HBO’s long-awaited standalone subscription service is coming next month, and Apple TV has been announced as the company’s “exclusive” launch device. Viewers will be able to watch HBO Now from web browsers, but Apple TV is the only streaming box getting it to start. An app for iPhone and iPad will be released, as well. “All you need to get HBO Now is a broadband connection and an Apple device,” said HBO CEO Richard Plepler. Priced at $14.99 per month, HBO Now will offer access to HBO’s entirely library of original shows and also its large catalog of feature films.
The mysteries surrounding Apple’s new wearable are over.
At the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Apple revealed what future watch-wearers had been wanting to know for months: when it was going to be available, how much it would cost, and what comes with it.
If you need a refresher, the Apple Watch
is one of (if not the) most customizable product the company has made, with three different base models, two sizes, and half-a-dozen different watch colors and strap bands.
The models come with a range of apps, including many that mirror what’s on the iPhone (including Contacts, Maps, and Music), along with its voice-activated assistant Siri. It alsoworks with Apple Pay, the company’s own contactless payments service, and a health monitor with two dedicated apps.
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A grieving son has accused Apple of having an ‘utter lack of understanding and discretion’ after the company refused to unlock his dead mother’s iPad – and asked for written permission from her.
Josh Grant, 26, from London, became the co-executor of his mother Anthea Grant’s will and estate with his brother Patrick when she passed away from breast cancer, aged 59, earlier this year.
He said his mother enjoyed playing games on the iPad after her husband died in 2010 and said she liked its raft of new security measures since updating to iOS7.
However, when the brothers contacted Apple following their mother’s death on January 19, they were told they would need ‘written permission’ from their mother to access the account.
In this weeks Digital Divas episode, we profiled Technology Diva Carrie Borchers on her career journey in sales and technology. Carrie began by telling how she first entered the world of technology. She graduated with a liberal arts degree, an undergraduate degree in Psychology and minor in Spanish and Dance. Her first job out of college was at the Boy Scouts of America as a Business Development Manager.
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