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DISH TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS: HBO OR IPAD?

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

DISH, the satellite TV provider, which, like its cable competitors, has generally offered new subscribers big discounts for pay-TV channels, will, effective on May 22, begin offering them an alternative choice: a free Apple iPad for use with its Hopper and Sling technology (with a 24-month contract). DISH customers will thus be able to watch […]

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 […]

APPROVAL OF BITTORRENT APPS A MISTAKE, SAYS APPLE

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple now says that its decision to approve two BitTorrent apps for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch was a mistake. The approval, reported last week by TorrentFreak.com and duly noted here, was regarded as a significant departure from Apple’s previous policy of rejecting any app that had any connection at all to the […]

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 […]

YOUTUBE WON’T COME PRELOADED ON APPLE DEVICES ANYMORE

August 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With Google’s YouTube increasing the number of full-length movies and television shows on its service, it has opted out of its deal with Apple, which has offered a YouTube app preloaded on the home screens of all of its iOS devices, including the iPhone and the iPad, on condition that no advertising be displayed. According […]

WALL ST. JOURNAL HAILS DILLER’S AEREO TV SERVICE

July 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Barry Diller’s new Aereo service, which allows users to watch live or recorded broadcasts on some mobile devices, has received an enthusiastic thumbs up from Wall Street Journal technical writer Katherine Boehret. “It has a thoughtful, clean user interface that works well on the iPad, where I tested it most. And its video quality is […]

STUDY: SETTOP BOXES TO BE REPLACED BY SMARTPHONES, TABLETS, ETC.

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Those settop boxes used to access movies and other content on TV sets from pay TV channels and the Internet may be going the way of the audio cassette recorder and the VCR, according to a new study by media researchers IHS Screen Digest. Use of those devices will likely drop more than 31 percent […]

MORE THAN HALF OF IPAD OWNERS WATCH VIDEO

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Suggesting that size really does matter, a new study by comScore has revealed that 53 percent of iPad and other tablet users watch video or TV shows on their device at least once a month versus 20 percent of smartphone users. In addition, 19.9 percent of the tablet users said that they watched video content […]

STUDY: KINDLE FIRE SALES PLUMMET

May 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

John Paczkowski of All Things D, part of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, posted a column on Thursday illustrated by a drawing from the comic online greeting card company Someecards.com showing a child holding an electronic tablet on his knee. The caption reads: “The Kindle Fire is perfect for watching movie versions of books […]

NIELSEN WILL RATE IPAD USAGE

March 29, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Tens of millions of Americans have purchased Apple’s iPad digital tablet, and all of the major television networks have designed free apps for it to allow users to access a limited number of their TV shows. But so far no one is quite sure how many people are actually using those apps, which programs are […]

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