From the early 1960s, mobile TV viewing was a dream, soon to be fuelled by the Space race, and by the early 1970s, investors such as Panasonic and Sinclair Research began to make it a reality. Fast forward to today and we have a myriad of channels and seemingly unlimited content.
One provider stands out over all the rest, especially in the UK — that of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC). Its content provision has consistently given us quality material, and expert presenting. What, then, of it’s flagship iPhone product (currently only available in the UK), BBC iPlayer? In an era where mobile video content is the norm and easily accessible, lets take a look to see how BBC iPlayer allows the wonderful transition from corner-of-the-room viewing to quality media content anywhere. (more…)
The way television is delivered to customers is slowly becoming archaic. Previously, in my old apartment, I was forced to use a small cable company to deliver my television entertainment. The company provided high definition but that was about all of the extra features it offered. They did not provide any extra features like viewing content on my iPhone or scheduling digital video recordings(DVR) through a website. Recently I moved into a house and I decided to try satellite. After comparing services I decided on Dish Network and their Hopper DVR
While Dish Network may not be perfect, I have been happy with their service and the Dish Anywhere app. It allows Dish Network subscribers to view featured content, browse the guide to see what is on, schedule and maintain DVR events, and also view live TV and DVR events with the optional Sling Adapter. Keep reading past the break to see if the Dish Anywhere app has been a welcome addition to my change in TV providers. (more…)
Nearly everyone in the world watches television, whether it be for five minutes a day to catch the news or to indulge in a favorite show. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services have tried to do away with traditional TV so you can conveniently watch it whenever you wish. The first two services even have some exclusive shows, but they’re far from watchable if you have any sense of taste. To that end, people continue to watch traditional TV because shows air there first, with a few exceptions.
For the people who need to find something to watch this evening, look up when the next episode of Doctor Who airs or need to know when to schedule TiVo for so as not to miss anything special, there are many an app for that. One in particular that interests me, however, is TV Guide Mobile. I know, when you hear that you think of an ugly website filled with too many canards. The app is actually much better though, starting with the design. Surely there’s more than that, right? Let’s find out. (more…)
The iPhone is an amazing device, and iTunes is pretty neat in itself, even if it’s not quite perfect. But one issue with the whole system is putting movies and TV shows on your iOS device.
Technically, the way to do it is to download your videos from iTunes, but what do you do with all of those DVDs that you already own? According to those fancy warnings at the beginning of every DVD and VHS tape I’ve ever seen, you’re not supposed to copy them no matter if you own them or not.
So what do you do? Do you buy your stuff from iTunes or just run the risk and burn your movies yourself? Let us know in the completely anonymous poll to the right.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Rnewde -TV Show Health Monitor. The developer describes Rnewde -TV Show Health Monitor as a way to let users monitor their favorite TV shows renewal chances while also creating a personalized TV guide which we call their Forecast. They are able to add new and old shows from our huge database and tag which episodes they have seen to stay caught up. Rnewde also leverages social networks like Facebook and Miso to populate your forecast for you as well as allowing for check-ins.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
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Yahoo Entertainment is a beautiful way to get your daily dose of Yahoo News. A major improvement to the browser experience, this app contains several sections, each with its own unique experience.
Some might see it as a random collection of interface clichés, but I couldn’t help but find it to be an attractive and enjoyable way to enjoy my new iPad. Read on to see what the app has to offer.
The AppleTV has been called Apple’s little project, but this year they decided to step things up and introduce a pretty cool little box. It streams Netflix, runs HD, and is smaller than an iPad.
Still, it seems like something is missing; Apple could do more with the concept, and really give it that Cupertino shine. In fact, Apple should just go ahead and build a real Apple Television.