Devices

Hollywood Cashes in as Mobile Providers Ante Up to Hook Customers with Free Programming (Variety)

Consumers who line up for the new iPhone this week will once again get seemingly irresistible offers from the big carriers. But this time around, telcos have something more to offe... More

Apple Gives 4K Movies Digital Jumpstart (HMM)

Among the excitement surrounding Apple’s new iPhones and watch came a boost from the tech giant for 4K UHD. The company Sept. 12 announced iTunes’ first-ever availability of Ho... More

Facebook Messenger Will Suggest Fandango Movie Tickets Based on Chats (Variety)

If you’re talking about going to see a movie with your friends on Facebook Messenger, you may soon see a new option pop up from Fandango — offering info and ticketing right wit... More

G-Technology Empowers Photographers to Create Big, Save Time (MESA)

Western Digital today announced the new G-Technology® brand G-DRIVE® mobile SSD R-Series device, the fastest G-Technology portable SSD. With the latest-generation USB-C™ connec... More

Ooyala Report: Long-Form Content Continues Flow to Mobile (Rapid TV News)

According to Ooyala’s Q2 2017 Global Video Index, for the second consecutive quarter, videos that are greater than 20 minutes in length represent the majority of time spent watch... More

The New Apple TV Does 4K, HDR10, Dolby Vision (THR)

Apple has announced an updated version of the Apple TV that’s capable of handling 4K content. As was the case with most of Apple’s lineup this year, several details about the A... More

Cord-Cutting Explodes: 22 Million U.S. Adults to Cancel Cable, Satellite TV in 2017 (Variety)

American consumers are cancelling traditional pay-TV service at a much faster rate than previously expected, according to research firm eMarketer. In 2017, 22.2 million U.S. adu... More

Apple Bets on Augmented Reality to Sell its Most Expensive Phone (Bloomberg)

Apple packed its $1,000 iPhone with augmented reality features, betting the nascent technology will persuade consumers to pay premium prices for its products even as cheaper altern... More

Apple TV 4K Lands Sept. 22 for $179 (Engadget)

The last Apple TV was everything we wanted from a set-top box -- except for 4K support. That's being fixed this year with the Apple TV 4K. It finally gives Apple fans a w... More

Facebook Tests Pre-Loaded ‘Instant Videos’ (TechCrunch)

Facebook doesn’t want you to burn through your mobile data plan just to keep watching its videos. That’s why it’s testing a new feature called Instant Videos that downloads a... More

Report: Amazon’s Next Fire TV Will Have a Built-In Speaker, Act Like an Echo (CNBC)

Amazon is gearing up to launch two new Fire TV devices, according to a report from AFTVNews on Monday. The report says Amazon will launch a new HDMI dongle that plugs into the back... More

IBC 2017: Caringo to Showcases New Swarm Additions (MESA)

Caringo will showcase the latest additions to their Swarm scale-out cloud & object storage system at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam. The Swarm additions add three new features includ... More

Adobe Targeting Hollywood Editors with New Version of Premiere Pro (THR)

Software developer Adobe is taking aim at Hollywood with a new version of its Premiere Pro CC editing software. Premiere Pro has been used on some notable film and TV projects ... More

IBC 2017: Prime Focus Technologies Bolsters CLEAR Media ERP Suite, Showcases Product Upgrades (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, is unveiling a host of industry-first upgrades to its flagship product, CLEAR Media ERP Suite, at IBC 2017. CLEAR... More

IBC 2017: Ultra HD Forum to Look at Future of UHD (MESA)

The Ultra HD Forum, the global organization defining industry best practices for the introduction of technologies to facilitate the ultra-high-definition (UHD) viewing experiences.... More

How Apple Plans to Change the Way You Use the Next iPhone (Bloomberg)

Apple Inc. plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s bec... More

Apple, Accenture Team Up on iPhone, iPad Apps for Businesses (NYT)

Technology company Apple Inc and professional services company Accenture PLC said Tuesday they will team up to help businesses build better applications for iOS, the operating syst... More

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Has Made HBO Now the Top-Grossing App in Apple’s App Store (Quartz)

If you’re judging by what’s happening in Apple’s App Store, Game of Thrones is currently generating more money than hookups, music streaming, crushing candy, and any of the l... More

Apple is Planning a 4K Upgrade for its TV Box (Bloomberg)

Apple is planning to unveil a renewed focus on the living room with an upgraded Apple TV set-top box that can stream 4K video and highlight live television content such as news and... More

You Can Watch Mayweather-McGregor on Your Phone for $15… in Japan (Bloomberg)

In Tokyo and want to watch this weekend’s Mayweather-McGregor superfight? You won’t need a satellite dish or a sports bar -- just an app. Japan’s boxing fans can view the ... More