Here’s a look back at a busy week in tech.
The biggest story of the week: No video streaming service from Apple?
Apple’s long-rumored Web-based TV streaming service is said to have been put on the back burner.
That’s according to Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, one of Apple’s potential partners on the service. Speaking at the Business Insider Ignition conference, Moonves said that Apple has put its plans for the service “on hold.”
Moonves’ claim is corroborated by a new report by Bloomberg. “Apple Inc. has suspended plans to offer a live Internet-based television service,” the report says, “according to a person with knowledge of the matter.”
Apple is said to be working on a service that would offer a package of around 14 TV channels for $30 to $40 a month, much less than the $85 usually charged for a conventional pay-TV bundle. But according to Bloomberg’s source, it “has run into resistance from media companies that want more money for their programming.”
- Apple’s hits and misses in 2015, our hopes for 2016
- Amazon Video gets even better with Showtime, Starz and more
- Get your pens ready for our 2015 Holiday Wish List
- Best Buy is offering the Apple Watch for just $249
- There’s probably a good reason why Apple’s new iPhone 6s battery case is so ugly
Also making news: Still looking for the perfect gift?
AppAdvice continues celebrating the holiday season by publishing our series of annual gift guides, courtesy of Brent Dirks.
New this week:
- 10 perfect accessory gift ideas for Mac owners
- AppAdvice’s ultimate accessory gift guide for women
- 8 perfect accessory gift ideas for Apple TV owners
Previously posted: 10 perfect accessory gift ideas for iPad owners, AppAdvice’s ultimate accessory gift guide for kids, 11 perfect accessory gift ideas for iPhone owners, 8 perfect accessory gift ideas for Apple Watch owners, and AppAdvice’s ultimate accessory gift guide for guys.
Big app news: Apple’s best
Apple announced its picks for the best apps and games of 2015.
For Apple’s complete list, click here.
AppAdvice will be announcing our picks for 2015 in the coming weeks. The best apps for the iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch will be announced.
Other app news:
- Google Play Movies & TV for iOS now plays nice with AirPlay for Apple TV
- Magic: The Gathering matches with Puzzle Quest in new iOS game
- Look into the Future with your calendar events on a clock
- Mafia Watch makes gamers an offer they can’t refuse
- Create stunning black and white photos with Camera Noir
What will be happening in the week ahead? Visit AppAdvice to find out.