Wow, it’s hard to believe that another Friday is here and with Halloween behind us, everyone is looking ahead to the holiday season already. Apple is likely done with the exciting releases for the year (aside from iTunes Match and a few software updates), but that hardly means the internet is quiet -- just the opposite, there’s plenty to chatter about for this Friday, November 4, 2011.
What do you do on your iPad these days? Do you play games? Keep track of your finances? Surf the web? And does anyone actually use that euphemism anymore? It feels like it's getting pretty dated…
And you know what else is dated? Watching television on your TV. Yes, folks, the cool way to keep track of your favorite shows is to prop up the iPad on your knees while you're in bed and doze off to the sweet sounds of Meredith Grey's constant whining on Grey's Anatomy. And while you might know about ABC, NBC, HBO and TBS's official apps for the iPad, here are a few other free apps that exist just for your entertainment.
The official start of the fall season may be September 23 on the calendar, but don’t tell that to the major television networks, who have already started rolling out season premieres for new and returning shows alike. If you’ve already cut the cord on your cable or satellite bill, fear not -- here’s how to find all your favorite shows online, many without paying a dime beyond your internet connection.
Just ahead of this year’s season premieres, NBC has finally joined ABC in offering full episodes on their iPad app. Didn’t know there was a free NBC iPad app? That’s probably because there were no full episodes available for streaming until this week, when you can watch the last five episodes.
What seemed like one of the major selling points of the Apple TV has now been taken away from the popular set-top box. Apple has removed the ability to rent 99-cent shows. You can no longer find the option to rent shows from the Apple TV menu screen.