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Apple TV, TiVo to stream video in new waysNew cloud-sharing features are expected in Apple TV and TiVo, leaked images provide a hint of a new Kindle Fire, and Ink provides an alternative to Apple's now-defunct Cards app.
It's time to share your video streams through the cloud. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. The Apple TV set-top box looks like it'll get a software upgrade at the same time iOS 7 launches on September 18th. The blog, All Things Digital, is reporting that Apple TV will have a new feature that lets you stream content purchased from the iTunes Store to any person's TV, not just the one you own. The AirPlay streaming is done through the cloud and it could mean that a digital movie you purchased can be easily shared to a friend or family member even in another state, but details are still vague. And TiVo is working on something similar. It has a new personal video recorder that saves a recorded program to a server online and that recorded show can then be shared with other TiVo users. More details on that are coming later in the week. We are expecting Amazon to release new Kindle Fire HD tablets in time for the holidays, but the blog, Boy Genius Report, is publishing leaked images of what it says is the next version, but these are not clear images. Parts of the tablet had been blacked out so that the device owner cannot be identified. If these images are real, the new Fire HD will look noticeably different on the outside with an angled edge and new buttons. It'll have a better display resolution and a quad-core processor along with 2 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of internal storage. These images are of a 7-inch model, but it's reported that the larger 8.9-inch model will be designed the same. Intel is coming out with new Atom processors for tablets that run Windows 8.1 and Android. Intel's Atom chips are known for being kind of slow when they're used to run Windows 8 tablets, but this is supposed to improve the performance, so we'll have to put it to the test to find out. As for Android, Intel says there will be new Android tablets with this chip that cost as low as $100 which is a pretty great price for a tablet. Let's see how long it takes for that to happen. Apple is no longer supporting the Cards app on iOS devices. The app was introduced in 2011 as an easy way to send a printed greeting card to someone from your phone using the photos that are saved on your phone. They came in different themes and Apple handled the mailing and postage for $3. The Mac users can still use iPhoto to order letterpress cards and other printed items, and the app Ink by Sincerely is still around. It's another way to design and mail postcards from a phone. It's good for quick messages or making your own postcard while you're traveling on vacation. That's your tech news update, but you can get more details on these stories at CNET.com/Update or follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.