By Cody Lee on Dec 23, 2011
Applications can turn a smartphone into a swiss army knife, enabling it to do a number of things outside of its native scope of abilities.
Action Movie FX is a perfect example of that. The recently-released app turns your iPhone into a bonafide action movie-maker, allowing you to add high-quality digital effects to your videos like explosions and car crashes… Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 23, 2011
It’s that time of the week! We frequently comb the far reaches of the App Store to bring you awesome apps for your downloading pleasure.
This week, we’ve got a super fun game for the iPhone and iPad, an app for rating things you like best, and a movie/TV discovery tool with a unique twist. We hope you enjoy this week’s picks! Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 5, 2011
Like many great historical figures, Steve Jobs seems to be even more popular after his passing. Not only is his recently released book selling like crazy, but the late Apple co-founder has been at the forefront of news stories for weeks.
There is even a movie slated to come out later this month starring the iPhone creator. “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview” is on its way to 19 Landmark Theaters across the nation starting November 16… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Oct 20, 2011
If you’re the kind of iPhone user that reads blogs about, well, iPhones, then the chances are you also fall into the category some like to call “geek.” It’s no longer a derogatory term; being a geek means you tend to like things like smartphones, computers, and comics.
If all that sounds like you, then chances are you’ll like this latest tidbit to come out of Hollywood. It turns out that the upcoming Avengers movie was partly filmed on one of Apple’s little iPhones, instead of the rather expensive cameras movie studios usually use.
How cool is that? Very, very cool indeed… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 12, 2011
Just when you thought the onslaught of software releases was finished for the day, Apple drops another new title. iTunes Movie Trailers for iOS is a new app that contains hundreds of movie trailers and other film related information.
Much like other apps in the category, such as Flixster, Apple’s new Trailers software gives you access to all kinds of data regarding new movies. You can watch previews, read overviews, and discover showtimes for new releases… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 8, 2011
The day after Steve Jobs passed away, I thought to myself that there had to be some movie studios who’d want to make a movie out of the amazing story of his life. And it seems I was right.
According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is set to acquire the rights to Walter Isaacson’s upcoming biography of Steve Jobs, and make a movie out of it… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 19, 2011
We don’t usually cover non-Apple related news here on iDB, but this recent announcement from Netflix was too big to pass up. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has publicly apologized for the way that the company handled its recent pricing restructures for streaming/DVD rentals, and has announced a total division of Netflix’s DVD and streaming divisions.
Many customers were outraged that Netflix essentially screwed subscribers of the DVD rental + streaming plan by raising prices, and Netflix has since rethought its approach to content distribution. The DVD rental service that made Netflix famous will be spinned off as “Qwikster,” while Netflix will be used for online streaming only… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 30, 2011
If you’ve perused the App Store on the iPad, chances are you’ve come across Flipboard. When the app first came out, it’s innovate approach to content and RSS received high praise. Now, many content consumption apps borrow the Flipboard mentality of presenting web content in a visually intriguing, magazine-like design.
Flipboard can only be used to read web sites as a glorified RSS reader. The team behind Flipboard has bigger plans for their app, including the addition of TV shows, movies, and a new iPhone app… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2011
I know it’s not quite Full HD, but the iPhone 4 still captures decent video. In fact, as long as the lighting is decent and the subjects you’re recording aren’t frantically moving about, the device can churn out some pretty impressive footage.
However, without a tripod or a mount, there’s a good chance that your videos will come out shaky. The iPhone doesn’t come with an image stabilizer, so unless you have the steady hands of a trained sniper, you’re out of luck. Enter the Stedicam Smoothee… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 8, 2011
Here is a surprising initiative from Orange, one of the UK’s largest carrier. The company has started offering its customer one free movie rental a week via iTunes.
