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DISH TURNS IPADS INTO REMOTES — AND MORE

January 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

DISH Network, the satellite TV service, has launched a free app for the iPad that, when used in conjunction with its commercial-skipping Hopper DVR, eliminates the need for a remote. While the Hopper can only skip commercials on programs that users have recorded, the app also enhances live programming as well, the company said in […]

APPLE ALLOWS TWO BITTORRENT APPS

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Until now, Apple has refused to approve any app developed for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch that has anything to do with BitTorrent, explaining that “this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third-party rights.” However, TorrentFreak.com reported on Thursday that Apple has now permitted two BitTorrent-related apps, Conttrol and […]

ABC OFFERS FREE APP FOR WATCHING OSCARS

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Working with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ABC has updated the free iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch “Oscars” app it introduced last year that will allow viewers to access any of six cameras set up at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood for the Feb. 26 event presumably just for the online coverage. After downloading the app […]

CASEY ANTHONY APP A HIT ON APPLE’S ITUNES

June 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A 99-cent Casey Anthony trial app developed by an NBC affiliate in Orlando, FL, where the trial is being held, became the No. 1 news app on Apple’s iTunes store last weekend and now resides at No. 2, according to a report by Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab. The success is particularly remarkable given the fact […]

VIACOM SUES CABLEVISION OVER IPAD APP

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Viacom on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Cablevision, the cable company that primarily serves the New York City region, for its app that allows viewers to watch television programs on their iPads at home, effectively turning them into an additional TV screen. Although Viacom and Cablevision have been discussing Viacom’s complaints — that such use […]

NBC NEWS LAUNCHES IPAD APP

May 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS News may have been first when it came to developing an app for the iPad that allows users to watch its news coverage on demand, but NBC, which boasts nearly twice the number of viewers for its nightly newscast, has now developed a similar app that anchor Brian Williams describes this way: “This app […]

CABLEVISION TO OFFER ALL ITS CONTENT ON IPAD APP

April 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Setting itself up for what will almost certainly be a legal battle with content providers, Cablevision has released a new app for Apple iPads that will allow users to watch all the content that they receive via cable on them. Content providers contend that such use is not covered under their agreements with cable companies. […]

VOLVO SPONSORS IPAD BASEBALL

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Volvo has gone to bat for baseball fans by providing them with free access to live games on Apple devices for the first month of the season, beginning today (Friday). (Owners of the devices will still have to purchase the $14.95 MLB.com At Bat app to view the games.) Ordinarily a month of “out of […]

TIME WARNER’S IPAD APP: TOO SUCCESSFUL

March 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Response to Time Warner Cable’s new iPad app, which allows TWC’s subscribers access to 32 channels on their tablet devices, was so overwhelming when it debuted on Tuesday that the demand crashed the cable company’s servers, the company acknowledged Wednesday. TWC was able to restore service by removing 17 of those channels from the system […]

TSUNAMI SWEEPS OVER TV

March 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Japan’s NHK network has provided gripping coverage of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country early on (Friday). Throughout the day, NHK tracked the devastating progress of the deluge, showing the massive tidal wave carrying boats onto farmlands, sweeping up homes and cars — and people — and carrying them away. The television network […]

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