Some big streaming new for Apple TV. Apple announced deals to bring a couple major partners onboard. HBO Go and WatchESPN have been available on the iOS for a while, and recently HBO Go permitted viewing content via AirPlay on an Apple TV. Full app support makes for a nice compliment to Hulu and Netflix for on-demand content.
The announcement isn't attractive for wire cutters and a cable subscription will be required to access both HBO Go and WatchESPN.
HBO GO users get unlimited access to their favorite HBO shows, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, documentaries, comedy specials and more. This includes full seasons of the best of HBO, plus bonus features and special behind-the-scenes extras. HBO GO on Apple TV requires a subscription to HBO through participating television providers.
WatchESPN on Apple TV delivers a one-stop video destination for sports fans with live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line to those who receive ESPN’s networks as part of their video subscription from affiliated providers. Popular sports and fan-favorite shows include college football and basketball, Monday Night Football, MLB, NBA, major golf tournaments, all four Grand Slam tennis events, SportsCenter, PTI and more. Additionally, curated on-demand video featuring the most recent and relevant content—including highlights and news clips from ESPN.com as well as short-form segments from programs such as E:60, Outside The Lines, SC Featured, Sport Science and others—will be accessible through WatchESPN for the first time via Apple TV to all users.
Sky News on Apple TV delivers a live 24/7 news feed to users in the US, UK and Ireland, including breaking news and headlines from business, politics, entertainment and more. In addition to the live feed, users can catch up on specific stories at any time via the extensive on-demand news library.
Crunchyroll, the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media, will allow subscribers worldwide to watch the latest HD shows one hour after they air in Japan. Qello, a leading on-demand streaming service for HD concerts and music documentaries, offers free or paid subscriptions to music fans worldwide. New users can sign up for Crunchyroll and Qello instantly on Apple TV.
TonymacX86 posted Chimera version 2.1 which adds some critical new functionality. The update brings support for Intel's Haswell CPUs, among other things.
The update allows preliminary support for building Hackintosh machines running Intel's newest CPUs. Full support will come when Apple updates Mac OS X, as right now new the MacBook Air have a patched version of OS X 10.8.4 to run on Haswell.
Also added is preliminary boot support for the beta of OS X Mavericks and detection of AMD's higher end 7xxx graphics cards.
Facebook 6.2 for iOS now allows users to change the privacy status of a post. So, if users can make a photo private or public after it's been posted right from the app, for example. Also noteworthy are new emoticon for quickly sharing your "status."
Full update details below:
• Add icons to status updates to show what you're feeling, reading, watching and more (English only)
• Easily change who can see something you've shared
• Start a new conversation with photos you receive in messages
• Bug fixes.
Whenever you receive an important email, simply open it and click on the Web Clipper. The email, along with any attached files, will be saved to Evernote. The Web Clipper grabs only what it can see, so if you want to clip all parts of the conversation, be sure to expand the thread.
You’ll also be able to place it into your notebook of choice, assign any relevant tags and add a note.
Evernote is a powerful tool and this Gmail interface seems pretty convenient. Gmail gives basically unlimited email space and it's easy to just use it as a dumping ground for everything. Being able to quickly and easily clip and then organize the most important stuff certain can be useful.
Note that this is a Chrome extension, so you'll have to be running with that browser for the system to work.
Simon & Schuster will launch the paperback version of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs bio on September 10. The book will include an updated afterword, presumably with new info since its original hardcover release, and also an updated cover. The new cover features a young Steve Jobs with a similar pose as the hardcover.
Kara Swisher for All Things D:
But new art, taken by Norman Seeff in 1984, should attract a lot of attention. The original striking and simple black-and-white photo of Jobs on the hardcover jacket of “Steve Jobs” — which was taken by Albert Watson in 2006 — showed the legendary tech figure later in his life and was an image Jobs approved. The new one has Jobs in the exact same thumb-on-chin pose, with the exact same intense gaze that he was well known for.
