HBO Stories May 27, 2015

Kindle for iOS adds a new font for digital screens, HBO Go now supports HDMI playback

Two interesting app updates out today that make enjoying media from your iOS device even better.

On the reading front, Amazon has updated its Kindle for iOS app to include a font called Bookerly that it says was designed especially for reading on a digital screen. The font, which was first made available on its Kindle Fire devices, is described by Amazon as “warm and contemporary.”

HBO Stories May 14, 2015

Following the release of HBO’s new HBO Now app for its $14.99/month standalone streaming service, today the company updated its main HBO GO app with a similar, long-awaited redesign.

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HBO Stories May 5, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iOttie iPhone 6 Car Mount + Dual USB Car Charger $13, Lexar 128GB microSD $86, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

iOttie Easy View iPhone 6 Car Mount + RapidVolt Dual USB Car Charger $13 shipped ($24 value)

Lexar 128GB Micro-SD Card (95MB/s) for 4K video recording, more for $86 shipped

Samsung’s new SD cards bring faster speeds, larger storage for 4K video and photography

OtterBox announces new Symmetry Series folio style cases for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini

Review: iOttie’s Active Edge bike mount safely puts your iPhone front and center, exclusive 30% promo code

More new gear from today:

Stream Amazon Prime Instant Video movies and TV shows at 30,000-ft in the air w/ no extra fees

More deals still alive:

Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb $35 Shipped (Orig. $50, CA Tax Only)

New products & more:

GE’s new lightbulbs have HomeKit compatibility and will help you sleep better

nexpaq’s iPhone 6 case enables killer features to be added and removed on-the-fly

HBO Stories April 7, 2015

HBO’s new standalone streaming service called HBO NOW has officially launched on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. HBO NOW allows subscribers to watch the premium network’s movies and TV shows online. The service is similar to Netflix as it’s delivered over a high-speed Internet connection rather than cable or satellite and doesn’t require long-term committments through contracts. Here’s how to get HBO NOW works: expand full story

HBO Stories March 17, 2015

With rumors flying about an Apple television subscription service in the works for release this year, new details have started to emerge about what kinds of deals the tech company will make with its content partners. The NY Post says that these deals will involve Apple turning over certain data about its users to programmers to help solidify its agreements.

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HBO Stories October 16, 2014

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Just one day after HBO announced that it would be offering a web-only subscription at some point next year, CBS has played leap-frog by announcing the immediate availability of a $5.99/month web & app subscription offering on-demand access to almost all content.

CBS All Access will offer subscribers thousands of episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream local CBS Television stations live in 14 of the largest U.S. markets at launch.

CBS All Access is available beginning today at CBS.com and on mobile devices through the CBS App for iOS and Android.

Cable companies have long shied away from offering access to popular, current programming without demanding that you sign-up to cable access first. But broadcasters now seem to be recognizing that it isn’t just cord-cutting that threatens their existing models, it’s also ‘cord nevers’ – young people who simply aren’t signing up for cable subscriptions in the first place, preferring to get their TV fix online …  expand full story

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