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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Must Read: Apple TV Gets Disney, Laser Movie Projectors and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire August 27, 2013 at 1:28PM

The New York Times plans a live webcast with the "House of Cards" team; Apple TV gets a Disney app, and more tech news for filmmakers (and film fans).
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Apple We Want A New iPhone!

1. Laser Movie Projector: Seattle Cinerama, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, will soon become the first commercial movie theater to have a permanent laser projector installed, according to Variety, which reports that Seattle Cinerama purchased a 4k digital laser projector from projector maker Christie Digital.

2. Apple TV Gets Disney: Good news for Apple TV users. The streaming service just added new apps including Disney, Weather Channel and Vevo. The only bummer is that you need to have a pay TV subscription with a big cable provider to get access to Disney Channel's live feed, along with on-demand options. In June, Apple TV added HBO and ESPN to its app offerings.

3. New iPhones?: Rumors, rumors and more rumors regarding new iPhones. First, there was faux news about Apple unveiling the new iPhone 5S on September 10 and now there is buzz circulating about Apple possibly launching an iPhone trade-in program next month. They may just be rumors, but frankly, it's time to trade in my iPhone 4!

4. Vine Gets Better: Now that Vine has passed the 40 million user mark, it will be interesting to see how the Twitter-owned video app evolves. Om Malik writes persuasively and comprehensively about how Vine and its six second videos have changed the viewing experience and created a new breed of video "stars."

5. Times Talks "House of Cards": Calling all "House of Cards" fans: Tomorrow, Wednesday August 28 from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. ET, New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich will conduct an exclusive live interview on the set of the Netflix political drama, with star and executive producer Kevin Spacey, co-star Robin Wright and producer-writer Beau Willimon. The interview will stream as a live webcast as part of TimesTalks.

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