of notification handling on your iPhone or iPad, however, and organizing alerts and notifications in a way that makes the most sense to you, either by time and date, or by whatever order you wish.
Work is proceeding on Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, California, but now there's a new video that's hit the web that takes a deeper, although still short, look at the design process that lead to the circular 'spaceship' design. The video was posted as part of Apple's new Environmental Responsibility page, and though the environmentally-friendly aspects of the new building are mentioned, they're just part of the overall theme of the video.
What are the best iPhone apps to help you keep track of the 2014 Major League Baseball season? No matter who your favorite teams are, no matter who you cheer or jeer, the App Store is filled with all sorts of apps to keep you updated on the latest news, up-to-the-minute scores, and game-by-game, inning-by-inning coverage. But which 2014 Major League Baseball apps are the absolute best?