NewTeeVee is reporting that the next generation Apple TV will have 99-cent episode streaming for your favorite television shows. The site's sources say that Apple is attempting to sway TV programmers into offering their popular shows for less than a buck each. The program would work in the same way that iTunes works now; every episode will have a 30 day expiration date, and once the episode begins the user will have 24 hours to finish it up before it expires.
If you thought Pandora was your only option for a multitasking, background playing music app, you're seriously going to love this news. Both Last.fm and Spotify have announced that their app updates include iOS 4 support and background listening.
Word on the street is that the premium Hulu service that's been around the rumor mill is now officially happening. Hulu Plus will be a 10$ a month service with entire seasons of shows available in limited quantities (along the lines of the same model that Hulu has now) and other programming that the web-streaming service has available. This service will include an iPod touch and and iPad app, which will enable streaming over WiFi or 3G, and support for televisions and Blu-ray players from companies like Vizio and Sony, as well as consoles like the PS3 and the XBOX360.
You might be familiar with Sonos’ high-quality music gear, which lets
you stream tunes anywhere in your home over its own Wi-Fi network. The
new S5 is a set of self-contained powered speakers that can expand an
existing system or serve as the starting point for a new one.
Intriguingly, the S5 lets you take a pass on Sonos’ effective (but
pricey!) $349 dedicated remote, offering a free iPhone app to control
all your Sonos gear.
It’s no secret that Apple’s iTunes software is widely considered to be a bloated beast written on top of ancient code. For all of its great features and continual update, the Mac version of iTunes is often more sluggish and slow than its Windows counterpart. But that may soon be changing, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.
With new smartphone models hitting the stores left and right, it seems someone might just be angling for a little attention for their "iPhone Killer."
Emblaze Ltd., the Israeli company well-known for their years of work in streaming media, has decided, hot on the heels of releasing their new smartphone, that it was also time to hit Cupertino with a little legal action.