If broadcasters need to find a reason for services like Aereo to exist, this one's as good as any: The latest update to ABC's streaming app will live stream the Academy Awards on Sunday, but only for a select group of cable subscribers.
If you weren't already excited for Apple's media event in San Francisco today, it's time to get excited: The company has announced it will be streaming the shindig live to the Mac, iOS and Apple TV devices.
It is no secret that Apple heavily controls which apps are approved for download or sale in the iOS App Store. To some, Cupertino controls so much that it is a point of criticism, claiming Apple maintains a walled-in garden that prevents innovation. Many others, however, enjoy the high quality apps that are safe and work flawlessly with their devices. The issue becomes much more fuzzy, however, when Apple approves an app that violates someone's intellectual property or rights; if damages were incurred, who should pay? Invariably, Apple, along with their golden checkbook, is called onto the legal pitch, which is just what happened a few days ago in Thailand. Will Apple escape with just a yellow card, or will they settle this dispute with a penalty check?
Tomorrow's the big day. Apple's holding its September 10 announcement event, and rumors suggest that we'll see the announcement of the iPhone 5S, the low-cost iPhone 5C, the "gold" iPhone 5S, and iOS 7 itself. As usual, we'll be covering the event and publishing articles online as we hear the news, but if you want to follow along yourself, we've provided a few links to help.
In a now-annual tradition, an icon for the iTunes Festival has popped up on the Apple TV, along with a companion app available from the App Store so music fans who can't be in London next month can watch the monthlong series of free concerts.
It only took a day, but Apple's iOS 6.1.3 release on Tuesday is already embroiled in drama, once again centered around a lock screen bug that could potentially allow intruders to circumvent the built-in security method. But hey, Apple also managed to delight mobile music lovers by incorporating Audiobus support into GarageBand on Wednesday, so that's got to count for something… right?
Apple may only be promising a "little more to show" today, but the company is apparently planning to do it in a big way, pushing out a new channel to the Apple TV for tuning in live to today's special event.
You've watched countless videos of adorable puppies, cute kitties, and all other things that make you go "Awwww…" Or perhaps video bloopers of people enduring things gone wrong that make you realize perhaps you didn't have such a bad day after all. Now YouTube is venturing further into a new avenue…a live streaming platform.