The Mac & Forth Show 168 - Karl's Country Mix

The Mac & Forth Show 168 - Karl's Country Mix

Steve returns this week to join Alan and Karl as they discuss the week’s Apple related topics. A new Apple Music Friends Mix is coming and Karl can’t wait to inflict his Country music on the others. Apparently, virtually no-one is using the Echo to buy anything and neither are we. Instapaper finally returns to Europe. Apple joins the Thread board and InfoWars finds themselves kicked off Apple’s Podcast directory. All this and slightly more on this week’s episode.

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UK iTunes Offer - 'Build Your Collection 90's'

UK iTunes Offer - 'Build Your Collection 90's'

The UK iTunes Store appears to be on a roll at the moment with their offers. This week their latest ‘Build Your Collection’ series is the 90’s. You can take the opportunity of picking up some great movies from the 90’s for the very reasonable price of £3.99. I have listed a few of my favourites below but do go and check out the complete collection as I’m sure your tastes will differ from mine.

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Another 'Build Your Collection' Week

Another 'Build Your Collection' Week

As they did last week the UK iTunes Store appears to be hosting another build your collection week. This time there is a selection of films from the 70's. As usual, iTunes has a few other movies on offer this week, namely Beethoven (£4.99) and Crazy Stupid Love (£3.99) but I thought I'd pick a few from the 70's collection to highlight. 

The seventies was an exciting time for cinema, with many of the world famous directors we know today making their first real forays into feature films. Also, the invention of much smaller cameras allowed directors to get out of the studios sound stages and onto the streets to capture a more gritty real world visual. 

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iTunes Movie of the Week - Build Your Collection Offers

iTunes Movie of the Week - Build Your Collection Offers

Each week I usually highlight the Movie of the Week from Apple on the UK iTunes Store. However, this week it appears Apple is having another ‘Build Your Collection’ event and offering a number of great movies at fantastic prices. As a result I have listed a few of my personal favourites and ones of interest below. When these offers occur you can usually find similar bargains on other digital marketplaces as well.  

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iTunes Movie of the Week (UK) - Harry Potter Complete Collection £19.99

iTunes Movie of the Week (UK) - Harry Potter Complete Collection £19.99

Every week Apple presents a special offer on some of the movies in their iTunes Store. This week I thought I'd highlight a special offer consisting of no fewer that eight movies. The Harry Potter Complete Collection consists of all the cinematic outings of the plucky ‘the boy who lived’ wizard with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. Now you, a mere muggle, can follow the adventures of Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, as they battle the evil Voldemort, along with an expansive cast of characters played by some of the cream from British cinema. 

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iTunes Movie of the Week - Where it All Began Offer

iTunes Movie of the Week - Where it All Began Offer

This week appears to be a little different on Apple’s iTunes UK Movie Store. Instead of the usual ‘Movie of the Week’, they are offering an assortment of first instalments on movie franchises priced at either £2.99 or £3.99. I have included a list of some of my favourites you might wish to purchase as these very attractive prices, although there are several more you can pick up if your tastes differ from mine. These offers do not usually last too long so grab them while you can.

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Shocked that Apple is Working on a 4K TV!

Shocked that Apple is Working on a 4K TV!

Today Mark Gurman over on Bloomberg has reported that Apple is testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming content for UHD-TV's, or as most folks know them, 4K TV. I think the more shocking story would be if Apple 'wasn't' working on this. With the likes of Amazon and ROKU boxes already offering this ability, it would be astounding if the Cupertino Company wasn't already hard at work not only on producing a box for later this year but also securing the rights to stream 4K content from their iTunes store.

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The Mac & Forth Show 101 - will.i.am Out

The Mac & Forth Show 101 - will.i.am Out

This week I am joined by Alan Vickers, Alex G. Fox and Dean Murphy (creator of Crystal Adlock) as we go over the weeks Apple and tech related news. 

Apple is nearly ready to get into video streaming with ‘Carpool Karaoke’ and ‘Planet of the Apps’. What will the viewing public make of Apple’s initial offerings? Prince comes to a wider range of streaming services. Has Apple allowed iBooks to become Abandonware? Tim Cook says Fake News is ‘killings people’s minds’? We also momentarily return to last week’s Social Media conversation. All this and slightly less on this week’s show.

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iTunes Movie of the Week (UK) - Hot Rod £3.99

iTunes Movie of the Week (UK) - Hot Rod £3.99

Each week iTunes offers a cheap ‘Movie of the Week’ and we will highlight it here so you may grow your digital libary if the mood takes you. This week it's Hot RodAmateur stuntman Rod Kimble (ANDY SAMBERG) has a problem - his step-father Frank (IAN MCSHANE) is a jerk. Frank picks on Rod, tosses him around like a rag doll in their weekly sparring sessions, and definitely doesn't respect him, much less his stunts.

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