Eagle Eye

28 09 2008

Eagle Eye topped the box office this weekend with an estimated $29 million. According to Box Office Mojo.com, the DreamWorks / Paramount/ techno-thriller played on a whopping 4,800 screens and handily beat second place Nights in Rodanthe ($14 million).

Eagle Eye marks Shia LaBeouf‘s second number one picture this year, following on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It’s also the second time LaBeouf and director J.D. Caruso teamed up on a box office champ, after working together on 2007’s Disturbia.

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New iPods In 7 Days

2 09 2008

The new iPods will come on September 9, as expected. Apple has sent
us an invitation to the event, which will happen at the Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on September 9 at 10:00
a.m. Obviously, it’s about the iPod. But if you look at it carefully,
there may be other hints. Let the speculation begin:

• As you can see in the invitation they, it is worth noting that the aspect ratio is not
widescreen, but the usual 4:3 screen common in all current iPods. Maybe
they are trying to put our hopes for a widescreen iPod down?

• The iPod in the song cover seems elongated, although it may be an effect of the perspective.

• Still the same classic theme, so I’m not holding my breath for a massive HD-based iPod touch (damn you, Apple).

• Someone in Cupertino is watching too much Miami Vice and A Night
at the Roxbury every night, because the color schemes and graphics are
still from the 80s.

• That guy is wearing huge sport shoes. Maybe huge feet are
required. Maybe the new iPods will have 7-plate 20GB Winchester drives
and you will be able to sue them to work out your biceps at the gym

• If you cross your eyes at some distance, you will see a secret
message floating. It says: “Hey, John Mayer here. I will be at the
Apple event, so please come to listen to my latest song called Let’s
Rock San Francisco. Thanks, John.”

Knowing that Apple usually teases a bit when something really exciting is
coming up, I have the sinking feeling that this is going to be a very
boring event.





iTunes Movies

14 08 2008

iTunees movies have gone a very, very long way since the service started, so this blog post is dedicated to summarize the story.

Today, more than 700 films are available for rent or purchase from studios that include 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Sony Pictures Television International and Lionsgate.

Among the titles are several new releases that could be purchase on the same day as their DVD release, including favorites such as “National Treasure 2,” “Jumper,” “27 Dresses,” “Cloverfield,” “Vantage Point” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”

With iTunes Movie Rentals, once a movie is rented, it starts downloading from the iTunes Store directly to iTunes or Apple TV, and users with a fast Internet connection can start viewing the movie in seconds.

Customers have up to 30 days to start watching it, and once a movie has been started customers have 48 hours to finish it—or watch it multiple times. iTunes Movie Rentals also feature over 100 titles available in high definition.

We give the iTunes store 4 stars





Australia and New Zealand Can Now Enjoy iTunes Movies

14 08 2008

Today Apple announced that iTunes movies are now available on the Australian and the New Zealand iTunes stores.





Untitled

20 06 2008

Yesterday, Apple announced that they had sold over 5 billion songs on iTunes. According to data from the NPD Group, iTunes remains the number one music retailer in the US. iTunes features the largest online music catalog with over eight million songs.

Apple also reveals that customers are buying and renting over 50,000 movies every day making iTunes the most popular online movie store as well. iTunes now houses over 20,000 TV episodes and over 2,000 films including over 350 in high definition.

Apple first reported it had become the number one music retailer in the U.S. in April.