Apple announced Monday that HBO's new a la carte streaming service, HBO Now, will launch exclusively on Apple TV and iOS devices in April, at a price of $14.99 a month.
Apple is expected to announce more details about the Apple Watch, its first wearable device, at a media event later today. While the company has detailed some basic information about the watch, it has not given a full range of prices or a detailed explanation of the device's battery life. Moreover, Apple's task will be to convince a skeptical public that they need a smart watch in the first place.
Total global smart watch shipments will increase by 511 per cent from 4.6 million units in 2014 to 28.1 million units in 2015.
HBO's new a la carte service reportedly will be called "HBO Now," and it will launch next month, amid the April 12 season premiere of series hit Game of Thrones, with a $15-a-month price tag.
Smartphone makers are seeking to emulate and put their own spin on Apple's success as more than just a device maker but as a services provider and maybe even a lifestyle brand. The question is whether device companies can provide services and products to consumers beyond smartphones that actually make their lives better.
BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility jumped headfirst into the mobile healthcare market with its new ForHealth service, which promises to aggregate and analyze users' health data from a variety of sources, and to provide health alerts and suggestions based on that data. The service, which is centered on the forthcoming ForHealth mobile app, offers many of the same feature and functions as Apple's HealthKit service, which the iPhone vendor launched last year in conjunction with its iOS 8 operating system.
While the open-source Android operating system dominates the mobile device market--holding an 80 percent share--Apple's iOS is far and away the preferred device for online video streaming. According to data provided by Verizon Digital Media Services, 64 percent of mobile viewers use iOS to stream video.
When Apple last updated iOS, I saw a lot of comments on Twitter that went along the lines of, "Is it safe to install?" and "So. Many. Bugs." This could explain why, according to 9to5Mac and others, Apple is considering its first public beta for the operating system with version 8.3.
BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung got the ball rolling on Mobile World Congress device announcements, unveiling the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on the eve of the event, here.
Ericsson is escalating its legal battle with Apple over patent royalties Ericsson believes Apple owes it for using its wireless technologies in the iPhone and iPad.