HBO today has officially ended its exclusive deal with Apple by updating its NOW iOS app with Chromecast support. Version 1.2.0 of the HBO NOW app allows Chromecast users to cast HBO original series, movies, comedy specials, documentaries and more to their television sets. Originally HBO NOW subscribers could only stream HBO NOW programing using Apple devices, such as an iPad or Apple TV.
Apple stock (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been in a rough patch ever since the company announced its third quarter results two weeks ago. Despite it being a record breaking Q3 for Apple, the numbers didn't quite meet Wall Street expectations, and the share price has been sliding ever since. The day before the earnings call shares closed at $132.07, close to their all time high. On Monday the stock fell below its 200 day moving average and investors took note, as yesterday saw the highest volume trading since January.
Now that components of the iPhone 6s including the A9 processor and Force Touch module are in mass production, Apple has sent CAD design renderings to case manufacturers. As in the past, these renderings have allegedly leaked. This time uSwitch posted the renderings. What's interesting is the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have one obvious difference.
After making its debut on Steam more than a week ago, Scott Cawthon's highly anticipated Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is finally available on the Apple App Store. The fourth and final chapter of the original story follows a child, who must defend himself from Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy in his own home. This time your only defense is a flashlight that you can use to ward off unwanted creatures that may wander into your room.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) had a relatively uneventful week on the trading floor last week. Share prices started the week at $123.09 and closing on Friday at $121.30 for about a 1.5 percent loss on the week. A weekly high of $123.91 was reached on Tuesday and the low of $120.91 came during trading on Friday. Despite the lackluster stock performance, there were several positive items regarding Apple last week.
There are a lot of apps on the Apple App Store that help you declutter your photo library, but most require that you to personally review every image before deletion. Gallery Doctor aims to speed up this process by automatically locating your bad photos so you can easily delete them. This is a great tool for iPhone and iPad users who snap a lot of photos, but don't have time to individually inspect each image.
As you probably already know, Angry Birds 2 landed on the Apple App Store this week. The game has already manged to nab 5 million downloads, according to Rovio Entertainment. I can only assume that's counting downloads across all platforms such as Google Play and the App Store, but it is still an impressive feat for a mobile game.
After ten sequels and a handful of spin-offs it is hard to believe that the Angry Bird franchise has not run out of steam, but Rovio's disgruntled birds have managed to once again top the mobile gaming charts. Angry Birds 2 is currently the number one free game on the Apple App store, and it has already been downloaded over one million times since it was launched on Thursday. Not only has the sequel climbed its way to the the top of Apple's charts, but it is this week's Editor's Choice, and it has been earning good reviews from both critics and fans.
Rovio Entertainment's official sequel to Angry Birds is now available on the Apple App Store. Angry Birds 2 arrives several years after the original Angry Birds turned the mobile gaming world on its head in 2009. The sequel promises to deliver a "new era of addictive slingshot gameplay with stunning graphics, challenging multi-stage levels, scheming boss pigs and even more destruction".
T-Mobile has added Apple Music to its list of music services that can stream for free over the carrier's 4G LTE network. Music Freedom allows Simple Choice customers to enjoy 33 music streaming services without burning through their T-Mobile data plan. The list of supported services include popular music platforms such as Pandora, Spotify, Rdio and more. You can see a complete list of supported services here.