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.
Our sincere thanks to MacPaw, makers of Setapp, for being one of our CES 2017 Coverage Sponsors this year. MacPaw is immensely committed to the Apple community, and their commitment to sponsor our coverage is yet another sign of that. It takes a lot of work–and money–to get the team assembled here and back in the office to ensure plenty of qualtity, curated Apple-focused CES content, and having MacPaw on board to help us make sure that happens for you is truly special. Indeed, MacPaw’s Setapp shows a similar commitment to user-friendliness. Setapp is the Netflix of Mac software. With one monthly fee you get access to all the software available inside Setapp, no ads, no paid upgrades. Setapp has already lined up an impressive list of well-known Mac software for the service including Ulysses, RapidWeaver 7, Reveal, and Eltima Player and more.
Is your college pen pal jealous of your Apple Music student discount? Well, there’s now a good chance that they, too, can get in on the money saving action. Apple this week expanded the availability of its Apple Music student pricing to 25 additional countries.
A new report claims Apple Music is getting a big price cut in time for the holiday season with the regular US$9.99 a month deal dropping to $7.99. The family package pricing will drop, too, assuming the tenuous report is right.