- Hundreds of new features in new versions of the apps you love, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Adobe Muse CC, Dreamweaver CC, Edge Animate CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and more. Your Creative Cloud membership includes more than 30 tools and services that enable professional-grade content creation and delivery across print, web, mobile apps, video and photography.
- The new Creative Cloud app for your desktop, which keeps your entire creative world in sync and organized. Download and manage the latest product updates, keep tabs on your work and your followers on Behance, and more – all right from your desktop.
- The ability to sync your application settings to Creative Cloud. Whether you use a Mac or PC —or both! — you can synchronize your workspace settings — including things like preferences, presets, brushes, and libraries. No more tedious fussing with your apps on a new computer. Just log in, sync, and get back to work.
- Integration with Behance, the world’s leading creative community. Members are able to publish their portfolios, follow others, publish work-in-progress from within a growing number of CC apps, and solicit feedback from a worldwide community of over 1.4 million creatives. And now, stay connected with the world’s best creative work with the Behance mobile app for iOS.
- A Behance Prosite for Creative Cloud member. Create a personalized, professional looking, dynamic web site in minutes to show off your work and build your brand.
- The new Adobe Kuler iPhone app, so you can share your color themes and explore thousands of others available on the Kuler website. Sync your favorite themes, and they’ll be accessible immediately in Illustrator CC. We’ll be rolling out support for synced color themes in other CC apps later this year.
- The updated Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition that extends InDesign CC and allows you to create iPad apps without writing code.
- Over 200 new tutorials added to Creative Cloud Learn to help customers get up and running quickly. And the all new Creative Voices videos that give you a glimpse into the lives of some of the most creative minds in the world.
Adobe's subscription plan is controversial as these new version are only available with monthly or annual fees. And the pricing is a bit steep for such an on-going commitment. A single app runs $20/mo while the whole suite is $50. That includes 20 GB of cloud storage and latest versions of software. Adobe is offering a special for existing Creative Suite customers that trim costs down a bit. If you're a CS6 owner, for example, the suite will run you $20/mo on a yearly commitment.
After signing in to an Office 365 account, you can access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from anywhere. And, you can count on Office Mobile to keep all your content and formatting intact so the document still looks great when you're back on your PC or Mac.
Well, this is curious. Basically Office is finally available on iOS, but only if you have a Office 365 subscription. If you or your workplace uses 365, this seems pretty sweet. You can work with your documents from the cloud on your iPhone. But if you're just using the retail copy of Office for the Mac, which I'd guess a lot of Mac users do, there's not much for you here.
Office 365 Home Premium runs $100/year and includes the Office Suite and Skydrive for up to five computers.
The Office Mobile for Office 356 subscribers is for the iPhone/iPod touch. We'd assume an iPad version is in the works.
Matthew Panzarino for The Next Web on iOS 7's design
In fact, the designs are so different that you might even have been surprised that they came out of the same teams that were behind the home screen on iOS 6. Well, you’d be right. We’ve been talking to people all week about the new designs of iOS and multiple sources have given us a better picture of how it went down inside Apple in the last few months.
First of all, many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of Apple’s marketing and communications department, not the app design teams. From what we’ve heard, SVP of Design Jony Ive (also now Apple’s head of Human Interaction) brought the print and web marketing design team in to set the look and color palette of the stock app icons. They then handed those off to the app design teams who did their own work on the ‘interiors’, with those palettes as a guide.
When Apple's management was restructured the goal was promote collaboration across departments. Bringing the marketing and communication team into IOS design teams seems pretty remarkable.
Also, interesting, this may explain some of the inconsistencies in the first beta release:
We’ve also been hearing that there wasn’t a whole lot of communication between the various teams behind say, Mail and Safari. And that there were multiple teams inside each group that were competing with various designs, leading to what some see as inconsistencies in icon design. Those may well be hammered out in days ahead.