Apple added a new feature that helps prevent users from purchasing accidental subscriptions to apps. Now there is an extra confirmation step.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Music/Spotify subscriptions, and new hires in Special Projects.
Great analysis as usual by Ben Thompson. He writes how the Apple News subscription might be good for certain publishers, and bad for others.
To that end, I am sure that a significant number of publications will sign up for Apple’s offering; clearly the company is confident enough to leak a date. And, frankly, many publications should: most publishers are already locked into the volume game when it comes to their editorial direction, and Apple News subscription payouts will be additive to the bottom line.
The main thing that concerns me is how revenue will be driven by clicks. I hope that Apple News doesn’t become a flood of yellow journalism.
Apple is preparing to launch its Apple News subscription service, and it could happen in spring 2019. Not all publishers are on board though.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about living with the subscription model for apps, plus they look at how SetApp may have found the right balance for developers and users.
SetApp gets you more than 100 apps for your Mac for about $10 a month. Here are five you need on your Mac.
MoviePass ran out of money over the weekend, is now blocking first-run movies, and we’re watching the company melt down in real time.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at a knock-off iPhone from China, plus they discuss app pricing and the issues users have with subscription models.
Apple just dropped the subscription price for Texture Premium from US$14.99 to $9.99 per month. Texture the digital magazine subscription service Apple bought earlier this year. The price change is automatic so subscribers don’t need to do anything with their account to make it kick in. Apple told subscribers about the price drop via email, and Harry McCracken shared the news on Twitter.
Texture, now owned by Apple, just got cheaper. pic.twitter.com/lqEekkuDjU
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) July 12, 2018
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what could be behind Netflix’s test program for a new high end subscription tier.
DC is joining the exclusive streaming subscription game with its just announced DC Universe. The service is launching as a beta soon, and will be available on Apple TV and iOS.
Apple is reportedly looking at an all-in-one subscription package for Apple Music, its upcoming TV show lineup, and magazines.
Annual Amazon Prime subscriptions are increasing from $99 to $119 in May for new customers, and in June for current subscribers.
If you’re paying for Amazon Prime month-to-month the cost just went up US$2 from $10.99 to $12.99, but the annual $99 rate isn’t changing.
For each subscription you have, you’ll see all the renewal options with the ability to switch between service levels.
Want to cancel a subscription to a streaming service, like CBS All Access, in iTunes? You need to go digging, but it’s possible.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about App Camp for Girls and their latest iPhone app compendium, plus they have some thoughts on Star Trek Discovery and subscription TV plans.
Jeff Butts and The Maccast’s Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to talk about what may be behind Apple’s HomePod firmware leak, plus they look at the growing number of service, entertainment, and app subscriptions they’re dealing with.
The popular journaling app Day One just announced it’s moving to a subscription model. Here’s a look at what this growing trend in subscription software means for the Mac.
It’s been about a year since Smile introduced its subscription licensing model for TextExpander, so I invited company co-founder Greg Scown back on the show to talk about how that’s working out. Dave Hamilton joins us to round out the discussion.