The Good Redbox Instant is great for managing your rentals, bookmarking movies you want to watch, and as long as you can find one, it's great for watching a movie instantly.
The Bad The Redbox Instant catalog is not nearly as large as Netflix's, which is already small compared with its rental catalog.
The Bottom Line The Redbox app is useful for renting movies and managing your account, but for streaming movies, Netflix has a bigger catalog.
Redbox Instant is perfect for subscribers, but the streaming catalog is less than stellar
To get started, you'll need to be a subscriber or you'll need to create an account with Redbox using your credit card for access (just like Netflix); the good news is you get a one-month free trial to see if you want to stay on board.
Layoffs strike as Firefox's Mozilla reworks Asian operations
The nonprofit's cuts focus the Taiwan office more on regional priorities like an Android browser in Indonesia and less on global work to improve Firefox.
Want true privacy? You need to check out this browser
Unsettled by Trump's rollback of internet privacy? Startup Brave is working to build Tor's privacy technology directly into its browser.
iOS 9 will run on all iOS 8-compatible devices
Apple announced iOS 9 today with loads of new features and improvements. However, the biggest surprise is that the new version of the mobile operating system doesn't exclude any more existing devices than did its predecessor, iOS 8.
Apple devices that aren't compatible with iOS 8
Apple's iOS 8 brings a number of new software enhancements to the iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, a handful of its older mobile devices won't be able to run the update.
Best streaming-video apps for iOS
I take a look at the best apps on iOS for watching YouTube videos, movies, and TV shows from around the Web.
The major players in mobile payments
A who's who of the most recent partnerships for the hot, and rapidly growing, mobile payments sector.
Motorola's Droid: The Hummer of smartphones
The Droid smartphone is a departure from competing models, but it's not an altogether successful effort. Here's why.
iPhone 3GS: Fantastic but flawed
The iPhone 3GS shows how great mobile devices can be, but battery life and carrier woes make the experience suboptimal.
CES Day 0: Webware wrapup
Windows goes Live, Dish gets Sling, LG streams Netflix, and more from the Media Day onslaught ahead of the show's official opening.
Fixing Windows Mobile
Microsoft's mobile operating system remains a lame duck. What can be done to make it better?
Wireless carriers: You can't install apps on our phones, and it's for your own good
At the Under the Radar confab, a panel of U.S. wireless carrier representatives justify closed systems.
To beat Apple, RIM must stop favoring AT&T
If Research In Motion really wants its BlackBerrys to compete with Apple's iPhones, it should take advantage of other carriers that need to compete.