There have been a lot of great films released since the year 2000, but some of them stood above the rest and elevated the medium to a whole new level of storytelling. These are the 25 best films of the 21st century according to film critics around the globe, and where you can watch them for yourself.
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Dear Lifehacker, I watch most of my content via two Apple TVs (third and fourth gen). What has me puzzled is that they both stream Netflix in HD silky smooth, and movies via iTunes are downloaded minutes after starting them. TV series via iTunes on the other hand are painfully slow, usually taking around 60-200 minutes for a half hour show to become watchable in SD.
Mobile document scanners are possibly the most boring apps imaginable, so it's puzzling they're also some of the most awful, sleazy and confusing apps you can download. It should be simple: Scan receipts, digitise notes, sync to the cloud, that's it. Useful, but not exciting. But there are dozens, all nearly identical. Some are free. Others are a couple of bucks. Most have in-app purchases. All of them are confusing as hell.
Some people who have an Apple ID will never use it to purchase anything — sticking instead to the free apps on the service. If this is the case, why do you always have to add a credit card just to set up an account? It's not easy, but a workaround does exist to create an Apple ID without entering your credit card.
Mac: We've seen a variety of menu bar apps for controlling iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio, but for whatever reason they don't seem to stay updated and working for long. Plaaying's a new app that gives you control over your music player and should continue working because of its custom album artwork system.