With Orange Film to Go, every week the company will select a new movie that customers can access simply by sending a text message to the carrier. Orange then sends the customer a promo code to redeem in iTunes… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 20, 2011
Do you enjoy making movies with your iPhone? (No, not those kinds of movies.) Well, there’s a new contest going on for all of you budding Steven Spielbergs out there.
The Original iPhone Film Festival is in full swing and is accepting entries from anyone with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Think you have what it takes to win? Hit the jump for contest details and prize information… Read More
By Guest Author on Jun 9, 2011
One feature that didn’t make its way into iOS 5, but may soon appear in the App Store, is an Apple app for movie-goers. A newly discovered patent published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office today illustrates an iOS application that could make it easier than ever to browse movie showtimes and buy tickets on your iPhone.
The app will also provide a link to Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers service, which will allow users to watch trailers and view additional information on movies they’re interested in. However, that’s not the most impressive feature… Read More
By Alex Heath on May 31, 2011
Apple issued a very unusual press release earlier today that outlined what would be announced at the World Wide Developer’s Conference next Monday, June 6th. Steve Jobs will be speaking and talking about Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and the newly-confirmed ‘iCloud‘ service.
Apple’s press release was unusual because it was oddly descriptive. Even though nothing was actually said about iCloud, Apple still bothered to state that iCloud, an unreleased product, would be part of the WWDC lineup.
When has Apple ever stated the name of an unreleased product in a press release? Why would the company do so? Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 25, 2011
Every week, we select a few apps that catch our eye. These apps can be from the App Store, web apps, or jailbreak apps.
This week, we have a super-sized selection of some awesome App Store apps. Hope you enjoy this week’s picks! Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 22, 2011
The makers of the sensational Angry Birds title have released a sequel to their acclaimed game called Angry Birds Rio. In a collaboration between Rovio and 20th Century Fox, Angry Birds Rio has been released in the App Store prior to the movie release of “Rio.”
Angry Birds Seasons has already been available in the App Store, and Angry Birds Rio is essentially the same gameplay with a plot based on the upcoming movie. 60 new playable levels are offered in the Rio edition of Angry Birds, and Rovio promises more to come in future updates.
By Nick Prokesch on Jan 20, 2011
As a former film major, I love to get all the details on movies. Fortunately for me, the App Store is full of film-buff apps for the iPhone. Whether you love to watch, rent, buy, organize, or attend movies, there is an app for you.
Below I have compiled a list of my favorite apps with a few words on how they serve film buffs. Read on to see my favorites… Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 21, 2010
The recent movie release of “TRON: Legacy” has lots of geeks salivating over the amazing universe of “The Grid.” I went and saw the movie this past weekend, and I was blown away by the special effects used to create the world of the film.
Luckily, I’ve found some nice TRON iPhone wallpapers and an awesome theme for jailbreakers. After using these wallpapers and theme, your iPhone will look like it was designed by Kevin Flynn himself…
By Alex Heath on Dec 16, 2010
It’s not that often that an app like Inception comes along. That’s right, Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece film has its very own iPhone app!
The Inception app pioneers the use of augmented reality with sound. It synchronizes an augmented layer of music and ambient noise with the world around you.
This groundbreaking app experiment is the project of Christopher Nolan, Michael Breidenbrücke and Hans Zimmer. In case you didn’t know, Christopher Nolan was the writer and director of the Inception movie and Hans Zimmer wrote and produced the movie’s score… Read More
By Guest Author on Oct 19, 2010
For the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, it can be difficult to enjoy the movie going experience. Few theaters provide on-screen captions for fear of it distracting the general population, and while new methods of accessibility are emerging (see Rear Window® captioning), finding a theater and showtimes to take advantage of this can be cumbersome.
Not anymore with Captionfish. The free app by DeafCode LLC is slick and simple, using your GPS location to find the closest theaters and showtimes with deaf-accessible movie showings. It also provides trailers of upcoming movies with closed captions (although they acknowledge some users are having trouble accessing this feature and they are working toward a solution)… Read More