The first week of November arrived with a slew of new price cuts on Apple products. Elsewhere, we heard more about one of the most anticipated video streaming services of 2017. Here’s a look back at the tech week that was.
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Lower prices … from Apple?
Cupertino is cutting prices on key products ahead of the holiday shopping season. Through Dec. 31, the following USB-C products have received a significant discount:
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m) – $19 (was $25)
- USB-C to Lightning Cable (2m) – $29 (was $35)
- USB-C to USB Adapter – $9 (was $19)
- Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter – $29 (was $49)
- USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter – $49 (was $69)
- USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter – $49 (was $69)
Apple has also reduced the price of its upcoming 4K and 5K LG UltraFine displays by 25 percent.
The LG UltraFine 5K Display is now priced at $974, a $325 price cut from its original price of $1,299.95 and the LG UltraFine 4K Display is now priced at $524, a $175 price cut from its original price of $699.95.
Finally, Apple Music subscriptions could see a $2 monthly price drop in the coming weeks both for the individual and family plans.
According to Digital Music News, the individual plan could drop to $7.99 per month while the family plan could shift to $12.99 per month.
Video streaming service news
This week, Hulu announced that it signed 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company to its upcoming live TV streaming service.
As Brent Dirks reported, here’s the complete list of channel additions:
FOX and ABC; Fox Sports networks such as the Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and BTN; ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN-SEC and ESPN 3; Fox Regional Sports Networks across dozens of key national markets; Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior; Fox News and Fox Business; Freeform; FX, FXX and FXM, and National Geographic, and Nat Geo Wild.
Earlier this year, Hulu also inked a deal with Time Warner to include TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, Boomerang, and Turner Classic Movies on the service.
Hulu’s new service launches in early 2017.
Meanwhile, it looks like Vimeo will start a monthly video streaming subscription service of its own in the coming months. The service would take on Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube by offering original content.
On the App Store
As Aldrin Calimlim explains, with Hype, you can broadcast videos of yourself and your surroundings for others to see in real time. You can also opt to make broadcasts available to watch after they’ve ended through replays. Subscribers get notified of new live streams, and hosts can also share their broadcasts on Twitter.
Other app news:
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Christine Chan reviews new App Store titles
During the past week, four new games were added to the AppAdvice review library, including:
Enjoy the games:
Accessory News and Reviews
Is it time to buy an Apple Watch Nike+? Brent Dirks has the answer is his review of Apple’s latest wearable device.
Other accessory news:
- 8 Awesome Accessories for Your Apple Watch Series 2
- Anyone Can Make Music with Roli Blocks
- Charge Your iPhone 7 and Listen to Audio With the iLDOCK
- Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature: Best Wired Headphones of 2016
- Luxury i.am+ BUTTONS Earbuds Arrive at Apple, Other Locations
- Bragi’s The Dash Wireless Earphones Can Soon Be Controlled With a Tap on the Cheek
- The Beoplay A2 Active Bluetooth Speaker Charges Quickly via USB-C
What was your favorite tech event of the past week? Let us know using the comments below.