Friday, December 7, 2012

Media app updates: the Sun-Times updates its line of tablet apps; Netflix continues improvement of iOS app

The Sun-Times got to crow a bit as its rival, the Tribune announced that it would once again begin using the firm Journatic, despite having to suspend using the firm just five months ago for plagiarism.

The Chicago area daily newspaper also got around to updating its line of tablet editions: its main news tablet edition, Bears Extra, Bulls Extra and Splash.

The update fixes bugs and allows for faster rendering on the original iPad.
Netflix updated its universal app to improve performance and fix bugs. Of course, sometimes it is hard to see the improvements to an app once it has been around for awhile. But it important to point out that the Netflix app's reliability is becoming pretty much taken for granted at this point.

Marco Arment has updated his original app, Instapaper. Now priced at $3.99, the new update fixes bugs, some of which are listed in the app description – though only the techies would understand what Arment is talking about.