Posts Tagged ‘night’

Yep, It’s Looking Like an iPad Christmas

November 29, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Apple isn’t known for its sales, so when it does one, it’s news. Today it unveiled its Black Friday deals available both on its online store and at its retail stores around most of the world in a promotional email to customers. Basically if you buy an iPad, Mac or iPod, and you get an Apple gift-card worth between $50 and $150. And if you buy online but live near an Apple store, you have the option of picking up your purchase at the store today. Otherwise you can skip the crowds and take advantage of free shipping. While technically they’re not discounts, you can apply the value of the gift card to your purchase, and thus turn it into one. I started the process of buying an iPad Air plus a smart cover today from within the Apple Store app on my iPhone and by default, the app applied a $75 reduction. Here’s the rundown: Buying any iPad Air gets you a $75 gift card, while an iPad mini gets you a $50 card. Buy a Mac, either an iMac, a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, and you’ll get a $150 gift card. An iPod touch will get you a $50 a gift card; An iPod nano of Apple TV gets you a $25 gift card. The deal also applies for a few accessories, some Apple made, some from third parties. An Apple Time Capsule will get you a $50 gift card.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 Marks Giant Leap (In Screen Size) for Windows Phone

November 28, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

What’s big and red (or yellow, or white, or black), makes calls and plays movies, and doubles as a butter dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Why, it’s Nokia’s latest Windows Phone device, the Lumia 1520 , of course. And I’m just kidding about the butter dish part — sort of. The Lumia 1520, which is available now from AT&T for $200 on contract, is Nokia’s first foray into the world of “phablets” — those hybrid devices that try to be both smartphone and tablet. Till now, the largest screen to appear on a Windows Phone handset measured 4.5 inches. But the Lumia 1520 ups the ante with a six-inch full-HD display, which I found great for watching movies, reading text and even working on documents. But, as one would expect, it also makes for a large device. Not Samsung Galaxy Mega big, but big enough that it’s cumbersome to hold and carry

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CBS Soars With Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

November 27, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

There are three certainties to be gleaned from the classic Rankin/Bass holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: 1) Bumbles bounce ,

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Broadcasters Hope Midseason Replacements Will Keep Them Afloat

November 25, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

As November sweeps begin to recede in the rearview mirror, the Big Four networks are eager to put some distance between themselves and the first two months of the 2013-14 TV season. While it hasn’t been an unmitigated disaster—ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox can each lay claim to at least one new hit—the vast majority of freshman series have proven to be flops. That said, the embrace of limited series (industry argot for the 13-episode arcs popularized by the cable networks) and an “always on” programming strategy has broadcasters prepared for the worst. So, while a half-dozen new series this season have already been canceled—and another four may as well be—there are plenty of midseason entries ready to plug the gaps. Fourth-place ABC has no fewer than five series lined up for midseason . Buyers are particularly taken with the atmospheric and unsettling serialized drama Resurrection , which joins ABC’s Sunday night lineup March 9. The talk of the upfront, this meditative mystery is also the night’s priciest new series, commanding as much as $142,000 per 30-second spot. Also on deck: Killer Women (Jan.

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SNL’s Cecily Strong Learned She Got the Job From Reading the N.Y. Times

November 25, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Lady Gaga Ignites ‘SNL’ for Highest Ratings of the Season

November 18, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Auds went gaga for Lady Gaga last night, as her hosting gig helped "Saturday Night Live" match its best overnight rating since March.

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Broadway Review: ‘Richard III/Twelfth Night’

November 11, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

What sounds like a gimmick — a troupe of Shakespearean actors getting into costume and makeup in full view of the audience — turns out to be a stroke of genius when executed by the all-male company from Shakespeare’s Globe in residence at Broadway’s Belasco Theater.  Toplined by Mark Rylance (“Jerusalem”), who plays the title monarch in... Read more

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Lady Gaga to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

October 31, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The rumors are true: Lady Gaga is set to host “Saturday Night Live,” and perform as the musical guest on the latenight program’s Nov. 16 broadcast. Episode will mark Gaga’s third appearance as a musical guest on the NBC show, and first time hosting. Her gig as “SNL’s” host will arrive just days after the... Read more

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Stars Power 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

October 22, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“In the words of a famous countryman of mine, John Lennon, ‘All you need is love,’” said “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen upon receiving his Hollywood Breakout Director Award, the first award of the night presented at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. And indeed, the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was... Read more

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CBS Delivers With Thursday Comedy Block

October 18, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

With four weeks of data on the books, CBS’ new two-hour Thursday night comedy block appears to be one of the season’s few unambiguous success stories. Anchored by The Big Bang Theory , the chuckle stack averaged a hearty 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demo, practically trebling NBC’s parallel block (1.1).

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