Starting today, Spotify listeners in the U.S. will be able to purchase and listen to more than 300,000 audiobook titles. Below is an interview with Nir Zicherman, Spotify’s Vice President and Global Head of Audiobooks and Gated Content, discussing today’s announcement and the company’s vision for audiobooks in the future.Continue reading
Catherine Gluckstein, Vice President and Head of Product, Xbox Cloud Gaming recently shared the following information about the growth and evolution of Xbox Cloud Gaming. That same day, Xbox announced that Fornite is the first free-to-play title on the platform. Read on for Catherine’s post with all the details.Continue reading
In the fall of 2002 one of the greatest books about KISS was released – KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History. At nearly 300 pages in length, this oversized tome was bursting with factoids and data unlike any of its predecessors, as well as more than 175 color photos from all eras of KISStory. This book, which took seven years for the authors, Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs, to create, is becoming an eBook for the first time ever. On June 5 you’ll be able to get your hands on a digital copy of “The Holy Grail of KISS Books” via Apple’s iBooks store.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been using Apple AirPods every day to listen to music, audiobooks, podcasts, you name it. I pop them into my ears when I walk to work, I wear them at my desk and I’ve even used them to listen to interviews I need to transcribe for this site. What do I think of them? Are they worth the $159 Apple is charging for them? Read on and find out.
Today, Nintendo celebrates a huge milestone. For the first time ever, its most iconic video game character, Mario, makes his debut on a device not produced by Nintendo. Super Mario Run, a fully-featured platformer starring everyone’s favorite plummer, is now available in Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPad.
For the past month I’ve been using the Amazon Fire Phone. So, what’s it like? Is it better than my iPhone? And will I keep using it? Check out my video review below to learn more. In addition to my video review, I’m including photos and videos I shot with the phone, tech specs and more. If you want to buy an Amazon Fire Phone, you can do so here.
This movie is about the life and career of Steve Jobs.
What I Like
What impressed me most about this film is Ashton Kutcher; he was excellent in his role and I have newfound respect for his dramatic acting capabilities.
I also enjoyed this movie’s soundtrack – it was awesome. Any time a film features music by REO Speedwagon, Cat Stevens and Toad The Wet Sprocket, it’s going to bring a smile to my face.
What I Don’t Like
I wish the film included the last few years of Jobs’ career. The closest we get to that is a scene where Jobs unveils the iPod to Apple employees for the first time. It’s a cool moment, but what about the launch of the iPhone and the iPad? And what about his health struggles at the end of his life? To me, this was a missed opportunity.
Despite its minor shortcomings, Jobs is a highly entertaining film that almost anyone will enjoy. If you come into it with an open mind about the subject matter and the lead actor, you’ll feel satisfied by the time the final credits role. I highly recommend it.
Amazon just released a new commercial for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ comparing it to the iPad Air. I think it’s a stroke of genius. Check it out for yourself below: