One of the criticisms faced by Apple with its App Store is the cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, which is 30%. While some developers do not have a choice, others have opted for alternative measures, such as by removing in-app purchases and getting customers to make the purchase directly from their websites instead.
With more people being forced to stay home to work or study due to the coronavirus outbreak, the need for more venues of online entertainment is on the rise. People are also starting to watch more movies online than they normally would, and as a result, this is putting quite a bit of strain on the internet.
Right now with more people practicing social distancing, it can be quite a lonely and isolating experience. However, this is necessary if we want to keep the coronavirus outbreak under control, and to prevent unnecessarily burdening our healthcare system, but there is good news for those who want to watch movies with their friends.
Now with more people working and studying from home as social distancing measures are being implemented, it means that people need to find new ways to keep themselves entertained. Interestingly and coincidentally enough, it looks like the coronavirus outbreak has brought back to life what has been hailed as the Netflix of piracy – Popcorn Time.
To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many people have been advised to stay at home as much as possible. This reduces the amount of contact that they have with others, thus reducing the potential to catch the virus or spread it. As a result, it has been estimated that the movie industry could be hit rather hard as less people might be inclined to visit cinemas.
Product placement in movies is pretty common. We see it all the time, where sometimes we see characters in movies use computers and phones and cars from a variety of companies, so it shouldn’t really be a surprise if every now and then, you come across a movie where a character is using an iPhone.
For a brief moment in time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) seemed like it was in trouble. This is because due to an inability to negotiate a deal, both Sony and Marvel announced that they would no longer be working together, meaning that the third Spider-Man film would not be part of the MCU.
If there was ever a video game that seemed like it would make a good movie, Borderlands is definitely one of them. In fact, about five years ago, Lionsgate announced that they were planning to make a Borderlands movie, but given the time that has passed since, it felt like it might have been forgotten or even cancelled.
Movies that are based on video games tend to get a bad rep. However, it seems that with the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it looks like Paramount might have a hit on their hands because according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the movie just broke a record for video game movies where it managed to rake in $68 million over four days.
With Disney now owning Fox, they have brought some of the Marvel movie rights back home. This leaves Sony as one of the few remaining companies to own the movie rights to some Marvel franchises, most notably characters from the Spider-Man universe.
Streaming services like Netflix allow users to stream directly from the company’s catalogue of TV shows and movies. However, unlike Netflix, Apple has a slightly different approach where on the Apple TV, there is a feature known as Channels in which it allows users to subscribe to various streaming services directly within Apple TV.
One of the annoying features of Netflix is the huge trailer section displayed at the top of the app. This is because the trailers autoplay which can be distracting, but we totally get why Netflix is doing it. It gets the attention of users, which in turn would make them want to click it to see what kind of shows are coming up next.
You know those police drama shows where they zoom in on a photo or video, and magically it becomes sharper and clearer instead of more pixelated? It looks like that technology is slowly becoming a reality, and more recently it has been demonstrated in a film that was shot back in 1896 that was upscaled to 4K using AI.
Ever since Hideo Kojima left Konami and the Silent Hill game that he was working on was basically cancelled, many have been left wondering what will become of the Silent Hill franchise. We doubt that Konami would be ignoring it given its popularity, and we were right, sort of, because it looks like a new Silent Hill movie is in the works.