First announced back in early October, Infuse 2 has finally hit the App Store with a fresh new iOS 7 look and feel and a host of welcome new features including the ability to stream from other devices.
They say the only good bug is a dead one, and the folks at Plex would seem to agree. On the heels of a big Android update, the existing iOS app gets some love to speed things up and stomp out those pesky bugs.
Anyone over the age of 30 can remember a time when watching television wasn’t the delightful experience it is today; rather, it was a frustrating, tedious task involving dials and antennas. We’d forgotten just how awful the whole ordeal was until we spent time with TiviFlow, an app about as worthwhile as a pair of foil-wrapped rabbit ears. TiviFlow hails itself as a sort of souped-up iTunes library for TV shows that isn’t limited to QuickTime and MPEG-4 files. Unfortunately, the app never came close to working well enough to actually consider it as an iTunes replacement.
The Apple TV may continue to be a hobby for Apple, but it’s serious business for the folks at FireCore, LLC who offer the Seas0nPass and aTV Flash tools, which make it possible to make the little media player boxes learn some new tricks. The company has just pushed out aTV Flash (black) version 1.3, adding automated firmware backups and a host of new features.
Tuesday, October 11 may not mean much when the real action is set to arrive tomorrow with iOS 5 and iCloud, but there are a few components that will need to be updated on your Mac before that magic arrives. One of them is an update to iTunes, which has just hit Apple’s website and is ready for your downloading pleasure.
Second-generation Apple TV users, your little black box just got a lot cooler. FireCore has just pushed out a beta 7 update to its popular aTV Flash (black), which brings a host of new abilities to Apple’s otherwise locked-down media streamer -- including cloud backups for third-party settings, music playback and metadata views.
There's an app for that. And an app for that. And an app for that. And pretty soon your iPad is packed with apps that do just one thing really well. Take e-readers. Kindle is good, if you buy their format exclusively, but it’s not so hot for anything else. Stanza handles most e-books, but CBR- and CBZ-formatted e-books are a bit blurry, and PDFs lack decent controls. GoodReader is brilliant for PDFs and several other formats, but EPUB files don’t make the cut. And you could say the same for other media.
If only there were one VLC-style, Swiss Army knife app for all digital media. Well, Zen Viewer HD aims to be that app.