Starz – home of Outlander, Black Sails (Pictured above) and the upcoming American Gods – has launched its Starz digital retail service, providing Starz streaming subscriptions directly to consumers and offering the first-ever download capabilities from a premium pay TV streaming service.
Subscribers can access Starz via Apple® and Google ‘Virtually Unlimited Download Capability for Original Series and Movies.’ Follow the jump for details.
Beginning in early July, Showtime will be offered over the internet as a standalone streaming service. Apple will be its first partner – iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Apple TV® users will be able to subscribe to Showtime as a stand-alone service on the Showtime app anywhere in the U.S., for one monthly price ($10.99) to view on all Apple devices.
The launch will be timed to coincide with the new seasons of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex. For more, follow the jump.
There’s no need to watch today’s spoogefest known as the Apple Media Event, I will tell you exactly what’s going to be in the iPad 3 in less than 200 words – It’s going to be the same as the iPad 2 only:
Same internals as the iPhone 4s – so slightly faster processor, improved camera
The Smart Cover will now have a back (oooh, aaaahhhh)
Higher Rez screen
Media will spooge their pants, talk about how innovative and “major” the enhancements are and Apple’s stock will go up another 10%. That’s it, those are your major announcements from today’s iPad 3 event.No need to spend an hour watching.
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One of the things about the iPhone, iPod and iPad as music devices is that they come with the worst, most uncomfortable headphones you could possibly get. Over the years I’ve tried numerous headsets from all price ranges and brands. From $19 Sony Ear Buds to $300 Bose’s over the ear noise cancelling headsets. Turns out the best headphones for your iDevices does not come from one of the name brand companies – Sony, Bose, Apple, or event Beats. No, the best headset available for all things “i” are from a small company called Phiaton. The Phiaton PS 300 are the best and most comfortable headphones that I’ve ever tested.
How does apple do it? Manage to generate such hype over a nothing announcement. All the tech press went gaga yesterday with speculation at what this major announcement that we would never forget would be and what is it? The Beatles is finally on iTunes. This may have been a big deal three or four years ago, but considering the Media blitz The Beatles had last year with Rock Band and all of their music being re-released on Re-mastered CDs, this feels too little, to late and certainly not an announcement that will change my life.
If you have an idea for an iPhone game or app but don’t know how to create one yourself, MEDL Mobile is around to help. The company has a new App Incubator program that lets you submit your idea for your great game. If they like it, they’ll develop it for you. You can submit via their App Incubator app or using their website. They also have a Story Boarding tool (a PDF file) that lets you sketch your idea out frame by frame. They have already achieved success with their new game Jungly Jump, which quickly became a hit and featured selection in the App Store.