Since it's debut this past July, Flipboard has been making sure that users of the iPad application always have something fresh to read available, with content delivered from a number of popular online sources and linked material from the user's Twitter and Facebook friends. Thanks to Flipboard's innovative approach to content aggregation, it quickly became one of the most popular free news readers available in the iTunes App Store, boasting scads of satisfied users and a large number of glowing reviews. However, up until now, Flipboard has suffered from the same issue plaguing the majority of other iOS-based content aggregation applications: a lack of support from many of the major media outlets that it draws its content from. This means that while you could, for example, have headline-worthy content from the New York Times collected by Flipboard, you wouldn't be able to read more than a few lines of the story.
If a story posted today has it right, all of that could be about to change.
A massive iTunes library is great for pumpin' up the jams at home, but what if you want to take those tunes out on the road with you? If you've got two main Macs, but only your desktop is loaded with all those awesome b-sides, maybe it's time to consider setting up a NAS to get your iTunes library synced across all your systems. While Apple does include a Home Sharing feature, it doesn't work when you're far away from your headquarters.
And that’s where MediaRover comes in: this little piece of software enables you to have your iTunes library sync across your entire home network. So, when you bring your MacBook home, MediaRover will automatically sync with any NAS device on your network.
If you’ve had the nagging feeling that Apple gets more than its fair share of media attention (and we’re not counting this site, naturally), a new report claims that it’s totally true. But how much does Cupertino dominate the news, and how did this happen?
Grab the popcorn. Dim the lights. But forget about DVDs or on demand--the smartest, cheapest way to enjoy a treasure trove of high-def movies and TV is streaming them from your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Our in-depth guide makes setup a cinch no matter how you tune in.
Our trusty TiVos can’t be everywhere at once. Sometimes, something great will happen that we didn’t record, and we won’t catch the snappy references at the next day’s staff meeting. For instance, did you see Neil Young sing the “Double Rainbow” song? For missed moments like these, Hulu Plus serves up a massive roster of TV shows and a smattering of movies to quell our pop-culture needs. You’ll be able to quote lines from old favorites--“It’s a floor wax and a dessert topping”--and recent hits. But before you mumble, “I want to go to there,” be warned that Hulu Plus still might leave you out of the loop at that meeting. In spite of the great iPad and iPhone apps, it omits certain episodes and other crucial features.
Just when many thought print media was going the way of the dodo, Apple released the iPad and suddenly content is exploding from every direction in the universe. From magazines, to newspapers, to television networks, the iPad seems to be the go-to device for delivering content these days, but Apple may have a few tricks up its sleeves when it comes to newspaper subscriptions and the iPad.
We've heard a few rumors about Google Music in the past, but the New York Post believes that Google could be in "accelerated" discussions with music companies to make Google Music a reality sooner than later. As Apple touts at many keynote addresses, iTunes currently holds 28% market share of the digital music download business. With Google Music, it is rumored that the search engine giant could grab some of that market share for its self.
Apple TV is coming back and it will most definitely be the best it has ever been. Engadget has received a tip that the new Apple TV will tie in greatly with Apple's mobile offerings--think iPad and iPhone. Additionally, rumors are circulating that the innards of the device will greatly emulate that of the iPhone 4, meaning it might come equipped with an A4 processor and a smaller amount of flash storage--like a limited 16GB. The device will also be capable of a full 1080p, and the size of it is actually quite small with only a power socket and a video out.
Electronista reports that Wearable began shipping
their AirStash wireless flash drive today. Those concerned about the
lack of an SD card slot now have a highly portable way of accessing
media on SD/SDHC cards wirelessly.