Getting in and out of the mall with your sanity intact can be a challenge in and of itself, nevermind trying to save money in the process. Life can be made just a little easier with the help of a few apps on your iPhone or iPad, however. We've found some of the very best apps for finding deals, amassing coupons, and checking prices.
Amazon released a LOVEFiLM Instant application for the iPad quite some time ago, but until now has been noticeably absent from the smaller screen iOS devices. The long wait has finally come to an end today with the release of a version of the app for the iPhone and iPod touch complete with IMDB integration and AirPlay support.
Netflix has enjoyed success with its original programming, and now Amazon is set to follow suit by launching its own from November 15. Two shows will set things rolling, with Alpha House beginning on November 15, and Betas following on a week later on November 22. And of course, you'll be able to watch both with the Amazon Instant Video app on your iPhone or iPad, or on your Apple TV using AirPlay.
Jessica Lessin, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, soon to be launching a new tech site, talks to Rene about Apple's new SVP of Apple Stores, Angela Ahrendts, iPhone 5c pricing, an Amazon phone, the Nest Protect, and the internet of things.
Amazon has pushed out updates to its Instant Video and LOVEFiLM Instant apps for the U.S and Europe respectively, with better AirPlay support on the table. With the latest version of each, multitasking – in other words, being able to use other apps at the same time – is enabled with screen mirroring disabled.
Google's Chromecast is officially still a U.S. only product, but Amazon has now started to offer international shipping of the little $35 dongle for the first time. With shipping and import fees, the Chromecast still comes in less expensive than those often ridiculous eBay prices for anyone outside the U.S.
Ever since Amazon launched the Kindle Fire line of tablets, rumors of swirled about them making Kindle phones using the same embedded Android base and store-front centric interface. Now those rumors are back, and they've brought with them new rumors of an Apple TV (or ChromeCast)-style TV dongle to help get stuff off the Kindle platform and onto big screen TVs. Hacker News:
Not to be outdone by Apple dropping newly updated iMacs in a press release this morning, Amazon has just done the same with their Kindle Fire line of tablets. The best front-end to the Amazon storefront you can get, the Kindle Fire is one of the few really good, really mainstream-friendly alternatives to the iPad on the market. You can only buy it in a handful of countries, which is unfortunate but a byproduct of their business model which requires digital content be available to subsidize the upfront cost.
Over the weekend - while everyone here at iMore worked feverishly to prepare for tomorrow's iPhone event - some noise surfaced about Amazon working on a phone, and one they could give away for free. Amazon has since denied the rumor, which is interesting from the "no comment on no comment" company, but the idea itself is worth some exploration...
Ben Bajarin of Tech.pinions talks to Rene about Amazon, Apple, Google, and Samsung, their differences and similarities not only in business models but in philosophies, and their relative positions both in North America and internationally.