5 posts tagged API
Is it me of this update marks the first time an application gets Siri support without an operating system update?
I love bonus content - making of, creative process, deleted scenes, bloopers, and all the rest - as much, if not sometimes much more, than the TV shows and movies themselves. It’s why Hollywood succeeded, on numerous occasions, in scamming me into buying the same movie more than once - the initial release, and then the bonus-laden special edition that followed. The idea of all that content in digital download form is incredibly enticing. Not being able to access it on the best possible device to really enjoy it, the Apple TV, is beyond frustrating.
Agreed. I’m the same way. I used to live for director commentaries on DVD but now that I rent/buy almost all my films through the Apple TV, there’s no option to get those. Ridiculous.
You are right but I think Apple must implement things on the ATV box that may require a lot of effort… I’m thinking about navigation… How do you allow a user to navigate within iTunes Extras with a remote? This is not a simple question to answer IMHO.
Although we claim to be a grouping of people with a vested interest in explosive change and innovation, we’re also the same people who rely upon fragile productivity hacks, third-party software acting as OS features, and so forth. Our workflows and lifestyles cling to the status quo, whilst our words praise change and the future.
iOS 7 — just like any other new take on an old problem — ought to make you feel uncomfortable. Upon seeing the new icons and Candyland-esque palette, you ought to register an emotional response. That’s precisely the goal. Moreover, it’s precisely what we’ve been wanting for years.
The tech community editorialized, criticized, and predicted Apple’s demise for years because iOS was getting “stale” and Apple was “falling behind.” Now that Apple answered the call with a true reboot—a new 1.0 that is not complete but lays an exciting new foundation—the only thing far too many in tech can do is complain.
To be truthful, I was calling for change with the rest of them. But I’m not upset about what Apple changed in iOS 7, I’m thrilled. If anything, I think it didn’t change enough.
There are certainly a lot to be done within iOS.
Surprise statement by Tim Cook yesterday regarding Apple openness or closeness. According to him, Apple is willing to open up a bit but without compromising security and user experience. That being said, I think Mr. Cook is specifically referring to a new feature in iOS 7: allowing the user to set default apps for well defined tasks like managing mails, surfing the web, and the like. Mark my words.
The CW Network is bringing its shows to the Apple TV with a new app, reports Deadline. That makes it the first TV network to make its content directly available to viewers on the set-top box rather…
I call this: market experimentation. Apple is definitely testing a lot of things with its Apple TV: markets, TV app designs, APIs, etc.
[Update]: Is Apple ready for ATV SDK announcements at WWDC 2013?