Disney’s new Movies Anywhere app integrates with iTunes to fight UltraViolet

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While the digital music world is mostly great right now, digital movies are another matter entirely. UltraViolet is great in concept, but awful in practice. iTunes is fine if all you have are Apple devices, but it falls short in multi-platform support with its studio-mandated DRM. Disney’s Movies Anywhere is an attempt to integrate with iTunes, but also to bring better support.

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jOBS Biopic Scheduled to Hit Theaters in April

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The first of two biographical films starring Ashton Kutcher is set to start showing in theaters this April, according to ArsTechnica. Open Road Films announced Thursday that it would be distributing the film, which mainly focuses on the late Jobs’ life from 1971 to 2000.

Premiering at the closing night of the Sundance film festival later this month, jOBS is directed by Michael Stern and written by Matt Whiteley.

The movie is the first of two films, and isn’t to be confused with the other Steve Jobs film that is slated to be coming soon — the one written by Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson’s biography.

As Ars has pointed out, it’s fairly odd that both films seem to have completely ignored the most recent decade of Jobs’ life. One could argue that the 00′s were the most important years for Apple and that 3 important products — the iPhone, iPod, and MacBook Air — redefined their respective areas of technology.

What do you think about the movie? Are you interested in going to see how well Ashton Kutcher can play the character?

[ArsTechnica]

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