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IPHONE IS KILLING MOVIES, SAYS NY FILM CRITIC

October 8, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

In an opinion piece that appeared in the New York Post‘s Sunday edition, the newspaper’s film critic Kyle Smith made the case that the iPhone is quickly destroying the experience of going to the movies. Smith commented that until the advent of the device, “a trip to the movies … was just about the last […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DEVICE TURNS SMARTPHONES INTO REMOTES FOR INTERNET TV

September 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Netgear, best known for its home Internet routers, plans to introduce yet another settop box to enable owners of older-model TV sets to watch streaming video via the Internet. (Most newer models have such capability already built in.) What distinguishes the new device, the NeoTV Streaming Player, is that it uses either Apple’s iPhone or […]

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