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APPLETV GETTING AN UPGRADE

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In addition to unveiling its new, higher-resolution iPad on Wednesday, Apple also disclosed that it is upgrading its AppleTV settop box so that it can produce true 1080p HDTV. More significantly perhaps, it said that users of the device will be able to sign up for Netflix’s streaming service and pay their monthly subscription fees […]

APPLE UNVEILS LATEST IPAD

March 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple today (Wednesday) unveiled its latest iPad, featuring a high-definition “retina” screen that could provide a dynamic boost for mobile video. It will become available beginning March 16. (Orders will be taken beginning today.) Apple chief Tim Cook, displaying the company’s latest tablet device, commented, “Everyone’s been wondering who will come out with a tablet […]

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 […]

DISH TO OFFER ANY SHOW AT ANY TIME (Updated)

January 9, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Satellite operator DISH Network has unveiled a new DVR at the CES convention in Las Vegas that will automatically record every primetime show on the four major television networks and hold them for later viewing for as long as eight days. The DVR, called Hopper, will sport 2 TBs (terabytes) of storage, half of which […]

NETFLIX RELEASES NEW, IMPROVED IPAD APP

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to win back some of the 800.000 Netflix subscribers who fled after the company upped its prices for those wanting to rent movies via the mail and via online streaming, the online video renter on Wednesday unveiled a fully overhauled app for the iPad, which has received positive reviews from consumer technology sites. “The […]

ADOBE DROPPING ITS FLASH VIDEO FOR SMARTPHONES

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that would have brought a smile to the face of Steve Jobs had he been alive, Adobe has revealed it is abandoning its Flash video player for mobile devices. Jobs had refused to include the player in his iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices on the grounds that it sucked up too […]

STUDY SAYS IPAD OWNERS USE THEM TO “UNTETHER” TV

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Consumers are increasingly using the iPad principally to ‘untether” television, according to an ABC survey reported by MediaPost.com. ABC, with its ABC Player app, was the first television network to offer full-length, ad-supported episodes of its shows on the iPad. Summarizing the results of the survey, MediaPost remarked, “The micro-mobility iPad trend is simply a […]

AMAZON ENTERS RING AGAINST APPLE

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Amazon today (Wednesday) unveiled its new electronic tablet, the Kindle Fire, which analysts said may give Apple’s iPad its biggest challenge to date. The device, which can stream thousands of movies and TV shows from Amazon’s extensive catalog via a wi-fi connection, is priced at just $199 — far lower than the cheapest iPad, which […]

WEBSITE LAUNCHES A KIND OF MOVIE “TRIVIAL PURSUIT” APP

September 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The popular Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which claims that its iPhone and iPad app has already been installed on 15 million devices since 2009 and its Android app on 10 million more since 2010, has launched a new movie and TV trivia app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. In a statement, IMDb founder and […]

NBC PUTS ITS SHOWS ON THE IPAD

September 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

NBC is receiving cheers from iPad users but jeers from some industry analysts for quietly launching an app that makes full episodes of all of its shows available on demand — free. Persons who have discovered the app on the iTunes Store have hailed it with such accolades as “This is now a 5 star […]

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