NEW YORK -- Time Warner Cable incoming Chief Executive Rob Marcus said the company this week will add another platform to the list that can access its TWC TV app, which enables subscribers to stream live channels and watch videos on demand.
Apple TV has been rumored all year to be next for TWC TV.
After starting out as a glorified Netflix streaming box, Apple TV has bulked up with some desirable channels -- this year adding Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Watch ESPN, and Major League Soccer. While the addition of HBO Go in June made good on one content … Read more
Apple wants to "demystify code" by offering free programming classes for kids and teens.
Announced on Sunday, the 1-hour sessions will take place at Apple's US retail stores on Wednesday. The free classes are designed as an introduction to computer science for the younger crowd, promising to teach them the basics of programming.
Kids can sign up for the tutorials by making a reservation at their nearest Apple retail store. The training is part of Apple's contribution to Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code, a global initiative aimed at teaching code to people of … Read more
China Mobile subscribers will finally get a shot at the iPhone.
The country's largest carrier has unveiled a promo page touting the upcoming preorders for the iPhone and other smartphones, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The promotion is designed to drum up interest in phones that can take advantage of China Mobile's new 4G network.
A China Mobile spokeswoman told the Journal that she couldn't comment on the ad. But a rep for the carrier confirmed to the newspaper that subscribers will be able to preorder the iPhone starting Thursday. China Mobile currently is putting together … Read more
The iPhone 5S is now fully stocked at Apple Stores, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
In his latest survey of 60 US Apple retail stores, conducted on December 4, Munster found that 100 percent of iPhone 5S models were in stock at each store. That number was up from 24 percent two weeks ago and 8 percent at the start of October.
"We believe Apple has caught up to demand, which we had expected ahead of the core holiday period," the analyst said in an investors note released Monday. "In reflecting on the supply for the … Read more
Editors' note: Be sure to catch the other stories in this package: on the many pieces of Samsung Group's empire, on road-testing Samsung's S Translate app, on TVs and appliances in a Q&A with co-CEO Boo-keun Yoon, and on how Samsung torture-tests its products.SEOUL, South Korea -- "It sounded like a toilet."
Samsung Electronics sound designer Myoung-woo Nam is describing the not-quite-right noise his team created for the Galaxy S3, at least initially. Here, in a dimly lit room on the eighth floor of a Samsung skyscraper, in the heart of Seoul's … Read more
Apple briefly posted a Sharp 4K monitor for sale on its European online stores, then removed it. Could this herald 4K displays from Apple?
On Friday, IDG News Service and other Apple blogs posted news about a Sharp 4K display for sale on Apple's European online stores.
Then -- as of Sunday night Pacific Time -- Apple removed the display, as MacRumors pointed out.
The phantom Sharp display is the 32-inch PN-K321.
So you bought an iPad Air that turned out to be a demo model. So what?
That was the reaction of some after a Canadian woman was sold one at Target.
She found photos and contacts already loaded on it and didn't think this constituted a brand new tablet.
"What is so hard about plugging it into your computer and doing a factory restore from within iTunes? Rocket Science," offered one CNET commenter to her story.
So please now listen to a different tale. It's that of Monica Hall. At the end, please consider what sort … Read more
Has anyone performed a random act of kindness for you? Lately? Ever?
It could be because your mom isn't quite sure what an iPad looks like.
Clay Lawson's mom, you see, appears to think it looks very much like any other piece of cardboard. Which is why she tossed what she thought was just a stack of cardboard boxes into the fire pit at their Nelson County, Va., home.
The iPad was on the top.
Clay was, understandably, on the perturbed side when he discovered this fiery end to his magical machine. Still, he went to his regular … Read more
More than a month after launch, consumers' adoption of iPad Air continues to outpace the iPad 4 by a wide margin, according to data provided by Fiksu.
The latest data -- updated Friday -- shows a wide gap between iPad Air and iPad 4 adoption, according to Fiksu "Adoption Trackers."
Fiksu samples millions of so-called app events (launches, purchases, and registrations) every hour from applications that use its SDK (software development kit), then charts the percentage of active iOS tablets on each version at a set date after launch.
"At 35 days since release, Fiksu is tracking … Read more