New movies are released on Blu-ray and as digital downloads every week, and this week has some particularly big releases in store for film lovers. A few big box office performers including Jupiter Ascending, Focus and The Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge Out of Water can all be counted among them, and there some more solid titles to enjoy this week as well. More →
Cord cutting was once a distant dream, but now it’s a reality for an increasing number of consumers tired of overpaying for a pay TV package. Thanks to the growing number of streaming movie and TV services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and more, it’s getting easier each day to cut the cord without missing too much.
The problem, however, is that it can often be difficult to find what you’re looking for on all of these streaming services. Thankfully, one nifty web app is looking to simplify the searching process. More →
Apple is developing it’s own iTunes music streaming service, and that’s not exactly a secret considering that it already owns Beats Music. But Business Insider has learned more details about this secret music project and suggests the company is preparing a massive overhaul for its iconic iTunes service in the process. More →
We’re all in agreement that 16GB models don’t belong in flagship lineups anymore, but it’s the reality we live in, and one that many iPhone users are faced with on a daily basis. One of the most frustrating things about having so little space is the paltry amount of music you can fit on your phone.
A few days ago, Apple has made a significant change to its iTunes stores in European Union countries, introducing a new 14-day no-questions-asked refund period in all these EU markets. That effectively means EU customers buying paid content from the App Store, can ask for their money back in case they end up hating an iOS or iPhone app. However, the new refund policy can apparently be abused because users can both ask for their money back and still keep the app. More →
Apple’s iTunes is already a hugely popular digital content source for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows users, and things might get even better for European iTunes account holders, CNET reports. The iPhone maker has been forced to update its iTunes terms of service in order to add a “14-day, no-questions-asked return policy for all content purchased through iTunes, the App Store and iBooks,” as the publication puts it. More →
Sony Pictures released The Interview last week, after initially caving to threats received from the hackers who hit the studio in one of the biggest data heists to date and canceling the planned Christmas Day launch. The company soon changed its mind, offering interested movie fans the chance of seeing it in select theaters, or streaming it online from either Microsoft or Google. Interestingly, Apple was not willing to make the movie available via iTunes at first, for reasons unknown, but now the controversial comedy can be purchased or rented on iTunes, Re/code reports. More →
After revealing in an in-depth feature how Apple’s iTunes security protocols work after a user enables two-factor authentication, The Next Web’s Owen Williams has published a quick guide on replacing a lost recovery key that you should check out right away, especially if you don’t remember what you did with yours. More →
Apple this year has worked to improve the privacy and security features that protect iOS, OS X and iCloud users, particularly following the embarrassing nude celebrity hacks from September, which were possible thanks to phishing attacks that managed to steal the Apple IDs and passwords of the victims. Apple insisted at the time that users enable its two-factor authentication iTunes security feature to better protect their accounts, but The Next Web reveals that the feature is so secure that it can turn into your worst nightmare in an instant. More →
Apple is on trial this month, having to defend against allegations that it broke antitrust laws and stifled competition in the music players and downloads businesses with its iPod and iTunes practices. The Wall Street Journal reports that attorneys for the plaintiffs on Wednesday told jurors that between 2007 and 2009 Apple regularly deleted music from iPods that stored downloads from other services, without telling users what was going on. More →