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Topic: Sony

Movie studios talk $30 rentals for films still in theaters as Apple pushes for content on iTunes

03/22/2017, 12:03 pm

Hollywood studios are reportedly showing "greater flexibility" in negotiations with theater chains about the prospect of early movie rentals -- something that could affect Apple, which is also allegedly pursuing early streaming via the iTunes Store.

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Apple execs looking to recruit TV & movie producers for 'transformative' change - report

03/03/2017, 11:03 am

Senior Apple executives have been talking to big-name Hollywood TV and film producers in the past two weeks in a bid to recruit them, a new report claims, as part of what could be a more ambitious video strategy.

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iPhone camera maker Sony introduces new optics capable of 1000fps full HD slow motion video

02/07/2017, 11:02 am

Sony, a supplier of camera modules used by Apple, has unveiled a new image sensor for smartphones that has its own onboard DRAM, allowing it to capture HD video at far higher frame rates than current generation smartphones are capable of filming.

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Sony to release six games for iOS & Android in next financial year

12/07/2016, 10:12 am

Taking a cue from Nintendo, Sony's PlayStation division is reportedly aiming to launch six games for iOS and Android in the financial year starting in April.

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As Apple shows interest in AR/VR, PlayStation VR's strong start suggests price beats performance

11/29/2016, 10:11 am

The latest --and more affordable -- high-profile entrant into the emerging virtual reality space, PlayStation VR, is off to a successful start, suggesting consumers are more interested in advanced VR technology if it's available in a simple and economical product.

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PlayStation Vue subscription streaming service launches on Apple TV App Store

11/17/2016, 03:11 pm

Following availability on iOS and the PlayStation 4 game console, Sony on Thursday expanded its PlayStation Vue cable cutting service to the Apple TV.

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Sony pledges to launch over five iOS games by March 2018

10/14/2016, 01:10 pm

Sony on Friday revealed that it's developing over five new games for iOS and Android, competing against Nintendo for a share of the increasingly important mobile gaming world.

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Sony, Nokia proxy company awarded $3 million in latest round of patent battles with Apple

09/21/2016, 02:09 pm

Another long-term Apple legal battle with a patent holding company has concluded its latest step, with a jury ruling that Apple has violated ring-silencing patents, granting a $3 million damages award to proxy company MobileMedia Ideas.

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Sony brings wireless PS4 DualShock 4 controller support to Mac with new $25 dongle

08/23/2016, 03:08 pm

Mac gamers will gain full functionality with Sony's DualShock 4 controller, including touchpad, vibration, and stereo headset jack -- via a new USB wireless adapter priced at $24.99.

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Sony readies its first aftermarket receiver with Apple CarPlay support

08/22/2016, 03:08 pm

Expanding CarPlay's so-far limited number of aftermarket upgrade options, Sony has announced the XAV-AX100, its first receiver to support the Apple platform.

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Apple may turn to LG with Sony lagging in dual-lens camera modules for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

05/20/2016, 04:05 pm

Because of production problems, Sony is behind schedule in producing dual-lens camera modules for Apple, which may turn to LG to provide the majority of initial modules for this year's 5.5-inch "Plus" iPhone, a research analyst claimed on Friday.

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Sony revamps Crackle iOS app with AirPlay & Apple Watch support, Facebook Messenger gets group voice calls

04/20/2016, 04:04 pm

Sony on Wednesday updated its Crackle video streaming app for iOS with many new features, including AirPlay and Apple Watch support, while Facebook began rolling out group voice calls for Messenger.

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Japan earthquake halts some iPhone camera production, but little disruption expected

04/18/2016, 09:04 am

An earthquake centered near Japan's Kyushu island has forced Apple supplier Sony to close its Kumamoto image sensor factory -- which supplies components for use in the iPhone -- indefinitely, but the company does not believe deliveries will be affected.

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How to: Set up PS4's new Remote Play feature on Mac

04/06/2016, 07:04 pm

Sony on Wednesday released a firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console, introducing a long-awaited Remote Play feature that lets gamers use their PC or Mac as a second screen device. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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Sony to bring popular PlayStation titles to Apple's iOS in Asia and Japan

03/24/2016, 12:03 pm

Like its rival Nintendo, Sony appears to be taking a soft approach to the lucrative smartphone gaming market, announcing on Thursday that it will bring some PlayStation titles to iPhone gamers in Japan and Asia.

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Macs will be able to stream PS4 games over Wi-Fi 'soon,' Sony says

03/01/2016, 10:03 am

PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to stream their games to a Mac or Windows PC via the console's Remote Play feature, Sony announced on Tuesday.

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Sony says dual-lens camera tech launching with 'major smartphone players' in next year

02/03/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple's image sensor supplier, Sony, is expecting its dual-lens camera technology to be launched by "major smartphone players" within the next year, according to comments by the company's CFO.

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Apple supplier Sony takes hit in December quarter on lower image sensor sales

01/29/2016, 02:01 pm

Although PlayStation sales and cost-cutting measures helped Sony's operating profits rise 11 percent overall in the December quarter, it suffered setbacks in image sensor production, which could reflect lower orders from Apple for the iPhone.

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Deals: B&H's Super Bowl big screen TV super sale; $50-$70 off Mac minis; $30 off iPad mini 4

01/26/2016, 11:01 am

In anticipation of next month's Super Bowl, B&H for the next few days is bringing back Black Friday pricing and bonus incentives (free Gift Cards, free WD Passport Drives, free Soundbars, free Tvs) on a huge selection of Samsung, Sony XBR, LG, and VIZIO big-screen TV sets -- all with free shipping and no sales tax outside NY. Plus 13" MacBook Airs for $899 and Mac minis from $449.

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Apple camera supplier Sony picks up Toshiba's image sensor business for $155M

12/04/2015, 12:12 pm

Sony on Friday confirmed the takeover of Toshiba's image sensor business, in a deal that could potentially reinforce its position as a supplier for cameras in Apple devices.

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