Apple and Hollywood said to continue talks around early digital movie rentals

Apple and Hollywood said to continue talks around early digital movie rentals

 Movie studios including Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures continue to hold talks with Apple and Comcast about plans to introduce premium digital rentals for new movies only a few weeks after their theatrical debut, Bloomberg reports. The talks continue even though powerful playesr in the mix aren’t on board – theater chain operators, who still have a lot of sway over Hollywood… Read More

TechCrunch’s Original Content takes on ‘The Defenders’

TechCrunch’s Original Content takes on ‘The Defenders’

 What the heck is this?? Two episodes of Original Content in one week??? Well, we’re still figuring out the scheduling. More importantly, we wanted to get you our review of Netflix and Marvel’s new series The Defenders — their street-level version of The Avengers, bringing together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and (sigh) Iron Fist to battle Sigourney… Read More

New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad

New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad

 iOS 11, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is quite the game-changer for iPad owners.
We wrote that the software effectively turns an iPad into a mobile computer through a number of new features that go beyond previous limits with a focus on multi-tasking.
The new iOS is currently in beta, but when it is released to all it will bring a very different experience to… Read More

Apple’s ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales

Apple’s ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales

 Apple’s iOS 11 includes ARKit, developer tools that make it surprisingly easy to build great quality augmented reality experiences. This could have an impact in the automotive world, since it makes it a lot easier to bring virtual showroom experiences to potential car buyers and automakers via ordinary consumer devices.
Here’s an example of what that could look like: Developer… Read More

Tim Cook says he ‘disagrees’ with Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

Apple CEO Tim Cook has criticized U.S. President Trump’s reaction to the violent events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one woman dead. “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two… Read More

Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

 ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme‏ has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions. On July 22nd, he dug around a beta version of iOS 11 and found this mysterious 3D… Read More




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