7 reasons Steve Jobs failed to meet its early Oscars buzz

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Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Steve Jobs wasn't the movie many fans hoped for.
Photo: François Duhamel/©2015 Universal Studios

It’s the Oscars this weekend, and if you’re an Apple fan, one question that lingers in the mind is what exactly happened to all the early awards buzz for Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic.

Initially hailed as one of 2015’s crowning cinematic achievements, the movie bombed at the box office and even registered on some “worst movies of the year” lists. Although it has picked up Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Supporting Actress (Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet), the movie failed to get put forward for Best Picture, while Sorkin was also a notable absence in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.

Having now seen Steve Jobs three times (twice at the theater and once on Blu-ray), here are my thoughts on why the flick was ultimately a disappointment.

Do-it-all video editing app goes free, just in time for the Oscars

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If you start work now, you'll be in line for "Best Picture" at next year's Academy Awards.
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More and more videos are being shot on iPhones and iPads, and if you’re looking for a great video editing app to help you make the most out of your footage, you’ll find it with Videoshop — the ultra-popular movie editing app which currently carries a 4.5-star rating in the App Store, following more than 2,100 reviews.

The best news? Right now, it’s available for free, down from its usual price of $1.99.

Pirate Bay adds ability to stream torrents in your web browser

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YAAAR mateys! The Pirate Bay is now streaming.
YAAAR mateys! The Pirate Bay is now streaming.
Photo: The Pirate Bay

The world’s largest torrenting site is making it easier than ever to watch all the movies and tv shows your too cheap to pay for.

Starting today, visitors of the Pirate Bay can use a new plugin called Torrents Time that allows you to stream torrents directly in your browser so you don’t need to download anything.

Android Pay’s awesome rewards program offers free content and Chromecasts

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Google’s answer to Apple Pay may have been late to the game, but it’s already leading the way with a new rewards program — and it’s awesome.

Dubbed “Tap 10,” the program offers up free Google Play content simply for using Android Pay on a regular basis, and there’s even a mention of Chromecast giveaways.

Bridget Jones ditches her diary for an iPad in new movie

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Move over Darcy, Bridget Jones only has eyes for her iPad.
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Is there a single company existence which manages to get more publicity from third parties than Apple?

Universal Pictures has just released its first image for the upcoming Renee Zellweger movie Bridget Jones’ Baby, and… frankly, it looks a whole lot like an advert for the iPad Air 2.