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Research: Screen time replacing pocket money

Research from Sky Mobile has revealed that traditional pocket money is no longer king, with 4 in 5 parents (84 per cent) now turning to alternative ‘payments’ with extra screentime on devices (18 per cent), sweet treats (13 per cent) and in-game purchases (13 per cent) coming out on top. The study found that half […]

November 15, 2022

Amazon Freevee now on Apple devices in UK

Amazon Freevee, formerly IMDb TV, is now available in the UK through the App Store on iPhone and iPad, as well as Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. Amazon Freevee offers a number of originals including crime drama Bosch: Legacy, home-design series Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis, and the service’s first Original film, Love Accidentally, as well as the upcoming premiere […]

August 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ESPN App adds SharePlay support

The ESPN app now offers support for SharePlay, giving subscribers in the US a way to view content completely in sync with others while on a FaceTime call. Users can have SharePlay experiences with content across the entire ESPN app, including ESPN+ live streams, original content, and with TV Everywhere authenticated live streams. SharePlay will […]

March 18, 2022

Netflix launching interactive daily quiz

Netflix has announced Trivia Quest – a daily, interactive trivia series, based on etermax’s Trivia Crack, the multi-platform trivia franchise. Starting April 1st, Netflix will launch one new episode every day throughout the month (30 total). Adapting Trivia Crack’s game play, each episode features 24 questions (12 standard and 12 hard) across categories including science, […]

March 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Apple halts all business in Russia

Apple has halted all product sales in Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The tech giant was said it was “deeply concerned” about the Russian invasion and stands with those “suffering as a result of the violence”. Apple Pay and other services such as Apple Maps have also been limited. Apple’s full […]

March 2, 2022

Apple sets revenue record

Apple has reported record revenues for its Q1 to December, up 8.3 per cent from a year earlier to $123.9 billion (€111bn). Net profit rose 20 per cent to $34.6 billion, and the operating profit improved 24 percent to $41.5 billion. The supply constraints of previous quarters did not appear to harm Apple’s results this […]

January 28, 2022

LG to double OLED panel output

It seems viewers are increasingly prepared to invest in new OLED screens. LG Display says that it is investing in expanding its small-to-medium panel fabrication lines at its Paju, South Korea, factory and to produce 6th Generation panels to meet this demand. Local reports suggest that the investment will result in the doubling of output […]

January 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Apple tops $3 trillion

Apple has become the first company to hit a stock market valuation of $3 trillion (€2.65tn) as markets opened in New Year. Its value slipped a little to end January 3rd’s trading session in New York at $2.99 trillion. Apple has been a big winner in the pandemic, as lockdowns saw spending on gadgets jump […]

January 4, 2022

SharePlay on Disney+ for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad

The latest Disney+ app update includes added support for SharePlay so subscribers with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV will have another way to come together with personal friends and family both near and far by viewing Disney+ content completely in sync while on a FaceTime call. The Disney+ SharePlay experience is available globally across […]

December 15, 2021

Research: Smart home devices market up 10.3% in Q3

The global market for smart home devices grew 10.3 per cent year over year in the third quarter of 2021 with more than 221.8 million device shipments, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker. Despite persistent supply chain disruptions, unemployment, and an uneven economic recovery, consumer demand remained high […]

December 13, 2021