This week, Apple wants to rent you a phone, Netflix wants to give you more games, and YouTube is giving you free movies.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.
Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.
Apple is reportedly planning to launch a new subscription service that would allow users to purchase iPhones as part of a subscription. This move comes as Apple is looking for new ways to increase recurring revenue, which has been a focus for the company in recent years. Apple is said to be considering launching the service as soon as this year, but it's also possible that it won't arrive until early 2023.
Netflix is on a gaming buying spree! The video streaming company has just announced that it has acquired Boss Fight Entertainment, an indie studio based in Allen, Texas. This is Netflix's third game studio purchase since it set its sights on the gaming industry last summer. It's clear that Netflix is serious about getting into the gaming market - and this acquisition could mean big things for mobile gamers, and Netflix Games users, everywhere.
On Thursday, the European Parliament and EU member states announced their agreement on the Digital Markets Act. This legislation amounts to an overhaul of antitrust rules in Europe and will give the EU more power to rein tech giants like Facebook, Apple, and Google. One of the most important aspects of this new law is its approach to messaging apps.
If you're a fan of free movies and TV shows, YouTube has some good news for you. The video streaming service just announced that it has added thousands of new titles to its lineup, all of which are available for free. This includes hundreds of movies and over 4,000 episodes of various TV shows.